There’s a girl on the campus where I teach who wears the CUH-yutest sweater. I asked her where she got it and she went on at length about how her family had finally gotten her a decent gift for her birthday this year, hallelujah! It was a cute conversation, but a cuter sweater. And I thought, well, clearly these people know something I don’t know. But I’ve got a posse, so one of you guys will know where to get a cute sweater, right?
This one was long and coat length, with two buttons on the chest and that was it, with a delightful ribbed knit and a hood. Looked incredibly cozy. So the sweater I’m thinking of is an outerwear-type sweater, to be worn in lieu of a hoodie or a jacket, or layered under a jacket when it’s extra cold. And as I was thinking “hmm, I should ask BFD about this…” I got this email from LoLa:
I love BFD and have been reading it for some time now. Anywho, with winter upon us, I am realizing that I need a real winter coat (I have just worn sweatshirts for years but they just don’t do it). As a fellow plus-size girl, I am concerned about finding a coat that looks good on me. I’m dying for a pea coat, but I hear that they don’t usually look good on bigger girls. If you have any suggestions of how to go coat-shopping, and perhaps some stores that carry good plus-size coats (not just online stuff would be good, because trying it on is a must), I would love to see a blog post on this topic!! I’m sure lots of girls would, since it’s getting colder
Serendipity, right? So, it’s winter (at least in this hemisphere) and we need sweaters and coats that are cute and fashiony and awesome. What have you found lately for us to run out and buy and wrap ourselves up in? I have my credit card at the ready.
Oh, and I’ll kick it off: LoLa, I just saw this plus-sized coat at Target… I have to say it looked completely different (and cuter) at the store. And also, who says you can’t wear a pea coat? NOBODY, THAT’S WHO. This one’s cute!
(Actually there’s a whole conversation about plus-sizes and pea coats at Metafilter, of all places. “I had one that I loved, but once when I was holding an umbrella someone told me I looked like Paddington Bear.”)
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