I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but do you have any tips for the plus size goth gal looking for clothes? Thrifting isn't really an option in my area, at least for me, and that seems to be the only thing I ever hear.
While thrifting is usually my default answer, I acknowledge that it isn’t a perfect solution. It takes time, luck, patience, and if you’re not on the smaller end of the plus size range, it becomes even more difficult. However, here are some links that might be helpful!
Holy Clothing - good for flowy, romantigoth clothing! Be warned, they toss words such as “g*psy” and “boho” around in descriptions, which is disheartening. But the garments are well-made, and they have a size range that goes up to 5X.
Chic Star - romantigoth, steampunk, and rockabilly dresses, tops, skirts, and jackets, with sizes up to “plus 26”. Their "layered long velvet vest" is one of my favorite items of clothing ever, to the point of my owning four of them (three black velvet, with different buttons that I added, and one red velvet).
Also, always check “normal” stores and see what things you can find that can be added to your gothy wardrobe - basic staples in black can be decorated or altered, or can be worn with gothy accessories.
And now I open it up to peeps reading this: any other helpful plus goth shopping suggestions?
“Ugly is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion. A matter of taste, a whim, an eye, a beholder, an opinion, a spin, light crossing the frame, paint, projection. The moment. Context.”—Margaret Cho (via thatquote)
It kind of upsets me when I see websites that sell these awesome feminist shirts with awesome body positivity and fat acceptance messages and I want like 183937 of them but they’re only sold up to size, like. XL. Or sometimes just L. It’s almost as if the companies who sell/make these shirts are perfectly willing to make money off of the concept of supporting & accepting people no matter what body size, but they’re not willing to go through the trouble of making these shirts accessible to the people who would benefit from these messages the most. It’s upsetting.