After starting my blog and receiving several comments and messages from you, I've come to see how deeply personal fashion is to a woman. So serious are we in finding things that flatter, slim, gain us the spotlight, make us appear stylish and confident, that we often forget that the best part of fashion and dressing up is that it's meant to be fun.
I remember when I first told a friend of mine that I was looking for high waisted jeans, she looked at me like I was crazy. How could someone with MY body wear something like that if she (who's a lot smaller) didn't feel comfortable doing it? It's the same look I get when people hear that I've purchased something from a store that they feel doesn't carry anything in their sizes or where they have been disappointed when something didn't fit.
The reality is, I follow no one's rules but my own and I shop anywhere and everywhere I please. Does that mean I always find exactly what I'm looking for in my size or that it always looks right on me? Certainly not, but it doesn't stop me from trying or deter me. The best way to learn your body and what makes you feel best is to experiment and ignore every single naysayer. If it wasn't your body or your clothes, they would find something else to criticize. Don't allow yourself to be a victim.
Bernie Dexter Clothing. A pinup model herself, Bernie knows how to make a woman look her best while showing off her curves. Unfortunately, she has discontinued many sizes beyond an XL due to poor sales, but she is still selling out her stock up to a 2x (I ordered a 1x, but be warned, these run small). And fret not dolls, there are other alternatives. Pinup Girl clothing, for example, does fabulous high-waisted pants and skirts and carries nearly every item up to a size 2X, and a good amount goes up to a size 4x. Happy shopping.
I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and that you keep making the commitment to yourself to be the best you that you can be.