Okay, fat people, what are you wearing in this heat??

(104 Posts)

People, I am fat, and hardly any of my summer clothes fit me. I need to keep my arms and lower legs covered (psoriasis, varicose veins). I am wearing jeans and long sleeved shirts, and I feel huge, hot and horrible. What can I wear??? I have ordered a couple of maxi dresses and shrugs to cover my arms. What else? I went in Evans the other day but the huge display of polyester smocks was just depressing.

Meanwhile I am digging out my zoe harcombe book in hopes of a quick detox but know it will not work miracles.

Any advice welcome!

VegPatchLurker Sat 06-Jul-13 20:45:44

Leggings and tunics
leggings and dresses

sumbawa Sat 06-Jul-13 20:46:17

Linen trousers and shirts? Cooler and lighter.

MummyMastodon Sat 06-Jul-13 20:49:10

maxi skirts and t-shirts

FattyMcChubster Sat 06-Jul-13 20:52:11

Just to warn you, I wore a maxi dress today and the sweat was pouring down my legs. Was far too shock to sit down incase I ended up with sweat patches. Had to discreetly waft dress confusedblush

Wandastartup Sat 06-Jul-13 20:54:13

Cropped leggings and short sleeved tunic( size 16-18)

Wandastartup Sat 06-Jul-13 20:55:06

Linen trousers are great- really comfortable and cool.

GoingUpInTheWorld Sat 06-Jul-13 20:56:23

Im having a big problem with clothes this summer.

Im wearing jeggings, boots as sandles dont give me enough support (ive got flat feet) and t shirts.

I am boiling!!!

Im wearing a coat at any opportunity as i dont like people seeing my spare tyres etc.

I cant wear dresses as my thighs rub together when i take a few steps forward.

Im 5 stone over weight. I hate summer for this reason

Cotton leggings or cycle shorts under dresses to eliminate rub

Corygal Sat 06-Jul-13 20:59:55

Maxi dresses in colours that don't show sweat - eg navy.

Wearing scent keeps you feeling nicer all day, too.

FattyMcChubster Sat 06-Jul-13 21:13:44

Cory, I find all colours show sweat to some extent and I just can't bear the though of having looked like I've pissed myself! Underarms are bad enough but when your fanny and arse are sweating...hmm

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 06-Jul-13 21:16:14

I'm a 16 but used to be bigger.

Linen or cotton and linen mix trousers - sainsbury's have them for £16 which I think is pretty good.

Either a vest top, or a loose longer sleeved top in cotton.

Comfort shorts (Evans) under skirts and dresses.

Whoever was wearing boots for support, have you tried Merrel sandals? Not the height of style, but better than normal sandals by a mile and cool.

mumofthemonsters808 Sat 06-Jul-13 21:27:29

My friends big and she always looks lovely in summer. Lots of linen trousers (she goes for white) and colourful t-shirts or tunics.

I was a size 16 and had recently given birth when I moved to humid tropical country.

Linen trousers - had ten pairs cheap from supermarket in white, cream, navy, khaki and grey, (skirts/dresses meant chafing thighs, cycle shorts too hot), dark coloured or bold patterned, worn with fitted short sleeve shirts or blouses to the hips, or
tunic tops with deep v neck and elbow length sleeves in dark colours, slightly fitted, with pretty sandals/wedges in bright colours, big/long chunky statement necklace. Plus a paper Japanese fan in my handbag was my everyday wear.

...dark coloured or bold patterned maxi skirts,

Sorry missed a word

rockybalboa Sat 06-Jul-13 21:37:53

Linen trousers and floaty lightweight tops?

nancy75 Sat 06-Jul-13 22:03:22

Get your arms and legs out! I'm a fatty, today I wore a Boden knee length dress with short sleeves. If you feel self conscious go and have a good fake tan, paint your nails and do your hair. If you look groomed people don't notice that your legs are not perfect

Mockingcurl Sat 06-Jul-13 22:12:27

Ever increasing size 18 sad
Today I am wearing a knee length cotton tea dress, navy cropped leggings and Birkenstocks.
I also wear cotton skirts with leggings or linen trousers and cotton tunics.
Put your hair up, put on some make up and loads of jewellery.
I second the Merrell sandals. I have flat feet, puffy ankles and arthritis. These are the sandals I wear in extreme heat abroad. They are v comfortable. Although the Birkenstocks are just as good.

pourmeanotherglass Sat 06-Jul-13 22:55:38

Today I'm wearing an ankle length blue/purple/green skirt from Debenhams, with a white t-shirt.
Yesterday, I went out on my bike, in long denim shorts/Tshirt.
I love my comfy walking sandals (from mountain warehouse) and wear those if I'm walking any distance. I have really wide feet, so struggle to find sandals that are smart/feminine but don't rub.

lubeybooby Sat 06-Jul-13 22:58:52

Currently ballet pumps and my knickers. soooooooooo hot.

when I went out earlier I wore cropped leggings and a strappy top. If people don't like it they don't have to look... I will be comfortable!

Fairylea Sat 06-Jul-13 23:11:28

Dresses with patterns. They don't show sweat as much as it could be a darker part of the pattern!

auldspinster Sun 07-Jul-13 11:34:59

Strong antipersprant on thighs to stop rubbing and linen skirts or long shorts.

I've just bought this dress and have been wearing it almost every day. It is really thin cotton and is beyond comfortable - I couldn't recommend it highly enough. In fact I'm sulkign that it doesnt come in other colours! I know you said that you don't want to show your arms and legs but I think you ought to try and get over this for the sake of feeling comfy. I used to feel like that (I have varicose veins too) but the wonderful feeling of actually being cool for once is much better than the embarrassment of showing my awful flabby arms and blotchy legs!

bootsycollins Sun 07-Jul-13 11:46:56

Hair up in messy doo, sunglasses, bangles and leggings and loose tops mostly, I'm fat but my feet are beautifully manicured smile

bootsycollins Sun 07-Jul-13 11:47:48

Lady Mitchum is half price in Morrisons at the moment, it's fab!

StUmbrageinSkelt Sun 07-Jul-13 11:51:12

I live in the subtropics and am very portly. I live in cotton skirts, cotton tshirts and 3b cream. The stuff is magic for stopping chafing and stopping rashes.

Kormachameleon Sun 07-Jul-13 11:55:22

And where are you all shopping for these items ?

katydid02 Sun 07-Jul-13 12:00:46

cotton or linen trousers and cotton t-shirts.
I've got a couple of maxi dresses, not sure if that was a mistake now as I've not worn them yet; will I be regretting it when I go on holiday?

MadameJosephine Sun 07-Jul-13 12:18:29

I love this thread, I thought I was the only one who worried about standing up and leaving sweat marks from my sweaty arse! I am not alone smile

Today I am wearing a long tiered patterned skirt and a loose cotton top but I also do the tunics/dresses with leggings or linen trousers with tshirt/vests. Am a sort arse so tend to avoid maxi dresses

MadameJosephine Sun 07-Jul-13 12:19:02

*short arse

Lovely floaty maxi skirts and dresses (I'm 5'10" and size 16) worn with little bolero shrugs to hide batwings and and/or fine-knit long cardis to hide bum. Pretty flat strappy sandals and a nice pedicure!

I've lost some weight this year, but discovered the joys of wearing loose (go up a size) lycra-mix cycling shorts instead of knickers under maxis when I was very heavy a couple of years ago. They are hideous and grannyish but OMG they are SO comfy! You can walk for miles without sweaty thighs rubbing together and chafing! They also absorb sweat from around the nether parts, so no incriminating damp patches either.

WhoNickedMyName Sun 07-Jul-13 13:25:41

Just get those arms and legs out people!!

Out in Liverpool yesterday and there were women from size 6 to size 36 wearing all kinds ranging from shorts and vests to full on jeans/leggings with long sleeved tops.

The ones that looked most uncomfortable were the women covered up from head to toe, and the ones looking cool and lovely were all in shorts and dresses, no matter what their size.

colditz Sun 07-Jul-13 13:32:22

Chopped off leggings under skirts are dresses. Very thin harem pants things, they're surprisingly cool

LizzyDay Sun 07-Jul-13 19:40:47

I second / third the anti-perspirant between the thighs thing. Roll / spray liberally along pant line and wherever thighs touch. Have a rash / rub / puddle free day.

And I do like leggings under dresses - they are like groovy modern day modesty bloomers.

Bunbaker Sun 07-Jul-13 19:48:44

I thought that exposing psoriasis to the sun was good for it?

Loose clothing is key. I wore a tight vest top yesterday and felt much cooler when I changed into a loose one. Obvious I know, but it really does make a difference. The idea of wearing leggings/jeggings/skinny jeans in this heat is not worth contemplating.

I agree with WhoNickedMyName. Does it really matter if you show those arms and legs off? If you are overweight you will still look overweight covered up, so why not be cool and comfortable?

LizzyDay Sun 07-Jul-13 20:06:55

Oddly I can't wear vest tops in the heat - my armpits get seriously mingy unless there's a layer of cotton covering them. Is it just me? confused

Maybe I should grow my armpit hair and that would do instead.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 07-Jul-13 20:11:51

For people wearing tunics or dresses where did you get them from I'm desperately trying to find any with little sleeves I refuse to get the very tops of my arms out

I'm fat - wore these lightweight cropped trousers today with a short sleeved fitted but not tight coral cotton tshirt and felt as cool as I could have been really.

You could have a few pairs of trousers like that in different colours and some tshirts like this, or for something a bit smarter some chino-type trousers rolled up at the ankles, wedge sandals and a fitted cotton shirt, three quarter length sleeves or rolled up, like this.

Midi or maxi dresses in cotton with cotton cycling shorts underneath, a little thin cardi if it's sleeveless and you don't want to show the tops of your arms.

Fairylea Sun 07-Jul-13 20:40:43

Wishful - try yours clothing. Lots of tunics and slightly longer dresses. Yes there are some frumpy things but I love lots of their things and their leggings especially are lovely smile

Skinheadmermaid Sun 07-Jul-13 21:35:44

palazzo pants?
You could wear them with a camisole or vest?
And nice sandals or wedge heels?

Bonkerz Sun 07-Jul-13 21:37:25

Get yourself on yours.co.uk and purchase some longline tops and crop leggings. Better fit and quality than Evans and a lot cheaper

katydid02 Sun 07-Jul-13 21:47:36

Amazon sell stuff from yours.co.uk

katydid02 Sun 07-Jul-13 21:53:39

After reading this thread I threw caution to the wind and wore the maxi dress that I got for my holiday; I thought I looked terrible but I got three compliments smile smile
Be brave ladies and wear what you fancy.

starfishmummy Sun 07-Jul-13 21:57:29

Cotton trousers and a short sleeve tunic.which doesn't go with them!
Just in house and garden, if I was in public it would be linen skirt (long) and tee shirt

Selks Sun 07-Jul-13 22:03:56

I've been wearing this dress today, with flat strappy sandals and sunnies. Was with friends sat outside a riverside pub and got loads of compliments (makes a change, ha).

Selks Sun 07-Jul-13 22:06:37

oh and it looks much nicer on than in the pic...kind of shapely but not clingy and is very comfy.

Used deodorant on my inner thighs to prevent chafing - can't bear those 'comfort shorts' - too sweaty.

Im a 22-24 - today i wore a floaty yellow strappy vest top thing and some 3/4 length black pants - it was lovely and cool (well it was until i got 2nd degree sun burn) but for work i wear slightly bigger vest tops with either leggings, rolled up or cargo pants which can be rolled up to 3/4 length or above the knee.

I tried a maxi once - never again! Im basically 5ft3 so i just looked like a gazebo, i do have a nice waterfall dress thing that i wear for special occasions and i also have a couple of pairs of shorts i wear in the garden/at my parents house - i find if i keep my feet cool im alright so lots of sandals/flip flops/bare feet

valiumredhead Sun 07-Jul-13 22:16:45

fairy lovely clothes in Yours this summersmile lots of pretty cotton gypsy tops and cotton skirts.

polyhymnia Sun 07-Jul-13 22:25:32

In Rome at moment - even hotter than here. Have several really nice short-sleeved cotton dresses from Boden ( not the big bright patterns) - and thy are so cool .
Wear M and S Cool C

polyhymnia Sun 07-Jul-13 22:29:34

Sorry ! Cool Comfort slip under.
Lanacane stops any rubbed legs. On feet a pedicure and thick-soled ( to cope with cobbles) but smart sandals.
I like summer and sun and light clothes much better than winter.

polyhymnia Sun 07-Jul-13 22:31:00

Sorry again. In first post 'here' should have been there!

aturtlenamedmack Sun 07-Jul-13 22:43:51

Dresses with thin tshirts under or over, either knee length or maxi, nothing on my legs. Talc for the chub rub.
Billowey tops with longish shorts (not hot pants).
Knee length skirts with t shirts or vests tucked in.
Jersey dresses with bare legs.
Tea dresses with bare legs.
My legs are one of the only bits of I feel comfortable getting out but of you don't then thin leggins in bright colours look lovely under dresses skirts and tunics.
Try not to worry too much about what other people think and wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident and wear it with attitude.
If you like blogs and are looking for a bit of inspirations then google some Fationista blogs for gorgeous clothes, inspirational women and a body positive message.

PowderMum Sun 07-Jul-13 23:09:26

I'm a size 18, today I wore a pair of knee length shorts and my tanking top, plus a vets top over when not in the garden and flip flops.
For work I either wear my tailored trousers with smart wedge sandals and a sort blouse or lond skirts with matching tops.

Fir casual I have many pairs of linen trousers with smart fitted vest and normal t shirt style tops and a couple of knee length dresses.

Never worn leggings and don't seem to be troubled by thigh rub. I find fitted better than floaty as they just hang off my oversized bust and look like tents.

Feet always sandals in the summer, flip flops, flats or wedges.

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 07-Jul-13 23:13:02

Before I say this - I'm a chubber. Today we say loads of fat women in maxi dresses. Not one looked good, in fact almost all looked a bloody mess. It really is a joke now, fatties and maxi dresses.

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Sun 07-Jul-13 23:14:44

Just wear a cotton sundress, whatever you're comfortable in. You're seriously going to sweat it out in jeans so as not to offend the eyes of random passers-by?

I myself am fat and eczema-y; I'm unlikely to get much thinner and I'm very unlikely to get less eczema-y, so you've just got to live your life, right?
So just wear what you want. Personally, I'd draw the line at walking down the high street in a string bikini... but if that's what floats your boat <shrug> grin

aturtlenamedmack Sun 07-Jul-13 23:23:08

It doesn't really matter if you think they look good, if they felt confident and comfortable then fuck flattering, they should wear what they want.
Sticking to a strict set of prescriptive rules about how fat people should dress to flatter or hide their figure is bullshit, fat people should be able to experiment and enjoy fashion just as much as everyone else can. It shouldn't be about looking as inoffensive as possible to everyone else.
If they liked it, liked themselves in it, felt good, were cool and comfortable then why shouldn't they wear it. Be it a maxi or a mini.

Maxi skirts with comfort shorts underneath, vest tops, cardigans (i burn ridiculously easily) skinnies with vests and sandals, skirts with leggings, loose cut t-shirts and flip flops. Basically, whatever I want. As long as I'm comfortable and I'm not exposing myself indecently, I do not give a rats arse about what other people think of what I'm wearing. The only thing I don't wear is shorts of any kind as they just don't suit me.

trinity0097 Mon 08-Jul-13 05:12:25

Always wear a large panty liner in hot weather to help avoid the stand up and leave a sweaty mark situation!

I always wear cycle shorts under skirts/dresses, I find it cooler than no shots as I stay dry and have less skin on skin to get hot!

katydid02 Mon 08-Jul-13 07:30:13

Thanks onesleep, so much for me finally plucking up the courage to wear a dress. They are going to the charity shop this morning.

aturtlenamedmack Mon 08-Jul-13 07:37:05

I really hope you're kidding sad
Don't let anyone prevent you from wearing exactly what you want because they are the self appointed fashion police.
If you like it, wear it and think about all the positive messages on this thread rather that the negative.

I too hope you're kidding katy don't be put of something you like because of someone else.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 08-Jul-13 08:09:54

selks love that dress do their sizes tend to be true to size?

Jeez Katy take no notice. Wear what you like. I say this as a fat shortarse. My fave dresses are calf length on normal peeps, ankle length on moi. I wear leggings, crop ones, any above the knee roll up my legs bizarrely hmm

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 08:53:44

one sleep shame they didn't realise that they were actually on a fashion catwalk instead of out living their lives and trying to keep coolhmm

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 08:56:09

Katy why are you worried about some twat's opinion on the internet of all places?! I'd cover myself in marmite atm if it meant I was coolgrin

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 08:56:26


Onesleeptillwembley Mon 08-Jul-13 09:00:49

Oh grow up. My opinion is just as valid as anyone's. if you don't like, fair enough, but don't get all PA about it. If you like it wear it. Personally I'd rather realise something looked ridiculous, god knows we've all made fashion mistakes. But I stick to my belief, no matter how many patronising people say 'wear what you like, oh, it's lovely' larger women and maxi dresses look a bloody mess.

RoooneyMara Mon 08-Jul-13 09:06:34

I'm finding it difficult being post-pregnancy, I feel very uncomfortable exposing anything tbh. Combine that with breastfeeding access and it's a bit tricky.

Anyway what I'd recommend, (for those not breastfeeding) is a nice, thin white or cream cotton shirt, maybe with a bit of gathering/shaping etc. and some cotton shorts - I've got some great stretchy loose fitting jersey ones, with a turn up, that go to the knee - they are maternity ones and have a huge stretchy top bit. I'm not pg any more but I adore them.

Think they were from H&M or topshop.

Forget maxi dresses unless you really like them, IMHO they don't suit ANY shaped person particularly well, but I can see their appeal. What I mean is don't feel you have to wear one to look acceptable.

RoooneyMara Mon 08-Jul-13 09:08:45

But Onelseep the way you phrased it is enough to kill anyone's confidence. It was unnecessary.

I don't like them either but I'd never say 'I saw a group of fat birds and they all looked shit'

I mean, that's just horrible

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 09:26:11

All larger people look a mess in maxi dresses? How on earth can you speak for every single person?confused

I have a friend who is larger and looks amazing in leggings and long tops, put me in the same outfit and if look ridiculous. Completely depends on the person.

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 09:26:29

I'd not if

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 08-Jul-13 09:34:44

Ok, I'll go with that, maybe not all, but having seen hundreds if not thousands over the past couple of years, maybe around 50 yesterday, no exaggeration, I was in a very busy seaside place, not one looked flattering. The majority did look awful. One woman was being pointed at and sniggered at as she walked along, which was shitty. But maybe if someone did say to her that no, it didn't suit her, that wouldn't have happened. I saw women of similar shapes and sizes in other dresses, looking between awful and fantastic. There's suddenly a lot of dresses out there that look good if you're bigger. It was actually a conversation we had yesterday, funnily enough, after seeing the woman being laughed at.

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 08-Jul-13 09:37:33

And I do agree, leggings and a top can look great, whatever your size.

RoooneyMara Mon 08-Jul-13 09:38:10

Victim blaming much?

Maybe, just maybe she LIKED the dress and didn't care if it suited her?

Maybe the person laughing at her was just an unkind bastard?

Tweasels Mon 08-Jul-13 09:40:18

You honestly think the woman wearing the dress is in the wrong and not the people laughing at her?

Maxi dresses look fine on people of all sizes, please no one feel put off by this bullshit.

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 08-Jul-13 09:40:40

Maybe she did, the pointing and laughing was completely shitty, but the fact was it did look terrible, surely nobody wants to look an utter mess, no matter how much they like a dress.

RoooneyMara Mon 08-Jul-13 09:43:07

You need to sort your thinking out.

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 08-Jul-13 09:47:42

Oh get a grip, my thinking is fine, thanks. Fatties in maxi dresses look a mess, and yes, seem to be becoming a joke. Live with it.

RoooneyMara Mon 08-Jul-13 09:48:56


Onesleeptillwembley Mon 08-Jul-13 09:51:01

Actually, it's the false, patronising, 'empowering' of people, saying 'you wear whatever you want, him, you're gorgeous' that is cruel. I would never dream of laughing or going up to someone to comment. But this is a thread for discussion of opinions. Just because you don't want to agree, tough titties.

Shesparkles Mon 08-Jul-13 09:51:38

I'm on hoiday just now and at a size 20+ wear a bikini. Ok there are far prettier sights out there but I don't really care-I'm having my tan!

To be fair to onesleep, sometimes depending on the style, maxi dresses sent the best look on a large person, I ended up making myself a few dresses for the summer as all I could find was maxi, and I'm finding that a slightly fitted kneeish length dress can be a lot more flattering. Don't get me wrong, I do have a few maxis, but they are A line as opposed to the gathered tiers of fabric which can be a bit shapeless

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 08-Jul-13 09:52:06

'Whatever you want, him', should have been 'whatever you want, Hun'.

fudgesmummy Mon 08-Jul-13 10:00:33

I am very fat (size 24) and spend the hot weather in 3/4 length cotton trousers-if I find a style that actually fit me that I like I buy several pairs or long cotton skirts. I wear loose cotton tops that are long enough to cover my mahoosive arse and have sleeves long enough to cover the bingo wings. This summer I found some loose shirts in nice bright colours--green,cerise etc which I have worn with a vest top. I can't wear maxi dresses as they are generally too long and make me look 9 months pregnant!!!!!!!

ENormaSnob Mon 08-Jul-13 10:51:40

I am sporting a bit of postnatal chub and today am wearing a big white breastfeeding bra, pink granny knickers and spf15.

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 10:56:35

Bet you look gorgeous Norma grin


This what I wore yesterday, I like 50's style dresses as they are cool and mainly hide my lumps and bumps, I wear a petticoat slip underneath to save my blushes if there is a breeze and I spray antiperspirant on my thighs to stop chaffing. I've given up worrying about my size, I'm a 22, I'm healthy and fairly fit and I feel confident in my skin now.

StickyFloor Mon 08-Jul-13 11:11:43

I wear cut-off tights under skirts and dresses to prevent my thighs rubbing, much lighter than leggings. Also sometimes a hideous slippy underskirt to soak up any sweat if I am going to be sitting down!

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 11:27:59

Pin up you look really lovely, very summery. Love that dress!

Thank you valium it's a hell bunny dress, dp spotted it in a shop and said it was made for me so if I could find it in my size he'd buy it straight away, I couldn't find it for ages so contacted Hell Bunny directly and they had one left in the warehouse so it was destined to be mine :D

Onesleeptillwembley Mon 08-Jul-13 11:39:26

Pin Up I agree. That dress is lovely, feminine, pretty and so fresh and summery. That's a perfect example of modern dresses being made to flatter the fuller figure. I especially love the fabric.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 08-Jul-13 11:47:20

I was working at a large event yesterday. I'm a big girl and was melting in my work uniform, cropped trousers, polo shirt and a thick apron. I saw many many big women who some would say looked 'crap'. Kudos to them for not caring what others think. I'd have changed places with any one of them! Like a shot! I never wear dresses, being small, round and having legs like tree stumps, but I'm seriously getting to the point where I don't give a rats arse what anyone thinks. I've spent every summer for years in jeans and tee shirts. The idea of wearing a lovely floaty dress and feeling the cool breeze up my gusset is overpowering! grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 08-Jul-13 11:48:49

Oh and right now? I haven't got up yet, so I'm lying on my bed, starkers, with the windows wide open, enjoying the breeze! force nine gale blowing through!

Deathwatchbeetle Mon 08-Jul-13 16:19:39

Size 18/20 here.

A sort of cheeseclothy loose filling blouse -short sleeved (don't care about arm showing), loose pair of trousers with laccy waist - a bit like loose leggings but more floaty (iyswim). I am not bothered what others think but do wish to wear somethig comfy as I swell up alarmingly in the heat. Trying to put a bra on , in fact dress myself full stop is very hard in the heat. Trousers that would normally be comfy nearly cut me in half in the warm weather.

Deffo go for floaty thin layers.

katydid02 Mon 08-Jul-13 17:11:58

Thanks...the dress escaped the charity shop but not sure I will be wearing it any time soon.

EliotNess Mon 08-Jul-13 17:13:02

meh - I am slim and maxi dresses look shit on me
its not just to do with weight

katydid02 Mon 08-Jul-13 17:37:18

I think everything looks great when you are slim, at least that is what I think when I see my slim colleagues. Mind you, I have a colleague who is very large (as am I) and she always looks lovely whereas I look awful.

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 18:14:57

Katy just wear Dress on the days when you know you'll be at home, just to get used to the feel of it. Do that a few times and then when you do wear it out it don't feel so much of an 'event' iykwim? That's what I do anywaysmile

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 18:15:14

A dress

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 18:15:40


Sorry about typos!grin

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 18:16:04

Oh I meant won't not don't

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 18:16:14


Rowgtfc72 Mon 08-Jul-13 18:25:31

Three quarter grey joggers and a red and blue stripey polo shirt. I look very chavvy and its probably not the best thing for an oversized 41 yr old but in my head Im 20 and a size 10 so I dont really care! Re damp patch on chairs, shuffle forward slowly before you move-works for me!

katydid02 Mon 08-Jul-13 20:52:52

good idea valium, thanks.

TwinkleSparkleBling Mon 08-Jul-13 22:16:42

Lady V do THE BEST plus size dresses (thanks to a S & B thread that I discovered them, so sharing the love).

Whenever I wear one I get loads of positive comments and I am fat.

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