Self-Confidence Tips from Plus-Size Women
Nov 09 2017 0 Comments
As hourglass women, we deserve to feel comfortable in our body and with our curves. But with pressure society puts on thinness as a standard of beauty, it can be hard to stay positive and love your body. Here are some tips from some hourglass women about how to keep your confidence up.
“Saying you love your body actually works. It makes a positive rebound and you start loving your body.” Plus-size model Robyn Lawley wants you to remember the power in self-affirmations. Taking the time to look yourself in the mirror every day to tell yourself, “I am beautiful,” will have a tremendous impact on your overall self-image and confidence. When you feel good about yourself, the world can see it!
“You can’t be everything at once -- you’re a human being.” Plus-size multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj knows the pressure society places on not only plus-size women, but also the pressure to be super-sweet, sexy, nice to everyone, cheerful, and great at everything you do. There will be days when you don’t feel or want to be all those things. Remember there are many types of beauty: you can be having a bad day and still be beautiful. Don’t let feeling human stand in the way of you feeling confident and loving yourself.
“There is no set rule, no set look, no set anything. You make your own rules in life and your own decisions.” Amber Riley, plus-size star of hit series GLEE wants you to know that beauty norms don’t define beauty and shouldn’t define how you feel about yourself. There is no one way to be beautiful. There is no right size. Eject those old browbeaten beauty standards from your mind and define what beautiful means to you. Make the decision that no one is going to determine how you feel about yourself but you. “That’s the key to life, is to make your own path, set your own rules.”
“Don’t cover yourself to make others feel comfortable.” Co-Star of Orange is The New Black Danielle Brooks says that you shouldn’t hide your curves to make others feel comfortable! You can’t change how society views you, but you can change the view and how you view yourself! “So, if you see me on a carpet with my arms and legs out glistening, or my midriff exposed, it’s a reminder to myself and the world that I know I’m beautiful." Don’t hide your body! Show off all of your beautiful curves and embrace that you are beautiful!
“Your body doesn’t exist just to be sexy.” Actress and feminist Lena Dunham wants you to remember that your body isn’t just a piece to be decorated and doesn’t exist just to be beautiful or sexy. Your body is important to your life, not just your look. “I think about my body as a tool to do the stuff I need to do, but not the be all and end all of my existence.” Your body is the tool you use to be you, but your body is just part of you! Remember all the other ways in which you are a beautiful, sexy, confident woman other than just how your body looks!
“Be healthy and happy!” Grammy-Award winning American Idol superstar Kelly Clarkson doesn’t focus on the superficial aspects of feeling good about her body. Focus on your health and wellness! Don’t worry all about what it looks like! "I do cardio. I run. I strength-train using my own body weight. I don’t like free weights, because I build muscle easily. Really, what I try to instill in my fans is to be healthy and happy. I have no desire to be super-skinny." Take time and steps to better your overall health, and you will feel more beautiful and confident, but don’t make it all about appearances.
Staying body positive can be tough. When you turn on the TV, it’s hard to find someone that looks like you. Not only that, regular retailers will rarely have clothes that fit you, much less that fit well. At Hourglass Lingerie, we believe every woman deserves to feel confident and comfortable in her curves. That’s why Hourglass has a wide variety of lingerie that is designed to make you proud to wear your curves every day.
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