Can fat people wear fluffy coats?

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.

The details
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).


  1. I cannot wait to see more in this series of blog posts. I sometimes I feel I am left out of fashion trends, being a larger woman, so I cannot wait to see your reactions and thoughts on different trendy items of clothing! How about a post on the patterned trousers that are popular now or those co-ordinated outfits where the top and bottom are the same pattern. I would love to read your thoughts on those. x

  2. Awesome idea for a series I look forward to seeing more but you are defo rocking that coat x

  3. I get drawn to this coat every time I go into Primark, it's so ridiculously soft!

  4. Looking like an owl sounds amazing to me! This series sounds great can't wait to see what you write about next :)
    Love Vicki <3

  5. This is SUCH a fab idea for a series!! Very excited to see more of this :)

    FYI that coat looks like the snuggliest wardrobe item EVER. xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  6. Yay I love these posts, can't wait to see more! There are always gonna be things that suit some people or don't suit others, I can't wear certain length skirts because I'm short and it just looks awkward on me! I think we all gradually find the things we feel comfortable wearing and when we do we should wear it with confidence :)

    Love the coat on you, I've been very tempted to buy this every time I go into primark, is it warm? xo

  7. I think it definitely suits you open more so than closed. It looks so warm and snuggly and winter perfect, I quite want one now!
    Megan x
    London Callings

  8. This is so so lovely! Love it, and you look absolutely adorable in it...and your reaction to Rich's reaction did make me giggle, haha!

  9. Such a fab idea for a series! I can't even tell you how many coats, cardigans etc. I've got that can only be worn open because I look hilarious with it closed

  10. I am looking forward to seeing more of this series! I think the coat looked great open! Primark can be a big hit or miss but like you said if you like it where it!! :) xx

  11. I was so sure you had done something similar before and I was super excited to see the series back... Still excited even if it's a new series!

  12. Oooh nice! In the Philippines, where anyone with the waistline over thirty inches is considered fat, it is really inspiring to see fab clothes over there in the UK! Here, we are made to make do with really baggy, uninspiring clothes. You're not dumpy, you're gorgeous! ♥♥

    Layla |


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