I have never been a fan of tight-fitted clothing. Everyone has an insecure body part and mine is certainly my stomach. Hence, I normally don’t like to accentuate that area.
I decided it was time to venture out of my comfort zone and attempt a different look. I love the bodysuit trend and have been desperate to give it a try, but still remain wary. Who wants to look like a sausage?! Trying to squeeze into something just to attain a trend or look sexy has never been my mission. I wear what I love, but more importantly, is flattering and appropriate for my body.
I walked into Nordstrom cautiously optimistic. I have been eyeing up this Topshop bodysuit for a few weeks now and wanted to try it on. My first attempt went badly! I mistakenly paired it with my own low rise jeans and it wasn’t a pretty picture. I knew I needed a high-waisted jean to make this work. Topshop had an amazing pair on hand. They fit like a glove and tucked and sucked in all the right places. They gave me a long and much cleaner line too! I was so excited.
I have been wearing these jeans pretty much on repeat ever since! It’s empowering to wear a tighter shirt underneath and feel more confident. Don’t get me wrong. I still may suck in just a little for pictures (anyone else with me?), but nonetheless, I am making progress!
You may be staring at the screen and shaking your head. Why in the world would she be recognizing and applauding the “mom” jean that everyone in America worked so hard to escape and make permanently extinct. Even my husband vocalized his disdain. Deemed frumpy and unfortunate, high-waisted jeans have such a bad reputation. Women work so hard to find jeans that make them look as skinny as humanly possible. High- waisted jeans, however, accentuate curves and a natural physique. Why stress about finding a jean to make us look skinnier when we can sport a pair that proudly displays our curves and feminine figures. The added bonus: They amazingly hide those unwanted love handles, belly bulges, and front flab. What’s not to love?!
I highly recommend these jeans, but I suggest sizing up one or two sizes for the best fit. Topshop runs on the smaller side. Even if bodysuits aren’t your jam, these jeans will be!
From this recent shopping excursion, I am now more open-minded. I have accepted my fashion fate and refuse to get discouraged by trends that may or may not work. It’s imperative to play around with clothing and styles to find “your” best fit. Trial and error is crucial. Lastly, although difficult, let’s make a conscious effort to embrace our beautiful selves, flaws and all. Ladies, this means tossing those complacent wardrobes of oversized sweatshirts and sweats aside. Getting dressed sets the stage for the rest of our day. Looking and feeling great, opens up a world of possibility, self assurance, and confidence. Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up!”
“Dress like you are going somewhere better later.”
Photo Credit: Ruffles and Trains Photography
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