Happy Wednesday my loyal blog family, I hope you are having a fantastic week!
I am so sorry I haven’t posted in so long but things have been crazy this month. Now I am back from Full Figured Fashion Week and the Curvy Con and I am more inspired than ever and have some great content coming your way.
This post is about embracing something that us plus size gals, particularly us that are bottom heavy tend to shy away from – wearing white pants.
If you refuse to wear white bottoms or are nervous to try them, I will be honest and let you know that I was right there with you. I have always been self conscious when it comes to my thighs and my lumps and bumps and any white bottom I have tried always made me feel uncomfortable and like I should put a neon sign on me that says “That’s right, my thighs are gigantic, I am lumpy and bumpy and these pants look hideous on me”
But through my journey to body positivity and learning to accept myself for who I was, I realized that I needed to let go of the negative self talk and try to embrace the things I don’t love about myself. And while I have conquered many of my fashion fears this is one that took a little bit longer to overcome.
Finding a great fitting pair of white capris certainly helped me succeed. These are the Modernist Ashley Crop from Lane Bryant. As I mentioned in my previous post, I love the Ashley silhouette from Lane Bryant as it is designed for the girl with extra curvy hips and thighs. And I love the Modernist collection because they are made out of this fantastic double weave stretch fabric.
It is the combination of this cut and the quality fabric that gave me a smooth silhouette and helped me feel less self conscious about my lumpy parts. I am wearing the size 28 and they are true to size and very comfortable. I love the added detail of the cuffed hem as it provides a polished look that is perfect for the office or play.
I decided to pair these with this gorgeous baby doll style tank also from Lane Bryant. Now unfortunately this top is one of those items that sold out in a flash but I have provided links to some other special pieces that I think would look great with these capris.
What I loved about this top is the combination of the beautiful bright green and cobalt blue colours combined with the rich delicate lace overlay and the practical printed cotton underlay.
I also like the longer length of this top and the tie at the waist. So I will be honest with you guys and tell you that I tied this in the back which was the obvious choice to me until I took a look at the website one day and realized that they are actually drawstrings that should fall at the sides. I wondered why it seemed so short when I tied it, lol. I am wearing the size 28 and I was impressed with the fit as it was a longer length and the fabric doesn’t have any give.
To further play up these bold colours I decided to add bold accessories, all in cobalt blue. This stunning statement necklace is from RichGirlGlam37, a fabulous online jewelry page that I found on Instagram. Be sure to check this page out – the pieces are beautiful, the prices are great and Dashana is the sweetest! I love how the fact that the piece is all blue plays against the shirt and fits so nicely with the deep neckline.
I then added a cute pair of blue wedge sandals from Avenue, my blue Botkier bag and this striped scarf from Lane Bryant. I love adding a scarf to my bags to provide some added interest to a look and the contrast of the stripe against the floral works really well.
So there you have it – I wore white pants and the sky didn’t come crashing down on me and overall I felt I looked pretty damn good. Summer is here and these babies will definitely be in the wardrobe rotation.
If you are brave enough to try something out of your comfort zone I would love to see it! Snap a pic and tag me on Instagram!
Thanks to Robert of Robert Skuja Photography for these beautiful images.
Capris by LANE BRYANT | Tank by LANE BRYANT (sold out) alternative 1 here | Tank alternative 2 | Tank alternative 3 | Necklace by RICHGIRLGLAM37 | Sandal alternative by PENNINGTONS | Bag alternative by COLE HAAN |