My name is Tessa, and I’ve had body image issues for as long as I can remember. I’ve never really felt comfortable in my own skin, and I finally decided to change that. More and more I’m realizing happiness and beauty isn’t achieved by being skinny or being this or that. Its about accepting yourself, there is only one you and why not flaunt it? If I have enough confidence to chop all my hair off and dye it blue, (currently pink) so why can’t I wear a bikini? Hating yourself doesn’t help anything, and confidence looks good on everyone. And honestly, if the worst thing someone can say about me is I’m big, then I’m doing pretty damn good.
5’11, size 10, 38-34-46 (roughly)
I’ve always thought I was fat, I know I am considered plus size, but I honestly love my curves.
36 D chest
Tara Lynn for Bloomingdales
38 inch bust, 34 inch waist, 46 inch hips
at Bloomingdale’s with International Shipping (via shopsytle)
44-38-46 girl here. I’ve struggled for a long time with accepting my curves, and I’ve come a long way!
I’m Alysha and I’m 5’5” and 208 lbs.
My measurements are:
I was always told I was fat while growing up and until recently, I always believed it. I have found that not only do men like curvy women, but I like my body. I don’t love it, at least not completely and I’m pretty sure that will always be a struggle of mine. But I am learning that everyone has flaws and I need to just embrace mine. I know I don’t have a “perfect” body, but I’m okay with that.
I’ve been following this blog for years and this is my first time submitting!
I’ve always struggled with my curves because I was very thin until middle school and since then I’ve always been told I am too big or need to lose weight. I love being curvy though :)
Size: 8/10 US
Bust: 40 (30FF)
The swimsuit is Freya!
I wanted to try and show the many facets of being curvy and living a happy and full life;ultimately, just being at PEACE with yourself. I struggled for years, but I’m finally at a good place mentally and physically. I work out, and am focusing on toning up some areas, but am no longer miserable with myself. I found the key was to not focus on the clothing in a smaller size, but on the clothing in the size that flatters my body. It sounds silly, I’m sure, but it changed everything. Don’t buy size to “motivate” or bribe yourself to fit into it, get the real deal!
I was also told that “California is no place for you, you’re not stick thin, you’re gonna be miserable!” and well, let’s just say they were wrong. I fit in just fine. :)
Name: Kirby (kirby-hime / mind-over-mirror)
Weight: 196-200 (your weight fluctuates every day! never focus on that number!)
Size: 14-16 (depends on the brand)
Height: 5’7 1’2”