The dress I would have never worn a few years ago

The dress I would have never worn a few years ago
The dress I would have never worn a few years ago
The dress I would have never worn a few years ago
The dress I would have never worn a few years ago
The dress I would have never worn a few years ago
The dress I would have never worn a few years ago
The dress I would have never worn a few years ago
Growing up, my body went through a lot of weight change. I went from thin to chubby, from chubby to obese and from obese to unhealthily skinny. I won’t get into too much details about what caused all of these changes as I’m back to a normal weight. However as you can imagine, feeling comfortable in my own skin is something I had to focus on over the past few years.

For the longest time, there are clothes that I would never allow myself to wear. Shorts, skinny jeans, bodycon dresses, cropped tops, the list is endless! However, my battle with severe anxiety has taught me one very valuable thing: You have to face your fears in order to get rid of them. It’s the same process with clothes and body image, even if “fear” isn’t the best word to describe it.

There are still things I won’t allow myself to wear. I’m thin and my bones are very small. But I’m not toned. I’m conscious to have a bit of those italian wider hips and a smaller waist but I also know that I’m flat as a pancake (2D shaped kinda…).

Also, being repetitively called names in the past such as toothpick, bony, skeletal and more, were never the most helpful things to hear. For the longest time, I felt like my body wasn’t feminine enough to wear clothes of a particular type. However as one, quicky forgotten, French president once said: Change is now. Hence why you can see me wearing a dress I never thought I would ever wear and that is a bodycon dress.

This dress is just so lovely that it was just the perfect excuse, and test, to get past my body image issues. Even if I have always been a fan of flowy and carefree dresses, this one was to cute to be ignored! Not to mention the very affordable price. I wouldn’t say I felt empowered when wearing this dress but I’ve learned to care less about my lack of body curves. By extention, to care less about what people may think.

We all have issues with our own body, or at least things we greatly criticize about them. This topic is one of those neverending ones! So let’s end this post on a very shallow question: How would you wear this dress?

Bodycon floral dress: Zara/ Denim jacket: Vintage/ Shoes: Mango (old collection)/ Straw bag: Stella Forest (old collection)

 
 

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8 Comments

  1. 6 May 2018 / 17:49

    Thank you for sharing your story with us dear! It was truly inspiring and powerful to hear. My heart goes out to you when you were being called those names – no one wants to be called that! I understand what you have gone through not feeling comfortable in some of your clothes because in fact, last year I was very underweight and it took a tool on both my mental and physical health. But yes, “facing your fears” is really the key when you want to feel confident! You look beautiful here! xx

    http://www.beingisabella.com

  2. 7 May 2018 / 15:57

    Dear you look gorgeous. I can tell since I following you, I love all your outfit and how they look on you. You are beautiful, and no matter what you wear you always look great, cause you have style……..I’m so glad to hear you feel comfortable on your own skin, that’s fantastic. Here you have a big fan…….

    Today on my blog I’m sharing a simple outfit but with a such lovely flat sandals with bow on it…..

    Kisses from Miami

    http://mylovelypeople.com/2018/05/07/i-have-a-weakness-for-shoes-with-bows-on-it/

  3. 7 May 2018 / 20:14

    It’s a beautiful dress and love how you styled it! I would also wear it with a denim jacket but I would swap the shoes you are wearing for a pair of Converse shoes (as I wear them all the time at the moment). Have a great week!
    Magda

    https://www.gloryofthesnow.com

  4. 8 May 2018 / 13:36

    Your honesty is refreshing. Thank you for sharing. Love the floral print! I would probably pair it with a lighter denim jacket.

  5. Sarah
    9 May 2018 / 06:34

    I think this is a great outfit, and it is reassuring to know that someone who looks as great as you do has held deep insecurities, too. Thank you, Aria.

  6. 9 May 2018 / 19:11

    Beautifully written, i admire and love your honesty about the subject, and the dress looks absolutely amazing on you.

  7. 13 May 2018 / 13:51

    Wow. That’s quite a transformation you had dear, and you look amazing. Such a beautiful and classic combo too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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