Hi, I'm Natalie...
I am 5'2 and a size 18, which means I am petite AND plus size. Those two sizing terms might seem like polar opposites, but full figures come in a variety of shapes and sizes—one of those being short! As a petite plus size fashionista, it has been extremely difficult to fit into fashion and find clothing made for my body. But I'm here to share my petite plus style tips with you and to show the world that short, plus size women belong in fashion!
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THE GIRL WITH THE STRIPED PANTS

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I know that stripes are having a major moment right now, and maybe that's why I can't stop buying striped things. But even the completely striped, beetlejuice-esque looks have my breaking my neck! Before this year, I had never ever worn striped pants, but as you can see, I have turned over a new leaf. Check out these striped beauties: PALAZZO PANTS, ANYONE?

I found these Striped Crepe Pants at Forever 21 in the plus size section. When they didn't have my size (a 2x) I opted for the next size available, which was a 0X. I took them into the fitting room, and I hoped they would fit. And they did! They fit like a glove, actually. So I proudly marched to the check out and paid $14 for the pants. But after the first time I wore them, they ripped...right down my butt. I can't be mad, though. They were only $14 and they were two sizes, too small. But I'm wondering if I should buy them online in my actual size—and also in both colors. What do you think? For the rest of the outfit, I wore this Sequin Tank Top that I bought from Fashion to Figure like two years ago. And I also topped off the outfit with this Great Escape Cape Jacket from Fashion Nova (here is a similar one  from Worthington).

Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction like this? How did you recover?

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 0X in the Forever 21 Striped Crepe Pants, which is two sizes smaller than my usual size, and I think we can both conclude from the story above that they were too small. I am wearing a 2X in the great Escape Cape Jacket, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly. I am wearing a size 2X in the Sequin Tank Top, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly. 
Photography by: Rorie Raimondi


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