FASHION / BEAUTY
Fashion/Beauty information for SSBBWs/BBWs
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I Knew Spanx Were Evil!
When Octavia Spencer won a SAG award in 2012, she was triple wrapped under her dress. At one point during the evening, she bumped into Melissa McCarthy. They both talked about how uncomfortable they were because of their undergarments. Now, there is some talk about how much damage too tight shapewear can do to your body.
According to The Huffington Post, when you wear tight shapewear:
- You compress your organs
- You might aggravate incontinence
- You can develop tingling, numbness and pain in your legs
- You can create an environment prone to infections
You can still wear shapewear and not have problems. Try different brands and sizes. Shapewear should smooth your body without being tight. Shapewear was made for special occasions. It should be used with that in mind.
For me, personally, I found a brand and size I like from Catherines. They carry a brief style and one that covers your thighs, in white, black, and off white. I was able to try it on in the store and find the size that worked for me. When I found one that didn't require a shoehorn, a spotter, and an extra set of hands, I knew I found my size! ;-)
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Written by: Nikki Langston
Fat Positive Blogs
Blogs are a wonderful source of information. I have found them to be a useful Fat resource, especially when it comes to body positivity and fatshion. It is so helpful to see what clothes look like on bodies that are shaped like ours. It is also helpful to know that there are others out there who have the same life struggles that we have. You might get a different perspective on how to deal with things, based on the experiences of others. SSBBW mag has a blog section. If you haven't checked it out, you should! SSBBW Magazine Blogs
I recently joined a group of plus size bloggers. We are taking one fashion topic a month and doing a blog hop. Our first topic was leggings. We all did a blog about it, linked our blogs, and published them at the same time. It is so great to see the many different ways an item can be worn on a fat person, from smaller plus to super plus.
Here is a link to my blog. In it, you will find the links to all the other blogs.
Here is a list of some fat positive blogs that might help you on your journey:
I know there are plenty more. I would love to hear about blogs you visit on a regular basis! Email me! <3
Written by: Nikki Langston
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