Stop Sun Shaming

Vix xxx

  1. Alice

    May 26th, 2017 at 21:28

    Love this post! I’m one of those strange beings who dislike hot weather so I’ll be hiding in a cave until it gets cold again, thank you.

  2. Michelle

    May 27th, 2017 at 06:40

    I also loathe summer even though I was born in July. I hate the heat, beaches, sweating (and I sweat a lot), kids not in school, not wearing layers its just an unenjoyable season for me. If you need me I will be in my room counting down the days til autumn. ♥

  3. Sarah

    May 27th, 2017 at 12:45

    Oh, my god. THIS.

    I have ultra-pale skin that burns within five minutes of being in direct sunlight and will not tan, and I have huge thighs that I never want to put on show or subject to chub rub from wearing a skirt or shorts sans leggings.

    I really don’t enjoy summer because it involves me feeling perpetually uncomfortable; either physically because I’m too hot, too sticky or chafing, or mentally because I’m self-conscious about what I’m wearing (either tights in hot weather or deigning to have bare legs larger than a size 12), how “gross” my legs look, how pale my skin is, and how often people feel the need to say, “But you’re Australian!”

    Ugh. Summer.

  4. Rosie

    May 27th, 2017 at 16:41

    Excellent post. I’m not averse to a sunny day but I do have to hide underneath a parasol thanks to my super-burny pale skin and I really can’t get behind summer clothes – anything floral, pastel or flowing turns me off . I do relish the day, usually in September, when I can gladly encase my legs in some opaque black tights again.

  5. Lii

    May 27th, 2017 at 18:46

    I do love the sun and like to think that I love going out when it is sunny, but I am not sure if I like it because I should like it or do I really like it. On many occasions when I go out into the sun I feel stifled if it is too hot and I get headaches from heat, so I don’t like to spend too many hours in the sun. Whereas if I stay home all day in the cool air I might look outside and think how nice it is there, feel a bit shame that I am not there, but still sit quite happily inside. I enjoy the sun, not necessarily the heat, and most of the time I don’t know what to wear when it is really warm which makes me very uncomfortable. I don’t actually understand the reason people are sun shaming, as heatwaves are so rare in the UK people are not used to them and many cannot handle such heat. I applaud that you are speaking out about this. Quite frankly, people should care more about just their own business!

  6. Letizia Mazza

    May 29th, 2017 at 09:22

    Can we get an AMEN for this post?
    I swear this really spoke to my soul. How much I DO NOT enjoy summer is unspeakable. In italy it gets SO effing hot, I’m actually scared I could melt any other moment. And all of my friends are going out and they’re like “come on, it’s summer, let’s go for a walk” a walk, A FUCKING WALK? with this weather? with 45°? are you kidding me or something? But then, you know, the FOMO sinks in and I find myself sweating my body weight in tiny drops on my forhead and in my hair and all over my nice chlotes. I GET SO GROSS. And I just wish I stayed home. Nice. Why would someone not love summer?

    BTW I love love love love your blog, I’ve been silently following you since forever and you really are amazing.
    Love you lot!

  7. Lauren

    May 30th, 2017 at 20:38

    Yes!! All my life I’ve heard “are you not a bit hot in that?” because I can’t bring myself to get my arms out.

  8. Rebecca Claire

    June 1st, 2017 at 12:34

    “Some people have a mental illness that doesn’t just switch off because Tesco have started selling barbecue food on 3 for 2.”

  9. Ellis Woolley

    June 2nd, 2017 at 09:14

    Best post ever! I hate the heat so much and every year I try a bit harder to embrace it but I won’t ever be one of those people who lounges in the sun all day. I burn terribly and get sun stroke so quickly too 🙁 I’ve been challenging myself to wear shorts this year but apart from that, everything is as I’ve always been and people need to read posts like this to help them understand we’re not all sun bathers! People are so quick to say ‘aren’t you hot in that?’ well yeah if I felt comfortable don’t you think I’d whip it off?! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Ellis x //

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