Next week I’m going on vacation down south, which is obviously very hot at this time of year. I never wear clothes that show much skin and i'm very self conscious of my legs, cellulite and belly.
I usually wear a lot of sweatpants, leggings and oversized tees as this is what i've always been most comfortable in. I've been plus size for years and don't know what my style is anymore.
Since the weather is hot and humid, I figured I’d have to wear more of summer like clothes but I've never worn a bathing suit or shorts because I really hate my legs and arms. I just want to look comfortable and feel ok, because i'm going with another couple and don't want to be self conscious the whole time.
Ignore thinking about your body and enjoy the vacation. I know this is easier said than done, but it's really all you can and should do.
You should feel comfortable!
One thing I've found is when you're buying clothes, don't think about sizes (I know that can be hard). Don't think about it being plus size or straight size - they're just clothes. Try things on and buy what fits and is comfortable, even if it means buying things online and sending half of it back!
You are more conscious of how you look than anyone else, I know this first hand... No one is staring at you and wondering why you are wearing shorts in 90 degree weather. They all know why-cause it would be ridiculous to wear full length sweatpants that would be super hot! It can be so hard to love our bodies as they are, but that love is so important. It helps us treat our bodies better and make healthier choices. Remember, no one looks at a thin person in shorts and a crop top and thinks "wow she's so confident to wear that." You deserve to be able to wear that too. Or whatever else makes you feel comfortable in the weather you're in. Just because we have bigger bodies, doesn't mean we can't enjoy vacations or wear nice clothes in summer. We need to lose the shame around being bigger, there is no shame. I know everything I have said is easier said than done, but it's the truth!