Sorry, if having the word "fuck" in this post title is disturbing to some. I do swear on my blog occasionally (I even sang it to you once!) and sometimes there is only one word that can be used and it just happens to be a four-letter one. In the spirit of self-love month, I have no problem with saying it - fuck flattering! The phrase was not created by me though. I have been admiring Gisela and her clothing line that challenges the concept that we must wear clothes that flatter our figure or that we should hide the bad parts of our body. I am certain that this skirt would be frowned on by Stacy London from "What Not to Wear" but screw that! I am love my high-waisted pin-striped pencil skirt with pockets!
skirt : torrid
striped top : thrifted
cardigan : torrid
leggings : fashion bug
I used to be deathly afraid of tucking my shirt in. So much that I was fired from a job because of it! Not anymore! I am over yanking my shirt down to cover up and living in this body.
Women, especially plus-sized, are encouraged to create illusions with our clothing. That we should minimize our flaws. But let's accept ourselves instead. I would much rather dress in what I think makes me look great and things that I like. We don't have to follow the rules of successful dressing. Let's succeed at loving our bodies and turning our perceived flaws into beautiful assets instead!
Will you join me in giving the middle finger to style rules?