I’m sick to fucking death of “plus size” tips meant to make women look “slimmer” “smaller” “minimized”
It plays into the whole “as a fat person you need to at least try to appear smaller” bullshit.
“Dark colors visually make your figure appear slimmer and they are better option for any kind of plus size clothes.”
“For the patterns of your plus size fashion dresses it is the best to go with either monochromatic or simpler patterns, since too colorful and wild shapes will make you look bigger.” (ie show your true shape)
“For an elongating and slimming effect, choose vertical stripes in darker colors, but not too thin and never horizontal.”
Fuck you! And fuck your idiotic “slimming” suggestions. I do not need to minimize myself, appear slimmer, or “disguise problem areas”. My body isn’t a fucking problem. People who pretend to run a “plus positive” site and post shit like that are the problem.
That’s why following people like this: http://fabulouslyplussized.tumblr.com/ can be harmful to your health.
favorite line from the most recent post on that blog “Projecting a self-confident air will make others respond to you as a person and not you as an overweight person.” Um what?? Since when is an “overweight” person not a real person?
“Plus positive” sites talking down to people of size or trying to make them feel like their bodies are bad or wrong is just another part of the cultural crusade against fat people and it’s sick. Body shaming should never be a part of the plus size community, yet this happens all the time in the plus size fashion world and it needs to fucking stop!