Feeling Confident, One Dress at a Time

Monday, November 23, 2015

"The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress." —Hubert de Givenchy
There's nothing like putting on a dress and feeling absolutely wonderful. And believe me, I have had many moments where I put a dress on and didn't feel wonderful. I learned the hard way that not everything I love will look good on me. I admire many pieces but now know my body well enough to know what will look good and what won't.

Some aspire to that fashion school of thought of wearing what you love and F**K Flattering! Being a plus size fashionista is like being an activist because you are essentially giving the world the middle finger by stepping out of the house, wearing what you love despite the "rules" society has imposed on us for decades. 

Whether something is flattering or not, at the end of the day, you have to wear what is comfortable to you and what you love. That's what I believe. I see on social media all the time, people making the most insulting comments when they see a dress or look that they don't like. They talk as if their opinion should be fashion law. But the beauty of fashion is that we all get to choose what we want to wear and not conform to what the masses think.

At the end of the day, we all have flaws and we are all in different places in our state of mind when it comes to loving our bodies. And that affects how we feel when it comes to fashion. I say Do You! And be happy. Today, you may not feel as confident but that's okay. As long as you never give up and strive to love yourself a little more each day, you're winning the battle. Always be kind to yourself. Because none of us are perfect.

This faux leather dress from Lane Bryant is one of those dresses that makes me feel absolutely wonderful. From the moment I put it on, I was instantly in love.

Sure, it shows my belly outline but I am okay with that. Again, it's about what makes you feel comfortable and happy. I love how this dress shows off my waist and just looks so chic with a touch of edge.

I paired the dress with a faux leather blazer from Catherines, which I love. It's light but looks expensive. I also wore a necklace from Catherines, paired with red flats from Lane Bryant and this amazing purse from the Cherie Christmas collection at fullbeauty. It gives me a Chanel feel so it adds to the chicness of the look.

I feel so confident wearing this dress and I can't stop smiling when I'm in it. This is a dress I will wear over and over again because of the way it makes me feel. And that is how fashion should be. 

You can shop my look with the following links:

Textured Faux Leather Inset Dress from Lane Bryant - click here

Sleek Street Jacket from Catherines - click here

Faux Suede Ballet Flat in Venetian Red from Lane Bryant - click here

My necklace is sold out but here's a nice similar one here

The Cherie Glam Clutch in Black from fullbeauty - click here

What's your favorite dress or look that makes you feel absolutely wonderful and confident? Let me know!

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