From left to right: @JENESAISQUOITHE @HALLIEDAILY @IAMBEAUTICURVE @EXCESSORIESEXPERT @MARGIEPLUS @KRYSTAL_BICK @MARCHEROBINSON @THE12ISHSTYLE @STYLEBYADA
For those of you who don’t know in addition to my personal Instagarm @ITSMEKELLIEB I also have a another account called – you guessed it, @ANDIGETDRESSED. Here’s where I feature stylin’ looks from around the web that I think are cool and inspiring. What makes @andigetdressed unique is that it’s not about plus size fashion, black fashion, etc. It’s about fashion. It’s about cool pictures of kick ass babes looking fly. Every kind of woman. Big women, little women, everything in between. Blondes, black girls, women in hijabs, Asian girls, city girls, Canadians… Wide leg pants, knee boots, interesting color choices. It’s classic, edgy, preppy, feminine, androgynous.
I don’t want to look at homogenized accounts. All of my favorite “mainstream” mega accounts rarely feature women who look like me, no matter how banging we are…and other’s only feature, black girls (because we don’t get featured other places) or fat girls (for the same reason) and as much as I love a fly fat girl, I don’t want to see only fat girls and or “fat girl” style either.
I wanted a place where the looks were elevated, the photos were cool and the style made me want to scroll and scroll…and scroll. I want to see ALL kinds of women in one chic as hell place! Above are a few that I love love love from this week. Maybe a weekly recap here is a good thing, eh?
I wasn’t going to get too deep into this but, it really bothers me and I want to better understand why we as women do this. On the @andigetdressed account because I do feature ALL kinds of women, I do notice who “likes” what. Many times some the plus size followers will only engage on the photos of plus women, the straight size followers only engage on photos of thin women. I just shared this on instagram and someone called out only the plus women in the photos for a “yaaaas”. Can’t we appreciate style beyond the body in the clothes? If someone is thin and looks amazing, what’s wrong with liking the photo? If someone is fat and their outfit is great and she looks amazing, why not say so? End rant.