Can fat people wear...? is a series that roadtests current trends on a fat body. Of course, the moral of the story is "wear whatever you want", but I'll be sharing how I felt, how I looked and the reactions I received as a chubby girl in the latest trends. Fat is used here as a tongue-in-cheek, yet factual, adjective, rather than a derogatory term and always, always remember "If you like it, wear it".
I cannot tell you how excited I am about this new series! It's something I've had in the pipeline for a couple of months now and I've finally been able to tackle it. The disclaimer above pretty much explains everything so, without too much of an introduction, today I am roadtesting a fluffy coat.
Blue-grey fluffy jacket- Primark.
How I looked
With the jacket fastened, I looked... well, big and fluffy. Although it has an extra button around the waist (which was actually at my waist too- a rarity for my short torso!) which gave some shape to my figure, it clung pretty frumpishly to my hips, especially when I had items in my pocket, and gave me a strangely pyradimal shape.
When unfastened, however, it draped dramatically from my shoulders, falling around my curves rather than clinging to them, and framing my body. Suddenly the length seemed a lot more flattering this way too.
How I felt
Amazing! The jacket was so warm and snuggly that I could happily give myself bear hugs in the middle of the street and not care. There was such a sense of fun radiating from it that I ended up skipping merrily down the road. Dumpy pyramid or not, I felt awesome!
Rich laughed in my face and said I looked like an owl. Pfft! Maybe I want to look like an owl, buddy!
Wardrobe or return?
This is going in my wardrobe for sure! (Though I think I'll be wearing it open most of the time).