Thursday, July 23, 2009

If you wear a size 22, don't wear a size 4!

I love Ronald McDonald's since I was a kid. The thought of that giant yellow M makes me instantly think of yummy large fries! My children when they were little couldn't wait for a day of free (Thank God for me) play at Mickey D's Playplace! Usually everything you encounter there is filled with the 4 F's: Fun, Family, Friendly and Free! However, the other day and I don't mean to offend anyone when I say this but, the Playplace horrified me, terrorized me for the first time ever I was now going to have to add a 5th F!
Normally, I would have closed my eyes and walked away from this weed, inside of a bed of roses however, I was trapped my eye's were confronted with a vision I did not want to see! I was happily sipping on my $1.00 iced tea (another Mickey D's joy) waiting patiently for a large order for the DF dance camp kids. As, I slowly gazed around the restaurant something hanging caught my eye! My peace, my center, my McDonald's joy was abruptly, visually violated, offended, and clearly disoriented my entire purpose for being there. Picture if you will a women, Not Pregnant, who clearly wears a size 22+ top in a size 4 junior white tee. She was pleasantly enjoying a vanilla ice cream cone and my mouth dropped as my eye's were drawn to her gigantic brown belly that was happily laying out below her white t-shirt and on top of her beige striped pants! I do not mean to colorize but, as many of you know I'm visual and that belly sat out like a beakin between all that white and beige! Why?
Now, I know there are so many offensive things I could talk about and won't but, there are just too many women regardless of race or creed walking around with low hip hugging jeans, cut off tee's and exposing us all to their personal private areas. I can deal with it when I'm alone (sort of) but, when I'm in the grocery store with my kids and the crack of a woman's A_ _ is showing, her stomach is bulging on the sides; I have to explain why to my kids! As, they continue to stare at the crack and gasp and laugh, I have to scurry them away to another isle! I have to explain why, especially to my 8 year old daughter, that it's not OK to dress this way. Why do I feel like I'm in a strip club at the grocery store? I just no that at any moment there is going to be a pole on isle 8!
At, McDonald's play place with little kids running around this woman didn't care about her belly! Just as I was thinking man do her friends see her ginormous stomach hanging out? I realized they were all big girls in tiny clothes and everybody had something hanging out and over everywhere! Again Why? Now, being the blogger/photoist (smile) that I am , I wanted so badly to take their picture but, I feared for my life, because if they caught me I noooooo I would have caught a beat down!
Ok, listen, I've had kids, I'm a happy big girl now (sort of) and I know if I wore my stomach out I would offend myself:) So, I try for the most part to buy clothes from stores that make clothes for me, Lane Bryant, Ashley Stewart, and any department that says Women's not Juniors (well Junior + maybe). I try to purchase clothes that make me feel and look good with the body I'm currently in possession of. Yes, I would love to lose weight and I will but, in the mean time I have to be honest with what I'm working with and it doesn't mean walking around in all black either (I do own a girdle for color clothes:). When the mirror tells me, "Girl don't you by that top in an 8 go on back and get that 16!" I have to listen:) In the spirit of this blog I decided to post beautiful 16+ tops that this big girl would love to wear:) Also, a few size 4's too!
I would love this (photo on left) but, I will wear thisI would love this but, I'm realistic I would wear this (photo on right)
Real quick this is cute and this is cute too!

I no fashionista but, I'm saying there are cute clothes out there for all of us:)
Ok, So, is it just me or are you guys seeing the same things?

32 comments:

Bitter Sweet Moments said...

Stopping by from SITS!! I totally agree with your post. I just got home from a beach vacation where I realized that they should not make string bikinis in a sizes above an 8:)

Moms Fighting Fat said...

I'm laughing so hard right now I can't stand it...the way you put the scenario brought up a visual I see all the time, mostly at Wal-Mart.

Honestly, I don't care if a woman is a size 2 or 24, I think anyone who shoves themselves into to overly tight clothing looks hideous. I've seen size 4's walking around with muffin tops hanging over hip-huggers with a too tight tank top...it's worse on women who clearly aren't teens or in their early twenties.

I love the outfits you showed, they are adorable. Um, and I don't mean to "call you" on this but...YOU, the MS. Wanda, NOT A FASHIONISTA? LOLOLOLOLOL PUHLEAZE! :-)

The only difference is that you are just as beautiful on the inside, so maybe we could call you a Sweetnista. :-)

Hugs ~ Sandy

Janet said...

Yes, I see it all the time too, mostly in Wal-mart Sandy! My dad isn't a big advice giver, but he told me once, and I'll never forget it, "You shouldn't wear anything showing your tummy if your stomach sticks out farther than your chest."

Christian Mommy Writer said...

Yeah, I hate to see stuff like that too. I wonder if they ever feel a breeze or something? Sometimes, I wonder if people do that just to get attention...

Unknown Mami said...

But I don't wear my size. Just kidding. I agree. Things should fit without you having to tug or pull at them. I wear low slung jeans and I am not thin, but I wear long tops because why on Earth would I want anyone to see my coin slot?

Ms. Wanda said...

OMG, I Love Dad's quote Janet! I will remember that one forever:)
These comments are fantastic!!!

Sherry said...

Oh, yes, this is one of my many pet peeves!

QueenBee said...

Did somebody say McDonald's fries? You're gonna make me get up from this reclinere at 10:15 p.m. and make some damage happen.

MOMSWEB said...

Whenever my younger sister sees these clothing mishaps, she says, "Everybody ain't able." This post proves that what we see in the mirror is really not what we see. Better ask somebody!

Ms. Wanda said...

Love that comment MW:)To bad the mirror doesn't speak!

Multiple personalities.. said...

AMEN!! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who has a serious issue with those who are not what I like to call 'size aware'. I'm definitely not a skinny girl, I'd classify me as 'more to love', and I have no idea why people feel the need to expose their huge bellies and butt cracks! Ugh! Thanks for sharing out loud what alot of us are thinking! Nice to meet you on SITS!

Bitter Sweet Moments said...

Hi, Ms Wanda! I couldn't possibly compile a list of lovely blogs without featuring your beautiful blog. In celebration of all things lovely, would you consider stopping by sometime to accept an award from me?

Declutter Your Life said...

I agree 100%!!! It's awful! Just stoppin by from SITS!

Sheryl said...

I know where you're coming from. I am a larger girl and would never dream of making some one else look at my flab. I don't like it myself.

Carlotta said...

LOL, oh yes, I totally know what you mean. I have to explain to my children all the time. I have to do extra explaining to my girls because my 10yo asks w/in earshot of the misdressed person(s) why she(they) are dressed that way. My 10yo is very modest in the way she dresses. What also gets me is the big women wearing those short shorts that look like they are cutting off all circulation to vital parts of the anatomy. And down here in Louisiana, with the heat and humidity we see, this can go on for at least 8 months out of the year. RIDICULOUS!!! I just shake my head, and hurry my children away.

KC Mom said...

Don't you just hate it when you go to the McD's strip club???!! Good advice on outfits here!

Execumama said...

Honey, I'm ROLLING right now, and nodding my head incessantly in agreement with you! I see that all the time too, and I just want to scream "JUST WEAR WHAT FITS YOU WELL, PLEAAASE!" For example, the reality is that I'm not a booby-licious sistah, so I don't try to wear tops made for women with ample bosoms. Easy, peasy, right???!! LOL! Great post!!

SugarandSpice said...

I was getting nervous for a minute waiting for you to tell me what you saw! I was afraid someone was deficating in the ball pit!

I agree with you on the clothes! I don't want my daughter to dress like that either. I want her to look like a classy woman whether size 4 or 16. All women are beautiful if they know how to carry themselves like a woman!

Circular Logic said...

I'm a big believer in dressing for your body type. I've always been a small girl, both short and thin (although I'm looking a little different these days with my baby bump!), but I also know that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and squeezing into smaller clothes does NOT make you look better or thinner! I have a lovely curvy friend who buys clothes in HER SIZE and she always looks stunning.

joanofalltrades said...

AMEN! And just because it comes in your size doesn't mean you have to wear it people.

One Sassy Girl said...

Well said, Ms. Wanda! Dress the body you have, not the one you dream of. And I'm not one to stand in anyone's way of happiness, but really, it's just a number on a label people!
Great post - and congrats on the award from Mom's Fighting Fat!

mommy4life said...

OOOOOH! One of my pet peeves too! I was just at Target and my checker's belly was hanging out! UGH!

Thanks for stopping by my blog for my special SITS day!

JenellyBean said...

Hey Ms Wanda! I found your blog through 60 Seconds of Motherhood by Lara, and now I see that alot of my blog family members stop by here.

This was just too funny. She shoud know better. Im not a big girl and when I feel the tad bit of air on my back, sides, or tummy, I'm pulling my clothes down.

Please come check out my blog
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Lara said...

I agree completely. My Great-grandmother summed it up best: Pretty is as pretty does.

And overflow ain't pretty!

onemuse said...

Yes! I've seen this, unfortunately. So funny, though--love the way you describe it! :o)

Janelle said...

That is hilarious!! I love the descriptions, you're crackin' me up over here!

Kristin said...

Dressing for your figure...tres important!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Hilarious! I agree completely! And I love that you gave visual images...some of us are visual learners! Now only if you can teach this lesson out in public!! lol

rebecca said...

I always say that there are clothes for every age and every size and for an older woman trying to dress like a teen with a slammin' body is just -- okay, let's use my favorite word again - R.I.D.I.C.U.L.O.U.S.!!

I've seen many in my lifetime and wonder how they don't see how unattractive that is. When one wears one's actual size (without the supertightness factor) believe you me you will look sexy. There are many a sexy outfits out there for all sizes. Oh, and not that I want to bring up age discrimination, but one should dress according to one's age and that doesn't mean that if you're in your 50's (like I am) or in your 60s or above that you have to wear 'sensible' and just plain unattractive clothes. No, you can dress hot, but please, just leave the thongs at home and don't show me your bare a** at the beach.

Love it! You've won a fan here sister, tell it like it is!

Spazzypants said...

s c a r y. Definitely know where you're coming from with this post. I live right outside Atl and we get people with parts hanging out everywhere. It's hard to get a toddler to keep quiet about it lol

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! Keep up the fabulous blog! I'm off to read some more. :)

Eva Gallant said...

So true! belly hanging out is not attractive at ANY size!!

So glad I found your blog! Hope you'll stop by mine and browse; I think you'll especially like my post: Exposing Victoria's Secret.

Just stopping by from SITS to say hi!

Eva Gallant said...

So true! belly hanging out is not attractive at ANY size!!

So glad I found your blog! Hope you'll stop by mine and browse; I think you'll especially like my post: Exposing Victoria's Secret.

Just stopping by from SITS to say hi!

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