Reblogged from heavymuffintop :
Someone asked me a while back some thrifting tips and I wrote:
try everything on, look through everything carefully, go during the week, disregard preconceived notions about what counts as clothes, be willing to restyle + add new flare, look at the heart and potential of each garment, take risks, never surrenderrrrrrrrrrrr
** In this context I would add:try a mix of masculine and feminine clothing together and let your imagination run wild, you might surprise yourself at the amazing things you create
My tips for dressing your body as a fat genderqueer follow:
1)Wear a binder. I feel complicated about posting this. Binding definitely isn’t for everyone, but it helps for me. I bind a lot even though it fucks up my body and I get my binders fromunderworks. Binding changes the shape of my body and makes me feel more genderqueer in what I am wearing. I’ve been trying lately to reclaim my rack, which has felt pretty fun and I recommend it to people who want show their ta-tas more love. (reclaiming your rack can look like anything you want, like writing them a love letter or having a sexual partner love on them to outfits that showcase exorbitant amounts of sideboob)
2)Find a tailor. If I had a lot of money, (or if you do) I would recommend this very much. I buy a lot of stuff with the intention of altering it (a.k.a. batting my eyelashes at jessica and offering her gifts until she agrees to help me/do it for me). Not everything will fit right away, but sometimes you can fix/cut or alter stuff and make it work for you.
3)Know your shirt size. I have to thrift like mad to find mens button ups and vests that fit but the search has payed off and I have some solid pieces that I really love. Once you find out your “men’s size” in shirts, (i’m like a 16-17-ish) it will be easier to thrift for these things. Pick up everything you see that you like and try it on, some days nothing will fit me, other days I find like 5+ things.
4)Don’t forget the “ladies” section of the store. I always search through all of the ladies stuff because certain men’s clothes actually don’t fit my body at all (PANTS, UGH). I’ve found some killer pieces that read as masculine but are actually vintage women’s plus or just women’s clothing. Some of the best suit jackets I have found were in the ladies section and Jessica just got me this beautiful white silk blouse with a pearled collar. It fits well until you get to the last button, and I think I will try to let out the fabric around the button to give myself more room. If that fails, I’m just going to make a collar out of it, or only wear it with super high-waisted shit. Make these garments work for you, not the other way around.
5)Look at the plus size fatshion stores around and see if anything they have works for you.Chubby Cartwheelshas some super legit leggings that I would consider purchasing if I had any money whatsoever andDomino Dollhousehas a wicked new line out with tons of options for really hot outfits including a really beautiful polkadot blouse, which again, if I could afford I would own instantly. Forever 21 and ASOS (clearance) are by far the cheapest and I LOVE to lurkCupcake and Cuddlebunnyfor an excellent selection of vintage plus size. Also, I have to buy women’s pants because men’s pants don’t fit me. I have found that old navy jeggings fit me the best and have big pockets for my big ass (I hate tiny pockets/pockets with designs SO MUCH).
6)ACCESORIZE! Accessories don’t come in sizes (well…except for shoes and rings — RUDE), which rules. That means scarves, shoes, ties, jewelry, glitter and more are all fair game in creating a look that reflects the complicated nature of your gender.Same goes for makeup!Try a little glitter on its own, or some blush with a more masculine outfit. Sometimes a little eye makeup or a dark or bright lip can go a long way in making you feel like the hawtest genderqueer babe of all time.
7).Play dress up as much as possible for self care and new ideas.Not only is dress up a super important form of self care that I engage in at least once a week, it helps you understand where you are going on your gender journey and what works for you. It is also a good time to try things out that you are scared to try on a rushed Monday morning and it can give you some solid ideas for new outfits (or makeup!).
This is all I can think of right now. If you have something to add please reblog or reply to add your advice. Good luck hotties! Don’t take any shit from other people and don’t be scared to take chances.
All my love,
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