Wednesday 20 September 2017

Plus size YouTube star takes down body shamers with 'fat girl summer dress code'

YouTuber Loey Lane. Picture: Instagram
YouTuber Loey Lane. Picture: Instagram

Sarah Young

When it comes to summer dressing, it seems that all anyone wants to talk about is what you should and shouldn’t be wearing according to your body type, especially when you’re plus size.

You know, comments like “plus-size women shouldn’t wear strapless tops”; ”plus-size women can't wear anything that shows some leg“; or ”plus-size women must only wear baggy, shapeless garb that conceals every curve on their bodies.”

Well, one YouTuber is putting two-fingers up to all that with her very own ‘Fat Girl Summer Dress Code.’

As someone who has been overweight for several summers in a row, style vlogger Loey Lane is used to being told what she is and isn’t allowed to wear and decided to share a video with her one million followers to hilariously shut down body shamers.

In seven minutes of perfect sarcasm, Lane expertly quips at the idea of anyone over a certain size wearing shorts, rocking crop tops, sports bras and two-piece bathing suits instead suggesting that they opt for a simple summer wardrobe of turtlenecks, jeans and maybe even a brown sack to prevent offending anyone.

“You are completely expected to spend the entire summer in full-length leggings and/or jeans,” she says.

“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.”

The YouTuber who regularly talks about beauty and plus-size fashion on her channel is of course speaking completely tongue-in-cheek but she does have a point; why should anyone decide what other people should wear?

The underlying message of course is to wear whatever you want, regardless of your size.

“Yeah, this dress code doesn't seem like a great idea at all. ... It's hot outside,” she concludes.

“If you’re fat, wear whatever you want. If you’re thin, wear whatever you want. If you are really fit and really in shape, wear whatever you want. If you’re a man, wear whatever you want. If you’re a human who doesn’t identify as anything, wear whatever you want.”

Independent News Service

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