This may sound silly, but a fashion moment that I look back and think about often, unfortunately with regret, is prom. Not for the same reasons many people look back on that coming-of-age night and cringe with the styles of the time, but because of how I felt about myself at the time, and the way that my insecurities about my size made me shy away from dressing how I truly wanted.
That being said, it wasn’t entirely my fault, as when it came to picking out my prom dress it was essentially A or B; that was all that was available in my size back then. As my straight sized friends had stores and stores to shop in and dressing rooms bursting with options, I only could sit and encourage them in their efforts, as I sulked about how I wasn’t going to look the way I had imagined as a little girl on my prom night.
As hard as I try, to separate how I feel about myself and what I have available to me to wear, it is intrinsically linked in my memory, because all I remember feeling was that my value was only worth 2 stores. Which is why I am so very happy that things have begun to change.
All I would have wanted as that 17 year old girl was to go to the same store as all my friends, and us giggle our way through picking out dresses and fashion shows through the fitting rooms. I am so grateful that Laura exists for all the size 14 and up girls today shopping with their friends for that special night. I love how Laura carries not only plus, but straight sizes, petite and even plus petites; their selection is designed to truly fit women of every shape.
The selection of prom dresses at Laura has everyone’s taste covered; from girly to glam! Every girl deserves to feel special on prom night. Loving yourself no matter your size is your first step, and the next one is the dress!
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