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  1. I am in the same boat as you coat wise….i bought one from torrid a while ago….its cute but it does not keep me warm when it has snowed…i think its more for a non snow type winter….

  2. I don’t have a winter coat because manufacturers/retailers can’t comprehend that women above size 34 exist. It truly sucks.

    1. I can’t imagine how frustrating that must be. If you have a chance to check out fullbeauty.com you definitely should. Also MakingItBig.com goes up to 8x. Both companies carry some pretty cute styles of coats (especially fullbeauty!)

  3. I’ve always had good luck at Kohl’s! They sell up to a 26 or 28 I think, usually I’m a 3x but I think I get a 2x in their plus coats. I bought a nice red peacoat two winters ago, and this fall I bought a navy green anorak style parka that’s super warm and cute! They have a lot of styles and usually have sales going on.

  4. I got a coat from eshakti last year that I love. I live in Texas, so I don’t know how it would hold up to a real winter, but I kept me warm in the couple of inches of snow we got.

  5. Love your writing style mama! I’m not plus sized but I am curvy so I know how hard it is to find something that fits, is flattering and you actually love. Keep being fly and keep up the great writing.
    xx A

  6. It should be spelled PHAT not Fat. Total different meaning especially if you want to sell your products!!!!! With that name I wouldn’t buy anything. It’s degrading.

    1. Maria, you’re on a website called FAT girl flow filled with pictures of a person (me) who continuously calls themselves fat. I don’t know what you want from me.

  7. Thank you for your website! I live in virginia beach and they seem to think we all want to look like grandmother’s.
    Hugs my fabulous fellow fat girl 🙂

  8. I was not fat and now I am. & I didn’t know how impossible it was to find a winter coat that fit. I have outgrown XL and am a 2x, I guess. I went to so many stores this year, since my coat no longer fit. I needed a thrift store coat, but that was not happening. I did not have much to spend. It recently dropped into neg digits here and I had no coat at all ? Finally went thru like 50 coats on clearance at Seirra Trading post… not a single womens coat fit me. So I migrated to mens and found a mid thickness (not as warm as i wanted but better than nothing) mens woolrich XL and could zip it amd move my arms ans shoulders, so I am happy… Wish I had found this list earlier! Thank you for making this post!

  9. Thank you for understanding that fat is not a four letter word and we do not have to be afraid of it. I’ve been fat all of my adult life and I’m nearly 60 I don’t anticipate it changing anytime soon. If you think it’s bad for looking for clothes now imagine what it was like for me in the 70s & the 80s. (And in Southern California no less). You may think that SoCal wouldn’t need fluffy puffy jackets but I travel for a living I was frequently in the winter in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Utah, Colorado, & lots of places where I needed a warm coat.
    And it’s not just winter time that causes these problems . What always frustrated me when I traveled was that all of my average size friends, if they forgot a swimsuit in the summertime, or in some locations all year long, could simply go to the gift shop and pick one up needless to say that isn’t an option for me I’ve since put a big sign inside of my luggage that says “Don’t forget your swimsuit.”
    I was kind of sorry to see Redcat disappear they were a wonderful catalog resource. But with more regular stores carrying more plus sizes I guess maybe they’re just wasn’t enough money and being exclusive anymore.
    For you younger set Torrid and had some quite beautiful clothes although they weren’t particularly discount. There seem to be several sites that are stealing photos from one another and selling goods they don’t have mainly from China and mainly not the exact same as the photographs they show on their site and quite a few of them have plus size clothing this blog that I found was fairly helpful in weeding out some of the negative sites. https://written -with-love.com/online-shopping-goes-wrong/

  10. Hi, there. I appreciate your website but I am looking for a fairly “old fashioned” (I guess) long dress coat in a size 26-28 range that is well made and classic. Many years ago I was able to find nice ones at Sacks and Nordstrom, but now the styles there are all too casual for me. And judging by the very “reasonable” prices the quality is not what I’m looking for. I expect to pay in the $1,000 to $1,500 range for a decent winter coat. Do you know of a manufacturer I could contact. Absolutely nothing comes up in my on-line searches. Thank you!!

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