Friday, 17 January 2014

# F**k Flattering

Earlier this week a photo of me featured on the Yours Clothing facebook page and attracted a lot of comments. In fact its probably one of my most discussed outfits ever.
Creating the talking point were my silver disco leggings which I had worn with a dipped hem top.Here is the picture:

These legging are and I quote "very unflattering" fuck you-I rock

Among a lot of very positive comments only a few hours after it was posted the picture also received the following comments:

"Oh dear"

"No offence to the model - but those leggings are sooooo unflattering! We r bigger girls/ladies but want to look nice"

"Sorry I won't wear leather look ones or wet look ones as show every imperfection off"

"These leggings do not look good, very unflattering"

"I think it's just a hard fact we need to hear: There are just some items of clothing that bigger people should stay away from at all costs. No ifs. No buts. No 'beauty is on the inside.' These leggings are included in that list"

I should also have stayed away from these leggings "at all costs" according to one lovely individual-sorry lady but you are talking crazy

I thought long and hard about whether to respond to these comments because I can honestly say hand on heart it doesn't bother me in the least that people don't think I look good in certain clothes. 
I finally decided to reply because its important that others aren't put off wearing whatever the hell they want by some strange notion of whats considered flattering on anyone over a dress size 12.

My reply-Don't diss my pants bitches

 Hi guys-Betty here-owner of the aforementioned leggings and fat legs.It makes me sad to read that anyone thinks there are some clothes plus size girls should definitely avoid. I couldn't imagine a man making this comment about another bloke. I long ago gave up wearing clothes that were considered "flattering" and now love fashion for the sheer unbridled joy of it. Sure my big chunky dimply legs are on display. Why would I hide them? these fat legs have held me upright whilst nursing my baby, walked me to a million adventures, jumped up and down on trampolines and danced until sunrise. Its fine not to like these leggings on me, but lets not imprison ourselves with daft notions of not wearing things because they show off our "imperfections" life's far too short. As are my legs but I'm wearing the leggings anyway because they make me feel great!
How very dare they hate my robot leggings!

You might wonder why this is blogworthy, I mean as a plus size fashion blogger having my outfits criticised is nothing new. 
Every time something I wear is featured on a website,clothing page or retweeted there are invariably comments running along the lines of "get thee in a burka you big fat minger" 
What was noteworthy was how many people commented in the positive about my outfit and how many women totally ripped apart the notion that certain clothes should be off limits to plus size hotties. 
It warmed my cockles and made me feel really hopeful for the future. For once the loudest voices weren't the body haters, the size snarks the oppressors the loudest voices were of strong sassy Women saying no to being told to live in a clothing cage constructed by insecure bullies. I loved it.
Imagine how joyless it must be to deny yourself the opportunity to wear amazing clothes because someone somewhere decreed that anyone over a size 8/age18/under 6ft is a monster who should walk around in sack cloths and ashes. 
Not on my watch pigs-not on my watch.Suck it up haters-my fat legs encased in tight sausage skin thin leggings are here to stay and they salute you.Vive le tree trunks. I made this video for you and posted it using the hashtag #fuckflattering

Capturing the Curve Workshops

In other body confidence news tickets are now available for my plus size pin up event "Capturing The Curve" on March the 29th in Manchester. A day to revel in your curvy beauty, be made over myself and Lilly Von Pink and have your very own photoshoot in a safe empowering environment-All the details can be found here

Limited Edition Killer Curves Tee Shirts Now On Sale
My brand new Killer Curve tee Shirts cost £12 and are available to buy from here having curves never looked so good!

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