The summer months are upon us and magazines and websites are flooded with articles of what to wear and what not to wear. For the larger ladies, it is apparently a minefield of finding ‘flattering’ clothes and how to cover up.
I’m a size 16 and love fashion, so here is my guide of what not to wear this summer if you are fat.
Fuck the shame, that’s the last thing you should wear. Your size doesn’t define you and shouldn’t bring feelings of shame. Shame suggests that you should feel bad about your body. Your body is wonderful, it is the only one you get and you should celebrate the one you are in.
The worry and fear that others will judge you. You know what? Some people are dicks and might judge your shape, but those people are horrid and if you were a size 10, they would find something to pick at you about.
“I hate my bum” “I hate my belly” “I hate my arms”
How many times have you said that about yourself? Stop with the hate, if you allow yourself to say that, then you are open to allowing others to say it. You are teaching your children that it’s ok to say you hate yourself, you are teaching yourself that you are not worthy of love.
Yes, we all may have parts of our bodies that aren’t our favourite but don’t tell yourself you hate your body, because you are listening…
What you should wear…
Anything you feel amazing in!
Don’t allow society to choose your style, wear what makes you happy. If you love a bikini, wear it! I’m covered in scars, stretch marks and have an ostomy bag, I am far from the fashion magazine ideal of beach beauty, but I like an all over tan and hate being too hot and so I rock a bikini!
If you don’t love a bikini, then wear what makes you comfortable and happy. Covering up doesn’t mean you don’t love yourself, being proud of your body doesn’t mean you have to bare all. Just wear what you love, what makes you feel like a QUEEN!
A nurse is hospital jokingly said to me after my last op that my bikini wearing days were over, and you know what I felt sorry for her! Sorry that she couldn’t imagine how someone like me would feel comfortable wearing a bikini on the beach. NEWSFLASH! I don’t wear a bikini to look good for anyone else! I wear them because I don’t like being too hot, I like an all over tan and I love how I look and feel in one, screw everyone else!!
In this heatwave at the minute, I hope you all can have the confidence to wear whatever you want and I hope you feel amazing.