This is a place of encouragement, a place to discuss body image, insecurities, self-esteem, and everything under the umbrella of fighting self-hate and finding self-love.
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Being plus size can be a real issue sometimes, I am a size 12-16 depending on the store and although I’m the smaller of plus size ranges I still feel the hardships that many go through and understand the pain. Finding sizes in “straight” sized clothing stores such as American Eagle, Forever 21, Old Navy Etc is a very difficult task, although many now have plus size items, they don’t have them in store and looking online can be a difficult task for the shopper. (Not to mention, the sizes are different at every store! For example at Armani Exchange their jeans at a size 12 don’t even go past my knees, and H&M seems to run at least 2 sizes smaller in their bottoms almost always!)That is why when I found this list of various stores that cater to plus sized women I wanted to share! The bolded numbers are the sizes they carry to. I’m hoping this is a really compact and easy way to find items you love and can look FAB in without the pressure of going on a crazy hunt in the process! Looking fabulous is something that we can do at all sizes and at all price points, don’t ever give in to the thought that you are less than because society shoves that idea down our throats. You are damn fabulous! BELIEVE IT!
- Addition Elle14-26
- Anna Scholzuk 10-28
- Ashley Stewart12-32
- Big Bang Boutique1x-6x
- Chubby Cartwheels14-32
- City Chic14-24
- Domino Dollhouse1x-4x
- Evansuk 14-32
- Fashion To Figure12-26
- Forever 2112-18
- Hips and Curves16-28
- J Jill14-28
- Jessica London12-32
- Kiyonna10-32To finish this post I wanted to showcase 3 bloggers that I love and adore who are all plus sized and fabulous. They are such amazing role models and their blogs or youtube channels will always give you tips and trick to rock your size!
My semester is finished in a couple weeks which means I’ll have more free time to work on my art, and I’m curious if any of you would be interested in body positive art?
Pieces would range in price depending on size, and time spent to create and materials used, but I can be messaged directly for information about that depending on the commission.
You can see examples of my art at : aloverstale.tumblr.com/tagged/katiesart
But let me know because I’d love to create pieces that inspire others!
I hope you’re all doing well on your journeys to love yourselves! Good luck, and keep fighting!
In 2013 I resolve to love my body by not only appreciating it as it is (for it is as it is for reasons, even if I don’t know what those reasons are), and by treating it with the love it deserves.
I will drink more water and cut out sodas and other sugary drinks (though never tea; I love tea too much).
I will become involved in pole dancing classes, so that I can use my body to its utmost, and learn what new and wonderful things my body can do, and to help myself appreciate these things.
I will eat at least one fruit everyday, because fruits are good for you, and my body deserves to have things in it that are good for it.
I will make a serious attempt to do Zumba on the Wii at least once a week, to stay active, and to stay moving in a dancey way, which I love to do.
Through all of these things I hope to realize the amazing things my body can do, and nourish it appropriately, and thereby love it more fully.