my name is courteney, I am currently 16 and am at a size 16 US. I am in the mid 180’s and am 5’5..
I have some problems with my body image, i use to wear only boys clothes to hide my figure and my chub. Now i have realized how much i love my body with its flaws of beauty. I hope one day i will love my body everyday~ im just sad it took this long. I hope everyone loves their bodies no matter what they look like.
This is my second submission because I absolutely love the message of this blog. Growing up I adored movie stars like Janye Mansfield, Ursula Address, and Marilyn Monroe (but who doesn’t love Marilyn). In high school I suffered from bulimia and compulsive over eating, which had a huge effect on my body. Since then I have dropped almost fifty pounds by exercise and eating right. I’m now 36-30-39 and 155 pounds. I even tried out for Miss Philadelphia 2013 and ended up competing! While my platform was Arts Education, my goal was to promote a healthy image for the young ladies of Philly. I hope to compete again next year and use my career as an actress to spread my message of self-confidence!
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.
Thighs! Thighs! Thighs!
Le Clothes Size: 10-12 (AUS)
Le Bewbs: 12-14D (AUS)
Le height: 5’2” (158cm)
Le feels: Chill & Happy :)
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
I’ve always been “too” something. Too tall, too pale, too big in some areas, too little in others—well you know what, fuck all of that. I’m 5’11” and I’m proud to be 40-38-45! It’s taken me a while to get there, but I love my figure :)
5’6”, 250 lbs and i wear it WELL
second submission. the last time i submitted, i had lost a bunch of weight, and now i’ve gained a lot of the back and am learning how to love my body at any size.
wearing what i want and showing skin because i decided that anyone who changes their opinion about me because of my weight doesn’t deserve to be in my life anyway.
My name is Kat. I am 18 years old and my measurements are 44 - 34 - 44.
Size 12 and in crop tops forever.
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
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.
My name’s Anouk. Im sixteen years old, 5’3 and a size 8 or 10. I’m pear shaped and i got very insecure about my body when i hit puberty. I gained a lot of weight and got curves. At first i didn’t want to wear this crop top because i don’t have a flat stomach. But then i realised it doesnt matter at all. I don’t care what people think about me anymore. I feel more confident than i’ve ever been before and no one can stop me!