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

(104 Posts)
teenyweenytadpole Sat 06-Jul-13 20:44:28

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

BoysAreLikeDogs Sat 06-Jul-13 20:58:56

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.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sat 06-Jul-13 21:29:23

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.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Sat 06-Jul-13 21:31:16

...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.

PassTheTwiglets Sun 07-Jul-13 11:42:35

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!

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