YouTuber Loey Lane has some very sarcastic, very relatable things to say about the unsolicited fashion "advice" she constantly gets as a curvy human being out in the world.
In her latest video, she hilariously details real things people have said to her, outlining an entire "Fat Girl Summer Dress Code" that includes never, ever wearing shorts, or bikinis, and basically shrouding yourself in a sack with holes.
"I can say personally, as someone who has been overweight several summers in a row, that I have been informed many times about what I am and am not allowed to wear," she says. "And if you’re starting out this video thinking, 'Can I just wear whatever I want?' No. No - why would you do that? Why would anyone wear what makes them feel confident and happy, and not think about how others feel about the garments that they're putting on their own bodies?"
Her "dress code" is pretty simple:
1. Don't wear crop tops.
"How can anyone think they can rock a crop top successfully without offending everyone around them? Do you see that sliver of skin - do you see it?"
2. No shorts - ever.
"You are completely expected to spend the entire summer in full-length leggings and/or jeans. ... It's still nice to wear a turtleneck and leggings - maybe another pair of leggings over the leggings too, just so you're not showing any signs of any kind of cellulite underneath those."
3. No sports bras unless they are completely hidden.
"You should probably do it in the standard long-sleeved T-shirt, full-on yoga pants, maybe a second layer of yoga pants just so you’re not being too risqué. ... Unless you've been actively working out for years and if you don't have abs by then, I don't know, maybe put on a bed sheet?"
4. Throw away any tight clothing.
"Being able to see your figure is unacceptable."
5. Shapewear? Absolutely not.
"That’s false advertisement."
6. No bikinis. Don't even think about it.
"You don’t get to wear what you want until you have the body to wear it. But then no one is allowed to wear what they want ... because everyone is subjected to some kind of body shaming."
7. All of the above is total B.S.
"Yeah, this dress code doesn't seem like a great idea at all. ... It's hot outside. Be comfortable, be cute, feel awesome in what you’re wearing, and just be confident. If someone reminds you of the dress code, tell them it’s outdated … and their opinion doesn’t matter."
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