Body Image and Self Esteem Matters
Shopping for new clothes can be a fun trip to the mall, every girl loves sporting a new look at school, work or around friends, but sometimes once we start trying on clothes things can take a turn for the worst.
Clothes may look great on the hanger and we begin to imagine how it would look on ourselves, but once in the change-room our desired outfit may not fit the way we wanted it to. Women of all ages get down on themselves when they become fixated on their “problem areas” and the sizes of the clothes they are wearing. It feels embarrassing to ask the change-room attendant for a larger size and we stress over if it is even in stock.
While in a change-room, not too long ago, I was struggling with finding the right size and was beginning to get down on myself about the fact that maybe this store didn’t carry the one size bigger that I needed. While waiting to be brought a different outfit I overheard a girl in the next room going through the same problem except she was having trouble finding an outfit small enough to fit her. No matter what our size we are all experiencing the same struggles while shopping, we wish we were just a size smaller or just a size bigger because that’s when we could fit into the outfit of our dreams.
The only way to rock a new outfit is to forget what “size” the brand decided to classify it as, and love how you actually look in it. If you can’t get the right size in one outfit there will be another one just as good and we have to fight the urge to let “stinkin thinkin” take over our shopping trip. Don’t let sizes bring you down, or be consumed by thoughts of becoming something you aren’t. Embrace your body for what it is !