Outfit August, day 15: peachy keen

The nice thing about owning lots of shiny things is that when you’re in a hurry and digging through the clothing and accessories strewn all over your floor, you can grab a few random shiny, neutral-ish items and look like you planned your outfit in advance.

plus size outfit black pants and peach top with roses

Top and earrings: Forever 21, pants: Target, necklace: clothing swap, flower: H&M, bracelets: Deb, shoes: Clarks

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OOTD: ModCloth fail

I had to return this dress because it didn’t fit, but I took pictures anyway because I loved it so much. It was one of the many dresses I bought online while trying to find something for my cousin’s recent wedding. (I ended up wearing this dress, which I’ll post pictures of soon!)

ModCloth’s sizing is well-known for being inconsistent, so I ordered it in both a 22 and 24, and figured I’d return whichever one didn’t fit. Sadly, even the 24 was too small–and 24 is the biggest size available, which makes me go ARRRGHH. I hate how fancy dresses tend to run small, which means that even though I wear a 20 or 22 in most clothing, I find myself sized out of a lot of fancy dresses that go up to 24. Damnit, all fat people deserve floofy tulle dresses (if they want them–and if not, they deserve awesome non-floofy dresses, kilts, suits, and/or tuxes. I love the woman-in-a-tux look a la Janelle Monae, and I want it to be available to fat women, even though I probably wouldn’t wear it myself for Pants Are Not Comfortable On Me reasons).

plus size woman wearing pale pink tulle dress with gold embroidery

Dress: ModCloth, jewelry: So Good, headband: Crown & Glory

Two more downsides of this dress: it itched like hell, and it didn’t cover my bra. If I had a bra that was the same color as the dress, it would blend in perfectly fine; but unfortunately, I don’t (and got the dress so last-minute that I wouldn’t have had time to look for a new bra bra before the wedding). But I took pictures anyway, with the bra I happened to be wearing, again because this dress was so beautiful it just needed to be documented.

plus size woman in pale pink tulle party dress with gold floral embroidery and gold flower crown

I so need more floaty tulle dresses with gold floral embroidery in my life.

Dear ModCloth, please get your sizing shit together, make all dresses in a much larger range of sizes, add linings so that bras don’t show, and use non-incredibly-itchy materials. Love, Laura