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One of my goals with this blog (that I do a HORRIBLE job telling you guys about, but maybe you know this) is to ensure that you feel comfortable with any trend you want to try. I spent so many years feeling like I “can’t” wear something because I’m not stick-thin and never have been. I felt like unless something was “flattering” aka made me look thinner than I really was….I shouldn’t wear it.
And here I am – 20+ years later and I’m still trying to unlearn those lessons. But we’re doing it together! I’ve become a lot more confident with my personal style and I would say 60% of the time I’m just like “screw it, I want to wear this and I think I look good!” But if I’m being honest, there are a LOT of times when I look in the mirror and hate how I look, so I change. I wish I could change my own mind, but it doesn’t always happen.
The other day when I put these overalls on, it fell into the 60% – I felt good. I was comfortable, confident and the look just felt so “me.” I’ve worn overalls on the blog before (and I still like those) but I typically prefer black denim, so I was thrilled to finally get my hands on a pair. It was the RIGHT choice, y’all!
Let’s be totally honest here – overalls *do* add “bulk” to the body. When you bend over, typically your tummy looks bigger than it is, and the buttons on the hips usually make you a bit wider too. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just how they look.
Here’s me wearing overalls before I knew about body shame!
For me, the key to wearing overalls (as an adult) is dressing them up a tad. I’ve looked at photos on Pinterest and tried to recreate the super casual t-shirt looks, but they just doesn’t work for me. I feel frumpy and underdressed, like I just threw something together. But not in a cool way.
Instead, my favorite way to wear overalls is to still keep it casual but elevate it just a tad. I took a chance with this patterned, collared shirt and I think it ended up being a PERFECT fit. I have such a babyface that I also worry about looking like a kid with overalls and a tshirt, so wearing a collared shirt instead of a tshirt helps prevent that. Or at least it does in my mind? (Ignore the fact that my shirt is an Adventure Time shirt. I’m an adult.) Adding a really cool statement shoe doesn’t hurt, either.
So can curvy girls wear overalls? I think you know the answer already….YES! No matter what the trend is or how “unflattering” magazines/blogs say it is for your body type, if you like something then you should freaking wear it! I’m so thankful we’re living in an era where body positivity and body confidence are becoming more common. Following body positive queens on Instagram inspires me daily, and helps me realize that I shouldn’t let society dictate what is and isn’t appropriate for my body type.
What trend have you avoided because you thought it wasn’t “flattering” for you?