I Don’t Normally Do Fatshion Posts, But…

So lately I’ve been bitching a lot about the dilemma I have in dressing myself: Apparently in the world of fashion, there is a belief that you can be tall, or you can be fat, but you can’t be tall and fat at the same time. Finding tops that are long enough to hit at a flattering length is damn near impossible. I’d need something at least 31 inches in length to do that, and virtually ever top known to fashion stops at about 28 inches max. Likewise, virtually every dress I try on that looks like it’s supposed to hit just below the knee misses the mark on me by about two inches. It’s a pisser. I’m telling you.

The other problem I have is that a lot of what’s out there is actually clothing designed with skinny women in mind, scaled up to my size whether it’ll look good on someone like me or not. Like cropped tops, stuff with spaghetti straps, miniskirts, the dreaded “jeggings” that seem to have crawled up out of the bowls of hell this year, etc. Whether they come in my size or not, they are manifestly not. for. me.

So I figure hey, the Internet is a big place, there has GOT to be something else out there. And apparently there is, and it comes from Germany, although it has spread across Europe and is starting to show up stateside. And it’s also hella expensive. But it’s lush and it’s long and it looks like exactly what I’ve been longing for, so I’m gonna squeeze what I can out of my budget and attempt to incorporate this stuff into my wardrobe one piece at a time.

Ladies (and freaky gents who read posts like this), I give you Lagenlook. Maybe you knew about it all along and this is not the revelation for you that it was for me. In which case, shame on you for not telling me sooner!

After poking around on the net quite a bit, I’ve found a handful of sites where I intend to spend way the heck too much money some time in the near future. In order from most financially dangerous to least, here they are:

Tatiana Palnitska (by far the most expensive, but soooo cool.

Navabi U.S. (the link is to the very first thing I plan to buy from Navabi.  One of the coolest things about the site is that you can watch a video of each garment being worn by a live human being and get a good feel for size, drape, etc.  Watch the vid of this red wool top– don’t you want to break out the plastic RIGHT FREAKING NOW and buy it?

Sunheart Clothing (I’ve actually already a few pieces from Sunheart.  The proprietor is very helpful and friendly and sells quite a bit on Ebay as well)

Lotus Traders (also has an active Ebay store)

Love your Peaches also has a LagenLook Corner

If you poke around places like 1000Markets and Etsy, you’ll also find some pieces by Coco & Juan which are handsewn and fairly reasonably priced.

I still have a few more monster payments to make on my Invisalign, but as soon as that’s done, it’s time to shop.  Stay tuned.


7 Responses to “I Don’t Normally Do Fatshion Posts, But…”

  1. Maryam Says:


    this is the Managing Director of navabi. I read your post and would like to give you and your readers a coupon code . If you are interested id be glad to get in touch. Just write me an email to z.dehnadi@navabi.de

    Looking forward to hear from you.



  2. thefatchickdiaries Says:

    Zohejr, thank you so much! I just bought two sweaters (the last two of the Barbara Speer “wool coat” style), but you can get I’ll be in touch next time I’m ready to buy! By the way, I am amazed by how fast the shipping was, and the sweaters themselves are WONDERFUL!!!

  3. Coupon Code for Navabi! Knock yourselves out! « The Fat Chick Diaries Says:

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  4. Kat Says:

    I was really happy to see your post as I thought I was the only one in the US scouring the web for anything Lagenlook and affordable. I’m constantly checking on ebay and bought a few of the Coco and Juan pieces there at a fairly reasonable price. I emailed navabi, thanks so much for the info. If I run into any good Lagenlook deals, I’ll let you know and would appreciate the same. Have a good day!

  5. Trev Says:


    Well, i came across your post with interest and wanted to let you know about our online clothing boutique. We have been selling clothing in the lagenlook style for many years now. We have our website http://www.idaretobe.com and also an eBay store daretobe-individual-fashion.
    We are UK based but have numerous customers and now friend in the US and worldwide. We would love you and your readers to come and take a look around, and please do get in contact as we are more than happy to help.
    Kindest Regards
    idaretobe team

  6. Sal Says:

    Hi – glad to see you’ve found the awesome things at LotusTraders and mention us in your blog post. We’ve just had a big webstore update and can be found at http://www.lotustradersclothing.com with a fabulous selection of misses and plus size lagenlook fashion, and lots of hippie boho chic too. And there are offers on the home page – check it out!

  7. Jay Christie Says:

    Please check out the USA based clothing line at skullzlondon.com
    We have been producing Lagenlook fashions since 2007.

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