I love the fact that there are so many options in plus size clothing. Honestly, I do. And I also love to see women strutting their stuff in styles that differ from my own. But there are some trends that absolutely puzzle me.
Dark Wash Denim Flared Jegging - Lane Bryant
By definition (according to what I know of fashion and Dictionary.com) a legging is a close-fitting pant. And a jegging is a made-up fashion word which combines jeans and leggings- i.e. a legging that looks like tight jeans. So where the heck does a loose-fitting flared jegging fit into this picture? I really feel like Lane Bryant is trying to pull one over on me with this one. Or capitalize on the fact that women are more interested in buying jeggings than regular, old flared jeans.
Jersey Jogger Capri's- Forever 21
I don't understand the proportions of the harem pant. Baggy around the crotch and through the legs, then cinched in at the thickest part of the leg. It's just...incongruent. I'm most perplexed by this trend being translated into sweatpants, which I'm seeing more and more often.
Cinder Block Shoes
Jeffrey Campbell 'Zealous' Pump- Nordstrom
I'm all about shoes that make you seem taller, longer, more imposing. But I'm not at all about shoes that look heavy as cinder blocks in order to achieve the effect of great height. They're so incredibly stumpy, cutting off right at the ankle. Unless I'm being fitted by the mob for a swim with the fishies, I'll forgo this trend.