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If you were totally comfortable with your body, what would you wear?

I don’t quite get the question.

I wear all that I want, but I suppose the limitation of my body type (inverted triangle) is I cannot wear anything with straps smaller than 2” without feeling slightly self-conscious that is looks weird on my broad shoulders (my eye sees the proportions are off and then I feel very awkward all day).

Therefore, spaghetti strap, slinky sort of loose billowy and yet hanging on by a few little string strap dresses are out for me but I do have an envy of women who wear them.

I also HAVE to wear a bra because I don’t feel comfortable otherwise, but hate it when the straps show, so I can’t do anything that is backless or intricately strappy that requires a strapless bra.

Lupita Nyong’o looks FABULOUS in this dress but I could never wear it, I’d feel so self conscious without straps.

(Also, strapless bras seem quite uncomfortable and shift, I have yet to find a wireless one with soft cups that hugs my torso instead).

Lastly, strapless things are out. Must have thick straps. See above.

Although I must note that lately I’ve been experimenting with one-shoulder strap items and it is a nice compromise. I could handle that if I could find a bra option that doesn’t annoy me.


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  1. Gabriela Tremblini

    I’m quite comfortable with my body, but I suppose there are a few things I stay away from. I’m also an inverted triagle, 5′ 10″, but will go strapless and all widths of straps. I guess a tight cap-sleeve would make me look “linebacker-ish”. And of course, shoulder pads!

  2. Yet Another PF Blog

    I don’t wear anything sleeveless or strapless, crop tops or dresses with midriff cutouts. Don’t know how much these would actually be my personal style, but if I were physically comfortable, I’d probably wear em more. Also dresses without also wearing leggings.

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Really? never bare legs?

  3. Sense

    More skirts, dresses. My legs are pasty and pale white because I don’t tan and I can never find comfortable shoes that go with dresses and skirts.

    Tank tops, things that show my upper arms. I think they are not toned enough!

    Crop tops. I have a small spare tire that I cannot get rid of…I would love a 6 pack (or even a 2-pack :)).

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      I have flabby arms and wear thicker, looser cut tanks 😉


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