STOP POLICING MY BODY & SELF LOVE WITH THE CLOTHES YOU ALLOW ME TO BUY!!
I am tired of having to wear slip dresses/lingerie to find a dress that doesn’t come down to my calves.
I am tired of having to cut up the shirts that I buy so they DON’T cover my stomach.
I am tired of having to find weird shit in the fit size section that is meant to be oversized on someone else and squeezing into it.
I am tired of having the very options for clothing I am allowed to buy in my size determine how sexual I am allowed to be with MY BODY.
I am tired of being reminded any time I go to buy clothing that my body is considered shameful and ought to be hidden and covered at all costs.
Yes, it is possible to look cute, show off your body and wear short skirts and crop tops and find that at these stores. But not only is it hard to find these pieces, but it’s so deeply emotionally damaging to have to sift through piles and piles of sack dresses and kaftan tops and swim skirts to find anything that makes me feel young and cute. It sucks so much being told all the time by the clothing available to me that my body isn’t the body of a cool, young, hip, sexy babe. If you don’t like my body or the way I dress, no problem. But don’t tell me I can’t love it!
**Note: no shade to all you ladies who want to be covered, who aren’t there yet in your journey of self love, or for any reason feel more comfortable in the styles of clothing shown above. If you wanna wear a top or dress like that, respect to you, but you shouldn’t be made to feel like you HAVE to.
My looks: 1. Kaftan top worn as dress by Babooshka Boutique 2. Swimsuit Forever 21 3. Swimsuit worn as top from Forever21, Skirt ASOS 4. Top from Tikedi 5. Slip Dress/Lingerie worn as dress by Lane Bryant 6. Dress from shoptunnelvision