Dressing plus-size women has never been about fashion but on how to hide our bodies. We were told to wear clothes that were flattering, not fashionable. But with the growth of fat style bloggers what is flattering has changed.
I always thought I shouldn’t wear anything that made my most unflattering features seem bigger than they were. That included my thick jiggly arms and my round belly.
Even now, that I consider myself confident I think twice before wearing certain clothes because it wouldn’t help me fake an hourglass shape. But why? Why do we have to resemble hourglass bodies to be fashionable? My goal is to be as stylish not flattering.
I recently went shopping at Times Square’s Forever21 and found this top. It was everything I shouldn’t be wearing. It would make me look wider and would emphasize my arms.
Without thinking twice I purchased the top that would make my arms look wider and wore it with a denim skirt that would give me a very visible belly outline. It was everything that I shouldn’t be wearing.
After putting the look on I knew I was wearing one of my favorite outfits so far this summer. To think that I would have not worn it because others think it was unflattering is frustrating. I wore it all day and no one died nor did I lose value as a person for wearing “unflattering” clothes.
Fashion over fear always!
What I’m wearing:
Top: Forever21 similar here.
Belt: Lane Bryant