Do not congratulate me. I'm just fat.
March 12, 2013 6:24 PM Subscribe
Where do I find clothes that fit and don't make me look pregnant?
posted by bluemoonegg to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe I'm the only woman shaped like this, but I hope not. I'm tall (6ft) but not exactly curvy. I am heavier than I should be and carry that weight mostly in the belly. It's a source of acute humiliation for me and makes me feel less feminine. I'm actively working on the weight problem.
It seems like clothes for tall women aren't cut for my shape and clothes for plus size women expect me to be busty and have hips. Anything empire-waisted makes me look 6 months pregnant. Why is everything empire-waisted??? Tunic-like or flowy styles means getting the same pregnancy question. I've squeezed myself into many kinds of body shapers/undergarments that try to pull in the fat bits and pad out the smaller bits just to get something to fit. Then I wear plus-size pieces and clearly don't fill them out properly. It's uncomfortable and looks terrible.
To add to the problem, I think my torso is a bit longer than most so things are that are meant to be at my waist end up sitting higher. In the meantime I'm tired of not having anything that fits. So tired. So tired of telling people I'm not pregnant (I'm 50!) and that's it's just "all me" and that I had my kids years ago.
So, custom-made clothes? Recommendations for shops? I want things with a waist, maybe a pretty dress. I really don't want dowdy but that's exactly how I feel every day.