So, in keeping with my last post about body image- I took a risk while shopping, remembering I said I won't and don't hide my body anymore because I know, realistically, it's nothing to be ashamed of. If I don't act ashamed, I will not BE ashamed.
I had to return a dress to Old Navy that was bought for me for my birthday. It was a typical hippie, empire waisted dress that you can wear no matter what you weigh (it was too big though, it fell off my shoulders!).
I went out of character and tried on (and got!) this dress instead. Doesn't hide anything. It's sheer-ish, as well. And it's an extra small (though in ON sizes, that's really a regular small haha). It's light and ultra feminine, when I steer towards easy, casual, tomboy looks. But I put this on to challenge that.
I felt pretty.
Knowing I'm taking care of my body DOES make me feel pride. Not shame.