My ruggedly handsome husband has always loved my curves.
Me? Not so much.
It’s taken me a lifetime to start to appreciate my body. When I was very young, Twiggy was marketed as the ideal body type. For so long, in my mind, I didn’t feel like my curvy body was acceptable.
I’m so very happy for young girls today that our society is starting to recognize the beauty of curves.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating for unhealthy eating and no exercise. I’m just glad that healthy curves are becoming more acceptable in our mainstream culture.
So often women with curves cover them up with baggy shirts and dresses.
But you don’t have to!
I think Christian Dior knew what he was doing when he introduced the pencil skirt in 1954. A pencil skirt looks great on so many different body types. How about showing off your curves in this easy to make pencil skirt?
All you need is a yard of heavy stretch knit fabric and some 1/2 inch elastic.
If you have an extra ten minutes, you can make one this morning and wear it this afternoon. It’ll probably take you longer to buy the fabric than to make the skirt.
In other news:
If you live in the Minnesota area, you can watch my second guest appearance on the popular Sunday morning program, The Happi House, tomorrow at 9:00 am on the CW channel.
You guys get to see it before I do, so you’ll have to let me know what you think.
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