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Plus Size Dilemma!

katiescarlettspeaks:

image 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!
To 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! 
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Gracie Francesca! The Ugly Face of Beauty

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Cora! Vintage or Tacky

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GABI FRESH! 

Don’t forget! You’re all fabulous, and you should know it! Rock your size and show the world that you are amazing, don’t be afraid to rock patterns, stripes, or bold colours because of your size!

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athickgirlscloset:

Ok ok ok last photo of the night lol my inner shooter girl lol! #plussizefashion #plussizewomen #curvywomen #thickwomen #thighs #croptop #honormycurves #afterdark #boots

athickgirlscloset:

Ok ok ok last photo of the night lol my inner shooter girl lol! #plussizefashion #plussizewomen #curvywomen #thickwomen #thighs #croptop #honormycurves #afterdark #boots

So my thighs touch and jiggle when I walk.So my hips poke over my jeans.So my boobs don’t stand at attention without a bra on.So I’ve got stretchmarks on my knees, thighs, butt, hips, belly, boobs, and arms.So I’ve got jowls.So I wear a double digit clothing size.So I’m 19.So I’m 5’4.So I’m 180 pounds.So I don’t give a fuck.
This is my body and it’s beautiful the way it is. ♥
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So my thighs touch and jiggle when I walk.
So my hips poke over my jeans.
So my boobs don’t stand at attention without a bra on.
So I’ve got stretchmarks on my knees, thighs, butt, hips, belly, boobs, and arms.
So I’ve got jowls.
So I wear a double digit clothing size.
So I’m 19.
So I’m 5’4.
So I’m 180 pounds.
So I don’t give a fuck.

This is my body and it’s beautiful the way it is. ♥

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Trigger warning: self injury and gender dysphoria

This is my thigh today. I’ve struggled with dysphoria and depression for most of my life, which led to some self harm issues in my teens. I hated how curvy I was, and I would cut and scratch my thighs and hips as a way of punishing my body for being wrong. As I’ve come to accept and gotten to know my gender identity and generally moved into a better place in general, it’s becoming easier to move away from that. Even so, some days are harder than others. One of the ways I’ve learned to cope with the desire to cut on bad days is to draw or write on myself with an ink pen. Marking myself is a way of reclaiming my body. The sensation of the pen on my skin grounds me, and reminds me to be gentle with myself. I hope everyone is taking good care of themselves tonight.
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Trigger warning: self injury and gender dysphoria



This is my thigh today. I’ve struggled with dysphoria and depression for most of my life, which led to some self harm issues in my teens. I hated how curvy I was, and I would cut and scratch my thighs and hips as a way of punishing my body for being wrong. As I’ve come to accept and gotten to know my gender identity and generally moved into a better place in general, it’s becoming easier to move away from that. Even so, some days are harder than others. One of the ways I’ve learned to cope with the desire to cut on bad days is to draw or write on myself with an ink pen. Marking myself is a way of reclaiming my body. The sensation of the pen on my skin grounds me, and reminds me to be gentle with myself. I hope everyone is taking good care of themselves tonight.

(http://theprettiestboy.tumblr.com/)

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My name is Angela Rose, I am an 18 year old college freshmen and I am learning to love who I am and accept it. I have been told that I am too big for my body frame for years. I am five feet tall and I can’t say I know how much I weigh because I refrain from stepping on a scale. A number doesn’t define me, and it shouldn’t define anyone else. I remember always being told that I should cut down on what I’m eating or that I should eat healthier in an attempt to lose weight. No. I don’t need to lose weight to be beautiful. I will have a third or hell, even a fourth piece of pizza and I will not hold myself accountable to eat only salads out on dates. I will order what I want and I will like it. I love my ass and I love my boobs, I love my thick legs and the way my cheeks ball up when I smile. I don’t have a flat stomach and I probably never will, but I am perfect how I am. I struggled a lot with body image when I was younger but now that I have found these safe havens I am learning to accept me. If I can’t accept myself, then who the hell will? I am a beautiful woman, everyone is beautiful; and sure, it may not be magazine cover perfect or model worthy, but it is beauty regardless. I hope that all girls and guys who are insecure can wake up, look in the mirror and love who they are regardless of the tag on their jeans and the number on the scale. And if these words help even one person than that is an accomplishment on it’s own. If anyone here ever, ever, ever needs someone to vent to, please contact me whenever; angelaroseee.tumblr.com/ask


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My name is Angela Rose, I am an 18 year old college freshmen and I am learning to love who I am and accept it. I have been told that I am too big for my body frame for years. I am five feet tall and I can’t say I know how much I weigh because I refrain from stepping on a scale. A number doesn’t define me, and it shouldn’t define anyone else. I remember always being told that I should cut down on what I’m eating or that I should eat healthier in an attempt to lose weight. No. I don’t need to lose weight to be beautiful. I will have a third or hell, even a fourth piece of pizza and I will not hold myself accountable to eat only salads out on dates. I will order what I want and I will like it. I love my ass and I love my boobs, I love my thick legs and the way my cheeks ball up when I smile. I don’t have a flat stomach and I probably never will, but I am perfect how I am. I struggled a lot with body image when I was younger but now that I have found these safe havens I am learning to accept me. If I can’t accept myself, then who the hell will? I am a beautiful woman, everyone is beautiful; and sure, it may not be magazine cover perfect or model worthy, but it is beauty regardless. I hope that all girls and guys who are insecure can wake up, look in the mirror and love who they are regardless of the tag on their jeans and the number on the scale. And if these words help even one person than that is an accomplishment on it’s own. If anyone here ever, ever, ever needs someone to vent to, please contact me whenever; angelaroseee.tumblr.com/ask

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Nearly a month ago, I posted about how my confidence has increased* and that I am wearing and doing what I want a lot more than I used out. Appreciating what my body’s got going on.
In that, I mentioned how I was building up to wear shorts without tights at some point. I had always had an issue with showing too much skin because of so many imperfections with it. Scars of various kinds, stretch marks, bruises and cuts on my knees, amongst other things. 
… Yet I did it today! With a big push from my boyfriend, I went out with my legs bare. It was weird (even though no one was around), but I felt good about it. And I hope that I will soon be able to do it even in a crowded place. Today, I wouldn’t even have believed I would have done it, so I’m hoping I can build up to doing so wherever I am.
All the inspiring people on this blog have helped me so much, so THANK YOU! x. I love reading the stories on here, and about the positivity it creates.
I recently saw a post by Kendra, regarding her eczema and acne, of which I have a very similar issues and experiences with. I hope that I will too follow in her steps  soon. I think it’s great that she and many others here have been able to overcome their anxieties in such a way and thus become liberated by their problems.
Sending love to everyone once again! Keep shining, x.
*The photo on that post shows my teeth marks on my tongue. I had a few questions come back it, so I thought I’d just say here that they’re not a result of any kind of body modification, but are actually natural! I used to hate it, but I don’t mind so much anymore. =)BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

Nearly a month ago, I posted about how my confidence has increasedand that I am wearing and doing what I want a lot more than I used out. Appreciating what my body’s got going on.

In that, I mentioned how I was building up to wear shorts without tights at some point. I had always had an issue with showing too much skin because of so many imperfections with it. Scars of various kinds, stretch marks, bruises and cuts on my knees, amongst other things. 

… Yet I did it today! With a big push from my boyfriend, I went out with my legs bare. It was weird (even though no one was around), but I felt good about it. And I hope that I will soon be able to do it even in a crowded place. Today, I wouldn’t even have believed I would have done it, so I’m hoping I can build up to doing so wherever I am.

All the inspiring people on this blog have helped me so much, so THANK YOU! x. I love reading the stories on here, and about the positivity it creates.

I recently saw a post by Kendra, regarding her eczema and acne, of which I have a very similar issues and experiences with. I hope that I will too follow in her steps  soon. I think it’s great that she and many others here have been able to overcome their anxieties in such a way and thus become liberated by their problems.

Sending love to everyone once again! Keep shining, x.

*The photo on that post shows my teeth marks on my tongue. I had a few questions come back it, so I thought I’d just say here that they’re not a result of any kind of body modification, but are actually natural! I used to hate it, but I don’t mind so much anymore. =)


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This photo is a milestone for me. 
This photo represents the end of my years spent battling with my body image and expectations, beating myself up over not looking like a supermodel, and being unhappy with myself. 
I look at this photo and think, “damn, I look amazing!” 
Not much has changed about my body in the last few years, but a lot has changed in my head. I spent a lot of time weeding out the toxic people from my life and surrounding myself with positive, supportive people. I spent even more time explaining to myself that I don’t have to push myself over the edge in attempts to achieve an unrealistic body. 
I feel so much stronger now, physically and mentally. 
I’m happy, healthy, and proud of my body.
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This photo is a milestone for me. 

This photo represents the end of my years spent battling with my body image and expectations, beating myself up over not looking like a supermodel, and being unhappy with myself. 

I look at this photo and think, “damn, I look amazing!” 

Not much has changed about my body in the last few years, but a lot has changed in my head. I spent a lot of time weeding out the toxic people from my life and surrounding myself with positive, supportive people. I spent even more time explaining to myself that I don’t have to push myself over the edge in attempts to achieve an unrealistic body. 

I feel so much stronger now, physically and mentally. 

I’m happy, healthy, and proud of my body.

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Today I went to a doctor (not my normal doctor) because I have a cold. This is actually the 3rd time that I’ve been to the doctor in a week because I haven’t been menstruating at all for 6 months, and my normal doctor is running tests to figure out why. Last week when I went to my regular doctor to discuss my results he went over everything that he had tested, and commented on how healthy I am. He pointed out that all my levels on every test that he had run were normal except for the one thing that we already knew wasn’t normal, and even that wasn’t that bad. Not once did he bring up my weight. Not once did he discredit my health because I am “overweight.” Then, while at the doctor I saw today (who is a woman who recently lost a good 110 pounds) the subject of my missing period came up. She immediately credited it to my being overweight, and dismissed it as such. I was enraged. Outraged. Livid. I could have exploded.
What could be a cyst, cancer, sterility, my uterus dropping, or a million other maybe-severe health problems is automatically discredited because I am overweight. I immediately became defensive saying, “Well, when I was 128 pounds, before I was on birth control, I didn’t have periods either. So, I doubt that it’s my weight causing this.” She stuck to her opinion, and again dismissed anything I would say. Needless to say, I will not return to her. I am disappointed that a that this beautiful woman has such a mindset, and feels the need to force it onto her patients and to not look further into their health needs because of it.
So here’s my “screw you!”  I am fat and happy and sexy and proud. And I refuse to have my health discredited because I weight 215 pounds. I know my body, and I love it.
sexdreamlezzie.tumblr.com
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Today I went to a doctor (not my normal doctor) because I have a cold.
This is actually the 3rd time that I’ve been to the doctor in a week because I haven’t been menstruating at all for 6 months, and my normal doctor is running tests to figure out why.
Last week when I went to my regular doctor to discuss my results he went over everything that he had tested, and commented on how healthy I am.
He pointed out that all my levels on every test that he had run were normal except for the one thing that we already knew wasn’t normal, and even that wasn’t that bad.
Not once did he bring up my weight.
Not once did he discredit my health because I am “overweight.”
Then, while at the doctor I saw today (who is a woman who recently lost a good 110 pounds) the subject of my missing period came up. She immediately credited it to my being overweight, and dismissed it as such.
I was enraged.
Outraged.
Livid.
I could have exploded.

What could be a cyst, cancer, sterility, my uterus dropping, or a million other maybe-severe health problems is automatically discredited because I am overweight.
I immediately became defensive saying, “Well, when I was 128 pounds, before I was on birth control, I didn’t have periods either. So, I doubt that it’s my weight causing this.”
She stuck to her opinion, and again dismissed anything I would say.
Needless to say, I will not return to her.
I am disappointed that a that this beautiful woman has such a mindset, and feels the need to force it onto her patients and to not look further into their health needs because of it.

So here’s my “screw you!”
I am fat and happy and sexy and proud.
And I refuse to have my health discredited because I weight 215 pounds.
I know my body, and I love it.

sexdreamlezzie.tumblr.com

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hello there !
in the past 4-5 months, i have been having some serious body image issues and i am slowly but surely working my way out of it. i have made weight loss the only thing i think about and it is unhealthy. i have lost about 15 pounds in a healthy way and have been able to keep it off.
the main thing i need to keep reminding myself to stay positive and do things for myself and not for anyone else.
i have an amazing boyfriend who reminds me every day that i am beautiful and that i don’t need to lose a pound, but if that is what i want to do he will support me through it. that is just what i needed. support. as opposed to someone just forcing it on me when i wasn’t ready for it.
i may have my moments but when it comes down to it, i am worth it. i am beautiful too, inside and out..just as i am. and it is time for me to love myself and my body.
i hope everyone out there who feels the same realizes they are beautiful. and i know that i need to keep reminding myself the same. :)
http://oppositeof-art.tumblr.com
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hello there !

in the past 4-5 months, i have been having some serious body image issues and i am slowly but surely working my way out of it. i have made weight loss the only thing i think about and it is unhealthy. i have lost about 15 pounds in a healthy way and have been able to keep it off.

the main thing i need to keep reminding myself to stay positive and do things for myself and not for anyone else.

i have an amazing boyfriend who reminds me every day that i am beautiful and that i don’t need to lose a pound, but if that is what i want to do he will support me through it. that is just what i needed. support. as opposed to someone just forcing it on me when i wasn’t ready for it.

i may have my moments but when it comes down to it, i am worth it. i am beautiful too, inside and out..just as i am. and it is time for me to love myself and my body.

i hope everyone out there who feels the same realizes they are beautiful. and i know that i need to keep reminding myself the same. :)

http://oppositeof-art.tumblr.com

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Hi, I’m Sasha. I’ve posted here before but it’s been about a year or so. I love my body the way it is, I mean there are things that I want to change about it, yes, and I’ve been working on them, but I seriously love my body.
I’ve started college since my last post and I have to say I love it tons better than high school because no one cares what you look like. No one cares how much you weigh, how much your clothes are, or what cliche you belong in. Everyone just comes together for a higher education. I know how tough it is to go through bullying, I was bullied all through out elementry and middle school and some of high school. I’ve decided that now that I’m in college not to care what other people say about me and to love myself exactly the way I am. You’re still beautiful big, small, dark, light, however your body is. 
Feel free to talk to me if you ever need someone to talk to! <3 Sashalynae.tumblr.com
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Hi, I’m Sasha. I’ve posted here before but it’s been about a year or so. I love my body the way it is, I mean there are things that I want to change about it, yes, and I’ve been working on them, but I seriously love my body.

I’ve started college since my last post and I have to say I love it tons better than high school because no one cares what you look like. No one cares how much you weigh, how much your clothes are, or what cliche you belong in. Everyone just comes together for a higher education. I know how tough it is to go through bullying, I was bullied all through out elementry and middle school and some of high school. I’ve decided that now that I’m in college not to care what other people say about me and to love myself exactly the way I am. You’re still beautiful big, small, dark, light, however your body is. 

Feel free to talk to me if you ever need someone to talk to! <3 Sashalynae.tumblr.com

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