OUTFIT | BRAVING BODYCON

Another one of my looks from my Belfast trip that you might have spied from my vlog. I recently talked about how I've been slowly building up the confidence to wear bodycon dresses. Even though my waist has always been the smallest part of me, I'm terribly self conscious of my pear shape and how bottom heavy I think I appear. It's difficult when, even in the more recent insurgence of plus size visibility, the media mainly portrays women with a certain hourglass figure, bust-waist-hip-ratio instead of using this advancement to showcase diversity in all shapes and sizes. We are all beautiful and we can all wear whatever the hell we want. It's the most liberating feeling taking that first step out of my comfort zone of skater dresses and flared skirts, looking in the mirror and thinking, "What was I so afraid of? I actually look good!"

Since then I have been dabbling in bodycon pieces that I feel comfortable in and currently for me these are ones that are made of a slightly thicker material that will either suck me in or skim over my lumps and bumps. Knitted ones like this Primark number have been a firm favourite this winter as they're just so easy to throw on and style different ways.

Primark dress (similar) / Zara jacket / Alexander Wang boots / Givenchy bag

I don't always feel 100% confident in bodycon yet but I'm slowly but surely getting there. As unfortunate as it is that society keeps trying to tell us what we can and can't wear, remember the simple truth is that there are no rules. So go ahead, show yourself some self love and wear whatever your heart desires.