25 February 2013
An Ode To Warm Weather And Volumptuous Gals
Only 24 days remain until spring is officially here. In case you hadn't noticed after my round up of plus-size spring dresses a couple of weeks back, I'm literally counting down the days. I stumbled upon this photograph today and was reminded that when the time does come for sun bathing and pool season, I'm going to wear my two-piece bikini proudly for the second year in a row. The photo reminded me of my best friend and me -- I've mentioned before she's a petite 115-pound, size 4. And I of course am around a U.S. 16/18. But size has never mattered to us, and, well, you all know I personally don't think it should matter at all. Well, that's not true. I am a lover of curves after all, so the bigger the better ;) but that's besides the point.
The point is, I look at the photograph and I think both women look gorgeous, sexy and confident. And I hope, I hope, I hope, that this year, with the increase in plus-size blogs, online stores, activists, spokespeople, celebrities, etc. etc. etc. and the body image revolution that is close, albeit sometimes seemingly infinitely far, we see more curvy ladies strip down to their two-pieces and strut their stuff on the beach chairs and in the sand. If there's one thing I know for certain, it's that more people appreciate pudge and a fuller figure than you might think. They may just be too shy/embarrassed to reveal it yet because such a mentality may not be the norm, but you'll just have to trust me!