A woman’s Instagram post has earned her praise for preaching body positivity through a series of photographs.
On July 15, a fashion blogger named Becki, who is based in Leeds, U.K., posted several photographs of herself wearing — or attempting to wear — three pairs of paints that she had purchased from Zara, Topshop and ASOS in sizes 12, 10 and 8 respectively.
“CLOTHES ARE MADE TO FIT YOUR BODY, NEVER CHANGE YOUR BODY TO FIT THE CLOTHES!” she wrote. “Sizing. Specifically high street sizing.”
In one photo, Becki wears a pair of blue jeans from Zara, which she struggles to get past her thighs. In a subsequent photo, she is seen wearing a pair of black Topshop pants, which she says are “roomy, comfortable and make me feel great.” In a third, the blogger sports a pair of white ASOS pants, which she calls a “little snug.”
“Is there any wonder no one knows what size they are?!” Becki wrote. “This to me is madness and if I wasn’t as comfortable in my own body and my own skin as I am, these jeans would make me feel rubbish, worthless, fat and the list goes on.”
The blogger, however, decided to turn the experience of wearing differently sized pants into a lesson.
“But I am begging you all, PLEASE do not let the clothes define how you feel about yourself,” she cautioned. “You are more than a size label. You are more than those jeans that don’t quite fit right. And if something doesn’t fit you please remember that there is NOTHING wrong with your body and EVERYTHING wrong with the clothes.”
Becki’s message has since received more than 1,000 likes.
“My exact problem!!” one person wrote. “This needs more attention tbh, it’s a total joke and contributes to some of the mental health issues young people [have].”
“Clothing manufacturers do this to women, because we put up with it,” another quipped.
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