Monday, 28 May 2012

Short, round and around in shorts.



In case you have missed it this week there has been a huge ball of flame in the sky that has the ability to not only turn people bright red but also brings people out in a dark shade of JUDGE.

And neither are pretty.

I am overweight, (Size 18 if you were interested) and according to some people out there in social media la-la land I have a choice in the sunshine..........


I either cover myself up, or stay indoors, because for a lot of people out there, the mere presence of either me or other overweight people strolling around in the street like we own the place is enough to put them off eating altogether.

Well excuse ME, but if I want to waddle to Greggs for a pie or four then I bloody well will. Ok, so that might be a slight exaggeration (2 pies, MAX) but you get the general idea.

The mere THOUGHT of an overweight person walking around in shorts it seems is enough to send Twitter into meltdown. The sheer audacity of it.


"THERE ARE FAT PEOPLE IN SHORTS EVERYWHERE" I have heard people wail. It's alright love, it's not catching you know. If you brush up against me in the street you won't suddenly suffer an incubation period of about 2 weeks and then suddenly blow up like an angry puffer fish. Itn just doesn't work that way. (It took me bloody ages to get to this size and now you are worried you will catch it just by making eye contact with me? Cheek)

This is the deal, I am a size 18, if anything I am feeling the heat MORE than Miss Size 12 who is melting her arse off in her shorts so consider yourself lucky that I'm not considering stripping off completely. (last time I wore a bikini at the beach Greenpeace tried to tow me back into deep water)

I will wear what I damn well choose. Size 6,12,18,24,32 I seriously do not care what you wear to keep cool, so why on earth do people feel the need to judge others. If you want to wear shorts, wear them. I don't even care if you have Jedward patches on each butt cheek (I do, but I am trying reeeeeeeeallly hard not to)

And I will let you into a little secret. I strolled to the shop today in shorts that are too small for me (GASP) I had to use a hair bobble as a button extender.

AND I had slightly stubbly legs too.

If anyone has an issue with that, here is my number to let me know, it is 0800-I-DONT-GIVE-A.......


Wear what you want. When you want. How you want.


And if you are out there and of the opinion that people who are overweight should cover up because their size offends you?


Let me know, because I have ways of offending you that have nothing to do with my size.





Honestly, let me know.



Big Fashionista x x




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44 comments

  1. Im another size 18 'fat girl' who wears shorts and sun dresses, if people don't like it they don't have to look! I couldn't care less!

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  2. I think people are too oversaturated these days with images of impossible perfection in an airbrushed media that now real bodies, figures, lumps, bumps, scars and wobbles have become shocking, despite most of us all looking pretty much the same. Blokes seem to get less flak, but be warned guys, it's around the corner!!

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  3. You tell them! people can be so awful and judgemental! don't let it stop you living your life!

    Nafisah xo

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  4. I am an 18, only place I have worn shorts recently was in Disney land Paris where know one I knew could see me, and apparently I have nice legs for a fat girl but I still can't get the buggers out!

    Hurrah for brave flashers! Boo for judgemental skinnies!

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    1. I don't think it's just skinny people who are judging. EVERYONE wants to feel better about themselves it's just some people do it by putting others down unfortunately.

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  5. I am considerably larger than an 18! I choose to wear leggings with sundresses and cover the tops of my arms, mainly for myself but jeez the amount of stick i get from strangers during hot weather is ridiculous! Half the time by lairy lads with no tops on showing off pasty chests and bright red sunburnt arms like they are some sort of adonis! Ha

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    1. But the worst culprits are other women who frankly should know better! Loving the blog x

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  6. Deep down the skinny ones are not happy and all they want is a pie or 2 and a big slice of cake! They just won't admit it! Well said!

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  7. I am clapping like a seal-fab article. You rawk!!

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  8. I have been everything from a size 4 (that was some stress) to a 14...men never knew what my size was until women starting bleating on and on about wanting to be a size 8, they assumed that almost everything was the right size (bit like the six inches schtick??) Anyway men don't care, women care and women are MEAN, I never understand why, let everyone do their own thing.. your weight lack or breadth of it does NOT impact me, therefore it shouldn't be an issue, glad you raised this issue though, I live in Australia and teaching my girls not to follow the skinny herd is a tough thing X

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    1. I have an 11yr old daughter and totally agree with the not following the herd part as well.

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  9. Completely on the money! Great post :)

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  10. I am a size 20 and wouldn't ever go out in Daisy dukes (I probably weigh more than the whole cast of the dukes of hazard ) but do wear shorts . Screw everybody else, i think people are so caught up in themselves they don't notice the sun reflecting off my bright white legs anyway.
    We've got 1 life- ignore the haters

    Ps the only reason I wouldn't do daisy dukes is chUb rub hurts man !

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    1. You need to check out @Get_lippie as she has the cure for Chub rub.

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  11. I think the only thing that matters is that your clothes fit you, much better to wear things that fit than squeeze into clothes that don't fit. I've seen a lot of 'slim' girls wearing clothes that are too small and they look WAY worse than anyone wearing things that fit!

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  12. I've just read this out at work and you have received a standing ovation.

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    1. Bows. Accepts flowers and cake from Greggs

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  13. YOU are my new hero! Totally agree with everything you said. I range from a size 18 to a size 24, gawd knows how but I manage it, go me!

    I honestly think the people that are so offensive to anyone that isn't a size 0 should go get a life and then look up how dangerous it is to be underweight, yes folks being underweight is just as, if not more, dangerous than being a bit overweight, or cuddly as I call it.

    Massive applause from me to you honeypie.

    xo

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  14. I clapped so hard at this that my bingo-wings cancelled out the air-conditioning.

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  15. I was sat in the car this morning just planning a post on the same issue, yes I'm overweight too!

    Some people need to get a bloody life!

    *Stands and cheers loudly* Mich x

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  16. EXACTLY this! Girl ... as a fellow size 18, I'm ALL about the junk in my trunk, and everywhere else for that matter. And you know what? I've never had so much male attention! It is how you carry yourself and like you, I really don't give a toss what anyone thinks - it's that that's attractive. Although I do have great boobs. :) You complete me. Etc. x

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  17. Well said and you are funny! Definitely made my day! x

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  18. WOOOOOOHOOO Claps so loud I've deafened the neighbours! - why are people so bloody judgemental I may be chubby but my legs are still bloody good - they have length, and they still have a great shape! I'm not going to boil for anyone there are far worse summer weather crimes eg neon red sunburn not good or attractive - now if you'll excuse me I am away the bare my well spf'd arms and legs in the last day of sunshine ;)

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  19. As a size 20 I shall be wearing a mosquito net all Summer. The hataz will be relieved, and that soft nylony filter means I will have an instant airbrush effect. Win win. Really. And I can eat as many foot long Subways under there as I like.

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  20. Here here! When I saw the title I actually thought you were going to be having a go about people wearing shorts so was presently surprised. People can wear what they like and I'd they are comfortable in shorts then good for them! I always go for comfort over style anyway and I'm a size 14!

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  21. So funny, 'hair bobble as a button extender'. Love your writing. xx

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  22. Go for it! I'm a size 18/20 and can feel my legs sticking together under the desk at the moment. But I'm in a short skirt, with hairy (never mind this stubble nonsense) legs and I don't give a flying fish!

    BNM

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  23. Woop Woop! Couldn't agree more. I'm enjoying wearing less and I couldn't care less what other people think. I'm happy with my wobbly bits whether I'm size 16-22! My junk in my trunk makes me feeeeel good and no one has ever dared to tell me to cover up. If they did I'd strangle them they with my leg hair woven into killer threads....

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  24. I agree with you, BUT how about people leave the "skinnies" alone too as I have seen so many horrible tweets aimed at the size 8 brigade over the weekend.
    People are so quick to say you shouldn't judge women who are bigger yet these same people are also very quick to judge people who are smaller than them! These people need to practise what they preach.
    Everyone just be nice to everyone else and the world will be a better place.

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    1. I do agree with you and made that point above. Doesn't matter what size you are. We should all be able to wear what we want without fear of judgement

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  25. FINALLY!

    Very very well said.

    I'm going to be 'getting my lower legs out' tomorrow in an AMAZING dress... I expect more comments about the legs than the dress.

    K x

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  26. Woohoo! I love this post!

    I'm so so paranoid about my legs and my arms that I usually wear long leggings and cardigans everywhere I go and only dare to bare when abroad; this year I can't afford to go abroad so sod it! I want a tan and I went out in a strapless maxi dress! Ok...still no legs on show but it's an improvement for me :)

    I'll work my way up to shorts :)

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  27. The hotter the weather, the more I used to feel the need to cover up for fear of being stared at like a sweaty fat freak in the street. I am now a bit more confident in myself and off to find out what @Get-lippie's tip for chub rub is, before hotfooting it into town for a pair of Daisy Dukes!
    *Applauding this post*

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  28. Great post - so very well said!

    I'm a size 18/20 and nothing bugs me more than feeling the need to cover up to avoid the disapproving scowls because my less than skinny arms are on show...I don't cover my arms up but it doesn't stop me from feeling nervous of any abuse I'll get from having my bingo wings out.

    I'm happy with what I wear though so fingers up to anyone that doesn't like it :P

    xx

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  29. This is such TRUTH! Love it. I'm self conscious most of the time but when it comes to melting in the sun, I really don't give a shit if my arms and legs offends anyone. I am determined to be tanned and refuse to let bitches stop my tan plan!
    xx

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  30. I'm a size 28. My blog is called The Big Fat Sex Goddess for a reason. I refuse to dress myself in smocks and apologies. I will continue to wear exctly what I like (and yes, sometimes that will mean exposing more of my fat flesh than you want in your peripheral) - NEWSFLASH! If you don't like it, DON'T LOOK! It's high time we started judging people on what's in their minds and hearts, and not by the clothes on their back, or the fat rolls they are exposing in those clothes.

    Hi 5 Miss Kellie, I am with you ALL THE WAY on this.

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  31. Fab post Lady. I could not agree more. I'm also thrilled to have received such a great tip - hair bobble as button extender. Freaking genius.

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  32. For me, it's not about wearing shorts or not wearing shorts, it's dressing for your shape and size. I'm a 12. A pear shape. So you won't be seeing me in hot pants anytime soon either. With so many lifestyle shows, there's little excuse for knowing what suits you - large or small x

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  33. I am reading this and as a size 18 with delusions of lovelyness I wish that I genuinely felt as you all clearly do. Confidence is a womans most attractive feature, whether you are a size 8 or a size 28. The men who have been honest with me have always said that there is nothing nicer than the soft, warm, creamy skin of a well covered woman, preferablly naked and in their arms, so I am taking that as a vote of approval for not being a size 8. And yet. I can't do it. I judge myself and even if I put on something with short or no sleeves with every intention of just brazening it out one glance in the mirror has me reaching for something to cover the tops of my arms. My legs only ever see foreign sun, and are only uncovered once I am stationary on a sun lounger, the minute I stand up the sarong is on. I salute all you ladies who are brave enough to dress only to please yourselves and I envy your confidence. x

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  34. Well Done Kellie! Fab post. I'm 41 and after years of not liking my body I'm at last comfortable in my own skin, so I tend to wear what I like. I'm lucky that even as a big gal, I haven't had too many negative comments from people, and if I did they'd get plenty back!

    What I say is those people slinging the nasty comments must really feel shit about themselves if they have to hurl this abuse at others!

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