As I was growing up, I was very conscious of how big my hips and thighs were especially in comparison to my smaller waist. I read one too many magazines that advocated dressing for your body type and I put alot of effort into constantly concealing my "problem areas" and accentuating my "assets".I wore way too many fit and flare dresses and I would never leave the home wearing a shift dress unless I put a belt on it. I remember travelling in Europe during winter having to wear 4 layers of tights with my dresses because I simply couldn't bring myself to wear proper pants or jeans.
It took me so many years and starting The Curve Cult to question this behaviour and start unpacking everything I have been conditioned to believe about my body over the years. I started to see that I didnt have problem areas - I had a huge problem with the way I THOUGHT about my body. And slowly I realised, my waist wasn't the asset, I was the asset, just like each one of you are.
Unlearning all of that has helped me realise how fun fashion really can be. Put the dress/jeans/top/whatever on sis! I cannot wait for you to be able to enjoy fashion the way I do now.