Plus sizes models always have flat stomachs.

Have you noticed?

Why don’t plus size models have big bellies? Have you noticed this? I have and it drives me insane. Plus sized clothes are not made for those of us who aren’t blessed with hourglass curves in all the right places. At my largest I was an apple on two toothpicks. Trousers either dug into my sizeable belly or they fit perfectly at the waist but made me look like a rectangle because my legs were drowned in the material.

When I searched for plus size clothes the models always had nice flat stomachs. Clothes, even the largest sizes looked great on them. I knew that the fabulous pleated skirt would look like I was smuggling a collie under my skirt. The knitted dress would cling to every roll and lump. It was depressing. Yes there were plus size clothes but they were made for and modelled by women with flat stomachs.

Here is a selection I found by just Googling “Plus size women’s clothes”

When I searched for plus size clothes the models always had nice flat stomachs. Clothes, even the largest sizes looked great on them. I knew that the fabulous pleated skirt would look like I was smuggling a collie under my skirt. The knitted dress would cling to every roll and lump. It was depressing. Yes there were plus size clothes but they were made for and modelled by women with flat stomachs.

Still rolly and lumpy.

Here is a picture of me today. Still no flat stomach despite the more than 100lb weight loss. Still rolly and lumpy. It’s even worse now because whilst I’m in “regular” sized clothes, they’re still not made for women with shapes. My top is drowning now because the sizes are too big for my slender shoulders but fit perfectly around my still ample belly. It’s no wonder I want the surgery.

I’m mainly doing the surgery for comfort. The straying on my back and neck from the lose skin is no joke. Fabio reckons that it’s about 5kg worth. I’m going to ask the surgeon to photograph everything!! I want to know exactly to the gram how much came off. But here’s the thing I realised. Even if I had no medical issues caused by the skin (I won’t tell you about the stinking infections I get in my belly button or the under apron, yep that’s what it’s called, rash in hot weather) I would probably still go for the surgery. 

I love my clothes but they never look how I expect them too and it’s no surprise really. We’ve been brainwashed by media, both mainstream and social, to see plus size as just a bigger size than regular but still the same proportions. Hands up the women with rolls, back and front, breasts that require material where they are normally know to protrude and POCKETS. Please more and larger pockets.

Ok I’m getting off my soap box to go browse at post surgery outfits.

Christina xx