It is incredibly frustrating to go into a shop and encounter the sheer insanity that is clothes sizing. So many people are writing about this and calling retailers out on their bullshit but, let’s be honest, they aren’t going to listen. Vanity sizing, and sizing down (I see you topshop and H&M) is here to stay, because it controls the demographics the shops want wearing their brands. In some places I’m a size 6 or XS, in some a size 14, M or L. The shops that I’m in the ‘target audience’ for, the sizes are always are a lower number than those who don’t really want me…
It’s frustrating. But after too many tears in unflatteringly lit changing rooms, and watching my friends and family come out disheartened due to a label in a pair of trousers, I’m not listening to what size my clothes say I am anymore. It is diminishing. I am not an ‘8’ or a ’12’, I am not defined by size.
Wear what you want. Wear what makes you feel sexy, powerful, bold, and who ever you want to be that day. Rip the label out if the size on it bothers you, and remember you look damn awesome.
Here’s me feeling awesome in a leopard print, green culottes, rocking my llama print phone case. Because why the hell not?