I hate my boobs. I'm 12 but I have been developing way
too fast. I can't wear half the clothes I like because my boobs won’t fit. My
mom says it's because of the fact that I am gaining so much weight and that
they might shrink if I lose weight. I'm 5-foot-3 and weigh 124 pounds. Am I
over-weight and if I lose weight will my boobs shrink?
Whoa, girl! It
sounds like your chest is causing you some major stress. But don’t freak – it is possible to be
happy with the body you’ve got and dress
it in a way that is fun and fashionable.
A weight-y issue
Let’s tackle this weight issue first. Before you do anything to lose weight,
it’s crucial you talk to your doc.
Especially when you’re still developing, it’s hard to say what the
“right” weight is, because every bod is different. What’s more, it’s really important for you to stay healthy
and get the nutrition you need while you’re still growing. Trying to lose weight, if not handled
carefully, can stand in the way of that.
Since your mom brought it up, ask her to help you schedule an
appointment with your doctor. He
or she can help determine what’s right for you.
Dare to NOT compare
I know it’s hard to do, especially when you’re not feeling
so confident about your own bod, but do not compare your body to others. It seems like we should be similar to
our fam, but that’s just not always the case. Everyone has a different physique and grows at a different
pace, so as long as your doc says everything is A-okay, remember that you are
your own “normal.” Be confident in
yourself and your own unique figure – you’re beautiful!
For now, pick a “confidence role model” – someone who rocks the bod
they’ve got (did you know Katy Perry used to be insecure about her, um, big
chest? She seems pretty
comfortable in her own skin now!).
Channel their confidence until you can feel it for yourself.
Shop to it!
Now, you deserve to have clothes that you like – ones that
make you feel good and flatter your body.
First, it’s especially important to have a good-fitting bra. If you’re not sure about yours, head to
a department or specialty store to get measured. Even if you don’t buy one there, the salesperson can tell ya
what size you need, and maybe give some suggestions on styles that would work
well for you.
Next, find a dress that you love! Don’t focus on fitting into a specific
size – buy clothes that fit the body you have, not the one you think you should
have. Find one that fits your chest, which
may mean you need to go a size up.
If you find a super-special dress that fits your chest but not your
waist, talk to your mom about taking it to a tailor. It can be a little pricey,
but it will be an investment to have a dress that works for your bod. Want
another tip straight from the fashion pages of GL? Look for looser-fitting shifts or sheath dresses,
and belt it at your waist to define your figure.
Shopping for styles that suit your body will make you
look great and feel ah-mazing!
Good luck, girl!
BY MARIE HANSEN ON 4/8/2011 10:00:00 AM
POSTED IN weight, body image, breasts, advice