I, a fat, wore a crop top (without a bra!) The world didn’t explode, time didn’t stop and nobody died. Shocking, I know. My whole life I’ve been fat. That’s not new. I’ve been told time and time that I should “wear black because its slimming” or “make sure your shirt covers your stomach so it doesn’t show” anything to look “slimmer”. News flash no matter what color I wear, I’m still fat, and that's ok. I've never really listened to those rules in particular, I thought I was fully comfortable with my body. I mean I’ve worn a bikini in public, I wear tank tops and colors, I wear stripes and leggings, fuck the rules, right? There is one thing; however that I refused to do, go out without a bra. Fat women tend to have big breasts, I do not. No butt, no boobs, just stomach. That was my biggest complaint with my body. I’m not curvy, I’m a goddamn circle. I look at my role models like @tessholliday
who are the “right kind of fat” and I was insecure that I not only was fat, but I wasn’t even the right kind of fat. I felt this for a long time, and to be honest I still feel this sometimes, but things have changed. I went out with no bra. The decision to. Not wear a bra started off as no big deal. It was simply, “I’m not gonna see anyone I know so it doesn’t matter.” I was wearing a big green sweater and realized nobody would notice. Then I found this shirt and obviously fell in love. So in love that I decided to put it on, I was shopping with a crop top on. I got many nasty looks. People looked at me as if my existence offended them. Like I should have had the decency to cover up so they didn’t have to be exposed to (gasp!) fat! And that’s when I realized, they would be offended either way. The fact that I wasn’t wearing a bra wasn’t the issue, it was fact that I had the audacity to show my skin. As if it should be forbidden, as if my skin was there to personally offend them. So I decided I will never allow another person's opinion of my body to determine what I wear. I will continue to wear crop tops, I will rarely wear bras and I definitely will not give a damn what anyone has to say.