Curve Appeal
I have spent years and years letting a poor body image stop me from living life to the fullest. This submission is a big step for me in claiming my life back. Who knows what’s next? I might even muster up the courage to wear this to the beach! I want to be happy and healthy and embrace all that is beautiful in this world. I’m still working on embracing myself, but I’ll get there! 
5’8, 175 pds, 43-31-43

I have spent years and years letting a poor body image stop me from living life to the fullest. This submission is a big step for me in claiming my life back. Who knows what’s next? I might even muster up the courage to wear this to the beach! I want to be happy and healthy and embrace all that is beautiful in this world. I’m still working on embracing myself, but I’ll get there! 

5’8, 175 pds, 43-31-43

Laura Wells for Swimsuits for All
40 inch bust, 31 inch waist, 42 inch hips
Cherry High Waist Bandeau/Halter Bikini and Boho Bandeau/Halter High Waist Bikini at Swimsuits for All (via curveappeal affiliates)

All of you ladies are so incredibly beautiful. I see a few on here that have a similar body type as myself and it gives me hope that maybe I’m beautiful too! My whole life I’ve been around people obsessed with losing weight and being thin, including my mother. So when I grew up to find my extremely curvaceous body, I was picked on.. bullied.. and I felt horrible about myself. I could tell my mother looked down on me, and didn’t think I looked beautiful in certain things because of my body. And that hurt, because she is so petite and beautiful. It started at a young age, so I’ve been taught to look at myself and see fat. No beauty, just fat. And I’ve torn myself down for years. When I found this blog, my confidence started building. I have weeks where it’s really bad, and other times when I’m happy with myself. I want to make that time, all the time! So thanks to you guys, I’m on my way.
I’m 5 ft tall, 175 pounds! All awesome!
bust: 36 in
waist: 31 in
hips: 44 in
Feel free to come say hi! 
meleahveronica.tumblr.com

All of you ladies are so incredibly beautiful. I see a few on here that have a similar body type as myself and it gives me hope that maybe I’m beautiful too! My whole life I’ve been around people obsessed with losing weight and being thin, including my mother. So when I grew up to find my extremely curvaceous body, I was picked on.. bullied.. and I felt horrible about myself. I could tell my mother looked down on me, and didn’t think I looked beautiful in certain things because of my body. And that hurt, because she is so petite and beautiful. It started at a young age, so I’ve been taught to look at myself and see fat. No beauty, just fat. And I’ve torn myself down for years. When I found this blog, my confidence started building. I have weeks where it’s really bad, and other times when I’m happy with myself. I want to make that time, all the time! So thanks to you guys, I’m on my way.

I’m 5 ft tall, 175 pounds! All awesome!

bust: 36 in

waist: 31 in

hips: 44 in

Feel free to come say hi! 

meleahveronica.tumblr.com

Measurement’s 41, 31, 42 
Woman’s US size 10-12
23 years old 170 lbs.
I have not always struggled with my body image. I was a competitive cheerleader for 12 years from the time I was in elementary school up until the age of 18. I was always very fit, being 5’7 and a size 2. When I turned 19 I seemed to plump up and gained 30 lbs. It took me a long time to finally accept the way I look now and love my curves. I am woman, hear me roar! <3

Measurement’s 41, 31, 42 

Woman’s US size 10-12

23 years old 170 lbs.

I have not always struggled with my body image. I was a competitive cheerleader for 12 years from the time I was in elementary school up until the age of 18. I was always very fit, being 5’7 and a size 2. When I turned 19 I seemed to plump up and gained 30 lbs. It took me a long time to finally accept the way I look now and love my curves. I am woman, hear me roar! <3

Hello! my name is Brenda, I&#8217;ve submitted before but never a full body frontal. (i covered my face because i had just woken up from a nap and my makeup was all smudged)
I&#8217;ve struggled with my image since i was 7 or so, and today i can say that i do love myself, i do like the way i look. Even though my weight fluctuates a lot, i&#8217;ve come to realize that it doesn&#8217;t really matter, its mine and its beautiful at any size. I&#8217;m grateful for it, not only because of how it looks but what it can do, i can run, i can breathe, i can walk, i can dance, its amazing. 
It takes hard work, its a journey, but its possible to love yourself at any size. I highly recommend though, to surround yourself with people who accept you and realistic images of people&#8217;s bodies. It helped me a lot to follow blogs like this that show real people, also plus size models, and self-acceptance blogs.  
I know its hard sometimes with all the things we see around us, but we have to let go of this need for people to be attracted to us, your body is for YOU to love, and if someone likes it or not should be irrelevant because its yours and yours only, and should only make YOU happy. 
Height: 1.64&#160;m (5&#8217;4)
Weight: 78kg (171-ish lbs)
Waist: 79cm  
Hips: 112&#160;cm

Hello! my name is Brenda, I’ve submitted before but never a full body frontal. (i covered my face because i had just woken up from a nap and my makeup was all smudged)

I’ve struggled with my image since i was 7 or so, and today i can say that i do love myself, i do like the way i look. Even though my weight fluctuates a lot, i’ve come to realize that it doesn’t really matter, its mine and its beautiful at any size. I’m grateful for it, not only because of how it looks but what it can do, i can run, i can breathe, i can walk, i can dance, its amazing. 

It takes hard work, its a journey, but its possible to love yourself at any size. I highly recommend though, to surround yourself with people who accept you and realistic images of people’s bodies. It helped me a lot to follow blogs like this that show real people, also plus size models, and self-acceptance blogs.  

I know its hard sometimes with all the things we see around us, but we have to let go of this need for people to be attracted to us, your body is for YOU to love, and if someone likes it or not should be irrelevant because its yours and yours only, and should only make YOU happy. 

Height: 1.64 m (5’4)

Weight: 78kg (171-ish lbs)

Waist: 79cm  

Hips: 112 cm

Gina Swire for Asos Curve
31 inch waist, 43 inch hips
Lipstick Boutique Pencil Dress With Floral Panels at Asos (in partnership with Shopstyle)

~155 lbs, US size 10
38-31-41
In high school I was an avid athlete, but after my first varsity cross country season ended around age 16, disordered eating habits in combination with changes in my hormones caused me to gain ~30 pounds.  I felt so uncomfortable with my body for so many years, my weight fluctuating up and down as I continued to struggle with disordered eating, and it wasn&#8217;t until I saw a therapist that I realized that my all-or-nothing mentality when it came to my body was unhealthy and unsustainable.  I realized I didn&#8217;t need to exercise so intensively it led me to injury, or lay in bed at night with a rumbling stomach because my meager dinner left me hungry.  I threw out my scale, I stopped being so hard on myself, and I&#8217;ve NEVER been happier.  
I&#8217;ll never be the 120 pound girl I was when I was 15, but I&#8217;ve learned to love my &#8220;new&#8221; curvy body.  I&#8217;m excited to wear a bikini on the beach for the first time in almost ten years! I&#8217;ve never felt stronger (emotionally or physically!).  If anyone is struggling with disordered eating, I encourage you to see a therapist or counselor.  It will change your life.  

~155 lbs, US size 10

38-31-41

In high school I was an avid athlete, but after my first varsity cross country season ended around age 16, disordered eating habits in combination with changes in my hormones caused me to gain ~30 pounds.  I felt so uncomfortable with my body for so many years, my weight fluctuating up and down as I continued to struggle with disordered eating, and it wasn’t until I saw a therapist that I realized that my all-or-nothing mentality when it came to my body was unhealthy and unsustainable.  I realized I didn’t need to exercise so intensively it led me to injury, or lay in bed at night with a rumbling stomach because my meager dinner left me hungry.  I threw out my scale, I stopped being so hard on myself, and I’ve NEVER been happier.  

I’ll never be the 120 pound girl I was when I was 15, but I’ve learned to love my “new” curvy body.  I’m excited to wear a bikini on the beach for the first time in almost ten years! I’ve never felt stronger (emotionally or physically!).  If anyone is struggling with disordered eating, I encourage you to see a therapist or counselor.  It will change your life.  

Sabina for H&M Plus
31 inch waist, 43.5 inch hips
H&M Jacket, $49.95, H&M Jersey Dress, $12.95

i know you can&#8217;t actually SEE my waist or anything,
but my measurements are 
38-31-40

i know you can’t actually SEE my waist or anything,

but my measurements are 

38-31-40

Im 5&#8217;3 and 39-31-41, I would love to lose a few pounds as I am classed as overweight for my high and build but I guess you have just got to learn to love the skin you&#8217;re in because its the only one you&#8217;ve got

Im 5’3 and 39-31-41, I would love to lose a few pounds as I am classed as overweight for my high and build but I guess you have just got to learn to love the skin you’re in because its the only one you’ve got

I never thought I could wear a bodysuit, because I thought it would be unflattering and show off everything I try to hide. Thanks to this site and the many curvy women out there who inspire me, I&#8217;ve decided to wear whatever I like.

It also doesn&#8217;t hurt that I feel fantastic in it! :)
38-31-42
5&#8217;0&#8221;

I never thought I could wear a bodysuit, because I thought it would be unflattering and show off everything I try to hide. Thanks to this site and the many curvy women out there who inspire me, I’ve decided to wear whatever I like.

It also doesn’t hurt that I feel fantastic in it! :)

38-31-42

5’0”

35-31-43 &amp; 5&#8217;7&#8221;

35-31-43 & 5’7”

41-31-43. 5&#8217;5&#8221;. 190lbs. 29 years old.Those numbers don&#8217;t matter as much to me as being able to bench press 110lbs or squat 200lbs.  I&#8217;m so glad my body is naturally powerful. I wanted to congratulate everyone here and tell you all that being a young woman is hard, but the older you get, the easier it becomes to accept how you are made and see the beauty in your own composition. Appreciate your own beauty, but don&#8217;t forget to use your body. Youth is fleeting, but strength, flexibility, speed, grace - whatever your body does best - only gets better with practice.

41-31-43. 5’5”. 190lbs. 29 years old.

Those numbers don’t matter as much to me as being able to bench press 110lbs or squat 200lbs.  I’m so glad my body is naturally powerful. 

I wanted to congratulate everyone here and tell you all that being a young woman is hard, but the older you get, the easier it becomes to accept how you are made and see the beauty in your own composition. Appreciate your own beauty, but don’t forget to use your body. Youth is fleeting, but strength, flexibility, speed, grace - whatever your body does best - only gets better with practice.

38-31-39
5&#8217;4&#8221;
155 pounds
I&#8217;ve gained ten pounds since I started modeling in May.  Half the time I want to lose weight, half the time I just want to be happy as I am, and all of the time I hate myself&#8230;

38-31-39

5’4”

155 pounds

I’ve gained ten pounds since I started modeling in May.  Half the time I want to lose weight, half the time I just want to be happy as I am, and all of the time I hate myself…

After a long struggle with eating disorders and weight loss/gain I am now very comfortable with my body. I&#8217;m happy!36-31-42 and 5&#8217;7

After a long struggle with eating disorders and weight loss/gain I am now very comfortable with my body. I’m happy!
36-31-42 and 5’7