Curve Appeal

Bree Warren for Forever 21
38 inch bust, 30 inch waist, 42 inch hips

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Lately I’ve been feeling absolutely horrible about my body. So, I have decided to challenge myself by wearing crop tops, tank tops, short skirts, and to submit an image here. 
I’ve gained 25 pounds in the last year and don’t feel confident in my body which makes it challenging as I eat when I am unhappy. I have started swimming lengths and eating better but it is still hard to feel confident and sexy in my body. I constantly want outside opinions, asking people if I look okay.
I am hoping that my little challenges will help me feel confident and to stop relying so much on outside opinions. It isn’t how other people perceive me but how i perceive myself. 
5’5” 180 lbs. 36 - 31 - 42

Lately I’ve been feeling absolutely horrible about my body. So, I have decided to challenge myself by wearing crop tops, tank tops, short skirts, and to submit an image here. 

I’ve gained 25 pounds in the last year and don’t feel confident in my body which makes it challenging as I eat when I am unhappy. I have started swimming lengths and eating better but it is still hard to feel confident and sexy in my body. I constantly want outside opinions, asking people if I look okay.

I am hoping that my little challenges will help me feel confident and to stop relying so much on outside opinions. It isn’t how other people perceive me but how i perceive myself. 

5’5” 
180 lbs. 
36 - 31 - 42


My name is Devon :) 
I’m 16, and weigh a little under 170 pounds. I’m 5”10, and my measurements are 40 32 42, so I’m considered a little overweight, but that’s okay, because I’ve always found people with a little more squish to be some of the best huggers. 

My name is Devon :) 

I’m 16, and weigh a little under 170 pounds. I’m 5”10, and my measurements are 40 32 42, so I’m considered a little overweight, but that’s okay, because I’ve always found people with a little more squish to be some of the best huggers. 


Nine years and counting of struggling with eating disorders, has made it very difficult for me to love and appreciate myself and body. I’ve recently learnt to though, now I know I’m beautiful and am looking into modelling very soon.
My measurements are: 41-31-42 and I’m 5’8.5” and no idea of my weight.
(Although this photo is a few months old and I’ve grown since then)

Nine years and counting of struggling with eating disorders, has made it very difficult for me to love and appreciate myself and body. I’ve recently learnt to though, now I know I’m beautiful and am looking into modelling very soon.

My measurements are: 41-31-42 and I’m 5’8.5” and no idea of my weight.

(Although this photo is a few months old and I’ve grown since then)



I know this isn’t your typical before and after pic, as we are conventionally taught we should aspire to make ourselves smaller.  But I wouldn’t have my before and after any other way.  the photo on the left is me around the time I was diagnosed with EDNOS with anorexic tendencies— at around 100 lbs I was losing my hair, I stopped menstruating, I couldn’t stay awake for more than a few hours, I would lose feeling in my hands and feet doing simple tasks like typing or writing because my nerves were being damaged. I was sick and wreaking havoc on my body because I had this idea put in my head that cheerleaders and dancers needed to be thin and fragile.  Today I stand at 5’2” and weigh in at 150.  36DD—28.”—42”.  at 20 years old (as of yesterday :D) I have been  in recovery for almost four years, but I’m still paying for the damage done to my body.  I was destroying myself based on complete falsehoods put in my head by society and my environment. I love my body today. I have never had this much energy and I’m in the  best shape of my life. this is the way my body was built to be.  I am so strong and I would take my muscular thighs and strong biceps and big calves over my former state of being any day (while there’s nothing wrong with being thin, there was nothing healthy or natural about my lifestyle: I am just not built to be a skinny girl).  Never let anyone tell you that curvy isn’t healthy. I now dance on my college poms team and I’m extremely active. healthy and thin aren’t interchangeable.  Be proud of your body and everything that it’s capable of.  Be nice to it, we only get one. 

I know this isn’t your typical before and after pic, as we are conventionally taught we should aspire to make ourselves smaller.  But I wouldn’t have my before and after any other way.  the photo on the left is me around the time I was diagnosed with EDNOS with anorexic tendencies— at around 100 lbs I was losing my hair, I stopped menstruating, I couldn’t stay awake for more than a few hours, I would lose feeling in my hands and feet doing simple tasks like typing or writing because my nerves were being damaged. I was sick and wreaking havoc on my body because I had this idea put in my head that cheerleaders and dancers needed to be thin and fragile.  Today I stand at 5’2” and weigh in at 150.  36DD—28.”—42”.  at 20 years old (as of yesterday :D) I have been  in recovery for almost four years, but I’m still paying for the damage done to my body.  I was destroying myself based on complete falsehoods put in my head by society and my environment. I love my body today. I have never had this much energy and I’m in the  best shape of my life. this is the way my body was built to be.  I am so strong and I would take my muscular thighs and strong biceps and big calves over my former state of being any day (while there’s nothing wrong with being thin, there was nothing healthy or natural about my lifestyle: I am just not built to be a skinny girl).  Never let anyone tell you that curvy isn’t healthy. I now dance on my college poms team and I’m extremely active. healthy and thin aren’t interchangeable.  Be proud of your body and everything that it’s capable of.  Be nice to it, we only get one. 


Hi, I’m Kaya. I’m just over 5’1 and I weigh somewhere around 140lbs.
My measurements are 42-29-42 and I don’t fit into conventional sizes. That being said I love my body and my curves. Check me out in my adorable pyjamas!
It was difficult for me to grow up in a family of naturally skinny and extremely active people. I had a very hard time coming to terms with my body and many times I was embarrassed by my physique.
It was really only after discovering the body positivity movement on Tumblr that I learned to love and appreciate myself. Now I’m dedicated to the cause and I’ll never turn back!
Come visit my blog, let’s support each other!

Hi, I’m Kaya. I’m just over 5’1 and I weigh somewhere around 140lbs.

My measurements are 42-29-42 and I don’t fit into conventional sizes. That being said I love my body and my curves. Check me out in my adorable pyjamas!

It was difficult for me to grow up in a family of naturally skinny and extremely active people. I had a very hard time coming to terms with my body and many times I was embarrassed by my physique.

It was really only after discovering the body positivity movement on Tumblr that I learned to love and appreciate myself. Now I’m dedicated to the cause and I’ll never turn back!

Come visit my blog, let’s support each other!



This will be my second submission to this wonderful blog. I love everything it represents and seeing it on my dash always makes me smile.
Measurements- 41-35-42

This will be my second submission to this wonderful blog. I love everything it represents and seeing it on my dash always makes me smile.

Measurements- 41-35-42


18 years 5’3.5 155lbs 37-31-42. Today was the first day I decided to appreciate my beautiful body. I struggled with anorexia all throughout high school and dropped to 110lbs last year due to over exercising and eating less than 300cals a day. I looked horrible and sickly and I HATED MY BODY EVEN MORE!! I realized that my weight would never define my happiness and I made the decision to become healthy again. Most people would think gaining an extra 45lbs means failure, but to me 45lbs means living a healthy life. I gave myself the best gift I could ever receive- a second chance at loving myself.

18 years 5’3.5 155lbs 37-31-42. Today was the first day I decided to appreciate my beautiful body. I struggled with anorexia all throughout high school and dropped to 110lbs last year due to over exercising and eating less than 300cals a day. I looked horrible and sickly and I HATED MY BODY EVEN MORE!! I realized that my weight would never define my happiness and I made the decision to become healthy again. Most people would think gaining an extra 45lbs means failure, but to me 45lbs means living a healthy life. I gave myself the best gift I could ever receive- a second chance at loving myself.


42-32-42 - This dress makes me feel incredible.. and so does my daily dose of curveappeal. Thanks crew x

42-32-42 - This dress makes me feel incredible.. and so does my daily dose of curveappeal. Thanks crew x


Laura Wells for Swimsuits for All 40 inch bust, 31 inch waist, 42 inch hips
Swim Sexy Midnight Underwire Swimsuit  at Swimsuits for All (via curveappeal affiliates)

Laura Wells for Swimsuits for All
40 inch bust, 31 inch waist, 42 inch hips

Swim Sexy Midnight Underwire Swimsuit at Swimsuits for All (via curveappeal affiliates)


170 lbs. // 5’9” //  38-31-42
I struggled nearly my entire life with feelings of my body not being good enough, and that there must be something wrong with me. I finally realized that the source of those feelings was my mind being constantly saturated in media, television and magazines mostly, and their idea of perfection. After keeping that kind of stuff out of my life for a while I began to see that I actually like how I look. I may not be perfect, but I’m strong; I might be a little pear-shaped, but I’m tall; My breasts may be a little small, but I really love my shapely bottom. That’s what you have to do ladies—focus on what you like and stop poisoning your mind with constant negative self-talk!! After all, life is too short to be constantly waging a war against your body. You are ALL beautiful, special, and important! xoxo

170 lbs. // 5’9” //  38-31-42

I struggled nearly my entire life with feelings of my body not being good enough, and that there must be something wrong with me. I finally realized that the source of those feelings was my mind being constantly saturated in media, television and magazines mostly, and their idea of perfection. After keeping that kind of stuff out of my life for a while I began to see that I actually like how I look. I may not be perfect, but I’m strong; I might be a little pear-shaped, but I’m tall; My breasts may be a little small, but I really love my shapely bottom. That’s what you have to do ladies—focus on what you like and stop poisoning your mind with constant negative self-talk!! After all, life is too short to be constantly waging a war against your body. You are ALL beautiful, special, and important! xoxo


Laura Wells for Swimsuits For All
40 inch bust, 31 inch waist, 42 inch hips

on clearance at Swimsuits For All (via curveappeal affiliates)


Catherine Li for Forever 21
38D bust, 33 inch waist, 42 inch hips

at Forever 21 (via shopstyle)