Today was the day I shopped in your store
Starting with a browse of the entire shop floor
So many things catching my eye
All of which I’d like to buy
First things first, time to try things on
To my surprise, most of my sizes were gone
Usually a 12, tall with boobs and a bum
Depending on the store sometimes, 10 or a 14 in some
But today was different, today was strange
Has my body really been through such a big change?
Size 12 looked tiny so I picked up 14’s
I couldn’t even do them up, is it my gym routine?
Staring into the mirror, I stood dazed and confused
Am I bigger than I think? I am seriously not amused
Should I hand the clothes back and walk out upset?
Or dare I try the size 16 out yet?
Grace, drop your pride no one can see the label
But I’m just not sure if I’m willing and able
Screw it, I like the clothes I’m gonna try a size up
The perfect fit, I never thought as much
Dear H & M…
Thank you for allowing me to send this message
To help other women shop with courage
If I am what you consider a size 16
Then I’m proud to say it coz I feel sexy and lean
Whether your size chart is off or this really is me,
I’m at peace with both because I’m as happy as can be
So here’s a message to each and every lady
Don’t let numbers define you daily
Labels, scales, calories and weight
There’s more to life than what you just ate
Lets celebrate our bodies for all that we are
Every line, every curve, every bump, every scar
Dress for you and dress with pride
No more focusing on the size guide.