Monday, August 19, 2013

.Black Isn't Always Slimming.

Being a plus sized lady since before I was even really a lady, I was lured into the world of black clothing. Myths like "it's slimming" and "it hides all of the parts you don't want people to see". I was completely blinded. In the dark; I guess you could say for pun's sake.

This was in fact part of the reason I was a tomboy. Other than that I'd rather play with cars and build things. It was just easier to cop out and wear black tees and ill-fitting bootcut jeans. So I slumped my way all over thinking I'd look thinner in my cloak of dark clothing.

Would you like to know what truly slims you? (Other than actually losing all the curves)


Fit! Of course! How could I be so silly? It's so freakin' simple! Well you see; I have never been a fan of shopping. I know that sounds completely insane. I've always loved clothes, shoes and make up...just not on myself. I wasn't thin and attractive enough for all of that. I left it up to the skinny girls. 

How foolish I was. 

So as I've mentioned in a previous post I "What Not to Weared" myself. I made up my mind. I was going to go shopping and try everything I liked on in multiple sizes. That was the first time I realized that I shouldn't be upset about what size I wear. It's going to vary between different stores and brands. And if I'm wearing the right one I look damn good! Why didn't anyone explain this to me before?! No one explained it to me because no one really knew. 

I didn't like talking about my size. From age 13 I was made to feel ashamed of it. I couldn't understand because my older brother was not a small guy, yet no one was telling him he couldn't have sweets. He was a growing boy after all. And my twin is 6 sizes smaller than I am. 

That's a hard lesson to learn on your own... and a long one. I was in my mid 20's by the time I had this epiphany. 

I can't say it enough ladies. TRY THINGS ON! Everything! You won't regret it! Trust me. Don't let any bad memories, or the fact that it might take longer than you want to find the perfect garment stop you. You WILL find it. And you WILL look FABULOUS. I have faith in you! 

So shed those a-line, boxy, black frocks and go buy something bright and gorgeous that will show off how beautiful you really are!

Until next time darlings.


  1. Good for you! I'm excited to see you have a blog!

    1. I was nervous about it at first! I was afraid I didn't have enough to write about and then it hit me! I could track my progress in the fashion world. I'm glad you like it :) I'm trying to come up with new ways to make it interesting, fun and inspiring.