As you may know, 68% of American people are plus size, and more and more clothing companies are making plus size clothing and hiring plus size models.
This is a gigantic leap for body positivity, but it still doesn't help everyone's body confidence. Lots of plus-size people are ridiculed by what we may call, the 'single digit shoppers.' Clothing companies are now opening their eyes to the plus size community, and people in the community are finally wearing what is trendy, not what is considered 'appropriate' for your body type and/or size. Now that most of those days are behind us, it is time to allow ourselves to wear what we like. Booty shorts? Yes hun you will look like MAGIC. Crop top? DUH, show off that hot bod!
I used to hate my body. I used to hate the way I look in pants, crop tops, skirts, shorts, dresses. One day I just realized that I needed to stop looking at myself that way. What is wrong with wearing what you love? NOTHING. I would always avoid looking at myself in a mirror, I'd just stare at my hair, never glancing at my face.
I would recommend that you do your research on plus size models. To find confidence, you need to be surrounded by confident people. You cannot be surrounded by people who make you feel disgusting. Look up @jazzmynejay @tessholiday @ashleygraham (on Instagram), stare at their photos if you need to, find yourself some confidence and let it grow. I started to do this a few months ago, and this year I mustered up enough confidence to go to Pride in a crop top and shorts.
Wear what you want to wear and let yourself be free to the world. You are beautiful, so surround yourself with confidence and love- be who you want to be.
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