Why yes they can!....you didn't expect a no, did you? ;)
I believe anyone can wear anything they want but it all boils down to how you feel in it. Fat, short, thick, thin or tall, wear whatever. However, I understand there are certain pieces that you can totally adore but fit awkwardly in real life. For me, it's been overalls. I've always wanted a pair but always look kinda weird on me. They bunch up around my thighs, end up riding up and creating an awful wedged look around my crotch area (eek!)! Not a good look. A common problem for us curvy/thick thighed ladies.
Good news ladies, I believe I've figured out how curvy ladies like us can wear overalls comfortably and fabulously. Here's how:
Find the right fit - Small top half but heavier down below? Find overalls in similar dimensions. It'll fit your top half nicely, especially if it cinches in at the waist, but with a looser fit below. I prefer a much looser bottom to prevent any sort of bunchiness.
Opt for a fun print - Why? If the fit's not perfect, best to distract your admirers (and yourself!) with a cool print. Polka dots, stripes, embroidery, patterns, go for it! Every sin is forgiven with a lil print :)
Make a trip to a tailor - Can't find the fit you want? Here's fantastic advice from my brilliant sister, buy a bigger size and head to your nearest tailor. She swears by this and I can testify it works cos she always looks snatched! A stitch here and there and you'll have the overalls of your dreams.
I got to explore Cuba back in Feb in this cute and comfy pair from Modcloth. They fit perfectly and were silly adorable. I went for a vintagey retro vibe by quiffing my hair and tying a scarf round my hair. A simple chocker round my neck, brown wedges, my life changing (yes they are!) sunnies and bright red lippie on the lips.
P.S. You can shop versions of my look but scrolling to the bottom of this post. Thank me later ;)
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