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fat girl fashion: the high waisted

So I've decided to start a series on this blog, which has now been renamed fatmint, in hopes that it will help me become a more active blogger. I'm also hoping that it will help me learn to love my body a little bit more, since I am going through a bit of a rough phase at the moment.

Anyways, the series is titled Fat Girl Fashion and is sort of a big 'screw you' to everyone who says - 'oh if you're bigger you should really stay away from that type of clothing'. Because you know what, I'm fat and I can wear whatever the hell I want, I don't care if it's flattering. This whole idea was really spurred on by the fact that I saw two people say that fat girls didn't look good in high waisted bottoms, which is a bunch of bologna because practically all I wear are high waisted bottoms and I look damn good in them. 

So, below I have styled four different types of high waisted bottoms: two skirts, a pair of pants and a pair of shorts. I just want to prove that you don't have to be a certain body type to wear what you want. Forget fashion rules, do what you want and be happy wearing what you love. 


You know how they have that saying 'if it looks good, eat it'? well, I have a similar philosophy when it comes to fashion- it if looks cute, THEN WEAR IT! No one can tell you no, but yourself. 

deets: top|F21, skirt|Urban Outfitters, belt|H&M, shoes|steve madden

This is my favorite kind of high waisted bottom! An a-line skirt. I love how my body looks in them and when I wear them, I feel sexy!

 I stayed in the blue/green color palette and styled it with a cute button up blouse and green belt. (please excuse the fuzzies on my skirt!)
 For a little something extra I added these amazing leopard print loafers that I have been lusting over forever.
And my kitty wanted in on the action!








deets: shirt|free people, high waisted jeans|torrid, shoes|jeffery campbell

My favorite thing to wear with high waisted pants is a big baggy sweater or shirt. I just tuck the front of the shirt into my pants and let the rest hang out in the back. I've had so many people tell me that I shouldn't wear baggy clothes because they just make me look bigger, but I don't care! They're so comfortable.  When I first bought these pants, it was mostly out of necessity, I had gone up a size and hardly any of my jeans fit me anymore, but when I saw they were high waisted I just loved them even more. 
I love this shirt by free people! the lace detailing on the back is so subtle and beautiful. 


My beloved octopus bracelet that I found at a shop in downtown disney! I'm not really a jewelry person, so I love to look for pieces that are unique so that I'll be more inspired to wear them. The ring was a gift from my cousin for Christmas and I love how big and chunky it is. Both these pieces definitely spice up my outfit. 


deets: jean jacket|gift, top|h&m, skirt|Urban Outfitters, tights|NY&CO, boots|steve madden

I freakin' love body con skirts. I love wearing them under huge sweaters with tights, I love wearing them with cute blouses tucked into them, and I love wearing them with crop tops. Especially during the summer. My mom sees me wearing one and cringes, tells me that its too tight and that she can see my stomach. And to that I say 'so what, I like how I look in them and that's all that matters to me.' I tend to wear all my body con skirts as high waisted skirts, but thats just personal preference I'm sure. 


I have two pairs of these boots, I love them so much that I wore my first pair to death. And aren't these tights amazing, I love buying tights at NY&CO because they usually have a buy one get one 50% off deal an they come in a nice range of sizes

My cool fringe necklace from Urban Outfitters that is constantly getting tangled! And my usual rings that I always wear. 

deets: sweater|gift, shorts|marc by marc jacobs, tights|unknown, shoes|Urban Outfitters.

I think this is my favorite outfit that I put together for this post! I am a HUGE fan of high waisted shorts and when someone said fat girls don't look good in them, I just had to prove them wrong. These shorts I never dreamed would fit me, but I just had to try them on and lo and behold, they did! 
I love this sweat my mom gave to me for Christmas. The color combination of the lavender and gray is so pretty!
my bow ring! another gift from my mom. It's one of those two finger rings and I was so shocked to find that it fit me since most of them only fit on one of my fingers!

And some cute booties to finish off this look! I love the look of black suede shoes with black tights.



I hope these outfits inspired you to go out there and wear whatever you want, no matter your size. I know that putting them together helped me remember that I love my body and I love dressing it. No one can tell me what to wear but me. If you have any ideas as to what the next fat girl fashion could be about, feel free to let me know!

41 comments:

  1. Hello from Brazil!
    You look very cute! I love your style and taste!

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  2. I really do admire you, I wish I had so much confidence, you look gorgeous in every outfit! :-)

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  3. You are so pretty! Your sense of style is amazing. :)

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  4. You are so pretty! Your style is amazing. :)

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    1. Hello from Poland!
      You are gorgeous!
      Keep doing!

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  6. This makes me happy (: I think you look very nice!

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  7. You have very nice style , and are very pretty . You look like you have a big personality . Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise .

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  8. You look stunning

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  9. oh my. I never thought I'd be able to wear high wasted jeans or shorts. I mean, skirts have always looked fine for the most part because my butt is huge and evens stuff out, but I've been terrified of high wasted pants. I wanted a pair so bad and after seeing how you've styled these i'm so going to buy a pair! I love your style and your confidence rubs off even through my laptop! You go girl!

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  10. I looooove all your outfits!!! :)

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  11. Your sense of style is amazing and you look terrific in these clothes! You have a high sense of confidence as well. I admire that. Thank you for posting this!

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  12. I wish i was as confident as you, I love the high waited shorts outfit im going to try some on when i go shopping and see how they look :) Ur inspiring

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  13. I think... I just fell in love with you! Your style is superb and your confidence is even better. I wish I could be like you!

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  14. Your hand..in marriage..por favor!

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  15. Oh my gosh, I love you for this!!
    My mom always tells me the same kind of things, and coming from her I feel so down.
    But you look so great in all of those outfits!
    I'm so buying some high waisted shorts thanks to you :')

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  16. Wow, I googled "Do high waisted skirts make you look fat" and I'm soo happy I found this!! I bought a high wasted pencil skirt and my mom says it looks outdated so I wasn't sure about it. I've been debating whether or not to return it, and this post just gave me the best type of confidence! You look so good in all of those outfits... To be honest, before I clicked, I wasn't sure if they'd look any good. But I love how it looks, especially the high-waisted pants! I love your style, too.

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  17. Love Love Love your Style!!!!

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  18. You're not fat! You're beautiful and you look stunning!

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    1. yes I am!
      And that's okay!
      I can be beautiful AND fat, there's no reason I can't be both.

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  19. I guess you could say that i'm not very confident with my weight and the clothes i wear, looking at your blog made me feel that you can look beautiful in nice clothes no matter your size.. thankyou x

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  20. I guess I have to be anonymous because I don't have an account or whatever.
    But I was browsing the web, searching for some acceptance I guess.
    I'm 5'8 and 150lbs. It doesn't sound like much but I carry most of my weight in my hips and tummy. I'm extremely FASHION conscious as well as body conscious. I've wanted to do high waisteds for forever but was too timid to try because of the hate i've heard about bigger girls in the style.

    But your blog opened my eyes. I am a total new found fan of you. You make me feel comfortable to be myself, and you are so gorgeous! Thank you!

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    1. yay, I'm so glad this was useful for you! <3

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  21. You're so gorgeous! I love your style sososos much. It works for you perfectly.

    I'm so scared to try high-waisted shorts only because I'm a little chubby in the belly area. So it looks weird. ):

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    1. I'm VERY chubby in the belly area and I still wear 'em! werk those high waisted shorts, if I can pull it off so can you! (:

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  22. Those lace tights!! Don't look at me if half of your wardrobe goes missing!
    Your beautiful

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  23. I'm 5'8 200 lbs. Just bought a pair of highwaisted jeans after seeing how you rocked the messsss outta those oufits! Like seriously you rocked em out! I have a "pooooodge" that just wont go away and have lots of self esteem issues but your beautiful

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  24. oh my god, I just foud your blog. wish I can be fashionable like you.

    im also big but donk know how to be fashionable

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  25. Omg! I love how you can love your body! I'm 15 and I'm 5'2 and I weigh 148 pounds so I'm a little chubby. I just bought a par of high waisted shorts and I didn't know if I would be able to wear them but now I don't it's my body I can wear whatever thank you! ❤

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  26. YOU LOOK SO PRETTY AND ADMIRABLE!

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  27. Hello,

    I just wanted to say thank you for showing me that being chubby doesn't cut off on looking good :) Now I just need to find a way that works for me :)

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  28. I feel so proud of you even though I don't even know you, I feel like if I did know you we would be really good friends. I have suffered with body issues pretty much.... since I can remember, I have pretty much the same style as you which is good because you have really good taste. This Is my first year in high school and im the captain of my 9th grade volleyball team, and on game days we HAVE to where skirts and it makes me uncomfortable to where a skirt. Every one on my volleyball team calls me BB and at first I didn't know what that meant but then my best friend Hannah told me it meant Big Blonde and that made me feel horrible about myself. I started working out more and more and stopped eating, then I came across your blog and saw how confident you were in yourself and you made me realize that I need to confident in myself and forget what other people were saying about me, when I confronted my friends they said it wasn't to be mean they were just joking but I knew they weren't, but what I am trying to say is that I now consider you my role model and you saved my life pretty much because when I went through not eating I almost died and I just want to say Thank you:)

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  29. I love the cream sweater with the black skirt my fav.

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  30. Love everything about your outfits! Thanks!

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  31. THANK YOU SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH FOR THIS. I am a chubby girl and im afraid to wear those things. you have helped me heeps. i love you

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  32. Stunning girlfriend! People like you inspire other plus size girls! I've been totally into the highwaisted shorts thing but am really iffy to try it but I think it will now!

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  33. I effing love you (: ur ike my idol girl <3

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