• People find their body attractiveness increases when viewed from a third person perspective, study finds
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    People find their body attractiveness increases when viewed from a third person perspective, study finds

    We rate our bodies more negatively than if we were to view the exact same body as an outsider.

  • Designer creates cotton flesh suits to show concept of ideal body shape is 'ridiculous'
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    Designer creates cotton flesh suits to show concept of ideal body shape is 'ridiculous'

    Textile artist Daisy May Collingridge, 29, has made five characters out of fabric.

  • Emily Ratajkowski reflects on childhood photo: 'I wish the world had encouraged my 14-year-old self to be more than just my body'
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    Emily Ratajkowski reflects on childhood photo: 'I wish the world had encouraged my 14-year-old self to be more than just my body'

    The model and swimsuit designer has a smart message for teen girls.

  • Iskra Lawrence reveals body image 'challenge' while pregnant
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    Iskra Lawrence reveals body image 'challenge' while pregnant

    The British model, 29, is considered a role model for body positivity.

  • Kate Ferdinand reveals 15-year battle with body dysmorphia caused panic attacks so severe she suffered hair loss
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    Kate Ferdinand reveals 15-year battle with body dysmorphia caused panic attacks so severe she suffered hair loss

    Rio Ferdinand's new wife has suffered anxiety since her teens.

  • Woman left 'massively hurt' by fat-shaming friend
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    Woman left 'massively hurt' by fat-shaming friend

    She says her friend of more than 15 years has been making 'cruel' comments about her weight.

  • 'Love Island' is encouraging young viewers to have plastic surgery, health minister warns
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    'Love Island' is encouraging young viewers to have plastic surgery, health minister warns

    "These co-called reality TV series are still promoting lifestyles which are semi-fantasy."

  • Lena Dunham posts nude photo on Instagram encouraging fans to 'love themselves'
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    Lena Dunham posts nude photo on Instagram encouraging fans to 'love themselves'

    "Any negativity that comes your way is just an excuse to love yourself even more, right?"

  • Women's negative feelings towards body changes during pregnancy linked to depression after birth
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    Women's negative feelings towards body changes during pregnancy linked to depression after birth

    Researchers are now calling for a standardised method of assessing women’s feelings towards their changing bodies during pregnancy.

  • Woman who suffers from condition that causes saggy skin has become a body positive Instagram star
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    Woman who suffers from condition that causes saggy skin has become a body positive Instagram star

    Her neck might soon not be able to support the weight of her head.

  • Jameela Jamil slams 'irresponsible' Khloé Kardashian for promoting diet shakes: 'Be smarter than this'
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    Jameela Jamil slams 'irresponsible' Khloé Kardashian for promoting diet shakes: 'Be smarter than this'

    Fans are cheering on the "Good Place" actress for calling out Kardashian's latest weight loss endorsement.

  • Singer Marina says designer photoshopped her legs to 'look like literal sticks'
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    Singer Marina says designer photoshopped her legs to 'look like literal sticks'

    "Don’t photoshop my wonderful hourglass body shape"

  • Blogger's Instagram versus reality bum post applauded by fans
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    Blogger's Instagram versus reality bum post applauded by fans

    Blogger Lauren Curtis has shared an honest photo to help encourage women to love their bodies no matter what.Admitting it can be “crippling” to worry about our supposed “flaws”, Lauren posted three photos for her Instagram followers.“I usually only post photos of my best angles with the best lighting because I look at those photos and they make me feel good about myself,” Lauren wrote alongside the first photo showing off her pert derriere.“But it doesn’t mean I’m also not proud of my body when it doesn’t look like that.”She went on to share a side-by-side comparison photo of her bum – cellulite, stretch marks and all.“In the second photo I’m clenching my butt cheeks to demonstrate that I still have my fair share of cellulite….my stretch marks and lil spider veins,” she wrote.“I used to be so worried people would notice all these ‘flaws’ and it’s honestly crippling.“In reality we ALL have them to some degree and they do not matter.”Her fans have applauded the influencer for her truthful post, saying more people on social media should be this authentic.“I love this post so much,” one person commented. “This is going to help so many women feel more confident in their own skin. We need a lot more of this authenticity on social media.”“Thank you for sharing and also making myself and others realise to love our body no matter what shape,” another wrote.And she’s not the only one reminding us that behind every envy-inducing snap is real life, as the gallery below shows.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Jameela Jamil apologises to fans for airbrushed photographsNigella Lawson isn’t here to be edited: ‘Don’t airbrush my sticking out stomach’Woman edits her image to show how the ‘perfect’ body has changed

  • Heidi Range: 'I would hate if my daughter shared my low body esteem'
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    Heidi Range: 'I would hate if my daughter shared my low body esteem'

    She speaks to Kate Thornton as part of brand new podcast, 'White Wine Question Time'.

  • Nigella Lawson isn't here to be edited: 'Don't airbrush my sticking out stomach'
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    Nigella Lawson isn't here to be edited: 'Don't airbrush my sticking out stomach'

    She joins Jameela Jamil in the fight against Photoshopped imagery.

  • Little Mix encourage fans to embrace body positivity in empowering new video
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    Little Mix encourage fans to embrace body positivity in empowering new video

    The girl band kick-started the hashtag #StripWithLittleMix to encourage fans to open up about their body confidence struggles.

  • Actress Lili Reinhart praised by fans for 'inspirational' speech on body image
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    Actress Lili Reinhart praised by fans for 'inspirational' speech on body image

    "We are all imperfectly beautiful"

  • 'It's time for a plus-size Ken!': U.K. blogger wants men to embrace the body positive movement, too
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    'It's time for a plus-size Ken!': U.K. blogger wants men to embrace the body positive movement, too

    "Embracing a part of yourself you've been taught to hate isn't easy."

  • 'What it says on the label means nothing': Woman's side-by-side photo shows how sizes change between brands
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    'What it says on the label means nothing': Woman's side-by-side photo shows how sizes change between brands

    "Why the hell am I a medium at Jacqui E but I'm an extra large at Zara?"

  • This summer festival is a liberating space for women of all shapes and sizes
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    This summer festival is a liberating space for women of all shapes and sizes

    “Oh, she’s scandalous,” a friend said aloud, referring to me, after one would-be carnivalista asked me what to expect on our trip to Barbados Crop Over Festival — the Caribbean island’s annual six-week festival, which consists of parties booming with calypso and soca music and street fairs flowing with flavorful food and arts to celebrate a 200-year tradition honoring the end of the sugar cane season.“It’s … fun.” The words gradually rolled off my tongue as I stood there baffled about why she would say such a thing. Was it the costume she’d seen me don in the past? Was it the way my wined [danced] like a snake in Instagram Story videos filmed during carnival in Jamaica months ago? Was it the dancing with both women and men?? Was it because a lot of skin was openly shown in public? Or was it the mere fact that she just didn’t understand Caribbean culture?It was hard to believe she didn’t get it. It was even tougher to accept her comments as humorous rather than backhanded. I felt as if she had put me in the “scandalous” box, where one is also labeled as shameful, dishonorable, and sinful. But Caribbean women — and people from all backgrounds who participate in carnival festivals — are often subjected to this cruel judgment.“The perception the U.S. has of Caribbean carnivals shows their ignorance and disdain of African-derived culture and festivals,” says Kai Barratt, a lecturer and carnival scholar at the University of Technology, Jamaica. “The media coverage of Rihanna at Crop Over is a testament to this. It also highlights their imperialistic and colonial position, as they view Caribbean society and its inhabitants as backward and hypersexualized.”“I would say ‘hypersexualized’ as opposed to ‘over’ simply because the latter suggests a consistent degradation of the carnival-costumed woman to her powerless demise, when in some instances (well, often in the contemporary context), the carnival woman celebrates this period of hypersexuality,” explains Jo-anne Tull, an academic coordinator and carnival studies lecturer, who has been participating in Trinidad Carnival and Crop Over in Barbados for over 20 years. “Many of us bask in this time, particularly with the rise and the importance of [social media like] Instagram in showing off this. We, the women, sometimes are the media creators of this hypersexualized time.”However, it’s important to highlight how a carnival festival encourages women to own their sexuality in a culture where dance has always been sensual and party outfits have always been revealing, rather than framing the festival attire as an example of sexual invitation and objectification of women and their bodies.Recall the tragic event that took place at Trinidad Carnival in 2016 when 30-year-old professional steel-pan player Asami Nagakiya was murdered. Port-of-Spain mayor Raymond Tim Kee made comments that suggested the young woman’s carnival costume was to blame for her death. “Women have a responsibility to ensure they are not abused during the carnival season. It’s a matter of, if she was still in her costume  —  I think that’s what I heard  —  let your imagination roll,” he told reporters.Kee apologized for his remarks and eventually resigned after bikini-clad women took to the streets to protest the victim-blaming that stemmed from a carnival festival where the costume is key.Carnival is not a time to be sexually harassed or slut-shamed. It’s actually one of the most powerful times of year for women to be free from male domination or societal rules, according to Tull. “Carnival day, and the days leading up to it, she is boss.”Carnival is a liberating time for women (and men) of all shapes and sizes to challenge and contest patriarchal ideas of femininity. It is without a doubt a release from everyday restrictions and a way for women to  proudly celebrate and showcase their feather-adorned and bedazzled bodies.Scroll through to find out what women at the Barbados Crop Over Festival 2018 have to say about overcoming body-image issues and loving themselves just the way they are.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• These Carnival Costumes Have the Best Message: ‘You Are Beautiful, You Are Sexy, You Are Gorgeous’• Rihanna smolders in sexy, beaded bikini and feathers at Crop Over Festival in Barbados• Street Style at Barbados Crop Over FestivalFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. 

  • GQ's idea of 'stocky' riles up Twitter users
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    GQ's idea of 'stocky' riles up Twitter users

    A GQ photo accompanying an article recommending swim shorts to men of 'stocky' builds is receiving the brunt of Twitter ridicule.