Oh I can’t even tell you what I saw on the bus today! You know when you see something so shocking, you can’t get your eyes off of it? The whole bus was watching her when she got off! Those were my size shorts (size 2) on a size 10 girl! The thing that killed me – there was no embarrassment or shame written anywhere on her face. And the top left very little to the imagination as well. So I started thinking, if you are comfortable walking around with a crack big enough to stick a quarter in it, what can’t you do?
The whole subject of clothes that fits started bothering me on Sunday, when I was sitting at church, and not only there were girls with pot leaves on their belts, but again, there were tight T-shirts present, and needless to say I missed out on most of the sermon thinking of “Why some girls/guys don’t want to work on themselves” and “Is it that hard to find clothing that fits, and not only fits, but flatters?” I mean the girl on the bus was very similar to this:
- If “one size fits all” didn’t fit, forget about that item of clothing, move on, sometimes it’ll include moving on to a different store.
- Know your sizes. Every store is different. I am a 2 at AX, but a 0 at Forever 21. Old Navy has never fit me! Neither have H&M or Urban Outfitters (I am talking pants only now!)
- Sometimes it’s safer to go one size over when picking out a top. I wear a Small, sometimes I wear an XS, but I like going one size over, and I like tops that say – Small-Medium. Call me crazy, but I would rather clothes looks on me like on a hanger, than it being all tight and clingy! Besides with loose items, there is more freedom when it comes to styling! There are belts, and vests, and pins, and high rise pants, to tie it up, or tuck into!
- And finally, don’t let anyone ever dress you. What are we, 4? Even when I was 4 I knew what I wanted to wear, and what it went with. I once took a dress to pre school, secretly from my mom, because she wouldn’t let me wear it (it was a special occasion dress, and there was no occasion).
When other people tell you what’s good and what’s not, they aren’t always entirely honest. The sales person needs to sell. The friend might be jealous of your figure. The significant other might not care. The true feeling of whether something fits or not comes from one and only one source – YOU! So please, use your common sense, read up on what fits you and what doesn’t (there are plenty resources on line), watch some What Not To Wear (it does get boring after a while, but at least they know what they are talking about!) and trust your instinct! I remember growing up at church, and one person said – if you aren’t sure whether this look is appropriate or not, ask yourself – Would I be ashamed walking down the street with Jesus wearing this? I wouldn’t go to such extremes, but think of your mom, or dad, what would they say? And if mom or dad doesn’t do it for you, then think of Mother Teresa!
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PPS. Another subject that bothers me is see-through clothes.