Today I stopped by H&M to check out this Waxed Denim Jacket in their plus section that I really wanted for my upcoming trip. I was also excited to see if they had anything else that might be worth trying out. My clothing options for fall travel are feeling very limited after my big purge a few months ago.
I’m happy to report that the jacket is amazing and I got it in a size 18 (I find that with H&M I definitely need to size up on fitted items). I can’t wait to wear it EVERYWHERE this fall.
But I had a lot of feelings while I was shopping. There was so much cute stuff at H&M right now. They just released the Paris Show 2013 Collection and it’s beautiful – lots of delicate materials with pretty details. They had an amazing cream lace top shaped sort of like a sweatshirt that I was just lusting after. Just lots of pretty things that I really would love to wear for fall.
I already know that H&M doesn’t carry my size, but they used to carry up to a size 16 in their straight size line. Not anymore. The largest size in any of their clothes is a US 12. TWELVE. And on top of that, a ton of the clothes I was looking at were only in quantities in sizes 4-8.
This isn’t news. I shouldn’t get upset over these things, but I can’t help it sometimes – I just start to feel sad and angry that despite everything, trendy plus size fashion is still SO HARD to find.
Perhaps I’m just out of sorts – I know a lot of my fellow plus size bloggers are at #NYFW right now and they all seem to be having an amazing time. I’m happy for them. But I also know that for all of us, plus size fashion is still a struggle and we all are fighting to remind people that fat people exist and that we deserve to look adorable. I mean, how hard is that?