Collegiettes™, wearing a size small does NOT make you a size small! Many people think the size that you wear dictates your actual size; however, this is nowhere near the case. My mom always told me (in fact, she still tells me) that it’s not the number on the scale but how you feel that matters. This is true for the number on your jeans tag as well.
The fact of the matter is: Squeezing into a size small when you are a medium makes you look bigger than you are! You can create a muffin-top that does not exist by wearing pants that are too small. On the other hand, you can avoid having a muffin-top by wearing pants that actually fit and skim your waist-line. You will look smaller and more in shape by wearing clothes that truly fit and flatter your figure.
You should not be embarrassed of your size. Your size does not say what you look and feel like. Only you need to know your size, it is not broadcasted to the world. The size of your shirt is written in a miniature font on a tag on the inside of your shirt! Keep in mind other factors, such as height and build, that determine your size. For example, I am incredibly short, yet have some larger assets. Due to my build, I often have to get a bigger size bottom in order for them to fit over my assets and wear a belt to keep them up! Learn to work with what you have. When you do this, you will enhance the areas you are proud of and improve the areas you are not as fond of (maybe to the point of actually liking them). Once you master this, you will gradually learn to appreciate your body the way it is. Regardless of what the tag says, if you get clothes that fit, you will look and feel confident and beautiful. Size does not matter; it’s what’s under the clothes that counts! ;)
Edited by: Amy Coyle