Dee was born and raised in kalamazoo, MI. She is 41 years old and has dealt with low self-esteem issues the majority of her life. She says it mostly stemmed from body image issues she’s had sense the age of 12. Since she had curves before her pre-teen years, she always felt awkward and dealt with that by covering herself up with baggie clothes so know one could see her curves. Over the years she learned that self acceptance is the key to a healthier you, no matter what shape or size. It’s important to love yourself and that doesn’t mean you’re being conceited or full of yourself.
Three Questions With Dawanda
1. Describe your personal style?
I would describe my personal style as Chic N Sassy, meaning my outfits can be plain during business hours,but add some lipstick/lipgloss to the lips, accessories and heels to your outfit and I can be sassy with the same outfit on during the evening.
2. What’s the one item of clothing you can’t live without?
I cant live without Skinny Jeans, they make my legs look slimmer and shows my curves very well. I feel sexy in the right pair.
3. What’s the one piece of fashion advice you’d give to other curvy women?
Experimenting is the key to finding your true style, dont be afraid to be a little risque with colors, choose clothing that accents your curves.
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