Figure Flattering Clothes: Yes or No?

Plus size blogger Joi @InMyJoi

I cannot count how many fashion related articles I read throughout the past year (you know, way back in 2015) that discussed the concept of dismissing the importance placed on and or value of wearing figure flattering clothing. Like a whisper constantly in my ear, the crowd said: ‘Disregard how clothing looks on your body. Focus on how the clothing makes you feel’. Everywhere I turned, the same mantra seemed to be on repeat over and over again: ‘Who cares how it makes you look? Wear it anyway’.


Gracey Wears: Flares

Although I wear flares fairly often

Gracey from Fashion for Giants in flared jeans

… I’m actually a bit on the fence about them.

Or at least about their proposed dominance in my wardrobe.  According to the fashion world, flared jeans are the silhouette for this fall.  But, I’m not sure they suit me or my lifestyle enough to replace my skinny jeans.

One, I’m not always going to want to dress like an extra on That 70s Show:

Gracey from Fashion for Giants in flared jeans, printed tunic & platform sandals

I mean, sometimes, sure, obviously.  But, not always.  And flares do definitely lend themselves to the 70s trend so it’s hard to resist the urge.


Dressed for: Tees Upon Tees

Already Pretty outfit featuring Keith Haring graphic tee, joggers, black pumps, Rebecca Minkoff Logan

Keith Haring tee – Uniqlo (no longer available) – more Haring tees – sustainable
Pants – Hue (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Pumps – Clarks Wessex Wyvern (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan via eBay (no longer available) – similarsustainable
Bracelet – Ideelsimilarsustainable

The lovely warm weather is keeping my jackets and boots at bay for the time being, and I’ve been doing a lot of simple graphic tee and pant combos. Here are two that couldn’t be more different. First, this funky tee that shows my love for Keith Haring’s bold, graphic work paired with my very first pair of fancy sweatpants.