Too long you’ve been told what to wear, just because you’re a bit bigger than what is shown on TV and the magazines. There’s nothing wrong with your body. Yes, it takes you longer to find clothes that fit your body perfectly, but it doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish. It just means that you have to show the rules the middle finger. And as inspiration, here are Nathi Mthini, Mihle Mleni and Akhona Jacob breaking some fashion rules and winning.
Cute bikini? Yes!
Bikinis for a big girl can be summarised in one word; the devil. It is two words, but whatever. Firstly, trying on a bikini is hard. Secondly, finding one that flatters is hard. However, times are changing, and there are now different bikini shapes available to suit every type of body.
Girls just want to have fun – in crop tops
People look at your soft middle and ask, who do you think you are, showing off your midriff? Your answer should be: a fashionable girl. Crop tops are in and you shouldn’t be covering up.
Stop being silly, wear those skinnys
Skinny jeans are for skinny people, people used to say. How wrong they were. Skinny jeans are for everyone, every age and every size. Finding the perfect pair will be hard, but the feeling of seeing your body looking amazing in the right pair is greater.
Free the thunder thighs
Shorts and minis aren’t the enemy, as you’ve been told. It’s that little evil voice inside your head that’s been telling you for years to stay contained in long voluptuous dresses. You’re perfect!