Recently, we talked about learning to love what you hate about your body; Cultivating some affection for that one feature you wish would just vanish can shift your overall body image toward the positive. For years, I struggled with my belly, wished it ill, lamented its presence. I still dress to downplay it virtually every day, but its existence doesn’t cause me the constant stress that it once did.
This dress clings. To my tum. This is how my body is shaped. And I’m fully aware that you can see some of my curves that aren’t generally highlighted. Figure flattery priorities are just that: Priorities. Which means some days they may shift. I love this dress because it has a marvelous pattern, an interesting shape, and design features that flatter my waist, neck, and legs. Most days I dress to draw attention away from my midsection. This was not one of those days.
Also on the far left is a photo of me after I realized that we’d already taken dozens of photos but I was missing my earrings. (I’d failed to put them back on after a quick weekend nap.) Plus two additional earring-inclusive photos showing expressions of surprise and shock, by request from HM. Gotta keep the photographer entertained.
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