I don’t mention it too much here for some reason but I’m very happy to be involved in the body positive movement in my own little way. To me it means making a conscious effort to be confident in my body as it is right now and to support others in being comfortable with theirs. There are so many clothes I wear that are deemed against the ‘fat rules’, not because I particularly want to stick two fingers up to whoever makes those rules, but because I want to wear whatever it is. I’m a firm believer in wearing what makes you feel good regardless of whether it’s flattering or whether somebody else deems it appropriate. For example, I’m quite sure the general public don’t agree with me getting my knees and thunder thighs out but unfortunately for them most of the dresses I like aren’t made for giants so they don’t go beyond my chubby thighs!
I am most comfortable in a dress, tights and a cardigan (not that you’d be able to tell…). Trousers scare me. My legs are ridiculously long, my hips are as wide as a bus and my waist is both considerably smaller and quite high up which means most trousers fall down and just generally look a bit shit. Thus I stay away from them! The only trousers I feel comfortable in are a pair of capri pants I’ve had for a few years and are now a delightful shade of not-quite-grey-but-definitely-not-the-black-they-started-out-as. Or rather they were the only trousers I felt comfortable in…
I saw these in the Yours sale a couple of weeks ago for a mere £12. I’ve wanted to branch out and test my clothing boundaries a bit lately and I was really drawn to these. Only the 30″ leg were in the sale which are way too short but I folded the hem up and now they’re ankle grazers! Which I believe are actually fashionable…right?!
My husband and I went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness (which by the by is flippin’ amazing) so I thought that’d be the perfect time to wear them. I would be sat in the dark for a long period of time so if I felt overly uncomfortable it wouldn’t matter so much! I have a fat tummy. It’s normally covered up in a dress but in these trousers, it was there for all to see. My husband said to me ‘don’t wear something just because someone tells you to’ and he meant it not in the way that I shouldn’t feel like I have to cover my tummy up rather that I shouldn’t feel forced to push myself out of my comfort zone unless I really want to. It made me think a bit and I realised that this the first thing I’ve done in terms of fashion that was well out of my comfort zone as well as being against The Fat Rules. I’ve always loved high waisted trousers but have never had the confidence to wear them. It took a couple of times of wearing them to be brave enough to tuck my top in but I’m glad I got there in the end because I actually rather loved it!
This is getting incredibly rambly and I’m not quite sure where I’m going with this so er, here’s me in all my high waisted trousery glory!