I know what you’re probably thinking: “Oh poor you living every woman’s dream!” Well, having an hourglass shape is not all that it’s cracked up to be and I’m going to on a rant about it because I feel like it today.
But first, a disclaimer. I’m not trying offend anyone or do any body shaming (especially against my own body type), I’m just going on a rant about why being an hourglass is not the picnic that everyone tends to think that it is.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s begin my rant against my figure!
1. Everyone thinks it’s a picnic
As I said in my intro, women covet this figure and act like only the one they have has things worthy of complaining about and the hourglass is one that will never have any problems! Yeah, that’s not true, there’s stuff worthy of complaining about with this one too.
2. Shopping is a nightmare
My measurements are 38in, 26, 38. And I have the worst luck find clothes that fit my whole body (unless I want to look like a tent).
3. Wearing stuff that does fit
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If you come upon the miracle of wearing something that does fit (ie the perfect pencil dress and belt to sinch at the waist) then you will feel this strange sense of confidence and self-cautiousness at the same time because...
4. The attention
You will get LOTS of attention wanted or unwanted whether it’s from horny men that can’t (or won’t) stop staring at you or trying to flirt with you. I’m a feminist so I hate it when guys make these sort of comments (actually, I don’t think that you necessarily have to be a feminist to hate this, but you know what I mean). So it’s like I’m a feminist born with a non-feminist body 😂😂😂.
5. Comments from other women
Don’t get me wrong here, I think it’s great that women do body positivity and compliment each other, but at the same time, it can be pretty awkward because they’re complimenting your body. Also, it kinda destroys the purpose since they’re complimenting the thing that you have that everyone seems to want.
6. No one cares about anything else
Obviously this is not true, but it really does feel that way sometimes and it makes me want to wear lose and shapeless clothes so that they pay more attention to me and less attention to my body.
6. Hi Boobs!
Depending on where I am in my cycle, I will be either a true hourglass or a top hourglass and my boobs are incredibly noticeable especially against my petite frame and it’s like everywhere you look, there they are! They were already big enough, they don’t need any extra help!
7. Looking older
I may have started to develop at the same time, but I sure didn’t at the same rate. I started when I was 10 and by the time I was started high school, I was skinny with a tiny little 23 inch waist, but already an F cup (I’m an I cup now with a 26 inch waist). I remember that I was often asked if I stuffed my bra and no one believed me when I said that I didn’t so that was fun. Also whenever guys hit on me or girls expressed envy about my mature figure. At least I got a taste of what my adult life would be like 😂😂😂
Thanks for reading my rant. I know that I complained a lot, but at the end of the day, I still enjoy having an hourglass figure. I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that it’s not really the best thing in the world that everyone seems to think. So, whatever your body shape, have a nice day beautiful! 😉