Some people say that nothing is certain but death and taxes, but I have to add one more to that list: my booty. Seriously, this thing isn’t going anywhere. I can work out every day, live on fat-free yogurt, and even wear special “shaper” stockings, but nothing, nothing can defeat my round tush.
My butt has frustrated me for ages. Trying on pants is a complete and total nightmare (anything that fit over my rear was way too big in the waist), and I’ve ripped more than one too-slim pencil skirt just by sitting down too quickly. On top of that, there’s the embarrassment factor. My butt is just so obvious in practically everything I wear, and I used to worry that it made me look trashy at family dinners or at work, and too forward on dates.
Little by little, I began to hide it. I love vintage dresses, and quickly realized that their A-line shapes and big swirly skirts were good for more than just twirling around in. All that below-the-waist fabric was the perfect way to camouflage my rear.
For years, I tried to keep my booty under wraps until recently, when I ran out of clean clothes (laundry day always gets you!) and had to wear one of my more form-fitting, but still pretty modest dresses. I felt over-exposed, but kept getting compliments all day on how I looked (and not the car-horn-honking, gross kind, either). I decided to keep that dress in rotation, and slowly added more slim-fitting skirts and dresses—in fact, I’ve even bought a few new ones! And, let’s just say my boyfriend isn’t upset about this switch-up, either.
Although I’m not exactly ready to flaunt my tush like Nicki Minaj, I’ve come to terms with the fact that my butt is a part of me—an awesome, ample, super-stubborn part of me—and that since I’ve got it, I may as well flaunt it (a little).
What body issues have you come to terms with? Tell us in the comments!