I have struggled my entire life with my self image. I am no size 0 but I am not "plus size". Atleast I don't consider myself to be plus size. According to clothing stores I am plus size and sometimes I am average.
Today I put on a dress and I have a little bit of my belly showing. At first I wanted to take it off and not wear it. I was ashamed of how I looked. But then I got to thinking to my self. I love my self. I love my every curve that I have. It is what makes me...me! I put the dress on and I am wearing it right now. If skinny girls can wear the same outfit, I should be able to as well without being worried I am going to be judged.
I think you should be able to wear whatever you want no matter what size you are. I wear a size 13 in juniors in pants. I have been so ashamed and sad about the number as I am normally a 9-11. I have come to realize that before anyone else can love you and not judge you, you have to be able to do it yourself. I would love to be a size 5-6 and have a flat stomach. I know I have to work out and do that myself. I do run, I walk a mile every day. I participate in 5ks and stuff. I have learned though to accept who I am with all my flaws and imperfections.
I am in no way perfect. No one is. I am just happy and proud of my self and my body. I have curves and a stomach. If you don't like it, keep it to yourself. I am proud of who I am!