What You Didn’t See on Instagram

What You Didn’t See on Instagram

On Wednesday, I loved my outfit.  I had these fun new watermelon ankle pants that I got a great deal on from Rue La La.
I paired them with a fun polka dot sheer shirt. I thought I looked cute.  I wanted to share it with the world (or at least my 581 followers). I took this:

Let me explain.  This is what you didn’t see on Instagram:

I’ve got thicker thighs.  I always have, and no matter what I weigh, I will have stronger legs.  They are dimply.  That’s ok.  Cellulite is normal (see: “Cellulite: It’s Time We All Just Get the Hell Over It“).  Even though this fabric is a thick denim, you can see my dimples.  The bright color does no “slimming” on my thighs.
Know what?  I don’t care. I like them.  I wore them.  I will wear them again.
It’s empowering to wear something that draws attention to your “flaws.”  But I don’t really see these things as flaws.  I see them as me. I’m not flawed.  I’m not perfect, but I’m no where near “flawed.” I shouldn’t hide in slimming black pants.  Why would I when there are watermelon pants out there?
This is just a friendly reminder to wear what makes you feel good.  It’s ok if it’s not what the fashion magazines tell you to wear for your body type.  They would never advise bright pants on my pear shape.  But I dig it. And I won’t apologize for it, and you don’t have to either.

In fact, yesterday at the chiropractor, a girl (much smaller than me!) said “Ooh I love your outfit.  I could never pull that off.  Those bright pants just don’t work for me.”  And I replied, “That’s because you have to work them.”  You better work it, ladies!  


Comments

  1. Love this post! And I love your outfit!!!!

  2. Love your outfit and I didn’t actually notice your thicker thighs. A lot of times I think we are the hardest on ourselves. Great outfit and good luck in your fitness journey. I’m beginning myself and have found a lot of encouragement in your blog. Thanks!

  3. I agree with the above comment, no one else notices, but you. I do the same thing with my acne. Constantly thinking I should have used my blemish app on that photo I just posted. Your confidence shines through, Brittney, and you know what they say, confidence is the best accessory.

    Also, I got cellulite, too, and so does my best friend who is a size 0, it’s just something that happens. 🙂
    Great post.

  4. Girl, it felt good to see this! I have the exact same thighs as you. I get them from my mother, and my sister has them, as well. Sometimes I avoid colored pants for the very reason that they don’t flatter my legs at all. I’ve had some very brave people ask me ” where do your big legs come from? I’ve noticed you and your sister both have them..was your mom like that?” And it totally gets under my skin! Then I get people who are like ” you just need to work out your legs more” and I’m like ” UGH! Seriously…I work them out more than most people.” No matter what my weight, my legs stay thick. Frustrating! Let’s learn to embrace it, because who stinkin’ cares..right? Right. 🙂

  5. I thought I would add that you can totally pull off those pants, though. You rock em’ girl! I’m tempted to go buy some now…

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