These last few days of Summer have been extremely hot. I’m all for warm weather, but hot days in the upper 90’s, is not my idea of fun…even though I am a Summer Baby.
Dressing for the summer heat is something that I’ve struggled with in the past. Feeling insecure with my body, wearing short sleeves and tank tops was not something I felt comfortable doing.
But now, that has all changed.
It is way too hot to be wearing long sleeves, so when I found this blue and white striped summer dress from Rainbow Shops, I truly felt Summer Ready.
I will always be 100% with you guys, when first seeing this dress, I was still a little uncertain about how I would feel in it. It is a little shorter than what I’m used to wearing, it has short sleeves and the shoulders are out. For a girl with big arms and stretch marks, this can be a little intimidating.
But continuing in the trend of pushing past my insecurities, I decided to buy the dress anyway, and wear it in confidence.
I’m so glad I did. Not only is it super comfortable, but it’s the perfect way to combat the summer heat. The material isn’t constricting, allowing for air to flow evenly, keeping me nice and cool!
Another concern about this dress was the stripes. Who here has heard or been told that fat girls shouldn’t wear stripes? *raises hand* I’ve heard this so many times, that wearing stripes as a Plus Size woman was a huge no-no.
When picking out this dress, I had this ‘no stripes rule’ in the back of my head. But again, it was a concern that I needed to push past. I say this because there are so many fashion rules and regulations that we feel we must conform to, when in actuality, the only rule we should follow is to simply be true to ourselves.
I know that sounds a lot easier said than done. But if you continue to push past your fears, it will become easier and easier each time. So go pick out that cute dress, or tank top, and wear it boldly! Don’t hide behind long sleeves and baggy outfits, it is way too hot for that! Please, go and enjoy the Summer free from fear, doubt, and insecurities. Love you always!
Until Next Time,