and a few more ^ w ^
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. :)
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”
I love the woman I am growing into, and I’m proud of the size of my hips.
20 years old. Size 16. 5’9”.
Feelin a little extra wild these days ;)
Sarah. USA. 5’ 8”. Size 16ish. Meow!
Love your curves and treat them with peace.
This is the bridesmaid dress I’m wearing for my brother’s wedding. It’s easily the prettiest dress I own now, and I refuse to cover it up with a cardigan. People will just have to deal with my flabby arms.
Photo by Nicole Le Bris.
I swear I shoot with other people…I just happen to freaking love her work.
#plussizemodel #size16 #dorothycombsmodels #fordmodelschi #plussize
US size 16.
Learning to love every inch of my body one day at a time.
Another shot from my Miami shoot with Nicole Le Bris.
#plussizemodel #plussizeswimwear #asoscurve #dorothycombsmodels #fordmodelschicago #plussize #size16
I work downtown in a sea of itty bitty beautiful women in sky high stillettos. Some days, I just want to blend into the pavement.
Other days, I pull on a pair of tights, a short skirt, and wing out my eyeliner. A number on a tag or a scale does not define me.
Top and skirt by ModeMerr
I’m wearing a Rago waist cincher as my foundation underneath to really exaggerate my hourglass figure, it brings my waist in to 32”.
25yo, 5’8”, 235 lbs. I was 220 lbs in high school, so fortunately i’m still in the same size. haha! Size L top, 14-16 bottom depending on who made it. Plotting out my outfits for a cruise and loving every minute of it. If you love yourself, that’s really all that matters. Life should never be about seeking the approval of everyone else. ;)
Size 16/18. I have always had weight issues, as most girls do at some point in their life, and it took me years to finally feel confident. Throughout high school I stuck out like a sore thumb because I was surrounded by thin girls who did not eat at lunch. I wanted there to be tolerance for ALL BODY TYPES; skinny, plus size, apple shaped, boyish figure, etc. The moment I realized that I wasn’t wrong in being the shape I was I felt an unexplainable amount of confidence. I still have my down days but I no longer give anyone else the power to make me feel ugly. I stand up for all body types and every single women across the world because I want that same support. I am beautiful and so are you.
So, I’ve followed this blog for a long time. I finally decided to just go for it and submit because I’m tired of being self-conscious and afraid of what others might say. I see girls on here talking about flaws they have and the insecurities they’ve struggled with and I just think they’re CRAZY. Seriously, you all are so gorgeous and freaking smokin’ hot. So, I started wondering if maybe I’m being crazy too and am actually nowhere near as bad as I think!
I’m currently the heaviest I’ve ever been and it’s been really difficult for me to see myself as beautiful with the extra weight. But then I looked back at some old pictures of myself and remembered how even when I was much smaller than I am now, I STILL was unhappy with my body. Then it hit me that accepting your body as beautiful isn’t about a number on the scale (scales have never really been my thing anyway, but you know). Believing that your body is worthy of love and respect is a mindset. It’s a way of life. And it is now that I’m at my heaviest weight that I’m finally understanding that my body is beautiful right now, just the way it is, because it’s mine.
I’m also engaged to my best friend in the universe and he has been so patient and wonderful through all the ups and downs of my battles with insecurity. He has never stopped telling me how gorgeous and sexy I am and how I’m his goddess. Seriously. His constant tenderness and support has gotten me through my worst days and I can’t wait to marry him at year’s end.
Thank you so much for running this blog. It’s helped me realize that I’m not alone.
Size 38 DD. Measurements 43-34-45. 14/16.