Chels Wears: A Plus-Size "Don't"

Chambray: WalMart | Crop Top: American Eagle | Necklace: Urban Outfitters | Bracelet: Charlotte Russe
Pants: Target | Sneaker Wedges: UrbanOG

Okay. So I know that a lot of readers come to this space because I'm known as a plus-size girl with a plus-sized confidence. But I will let you in on some truth. I was worried about wearing this outfit.

I love the crop top trend, I think it is so fun and perfect for warmer weather. I have at least five crop tops, though I usually only wear them around the house or as a cover up for the beach/pool. And I also love high waisted pants because they make you look extra curvy. But as a plus-sized women, I have been told multiple times that both of these are a fashion "don't" for women like me. So I was nervous when I realized that I was putting this outfit together and actually liked it. Showing my stomach in public is not really my forte. Not just because I'm a bigger girl, but because I usually stay more on the modest side in general.

However, to be real honest. I actually like this look. I think it's sassy. I think it's a great way to show off my sneaker wedges for the first time. The only thing that I don't like is that I don't think my butt looks as cute as it normally does in any of these pictures and I seriously need a tan. But besides those two things, I don't hate it. Will I wear it again? Maybe. But I don't repeat outfits often anyway so that's not a good judgement. I guess what I'm saying is, I lacked the normal confidence I always have naturally with my clothes when I first put this outfit together. But if I don't push myself out of my own comfort zone, who would? And who will be there to tell little chubby girls that they are beautiful and can wear whatever they want to, if I'm not? Because that's really what this outfit comes down to. I was always told not to wear these things because I'm fat. But I know I'm beautiful and I appreciate my body as it is, flaws and all, so I wore these pieces anyway. Because if you ask me, I'm still rocking this look just as well as any skinny girl would. And I want younger chubby girls to know they can do the same. I don't want them to grow up in a world that tells them they cannot wear something. I want them to love fashion and love mixing different pieces together. I have always loved to do that. So why would I let a couple fat girl fashion "don'ts" stop me from doing what I love? What do you think?


  1. Honestly, I think that you should wear what you want- any person should- and there are times and places for it. Unless you are at the office, going to an interview, or at church (though I'm not a church-going person), then I think it's okay. And, even if it wasn't, people still have the freedom to do it, but if it's considered "inappropriate" at the time, i.e., at work or in a particular establishment, then they need to be prepared to hear things they may not like hearing. Really, in this country, we have the freedom to wear what we want. Although I must say that the downside to freedom- which may not really be a downside-, to including blogging, or just life in general, is that we have to be prepared for the criticism we receive when we do things that other people don't agree with. It's just how life is, and I believe that it develops resilience and makes us stronger when things hurt us or don't go our way.

    On another note, I think the outfit is "you" and reflects your personality well. Even though part of your torso is exposed, it's still mostly covered. I am starting to like those shoes seeing other people wear them so often, and, of course, I love chambray! I think it's nice seeing this other aspect of your style. =) -Jess L

  2. High five, sister!! Wear what you feel comfortable in regardless of the "fashion rules". To me there are no rules when it comes to dressing as long as you feel confident! I think you look adorable and proud of you for stepping outside the box!!

  3. This outfit is definitely sassy! I love that you wore this! Fashion don't be damned! I also love your pink sneakers!

  4. I think you look great - the midriff and the sneakers are just the right combination of sporty chic! Super sassy :)

  5. Thanks, Jess! I agree. I would never wear this kind of outfit to work or church but know that even wearing it casually brings the idea that criticism is out there. But I'm ready to take it on lol

  6. You look great!! Everything from head to toe looks great on you. You definitely killed (in a good way) the crop top trend :). I say this is a fashion "do".

  7. I think you look good but I am not a fan of crop tops in general on any body top! They just aren't my trend of choice! Maybe I am too old lady for it! ha! But, I am a fan of wearing what you want and makes you feel good!

  8. Awe, Rachel! You are not an old lady lol

  9. Those shoes, though, love!

    Do you Chelsea :)

    Tiffany Ima
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