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.
Best advice I’ve ever gotten in regards to fashion: “Stop following the rules, playing it safe never made anything fabulous.”
US size 16
Roughly 200lbs give or take a few, and about 5’ 10”, which makes me a 14/16 in most stores. This is the heaviest I’ve ever been, but easily the highest my self confidence and body image has ever been. :)
The shorts are from Walmart, the top is from a thrift store, and the shoes are from JC Penneys.
My whole life i have been “big” I’m 5”8’ and well over the weight of an average size 16 year old. I’ve gotten so many comments on my size its unreal. Apparently a size 16 is unexceptionable for someone of my age. Just recently with the help of my girlfriend i have come to realize how beautiful i really am(: SCREW society’s definition of perfect!
Size 14/16, about 5’ 10”
Tank top and over shirt were found in thrift shops/consignment stores, dark skinny jeans and flats are from JC Penneys. I LOVE their Arizona brand juniors jeans because they come in bigger sizes, still come in the cute styles and washes, and are SO comfortable.
5’10”, size 14/16. dress is DVF from early 2000s.
I love this site! It’s my daily vitamin for body love.
This was taken of me dancing on the beach a few weeks ago. I’ve never felt more confident about my body as I have the past couple of weeks. The number on the scale is starting to mean less to me, and the way I feel about myself and my body is becoming more important.
Tarver: 38-33-44, 5’10”, 16/18
Hi, my name is Helen.
I am 18 years old, I am 5’10”, and I weigh roughly 200lbs.
I’m not entirely sure of my measurements, but I’m a 38DD and my clothing size varies from 14-18.
I’ve struggled with my weight and body image my entire life, and my main issue with my looks was the thought that no guys would like me or that I would never fit anybodies ideals of pretty or sexy.
Now I know that isn’t entirely true, and I’ve come to the realization that I shouldn’t base my body image on what men may think of me.
I’m still not 100% happy with myself, and I don’t know that I’ll ever be, but I’m slowly starting to become more comfortable with myself.
Chin up, ladies. You’re all beautiful, sexy women just how you are.
Who the hell says you have to be skinny to wear body hugging dresses?
Lora, 5’10, 182 lbs, size 14-16.
5’3”, Size 14-16. Dress & cardi size XL
via Wanderlust & Whimsy