8 January 2014

Question Time

As I have mentioned previously, once a month I write a guest post on Fashion Worked.  Fashion Worked is a fantastic fashion and opinion site which aims to be inclusive and promote a better body image for all.  As such, they kindly asked me to be their “Plus Perspective” guest blogger once a month.

For my next post with them I wanted to do an open question and answer session.  What I have noticed since starting fashion blogging myself is that there always seem to be questions when it comes to plus size fashion bloggers.  Whether it be about the fashion we choose, confidence levels, or the body image that we have of ourselves.  I know that I was mystified to see confident, happy in front of the camera women when I first started myself, until I grew into one.

For example I was once participating in the weekly #psbloggerschat when I saw someone ask why it was that plus size bloggers felt the need to hold their own separate chat, aside from the regular #fbloggers chat.

If I remember rightly a few different people answered her, my answer being that with only certain stores available to shop in, it made sense to have somewhere where you can pool your information to find the best fashion.  Also for people just coming into fashion blogging or in need of a place to grow your confidence, it was a great resource to have.

The girl asking the question had never thought about it in those terms before and said as much, adding that it seemed to separate us apart when there was no need.  If only everyone in the world thought this way!  

It made me wonder, what other preconceptions/questions/wonderments do others have about plus size bloggers and their fashion blogs?  Are there questions that people want to know but are afraid to ask?  Is it really them and us or can fashion blogging move on to being totally inclusive? 

I certainly don’t have all of the answers and my knowledge in this subject only relates as far as my own experiences, but I would be really interested to find out the views and questions of other fashion bloggers and readers.

So, whether you are a blogger yourself or a reader of fashion blogs, if you have a question can you send it in the below ways.  If you know someone who may be interested in this, I would be grateful if you could share the post.  

Email: thecurvedopinion@gmail.com  
or cComment on this post

This may be an interesting experiment!  The Q&A post will be up on the FashionWorked in early February.



16 comments:

  1. I can't think of any questions to put forward at the moment, but I'll definitely add a link to this post in this Sunday's "Serendipity Sunday" post. I'll be interested to read the Q&A when it's up, as it's sure to be really interesting and insightful. xx

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    1. Thanks so much Louise! Yours is the next blog I need to catch up on in fact, I have missed so much over Christmas! x

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  2. i cant think of a question but would like to say weldone x

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  3. hope that goes well, now I'm a 14-16 it isn't an issue for me but I remember struggling to find 18-20 maternity that was flattering...

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    1. it's incredible that the shops seem to think only skinny people get pregnant isn't it! I also found that really hard (and am now having the same problem with nursing clothes)

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  4. One of the questions I get asked is "Do you feel comfortable in dressy clothes" because I think sometimes, I don't look comfortable in them and truth is sometimes I don't feel comfortable because I'm not used to wearing them not because of the fit or how they are meant to look. But when you do find a style and fabric that works for you then that's just like magic. F21+ do some lovely comfortable dressy clothes xx

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  5. I agree with hurny2009 enjoyed your post I found it hard to find things that I would normally wear and I often felt I looked awkward and that I just wasn't comfortable.
    Ukblogger xx

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  6. I can't think of any questions right away, but will share this one on Twitter. xx

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  7. I agree with you, I suffer from not thinking anything suits me, I'm a 12-14 (or so I like to think, Primark sizes say otherwise) :(

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  8. I think that anything that separates groups of people from each other is a sad situation. People are different shapes and sizes and super skinny people have issues as much as plus sizes. That said, if certain issues aren't relevant to you it is pointless to be in a group which doesn't discuss stuff that is important or relevant to you.

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  9. Where do you think is the best place to shop for plus size women?

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  10. What a great post! As a larger girl myself I can't really think if anything to ask. I think fashion has change so much in recent years and now there is more to choose from for us larger girls as there is for our lovely slender counterparts.

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  11. A great post! Are plus size catalogues a good way to shop?

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