My thighs have always been my biggest body hang up – psychologically and physically. I have always had two great big meaty blocks at the top of my legs that I despised. The only time I really liked my thighs was when they were restrained in tights under a floaty dress that disguised what I believed to be the most unattractive grotesque part of my body. As a teenager I lusted after images of Alexa Chung’s long wispy legs with nobly knees and the elusive gap that all women are supposed to strive for, but in hindsight it’s not that great and it wasn’t what I wanted. I was surrounded by the press who spoke of Beyoncé and commended her on ‘curvy’ thighs, but those muscle toned legs she sports did not represent what I was hiding under my mass of material. Her thighs are what my dreams are made of. I would angst over other people’s legs, wanting to hide my own, doing squats and constantly dieting – then I realised that life is TOO short!
I now LIKE my thighs. There are times when I wish they weren’t so chunky – I am going to have those moments in the changing rooms when I catch a glimpse of myself and want to die but these are always going to be my thighs and life is too short to worry about the size of them. At the moment I feel pretty fatabulous about my legs.
SO instead of hiding my legs behind tights I am going out in skirts with bare legs, instead of not buying that dress I love because its short I am going to embrace the hem line and rather than worry about how big they are gonna look in a pair of jeans I am going to wear my size 22’s with pride.
Now I am a finalist of MISS PLUS SIZE INTERNATIONAL 2013 part of my role is to promote body confidence. One of the most popular links to my blog is ‘Fat Girl in Tights’…so Fat Girl in tights is what I will give you!
(Dress from ASOS Curve, Tights from Marks and Spencer, Shoes from Evans)
Remember I’d really love it if you could like my finalist page – it would make me grin and my thighs super happy!
It’s been a while since I have blogged on here but I am coming back with some great news! I have battled over 1000’s plus size ladies to the become one of 30 finalists to fight for the title of MISS PLUS SIZE INTERNATIONAL 2013 (title formally known as Miss BBW International)
Miss Plus Size International is a pageant exclusively reserved for women who a size 18+ and promotes body beautiful confidence for us ladies with a little junk in the trunk!
When I entered the competition I never expected to get to the final 200 let alone be one of the 30 finalists who get to strut their stuff in the final! The finals this year are being held in the The Grand Connaught Rooms (The Brits and Glamour Awards have been held here) and we are collecting money for MacMillan Cancer Support, a fantastic charity and one close to my own heart!
My next stage is a “boot camp” where we have pageant training, team building and hopefully lots of laughs. I watched the film DROP DEAD GORGEOUS the other evening and secretly hope that Pageant training involves dancing with step ladders, unlikely, but hey a girl can wish ;).
As well as the pageant the team also host BIG GIRLS PARADISE club nights, this is a touring nightclub that celebrates body acceptance and curves. I went to the club on February 9th with my best friend Shelley and our men. It was a fantastic night with lots of great tunes, dancing and rose wine! Keep an eye out for the touring club nights, they aren’t exclusively for Plus Size women, anyone can go along for dancing, drinks and frolics!
So my journey has just begun, I’ve been a finalist for a week now and it’s only starting to become real to me. I would love it if you could follow my facebook fan page here:
I promise to not overload your news feed everyday!