Sharing a series of photos in the dress, the actress confessed she knew there would be “commentary” the second she put it on, but “not a wink of me was nervous”.
“What’s been interesting to watch and witness is just how easy it is for men to totally destroy a woman’s body, publicly, proudly, for everyone to see,” she wrote.
“You even do it with your job titles and work emails in your bio.”
It’s true that many of the men attacking her on social media have their accounts linked to personal and professional information.
In fact, some left vicious hate comments from their business accounts and Florence was more than happy to call them out for it.
“It isn’t the first time and certainly won’t be the last time a woman will hear what’s wrong with her body by a crowd of strangers, what’s worrying is just how vulgar some of you men can be,” she wrote.
“Thankfully, I’ve come to terms with the intricacies of my body that make me, me. I’m happy with all of the ‘flaws’ that I couldn’t bear to look at when I was 14.”
She revealed that countless people sent her “aggressive” messages saying they were unhappy with the size of her breasts – but who the hell asked?
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Florence pointed out that she’s perfectly fine with the size of her chest and it’s absolutely no one else’s business, nor should there be such pandemonium when women choose to bare some skin.
“Why are you so scared of breasts? Small? Large? Left? Right? Only one? Maybe none? What. Is. So. Terrifying,” she said, echoing the ‘free the nipple’ movement.
Fortunately, Florence grew up surrounded by “strong, powerful, curvy women” who found power and joy in their bodies, not matter what they looked like, and encourages other women to do the same.
“It has always been my mission in this industry to say ‘f--k it and f--k that’ whenever anyone expects my body to morph into an opinion of what’s hot or sexually attractive,” she said
“I wore that dress because I know. If being loudly abusive towards women publicly in 2022 is so easy for you, then the answer is that it is you who doesn’t know.
“Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies. Respect all women. Respect humans. Life will get a whole lot easier, I promise.”
With sheer styles becoming one of the biggest trends of 2022, there’s no doubt in our minds more celebs will be freeing the nipple at upcoming events – and power to them!
As for the trolls who want to attack women for daring to bare some skin, it might be time to give Florence’s post another read… particularly the section about growing up.