As I have mentioned previously, once a month I write a guest post on Fashion Worked. Fashion Worked is a fantastic fashion and opinion site which aims to be inclusive and promote a better body image for all. As such, they kindly asked me to be their “Plus Perspective” guest blogger once a month.
For my next post with them I wanted to do an open question and answer session. What I have noticed since starting fashion blogging myself is that there always seem to be questions when it comes to plus size fashion bloggers. Whether it be about the fashion we choose, confidence levels, or the body image that we have of ourselves. I know that I was mystified to see confident, happy in front of the camera women when I first started myself, until I grew into one.
For example I was once participating in the weekly #psbloggerschat when I saw someone ask why it was that plus size bloggers felt the need to hold their own separate chat, aside from the regular #fbloggers chat.
If I remember rightly a few different people answered her, my answer being that with only certain stores available to shop in, it made sense to have somewhere where you can pool your information to find the best fashion. Also for people just coming into fashion blogging or in need of a place to grow your confidence, it was a great resource to have.
The girl asking the question had never thought about it in those terms before and said as much, adding that it seemed to separate us apart when there was no need. If only everyone in the world thought this way!
It made me wonder, what other preconceptions/questions/wonderments do others have about plus size bloggers and their fashion blogs? Are there questions that people want to know but are afraid to ask? Is it really them and us or can fashion blogging move on to being totally inclusive?
I certainly don’t have all of the answers and my knowledge in this subject only relates as far as my own experiences, but I would be really interested to find out the views and questions of other fashion bloggers and readers.
So, whether you are a blogger yourself or a reader of fashion blogs, if you have a question can you send it in the below ways. If you know someone who may be interested in this, I would be grateful if you could share the post.
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This may be an interesting experiment! The Q&A post will be up on the FashionWorked in early February.