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I’m two years into recovery from anorexia and am struggling with body image issues at the moment. Instead of giving in to those negative thoughts and hiding myself away I decided to face it head on: I got into my bathing suit, took a photo and am now submitting it here (and then I got into the hot tub which is at our holiday house that we have rented for a week and relaxed in there for an hour). Even in the face of strong negative thoughts about my body, I’m trying to own my curves rather than reject them, and so here I am.
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I’m two years into recovery from anorexia and am struggling with body image issues at the moment. Instead of giving in to those negative thoughts and hiding myself away I decided to face it head on: I got into my bathing suit, took a photo and am now submitting it here (and then I got into the hot tub which is at our holiday house that we have rented for a week and relaxed in there for an hour). Even in the face of strong negative thoughts about my body, I’m trying to own my curves rather than reject them, and so here I am.

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5’5 150 whateve

5’5 150 whateve


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 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 


Laura Wells for Swimsuits for All 40 inch bust, 31 inch waist, 42 inch hips
Swim Sexy Midnight Underwire Swimsuit  at Swimsuits for All (via curveappeal affiliates)

Laura Wells for Swimsuits for All
40 inch bust, 31 inch waist, 42 inch hips

Swim Sexy Midnight Underwire Swimsuit at Swimsuits for All (via curveappeal affiliates)


Emma for Asos Curve
36D bust, 31 inch waist, 44 inch hips

Elephant Print Bikini Bandeau Top and Elephant Print Bikini Bottom at Asos (via curveappeal affiliates)


36-34-46 

36-34-46 


Denise Bidot for Forever 21
42 inch bust, 34 inch waist, 47 inch hips

Forget-Me-Not Swimsuit at Forever 21 (via Shopstyle)


Anna for Asos Curve
34D bust, 30 inch waist, 44 inch hips

ASOS CURVE Swimsuit With Chain at Asos (via curveappeal affiliates)


170 lbs. // 5’9” //  38-31-42
I struggled nearly my entire life with feelings of my body not being good enough, and that there must be something wrong with me. I finally realized that the source of those feelings was my mind being constantly saturated in media, television and magazines mostly, and their idea of perfection. After keeping that kind of stuff out of my life for a while I began to see that I actually like how I look. I may not be perfect, but I’m strong; I might be a little pear-shaped, but I’m tall; My breasts may be a little small, but I really love my shapely bottom. That’s what you have to do ladies—focus on what you like and stop poisoning your mind with constant negative self-talk!! After all, life is too short to be constantly waging a war against your body. You are ALL beautiful, special, and important! xoxo

170 lbs. // 5’9” //  38-31-42

I struggled nearly my entire life with feelings of my body not being good enough, and that there must be something wrong with me. I finally realized that the source of those feelings was my mind being constantly saturated in media, television and magazines mostly, and their idea of perfection. After keeping that kind of stuff out of my life for a while I began to see that I actually like how I look. I may not be perfect, but I’m strong; I might be a little pear-shaped, but I’m tall; My breasts may be a little small, but I really love my shapely bottom. That’s what you have to do ladies—focus on what you like and stop poisoning your mind with constant negative self-talk!! After all, life is too short to be constantly waging a war against your body. You are ALL beautiful, special, and important! xoxo



Anna for Asos Curve
34D bust, 30 inch waist, 44 inch hips

ASOS CURVE Exclusive Underwired Bikini In Summer Paisley Print Top and High Waist Bikini Bottom at Asos (via curveappeal affiliates)


Hi guys! I’m Shannon. Last year, I lost 50 pounds & was feeling so good about myself. At this time last year, I was at my lowest weight in my adult life.
I went through a really rough time & was feeling a bit depressed & over the course of several months, I gained 30 pounds back. I am so disappointed in myself & have been feeling really down. I have a beach vacation coming up & was devastated to see how I looked in my bathing suits compared to last year. So much so that I was even considering NOT going to the beach. As a last ditch effort, I ordered this bathing suit when I saw it online. It just came in yesterday & when I tried it on, I felt SO RELIEVED!!! I actually feel good in it! It was a nice reminder that I don’t have to be skinny/smaller to look good in a bathing suit. I’m trying to get back on track with my healthy lifestyle all while trying to be confident with my body at the size it is now.
I’m 5’5 1/2 & currently in the lower 180’s. I am not quite sure of my measurements at the moment.

Hi guys! I’m Shannon. Last year, I lost 50 pounds & was feeling so good about myself. At this time last year, I was at my lowest weight in my adult life.

I went through a really rough time & was feeling a bit depressed & over the course of several months, I gained 30 pounds back. I am so disappointed in myself & have been feeling really down. I have a beach vacation coming up & was devastated to see how I looked in my bathing suits compared to last year. So much so that I was even considering NOT going to the beach. As a last ditch effort, I ordered this bathing suit when I saw it online. It just came in yesterday & when I tried it on, I felt SO RELIEVED!!! I actually feel good in it! It was a nice reminder that I don’t have to be skinny/smaller to look good in a bathing suit. I’m trying to get back on track with my healthy lifestyle all while trying to be confident with my body at the size it is now.

I’m 5’5 1/2 & currently in the lower 180’s. I am not quite sure of my measurements at the moment.


'tis the season
size: 14-16
weight: 190 lbs
height: 5”5

'tis the season

size: 14-16

weight: 190 lbs

height: 5”5


I went to the Bahamas for spring break this year with one of my best friends.  This was the first time that I have ever worn a bikini out in public. And I felt amazing!!! And can I also say that I got hit on by guys too?? I have believed for a long time that because I am a curvy, more full figured woman that men are not attracted to me. But that is not true!!! 
I’m 5”9’, size 16, 38D

I went to the Bahamas for spring break this year with one of my best friends.  This was the first time that I have ever worn a bikini out in public. And I felt amazing!!! And can I also say that I got hit on by guys too?? I have believed for a long time that because I am a curvy, more full figured woman that men are not attracted to me. But that is not true!!! 

I’m 5”9’, size 16, 38D


Laura Wells for Swimsuits For All
40 inch bust, 31 inch waist, 42 inch hips

on clearance at Swimsuits For All (via curveappeal affiliates)