Curvy girls are beautiful. So are thin Girls. As are pear shaped, tall, petite, spoon, oval, diamond and triangle shaped girls.
To use a cliche, size doesn’t matter. What does matter is confidence and self-love – although this is easier to say than do, it is still true!
I am a plus-sized curvy girl who celebrates women’s curves, but I also celebrate women who aren’t hourglass and who don’t conform to the fashion industry’s standards. I celebrate being yourself, wearing what the hell you want, and being confident enough to hold your head high and strut your stuff for the world (or the neighbour) to see.
I have an ass.
I don’t mean to be crude, but it’s true.
I also have boobs, rather large cumbersome things that frequently get in the way. I have thighs, a tummy, and shoulders like a rugby player.
I’m a size 16 – 18 with a size 12-14 waist and I’m 5ft10. Finding clothes is a nightmare! Trousers and mini skirts are too short, blazers barely fit my shoulders, and pencil dresses are tight everywhere except my waist where they gape like a kangeroo’s pouch.
But I love fashion! And fashion loves me – mostly! I don’t see why my size and shape means I can’t keep up with the trends. Nor do I see why I should shop in frumpy catalogue stores who believe a girl over a size 16 should ignore style and class in favour of badly fitting trousers and billowing blouses that hide any assets a girl has.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a blouse – as long as it’s sheer, or tailored, or more sexy librarian fantasy than big tent. And that’s why I’m writing this blog – so that girls out there can feel good about their curves, their love handles, their dimpled thighs, and their bingo wings – come-on, we all have them whether we’re a size 8 or a size 24, but that doesn’t mean you should only wear clothes that cover them!