Monday, October 8, 2012

The high waist

Something I discovered from Ms. Tyra Banks' short "plus size" period (remember her "kiss my fat ass" moment?!): the high waist is a curvy girl's friend.

The high-waisted pencil skirt? Even more so.

 I'd long resisted the high-waist pencil skirt because of one simple, bulging reason: my tummy, or more correctly, my glorious puson  (the FUPA, if you wanna be vulgar). I always thought I'd need to wear support garments to wear it, like Spanx (what my mom would call the faja). I hate support garments almost as much as I hate underwire push-up bras.

But honestly? I've found it easier not to care about my bulging puson* and enjoy rocking the pencil skirt anyway. It gives one such lean, clean lines from the narrowest part of the waist to the knee; pairing it with a cropped cardigan emphasizes those lines even more. One feels sexy and powerful and curvy and feminine, which is, for most, the goal.

The combination also helps utilize a frilly gifted pink cardigan (Landmark), which I felt was a bit too "sassy librarian" for my tastes but turned out to be really nice paired with the booties and a black pencil skirt (both Peacocks London) and a basic black tank top (Wranco). Bit of a tough-sweet thing going on.

And you? What garment did you think would never look good on you but like TOTALLY did?

*I mean, really? Life's too short to worry about fat armpits and bulging stomachs and all the little bits that make us who we are. Say "fuck it" and just go on with your fabulous selves, amirite?!


BelatedBloomer said...

I have loads! But recently, it's a sleeveless bodycon dress. Never thought I could wear it and actually rock it! :D


Katrina said...

Thanks Abi! Wow, a sleeveless bodycon sounds fabulous!

Tsephe Letseka said...

I've always hated shorts cause I didn't like my legs, but since I started running I've had to wear them especially when it's hot. But the running has actually improved my legs and now I enjoy wearing them.

And I hope my compliment doesn't put you off, but I'd just like to say you have the most amazing calves. The pencil skirt certainly brings them out perfectly. Do you do any exercises that specifically targets them or are they purely genetic?

Katrina said...

Hi Tsephe! Thanks for the compliment! The calves are mostly genetic, although I also run and used to play futsal regularly :D

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