Today’s outfit of the day fashion post features a ruffle green dress from Zara paired with Top Shop booties. I actually wore this outfit for Style Con Orange County back in November, but did not manage to get a good photo. Most of the time I tend to stay away from color, but I do love a jewel tone piece every so often. I find this green really complements my skin tone and brings out the orange in my eyes and hair.
The high neckline is also something I tend to avoid because of my chest. Growing up a dancer, boobs were not a priority. You wanted small boobs for dance. Most of my life I had worn the wrong bra size (read about it more here). Up until recently, I thought I was a size 34 B because that was what size my mom was and what she told me I was. Never mind that I had never been properly measured. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I was fitted by a professional and found out I am actually a 32 D. By wearing the correct bra size, my silhouette instantly looked taller and slimmer. When I discuss boobs with my family, I get the “you can’t be that big…” mostly because no one else in my family has large boobs and let’s face the facts I’m Chinese, we don’t tend to have big ta ta’s. This all has made me hyper aware of my breasts. I always knew I had cleavage, but when I would wear crew neck shirts, I felt like my chest was too big for my size and am actually embarrass by them. Sometimes I feel like my body doesn’t fit into the clothes I like or want. Most of last 2014 and 2015 was spent hiding my body. As I start to get back into shape, I am trying to learn to love my body again, curves and all.
This Zara dress was the first step to embracing my body.
What are you self conscious about? How do you try to embrace your body image?
All photos taken and edited by Chris Ledford from Ledford Creative
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