Saturday, 13 July 2013

Fat girls & stripes?!

As a fat girl or plus size or curvy or whatever you want to call it, I am no stranger to fashion rules. Some of them include; you shouldn't wear horizontal stripes, fat girls should cover their arms, you should only wear black, you must wear baggy tops to hide all traces of lumps and bumps. But, do you know what? I am currently getting to a place, where actually - I don't care what the 'rules are', I want to wear clothes that I like and that I feel comfortable in, regardless of what I should/shouldn't wear. And I want to wear stripes! I'd like to share a lovely saying I came across the other day, call it another rule of fashion perhaps? 



So here I am wearing all my stripes and not giving a damn at a size 26. 

Dress - Primark £8 (size 20, very generous fit) 
black 3/4 lace trim leggings - Yours clothing £8  
Floral hair band - H&M £1.99 

Jess 
xo

19 comments:

  1. You look great. I don't think those rules should apply. Better to wear fitting clothes than one too baggy as they actually make u look bigger if they are baggy, I've found anyway. . Love the dress and headband so cute. Have fun where ever u are going xxx

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    1. Aw thankyou Lauren :D I like baggy clothes sometimes, but they can make you look bigger than you actually are! Only to porthcawl with my dad :) xo

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  2. At a size 24, I used to do everything to hide my shape, but I realised it's silly because it just makes you look bigger. I think you should feel comfortable in whatever you wear, this looks lovely on you, hun <3

    Laura x
    http://pale-girl-reviews.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou so much, I have worn so many things to 'cover up' my shade, and I'd even wear cardigans in the hottest weather just to hide my arms - so this is a big step for me! xo

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    2. Me too. My bf's aunt has yelled at me twice this week for wearing a cardigan :) x

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  3. Looking very gorgeous here Jess ;).
    I'm doing the same! Screw being a big girl and not being able to wear stripes! xx

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    1. Yay for doing the same & yay for stripes... thankyou! xo

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  4. I don't think rules should apply. I always wear stripes.
    You wear what you feel comfortable in, not what some fashion snob decided you can wear because you're a plus sized girl. If you feel comfortable then rock the hell out of them I say :D

    Plus you look great :D

    Juyey xx

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    1. who makes up these rules anyway? Aw thankyou so much Juyey! xo

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  5. Why shouldn't you wear stripes! I say wear what you want and what you feel comfortable in. If you weren't "supposed" to wear something, it wouldn't be made in your size, that's what I always say. Life's too short! x

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    1. That's what I'm thinking now - too tired of worrying what people may think and what I should or shouldn't wear! Thankyou xo

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  6. I have absolutely fell in love with you and your blog! You are such an inspiration! You are stunning and don't ever let anyone tell you any different xox

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    1. Wow, what a lovely comment Mikki. Thankyou SO much, it means a lot! xo

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  7. The people who make those rules are snobby and elitist. You are beautiful and you can wear whatever you want. Posts like this should be inspiring to anyone struggling with self image. Life is so much better when you let go, wear what you want and have fun :) x

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    1. Thankyou so much for your kind comment, that is what I plan on doing! :) xo

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  8. i flip the bird to the whole fat girls can't wear stripes !!! what a joke ! you look fabulous im also a size 26 and i have the exact top and i wear it with pride !!! xxx

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    1. Thankyou so much joanna! Ooh, I love this dress - I feel so comfy wearing it but I always used to wear a cardigan with it & hide everything! xo

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