“I can’t wear that… they don’t make flattering clothes for plus size women… people will stare… what if it rolls up on my thighs… what if it clings to my belly… I have muffin top…”
Sound familiar ladies?? It’s the weekly struggle for most plus size ladies when it comes to finding something “on trend” to wear out, even more so if its sunny and we’ve to show FLESH!!
Calm down, we’ve got this!
I don’t like to follow trends; I also don’t really care what people see when they look at me, because mostly it’s just a passing glimpse. Surprisingly, I get complimented; loads of compliments and my extremely large ego loves it (haha)! I jokingly say that as I actually don’t like to be the centre of attention, but do appreciate it when someone goes out of their way to make you feel good about yourself, kindness costs nothing!
So here it is, step out of your comfort zone and your head!
jiGlitter and sparkle everywhere... this makes me happy! Emma (my MUA) is always on point with painting my face, we share the same love for being bold and out there so it works well! As you can see from the pictures I went crazy on the “spangles” and glitter. I think if you’re going to do it go all out but even some went for more conservative glitter use and looked just as fabulous. You can simply do a glitter eye and festival spots above your brows. Glitter along your hairline with plats is fab but a nightmare to wash out, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
The top/dress I had on was from eBay (I am an eBay-aholic), think it cost me €6 and no one else had it on, which is always a win with women’s clothes! Problem was I’m 5’10 with big boobs so it was too short on me, whaaay too short on me…
SO, I wore shorts, denim short shorts! My thighs were out, my stretchmarks on my inner thighs on show, the cellulite on the back of my legs jiggling as I walked!!… the horror of it all!!.. nope, no horror just 2 fabulous pins out enjoying the little bit of sun we actually get in Ireland and guess what?? No one cried as I passed by!
The denim jacket was actually a dress I bought this time last year in New Look - impulse buy and personally I hated it when I got home! It looked dead on me and gave me zero shape.
To tackle this, I up styled it. I had no idea what I was doing but why worry about ruining something you hate?! I cut up the ends to make a frayed look and ironed on some patches/stickers/flowers from Home Focus @ Hickeys. Now it’s my favourite “coat” for casual summer use! You don’t have to spend a fortune to look good; you just need to think outside the box. Upstyling is so handy for something that’s been forgotten or worn 100 times already!
On my feet, I wore flats, runners, Vans… if you’re going to a festival or out all day wear comfy shoes! There is nothing worse than seeing a fabulous looking lady, decked out head to toe in confidence and style BUT she cannot walk or move without pain because her shoes are trying to kill her!! Put on the flats, break out the wellies... trust me, you look more the fool when you can’t walk then someone in a dress and runners!
The point to this and my little run down on my outfit was just to show you that you can wear anything, once you have the confidence to pull it off! There’s always going to be hints and tricks to make something look better on you, but how about you thinking for once that you’re making the clothes look better!?
Tan dulls the redness and prominence of stretch marks. A light denim jacket will hide the bingo wings. A loose cami dress will stop the dreaded belly cling while enhancing the cleavage. GLITTER is heaven in a tiny tub! But none of these things matter unless you yourself are positive about your body and positive that your body rocks your outfit choice!
I looked and felt amazing that day and got some seriously good compliments on my whole outfit and style. Find your style and own it. We’re not sheep, we don’t have to follow everyone else. March to your own beat and your confidence will shine through.
Rach @ CC xx
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