Let’s be real: The fashion industry is effed up, especially when it comes to producing clothes that fit for a diverse range of body types. Obviously this is particularly sucky if you’re a girl rocking plus size clothing. It’s hard enough to find things that fit, so it’s even more ridiculous that bigger girls have to deal with criticism for the things they want to wear. Because, of course, heaven forbid a plus size woman wear a tight dress or skinny jeans; those are only for girls who are a size four, right? Ugh, no, not right, not right at all.
Let’s collectively decide that it is time to stop listening to the haters and it’s time to stop perpetuating body shaming! Here are 10 things that plus size girls can wear no matter what!
Skinny JeansBelieve it or not, not everyone is embarrassed about their thighs or big ol' hips. Skinny jeans can offer some girls the sort of proportions they want to show off or ones that they're just totally cool with. You don't have to be a size two to rock a super tight pair of jeans (same goes for leggings)! Photo source: ArchedEyebrow.com
Printed BottomsYou've probably heard that florals are an absolute no no for bigger girls. Um, you know what? Florals and other prints look rad no matter what your body type is. Photo source: fromthecornersofthecurve.com
Short SkirtsGod forbid you ever show the world that you have thighs. Oh no, their poor, sensitive eyes! But seriously, anybody who gives you a hard time for wearing a damn skirt is an absolute loser. Rock it with pride, girl. Photo source: cupcakesclothes.com
Anything SleevelessOh no, fat on arms! Oh, the humanity! Please, most peope on the planet don't have super toned, stellar guns. Don't torture yourself if it is hot out and wear that cute tank dress or that tube top, boo. Photo source: curiousfancy.com
High HeelsThis one makes such little sense to me. Why can't a girl who is bigger than a size 10 rock some heels? I was told that it's because it is unflattering to have a larger body balancing on thin heels. Who...why...why does anyone care? Photo source: curvygirlchic.com
BikinisRock that bikini without fear. You look cute, you look hot, you look fierce. Seriously, don't let a little (or a lot of) love handles get in the way of looking fab at the beach or by the pool. Bikinis were made for you, too! Photo source: The Daily Beast/Michael Edwards
Shift DressesAs GabiFresh (pictured) said, "I know some might think this dress makes me look bigger, but...I couldn’t care less. Clothing should be a way to express yourself, not slim yourself down." Photo source: GabiFresh.com
Crop TopsIf you're super self conscious about wearing one, rock it with some high waist shorts or pants. Then you're good to go! Photo source: nadiaaboulhosn.com
ShortsAgain, don't limit your style choices just because you're not a size two. If you find a cute pair of shorts, wear a cute pair of shorts. Haters gonna hate but lovers are gonna ask you where the hell you found those awesome shorts. Photo source: StyleIsStyle.com
Bodycon DressesShow off your figure and look fierce with a bodycon dress. If you're a little shy, rock it with a cute jacket on top. Photo source: thepearshape.com
What other ridiculous things have you heard that plus size girls can’t wear? For the plus size girls out there: What’s your favorite thing to wera that people say you shouldn’t? Tell us in the comments!