A girl at my previous office once came up to me in the washroom (not exactly the most ideal place.. LOL) and said that she’s been wanting to say this to me for quite awhile. Stunt and nervous at the same time, i was wondering if i did anything wrong or offended her in any way. But what she said to me really put a smile on my face. Here’s what she said:


“I’ve been wanting to say this to you for quite sometime, i just want to say that i love your style! I love your outfits and you’re so brave to wear whatever you want to wear. You’re an inspiration to us plus size women!”


My first reaction was relief, relieved that it wasn’t what i was thinking but a compliment instead, so i thanked her. We spoke for awhile in the middle of the washroom and found out that we even shared the same name!- how weird is that?! Haha! But I’m so thankful for what she said. She’s one of those people who inspired me to start this blog and help other plus size women to feel good about themselves- because you can! Don’t limit yourself to baggy shapeless clothing in order to hide. Instead pick the right shape, choose the right size, a style that works for you and you’re well on your way to looking fabulous! Here’s a few of my personal tips for you.

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1.Don’t be afraid to try different styles

Trends change according to seasons, so if you see a new trend or style that you like, don’t be afraid to try it! Don’t just assume that it’s not going to look good on you, because you’re not that skinny model or you’re not that pretty. Let’s be real here honey, some things work and some things don’t, but you won’t know until you try it out!


  1. Fit is most important

It shouldn’t matter what the size on the label says, the most important is how the clothes fits to your body. Sometimes it’ll be an L, another day it’ll be XL; it all depends on the design and style of the outfit. One of my biggest problem is having shirts fit nicely around my bosoms, i wouldn’t want any peeping holes that exposes my bra now do i!


  1. Shoes is key!

Everytime i pick an outfit, i already have a shoe in mind to pair it with. I’ve changed an entire outfit because i couldn’t find the right shoes to match. Believe me, shoes can do wonders! You’ll transform your entire look just by changing them shoes. Imagine a plain flowy top with jeans, pair it with some heels.. BOOM! You’re gorgeous!! Now imagine the same outfit, but with slipper/ flip flops… hmmm… ok…  Get the picture?


  1. Hairstyles play a big part in your overall look

Just like shoes, the way you style your hair plays a big part to your overall look as well. Different hairstyle can communicate different vibes. A messy bun will probably give out a very chilled vibe, something cool and relaxed, whereas a tight pony tail might show that you mean business! On another hand, primmed up curls may be perfect for a romantic night out. Experiment different looks with different outfits and find out what works for you!


  1. Be confident!

Seriously ladies, being confident is the cherry on a sundae. If you exude confidence, you’ll shine bright as a diamond! People pick up confidence easily, it’ll show that you’re sure about yourself and not afraid of the world!

Written by Lily Shah
Lily is a mum of two boys who loves to share her experience as a new mum going through motherhood. She also has a passion for fashion and loves empowering other women to be strong and confident.

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