Conquering The Plus Size Crop Top

November 15, 2015 11 Comments

Conquering The Plus Size Crop Top

November 15, 2015 11 Comments

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Plus Size Crop Top //

Plus Size Crop Top //

Plus Size Crop Top //

Plus Size Crop Top //

My relationship with crop tops is long and complicated, much like my relationship with my body. I distinctly remember making fat-shaming (self hating) comments years ago wondering why manufacturers even made a plus size crop top because “nobody should wear that”. I cringe thinking about some of the things my past self has said about fat bodies. I feel really lucky that I made it out of the judgemental hell I was in, but I’m still acutely aware of how people that are stuck in that place may feel about my body.

When I put on a crop top I feel so fly. This is possibly one of my favorite outfits I have ever taken for my blog. It’s a perfect reflection of so many parts of me: the casual feel of jeans, my husband’s over sized sweater, the earthy vibes from the hat, and the sassy crop top. It’s perfect, and I feel so me in it. Yet, I can’t turn off those signals in my head that tell me other people may not like the superb style I’m bringing to the table. Let me tell you something, when you weigh well over 300 pounds and you have a bull skull tattooed on you, your exposed midriff does not go unnoticed.

I don’t know how to completely ignore what I’ve been taught, and act like everyone is just cool with my body all of a sudden. Maybe there will always be some fear of judgement within me. What I do know is that every time I go out feeling like me I feel a little bit less affected by those fears. Every time I hear a friend talk about what someone is wearing I feel more confident in speaking up and saying “I think they look great, I would totally wear that!”, and actually mean it, I feel more valid in my own outfit choices. Every time I pause my own judgements about what someone is wearing, and consider if it matters what I think, I am reminded that body autonomy is essential, and I am worthy of it also. I really truly believe people should wear whatever they want, and I just want to be able to embody that in my own style. There’s still a lot of work to do to get there, but every day I feel closer and closer. I think that’s the best I can do.

Crop Top – Similar
Jeans – Melissa McCarthy for HSN
Sweater – Husband’s (similar, size XXL)
Hat – Fashion To Figure
Booties – Similar… kind of. 
Lipstick – Stila


  • Stephany November 16, 2015 at 1:57 am

    You are such a beautiful and articulate and funny person! I found you on Youtube and I will be seeing you around, definitely!

  • Bean November 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    This outfit is great. You look adorable, as usual. I am also super excited to see someone with a similar body to mine wearing jeans that look like they fit well. I have such a hard time finding jeans, because everything has too low of a rise, and my belly wants to push them down, down, down! I hope these are as awesome as they look because I think I’m gonna have to order me a pair!

    • fatgirlflow November 16, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      They are pretty dang wonderful! I hope you love them!!!! Thank you for the kind words <3

  • Jordan November 18, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Such an adorable outfit. I definitely think more plus-size people should rock a crop top like this!

  • Julia November 18, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    You look awesome in this outfit and your hair! To me cutting it off is a massive deal, go you!
    So I am wondering if we will get to see any pictures of you from your wedding day up on your blog…? I completely understand if you weren’t planning on sharing these, I am getting married myself in Jan and I am having major wedding dress/body image related freak outs and I thought perhaps seeing another fat babe rocking her choice of wedding dress would inspire me some 🙂
    Also thank you so much for your blog, I hope you realize how great it is that you do this…

    • fatgirlflow November 18, 2015 at 11:31 pm

      I just got back my photos this week!!!! I have posts planned through cyber monday, but they will be up the sunday after that!!!! <3 I'm excited to share them with you!!!

      • Julia November 19, 2015 at 12:32 am

        Great, I really look forward to seeing them x

  • Marissa November 21, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    A crop top in November?? I’m so jealous of wherever you live, lol! It’s freezing where I am 🙁

    As always, you look fabulous. I’m really digging the short hair/hat combo 🙂 🙂

    • fatgirlflow November 21, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      It has been unseasonably warm here in Kansas!!! Thankk youuu!!!! <3

      • Kay March 13, 2019 at 9:29 pm

        Kansas!!? I’m in Overland Park. Such a small, cray world. You look fabbbb.

        • fatgirlflow March 20, 2019 at 11:16 am

          Thank you fellow kansas babe!!!! <3

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