I asked what was meant by the comment. Was I brave because I'd chosen to wear a predominantly black outfit on such a hot day? Was it maybe because my skirt has a pattern of zombie waitresses on it? No, she said, apparently I'm brave because I chose to wear a skirt that fell ever slightly above the knee and I am fatter than her.
Unfortunately, this is a conversation that I have had many times before and I'm sure I'll have again because it is still seen by many as out of the norm when a plus-sized person wears an outfit that those who are smaller wouldn't think twice about picking up.
Wearing a short skirt on a hot day is not brave, it's common sense and an attempt to stay cool and comfortable. It isn't brave to put on any outfit in your size, as obviously, the very fact that it comes in your size means that it is designed to be worn by you. And it certainly isn't brave to show some skin just because I may have a larger body than you.
In short, please do not call me brave for my outfit choices just because I'm plus-sized.