You might have noticed that there hasn't been a lot of content lately, because things happen -- most notably, Kate and I have to go be professional writers sometimes, not to mention the fact that we're both pretty strenuously ADD, and SM and A Sarah have the equally if not more time-consuming demands of academia. … Continue reading Wait, you mean there are supposed to be WOMEN inside these clothes?
So yeah, adding another co-blogger was theoretically supposed to increase frequency of posting, but then A Sarah and Fillyjonk both had the nerve to go out of town and have lives or something, and Sweet Machine and I have both been dealing with shit that keeps us away from the blog, and I got really … Continue reading Open thread
The magazines have started. We are now in the pre-season -- the "unless you're already quite thin, it's time to start losing weight if you want to show your body in public this summer!" phase. (If you are quite thin, please wait for our May issue, when we'll tell you you're too pale*, hairy, blemished, … Continue reading Bathing Suit Season
Did y'all see this? Forever 21 is launching a plus-size line, called Faith 21, starting in May. That's the good news. The bad news? "Junior plus sizes include XL, 1X and 2X." Dude, they didn't even have XL before? Junior XL? Sigh. And of course they stop at 2X. And of course it's a junior … Continue reading Forever 21 Launching Plus-Size Line
Ms. Aretha Franklin sings "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" while wearing the best hat in the history of millinery.
As we're facing a bit of a blogging slow-down here at Shapely Prose, we thought we'd occasionally repost some pieces that you might have missed the first time around or that might warrant a second look. If you've got suggestions for posts you'd like to see again, email me! This post was originally written by … Continue reading From the Archives: Fat Acceptance and the Acceptance of Fat
One of the best things you can do for your sense of self-worth is stop reading "women's" magazines. They have to sell you figuratively on your own "imperfections" in order to literally sell you the beauty products that are their raison d'etre. Throwing those magazines away -- or canceling your subscription, or reading Newsweek instead … Continue reading Friday fluff: Style inspiration