As someone who has fallen on the plus side of the clothing scale for the majority of my life, my views on clothing are not as positive as some.
My Incorrect views on Fashion
I don't know if I can blame the media, but I am going to anyway because why not. It is so deeply engrained in our minds that "you only get to wear the pretty clothes once you finally lost the weight" or that "black is best to look slimmer" or "don't wear horizontal stripes, they will make you look even wider" or "Get your bikini body ready!". Maybe sometimes a bigger girl wants to wear nice things. Why does bikini body need to mean the tiniest of bodies?
The problem with these so-called rules, is there are beautiful, real-sized woman who are wearing bright colors, different lengths, many styles, and *gasp* patterns. These gloriously heroic rule breakers don't even realize that what they are doing is inspirational to those of us who aren't confident or comfortable in our own bodies.
No matter what anyone says, clothing should have nothing to do with your size, but your confidence. A confident woman can wear anything she wants.
I have spent the majority of my life waiting for some majestic weight loss to happen and then and only then will I be allowed to wear clothes that make me happy.
The internet however, has recently introduced me to so many sites with beautiful plus-sized clothing that makes me think, "Hey, maybe I CAN wear clothes that make me feel even the slightest bit nicer, especially when there are dinosaur-print dresses on ModCloth."
So, to those of us who are:
Your move ModCloth.