Style Confidential: Perfect Fit

Since I became a mommy, my clothing size has been woefully inconsistent. I initially lost most of the weight, only to swell again and then continued this pattern until very recently--alternating between what is probably a quite ridiculous range of clothing sizes. Despite the malleable nature of most of my body, there is one area that never changes and almost always finds the perfect fit: my feet.

I have always had a particular affinity for shoes. While the type of preferred shoe has changed as I have changed, the sweetness of finding the perfect pair has not lessened: When I was in high school, it was all about loafers, heeled buck-style shoes and anything with a chunky heel; college (and a job at Foot Locker) brought on the sneaker crush--and I can fit boys sizes so they came cheaper!; post-college/adulthood has seen the craze for high heels and stilettos soar to new heights. I cannot tell you whether my love of shoes was derived from their always fitting so well, but I'm sure it didn't hurt.

There is a certain level of confidence that comes with knowing your body and what will fit it well. It can take a good deal of trial and error to find a dress that suits my body or to pour myself into a great pair of jeans. So there is nothing quite like that Cinderella moment with a shoe: I glance at it and smile, caress the material, arch my foot into a graceful curve as I slip into the shoe...and sigh with contentment when it fits perfectly. Perhaps this sounds odd, but it really is that ceremonious for me; it's the little things, you know?


  1. Love this article.
    So true


  2. As a fellow mother I completely sympathize. I've gotten back to my original weight since having my baby in June but going from a buck o' 5 to 125 (which isn't heavy but having a 8 pound belly altered my wardrobe a lot as you can imagine) is very emotional. And I was smittened when I found something that was fitting & flattering & comfortable. I was always commended on my stylish effort while I was carrying (there are a lot of pregnant people who just don't even care about apperance while they're carrying but I wasn't one of them). So yes. I kind of understand!

  3. Thanks Ree!

    Ayanna Michelle, no matter the size, when a woman's body changes, it is an emotional experience! Kudos to you for getting back to a comfortable weight (and sharing it--go you!) as well as staying true to what you feel great in.


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