Full Figured Fashion Week – Unapologetic Confidence




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?



Top (similar, similar, similar): Fame & Partners

Vest (similar, similarsimilar): Dress Barn

Pants & Bracelet (similar): Lane Bryant

Shoes (similar, similar): Simply Be

Clutch (similar, similar, similar): The Limited

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. 

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  • juliette
    June 22, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    What a gorgeous outfit! Someone posted this picture on the Fatshion FB and I’m glad that they did – I love what I’ve seen of your blog. It’s always nice to see bloggers who are not teenagers since I’m not, LOL! Your style is lovely – work appropriate yet inviting and fun/I think it’s a great reflection of the versatile, interesting woman you must be. Quick question – are the culottes true to size? They look amazing on you!

    • darlenelebron@yahoo.com
      June 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you hon! I am in between a 18-20 at Lane Bryant so I decided to go up to the 20.

    • darlenelebron@yahoo.com
      June 24, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Thank you so much! The culottes run pretty true to size. I am a 18-20 at Lane Bryant and I went with a 20.

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