Young, Fat and Fabulous (YFF) is a super-fun fashion blog that caters to fat women. The philosophy behind the blog is that there's no reason why a bigger woman can't be trendy or express herself through fashion, and also that building a community of fat fashion lovers means women can share tips and trends with one another and not feel like the only fat girl in a sea of skinny girls (you know, people fashion publications usually target). YFF blogger Gabi describes herself on the blog as, "a fun loving girl who happens to have a flair for fashion. I'm just trying to change the world one fat girl at a time." Yay! Here's an example from a recent YFF post:
And here's a photo of Gabi so that you can see for yourself how darned fashionable she is:
YFF features tons of great photos of fashionable women wearing the shit out of their plus-sized clothes. The community feel is really there, I haven't perceived any negativity whatsoever in any of the posts I've read (none of that "I hate my thighs but here's a photo anyway" 'tude) and all of the clothes are so cute! It really does keep the focus on fashion, with lots of links to tell you where you can buy that oh-so-hot jacket or edgy boots (anyone with legs bigger than a doll's knows that boots can be a problem sometimes). Also, YFF loves Beth Ditto (as does Bitch) and they posted this video of an interview she gave Style.com yesterday that is definitely worth a watch:
I am loving that every time I turn around there is another awesome fat-positive resource out there, and I love that YFF focuses on fashion and doesn't act like fat girls should cover themselves up until they get skinnier. It's great to see young women with so much confidence expressing themselves through fashion and not focusing on wishing they were the size that the industry tells them they should be. Plus, YFF-ers share a lot of great tips on where to find clothes on the cheap, which is great because the clothes on many fashion blogs are outside of most people's price ranges. Gabi and her readers also share lots of advice on how to "make it work" in a straight-sized store like H&M or Forever21. (Hint: Don't shy away from the stretchy fabric!)
Does anyone else have any great fat-positive fashion blogs to share? Put 'em in the comments section!