We hope you are enjoying our "Love Yourself" Valentine's Day Campaign as much as we are! We've noticed that the process of writing, editing and publishing these posts and newsletters has brightened OUR days and served as gentle reminders to be kind to ourselves and to others.
The campaign really started last year...
Gaelira Gwaelon is a Gothic go-getter: she’s an ambitious model, singer, writer, artist, and creator of community and culture. Her interview reveals a fun and funny personality that perfectly complements her dark mysterious beauty!
...Unlike many people, I don't like to set resolutions, because I have NEVER been able to keep them.
... Instead, I set an INTENTION for the year ahead. Setting intentions are like creating road maps towards the destinations where you want to go. Intentions help me dream big and stay focused at the same time. A few years ago, I set the intention to love myself more every day...
This blogpost contains our very first Press Release, which talks about our mission and reveals our environmental "moon shot" to shift 90% of our production to eco-sustainable fabrics by 2025!
This guest post was written by the super-rad Jes Baker of themilitantbaker.com. In her blog, she preaches the importance of body autonomy, self-love, mental health, strong coffee, and even stronger language.
HALLOWEEN IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING, GUYS!
...This year? I TRIED BEETLEJUICE (Betelgeuse if you must)! Aka the gem of a character that was played by Michael Keaton two years after I was born... but that doesn’t stop me from using an entire can of green hair coloring.
I'm Natty C: Self Love Warrior. "To thine own self, be love" is how I try to live every moment of every day. It hasn't always been this way. Like most people, my teenage years were rough... I spent a lot of time feeling like I wasn't good enough and that I was different than everybody else. Much of my self loathing came from being really overweight while being surrounded by extremely thin girls at the performing arts high school I attended. Going shopping was a horrid, tear-filled experience because I could never fit into any of the stores my friends were going to. Wet Seal? Teeny clothes. Contempo Casual? Nope. 5,7,9? I needed 18, 20, 22.
Almost all of my stories, in one way or another, originated as dreams. My dreams are very detailed and vivid, there’s little difference between them and the waking world, except for some of the fantastical elements...
I feel most comfortable when who I am on the inside is reflected — in some way — on the outside, and who I am on the inside is full of ideas, and characters and entire worlds and galaxies that span centuries into the past and eons into the future...
Ever let a hashtag send you on a body shame spiral?
I almost did.
A while back, I took a picture of my fat cat looking particularly lumpy. I posted it on Instagram with some cheeky caption that wasn’t clever enough for me to remember now, along with the hashtags #fatcat and #lovehandles. Since I've already perused the #fatcat hashtag at length (natch), I clicked through to #lovehandles.
The result in three words: don't do that...
There are two kinds of people in this world. One who, as the middle of February nears, dons their sweetheart-print pajamas and nestles all snug in their beds, with visions of heart-eyed anime characters dancing adorably in their heads...
...fighting for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, and people of color - how could I believe these things and still body shame myself? How could I hypocritically disclude myself - and by proxy, my fellow curvy women - from my fight? That's when it really sunk in: the act of self love is the ultimate form of rebellion. And that self love directly involves our bodies.
Relax. Don't worry. If you don’t like the way it fits, you can return it… no questions asked. It’s important to us that you LOVE the way Dare Fashion makes you feel about yourself!
Among the images for each product listing is a style-specific size chart. For our tops and dresses, you can get your Dare size with ONLY ONE measurement of your bust!
Please use the size charts as a guideline. Our fashion is made to these specifications, but due to variations in the stretchiness of the fabric and how it is sewn, there may be some slight deviations from this chart. But please rest assured, all of our styles are designed to fit a range of body types, with features such as stretch fabrics, corset lace-ups, and spaghetti ties in the back to customize the fit.
And did we mention... if it doesn’t fit, you can return it, no questions asked! So buy with confidence. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us - we're here to help!