Love at first step

Posted on March 7, 2013

Plus Size Fashion Shoes Brian Atwood Love at first step

Brian Atwood

Her beauty was timeless and I admired her strong and gentle curves from a distance. I tried to walk away but she whispered, “take me home” and then I lost it .I picked her up, turned to the sales clerk and said,” I’ll take those in a size 10 please”.

Plus Size Blogger Fashion Accesories Love at first step

Gianvito Rossi

Finding that perfect shoe can be a labour of love and if you’re plus size and have wide feet and big calves (I wear a size 10-11) it can often be challenging.  Here are some tips for finding that perfect pair of shoes

*If you’re a designer shoe fanatic like me wait until the end of the season to purchase those coveted heels (stores often discount shoes up to 70%)

*Don’t be afraid to purchase shoes online because you can always return them if they don’t fit (Zappos goes up to a size 20!, US Shipment only)

*If you can’t find your size in the store don’t be afraid to ask them to make a special order. For those of you that are a fan of Stuart Weitzman sizing goes up to a size 14. *Canadian readers you have to pre order your size during the trunk sale contact your local store for details.

*Go to specialty stores: Long Tall Sally (formerly Tall Girls) goes up to size 13.

*Look out for warehouse sales: If you’re in the Toronto area check out the Shoe Lovers designer shoe warehouse sale on March 30 sizes go up size 11!

Nina Ricci Love at first step

Nina Ricci

Charlotte Olympia Plus Size Shoes Love at first step

Charlotte Olympia

ALIA CROC AFFECT BOOTS Love at first step


Photo’s by Siddiqui Sight & Vision

Aldo has collaborated with UK designers Preen and Roksanda Ilincic  for Fall 2013. Now we can have designer shoes for a fraction of the cost. The shoes will be available to purchase at the end of the year.

Remember curvy, plus -size and fat fashionista’s you can never go wrong with a bold statement. Spring calls for bright colours, chunky heels and metallics.

Your style should not be defined by your size!



Jill’s Fashion Fact:

No pain real gain. The old adage, “No pain no gain” couldn’t be more wrong! Many fancy gals have taken this malarkey to unprecedented new heights. Sure you look fabulous hot stepping down the street all eyes at your ankles but internally our bodies may be screaming in sheer terror especially after the 2nd hour on the high rise. According to a 2012 Australian based study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, women who abuse high heels regularly could suffer from permanent damage to their knees, hips, back and tendons.  Orthopedic, foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Brian Thompson encourages women to wear heels in moderation and alternate them with other more functional shoes. Remember ladies less or thicker heels are sometimes more!

Study reveals health risks associated with high heels

Ji!! Andrew, Phd (c.) Fat in the City/FAES (Fashion at Every Size) Movement, Co-creator; BITE ME! Toronto Int’l Body Image Film & Arts Festival, Director & Founder.



Posted in Body Image, Designer Shoes

  • Daniela

    the heels in the first picture are so wonderful! i love them! i hardly wear heels myself because I just cant walk in them or my feet hurt after some time! Thats why I wear platforms/wedges. H&M has a cute selection…and the ones that make me dance all night long are the ones from the Divided section which only go up to a size 40/US 8,5 whereas I wear a 9/9,5! I get lucky sometimes!

    • fatinthecity

      I’m a sucker for nice shoes! I try and buy shoes that I can actually wear:) Platform , wedges and block heels are the best:)

  • Deidre Miller

    I also find most high heels uncomfortable, but they look great and I salute the plus sized women who can rock them for hours on end. For myself, I have a rule: no taxi, no high heels. I do not like to walk more than a couple of blocks in them or to stand up on public transport on a pair of high, tottering heels. I have many pairs of 3-4 inch heels in my closet that I’ve owned for years or even decades but have only worn a few times. The exceptions: a pair of cute black wedges and a pair of square heeled suede knee high boots. I also have a few pairs of 1-2 inch heels that I wouldn’t hesitate to wear for a day on my feet. The ones that are in style now are just TOO HIGH.

    • fatinthecity

      I hear ya! I can’t tell you the amount of taxi’s I’ve been in wearing fabulous heels. I try and stick to block high heels. Sigh, I remember back in the day when I’d wear heels to a club and it was so painful I could barely dance. Luckily I’m older and so much wiser now:)