Red & White
If you've been following along on Instagram chances are, you've seen this outfit before. That's alright though, because it's a good one. Perhaps a bit "milk maid'y" for an afternoon in Fishtown? Undoubtedly. Do I care? Obviously not.
Alright, so since you're ostensibly connected to the internet right now, I'm sure you've been on the internet before, which means you've probably seen this Rouje wrap skirt once or twice. Shortly after I purchased it, I wore it in one of those last-minute Instagram photos. I thought my look was cute, and the moment was more candid that my images tend to be, something I'm trying to get better at doing. After I shared it, Rouje posted it to their page while I was asleep for the night, and in the morning, I was inundated with DMs from women all over the world. There were probably about two dozen, each and every one of them mentioning that they'd fancied the item of clothing for quite some time but were hesitant to purchase it because they didn't know if it would fit, or how it would look. They were thankful that Rouje finally shared a photo of a curvier body wearing their products.
It was then that I realized that though we've definitely made a lot of progress as far as accepting fat bodies goes, we still have a long way to go. For me, I liked the skirt so I measured myself to make sure it would fit, and then I bought the damn skirt. (After double-checking the return policy... you know, just in case my measuring skills left a bit to be desired.) However, visibility for body types other than thin and tall is still lacking in a lot of ways. Imagine the difference a brand could make if it shared a photo of someone with a slightly different body type every once in a while. Wild, right? Anyway, let's get back to talking about this look.
Here's to more visibility for all bodies!