I’m in that “lucky” area of being “acceptable fat”. I’m a size 24 which means it’s a lot easier for me than it is for larger girls to find clothes.
Whether or not those clothes are comfortable, good quality or god forbid look good is another thing all together.
Having the body I do also means that even if those clothes “fit” they don’t always fit. Size 24 pants are meant for ladies who are much curvier than I am (I.e. have a booty) so they bag in the ass and I’m left looking like I have a full diaper.
Shirts are a whole other story, I may have that size 24 waist but I’ve got a 42-44 G-H bust. So sometimes a 2X will be fine, but then that 2X may be baggy in the belly and short so I size up and maybe it’s a little better but not enough so I go one more size and suddenly I’m wearing pajamas.
My mother and cousin are bigger than I am and although I may not live the struggle they do, it pains me to see them have to be reduced to Avenue and walmart, to drab boring shapeless clothes. They deserve the same nice things I have and stores still pretend like their bodies don’t exist.
Its been said a thousand times over, but if your body positivity stops at a size 24 you’re doing it wrong.
Man I looked in the mirror today and was like “Damn! A booty! Hey guys look I’ve got a-” then I realized it was just the shorts had ridden up and my hopes and dreams were shattered.