Shopping can be a real pain (yes even for a girl!) if you are the size dreaded by most women. So you make a face and think, "What is the big deal? There are plenty stores that offer you XL size and its anyway the way you carry it that matters". Attitude my foot! Only when you feel comfortable ,with what you are wearing, you feel confident. And what if you never get what you think you will be comfortable in?
For all those who think M and L are the ultimate big sizes, welcome to the world of an XL girl. Some brands even give the same size in XXL ( Talk about boosting the morale). You call yourself fat and make a cry about that M size that isn't fitting you, while you inwardly grin at the XL girl and think "Atleast I m not that fat".
There are only a handful of outfits which I have bought out of choice. The others are usually to fill in for what I actually wanted to buy. Say for example, I eye that beautiful kurti in the showroom and I think twice before asking for it ( most of the time, they are too small) and when I try it out, my assets are crying for space! There comes the sympathetic, enthusiastic salesman and says, " Madam ye try kar lijiye, ye aapka perfect size hai". While your heart is still grieving, you try on the next thing after another until finally something fits well without making you look like you are carrying a baby in your pouch. After all the hardwork, do you really think we have a choice but to buy the one that atleast fit well! Who the hell thought that fat girls had no choice?? And I m going to kill the person who thought fat girls prefer pale colors. I do not understand why .in the name of God, are the worst designs in XL size??
Just because I m well endowed I have to make do with white and skin colored bras?? True story from today. I do not get colored bras ever and when I do, they have fitting from hell.
The real tragedy of shopping XL is JEANS. Almost every chunk of flesh has the potential to create a problem. Unless you want to end up like potatoes stuffed in jutebag, you ought to try every jeans for its fitting. I once tried a jeans from a brand and purchased another one of the same brand, same size. I was told that same brand, same size means same fitting. Only when I tried it a week later did I realise that it did NOT fit well and by then the time limit for exchange had exceeded. Lessons learnt- Since that day I try my pair before purchasing and cross check again after coming home. The easier option is to switch to leggings or the new breed called Jeggings ( Jeans + Leggings).
If you have ever crossed the life defining 60 kgs you will relate with this. And those on the left side of the scale, stop calling yourselves fat. IT makes us wonder what we are :( :(
You are given surmons on how you should live and what you should do to become thin. You plate is eyed with much interest as to see how much you eat. I.SERIOUSLY.HATE.IT. You are supposed to be immune to the jokes cracked about your weight and if you make a hue over it you are tagged as "over-reacting types".
Adding oil,petrol, ether ( I m just showing off my chemistry knowledge of inflammable stuff :P ) to your already burning fire in the belly, are some over blessed friends who never seem to put on weight. No matter what trash they eat!
Living XL is not fun. Except when you have small, cute feet. You can slip them into any footwear :D Your joys of shopping are fulfilled there. I m envied for having such a foot by the big footed ones :D
Size matters to me. For me, bada hai toh behtar hai :P
I prefer bigger text while reading. Small text can easily make me sleepy.
I like having a bigger bed to sleep in. Alone.
I like my books to be fatter. Nahi nahi not the padhai likhai wala book.
And the list goes on..
I know its very easy to say that beauty lies in what is inside a person. But frankly, how many of you check out that fat guy or the plump girl ?