This is my first ever submission and I am still very surprised at myself for even attempting to. I have always struggled to accept myself, always thinking i’m not good enough. And honestly, it’s an ongoing struggle but there are days that I feel i’m content with who I am and how I look. And that gives me hope that those days will lead me to love myself more.
5’3 and 150lbs
my name is courteney, I am currently 16 and am at a size 16 US. I am in the mid 180’s and am 5’5..
I have some problems with my body image, i use to wear only boys clothes to hide my figure and my chub. Now i have realized how much i love my body with its flaws of beauty. I hope one day i will love my body everyday~ im just sad it took this long. I hope everyone loves their bodies no matter what they look like.
This is my second submission because I absolutely love the message of this blog. Growing up I adored movie stars like Janye Mansfield, Ursula Address, and Marilyn Monroe (but who doesn’t love Marilyn). In high school I suffered from bulimia and compulsive over eating, which had a huge effect on my body. Since then I have dropped almost fifty pounds by exercise and eating right. I’m now 36-30-39 and 155 pounds. I even tried out for Miss Philadelphia 2013 and ended up competing! While my platform was Arts Education, my goal was to promote a healthy image for the young ladies of Philly. I hope to compete again next year and use my career as an actress to spread my message of self-confidence!
24 yrs, 5 feet, 150 lbs, dress size 10
Two hours before this photo was taken, I was standing in the shower crying my eyes out wishing my mother were alive to tell me how beautiful I was. Instead my fiancé was nervously standing outside the shower stall reassuring me that I was not a disgusting blob of a human being who did not deserve his love. I felt such self-loathing because six months after purchasing my dress, it would not zip up all the way.
I could go on about how as I child I was taunted on a regular basis about my weight and how it has negatively affected my self-image, but the sad fact is I am still being taunted to this day. Only now it’s the endless bridal magazines that only feature women who are 50 pounds lighter and a foot taller than me. It’s the middle-aged women at my work that are constantly giving me weight loss tips without having asked for them. It’s my personal trainer reminding me that they can take my dress in two sizes when I have made it clear my ultimate goal is health, not weight loss. It’s my grandma who was adamant that I should not get a wedding dress one size up to be more comfortable because six months is a long time to lose 10 pounds.
WELL GUESS WHAT SOCIETY! I HAVE CURVES AND THEY ARE DAMN SEXY. Why is it that on the happiest day of my life I should be a starving skeleton like version of myself? I want to be round and soft so I can embrace my family and friends with an abundance of my being. Why are women expected to look like coat racks and give their wedding dresses all the attention? I am wearing my wedding dress it is not wearing me.
I just really want to know, who decided that becoming a bride means giving permission to be scrutinized by society? Being a bride, does not give you permission to talk about my weight. There is this revolutionary concept that all women are allowed to love the bodies they have and not be expected to change them to meet your narrow definition of beauty.
Thighs! Thighs! Thighs!
Le Clothes Size: 10-12 (AUS)
Le Bewbs: 12-14D (AUS)
Le height: 5’2” (158cm)
Le feels: Chill & Happy :)
This is my first time submitting to curveappeal and before this I had my reserves but thought, “dude, just go for it!”. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life (21 now) and for the last couple of months I’ve made some pretty crucial steps towards the journey of self-love. I’ve realized that my body cares about me so much. It does everything in its power to keep me alive and it loves me, so why shouldn’t I love it back??
I love this text post and thought I’d share it, since it’s helped me a lot:
i think freckles, stretch marks, tattoos, bruises, birthmarks and scars are probably the coolest thing, you started with almost a blank canvas and look at u now, all this evidence that you’ve lived and the sun has shone on you and you’ve grown and maybe tripped up a few times and liked an image so much u made it a permanent part of u!! beautiful!!! (x)
Bra size: 36G
Pant size: 8-10 (CDN)
Measurements: ~ 41-30-39
This is how I do the 4th of July.
23. 5’2”. 160 lbs. US size 12.
Hi! First submission. I love, love, love this blog!
I am 17 years old, 200lbs, 5’0”, 40C, and I usually wear a size 18/XXL US.
In the left photo I am wearing a XXL sweater and size 18S skinny jeans, both from Target. In the right photo, I’m wearing a men’s XXL hoodie sweatshirt from god knows where and size L shorts from Walmart. No makeup or editing in the right-hand photo.
Know that you are allowed to love yourself and you are allowed to love your body, no matter what size.
My name is Kat. I am 18 years old and my measurements are 44 - 34 - 44.
My name’s Anouk. Im sixteen years old, 5’3 and a size 8 or 10. I’m pear shaped and i got very insecure about my body when i hit puberty. I gained a lot of weight and got curves. At first i didn’t want to wear this crop top because i don’t have a flat stomach. But then i realised it doesnt matter at all. I don’t care what people think about me anymore. I feel more confident than i’ve ever been before and no one can stop me!
I just got new overalls and am too excited not to share. You are all lovely!
178 lbs, 43”-33”-45”
Hello, my name is Daniela, I have submitted a picture on here before and I felt like I should try again. Only because now that I am growing older I am feeling more confident in how I look. I was always a bit bigger than the rest of my friends and family so I had 0 confidence when it came to how I look.
Size: top: M bottom: 16 or L/XL
Height: 4 ft 11 inches
Bra Size: 38DD
Bust: 43 inches
Waist: 36 inches
Hips: 52 inches
I have never had any real body issues sometimes I will catch myself ina mirror and think ew but on the whole I love my curves!
My size can go from 12-16 (British sizes)
LOVE YOURSELF GIRLS AND GUYS