Dressing Cute When Feeling Fat | Thriftanista in the City

6.20.2014

Dressing Cute When Feeling Fat

I feel fat and not with a ph. More blobbish, blah, and not so cute.  A few days of every month, I just don't feel like myself. My clothes don't fit like they usually do. I can't collect my thoughts and my mood swings between rage and super sad. I also obsess about weight while eating a balanced diet of sugar and salt.  During this feel fat phase, I find it best to dress comfortably and keep it as simple as possible.

dressing cute when feeling fat


I wear a dress because it's easy. I won't end up staring off in my closet with a top in my hand wondering what to put on the bottom. I can just throw it on and go. Big plus if it doesn't require ironing. 

rabbit print dress

I'd really like to wear one of my loose fitting house muumuus. It's not very figure flattering though especially when your mind has told you that you've gained 1000 pounds overnight and it probably won't fit anyway.

blue bunny dress

Being fearful of shapeless sack couture,  I settled on one of my latest thrift finds. A slightly big dress with tiny pink bunnies on it! Someone even asked if my dress was J. Crew. That perked me up a bit and shifted my mood because I friggin love J. Crew and now I get to talk about my most favorite topic in the world -- thrifting!

day dress

In addition to the mental struggle and bloating, there's also the aches and pains. While I wouldn't dare wear anything tight as an outfit during this time, I do wear Spanx or tights underneath because it helps alleviate the pressure and soothe the achy everything.

I still feel fat and round like a period (tee hee). Cute though.

Now that I've over shared with you, how do you dress cute when feeling fat?

monteau bunny dress
THRIFT Monteau bunny print dress - vintage fish scale belt - Cole Haan loafers

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8 comments

Terri. said...

What a cute dress! Thank you for sharing.

Claire said...

I hate that time of month! But I do love your dress. It looks very cute on you. And interesting tip on wearing he Spanx. I can't even stand underwear during that time (I still wear them though) because I feel like they're digging into me. But I'm wondering now if something that's tight all over instead of just at the waistband would be comfortable. Interesting.

Shannon said...

I love this dress and thank you for these tips to dress cute while feeling fat. I couldn't wait to see this dress on you since you posted about it!

Rattles Heels said...

Oh, I love this dress! Really cute and looks comfy...I usually wear jeans and a loose shirt, that way I can also indulge in the chocolate I'm craving ;-)

Brigid O'Hara said...

I share your feelings! There are times I feel that there is nothing in my closet that will fit or look right. This style of dress is just what I need as a go to. Casual enough to go shopping but still looks sharp!

Anonymous said...

I want to find a dress like that, I always love cute little dresses that still make you look cute and sassy even if you may not be feeling cute and sassy.

Ashleigh said...

Those are bunnies?! So cute.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Paula Ball said...

your sense of style is phenomenal & you're drop dead gorgeous so a little sugar or salt is not gonna hurt you. You give the rest of us something to aspire to. :)

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