Is it okay for someone chubby/fat to wear hanfu? I don't see many exemples of fat people wearing them, so i don't know if it's okay or if there is a better type of hanfu for fat people to wear… Sorry if i'm being annoying, have a good day 🐝
Hi, thanks for the question – you’re not being annoying at all!
Of course it’s okay for someone chubby/fat to wear hanfu! As traditional Chinese clothing, hanfu is not limited to certain body sizes.
While photos of plus-size people wearing hanfu are out there, I agree that they are rare. However, people are taking steps to remedy that – for example, here’s an article about a hanfu designer who is purposefully designing (and modeling) hanfu for plus-sized customers. All images in this post are from her online store.
As you can see, Tang Dynasty-style hanfu (especially chest-high ruqun) is the most closely associated with fuller figures, since that was the beauty ideal of the time. However, feel free to wear whatever style you want – there’s no limit!
For further information on plus-size hanfu, please see this previous post.
Hope this helps!