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In Which Fatso Needs New Clothes

I mentioned (I think) last week on Twitter, that I’m pretty annoyed right now with the market for plus-size workout gear.

What I’m using right now is two pairs of cropped jogging pants from Evans, both from about five years ago, and a pair of cropped jogging pants from Yours Clothing that I bought last year.

For my tops, I wear random t-shirts, with the sleeves tucked into my bra straps (sleeves make me too hot) or a long-length, stretchy black scoop-neck vest from Evans that I bought in 2009, when I moved back to Scotland.

I have never found anything like the really good skorts, that runners use, in my size. No really good leggings, nothing like that.


I cannot find decent workout gear.

Not that I could afford decent workout gear if I could find it in my size, but…

Anybody else out there have the same problem?

Size 30/32, working out on a regular basis, vain enough that you wanna look good at the gym, but can’t find the stuff that’ll let you do it?

Please tell me I’m not alone in this dilemma.

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4 thoughts on “In Which Fatso Needs New Clothes”

  1. Hiya,

    If it helps I found some leggings on ebay that have been a godsend for me, and £3.99 each so I now have 7 pairs! lol. They stay all the way down to my ankles even after washing (I'm 5ft8) and are high waisted to cover my tummy.

    They go up to size 28/30 in all different colours and that size has been fine for me so far – I know you weigh a lot less and have a lot thinner legs than I do too so hopefully you could test 1 pair out at least?

    Search Full Lenth Cotton Leggings All Colours Sizes * 8 – 32 * on ebay, the seller is geearr786

    Hope this helps!


    1. Thanks for that, Angela; I've taken a look at them, and they're definitely cheap enough to multi-buy for the gym! Hopefully I'll get used to wearing full-length leggings. I really prefer cropped pants/ANYTHING for the gym, but needs must, etc. 🙂

      Fingers crossed if/when I buy a pair, they'll be all right. NEED NEW PANTS.

      Much appreciated! 😀

      [Edit]: Although, having said that, they also sell CROPPED LEGGINGS for the same price. AWESOME. DOUBLY MUCHLY APPRECIATED!

  2. I just had a moan about this on my blog! I am hovering around a size 18 now and I have trouble finding nice workout gear. I was so pissed off today that it was a mission to find a damn key pouch to go around my hips for when I'm out hiking / running. So infuriating!

    Don't have any helpful suggestions as I'm in South Africa, but I feel your pain.

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