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Many of us hate our love handles, viewing the extra layers of cushion as a flaw. We try to cram our rolls into shapewear in order to get a smoother silhouette, only to end up in immense pain from our Spanx at the end of the night. But instead of encouraging women to cover up, one Brazilian designer is encouraging people to embrace their rolls by creating clothes to specifically highlight how beautiful they are.

Karoline Vitto debuted her collection at the Royal College of Art's "All At Once"graduate show. Her line consists of dresses, jumpsuits, and tops with cutouts revealing back, tummy, and boob fat in a fashionable way. To create her clothes, Vitto used materials that are normally used to suck the body in, instead using them to make the body spill out. "I have never seen back rolls being appreciated as much as cleavage, for example. So I wanted to propose finding beauty in what we tend to see as 'flaws,'" Vitto told Bustle.


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Church is a house of worship, not a house of fashion.You should be able to go to church to get in touch with your spirituality without getting shamed for your fashion choices. But that wasn't the case for a young woman named Jenna, who was recently given a hard time for wearing jean shorts to church. A woman followed Jenna into the bathroom and proceeded to call her "too fat" to wear her outfit of choice.

Jenna posted the video of the incident on Twitter. "This women followed me into the bathroom and attacked me calling me fat and that I couldn't wear jean shorts because I was too fat," wrote Jenna. Jenna said she filmed the video so that she could show her paster what had happened to her.


Jenna said she was reluctant to come back to her church because of the scolding she received. "I'm honestly shocked and upset that this happened at church," Jenna wrote in a follow up post on Twitter. "I should feel accepted and loved and now I don't want to go back to that church."

Jenna also posted a photo of the outfit she was wearing, which is honestly not that bad.


"I just want to say that I know I am not perfect!!! But I would never attack someone and tear someone down like what she did to me….," Jenna Tweeted.

The pastor sent out a letter to the church as a result of the shorts shaming, which Jenna also posted on Twitter. "We are shocked and saddened by this act. The Church is supposed to be a place of safety, love, and acceptance," the letter says. "We are currently working to assure that nothing like this will happen again."


The woman has been appropriately disciplined for her inappropriate behavior. Before she gave Jenna a hard time over her ensemble, the woman had been a leader in the church. That has now changed. "My pastor said that she will never be able to be on any sort of committee/any leadership role in our church ever again," Jenna said.

Many people came to Jenna's defense on Twitter, including Jameela Jamil.





God more than likely doesn't have strong opinions on who should and shouldn't wear denim. The Bible doesn't say, "Thou shalt not wear jean shorts unless thou art a size 4."

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Bikini season is upon us, and Mindy Kaling has something to say about it.

The actress, comedian, writer, and recent mother shared a post on Instagram, promoting body positivity and embracing everyone's 'right' to wear a bikini. The post showed two photos of Kaling absolutely slaying in a two-piece bikini, as well as a video in which she shared a story about how she came to realize that anyone should have the confidence to wear bikinis if they want.

The caption reads: "IDK who needs to hear this but…," she wrote. "WEAR A BIKINI IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A BIKINI. You don't have to be a size 0."

The accompanying video is of of Kaling talking about her experience in Hawaii, where she was inspired by the women of all body types who wore bikinis.

She says:

"My very best friend in the world, Jocelyn, is from Hawaii, and I would go and visit her when I was in college, and what I was struck about Hawaii is that everybody wears bikinis," she recounted. "It does not matter what your body type is. You rock a bikini cause you're in Hawaii. And there's so much body positivity there that I, who was always really shy about my body, would wear bikinis."


Kaling adds that she prefers high-waisted bottom bikinis, as they are more flattering for her figure, and encourages her followers to share their bikini pics with her.

Naturally, people were inspired by this uplifting message.




You heard her, bikini season is for everyone! See you at the pool.

This article originally appeared on SomeeCards. You can read it here.

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Warning: Some images in this article show partial nudity and may be NSFW.

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