Thursday, August 9, 2012

Stripes of Body Acceptance

This outfit inspired a post for Kiki and Tea, whom I write regularly for.
Here's a quick excerpt, but I encourage you to go read it in its entirety here.

"I looked at where the material hugged my tummy. A year ago this would have been a deal breaker. Anything that showed the shape of my stomach was not to be considered. As I studied myself in the mirror, I thought “well who cares. This is my tummy. It’s round and part of me, and I don’t need to hide the shape of it.” I suddenly became aware that I was having a moment. Never did I imagine that I would be able to think of my body in this way."

This dress is from the straight size section at Target, size 18. The stretchy fabric and oversized style make it possible to fit my 22-26 body. The plus-size section at Target is woeful, I wrote on their facebook page about it. 

Nope, not ashamed of my belly! The earrings are from Target too, I love their shape and colour.

And a "screw the fashion police" side pose. Yep, my butt does stick out that far. ;-) I loooove stripes!

Outfit Details
Dress: Target (18)
Shoes: Big W (11)
Earrings: Target
Leggings (under dress): Autograph (M)


  1. That dress is amazing! I kind of want it. I always tell people to TRY on clothes, just because it's not 'your size' doesn't mean it's not going to fit. You look amazing and you rock it, because you embrace who you are!

  2. I was literally about to buy this dress today using the same, hey it's stretchy principal, but didn't have time to try it on so I left it.

    I'm going back! ;)

  3. I love this post Bek! I am so happy you bought this dress- you look bloody fabulous in it!! I always reckon the most beautiful thing about a woman is her confidence and self love- this dress glows on you because you are happy in it! Can't wait to see more belly-hugging outfits! Xx

  4. Great post!
    Feel Good = Look Good
    I kinda want that dress now too!

  5. Wow thanks for all the positive comments guys!
    Natalie, Dani & Melissa- you should def get this dress- it's so fun!

  6. You are rocking the shit out of this dress gurl!

    I saw your pics of it and went to see if I could make it work for me, but sadly I would bust out the side seams even of the size 18. Sob!

    1. Thanks!
      Boo- Target need to make bigger sizes!!! (as you know)