I’m Totally Here For Modest Fashion
During the warmer months, particularly as an older and curvier woman, it can be extremely difficult to navigate summer fashion. It’s hot, it’s clammy and the Central Line at rush hour feels like a Swedish Sauna without the entrance fee, so the last thing you want to do is add too many layers to your look. Although stripping off down to your knickers during your commute isn’t exactly ideal, increasingly there’s a movement (which I wholeheartedly support) that celebrates our choice to wear whatever we like whenever we like, regardless of the size or age we are.
If you want to rock that pair of cycling shorts and a crop top, you do you; if you fancy letting your bingo wings roam free and your chaffing thighs out for an airing, go for it; the best thing about the current climate is that we’re free to celebrate ourselves and our identities in whichever way we want to. But for me, my approach to fashion has always been somewhat covered up and free from skin flashing.
Modest fashion is just my style.
I love a midi dress, a nipped in waist, a v-neck and a sleeve, because that’s just what I feel my best in. Sure I have my body insecurities (honestly, where did my bingo wings / fat knees / back fat come from?) but instead of showing the world my less-than-perfect bits I prefer to show them my best angle – and that’s ok. Whether you want to stop hiding away and get out there, or prefer to keep your body under wraps no matter the time of year, that’s your choice.
The women that fill my feeds showing off their large and fabulous bodies have my ultimate respect and appreciation, but personally I love a look that enhances my best features and conceals those parts I’m not entirely happy with. In recent months I’ve felt a pang of guilt for wanting to wear what’s flattering; with the increasing conversation surrounding larger bodies being that they shouldn’t be covered away or made to feel like they should be embracing styles that are traditionally slimming, those of us that still want modest fashion can feel a little lost.
But you know what, the whole point of fashion is to have fun and wear what feels good – in whichever shape or form that comes. And if that’s an oversized tent dress, so be it.
So here’s me, in my oversized tent dress that I actually feel great in, telling you that whatever you want to wear this summer is ok. Navigating a packed commuter train is hard enough without us belittling each other’s clothing choices or worrying about what’s clean at 7am on a Tuesday.
I’m here for modest fashion making a comeback.
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