Gem - 23 - Curvy - Queer - Part-time Pin-up girl
This is such a positive, thoughtful tumblr I wanted to be a part of it!
I’ve always questioned the way I look, especially in Summer: ’Can I ‘get away’ with this outfit? Are people staring at my cellulite in these shorts? Should I cover myself up more?’
I only realised recently that you’re allowed to wear what you want, when you want, how you want, and that’s whether you’re ‘skinny’ or ‘curvy’ or somewhere in between. This picture celebrates that. That and my English complexion!
Be healthy, be happy, be proud of yourself.
Tara Lynn for Nordstrom
38 inch bust, 34 inch waist, 46 inch hips
at Nordstrom (via Shopstyle)
(sorry about the bad quality)
Hey, my name’s Camila. I’m a 15 year old canadian with a little extra weight. All my life, I’ve been trying to cope with the fact that I’m not perfect and that my body is far from looking like those in the magazines. It’s a hard thing to accept, let alone embrace and I look up to all those young girls and women who can be who they are without caring about others’ opinion. I hope someday I and all those girls who fell the same way as me will be able to feel fully confident about our bodies, no matter how much we weigh or how our bodies look.
Height: about 5’10
Weight: about 200 lbs
Whitney Wells for Torrid
36DD bust, 31 inch waist, 43 inch hips
Textured V-Neck Dress at Torrid (via curveappeal affiliates)
I’ve gotten skinny once just because I thought it would make me feel better about myself and diminish all my insecurities, but no. You should accept your body through all its changes.. It’s SO IMPORTANT to love yourself!!! I am 5’1, don’t weigh myself ever… size 10 in pants :-)
Hey everyone! My name’s Janelba. I’m 24 years old, I’m 5’6 and weigh about 187 pounds. My measurements are approx 40-34-41, I believe.
I’ve always struggled with my weight but thankfully I’ve never really had body issues. I do have problem areas that I obsess over but as I’ve grown older I’ve learned to love my body and dress it well. I’ve learned to have confidence in myself no matter what.
I was bullied for half of my life and it’s taken me the rest of my life to come to terms with the idea I’m not “fat,” It’s difficult, i won’t lie, to not fall into becoming one of those bullies on the front line telling myself i am.I spent a good proportion of my time last year, trying to get the most ideal body, and struggling to accept that i was always going to carry extra weight. It wasn’t until i was hiking in Nepal, and was the fittest, maybe not the thinnest, but the first to the top. It made me realize my body has a purpose, its not an ornament.
37, 31, 37
Catherine Li for Forever 21
38D bust, 33 inch waist, 42 inch hips
at Forever 21 (via Shopstyle)
Hi, I’m Dulce. I’m 5’4” and weigh around 150lbs.
This was my first time wearing a two-piece bathing suit and I loved it!
Hey! My name is Eilis, I live in Philadelphia, PA and I’m an 18 year old college student. I’m about 5’3, I’m roughly 180-190 and I’m a size 14-16/38H.
I’ve always been a bit bigger than average; but I’ve also always had an athletic build which made it easier for me to stay in shape. When I was about 13, I started to develop breasts and that made it really hard for me to run and play the sports that I used to (gynmastics, dancing, soccer etc).
By the time I was 16, i had gained about 70+ pounds, and I was a 38G. I was really upset, I didn’t know what to do and it really took a toll on me. I would obsess over everything I ate and limit myself to an unsustainable amount of calories a day. I would try my hardest to work out but it was just so difficult- a lot of my weight was muscle and it was really hard to lose/sports bras only do so much lol.
As I got older, I realized that I needed to focus on being healthy, and not the number on the scale or the number on my jeans. I realized that this is my body type, and that’s something I will have to live with. Why try to change something about yourself when there’s nothing really wrong to begin with? So what if was “plus sized” or whatever you want to call it- I was still the same person.
My boyfriend of 3 years has been by my side the entire time, and he loves every single one of my curves unconditionally- so why shouldn’t I?
I’ve lost a little bit of weight since my initial gain- but I’ve stopped weighing myself altogether. Instead of struggling to be thin, or obsessing over my flaws I am learning to embrace, love and honor every curve on my body- and it’s safe to say I am SO much happier now.
hey girls! how goes it?
I first found this blog on the interwebs when I was probably about 14/15 years old, but this is my first time submitting. You have no idea how much you all have helped me in my journey to body confidence!
Like many of you, I’ve struggled with my size for a long time. Every summer of my middle and high school years, I would come up with a plan to lose weight so that I wouldn’t be the “ugly duckling” anymore. And so that I could wear cuter clothes and boys would notice me. I feel like I wasted so much time worrying about my weight and wanting to get thinner. Its only in the past year or so that I have began to accept my body and see its beauty. I’ve finally realized I don’t have to fit societies standard of beauty to be beautiful. And neither do you. Yes, YOU! :)
Jennipher | 19 | 46-36.5-51| http://lovefestyval.tumblr.com
btw, this picture was taken on a recent shopping trip to F21. I aint gon lie, I was really feelin myself that day :P
Emily Nichols for Forever 21
36C bust, 34 inch waist, 45 inch hips
at Forever 21 (via Shopstyle)