“You’re not plus size!” “You’re not fat, you just have a stomach..” You guys will not believe the comments I receive from my youtube channel in response to my plus size fashion-type videos. The comments usually come from women who are over 100lbs bigger than I am. It’s bad enough that for several decades, society has negatively portrayed women with extra pounds; but to receive the same backlash, although opposite, from fellow plus size women is quite disheartening.
Let me inform you all that I am not perpetrating something that I am not. Typically, plus size fashions begin at a size 12(w) and up, not size 20 plus. Because I can fit into “some” F21 clothing doesn’t exclude me from using the term curvy or plus size. If anything, my videos and blog show how depending on the cut and fabric, curvy to plus size women can shop at these stores. To a curvy girl, lycra and stretch are mandates in the fabrics of our wardrobe. Our clothing should be form-fitting NOT body hugging. Therefore, if I look slimmer than a typical plus size girl, that is because I know how to dress my body type to downplay the fat and showcase the curves. Ladies, next time, instead of lashing out you should be taking notes.
Interested in more? Check my youtube video on body type here: