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I'm A Curvy Girl And Here Are 34 Reasons Why I Absolutely Dread The Summer

Summer heat and my thighs are enemies.

1. The catcalling comes at an all-time high as soon as you show even an ankle, and somehow people will suggest that what you wore was the issue.2. On hot days, the last thing you want to do is wear a bra but you have to because a nip slip is almost a guarantee.3. But then you reconsider wearing a bra because if you have a nip slip, that's someone else's problem, not yours.4. And even though society says it's "progressive", seeing your nips in a t-shirt still freaks out some of your friends and family.5. So you make a final decision and opt for a strapless bra instead, but none give you the reassurance that you will not flash someone.6. And you live in mortal terror that at any given moment, your boob will fall out of your tank top.7. And even if they don't fall out, people will stare at your chest all summer and freak you TF out.8. Or you will feel like you've put dumbbells on your chest as you try to squeeze your girls into tops that are summer-ready but not ready for your body.
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1. The catcalling comes at an all-time high as soon as you show even an ankle, and somehow people will suggest that what you wore was the issue.

2. On hot days, the last thing you want to do is wear a bra but you have to because a nip slip is almost a guarantee.

3. But then you reconsider wearing a bra because if you have a nip slip, that's someone else's problem, not yours.

4. And even though society says it's "progressive", seeing your nips in a t-shirt still freaks out some of your friends and family.

5. So you make a final decision and opt for a strapless bra instead, but none give you the reassurance that you will not flash someone.

6. And you live in mortal terror that at any given moment, your boob will fall out of your tank top.

7. And even if they don't fall out, people will stare at your chest all summer and freak you TF out.

8. Or you will feel like you've put dumbbells on your chest as you try to squeeze your girls into tops that are summer-ready but not ready for your body.

9. You know that it will literally require everything within you to find a bathing suit that fits your boobs AND your butt.10. And that online shopping for a cute lil' bathing suit is out of the question because you WILL have to return something.11. And then you'll get frustrated because you don't understand why brands still don't understand that people can be a medium on top and a large on the bottom.12. Even when you finally find that perfect bathing suit, you'll still wonder whether everything'll stay in place once you're actually in the water.13. You know that you have to buy moderately long shorts because you know whatever length they are, they will undeniably be shorter on you.14. And all the cute shorts on sale will look like underwear on you.15. Or make you look like you're trying to be a part of a music video. Even though you're not totally opposed.16. Also you opt to go a size up ~just in case.~
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9. You know that it will literally require everything within you to find a bathing suit that fits your boobs AND your butt.

10. And that online shopping for a cute lil' bathing suit is out of the question because you WILL have to return something.

11. And then you'll get frustrated because you don't understand why brands still don't understand that people can be a medium on top and a large on the bottom.

12. Even when you finally find that perfect bathing suit, you'll still wonder whether everything'll stay in place once you're actually in the water.

13. You know that you have to buy moderately long shorts because you know whatever length they are, they will undeniably be shorter on you.

14. And all the cute shorts on sale will look like underwear on you.

15. Or make you look like you're trying to be a part of a music video. Even though you're not totally opposed.

16. Also you opt to go a size up ~just in case.~

17. You end up sticking with leggings because at least you know those will never betray you.18. So now you're going on dates and to important family functions in yoga pants because they're the only comfortable option.19. You know that wearing minidresses will be out of the question at the risk of you being covered in the front and not in the back.20. And all it takes is one fast-moving bicycle to zoom by to reveal your goodies to the world.21. So you're forced to bake your lower half in maxi dresses.22. You don't even wear sheer things because that means you'll have to wear undergarments, which means even MORE clothes.23. You have a daily battle with trying to take your clothes off at the end of the day. 24. Or having a mental breakdown with your best friend who always has to help pull you out of that dress that's now stuck to you.
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17. You end up sticking with leggings because at least you know those will never betray you.

18. So now you're going on dates and to important family functions in yoga pants because they're the only comfortable option.

19. You know that wearing minidresses will be out of the question at the risk of you being covered in the front and not in the back.

20. And all it takes is one fast-moving bicycle to zoom by to reveal your goodies to the world.

21. So you're forced to bake your lower half in maxi dresses.

22. You don't even wear sheer things because that means you'll have to wear undergarments, which means even MORE clothes.

23. You have a daily battle with trying to take your clothes off at the end of the day.

24. Or having a mental breakdown with your best friend who always has to help pull you out of that dress that's now stuck to you.

25. You know that deodorant isn't going to keep you sweat-free because you literally are about to sweat everywhere.26. And that your level of underboob sweat is going to get borderline uncomfortable for all parties involved.27. As is the sweat that gathers in all your nooks and crannies (I call them love handles).28. Or the awkward imprint your thigh sweat leaves on chairs when you stand up.29. Which may cover the entire chair because the thigh spread is REAL.30. You're always on the hunt for anti-chafing products because that thigh rub is no joke.31. Or when they destroy your jeans all-year round, but especially in the hot summer. 32. When you decide to just come to work in a smock because nothing in the summer looks ~work-appropriate~ on you.33. But if you wear jeans to work, you will literally feel like your thighs are on fire when you step outside.34. And finally, when you just thug it out because at the end of the day, you're still a baddie and that's all that matters, honey.
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25. You know that deodorant isn't going to keep you sweat-free because you literally are about to sweat everywhere.

26. And that your level of underboob sweat is going to get borderline uncomfortable for all parties involved.

27. As is the sweat that gathers in all your nooks and crannies (I call them love handles).

28. Or the awkward imprint your thigh sweat leaves on chairs when you stand up.

29. Which may cover the entire chair because the thigh spread is REAL.

30. You're always on the hunt for anti-chafing products because that thigh rub is no joke.

31. Or when they destroy your jeans all-year round, but especially in the hot summer.

32. When you decide to just come to work in a smock because nothing in the summer looks ~work-appropriate~ on you.

33. But if you wear jeans to work, you will literally feel like your thighs are on fire when you step outside.

34. And finally, when you just thug it out because at the end of the day, you're still a baddie and that's all that matters, honey.

What absolutely drives you up the wall during the summer? What are your summer struggles? Let me know down below!

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