To this day, a post on Can A Plus Size Woman Dress High WASP? remains one of the most visited on Privilege. Which highlights a problem.
What do I mean? If one were to be so bold, one might might say that High WASP style requires Appropriateness above all. I do not know a noun form for Appropriate. If one existed I would probably have to tattoo it on my hip where no one could see. However, I would know. It would help me to remember, when I forget. But I digress.
It’s hard to find Appropriate for Plus Sizes. I plan to continue the quest. For today, we have Appropriate If You Are Going To Manhattan And Cherish Trends Plus Size, from Fashion to Figure. Look. Camel.
Look. Leggings with that little bit of volume at the ankle.
I was just in Manhattan. Out of every 25 people who looked stylish, because no, not everyone in Manhattan does, at least 10 were wearing something like the above. On the Upper East Side, with knee high boots. Even over the knee with a high cuff. Midtown, flats. And Downtown, although I didn’t get there this time, I imagine fierce booties of some sort or another. Possibly studded. I hear Doc Martens are threatening a comeback.
By the way, you will want either a) long hair b) a headband or headstrap if you’re cool c) dangling earrings. A cropped or a 3/4 length jacket. Now walk with long strides, or catch a cab with your arm held just so.
This is trendy clothing. It doesn’t have to last forever. In fact, if it did, you’d ruefully throw it out in a year or two. This is the kind of clothing you buy to work perfectly for one year, wear to pieces, and replace the year when suddenly we’re all in palazzo. Or flares. Or whatever they cook up next.
Winner will be chosen Wednesday. Please tell me a story of the trendiest thing you ever owned, that still fell into the category of Appropriate.
The party is winding down. The guests are seated, content, full. And then the sight of one more present brings them to their feet.
Images via Fashion to Figure