I’ve never worn plus size clothing, I’ve always been afraid of it, wearing plus size clothing is giving in and admitting that I am plus size, which I have never wanted to do. I’ve had several companies approach me throughout the years to offer me plus size clothing for a feature on the blog, my reply has always been something along the lines of “no thank you, I’m on a diet and won’t be plus size much longer, therefore I don’t want to associate my blog with plus size clothing“. The diets have always failed, and even when they have worked I’ve never gotten below a size 14, and therefore have remained plus size. Recently I have decided to admit defeat and embrace the fact that I am plus size.
I am fed up of going into high street shops and purchasing a top that, while not designed to be a crop top, when challenged with my larger than average mum tum, appears to be just that. I get depressed when I see beautiful dresses on tiny mannequins and know that I would resemble a hippopotamus in it, if I managed to get it over my big toe that is.
In 2016 I decided that enough was enough, I am never going to be slim and so I should just embrace plus size clothing. I stepped into Yours Clothing and spent around £100 on a couple of tops, and I love them. They are long, they are floaty and they hide my lumps and bumps perfectly. Don’t get me wrong, there are one or two things that I have had to take back as it doesn’t suit me, not all plus size women are the same shape after all, but the stuff that does suit me? It’s a revelation.
Take this outfit from YoursClothing*, it is perfect for a night out. The top covers my arms enough to hide the fact that they are HUGE, but shows them off enough that I don’t look hidden away. The high waisted jeans tuck me in while allowing me to breath and the wide fit boots make wearing heels perfectly comfortable. This outfit means that I can go out and not worry about breathing in to hide my tummy, it means that I can just enjoy myself and even treat myself to a lager or ten without worrying, hell, I deserve it!
Yes, I am cutting down and do hope to lose weight, but for now I am embracing plus size clothing and loving it.
*Disclosure – YoursClothing outfit received for inclusion in blog post*