Last week I had the opportunity to engage with a group of beautiful, bright, inquisitive middle-schoolers at the Atlanta Girls School. During my time with them, I spoke about loving their bodies, no matter their current jeans size.
As someone who has worked in the retail industry and was a decision maker for how garments are made, I wanted the girls to know that there are a number of reasons why a garment may not fit and that none of those reasons have anything to do with their unique body shape or size. I pleaded with them to not take anything personally when it comes to shopping for clothes.
While I was speaking I began to wonder how many women, especially those that are mothers to girls, know to not let the fashion industry influence how they feel about their bodies. And I became even more motivated to share this message with all of the women who think they don’t deserve to look and feel good in their clothes because their *insert body part(s)* are too big or small.
Our daughters and young women are watching us. They notice how we talk about our bodies and how we choose (or not choose) to invest in our image. As important as it is to tell these young ladies they are beautiful and worthy just as they are, it’s even more important that we model a belief system of self-love and acceptance.
Investing in how you dress and being courageous enough to stand in your beauty isn’t selfish. Its actually an act of love that pays it forward to the next generation.
If you’re ready to break the cycle of self-depreciation and change the way you see yourself, contact me today to book a Consult & Curate session. During our two hours together you’ll learn how to dress and appreciate your current shape and size. We will also discuss your style goals and create a shopping list to help you achieve those goals.
I can’t wait to work with you as we lay the groundwork for future generations of women.
Yours in Style, Shopping and Soul,