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OOTD: Big Girls Can Wear Light Jeans, Too

July 28, 2011

I think some time during my high school years when jeans with crazy shading were in style I heard one of those “fat girls can’t” statements.

“Fat girls can’t wear light jeans. It makes their thighs look bigger.”

Well from then on I pretty much stayed as far away from light colored jeans as I possibly could. Even medium wash jeans had to sneak into my sea of dark denim because I kept thinking that light denim was a no-no. This summer I was buying my typical stock of Old Navy cropped denim/capris and bermuda shorts when I realized I only had two options: medium wash and light wash. I was faced with either wearing the same colored jeans all summer for every outfit or to bite the bullet and try the light denim wash, so I went for it.

I’ve previously only worn this light denim with light tops, but I decided to wear it out with a black top. When I was wearing it, I liked it a lot. I’m a little ambivalent about it right now, but one thing is for sure: light denim can be a do.

I picked up this print top at Nordstrom, which has hands down the most impressive plus section of any department store I’ve been in. I worried that their clothes wouldn’t fit me since they stop at 3X/24, but I’ve easily fit into everything I  tried on, including a Suzi Chin dress that was labelled three sizes below my typical dress size. Since the top had a busy print, I kept it simple with suede black shoes, and a cocktail ring and earrings in silver. I finished the look with my new M.A.C. lipstick in “Lustering” which is a beautiful bright pink.


The pattern is a mixture of birds and floral print with grayish-blue and white colors.

I love this ring’s unusual shape and marbled faux-stone. Forever21 has really been pushing rings with expandable/elastic bands, and I’ve been reaping the benefits!

Shop: Top, Jeans, Shoes, Ring (similar), Earrings (similar), Lipstick in “Lustering”

Do you wear light denim? If so, do you pair it with light or dark items?

What “fat girls can’t…” have you turned into “fat girls can”?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 28, 2011 9:31 pm

    No, always stay in the darker side. Just couldn’t find a perfect light denim jeans for me..
    You are rocking the outfit btw, really looks good on you.

  2. July 28, 2011 9:59 pm

    I have the exact same crops and I freaking love them! I usually pair mine with a tank top and a lightweight cardigan and some cute flats. Easy peasy! You look great as always… and I’m diggin’ the birdie print! Too cute!

  3. July 29, 2011 1:58 am

    I don’t wear light coloured jeans but only because I don’t like them rather than I shouldn’t wear them. I pretty much wear every no no – skinny jeans, horizontal stripes, ruffles on my bust…etc. Oli like to rebel 🙂

  4. July 29, 2011 6:30 pm

    Love that top!!

  5. keeralynn permalink
    August 5, 2011 10:47 am

    One Fat girls can’t that I’ve turned into a Fat girls can is horizontal stripes. You look great,. btw.

  6. Jason permalink
    May 26, 2017 6:57 pm

    Can we talk about how unreal gorgeous you are??

    Officially weak in the knees……

  7. Nick Ricketts permalink
    September 20, 2017 4:36 pm

    No way! I spoke to this girl on Plenty Of Fish dating!

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