|Dear Creatures Dress (here and here), Shoes-Old, Sweater-Talbots, Sunnies-Prada, Handbag-Louis Vuitton NeverfullGM|
Let me preface this post by saying I, really, really, really love this dress. I looked for it at my local Anthropologie for weeks and hoped they could find my size since it was marked down to $29.99. I was all too excited when I found the dress hanging in the back of the sales department after I have given up all hope of having it in my possession. When I wore this dress to work I received a million compliments , but when I got ready to take blog pictures I questioned the way I looked in the dress. Was it too loose? Do I look huge? Does it make me look like a printed blimp? Yep, I went there with this dress, I let my fear of looking bigger than I am over shadow my love for a piece of clothing. It was a super scary digression to a very dark place that I used to personally reside in, and I had to take a breather to get back to a safe and happy place. A friend encouraged me by saying it gave them a retro Miss Havisham vibe and that was all it took to get me back on the horse.
Often plus-size women are overwhelmed with headlines on how not to look fat, what’s most flattering for our figures, what colors look best, and frankly I find it oppressive and offensive. Though I am by no means into looking foolish for the sake of saying I wear what I want, I also don’t buy into the hype of following all the rules. Even if I drape myself in all black I am still going to look like a size 22, you know why cause my hips don’t lie! I say all of this to say that you should wear what makes you happy, if you love a dress but you think it’s too drapey, not your color or the print will overwhelm your body throw all of that out of the window if it makes you smile and giggle! We can’t take ourselves or our looks too seriously.
What’s the worst that could happen? You take a horrible blog picture? LOLOLOL! Y’all know I love your feedback is there something that sends you to a dark fashion place? Are you afraid to try certain styles because of your style? Let’s talk about it!