A few weeks ago, when I sauntered into the room I found out that among my peers, I was the only plus size lady around. At 5’3″, I weigh a whopping amount of 60 kg which is still within the normal range according to the BMI (Body Mass Index). I’m apparently surrounded by slim beauties that were shorter than I. Now this automatically sends red alert signals in my brain. You could imagine the startling differences in our body types (I have the apple shape, by the way).
Normally, I wore slacks and jeans instead of skirts and dresses when going to work. What I noticed is that it made me look like a box car. It gave me a drab appearance like I don’t care about appearing feminine in the eyes of the mobs. What can I say, I’m a simple gal and I tend to dress for practical reasons. But that’s not enough excuse, isn’t it? Am I lazy in dressing up? Maybe.
Anyways, life goes on whether we want it or not. Along with it is the acceptance that this is my body type. I used to lift weights but I stopped since it made my arms larger than my preference. Instead of toning it down, it did the oppossite which resulted to stretch marks to the skin where huge muscles once bulge everytime I flex. Now I’m left with jiggly fat and I don’t want to pick up weights for now, else my body type would look more masculine than feminine.
On certain occassions, when I wore dresses and skirts, students would whistle in the halls calling me hot even if I’m what you’d label as “tamsi” (tambok na sexy, hahaha). It’s really funny whenever they do that because a silly thing always occur in my head. “Finally, I feel like a woman!” But aren’t I already one? Hahaha, anyways I’m typing my thoughts for this blog while glancing at my simple outfit in the mirror for karaoke later.
I decided to dress up not only to appear feminine but of course to be respectable. I’ll be be joining this fun event which is composed of women, 30 years older than I, who holds a high position in the Department of Education (Mom’s friends). We don’t want to leave a bad impression, right?
Then I realized that all it takes to appear slimmer than your actual size is to actually dress up for your size (not too lose, not too tight) and pick the color that suits you. I prefer the monochrome look, usually a black outfit with a splash of jewel tones. In this way, when pictures were taken, I don’t stand out too much like a whale since my outfit perfectly blends in and makes me look thin. By the way, appearing thinner in pictures can be done in multiple ways according to my experience (excluding photoshop, of course) which I’ll be discussing in my next post. Ciao!