It felt so great to walk into my first day of work loving how I looked. As a curvy girl who dreams of being on TV, I’ve learned to let my poise and confidence guide me, not a silly standard of how a woman should look on screen. I have what it takes to make it, and I know I’ll look great doing it, curves and all.
Be confident in yourself in whatever you do, and the rest will follow.
Jenna. 21. 5’6”. Size 16-18.
Hi, hopefully this is a clear enough picture of myself but, this is the first body picture I’ve ever taken of myself. I was having a really high volume of body confidence when I took it.
I’m Katya and I struggled with body image in a major way prior to this year. I never thought I would be pretty enough to take a full body picture of myself and smile in it. I’m a size 14/16/18 and I have always been. I’ve spent the past 20 years of my life hearing that I would never be skinny enough, but now I believe as long as I like the way I look in the mirror, I should be happy. I’m beautiful just the way I am :)
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”
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.
Courtney- 5’8, Size 14/16
Blazer: forever 21+
Skirt: Jay Mannuel
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.
US size 16.
Learning to love every inch of my body one day at a time.
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. ;)