Plus size women everywhere have been told what they can and cannot wear, what looks good on us and what doesn’t. On the other hand, body positive advocates are saying F**k that, we can wear anything (or nothing at all). So where does that leave us? Do we listen to these so called “experts” of the fashion industry or do we just wear whatever we want? Can we really wear whatever we want whenever we want?

Of course you can!! But whether it looks good on you or not, that’s a whole different story.

So, where do i stand in this issue?

Well, to me, it’s all about knowing yourself and knowing your own body. You are the best person to determine what you should or could wear, because no matter what you choose, it’s important for you to feel good in them.Basically what i’m saying is, it’s okay for you to wear stripes or white or pastel colours even though the experts says you can’t, and on the contrary, you don’t have to pose half naked(or naked) just to prove that you’re comfortable and confident in your own body.


It’s all about knowing yourself and knowing your own body.


Knowing your own style and your own body is the key to looking good, no matter what size you are. For example, i’m heavier on top and i have a straight body. I know well enough that doll tops like these…..



… will not do me any justice, instead making me look bigger and heavier than i actually am. And i know well enough that big flowery patterns like these….


… will just make me look old.


What about you? Do you know your body well enough to understand what looks good and what doesn’t? If you’re not sure, it’s always great to have someone whom you trust dearly to comment truthfully about your outfits in the past or even when you’re trying out new styles. Don’t be afraid to try on different styles! I’ve mentioned this in many of my post because i mean it. Just grab a few different styles/cuttings and ty them on in the fitting room! No harm honey! If it doesn’t work then just put it back on the rack.. For all you know, you’ll be surprised that you might just look awesome in a style you never thought you would.


Get someone whom you trust dearly to give their opinion.


So ask yourself this… are you wearing an outfit because you like it OR because the fashion gurus says it’ll look good on you OR because you just want to prove people wrong?

Black and gold is my favourite combination. i’ve always loved black and will always love black… i hardly wear bright or pastel colours because that’s just not my style.. and i’m not about to change that just because i want to prove a point.. <3


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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