In this episode of “Wearing Clothes That Scare Me”, I will be featuring the bodycon dress. Bodycon dresses leave nothing to be hidden. There is no cover-up for problem areas, you can’t scrunch a certain way to hide things and for me, that is nerve-wracking. My problem area is my tummy, and I try my best to make sure that I am uber comfortable in what I’m wearing. I’m not good with tight things because they bring attention to my stomach and I do not like that. This doesn’t mean that I am not in love with my body (in like, we still working on our relationship) but I’m aware of the things that make me self-conscious and I avoid them like the plague. That’s why buying this dress was such a big deal to me, I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and see what I felt like. Trying it on at home is different than wearing it out in public, so I just had to go for it.
I learned so many valuable lessons while wearing this dress. 1. High powered shapewear can make a difference. 2. Leather jackets get extremely warm almost too warm. 3. I can definitely rock a bodycon dress and look amazing. 4. I’ll be waiting until it’s warmer to rock another bodycon dress because my legs were freezing. 5. The opinions of others really do not matter. If I were to consider the thoughts of everyone else about every outfit or clothing item that I purchased and wore, I would have a hard time finding clothes. I learned at a young age that people are going to talk about you regardless, whether it be positive or negative. It’s your job to filter through the things you don’t want to hear and listen to the ones that are uplifting to you. My body and what I put on it, is not the concern of others. I should be able to wear what I want and feel amazing, I should not have to be a size 2 for that.
To my plus-sized girls, like I said last week, wear everything we are told not to wear. I debunked some myths with this dress honey. Who said plus-sized girls can’t wear horizontal stripes? A lot of people but I did it anyway! All I’m saying is if they are going to talk, give them a reason. Open your mind to the possibilities that are right in front of you and don’t be afraid to try that bodycon dress or those high-waisted jeans. Wear what makes you feel good if someone doesn’t understand agree with it, that’s okay because it’s not for them. You can be tasteful and bold, make a statement and stay classy, be sexy without being sloppy. Balance it and don’t let the thoughts of others ruin who you are, what you wear, and what you love.