Have you ever made this statement or asked this question?
I hate the way this pants/top/dress makes me look!
Why cant I just find my size?
Hands up if you have! (I see that hand)
And then the case of something just not fitting you well. Like the pants is too tight around your thighs but then has this weird loose fit around your waist that can just not be remedied by wearing a belt? Or it’s a knee-length dress but you manage to wear it mid-calf. Because you are short like that. How about that shirt that fits your arms nicely, but then that one button in the middle of your bust decides to show off???
Believe it or not, I am one of them.
I can almost see you rolling your eyes at me right now. Now you’re saying, “Yeah, right, you’re so thin”. The myth that people have about my appearance is that I fit into everything and I look good in everything. Lies. I am not keen on bodycon dresses, because my body loves carbs and sugar and I have a bit of a belly. Which I manage to suck in well when I absolutely have to. Also, I’ve been blessed with curves. So “my size” doesn’t actually fit me. Nor does a bigger one or a smaller one. Either its too tight around my thighs, or its too loose around my waist. So I have to settle for whichever I’m willing to compromise on.
I also hate spending a fortune on clothes because honestly, its just laundry. Im a cheapskate – thrift queen of note! Im such an old soul though. I could live off bell sleeve shirts/dresses, high-waisted everything and thick heel shoes.
I think the biggest problem we have is that we have sooo many insecurities around our bodies. Who the heck got to decide what is cute and sexy and good-looking anyways? And how is it that they know me and the things I like? Sadly, we fall victim to these “standards” and then end up being the most miserable about everything we wear, when its actually got nothing to do with our body shape or size. Do you boo, the rest can go fly a kite.
Anyway, now that I’ve vented, I’ve put together a few looks that sort of sums up how I like to dress and what I feel most comfortable in – volume sleeves, high-waisted pants/skirts, platform shoes. I know, I sound way older than I actually am, but I feel like this is me. So don’t judge okay?
I’ll be sharing these looks with you over the next few days so please subscribe and keep your eyes open for that “New post” notification.
While you’re at it, please feel free to share your fashion fails and good advice with me in the comments below ?