Being overweight is a challenge for anybody. Not only do you face societal stigma (and maybe even judgmental looks) on a daily basis, but finding clothes that are in style and fit correctly can be very, very tough. This challenge multiplies when you're an overweight person who's into vintage clothing. Anytime you have an interest in fashion, you may face some subtle backlash from retail workers and slimmer fashionistas alike. The "ideal" body in today's fashion industry is virtually unattainable for many women, and when you're overweight, scorn is unfortunately common. If that isn't enough to deal with, anyone who's spent any amount of time shopping in vintage stores can tell you that there are few (if any) plus-sized options available. Maybe clothing in the past was made for smaller sizes, or maybe those items that persist are smaller. Either way, finding vintage clothing can be next to impossible in bigger sizes. For those who are smaller, it's possible to take in a dress or skirt, but unless you have an exact fabric match, it's not possible to add fabric to make a given piece bigger. So what are some ways to shop vintage when there aren't many things in your size?