There’s a secret society for women. It’s a virtual community, where women compliment each other, build each other up, and make each other feel beautiful. It’s a place where women celebrate the body they have, not the body they fantasize about, or the body they’ll be happy with ten or fifty pounds from now. It’s not about the size you were ten years ago, before babies. It’s about the size you are now.
Many of the women post their photos with trepidation. They may lament about their tummy, their hips, their legs as they talk about the clothes they chose that day. Maybe they’re looking for validation, maybe compliments, maybe they want to know if their shirt matches their skirt. But even the very nervous ones, they put their photo out there anyway…like a little girl peeking out of a closet. And then, magically, the comments start to appear.
“Girl, you’re rocking that dress! Love the belt!”
“You look beautiful!”
“I love that pattern on you!”
“We all look different than we did a few years ago. Don’t worry. Celebrate what you have!”
It is amazing, uplifting, inspiring! And it’s all because of a clothing company called LuLaRoe. Initially, the leggings drew me in because they only come in two sizes. “One Size,” or “Tall and Curvy.” So there’s no drama with the “I used to be a six but now I’m a ten,” bullshit. It doesn’t matter, because the pants are going to fit. Done deal.
But then they have skirts, dresses and tops. Although the tops come in sizes XXS-3XL, people don’t seem to worry about which size they are. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to announce the size they need without any worry or shame about the “number” they’re announcing to the entirety of Facebook land.
I just can’t get over the body confidence this company is inspiring. For me, personally, I had a baby a year ago. I still have ten pounds to go, and when I’m wearing my jeans or tighter clothes, I feel uncomfortable and chubby. But the LuLaRoe clothing, I don’t know, it just hugs my curves in the right way, and I actually feel cute when I wear the clothes, even though, according to the scale I *should* be totally depressed.
I asked my friends to send me photos of themselves wearing the clothes. And so many of my gorgeous friends sent in photos! Aren’t they adorable??
And here’s something else. It’s pretty common for women to start their Facebook posts with things like “I used to wear sweatpants,” or “I never wear dresses,” or “I never wear this much color!” and then continue on to talk about belts they got on Amazon, cute cardigans or colorful shoes they found to match their A-line skirt. It’s like all of a sudden, these women who didn’t understand or care about fashion are coming alive. They’re enjoying it. They’re inspired. And I love it.
It’s an amazing movement that’s empowering all women to play with their clothes. Some of these leggings have animals on them. Some have clouds and suns and rainbows. It’s all supposed to be fun and honestly, it really is. I love scrolling through the page and seeing the super cute accessories women put with the skirts and shirts to dress them up or down. I love seeing everyone’s happy, confident smiles as they rock these clothes.
Boots, flats, jewels, jackets, belts and scarves. Amazing. I Looove it. They even have mommy and me sets, and little girls clothes as well, so mommy and daughter can coordinate or match.
My one hysterical friend even put watermelons in her dress to show how well these dresses fit women with large breasts. See those watermelons? (Yes, I’m really talking about watermelons…) I know, I know, she’s freaking awesome. Love her.
I love the clothes created by LuLaRoe, but I love the movement it’s inspiring even more.
PS: I’m not a consultant, but I love these clothes and the styles! This is in no way a paid or sponsored post.