Objects in Mirror [TW: Dysphoria]
My medicine cabinet has three doors that split the mirror into three pieces. If I angle one of the doors and place my reflection square in the middle of the crack, my torso looks smaller. My ribcage doesn’t jut out as far. It’s a beautiful sight.
If I dress a certain way, I can make my hips feel wide. I wear long tops that go past my hips to my thighs. My thighs are huge, no doubt about it. They’re disproportionate to the rest of my body, and they stick out as far as my hips *should*. So when I wear long tops, the break in silhouette between hip and thigh is broken. That gorgeous width is connected to my hips. The effect is further enhanced if I wear a brightly colored long top and then layer a shorter black cardigan over it. The black cardigan narrows my waist and contrasts with the bright color of the shirt under it to expand my hips even more. Top it all off with the perfect pair of jeans, and in that moment I am ecstatic. I have literally jumped for joy while wearing these outfits. I become giddy like a little kid. It’s Christmas, and Santa brought me hips!