I’ve been thinking a lot about ModCloth’s #fashiontruth campaign. (which is super cool, and you should check it out) What do I want to see come out of this?
I want to see a wider representation of bodies. Not just the traditionally/conventionally/societally attractive bodies! For me personally, I can’t even begin to tell you how great it is when I see fat women in cute clothes. I want everyone to be able to look at current fashion and feel welcome and represented.
I want a variety of clothes to choose from. Everyone has a different sense of style, and I want to be able to take risks instead of limiting my ability to express myself.
I want to forget the “rules” of fashion for my body type. I will wear whatever pattern I want. I don’t have to always wear sleeves. I can wear skirts above the knee. I refuse to apologize for or cover up my body.
I want to stand out! I don’t want to fade into the background. I don’t want to hide. I want people to say “you have a great sense of fashion” and not add “for a fat person” to the end of it.
All of these photos are selfies- I will defend the selfie until I die, because everyone has the right to love themselves and be confident in who they are.
And if I can work a cat into my outfit, I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot.
So what is my #FashionTruth?
Take risks. Screw the rules. Have fun. Love yourself.
And cats. Definitely cats. :)
This is so beautiful!!! The pictures, the fashions, the ideas, the everything!