A plus-size blogger, who predominantly writes about fashion, was body shamed for wearing the same dress as Meghan Markle. But she had the perfect come-back.
Katie Sturino runs the blog, The 12ish Style, on which she spotlights the sensualness of plus-sized clothing and aims to show that bigger fashion shouldn’t be exclusive to clothes that hide the body.
To prove her point, Sturino introduced her “Super Size The Look” series, in which she re-creates celebrity looks for plus-sized women.
Sturino shared on her Instagram page that her series “is never about who wore it better…it’s about empowering women of all sizes to wear what inspires them.”
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Since launching her series, she has ‘super-sized’ many celebs, including Kate Middleton, Princess Di and Katie Holmes.
Sturino has recently recreated a couple of fashion highlights from Meghan Markles’ tour in South Africa. We think she looks absolutely stunning.
However, where there are lovers, there are inevitably haters and Sturino received many negative comments on the photos she shared.
The brutal comments included:
“She looks like she ate Meghan Markle…and stole her dress”
“Body Positivity is alot easier when you don’t look like a cow”
“put a yellow raincoat on her plus red earings and she would look like the back of a bus”
“Plus Sized Model TRANSLATION: Fat, unemployed wannabee”
There’s Still Work To Be Done!
Sturino has shared the comments to spotlight the kind of abuse that plus-sized women get.
“Every time I think we have made so much progress about our bodies and the way we talk about women, something pops up to remind me our work is not done!!!” Sturino commented on her post.
“The comments are brutal…they do not hurt my feelings, but they are scary! It’s scary that a woman who is almost the average size in this country would be regarded with such shock! Also, they don’t stop at my body, they are equal opportunity women haters who take shots at MM as well! Can’t be thin. Can’t be fat. Maybe STFU ABOUT WOMENS BODIES!!!!!” she ranted.
Sturino emphasised that she wasn’t going to let these haters get her down.
“All this to say, please keep spreading positivity. Please keep shining bright. Please don’t engage with the crazies in the comments. PLEASE DO LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR AND TELL HER THAT YOU LOVE HER!!!!!! (I just did)”
“There is a war on women’s bodies in the media and beyond and we are making headway but this sh*t reminds me to stay bright and keep going. Nobody deserves to be spoken to like this, on or offline. We have work to do!!!!”
With so many women feeling embarrassed about their bigger bodies, it’s refreshing to see someone like Sturino celebrate plus-size fashion.
What do you think of this blogger’s quest to re-invent plus size clothing? Tell us in the comments below.