My Everyday Glamour
So if you follow me on Instagram and my posts you may have noticed I wear shapewear, suspender belts and stockings nearly everyday. It is not uncommon for people to have a slightly perplexed look on their faces when they are told that fact.
So why do I wear them, they make me feel glamorous, give me that swing in my step no matter how I am feeling that day.
In previous posts I have touched on the fact that I have negative body image issues. I am not saying this out for sympathy or compliments, it is just a fact.
It is something I work on everyday. Some days are worse than others. I remind myself at times when about to walk out the door, that what my head sees in the mirror is not what others see. That it is a distorted view some days depending on how bad my demons acting up.
When I was a kid I developed quite early, I shot up to almost my current height of 5 foot 7 inches and a D cup at the age of 13. Needless to say I got a lot of comments on my body….constantly. Some positives, a whole bunch negative and sexually explicit. People making the assumption just because I was rocking some serious curves, I was obviously a slut and asking for it. All because of the shape of my body.
I have come a long way, I started to dress in what I like and suits my shape. I stopped trying to hide my curves. Whilst I am not 100% in love with my body, it is what I have and I am happy with it. I try to rock what I have and be true to myself, my style and my personality.
So why do I wear what I do, the answer is simple. I love them. I love the slip and swish of the stockings, the little wrinkles and seams, the feel of the clips through my clothes and the way they accent my shape. I love pretty underwear, I love them to match. Being a 38G cup finding bras with matching panties is tricky so I love being able to find items that all pair up.
For me it is all about making the most of my assets and wearing stuff I love. So when I go through my day, it may not look like it from the outside, but I know what I have on underneath. Just because I am a plus size girl it does not mean I can’t wear something pretty and sexy.
Regardless of who you are, what size, shape, gender choice, orientation…
You have the right and deserve to feel sexy, beautiful and happy.
All photos on this post are by Russell Thomas (http://russellthomas.zenfolio.com)