20 Things that Look Amazing on Me
When I read this blog post, written by a Facebook friend, I commented, â€œyou inspire me to write my own list!â€ It felt true in the momentâ€” generally I too am a fan of subverting fashion/appearance expectationsâ€”but actually writing it was a long way off. I have other shit to do.
Sometimes, though, shit just follows you. It is two days later, and I find myself urgently in need of exactly such an affirmation. This morning I went to a plus-size flea market here in Melbourneâ€”lots of used and new clothing, all in one big roomâ€”but of course, as with all used-clothing encountersâ€¦ I had a hard time. The stuff in my size was mostly muumuus or tunics; the stuff in my style stopped being available 2-3 sizes below me.
Once again I found myself angry at fashion (whose dictates mold the availability of fattie clothing, both new and used), for basically mandating what women above a certain size should be interested in wearing, what supposedly looks good on us, what â€œflattersâ€ us (camouflages us or makes us look thinner), and what, by popular and loudly expressed public opinion, does not.
Like everyone else, I do what I can. Iâ€™ve got a brilliant seamstress who makes great dresses for me when she has the time. (This process will be tested now that I’m not in Montreal anymore and can’t go in for her measurements.) I go to the clothing swaps and flea markets and thrift shops when possible, and occasionally find something.
But today, it’s not enough. I really needed to find something sexy, and that wasn’t there. So to keep my spirits up, I decided to follow my friendâ€™s lead and make my own list, of things that look amazing on me.
Baby doll dresses
A dining-room chair
Big cheesy grins
Cameryn Moore merchandise
Jane Austen Jackets