Women, no matter what size, are judged. By society, the media, men, and most harshly (I feel) by other women. So much judgement is going on, that many women (of all shapes and sizes) prefer to be plain in the hope of being invisible.
When I saw the below quote, it certainly rang true. If you’ve had a period of invisibility, don’t ever forget those who stood, or are standing by you. They are the people who love you no matter what. They are the people who matter.