Let's Talk: Dressing For Your Body Shape?

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When I'm browsing social media or the bloglovin explore tab, I often see posts about 'how to dress for your body shape' or 'how to dress your size' and I just don't ~get~ it. At a UK size 8/10 I might not be the best person to discuss this. I'm a basic size, I have curves but not curves, I'm not super skinny but I don't come close to 'plus-size' either. Which, I don't even know if that's the right term to use? The average size in the UK is a size 14, so why are people at that size described as plus? The whole notion is a bit messed up to me, but like I said, I'm not the best person to debate this. Everyone has their own ideas on it anyway!

Like anyone, I have parts of my body that I'm not comfortable with. I don't like showing the tops of my arms or my thighs, I'm not a big fan of clingy clothes in general, but if I want to wear a mini skirt that shows off my very untwig-like thighs, who's to tell me that I shouldn't? That it's not right for my body shape and a maxi skirt would suit me better? Go onto any online magazine site and there's a 99% chance there's a 'what shape is your body' quiz with images for you to define yourself as an apple, a pear, or an hourglass, etc. I hate the idea of trying to fit into a box like that and then be told that I would best suit a style of clothing which I would never choose to wear. 


I'm a big fan of wear what you want, basically. If you like it, wear it. If it makes you feel good, wear it. You can own that crop top whether you're a size 6 or 16, y'know? As women (I don't think I have any male readers? Soz if so!), there's so much that we get judged for so why would you encourage other women to judge each others choice like that? In the grand scheme of life, does a persons style choice really matter, just because it's something you wouldn't choose? This post seems to be getting a bit preachy but whether it's posts that I see online, talking to friends, to even conversations overheard in changing rooms (lol) it's upsetting to know that people see clothes which they like and then don't purchase because it's engrained in them that it wouldn't suit them. When in actuality, they could like incredible but just haven't tried it yet!

I picked up these culottes from Primark a few months ago and fell in love. They're a super thin, lightweight material, perfect for Summer! I wasn't sure how they'd suit me, being quite short can be a struggle with mid-length trousers/skirts/dresses only making me look shorter, but who cares tbh. They're also great for dressing up or down and are just the bomb considering they were only about a tenner! (I can't remember the exact price).

Wearing: Culottes, Primark - Tee, Next (old) - Shoes, Zara (not online) - Sunglasses, ASOS (old) 


Loves. Emma.

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