I wanted to wear clothing that expressed who I was as an artist and also minimized those “problem areas” that had seemingly appeared out of nowhere.
Over the years, our design team at Art of Cloth has learned to address these particular issues that we sometimes don't like to talk about with our flattering silhouettes.
More importantly, we learned that calling these areas "problems" - and not talking about them - is not the way we want to approach our relationships with our bodies and how we clothe them.
What I’ve noticed in 15 years of dressing women, though, is that we are never happy with the body that we have.
We are too fat, too thin, too busty, too flat, too this or too that. We have "muffin top", "back fat", "gizzard arms", and "saddlebags". The list goes on and on.
But we decided we don't want to live that way. So all of here at Art of Cloth got together and made a new list...
This bunch of girls in a warehouse has made it our mission to design clothes with the aim of celebrating your beauty, not avoiding your body!
Now, the rest is up to you!You need to LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH! (Your body, that is.) Here’s how we think it's done:
1. Channel energy into positive things. Your relationships, your passions, and what’s meaningful to you. Life is too short to be wasting energy on what you think is wrong with you.
2. Celebrate your own kind of beautiful! Beauty comes in all different packages. Our culture and the media try to tell us what beauty is, but don’t fall victim to that.
3. Be healthy. If you feel good, that’s what really matters.
4. Cultivate confidence. It’s an inside job. Let your beauty shine from within.
5. Have fun! Life is meant to be lived and your body is your vehicle on this journey. Enjoy it. Honor it. Appreciate it.
We are proud and happy that our concept of artistic, flattering clothing for women of all shapes and sizes has taken off and been so well received, but more importantly we want you to love and embrace the ideas behind it.
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to take some Time to Talk about how to actually do these five things above.
We all know that we are supposed to love our bodies and embrace our differences... but how do we do that if/when we don't always feel the love?
We invite you to begin living this list with us here at the studio, because we're on this journey together.
Can you do me a favor?
Will you shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org? Just take one of those five items above and tell me how you try to accomplish it in specific ideas or actions? I'd love to hear how you do the above.
(And if you don't do any of them, maybe share which one you think is the hardest to tackle? Or what you do to handle these issues?)
Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks again,
CEO, Art of Cloth