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Let me tell you a little story about a shopkeeper with writer’s block.

Once upon a time a shopkeeper needed inspiration to reach out and engage with their customers. So they took a webinar with a marketing “guru” who suggested they use Google’s “People also ask” feature as a jumping off point. The shopkeeper Googled and Googled and then made a list.

The results were… interesting.

Being a nerd they then tried using those results to create some of that AI generated content the kids are all talking about. It went about as well as expected.

As you’ve hopefully guess, the shopkeeper was me. Now I present to you an AI generated blog post entitled “How should plus size people dress?”


When it comes to fashion, there are endless options for people of all shapes and sizes. However, for plus size individuals, finding the perfect outfit can often be a daunting task. With the constant pressure from society to conform to certain beauty standards, it can be difficult to know what to wear that will make you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. In this blog post, we will explore some tips and tricks for plus size people on how to dress in a way that flatters their body type and boosts their self-esteem. From choosing the right fabrics to embracing bold prints and colors, read on for some helpful fashion advice for plus size individuals.

Not bad at all. I don’t hate it.

If you want to wear something, wear it!

Snakes in the Grass Ball Python Leggings

Duh. We knew this. But let’s see where they’re going with this.

If you want to wear something, wear it! If a dress looks good on the hanger, chances are it will look even better on you.

Definitely written by an AI and not anyone who has ever gone shopping ever.

If someone says something about your outfit, who cares? They don’t know what they’re talking about anyway. Plus size people are just as entitled to their opinions as anyone else–and that’s what makes them so special: nobody has ever seen one before!

Better but wtf is that last statement?!?! Nobody has ever seen a plus sized person before? Or a fat person with an opinion?

Plus size people don’t worry about what other people think or say because they’ve learned not everyone is going to like everything in life; instead of wasting time trying to please everyone else, they focus on doing things that make them happy (and if others don’t like it then too bad).

Meh. I wouldn’t generalize but this attitude is definitely on the rise. It can stay.

If you don’t like how a piece looks on you, try something else.

Yes but… societal beauty standards basically tell us that only a certain body type is attractive and the rest of us won’t look good no matter what we do.

Not to mention that shopping can be an emotional mine field. A changing room shrinks smaller and smaller with each item that goes in the reject pile. The bigger you are the less likely closures will stay closed or be able to close at all. You can go to a store and try on 100 things and leave without a single item. So trying something else is easier said than done.

Take a risk! If you don’t like how a piece looks on you, try something else. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice from your friends or family members. They’ll be happy to give it to you!

I agree with taking some risks. I’ve passed up many an item because I assumed it would look weird on my body shape. Sometimes I was right and sometimes I was wrong.

While out shopping, friends and family have asked me to try something on “just to see” with mixed results. Sometimes they get to hear me admitting they were right as I come out of the changing room. Other times they hear “Nope! Fuck this fuckin’ thing!” as the item is flung over the door at them. (I will say as I’ve gotten older I’m more likely to show them how ridiculous I look so long as it covers up enough to prevent an arrest for indecent exposure.)

Plus size people should never feel they have to follow the trends of other people around them (unless they want to). Instead, focus on what makes YOU feel confident and comfortable in what YOU are wearing–not what others are wearing!

Yes. This is 100% correct. Good work AI.

You can wear whatever you like, even if it’s not what everyone else is wearing


The best way to find out what works for you is to try things out and see how they look on your body. If something isn’t flattering or comfortable, don’t be afraid to move on!

I agree with the comfortable part but I hate the concept of clothing being flattering. Many times what they really mean by flattering is it makes you look thinner when you are standing and someone looks at you straight on when the lighting is perfect.

Comfortable and allows freedom of movement should be your priority. If you can’t sit or raise your arms freely, I say skip it. The second thing you should do after trying something on is sit down – even for tops and dresses. It the cut of the clothing is too narrow you’ll find out when you sit. Certain fabrics and cuts are going to naturally ride up or slide down as you move around. We all know how much fun it is to keep adjusting our clothes when out in public.

If a trend comes along that doesn’t appeal to your style sensibilities (but does seem like something people are into), there’s nothing wrong with staying away from it–and even better: maybe instead of following the crowd, you’ll be able to create some new ones yourself by being different.

I don’t think the people in the target market for Valkyrie Apparel need to be told it’s ok to be different. For those of you who aren’t a goth, gamer or geek though this is good advice. It’s ok to hate Crocs and Uggs. It’s also ok to love them even if I cannot fathom why.


In the end, it’s all about finding what works for you. There are no rules when it comes to plus size fashion, and there never will be. So don’t feel like you have to follow someone else’s style just because they say so! If something makes you feel good, then by all means go ahead–wear it with confidence and pride in who you are.

This was a fun writing exercise. Admittedly I removed about 50% of the AI’s content because I felt it was too ridiculous to even make fun of.

Plus I’m wondering if I should check to see who the AI stole the good bits from.

But yeah I enjoyed this. Will have to try it again!