Not Flattering? Good.

I have a love/hate relationship with the word “flattering”. In one sense, you want to wear clothing that does flatter you, makes you look and feel good. But as a plus-size woman, I cringe when someone tells me something I’ve put on is “flattering”. I suppose it’s because for so long, folks equated flattering with skinnier. I remember watching makeover shows on TV as a kid, and watching suburban moms lament over how much weight they’ve gained and stylists helping the sad swan find clothes that “flatter” her. 

Anyway, when I finally got these pants from the Priscilla Ono x Eloquii collection I was pumped. They looked amazing on the site and I just knew they would be a wardrobe staple. But when I tried them on I was…miffed. There was so much volume in my belly – more than my actual belly. My immediate reaction was to return them, though they fit perfectly fine throughout my hips. Then I had to sit with myself and ask “why don’t you actually like these?”

Then I realized I actually DID like the pants. No, honestly I LOVE these pants. I just felt like other people wouldn’t like them so I’d written them off. So in an act of liberation, I tucked my shirt in. One step further? I put a gold chain belt on the area I was trying to hide. Because every day there is something that questions my journey to self confidence, and I screamed “NOT TODAY” in my greatest Arya Stark voice. 

What steps do you take towards building your confidence? 

SHOP THIS LOOK

Sheer Blue Shirt
Khaki Pants
Gold Chain Link Belt
Glasses
Red Shoes

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  • I have long time stayed away from the word flattering. I am more on the hour glass ish shape spectrum and I am the queen of dresses and shirts that are either oversized or moo moo ish lol I embrace it. I look too cute. What can I say ?

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