Disclaimer: This piece may be triggering to some readers.
Note: This post originally appeared on Doraology and has been cross-posted with permission.
I’ll get straight to the point:
SIZES DO NOT MEAN ANYTHING.
Yup, sizes are complete rubbish. Every store is different, every brand is different, or in other words: sizes are inconsistent to say the least. Truth be told, you can pick up two tops in the same style, the same size, from the very same shop – they may look identical, but when you try them on, they may well fit differently.
Clothing brands hire models to make their clothes look good, while we consumers buy clothes to make our bodies look good (and to keep us warm too ofc). Ask yourself this: do your clothes make you feel good in your body, or are the labels doing so? Clothes that fit well are more likely to make you feel confident, compared to clothes that are two sizes too small.
So in short, sizes are all over the place more often than not, and being healthy is way more important. “Size healthy” is all you need to be – you’d feel better when you love your body and yourself unconditionally. (I know it is easier said than done, but we can work towards that, right?)
How you feel in your own body is what ultimately matters, not the labels on your clothes.
You are worth more than a waistline
You are worth more than beer bottles displayed like drunken artifacts
You are worth more than any naked body could proclaim in the shadows
More than a man’s whim or your father’s mistake
You are no less valuable as a size 16 than a size 4
You are no less valuable as a 32a than a 36c
Your sexiness is defined by concentric circles within your wood
It is wisdom
You are a goddamn tree stump with leaves sprouting out
I know girls (body love) – Mary Lambert