I’m still in this phase of pushing my style boundaries, I did the whole bare arms thing and it’s my new normal but I want to do more. It’s less about fashion and more about my own body image + questioning the norm on what a plus size woman can wear. I saw this top and immediately fell in love with it, I’m really loving longline tops and I felt like the cropped middle was cute, but I wasn’t sure I would have the guts to wear it. Well, I’m wearing it! My tummy area is another insecurity but I love the concept of visible tummy bulge (I learnt that term from the body image + plus size blogosphere), why not? Why can’t that be a normal thing since so many women, plus size and straight size, do not have flat stomachs or abs? So, this is me pushing my own boundaries. I’m not going to lie, it’s more about me getting outside my own web of insecurities than what other people think. Because, just like with my arms, once I get over that insecurity, the feeling of accomplishment and body confidence triumphs anyone else’s opinions.
By the way, these jeans were sent to me by Junarose who are now available in Vero Moda stores across Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and I’m hoping Dubai soon. With regards to sizing, I had to go up a size and they’re still a teensy bit snug around the waist. It could be because they’re a slim fit style? I would definitely recommend trying on a few different sizes to find your perfect fit, I usually struggle to find perfect jeans and always end up upsizing. For reference, I fit into a size 1x at Forever 21 and 18 uk at New Look Inspire, and I’m wearing these jeans in a size 20 uk.