5 October 2013

Faking a slimmer figure? Yes please


This is going to be the last of the regular-ish OOTD posts I've done lately, as I need to take some more photos, which for someone with a simple point and shoot camera is impossible to do alone. Today's post is a little bit on the cheeky side. In each of my OOTD posts I've harped on about one annoyance or another, where fashion/style/expectations are concerned. I've actually really loved sharing my thoughts with you all, finding so many of you feel the same way and agree with my rambles. It's comforting, for me at least, to know you're not the only one who feels like this. We all have own insecurities, regardless of how we look to others - it's human nature. Today's post is along the same lines; a good old ramble, a thought shared and writing far more than is ever needed for what could be a simple OOTD post. What can I say, it's all about that rebel life.


I know I'm a big girl. I'm doing something about that by trying to live a healthier lifestyle, but I also don't try to hide the fact I am fat. Notice how I say healthier lifestyle rather than gone on a diet? That's because I truly think when you finally reach that stage where you want your life to change and to transform you're body, being able to look after your body as best you can, that isn't something that you stop doing. You do it forever. You look after yourself until you're not here to look after anymore. A diet is something you do - I have done a million times over - which you don't stick to, a temporary fix, something you can go to anytime your jeans are a bit too snug on your belly. But I'm still big. Fat, chubby, curvy, thick, whatever term you want to use - and sometimes I like to give the illusion that I'm not.

I am all about embracing your body and loving each and every bit of yourself. I already feel so much better about the one and only body I have from merely dipping my toes into body positivity and I want more people to feel happier within their skin. But sometimes, I want to make my size seem less than what it is. I'm sure a lot of people reading this can say the same - who hasn't tried a slimming fit dress or control pants to try and hide our wobbly bits? Choosing clothes which sit on you in a certain way, to give the illusion of a more slender figure, is exactly that - an illusion. You know a certain dress or top or skirt or jeans doesn't really change your actual, physical weight, size or height, but we can pretend they do. And that is absolutely fine. That's why I love this particular dress (although on my figure it's not far off of just being a top!) which I got from ASOS (which they unfortunately don't sell anymore!) back at the beginning of summer. OK so there's a few bits I'd change; as you can see, your bra isn't well hidden in this dress (and I basically couldn't be bothered to change into a black bra when the one I was wearing was perfectly comfy) and it also rises high on my neck, which as a bigger busted lady I find uncomfortable. But it does do wonders for faking a more slender figure. It hugs the areas I want hugged - yes, my boobs - and it falls loosely over the bits I want to tone down, like my tummy and thighs. It's a bit of a wonder dress, if I'm honest. And I know a black and white slightly-depressive over-used theme of crosses, on a dress with not a lot of shape, won't be to everyone's taste - but if I can fake a slightly refined Sophia wearing it, I'm happy! 


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  1. Love this post!!! I'm totally agree with you: most of us have a lot of insecurities! Remember: you're such a pretty stylish girl ;)
    Xo, from Portugal :)

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    1. Thank you Raquel, I'm thrilled you enjoyed my post. Thank you so much for your kind compliment! xo

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  2. Love it, pure and simple. Your OOTD with the blue/black body con dress gave me the confidence to go and get a lot more fitted dress from ASOS for my first wedding anniversary this month and I adore it. Wouldn't have done it without your help!

    You look absolutely great and I love that you say healthier lifestyle rather than diet. I am in a wheelchair and working out isn't easy funnily enough ;) - I can't go swimming either as my epilepsy isn't controlled so am a bit wobbly in places I didn't used to be.

    Just great how you have pulled the whole look together - it genuinely seems effortless but polished, if you know what I mean?

    Fi x

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    1. Thank you so much Fi. You always leave such lovely comments! I'm so glad my Scarlett & Jo OOTD post inspired you to go and get a bodycon dress :) I hope you're epilepsy becomes easier to control soon! I have a few friends with epilepsy, and know how much they struggle also! xo

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  3. You look fab, this look really suits you :) x

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  4. You look gorgeous, I love that dress on you :)

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    1. Thank you so much - I love it, even if it is a bit shorter on me than it should be haha xo

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  5. You look gorgeous and I love how you've not labeled your new lifestyle as a diet. Keep up the good work x

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    1. Thank you Emma :) Definitely - If I approached this as a diet I'd never take it seriously! xo

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  6. great blog! i'm following you :)

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    1. Thank you Ivana, I hope you'll enjoy my future posts! xo

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  7. really like that top, cute and really flattering! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  8. I really LOVE your attitude towards things, and the way your personality shines through the outfits that you wear. Fully agree on the whole 'diet / healthy lifestyle'... I REFUSE to give up chocolate, I'll just pop an apple in there every now and again ;) xx

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    1. Thank you so much Becky - That means a lot to me! Oh yes, I refuse to give up bacon.... I'll just have it in moderation instead!! xo

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  9. I love that you embrace your figure, plus you look super cute in this outfit!

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  10. You're so beautiful :) I love that you embrace your body and love each and every bit of it! You are such an inspiration :)

    Rebecca Coco

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    1. Thank you Rebecca, that means so much to me xo

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  11. In my experience, once I've started focusing on what my body can do instead of how it looks, that's when it really started to change. Good luck!

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    1. I think you are completely right. I can tell so much the different mindset to when I start diets and to now, taking on a complete lifestyle change. Thank you! xo

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  12. you look fabulous - such a beauty

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    xx

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  13. You look great! Love the last picture, you look so cute! Totally agree with you too, ban the diet!

    Nicky
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    xx

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    1. Thank you Nicky :) Yes! Diet can be thrown onto any marketing ploy to bring people in, but it hardly ever works long term! A lifestyle change is a much healthier way to approach it, I think xo

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  14. You look lovely Sophia, your doing so well at losing weight well done :).

    Sophie
    xx
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    1. Thank you Sophie :) Slowly but surely, I'm getting there! xo

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  15. Love your outfit. I would totally wear it. It looks pretty & comfortable! That sums up my wardrobe - comfort!
    Your weight loss journey seems to be really positive & you're looks amazing! Kudos to you for sticking with it, its really paying off.
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    1. Thanks so much Vicki, you're support is so appreciated <3 xo

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