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Tess Holliday: ‘It’s hard buying vintage when you’re fat – this kaftan made me gasp’

By As told to Leah Harper

The model says she is known for showing a lot of skin, but her favourite outfit is a flowing 70s dress that makes her feel confident and beautiful

It’s hard when you’re buying vintage clothes to find something that fits your body, especially when you’re fat. So I gasped when I saw this 70s kaftan in a Los Angeles vintage store a few years ago, because it was so beautiful and unique. The woman who ran the store had saved it for me – I live nearby and she knows I love vintage kaftans.

Then, of course, a negative voice crept in, saying: “It’s not going to fit you,” because it’s very rare that I can wear anything off the rack – but it did. It was right after I had had my second child; when I tried it on, it instantly lifted my spirits. Since then, it has become my favourite outfit. I’ve worn it in Palm Springs with big earrings and fun accessories; I wore it to the series premiere of Queer Eye; I’ve even dressed it up and done red carpets in it.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/mar/26/tess-holliday-its-hard-buying-vintage-when-youre-fat-this-kaftan-made-me-gasp