Fat WeddingsPosted: August 15, 2012
In the fitting room at Yours, Merry Hill….
Claudine: Why is it so hard to find fat clothes for weddings? Do people think we don’t get married or don’t go to weddings?
Claudine: You should do a blog post about that with pictures of the stuff we’re trying on now. You can even put my face in it and use my real name, I don’t mind.
Me: *raised eyebrows*
Claudine: Yeh, you can ask everyone else if they think the same way and you can get a discussion going about the best places to get fat wedding clothes, it’ll be great!
So here we are me and Claud, exploring our very limited options in search of a dress for her to wear to a wedding in a few weeks time.
Why is it so hard to find fancy fat girl clothes? Claudine has a point. While still challenging, shopping for casual day to day garb is comparatively easier than looking for special occasion wear in a size 24/ 26. Even if you don’t mind the mother- of- the- bride look, once you exclude the internet the options dwindle drastically. What I would love to see on the high street is the plus size equivalent to shops like Ted Baker, Karen Millen and Coast where the entire floor space is dedicated to occasion wear, not just a few rails at key times of the year such as early summer and christmas. Things have come far but there’s still a ways to go.
Please post links in the comments to any wedding worthy outfits you’ve seen online. Claudine’s found her dress but I’m sure there are lots of people in the same situation as her so c’mon- share!