#WeWearWhatWeWant Photos Prove Plus Size Fashion Rules Are Made To Be Broken

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27/07/2016 14:05 BST | Updated 27/07/2016 14:06 BST

Women are sharing photos of themselves wearing clothes they’ve ben told aren’t ‘suitable’ for their body type with the hashtag #WeWearWhatWeWant.

Whether it’s a crop top, denim shorts or a bikini. These ladies are proving that when it comes to fashion, the “rules” are made to be broken.

The trend was started on 23 July, by Simone Mariposa, a 23-year-old plus size model from LA, US.

Mariposa had been inspired by a story she heard from friend Vintage Honey, who had witnessed a woman openly smirking at a plus size woman who was wearing a summer dress

In response Mariposa tweeted: “Every plus size girl has had to bear the terrible brunt of being judged/policed for what we wear and how we wear it.

“Showing skin isn’t exclusive to smaller girls. It’s okay for a plus size women to let her body breathe in her clothing.”

And so #WeWearWhatWeWant was born.

The hashtag took off almost immediately.


 Mariposa told Buzzfeed she hopes the hashtag sparks a wider conservation.

“There are countless people out there who still lack that self-love to break their own mental chains of low self-esteem, and women like us can possible help to change that. We can lead by example.”

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