Perfectly Average

Fashion and Beauty For The Rest of Us

Three perfectly average women in underwear, seen from behind

Karyn Rudance - Curly Hair Vancouver

By Karyn Rudance

When I hit 40, I gained 30 lbs, got glasses, and my curly hair went straight. Most women I talked to laughed it off casually as “welcome to your 40’s!”

 

So here I am now, middle aged, mid-sized, and no feature so notable that it’s worth a brag. Except I keep getting compliments on my “style,” or the way I carry myself. Women ask me “where did you get that outfit?”

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Slimming Doesn’t Mean Flattering

“Flattering” is not synonymous with “slimming.”  I’ll say it again: an outfit doesn’t need to make you look thinner in order to make you look good!

We all know the old marketing gimmick of encouraging woman to strive for “thin.”  But what if we started seeing our body’s size as just another feature.  Because let’s get real, if we tend toward the plus sizes, we take up some space.  Are we really making ourselves less visible by dressing to minimize our size?  And here’s another thing: isn’t that boring?

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Karyn Rudance - Curly Hair Vancouver

“Perfectly Average” by Karyn Rudance

When I hit 40, I gained 30 lbs, got glasses, and my curly hair went straight.  Most women I talked to laughed it off casually as “welcome to your 40’s!”

So here I am now, middle aged, mid-sized, and no feature so notable that it’s worth a brag.  Except I keep getting compliments on my “style,” or the way I carry myself.  Women ask me “where did you get that outfit?”

READ MORE

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