Hope your all ok.
This blog post is very close to my heart, last week the Singer / Presenter Jamelia made some very silly comments regarding her views on what type of clothing should be available in main stream shops. She said that high street stores should not make clothing for anyone above a size 20 or below a size 6 and that for those of us who fall into the above or below ranges should be made to go to specialist shops and feel bad about it.
In response to this, the brilliant blogger Debz (click here for the link to her blog) came up with an amazing idea, #WeAreTheThey . Jamelia was constantly calling the above 20s and below size 6 people ''They'' and Debz wanted to prove that the ''They'' have a face, so at 8pm last Wednesday it went live on twitter with all of us putting pictures up to prove us ''They'' lot have a face and we will not sit in silence while we are being told where we can and can not shop. The response has been amazing. I am proud to say I put my picture up too, I am a size 20 and proud of it, I do not have medical problems and I don't understand why I should be pushed out of shopping on my own high street because of my size.
Anyway this week to mark the anniversary Debz has thought of another brilliant idea, this is to throw that stupid fashion rule book right out the window and break down the walls of what we ''should'' wear.
To show that my size does not stop me from wearing anything I have gone with the ''rule'' that ....
''Fat girls shouldn't wear white, or any dress above the knee''
I have a gorgeous white dress that I got from New look about a million years ago for my university graduation ball. I love it, it came with a black belt around the waist, but I don't tend to wear it anymore as I like it just the way it is. I also wore this for one of my birthday and most recently, one of my friends hen party as the theme was white pink and black.
The reason I love this dress is because it is the only dress I have ever felt truly comfortable wearing, others I will wear leggings or tights with but this I don't mind showing my legs off in, I love the way it looks and I love how it fits me totally perfectly I love it.
I want to prove that just because I am a size 20 do not judge me and think I can not wear this. I love it and I will wear what ever I like, and I think no one should ever be judged for what they want to wear.
So all you lovely people reading this blog, I call you to act now, do not listen to what anyone say, no matter your shape or size if you want to wear it wear it, flaunt your amazing individuality, show off those curves, get your legs out, love your arms. What ever you want to wear, go get it on, get those pictures up on twitter and add the hashtag #WeAreTheThey and show everyone that you will do what you want with your body no matter what some silly ''rule'' book says.
The other lovely ladies blogging about this are :
Go check them out and see what you think :D
See you soon