So straight up – I have a Boohoo addiction. I never really expected to be the person that would wear Boohoo’s style, honestly. But ever since my first pencil skirt I have to say I’m hooked. My most recent purchase was this plus size pencil dress, and I love it!
When I talk to others about plus size brands, I always lovingly call Boohoo “Hoe clothes for Fattos.” I personally have no problem with the words fat or hoe, FYI, I mean no malice by the words in any way! But I think the phrase works well for Boohoo Plus. What it does better than any other plus size brand is that it doesn’t dictate what fat women SHOULD wear.
Plus-sized women reading this will understand what I’m saying straight away. There’s so many brands that will refuse to acknowledge we have waists. Or maybe we’d like to wear shorts. Or tight skirts! And god-forbid if we want to wear something that shows our sexuality.
Boohoo isn’t about that life. Most of the time, their clothes are exactly the same as their straight sizing. They aren’t designing anything differently other than the size. Which means they’re keeping the short skirts, keeping it tight and oozing sexuality. Which is what I adore about Boohoo.
Now, I started pretty strong with this post, which will seem a bit strange now I’m going to talk about my body hang ups again. I’ve mentioned before that I have a real problem with my mid-section, mostly my stomach. However the photo above nearly kills me with self-hate. I have a crap butt that isn’t peachy and cute. I have a big, overhanging tummy that is more than visible. The anxiety is so real.
But the biggest challenge I’m setting myself this year is to stop being scared. Mostly of my body and putting it in things I’m not used to. Wearing flared skirts and dresses for me is my comfort zone. I hide the things I hate behind petticoats and pleats, and it’s where I’m my most comfortable. But hiding my body isn’t accepting and loving it – so the challenge is to wear more tight things and love it!
Lastly, as for the dress itself? I bought it in the sale and it’s sadly not available now (similar here). I’m constantly surprised by the quality of Boohoo dresses versus the price! This particular dress is a textured rayon-feeling fabric with gorgeous rose appliqués. I took the 22 in this dress, as I usually do with their dresses and the fit is pretty spot on. Really, I could go for a little more room for the tum, but that’s possibly just my body-anxiety. I’ll get there.
Darlings, have you used Boohoo before? Or maybe you have some tips to help me get over my body issues? Hell, maybe you have your own you want to share? Talk to me in the comments!