Try to picture it: A mouth-watering slice of pizza, only instead of eating it, you’re dressing it in skirts, blouses, and jackets. Sounds pretty silly (and a waste of a good slice), no? But unfortunately, we tend to play dress up with our food a little more than you might think. And yes, it’s just as ridiculous when it comes to our bodies.
Enter: the “pizza,” or “inverted triangle,” body type. They’re told to steer clear of options like bulky jackets, tops that accentuate the shoulders, or tall heels in order to accentuate and create a more ‘flattering’ image. But, in case you missed it, when fashion says to hide, we say show it off.
Pearl Taylor does just that. Though the typical norms may not suggest it, that isn’t stopping her from embracing everything she’s got. And it shouldn’t stop you either. Think: showing off the belly, rocking bulky jackets, and strutting in platforms, if that’s your thing — with style, poise, and a whole lot of confidence. “If I had to tell the fashion industry one thing, I would have say ‘fashion smashion. It’s about passion,’ because I wear what I want,” says Pearl. So you do you: Embrace your body and express how you feel — it doesn’t get better than that.
About F*ck The Fashion Rules
For generations, society has dictated that our bodies resemble food and that we should dress according to our shape. These fashion rules determined our go-to styles, what is and isn’t flattering, and what we should and should not put on our bodies. But it’s about time all these rules were broken — and we start dressing how we please.
So, say goodbye to the body shape guidelines. Say goodbye to the clothing constraints and the garment restrictions. These individuals know a thing or two about wholly embracing themselves, head to toe. They’re breaking the mandate with everything from the outfits they throw together, to the aisles they shop in, and their confidence doing so. And it’s about time we all followed suit.