I actually disagree with most of your comments. I think many are flawed in the reasoning behind them, due to own personal experiences, biases, gender differences. I think the majority of tennage/early adult Girls(of the WERSTERN CAPITALIST Societies) don't wear what they like regardless of what other people think, girls often wear what they think other girls want them to wear. Another way of thinking is that girls have two options. THey can actively be influenced in their choice of clothing, eg I want wear this because X wears this, or they can say I want to wear this because I want to wear this. But the fact is that what we want to wear even if we think we have chosen it on our own initative is influenced by society. Thus we do not have the ability to wear what we want as we are social beings. WE are influenced but not determined by the social structures around us. Thus in theory we could wear something not from the other two options(1. Active socialisation, Passive socialisation) But this is not an argument that is made when one says I wear what I want to wear regardless of other people. If you made this argument then you have not grasped the main concepts of socialisation and sociology of consumption. Its social. It's exactly like girls who want to lose weight, they dont want to lose weight because guys are telling them they are fat(guys are not telling them this on a level that is equal to girls), they want to lose weight primarily beacuse of what other girls say. Girls are often each others enemy, saying the most hurtful and cruelist things possible to each other in a way to make them feel better in a society that has placed so many pressures on them. Please I have nothing against girls or otherwise. Just I think most people who have commented on overweight girls wearing belly tops have praised these girls for their confidence. It also a belief in pyschology that some girls who appear to be happy with their weight(usually very overweight) who have an extrovert personality that many would descripe as BUBBEY and SUPER FUNLOVING are often the most self conscious about their weight( this can be seen in most discourse analysis.......'I dont care about my weight' 'I like the way I am' I dont care what other people say about me'. The fact is we do, our level of self confidence determines how we deal with these issues. If we are happy in ourselves and have a healthy relationship with ourselves then we will acknowledge it in a way that is not defensive. If we do not trust ourselves then we can act in a number of ways, change ourselves to suit the group, rebell, become defensive outright or more sutlely by claiming not to care what other people think. The fact you say you dont care incidates that you do care alot. Those that are interested in what other people think but are not determined by it usually do not disclaim to the world this fact of not caring waht other people think.
I guess what I am saying is that most girls are socialised to such an extent that they would not be able to wear what they want regardless of either they are slim, average, fat etc. They ahve been socialised by society and most importantly by friends and their peers.
It is also a vicious cirlce. Overweight girls wear what they see their role models( slim girls) wearing. Then when they do, they are often subjected to ridicule by their peers(mostly girls) and this effects their confidence, in turn they wear even more revealing clothes to feel sexy. In other cases its a type of rerbellion and this is a form of what other people think. As you would not be able to rebell if you did not care what other people think. Its all very complex and it does not help that people think in the most irrational ways possible.
Anyways back to the topic. We are all human, we like take pleasure in looking at nice things(well I hope we do), it is not nice to see fat overflowing from anyone (unless you have a fetish for that). However that does not mean that overweight girls should not wear tight tops and minis. What it does mean is that these girls should WEAR clothes that fit them, in this case the fat would not be overflowing over the waist band. The fundamental rule in Haute Conture is to design a garment that fits the person who is intented to wesr it. It flatters the body, and is comfortable to wear once you remove some of the threatrical items that Haute Conture produces for the catwalks.
This word of advice works for everyone. I was in college last week, and there was this girl I say she was a size 10, and her body was very very toned, but her jeans where too tight.She had fat hanging out. and she didnt have any aft on her. Her jeans eat into her tiny flesh. If she wore jeans that fit this would not have happenened.
Anyways I am open to other peoples comments.