People online are happy to know that even the most beautiful women in the world have flaws. A new example: the Brazilian model and mom who wore the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra but also showed her imperfections.
For Eleanor Curry, the things at the top of her list are, of course, her children and her job, in addition to traveling and spending time with the friends who empower and inspire her — six of whom she invited on a trip to Los Angeles for a totally boss photoshoot.
Digital collage artist Sara Shakeel wants to shine a new, positive light on stretch marks. So, she’s turning them into glitter marks.
Plus-size retail Torrid is heading into the final leg of its third annual model search. The competition's four finalists tell Yahoo Lifestyle what it's like to be a plus-size woman breaking into modeling.
Model and businesswoman Ashley Graham released the newest line of her Ashley Graham Collection lingerie, sold online by plus-size retailer Addition Elle, which also hosted its New York Fashion Week show on Sept. 11, in which model-of-the-moment Jordyn Woods walked.
This is your livestream of The CURVYcon 2017. Tune in for the Dia&Con fashion show from 6-7 pm on Friday, September 8 and for a day of insightful panels — one starring Chrissy Metz — and previews from 9:45am to 4pm on Saturday, September 9th.
The road to self-love can be a long and bumpy one, full of internal and external obstacles getting in the way of accepting ourselves. Living in a world where we are constantly told by the media and society what we should change or not like about our bodies, it’s hard not to get sucked in. Every day, we’re bombarded with overly Photoshopped pictures of unrealistic bodies on social media that leave many women feeling less than. But don’t get me wrong — social media isn’t all bad! Body-positive crusaders are taking a stand online to show that everyone is beautiful in her own way. We are seeing models like Denise Bidot start the body-positive No Wrong Way Movement , while my British sister Felicity Hayward fuels her cause, #selflovebringsbeauty , all the way from London. After going through my own self-love journey, I can tell you that it does not happen overnight. It takes a lot of work to change your mindset and start deconstructing the negative thoughts engrained in you and start recognizing the beauty in our differences. Loving your body is a choice that each individual must make on her own and happens when you stop comparing yourself with others. Cutting out your own negative self-talk can be one of the hardest and most important steps. An exercise that really helped me was positive mirror talk. Each morning I look in the mirror and say out loud five things that I love about my body. Like Instagram star Iskra Lawrence says, the idea of this exercise is to point out the amazing things your body does for you and to be consistent. Keep telling yourself you are beautiful, even if at the time you don’t feel particularly pretty, and repeat until the feelings follow. Imagine how much we would all flourish and all the beauty we could create in the world if we could just start loving the marks and dips of our bodies instead of trying to change who we are. The world would be so boring if everyone looked the same! Diversity is what helps fuel creativity and keeps the world an interesting and inspiring place. To help you on your own self-love journey, I’ve enlisted eight major body-positive crusaders to share their top tips on how to love your body. For more style inspiration, follow me on Instagram and read my style blog, Margie Plus . Read more from Yahoo Beauty + Style: • 9 must-have pieces from model Nadia Aboulhosn’s new size-inclusive clothing line • The very cool reason this white T-shirt is going viral • Hilary Duff tells body-shaming critics to ‘kiss my a**’ in swimsuit photo Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
Former British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman has gained praise from fans after posting an unretouched bikini selfie. Shulman, who recently stepped down from the fashion bible after 25 years as editor-in-chief, is currently on holiday in Greece. Posting a selfie clad in just a bikini, the 59-year-old fashion maven was swiftly thanked by her thousands of followers. “Great post and pretty brave too,” commented one woman after seeing the esteemed journalist in a £20 Boden bikini. “Love that you did this for all of us women out there who want to give confidence to others to do the same,” said another. One woman said she was fed up of ‘Love Island’ bodies being touted as the golden standard, writing: “Good on you as we all need to see a real woman in her swim gear. It’s something the majority of women don’t enjoy doing but let’s make it about real women’s bodies and less Love Island. You look true and fab.” Some, however, said that the body positivity is too little, too late, writing that it would have been nice to see such images on the pages of British Vogue . “Wish you have done this when it was needed and seen by millions of Vogue readers and young girls, not now, as an effort to increase sales of your book,” commented one critic. Another said: “But why now?? I have given up Vogue as it has no reference to the life I lead or the clothes I wear. When will the fashion world really cater to the middle-aged who haven’t given up hope!!!!” Shulman joins the likes of 61-year-old Kris Jenner and 59-year-old Sharon Stone in posting a realistic unedited bikini selfie. A recent survey revealed that women over the age of 65 are in fact the most body confident. Primarily because they have better things to worry about than some cellulite. Take a look at the other well-known, 50- and 60-something women who have been praised for their bravery. Follow us on Instag r am and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Swimwear that’ll leave you feeling body confident Women over 65 are the most body confident because they have ‘better things to worry about’ Celebrities in bikinis: Swimwear inspiration courtesy of your favourite A-listers
“As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones who were shorter and curvier."