Have you ever heard of the song “Defying Gravity“? This song is really meaningful because it resonates with every one of us especially when we talk about the body’s shape and size. Let me give you a gist of the lyrics of this song:
Everybody once in their life had experienced being insecure about their own body. Which brought us to demean our God-given qualities. We often think that the shape and sizes of our bodies are not enough to be called worthy of wearing such clothing. And people will even call you out for many reasons while the only thing you did is wear clothes that best represent yourself. Below are some of the unsolicited phrases people throw at us:
“That dress doesn’t suit your dark skin,”
“it doesn’t suit you because you’re small.”
“Don’t wear that it shows your belly fats”
“Your arms look big on that”
While it’s easy to be swayed by what others say than trusting yourself. But please don’t beat yourself up, try to find ways to improve your relationship with your body.
Cliche, as it is but CONFIDENCE, is the key! Your size and shape matter. So cheers to these people who created a brand that advocates body positivity. Check out these local stores and go flaunt that body!
Some of you might have a love-hate relationship with your body’s shape and size. That is why Everybody.Ph is created. It is a local brand owned by beauty and skincare entrepreneur Nina Ellaine Dizon-Cabrera. She sells inclusive swimwear that caters to all sizes ranging from 2XS-5XL. So if you’re having a hard time getting sizes for your summer outfit you don’t have to worry anymore.
Everybody has unique features, that is why it’s hard to keep up with the standards given to us through social media platforms. In which people with perfect bodies are the only ones who can be labeled as beautiful. Isn’t that absurd? So here’s Estillo Philippines, defying those standards. One of the local brands that produce garments that are made for all sizes. They have a variety of garments from casual wear, to formal, and even swimwear.
Oh so sassy! This dress is giving me the vibe of Elle Woods from the movie Legally Blonde. Well, you can only get this at Lovito. Another local brand that celebrates being unapologetically sexy whether you are thick, thin, or curvy. Go, Girl! Own your body’ size and shape.
We sometimes believe that our sizes and shapes don’t matter but let’s appreciate these people who have initiated and defied the body standards when it comes to clothing. You have to remember that the only competition that you want to win is yourself not the standards of this world or other people. As the world sets the standard of what is and what’s not, can we go against the current?
Mikkah is an aspiring researcher in the making. A young writer who is fueled by a passion for writing and creating content that will give a meaningful experience to the readers. She extremely believes that everything she does is by God's grace alone.