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Exclusive: Bold and curvy – Murugi Munyi on why she loves bodycon dresses

Curvy Kenyan content creator, Murugi Munyi, stands as a shining example of a plus-size woman challenging societal norms and proudly flaunting her curves in tight, figure-hugging outfits. 

Murugi, a mother of three and a loving wife, boldly defies the conventional notions that have long dictated what constitutes “appropriate” attire for larger bodies.

Her declaration, “Bodycon dresses are my favorite fit, it’s the one fashion item I can never lack. I love the way they accentuate my figure and I embrace the way I look,” resonates as a testament to the struggles and triumphs of plus-size women navigating a world often blinded by narrow beauty ideals.

For far too long, society’s skewed perceptions have relegated plus-size women to the margins of fashion, dictating that only certain body types are suitable for certain styles.

Bodycon dresses, with their form-fitting silhouettes, have been deemed a no-go zone for big bodies, perpetuating the idea that confidence and self-expression should be reserved for those who fit the mold. 

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However, as the body positivity movement gains momentum, women like Murugi are dismantling these stereotypes one stylish ensemble at a time. By unapologetically embracing bodycon dresses, she is sending a powerful message – that beauty transcends size and that every individual deserves to feel comfortable and empowered in their own skin.

“I love my figure, I love my shape, I love wearing clothes that emphasize my silhouette. I think like half my wardrobe is filled with bodycon dresses. If you’re plus size and you wear loose clothes then they just make you look even bigger,” Murugi said.

Kenyan content creator Murugi Munyi and her husband Zach. PHOTOS | COURTESY

Murugi’s journey is not just about fashion; it’s about reclaiming self-worth and rewriting the narrative of self-love. The struggles faced by plus-size women when wearing tight and figure-hugging outfits are often hidden beneath layers of self-doubt and societal pressure. 

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The fear of judgment, the internalized shame, and the relentless comparison to narrow beauty standards can take a toll on one’s self-esteem. Yet, the journey of embracing one’s body is a transformative process that fosters resilience.

When Murugi says, “I love the way they accentuate my figure and I embrace the way I look,” she is not just talking about clothing; she is embracing her identity and inspiring countless others to do the same.

The impact of Murugi’s defiance reaches far beyond fashion; it’s about challenging a system that discriminates based on size. By stepping into bodycon dresses with pride, she is paving the way for a more inclusive and accepting society. 

When a plus-size woman can confidently rock an outfit that society deems “inappropriate,” it challenges the norms and biases that have long held sway. Murugi’s courage becomes a catalyst for change, fostering conversations around body diversity and dismantling the toxic belief that only certain bodies deserve celebration.

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