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Dressing for Your Body, Which Happens to Be Awesome: Skinny Edition


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Last time on Dressing for Your Body, Which Happens to Be Awesome, we talked about hourglass figures. Today, we’re talking about the girls with no curves whatsoever, which can also be awesome.

I have to say, there’s a lot of anti-skinny rhetoric out there, running around pretending to be “body positive.” The other day, I stumbled upon a facebook group entitled “Real men like curves. Only dogs go for bones” which I won’t link to because ew. First of all, what “real men” want is the last of my worries. Secondly, I know they’re proud of themselves for saying something slightly different from the status quo, but do they not realize that this kind of talk is actually hurtful?

There are definitely people out there who are insecure about how thin they are, girls who wish they had more curves but happened to pick a skinny genetic straw. What’s worse is that their voices usually aren’t heard in the healthy-body-image conversation. Well, I can’t change society as a whole, but I can write y’all a blog post. Baby steps.

I will say that there’s no shortage of skinny fashion icons in the media, which means you can draw on their style. That’s always fun. If you’ve got more of a retro style, you can always channel the original skinny girl — Twiggy. Need I say more?

Fashion Tips for Skinny Chicks

1. Own your Androgyny.

Okay, I know this is going to come out wrong but bear with me. The fact that you don’t have serious curves means you will be able to rock the menswear trend. I’m not calling you masculine, I swear. Unless you want to be. In which case, go for it. I support you, whatever your desires!

2. Look to the Stars.

There are tons of actresses and musicians out there with your body type, and a lot of them kill it, fashion-wise. I personally love Keira Knightley‘s laid back elegance, and Ashley Olsen‘s crazy artsy vibe.

3. Channel the ’60s.

Anything Twiggy can pull off, you can pull off. I mean that. Anything. (I’m convinced that the very concept of “pulling something off” is directly tied to one’s confidence in their ability to pull it off.)

Outfit #1: Gender is a social construct anyway

Skinny body type outfit 1
Jeans – American Eagle, Shirt – American Eagle, Shoes – Tilly’s, Necklace – Juicy Couture, Hat – Marc Jacobs

Can I just say how much I love the denim-on-denim thing? It’s taking the one fashion “rule” that’s ever made sense to me and turned it on its head. The shades of blue are different enough in this outfit to still look awesome. The hat just looks like something you’d see somebody wearing on The Sartorialist, doesn’t it? Keep things feminine with delicate jewelry.

Outfit #2: The Little Black Dress

Skinny body type outfit 2
Dress – Modcloth, Earrings – Banana Republic, Shoes – Republic, Tights – American Apparel, Jacket – Tilly’s

I imagine wearing this outfit to a holiday party with your parents’ coolest friends. It’s essentially a classic outfit plus a letterman jacket. What could be better? This dress is on the pricey side, but considering the versatility of a classic LBD, I’d say it’s a good investment. Also, the neckline of this dress is especially flattering to the small chested among us. Add some color with cute tights, and bring in a current trend with this throwback jacket.

What do you think?

Is body snarking against thin people still body snarking? (Hint: yes.) What are your best skinny-girl-fashion-tips? Which body types still need addressing in this series? Let me know in the comments!

(Seriously, commenters, I love each and every one of you.)

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58 Responses to “Dressing for Your Body, Which Happens to Be Awesome: Skinny Edition”

  1. 1
    December 2nd, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Finally someone recognizes the insecurities of the skinny girl! I’ve always been thin and no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to put weight on. It’s nice to see that someone recognizes this problem and that you have organized outfits and advice for girls like me! I’m gonna keep rocking my tall, thin frame and hold my head high :)

  2. 2
    December 2nd, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I love these posts but I really wish there was a what to avoid part because I know there are some things that can be overwhelming on small frames or end up making you look much younger than your actual age

  3. 3
    December 2nd, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Great points made! I was always offended by the movie title “real women have curves”- as if curves made a woman. Hating on skinny people is just as bad as calling someone fat. Let’s stay supportive!

  4. 4
    December 2nd, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this!! As a skinny girl I often feel super uncomfortable about my body and have encountered a lot of haters. People need to realize girls of all sizes needed to be treated nicely.

  5. 5
    December 2nd, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Thank you so much for doing a post for skinny girls! I’m 21 but regularly mistaken for 16. Plus people do not understand how hard it is to find clothes that fit! I hate vanity sizing because a size 00 or size 24 will be really big on me and I won’t be able to find anything smaller. So frustrating! And then finding the perfect pair of boots that don’t look ridiculous on my small calves. I could go on and on, but hey, when I’m 40 I’ll look 25, right? Anyways, thank you again for bringing awareness to a skinny girls plight! It’s never okay to poke fun of someone’s weight.

  6. 6
    December 2nd, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Another good tip for skinny girls are belts that go around the waist. As a skinny girl I figured that tip out a while ago, it extenuates what little waist I have. Thanks for this post! I know people get annoyed when thinner girls start complaining, but it really is frustrating seeing all the negativity from supposed body positive sources. Thanks for shining some light on the issue!

  7. 7
    December 2nd, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I love what Steph said! Things to avoid is really really essential!

  8. 8
    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I think outfit 2 looks ridiculous with that jacket.

  9. 9
    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    thanks for the post. i am super skinny too and things that i have learned to avoid are black colors, dresses with vertical patterns, skinny jeans(i prefer straight or boot) , things that fit too tight in general. During the winter time, I also wear two pair of pants(really helps) and during summer try not to tan very much cause it will slim you down. hope it helps! :)

  10. 10
    December 2nd, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    This is a great article, it’s really nice to have the other side of the spectrum recognized once! I only wish there were more than two outfits :(

  11. 11
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    THANK YOU for this article! It’s great for you to acknowledge the insecurities of skinny girls, and I love the outfits!

  12. 12
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    thank you so much. i am a skinner and tall person, usually overloooked in the whole fashion-debate thing.
    – love from hong kong

  13. 13
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I do have to say, I don’t think “skinny” is a body type, per say.

    You can be skinny and have an hourglass figure; you can be skinny and have a boyish body type (the typical model body type, also known as rectangle for slim hips and shoulders, which I think is the body type the author means); you can be skinny and have a pear-shaped body shapes… you can also be normal weight with any of these body shapes, or overweight with all of these body shapes. It does make me wonder if by earlier hourglass figure posts you meant people who weren’t skinny, which I’m not sure is the kindest assertion.

    There is a difference between weight and body type! Being skinny is one thing, but skinny people DO have different body shapes. I think the body type featured in this post is the “rectangle” shape or “boyish” shape — narrow shoulders and hips, basically, as opposed to hourglass, which is wide shoulders and hips. but, as I said, people with hourglass body types often ARE skinny. I am not sure you intended to assert that there are skinny body types and then all other body types are… chubby, overweight?

    You might want to clarify that. ;)

  14. 14
    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Oh thank freaking goodness for this post. THANK YOU! I appreciate how CF values body types from across the spectrum. Everything has already been said. But just thank you for this.

    Like seriously what is the definition of a “real women”? Ugh how about we NOT body-shame ANY body type?!

  15. 15
    December 2nd, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Michelle- thanks for that comment. As someone who is both skinny, and an hourglass, I didn’t feel like either article really applied to me because they were really geared toward rectangular or voluptuous body types, neither of which I am!
    Love the idea behind the series however. Beautiful women deserve to feel beautiful in their clothes, and everyone is beautiful in their own way!

  16. 16
    December 2nd, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I’m really glad to see this! Every time I’m out I always end up mentioning that while I’m thin I as well have major problems finding stuff that I like to wear and fits me how I want. It’s not just curveyer girls who have issues. Its a shame that people see I’m skinny and make the assumption that I’m lucky. My body doesn’t hold weight well and I have to try hard to keep my weigh healthy. There’s more than just the overweight issues underweight is a problem too. Thank you so much for spreading the word. PS, I’m loving how the preppy/meanswear looks on me!

  17. 17
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks for posting :)

  18. 18
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I agree with Michelle-isn’t this more of the ‘straight’ body type as opposed to ‘skinny’?

    Either way, really enjoying the series!

  19. 19
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I agree with Michelle, I mean I’m a size 0 and I’ve still got curves–but I’m really glad to see a post like this one. It’s frustrating to have to defend your body, or make excuses for it.

  20. 20
    December 3rd, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Michele is right because I’m skinny but not the body type that you are describing in this post which i do think is the rectangle body type.
    thank you for posting

  21. 21
    December 3rd, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Thanks for doing this post! As a former skinny girl myself, I appreciate SOMEBODY saying that skinny-hating is not cool. Some people are just given that genetic card. And now, I’m a skinny pear shape. Gotta love college for giving you curves, right??? :P

  22. 22
    December 3rd, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Thank you for this! I’m skinny, always have been, not gonna change it. Thanks for understanding that being told your SO skinny or look like a twig is just as hurtful as being called big. Healthy goes two ways. Great post!

  23. 23
    December 3rd, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Like everyone else said- thank you for pointing out how there is nothing wrong with being skinny. I am tired of people talking about why being skinny isn’t good. It’s just as good as any other body shape. There will always be pros and cons to everything. No need to bash another shape to make your own feel better. #petpeeve

  24. 24
    December 3rd, 2012 at 1:15 am

    I bought a similar dress (same style and color, little bit different pattern. Much more floral) from New Look, at about a quarter of the price of the dress in the second outfit. :)

  25. 25
    December 3rd, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I love the first outfit

    I totally agree that if men want skinny or curvy girls i don’t give a f**k
    People think it is progressive to say curvy women are better, but it is not as the discussion is still about a woman’s body.
    Women’s bodies have been sexualized so much to the point where that is the first thing people notice before their intellect

  26. 26
    December 3rd, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Thank you so much for posting this article! I’m not tall like most of my body type, only average height, but I have always been very, very skinny and twig like, and it’s not my “fault!” Trust me, I’ve heard every insult you can imagine, most too awful to recount, but no one ever believes that I might possibly have body image issues. I’ve struggled for a very long time accepting my figure, and I’m still only just learning to embrace it, and not fight it. Trust me, I’ve tried every trick in the book to gain weight, especially when I was in high school, to the point of it becoming unhealthy. It’s nice for once to see this addressed, and recognized that insulting someone else’s natural body type is not a helpful way to make yourself and others feel better about your own. Every woman’s natural body shape is beautiful, and we all need to learn to respect that <3 Thanks again (:

  27. 27
    December 3rd, 2012 at 2:45 am

    I’m really glad you wrote this because it’s very important people realize how tough curvy women can be on their more svelte sisters and how wrong this is. I’m on the hourglass end of things now- because I got breast augmentation in my late 20’s and because that’s kinda what happens naturally when you get to be in your 40’s- but when I was in my 20’s I weighed about 100 pounds and I was 5’3″. Androgyny wasn’t in style and I hated not being able to find bras that fit. (Options for bras were more limited then which is one reason why I finally got the surgery.) I was a temporary worker in a law office in the position of courier/ file clerk/ copy person for about three weeks. In the middle of my second week, one of the secretaries approached me and said, “We’ve been talking and um we were just wondering whether or not you’re anorexic.” The answer was “no” and I was shocked they’d ask such a personal question of someone they barely knew. Who the hell does that? I would never- then or now- ask a bigger girl if she had self-control problems or was lazy? Let’s give each other a huge break, huh?

    That being said I really envy the girls with the figure to wear the first outfit and I hope that even at this point I can “pull it off.”

  28. 28
    December 3rd, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Thank you for this post!! You have no idea how nice it is to finally have something nice said about us skinny girls on every-girl fashion blogs!! Normally it’s all complaints about no clothes for “real girls” (meaning large/extra large) or calling us all anorexics who’re bad influences :( – for the record I eat like a 15year old boy haha.
    – define your waist! high waisted skirts, fit n flare dresses and cute belts
    – be aware of bandage skirts/dresses, they are often too short for us or cute weirdly
    – you need balance, too much tight clothes can look odd
    – ROCK that shift dress/t-shirt dress/loose dress! You can truly pull it off!
    – wide shoulders/padded shoulder or frills can be amazing on some skinny girls
    – ankle straps tend to make your legs look weird…and you have fab legs!
    – some shops have petite ranges or tall ranges, they’re not always amazing but they’re usually worth a look :)

  29. 29
    December 3rd, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Thank you for this post! People are always careful what they say to an overweight person but think it’s OK to be rude with skinny people. And when you’re hurt they are so surprised like you don’t have the right to be hurt. I’m sick of people saying skinny isn’t beautiful, I think it is! So thank you for the post. And the outfits are gorgeous. :)

  30. 30
    December 3rd, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Hey guys! Do you think you can do a post on this series for athletic body types? (Narrow hips, wide shoulders) It would be soo great if you did!

  31. 31
    December 3rd, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Thank you so much, this is really good!
    I was wondering if next time you could make an apple body shape article. It seems that every article I find online resumes to me wearing babydoll and empire waist tops, which sometimes makes my acquaintances pose the dreaded question of ‘so, how far along are you?’
    Are there any alternatives? I would be forever grateful to you if you did come up with some good disguises for my – extremely irritating – tummy.

  32. 32
    December 3rd, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Oh my gosh, THANK YOU!! I have always hated that well-intentioned comments like “real women have curves” ultimately seem to put down one group of women in the name of bringing confidence to another. “Real women” come in absolutely every body type imaginable. As women I think that we face a lot of negative messages from society telling us that parts of us are inherently wrong. I really think that as women, it is our responsibility to stick together, stand up for each other, and be proud of our gender…regardless of silly things like the size of someone’s hips.

    Please consider making a post about finding boots for those of us with really skinny calves? As always, thank you thank you for continuing to make CF a positive place for all girls.

  33. 33
    December 3rd, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Michelle, thank you! It’s always been a frustration of mine to see articles aimed at “curvy” women when they mean larger women, and “hourglass” body types without consideration that they might also be thin. You articulate the difference between body size and body type perfectly!

  34. 34
    December 3rd, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Not skinny at all, but these outfits are really cute. loooool @ the name of the first one.

  35. 35
    December 3rd, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    This was a cool article.
    Could you maybe do an article for short, curvy people.
    like, my measurements are 38:30:36

  36. 36
    December 3rd, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I’m not skinny, but I agree with you. Isn’t it considered to be “worse” if you’re tall though (Kiera Knightley) than petite (Natalie Portman), surprised you didn’t bring that up.

  37. 37
    December 3rd, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Man, thank you for addressing this! The last time I was chubby was when I was three. Since then I’ve stretched out, and I have virtually no curves. I am NOT anorexic, NOR am I bulimic. I remember in the fourth grade that was the first time I ever heard the term, a girl asked if I was anorexic. My body’s on the verge of underweight but it’s still considered healthy, and yet I’ve actually daydreamed about having a fuller, curvier body! I’m 21, I get mistaken for younger all the time, I mean I’ve got the body of a 12 year old! I’ve been reminded of my flat chest, and I’ve been told that I’d look SO much better if I gained weight. Which makes me think, “Jeez, do I look that horrible now?”

    It’s nice to know this body type addressed. It’s definitely important to be healthy whatever body type you have, but what I got from this article is to accept what I can’t change and that I should love my body. :)

  38. 38
    December 3rd, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks so much :) The world embraced curves and forgot about the skinny girls.

  39. 39
    December 3rd, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I really like these kind of posts, can you do one for rectangle shape?
    Although some people think adding what to avoid in the articles and I see their point, I think it’d be better not to include it. There isn’t really a right or wrong way in fashion. It’d be restricting especially if it’s something you like. I’m not good at explaining but I hope you got the gist of it ^^;

  40. 40
    December 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Really loved this article. Like it that CF respects all body shapes. As mentioned before, it would be cool to go over all the body types!

  41. 41
    December 3rd, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I do agree with those saying “skinny” isn’t a body type. It would also be nice if you maybe mentioned stores that don’t vanity size the crap out of things, or carry smaller than average sizes. Even though I’m not quite so small anymore, it’s a bit difficult to dress “my age,” since most of the sizes and cuts for my body are available only in junior’s sizes.

    However, I totally agree with the sentiment of this. “Body acceptance” seems to mean “shame everyone’s body but mine.” People talk about “skinny privilege,” citing the lack of plus sized options, which I think is bull. I have gained a lot of weight in the last few years, and while I’m still certainly thin, it’s a heck of a lot easier to dress a size 4 than it is to dress a size 0. Sure, it’s an over-represented size in the fashion industry and among some celebrities, but people need to remember: they’re rich! It has no bearing on most people’s lives, big or small, if Chanel carries a size 0 but not a size 14, because most people, especially most people in their teens and 20s, will never even own a Chanel outfit. Plus, like others say, vanity sizing. When I was a size 0, I couldn’t even shop at the GAP, because their zeros are roughly what most would consider a size 4. But buying a pair of pants at a thrift store from the 80s….I was a size 7. People aren’t getting any smaller, sizes are just changing for no reason but vanity.

  42. 42
    December 3rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Hey guys! Thanks for all the amazing comments – it’s so cool to hear that you are enjoying this series! Based on some of the comments, I now realize I should have kept the disclaimer/explanation at the top of each post, as I think some people are confusing these posts with typical “body type” articles.

    Just to clarify, when we say “skinny” in this post, we mean skinny all over – i.e. the absence of pronounced curves (or, more bluntly, flesh) in any particular area. We did not intend this to mean that the other body shapes we’ve covered could not apply to people who would be widely considered thin. (I won’t even get into the ridiculousness of the idea that “skinny” is a compliment, meaning “not skinny” must then be an insult/something to be offended over.)

    As a reminder, each of these posts is meant to highlight a specific body FEATURE, not a body TYPE – we’ve done big boobs, big butt, long legs, broad shoulders, proportional wide shoulders and hips (hourglass), etc., all of which can be features of multiple types of bodies. Obviously, a “skinny” girl who has wide shoulders/long legs/etc. could get tips from the other posts, too.

    Anyway, sorry for the long response but I hope it helps clarify! Let me know if you guys have questions!

  43. 43
    December 3rd, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I would love if you did a skinny girl with a big chest guide. I personally suffer from this and everyone assumes that you have to be curvy to have a chest and you don’t have one if your skinny. I don’t know what to wear half the time, i would really appreciate it:)

  44. 44
    December 3rd, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I would love it if you guys could do one on wide hips! I’m petite all over except my hips! I never know how to dress for them.

  45. 45
    December 5th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Definitely a firm believer in the idea of “pulling something off” being directly tied to one’s confidence in their ability to pull it off! Cannot bring myself to like double denim though, not quite…

  46. 46
    December 9th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    You should do a guide for girls in wheel chairs. I over heard some people talking on campus: a girl in a wheel chair said that clothes is designed for people to stand up in and all the models stand, so her conclusion was that clothes will never look good on her so why bother trying (she was wearing sweats and a hoodie). It was a really depressing scene.

  47. 47
    December 10th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    finally! im naturally skinny 21 years old and have never been over 116 and yes its easy for me to go into any store and pick out my size but skinny women have the issues of smaller EVERYTHING butt hips breasts and ankles. but i am tired of people bashing skinny people and thinking we are all anorexic or bulimic because i eat just probably not as much as someone who maybe larger than me and my metabolism is extremely fast

  48. 48
    December 12th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks for pointing out that skinny girls deserve to be included in body acceptance! I would LOVE as a side note, help for finding pants that fit! I am not kidding, I am 5’4 and have to wear children’s sizes (otherwise they slide down). Sometimes I end up wearing boy pants due to a general lack of junk in the trunk. Thanks much! Now that I think about it, girls with curvy hips probably the same problem! Maybe a whole “how to find great fitting pants for every size” article!

  49. 49
    December 16th, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I like the fact that you made a blog for skinny girls cuz I’m one myself & I been looking for a couple of ideas to change up my style

  50. 50
    December 17th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I wear a lot of side slit pockets to give the illusion of hips. I also make it a conscience effort to buy clothes that fit. Even if I go for the Mary-Kate and Ashley look, I make the look still fitting.

  51. 51
    December 18th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Finally! Someone understands that skinny girls have insecurities too! And thank you for what you said at the bottom, that body snarking girls for being thin is not okay. I’ve always been skinny and no matter what I do I just can’t seem to put on weight. Everyone just assumes that you’re 100% happy with how you look just because you’re skinny, but that is so far from the truth. And in magazines when they create outfits, they always just count us as petite. But not all of us are skinny and short. I’m normal height but just on the thin side. Anyway, sorry for the ranting. I just usually don’t get to talk about this because a lot of people don’t understand that even skinny girls aren’t 100% happy with the way they look and it’s not okay to pick on people for being thin. Thank you SO MUCH for making this! Love this website so much by the way! :)

  52. 52
    May 23rd, 2013 at 12:45 am

    I know I’m a little late in commenting, but this blog post made me really happy. I always get made fun of for being stick-thin (sometimes even by my own friends, and ones who aren’t that much bigger, either) and I’ve always wondered why it’s okay for curvy girls to think they can insult us. We were all born with unique body types, and it seems we all want what we don’t have. It’s just really nice to know that someone can call out the fact that the healthy body image movement is completely ignoring us skinny girls (uh, for the record, I’ve cried hours over my “perfect” body).

  53. 53
    September 30th, 2013 at 12:11 am

    I couldn’t agree with this article more! Most of those who know me will tell you that when someone comes at me about my “skinniness” they better be prepared for a quick retort about their “non-skinniness”.
    I’m over 40 w/ no chest or butt. I don’t want to sport the Juniors fashion, we’ll because I’ve been there and done that:). I’d like to find clothes that aren’t ‘old lady’ or ‘trashy’ because I’m a fashion conscience women but am constantly steered toward Forever 21, Wet Seal, Aero, Charlotte, etc… Or advised to shop at Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Bloomies, Macys, etc…. but those stores are pricy compared to the ‘younger gen’ stores. FRUSTRATED! One site says avoid baggy, another site says embrace baggy. One says stay away from skinny jeans & leggings but other say they accentuate thinness:/
    I have discovered Peplum and it’s the BEST!
    Looking for suggestions:))

  54. 54
    February 23rd, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I’m so glad someone finally recognizes how hurtful body shaming skinny girls is. What clothes look flattering on you really depends on your individual body. My advice is to show off whatever you DO have, even if it’s just your tiny waist. On the other hand, I personally tend to avoid form fitting clothes since it accentuates the fact that I have zero curves. A lot of thin girls rock the androgynous look, especially if your personality is not particularly girly anyway :)

  55. 55
    March 10th, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Awesome post–some tricks I have used is pick out an awesome pair of boots and I have a cobble (shoe repair guy)who will size them to my leg-extra money but worth it so my boots aren’t floping all over the place

  56. 56
    July 16th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Well am still not confident with my body type,and well here in south africa its quite a big issue 2 have curves i have tried it all i just cant gain wait and well i only wear long sleeve stuff because everyone tease me of how skinny i am.

  57. 57
    July 18th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I like this article. I am from Ghana( Africa) and I am super thin, almost rectangular. Over here, most people think of me as malnourished or sick but I’m perfectly healthy and I eat well(infact, I eat a lot). But I have problems getting clothes my size; jeans, blazers, dresses, etc. And most seamstresses think making your dress a bit loose will make u look fuller, which I disagree. Your article makes me feel good about my body and I understand that this is what I’ve got and not all people will appreciate it. Thanks for the tips too :*

  58. 58
    February 20th, 2015 at 4:22 am

    I, too, want to thank you for this blog/post. I’m 41, mother of 5, and unable to gain weight past 117 at 5’7. I struggle everyday for any confidence in my appearance, when today’s fashions seem so much more geared towards “healthier” body types. It is very difficult at my age to find clothes that is considered appropriate for my age group when all that I can find that fits is meant for my 17 year old daughter.

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