Shoes: Zoe Wittner www.wittner.com.au
Now, I’m the first to admit that the number one fat-girl fashion rule (thou shalt not wear horizontal stripes for it maketh you look big) is bollocks, but I think there might just be something in the whole vertical stripes make you look slimmer thing.
I found this dress at one of those ridiculous little asian-clothing shops along Bridge Road in Melbourne. It stopped me dead when I saw it in the window, and I never dreamt that they would actually have it in a size that – albeit barely – would fit. Thank God for my little sister, who insisted I go in and check, and then again insisted that I buy it when I was vacillating over whether or not it was wearable.
It is absurdly tight, but I love it, and I’m often getting comments on it. It’s actually an ingenious style – the dress zips up first before it buttons, so even though my generous thighs and bust are straining the seams the button closure doesn’t gape. Hurrah!