Hey Girls,

This is a message to all the girls of the world. You are beautiful…

Ok so today I was out shopping for myself in my favorite stores’, charity shops and I got some great deals.
But when I went into conventional stores like Quiz to see what styles were in dress wise this winter for my formal I got really disheartened to see all the mannequins dressed in size 6 or below. OK, I get that they are mannequins but why are they so skinny. That doesn’t represent the female form in anything other than anatomy. We need to see mannequins that have big bottoms wide thighs big chests. Apple pear hourglass banana rectangle every shape. Every size. Not just the generic one size fits all. If it looks good on a skinny mannequin and you are curvaceous like me does that give you a good idea of what it’s gonna be like on? No! I went into TkMaxx the other week to buy homewear but stopped by modbox as I like looking at the styles of the season and my heart sank like a stone I broke down because when I lifted my size in a beautiful olive dress it looked like a stick would barely fit in it. Clothing companies need to have a regulatory size for all clothing, not one shop one shape. I’m sick of it. We are teaching our children it’s okay to be sticks. Food is the enemy. In my head, I’ve grown up with good role models but as a teen, I got pressured by the media to be a certain way. I’m now 25 and to this day I am the most self-critical person I strip of at night and all I want to do is cry because I see something isn’t perfect I have tiger striped legs that make me feel like I’m walking with 2 big tree trunks attached to me. But in all honesty, they are a part of me that makes me stronger because I know that I’m not happy with the way I look. I try to improve myself in ways that make me feel empowered like wearing well-fitting clothes and putting the mask of happy on. If I wear it long enough it may end up sticking and il be happy again.

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Helen_Writes

Hi I am Helen, 25 and a blogger living in Northern Ireland. I write about matters close to my heart, and as my tag suggests. my life revolves around ups downs and my love

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