Why I’m Trying To Wear Clothing That Isn’t “Flattering” This Summer

Y’all, some fun news: In case you didn’t see it on my Instagram, I’m collaborating with Lilly Pulitzer! Seriously, every blogger has a dream collab, and this is mine. Their team sent me this amazing romper, and I don’t want to take it off.

But two years ago, I would’ve cringed when I got it in the mail. Here’s why: I’ve always tried to hide my flaws and dress strategically, but ever since I realized that self-love was improving my fashion sense, I’ve avoided “flattering” clothing. I don’t mean that I’m dressing to look poorly, but I’m ignoring the traditional fashion rules about what is and isn’t flattering.

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How To Feel Comfortable In A Bathing Suit (& Where To Buy!)

Breaking news: I’m not a size 0. 

Of course, if you’ve ever seen a picture of me, you’re probably like, “well, duh.” I’m usually a size 12 or 14 at most stores, and I go from medium to XL depending on sizing. It sounds silly to say I’ve struggled with this when the average American woman is a size 14, so I’m in good company, but I’ve tried pretty much every weight loss scheme. When I was a teenager, I saw a therapist because my relationship with food was disordered, and I coped in some unhealthy ways.

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