I recently wrote a blog post (Your Own Worst Enemy) for The Pole Dancing Shop about how I spent the last year letting myself get out of shape and I made a promise to stop screwing around and start taking pole dancing seriously. I was absolutely amazed and touched by the responses I received from other pole dancers in the same boat. Apparently I am not the only curvy girl busting out my moves on the pole. In fact, perhaps I am not unique in my size and abilities. Is it possible that I am your average pole dancer?
While I do still plan to get into better shape (and am still sticking with my work-out and eating plans), I want to celebrate the fact that pole dancers come in all shapes and sizes. I started a Facebook group called Pole Dancers Unite, which is an accountability group so we can all help each other lose weight and/or gain strength.
Regardless of how much weight I may lose, at six feet tall, I will still be a healthy-sized girl. I don't know about you but if I compare myself to the pole dancing pros, I look like Shrek. I'm at least a foot taller and probably 125 pounds heavier than most of them. However, now that I have learned there are plenty of tall and curvy girls out there on the pole, where do we get our pole dance clothes??
Did you know that Pole Skivvies carries sizes up to "Goddess?" I would MUCH rather be Goddess-sized than extra-large. You can pick up Pole Skivvies right here on The Pole Dancing Shop's website! I have tested both the Tail Spin Dance Shorts and the Gemini Pole Bra. Both fit me well and stay in place while I dance. When I asked Jennifer of Pole Skivvies why she was carrying sizes so large, she responded, who do you think is out there dancing?? I guess I already had my first hint that I wasn't alone!
Folter also offers their line in extra-large, including the Bad Bones Hot Shorts or Costa Nostra Hot Shorts (among others). I have not tested this brand, but plan to pick some up so that I can give a proper review soon. Other than my Pole Skivvies, I have also picked up pole dancing clothing from local dance stores, or even running shorts from Target. I am hoping, however, that these clothing stores will soon realize that the curvy girls need pole clothes too
I would love to know what brands my other pole sisters are loving. Let me know here in a comment!