A few weeks ago I was talking with my mother, also known as, my source of reality and honest opinions. We were discussing different ways to engage a larger demographic to my blog and attract new readers. She mentioned my content is not relatable to everyone which got me thinking about the blogs I read and what holds my interest. With billion dollar industries like fashion and beauty there is something for everyone, however, not everything is for everyone. After our long conversation it hit me. One size does not fit all. Pun intended, but this expression is true in most cases.
Fast forward two weeks later and there was a segment on our local news channel featuring Bebe Rexha. Bebe was discussing the criticism she’s received from designers and some fashion stylist for being a size 6/8. What’s worse than size shaming is slamming someone for societies unrealistic expectations of women. Our bodies are constantly changing and so is societies expectations of them. I have seen my body fluctuate over the years. I’ve teetered between a size 00-4. Had boobs and lost weight causing my boobs to shrink 2 cup sizes enduring the shame of every guy I’ve dated. Most women’s bodies have undergone massive changes over the course of our lives and it is not up to someone else to distort our body positive images by their standards. No one size fits all. And no two women are the same.
As a woman living in one of the most superficial cities in America I can admit I do not want to look like Barbie, Nicole Richie or Kim Kardashian. Most women don’t. Not because they aren’t gorgeous, but because we like ourselves. We choose how we look and feel about our bodies and that choice should be respected and not dictated otherwise. Societal expectations should not shame our choices rather empower and encourage each of us to be different. To be ourselves and love our individual bodies.
I’ve put together a collection of looks that are fabulous on any size including a 6/8 frame. Swipe to see which is your style and checkout the lovely Nicolette Mason and her latest capsule collection #NMXVEDAX11H for more style inspiration.
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