Coming to terms with my body, wearing what I want, and encouraging you to do the same!
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I’ve been thinking a lot about body image lately and the restrictions we put on ourselves as women. I am 34 years old and I am finally coming to terms with my body type. And not just that, I’ve come to accept the fact that I won’t have a super slim frame again. I like food and I’d rather not sacrifice my happiness to be stick skinny, and that’s that.
I, ladies and gents, am what many consider a pear shaped gal. Pear-shaped women typically have smaller shoulder width compared to their derriere, they’ve got strong thunder thighs and, typically, they have a smaller chest size. I say typically because I carry DDs around with me everywhere I go. Not all pear-shaped gals are created equal, and that’s okay.
Growing up, I relied on CosmoGirl, Seventeen, and all those other holy grail magazines to give me tips on what to wear for my body shape. Arent’ they the experts? Shouldn’t I be listening to them? I now know the answer is no, and you shouldn’t be listening to magazines, media or anyone either. I was going to write a post about the styles/trends/silhouettes us pear-shaped females should be wearing but then I realized I’d be going against my belief that any body can wear any trend.
I no longer rely on anything or anyone to tell me what I should or shouldn’t be wearing. I’m not restricting myself to wearing A-line dresses and skirts just because I’m considered “hippy”. For far too long I did what I was told, I relied on the lies the media taught me to believe.
Whatever your shape: pear, rectangle, hourglass, round, athletic, and so on and so forth – don’t be so hard and fast on following the rules of what to wear for your body. I’ve got a closet full of clothes I’m told to wear and not to wear, but what they all have in common is that they make me feel fabulous. And at the end of the day that’s the point, isn’t?
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