Curvy women are glorious in all that we encompass and we are finally starting to celebrate every inch of us! I love my curvy body and always have, ever since I realized I had them in 8th grade. And if you don’t love yours, please, let me remind why you should.. Even though I tried to make my cellulite disappear once and then one other time I tried to lose weight thinking that it would, poof-vamoose! God checked me and didn’t make it happen. I love every roll, every dimple of cellulite and all the struggles it encompasses. However, what isn’t talked about are the pains that our beautiful curves cause us, especially when it comes to wearing skirts in the summer. I used to always feel self conscious wearing them – it’s hot, sweaty and it causes a lot of discomfort. Here are 7 truths you didn’t know about curvy girls and our skirt wearing struggles!
1. Skirts are like mullets, business in the front, party in the back! The hemline is always at least 2-3″ shorter in the back.
2. “Normal” skirts are always sexier on us, even when we don’t want them to be! They just happen to fit.
3. Under bum sweat is real, and will drip down your legs, in public. Matter of fact, every crevice sweats down there. You will leave a trail wherever you sit down.
4. When we sit down, the chair will leave a nice little imprint on your thighs, and won’t go away for hours. We should always be served an extra dinner napkin to sit on to help lessen the brutality of the inevitable.
5. I’m worried some 8 year old kid will be scarred for life after seeing all my cellulite…but we wear them anyway. “But did they die?!”
6. Since we don’t (and won’t ever, thank God) have thigh gap, the friction of our thighs causes chaffing, which will cause wounds. Open wounds. And blood.
7. We don’t carry anything in our hands when we wear skirts because we need both of them to constantly pull the skirt down after it creeps up with every…little…step…we…take.
This is why we love leggings so much. I’ll save the convo about wearing jean shorts for another day!
Photographer: Julian DiCampo
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