Your Body Is Fabulous- Shea
The YBIF series was started as a result of a book I started writing many years ago, “Your Body Is Fabulous: Dress Like It,” because I feel style and fashion is nothing if you don’t love the body you’re dressing. So, every Thursday I feature a lovely lady, bloggers as well as other gorgeous ladies I know or meet, who tell us what makes their bodies fabulous! The purpose is to empower women to to accept and love their bodies’ as they are by showing women with various body types, skin colors, hair textures, and more. This week I share with you, the awesome Shea of Curves and Confidence!
What makes your body fabulous?
My body is fabulous because it’s mine and mine alone. My body is fabulous because I have come to accept everything about it. My body is fabulous because after several years of “hiding” my curves I now embrace them and show them off every chance I get.
What is your favorite thing about how you look? And why?
I love my hips and shapely thighs. For the longest time I would shy away from anything that would show off my hips or play them up in any way. It wasn’t until I started my blog did I really feel like I had fully accepted my body and fell in love with who I really was.
What are your favorite things to wear to flatter your body or just help you feel good?
Pencil skirts, tailored pants, dresses…my list is long! Lol. I prefer skirts or dresses to pants any day, there is just something about a beautiful dress that will keep me smiling all day.
When it comes to finding clothes, what are some issues you come across? And how do you solve them?
I have wide hips so I usually have problems with pants gapping at the waist and dresses that fit my hips but don’t fit my bust area. In the past I would get frustrated when I loved a piece of clothing and it didn’t fit properly. Now instead of feeling discourage when something doesn’t fit me perfectly, I take it to a tailor or seamstress and have it altered to perfection. I even have a sewing machine that I use to make simple adjustments from time to time.
What role do you think the media plays in body acceptance?
I feel like the media plays a major role in labeling everyone instead of there being acceptance and appreciation for the difference amongst us. Anything different or outside of the “group think” mentality is questioned and the media does nothing but play up on those difference for their benefit.
What are your thoughts on female body acceptance and appreciation?
You only have one body it’s yours, love it, take care of it, and appreciate it.
I just <3 Shea!! I love her emphasis on finding a tailor or seamstress, and her point on the media creating labels. In an ideal world there wouldn’t be a skinny, or curvy, or plus-size. We’d all just be.