Kate here. Age 21. 38D, 150 lbs, 5’7”.
I have been feeling really self-conscious about my weight, in particular my thighs and arms, recently. I would normally NEVER be brave enough to submit this, but after scrolling through page after page of this blog I’m already feeling more confident. There are so many confident, beautiful girls out there who happen to embrace their curves. I hope to be able to love myself as well soon. :)
After a lifetime of HORRIBLE self image issues, and having a baby 7 months ago…I’m realizing that I’m ok. That I am attractive. That I have the potential to be healthy. Even though only about 5% of my clothes fit me well.
Lucky me, I found a new swim top for $6!
I was in my 4th and 5th weddings this past year and one of my biggest insecurities has always been the fear of being labeled as the “fat bridesmaid”
After a lot of thought (and more untagging of Facebook photos than I care to admit) I finally realized that it doesn’t matter. I am incredibly blessed to have someone who cares enough about me to include me in one of the most important days of their life. On such a beautiful day, they want to be with the people who make their lives beautiful and how can I take away from that? The day should be no less special because the dress isn’t perfect for my body type. I shouldn’t be insecure about how I look in the dress because bridesmaid sizing is literally the cruelest thing on the face of the Earth and I had to order 6 sizes bigger than my normal size.
I am loved. I am happy. And that is beautiful.
Size: US 18/20
The message in the mirror reads:
"The person in this mirror has not been retouched. The real you is sexy."
Height: 5’ 9”
This picture is from my boyfriend’s sister’s wedding, I absolutely loved this dress and the way it made me feel.
Size UK 16 (Sometimes 18)
Height: 5 ft 9 inches
Bra Size: 36E/36F
Bust: 43 inches
Waist: 34 inches
Hips: 43 inches
♥I just had spine surgery and got an inch taller and lost a little weight. I’m around 159 at the moment and need a confidence boost.
Emily, 20, literature freak.
UK size 14/16, 184lbs, 5’8/9”.
You’re all beautiful, trust me.
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”
ive battled with my weight for a good 13 years of life ……im about to be 19 ladies and gents
I reached a point around my junior year of high school when i felt like i became comfortable with my body. Im 5’9 and thought i could be the weight of a 5’4 woman. Im so happy i have a mix of my latin hips and my black bodacious booty…i still have a bit to trim off but im in no rush :)
i respectfully dont idolize these thin thin celebrities because it will put me back in a negative mind set. Khloe kardashian, jordin sparks, and Cat williams are my inspirations. My confidence is through the roof and proud of it.
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”.
Going to a birthday concert with my boyfriend and finally feeling good enough to show some skin. You can see the remnants of my athlete years in my power thighs. It’s been hard to control my weight since I stopped playing competitive sports. But I’m healthy and happy at 5’11” and 180 pounds.
I’ve always struggled with my weight, but i’m learning to love my curves!
size 10-12 (small waist larger hips)
I was told a lot in high school that my “hips were big”. Went through years of dealing with eating disorders but am recovered. I am battling an illness called “auto-immune encephalitis” and have gained weight as a result of being mostly bed-ridden for the past 6-7 years and because of medication. I talked to my doctor about it and he said, “your personality and iq are still intact, right now we’re going to work on your brain, don’t worry about the other stuff.” This was in NYC where I see my doctor. I have learned to be grateful for the little things: the sun shining in my window in the morning, and an actual good night of sleep - weight is no longer a concern.
UK Size 20 - 22