Don’t draw attention to yourself, that’s what we’re told as fat women, right? We’re supposed to meekly accept our position in the side-lines ensconced in black because ‘it’s slimming’ and bow our heads to the floor. Proclaiming, no! Don’t look at me; I’ll make myself invisible to you. Why do we do this? We’ve been conditioned to believe that fat women aren’t allowed to take up space, physically or vocally, and in order to take up less space, we need to wear dreary colours and blend in with the shadows. But I don’t want to do that any longer. Fashion is bright and bold, and so am I. I want to be seen and to be heard! Patterns are considered a FATshion Faux Pas – but these beautiful ladies show that they are anything but.









Thank you so much to the ladies who took part in this, it means so much to me. Please find their Instagram accounts listed below – I urge you to follow them, they are all absolutely incredible! If you want to be in next weeks edition of FATshion Faux Pas, then please find me at @franhayden on Instagram and use my hashtag #FATshionfauxpas to be featured!


@peach_e_paige @buckleyourboots

@tellypie_deluxe @yourstruelymelly

@katelondonjames @cupcakethighs @spookyfatbabe @qimzel

@brokenlevee @katekatewilde

@hooty_gwdihw @chubbybabe_ @bodyposipanda @jaydabeau

@cute_curvy @jamie.the.human @lady_mcfat @curlyredhairednewfie

@thatdarlinmarie @amandaapparel

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