I love fashion. However, there’s not much in the way of plus-size fashion for bigger gals. I turn to other plus-size bloggers to see what they are wearing and draw inspiration from them. Needless to say, I’ve not been as comfortable in front of the lens, so none my looks are here… yet. I’m slowly working up the nerve, but it takes time, and chutzpah.
One of my favorite spots to curate my favorite plus-size fashion is on Pinterest. It’s just the right spot to house everything, so I can return to it over and over again as I’m staring in my closet wondering what look I want to put together.
Chutzpah noun \ˈhu̇t-spə, ˈḵu̇t-, -(ˌ)spä\ : personal confidence or courage that allows someone to do or say things that may seem shocking to others
After all, what is more shocking in this day and age than a fashionable plus-size woman. For years, we’ve been relegated to the muumuu, horrendous sweat pant outfits, or polyester pants suits. Let me say it and say it now, just because we don’t match societal expectations, we don’t want look bad.
I grew up reading and subscribing to Vogue, and while Anna Wintour might turn her nose up at me, it doesn’t mean I don’t, and can’t, appreciate fashion. Haute Couture, while I’ll never wear it, is an art form I appreciate as much I would a Monet/Manet/Ver Meer/Picasso, etc. The craftspeople who create these works from a sketch, adding thousands of intricate details by hand and spending hundreds of hours are them are truly skilled artisans who are hidden behind a logo and a designer. Yet, there work is there, a skill slowly being lost in today’s fast food style industry clothing. (In one season, toss it the next.)
One day you’ll see me stepping out from behind the camera and in front of it. I’m working on my own personal chutzpah. For now, I wear it as I walk down the street. The next step is to wear it for you. For now, I’ll share some of my favorite plus-size looks by others.