Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek®) is essentially the Super Bowl of the plus size community, or at least that is the best way to describe its significance and depth within the industry. It is the week to preview what’s to come in fashion, sport your best stylish looks, network with the who’s who in the industry and reconnect with old friends.
It is the series of events that sends plus size fashionistas scurrying both online and in store for show stopping white looks and head spinning evening attire. Aside from all that though, it is one of the beautiful opportunities, the plus size community has to join together in a safe and embracing environment of celebration for being big, bold and beautiful.
Photo provided by Farrah Estrella of the Estrella Report
As I walked toward the pier for the Curves at Sea All White Cruise, I couldn’t help but admire the air of unapologetic confidence that cloaked the venue as plus size woman from all walks of life: stylists, bloggers, lawyers, doctors, reporters, secretaries, sales associates, athletes and stay at home moms, all joined forces for the love of something simple, fashion. The terrible memories of pants not fitting, a horrible scar that not even makeup will cover and the overwhelming fat girl feeling were just a distant story. 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 became just numbers. And on that cruise, I and all the women around me were just girls loving life.
So here is a look at what I wore to the infamous Full Figured Fashion Week, Curves at Sea All White Cruise. Wearing a crop top was WAY out of my comfort zone but also was the idea of a white pair of culotte. I guess you can say I really want to push myself to try something different, and as you can see, the world didn’t end because I showed off my bare tummy or as a short girl I sported a pair of cropped pants. On the contrary, I felt confident and invigorated.
When was the last time you stepped way outside of your comfort zone?
Rings: Fashion to Figure
Disclosure: Items in this look were provided by Lane Bryant, Fashion to Figure and Simply Be. However, all opinions expressed are my honest thoughts based on my personal experiences.