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Okay, fat people, what are you wearing in this heat??
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.
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.
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
Ever increasing size 18 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.
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.
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!