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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HOW I REALLY FEEL ABOUT PLUS SIZE MOM JEANS

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger Natalie Craig Natalie in the City reviews mom jeans and silk bandana tops Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger Natalie Craig Natalie in the City reviews mom jeans and silk bandana topsThe short answer: IDK. The long answer: yes, some. Hell no to others. Why is my answer more nuanced instead of straight forward? Well, because while plus size mom jeans are one type of style, there are many different fits and looks. 

I usually stick to plus size skinny jeans that have lots of stretch because I love a tight fit that hugs my curves just right. But I recently became interested in mom jeans when I saw a bunch of thin women wearing them. My first thought was like, "Wow, this is a cool style....it looks great." I ordered a bunch of mom jeans without considering that they may look different on me because I am plus size. I make this mistake a lot. And I say "mistake," because while I am pushing myself to dress more out of my comfort zone and abandon the idea that everything I wear has to be "flattering" on my plus size figure, I still dress for flattery. I think it is just an automatic instinct and reaction that I have when something doesn't look sleek or fitted on my curves to hate it. And I thank society for that. So of course, when I got my package of mom jeans, I didn't love how they looked on me at first. But I spent a couple of days wearing them, and getting used to seeing myself in the style. I finally came around to love these light wash mom jeans from Fashion Nova. They were much more fitted and structured than the distressed mom jeans I first tried, which made me love them even more because they were kind of a perfect mix between skinny jeans and boyfriend jeans. And since I am working on not dressing for flattery, I will acknowledge that embracing a light wash denim is progress for me because I used to only stick to dark colored denim because it looked more slimming. I think one reason why these mom jeans were more fitted than the average pair is because they virtually had no stretch. They were very tight, and even hard to get on at first, but they stretched out a little more as I wore them. I topped off the look with this silk bandana top, which was so chic and sexy! The plus size bandana top wasn't the most practical—especially if you have a larger bust—but I was able to wear it around the house most of the day. I think if you had some fashion tape, you could make this top even more practical by securing it in place. But there is definitely something trendy about these triangle tops, and they also remind me of when I was trying to learn how to make a bandana top when I was a kid in the 90s.

All-in-all, I love this look. The jeans were a bit uncomfortable at first because of the lack of stretch and the simple fact that this is a new style for me. But they are definitely growing on me. If you love this look, too, you can use the code "NATINTHECITY" to get 20% off your next Fashion Nova purchase! 

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 2X in both the jeans and the top, which is my usual size. The top fit me perfectly, but the jeans were very tight and hard to get on. I would have sized up had I known they weren't going to be very stretchy.

Fashion Nova sent me this look to review. All opinions are 100% my own!

 

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger Natalie Craig Natalie in the City reviews mom jeans and silk bandana tops
Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger Natalie Craig Natalie in the City reviews mom jeans and silk bandana tops
Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger Natalie Craig Natalie in the City reviews mom jeans and silk bandana tops

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