There's no time like summer for a good print, and plus size food clothes are one of my favorite ways to style an outfit that flies in the face of diet culture. In a society where food shaming is rampant, rocking a cupcake dress or a taco T-shirt can be more than a playful style statement: They're a way to break down stereotypes of the "good fatty" who is constantly trying to atone for their size. Because, let's face it, food is one of the great necessities and pleasures of life, no matter your size; and what better way to declare loyalty to your favorite eats than with a killer outfit?
Whether it's an in-your-face top declaring your right to your favorite snacks, or a little sundress emblazoned with the healthy veggies you love, food-themed fashion is a fun way to add some style and substance to your outfits. I remember how inspired I was the first time I saw a fat girl foodie reference in fashion — in my case, it was Gabi Gregg's killer Beyoncé sweatshirt. I loved how Gregg was making such an unapologetic statement in favor of her body, food, and pleasure, and to this day, this is still one of my favorite plus size style moments.
So if you want to try out some delicious new fashion designs that clap back at plus size prejudice, check out these 13 fabulous foodie styles for great, diet-free dressing.
1. Cupcake Cuteness
CowCow Cupcake Print Skater Dress, Sizes XS - 3X, $18.99, Amazon
When author and activist Jes Baker recently posted pics in one of these adorable printed skater dresses, I was in love. The ultimate fashion steal, these flirty frocks are under $20 a piece, and come in a slew of different prints to suit your fancy. I particularly enjoy this sweet cupcake print, for starters.
2. Cherry Bomb
Cherry Bodysuit, Sizes 0X - 3X, $17.90, Forever 21
This rosy red bodysuit will be the cherry on top of any outfit. Summer style just got sweeter.
3. Citrus Crop
Casey Off-The-Shoulder Top, Sizes XS - 3X, $39, Rue 107
Wear this bright citrus top out for brunch and mimosas. The zesty color combo is perfect for fun weekend plans.
4. Taco Time
Let's Taco Scoop Tee, Sizes 0X - 6X, $28.90, Torrid
If your love of tacos is legendary, show your passion with this playful tee. But be careful, you might find yourself suddenly and inexplicably craving guacamole.
5. Garden Fresh
Inspired Taste Dress, Sizes XS - 4X, $119.99, ModCloth
For veggie lovers, this sweet sundress is a fun and flirty warm weather option. You'll look absolutely fabulous whether you're whipping up a plate of Instagram-worthy avocado toast, or creating your own ideal summer salad recipe.
6. Let Them Eat Cake
Cake By The Pound Sweatshirt, Sizes XS - 5X, $45, StyleWars
When is it not the right moment for a Beyoncé quote? I'm thinking of grabbing one of these as a homage to two of my favorite fashionistas.
7. Tropical Treat
Cutout Easy Dress, Sizes 14 - 28, $89.90, Eloquii
Your summer wardrobe's about to get juicy with an easy shift dress in tropical fruit hues. Perfect for a sunny getaway, or your next weekend pool party.
8. Make A Statement
Diet Industry Dropout Tee, Sizes L - 5X, $18.99, Chubby Cartwheels
Although not technically a food print, this bold tee from Chubby Cartwheels feels like a must-have for body positive divas everywhere. As badass fat babe Virgie Tovar has said, lose hate, not weight.
9. Comfort Food Classics
Good Enough To Eat Dress, Sizes XS - 4X, $79.99, ModCloth
When a little print just isn't enough, this dress has a motif-mixing overload of cute, diner-inspired food patterns to fulfill your every wish. What could be sweeter?
10. Sweet Sequins
Sequin Cherry T-Shirt, Sizes 12 - 24, $30, ASOS
For a slightly more subdued but still quirky approach, this embellished cherry tee is a great, easy basic with just a touch of tongue-in-cheek fun. Sequins really do make everything better.
11. Kitchen Kitsch
Kellie In The Kitchen Dress, Sizes XS - 4X, $168, Bernie Dexter
This adorable, kitchen-themed dress is made for fashionistas who love Betty Crocker and Bettie Page in equal measure. With a piece this good, you'll be cooking up the perfect vintage-glam outfit in no time.
12. Strawberry Feels
Berry Good Tank, Sizes 14 - 20, $29.99, Society Plus
Show your sweet side in this berry-hued tank that's perfect for lounging. You'll look positively delicious.
13. Doughnut Delights
Cowcow Donut Skater Dress, Sizes XS - 5X, $18.99, Amazon
I couldn't resist adding one more patterned dress from Cowcow, mainly because doughnuts are one of my all-time favorite treats. So, it's no surprise that this bright little number has me feeling some major cravings.
Show off a bold sense of style and an unapologetic attitude in plus size foodie fashion that laughs in the face of diet rhetoric. These fun and fabulous designs are the tasty treats your closet has been hoping for.
Images: Courtesy Brands