I’m plus-size and the H&M leggings I bought risked a NSFW wardrobe malfunction – here's where they went horribly wrong | The Sun

A PLUS-size fashion influencer experienced an NSFW wardrobe malfunction after trying on a pair of leggings from H&M and says she couldn't wear them to the gym.

Daquana White shares plus-size fashion tips and styling advice with her over 260,000 subscribers on YouTube.

In one of her videos, Daquana modeled H&M clothes, which she'd never purchased or worn before.

"I feel like I may have had some of their accessories once upon a time," Daquana said, but she recalled visiting the store at the mall with friends and never finding anything in her size.

Shopping online, the fashion expert was able to find pieces from H&M's curvy collection that fit her body type.

First up in her haul were a pair of jeans and a ruched, button-down top.

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The True to You Skinny High Jeans, which Daquana bought in a 4X, typically retail for $39.99.

"I was kinda shooketh," the blogger admitted. "Holding them up, I was like 'there is no way.'"

But once she pulled the jeans on, they fit perfectly.

To find the right size, Daquana read reviews and listened to other buyers' feedback on the fit and sizing.

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"They do feel like a jegging rather than a jean," she added. "They give denim weight, but jegging stretch."

Daquana paired her jeans with an H&M+ Gathered Blouse, which retails for $17.99.

"This is like a stretchy velvet material," Daquana said, and demonstrated a few ways to wear the versatile top: at its full length, tucked upwards as a crop top, or tied into a half-shirt.

She kept the top on while changing into the Curvy Ultra High Jeggings in a size 26, which sell for $19.99

Though the black jeggings came in a trendy wash and a thinner, lightweight material, Daquana was surprised to find they had a tighter fit than the jeans.

"This is the back," she said, turning to show where the waist of the pants dipped down.

"I do feel like they are too low," she added, saying that the jeggings might not be appropriate for outside the home. "It will give booty crack."

Next, Daquana tried on the sporty Sweatshirt Dress, in a size 4X, regularly priced at $29.99.

"I thought this would be kind of dope with a yellow sneaker or accessories to pull out that yellow wording," she said, pointing at the bright logo which read DES SPORTS.

"This is really, really comfortable," Daquana told viewers. She said that she didn't own many t-shirt or sweatshirt dresses so the casual outfit would be a nice addition to her wardrobe.

"It's roomier and doesn't feel too too snug," she added. "I do love the length of it." The loose sleeves had cuffed wrists, too, for a more tailored look.

Her next pick was a 3X – a size smaller than her other choices – and in a bodycon material, but Daquana said it fit perfectly.

"I love this," Daquana said, modeling the $24.99 Collared Dress.

"It's giving kind of preppy vibes and it's not focusing too much on that tummy area."

She turned to show off the length of the dress, which could be shortened slightly by gathering the material, and complimented the cute cap sleeves that weren't too tight on her arms.

Then Daquana put on a bandeau top from another brand to model three pairs of leggings.

The first pair, the V-Waist Leggings in a 4X, cost only $12.99 – and that low price point showed.

At first, Daquana hoped the black leggings were just shiny, but as soon as she turned around, it became obvious how translucent they were.

"I can definitely see the tags in the back," Daquana said, spinning back to face the camera. "It was definitely giving very sheer when I turned around."

Though they fit her well, Daquana said the thin leggings were only suitable to wear under clothes, not as pants.

"I wouldn't wear these to the gym," she warned.


The Sporty Leggings, also a 4X, cost twice as much at $24.99.

Despite Daquana buying them in a soft blush color, the leggings were opaque and sturdy. She was a little confused by how much larger the Sporty fit seemed.

"I could've definitely got a 3X in these," Daquana said. "These are softer and they do fit more stretchy."

The Crease-Front Leggings were similar and priced at $24.99.

Though they, too, were a 4X, Daquana was surprised by the snug fit.

The elastic in the waistband didn't do much for a flattering fit.

"It's just kind of folding over," Daquana said, showing the waistband. "What's the point?"

And when she turned to show the area in the back where the waistband was rolling down, she discovered this pair of black leggings was also sheer when the tag was visible through the fabric.


The final item Daquana modeled was a stylish coat. The Long Puffer Jacket is regularly $59.99, though like many of the items in her haul, the blogger bought it on sale.

Daquana was pleased with the look and weight of the "big old bubble coat"

"I like this, I really really do," she told viewers, adding that the material was breathable and not too hot.

Bubble coats are super trendy – the blogger bought the jacket after purchasing a vest in similar material – but Daquana warned viewers that it would take savvy styling to replicate the chic streetwear look of high-end designer versions.

"You don't want this to look like a big old trash bag," she joked.

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