Hey! My name is Sophie, I am a 20 year old curvy girl from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. This year I entered a competition run by D+ lingerie brand Curvy Kate, called ‘Star in a bra’. Curvy Kate believe that their customers should be able to choose who they see modelling their underwear, and that women want to see REAL women in the fashion world and media, making a move away from stick thin models and an unrealistic, heavily edited body ideal. I have been lucky enough to make it into the top 30 girls and I really want the chance to stand up and make a difference for all the curvy girls out there who are sick of seeing the clothes and lingerie they buy being modelled by girls who look nothing like them. I’m trying to rally support for what I’m doing from other girls who appreciate how difficult it can be to grow up struggling with their confidence because society tells us that curvy girls are undesirable - when the opposite is true! CURVY GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL! We should be demanding that the media empower us as women instead of making us doubt ourselves! Please pop along and give me a vote if you agree! https://apps.facebook.com/star-in-a-bra/models/755
Great info, thanks!!
I tried to post a pic and it didnt work, could somebody tell me how it works?? its seems very different then like facebook or something (and I’m new to tumblr) I clicked on insert an image but idk how to get a pictures URL or anything thnx
NB: Hello lovely, here’s a link to our FAQ where you can find out exactly how to submit :) Looking forward to seeing your submission soon!
There are plenty of ways :D But if you truly do want to lose weight for whatever reason, stick with it :) You’ll get there. But if you want to love your body and be comfortable with how you look, start looking at parts of yourself that you love, focus on them and highlight them, and every day add to it, the first day you might think, “I love my lips” so wear a nice lipstick, the next day you might think “My legs look really great today and so do my lips!” So wear a nice skirt or something, every day add to the things you love about yourself, even if it’s small and even if you’re not feeling really great about yourself. Smile!
I wish you the bes of luck, dear :)
to post a pic!! I’m 5’5 ish and around 140+ (Im not going to weigh myself anymore after worrying about my image so much) so here is me, curves and all! I wish I was a size 0 but I’m no where near that! but I’m trying and learning to be happy and confident with who I am!! :) any comments are appreciated!!
I had a lady message me about this today, actually.
I agree with you, dresses (and I found, corsets) for bigger women are always bigger in the bust, I understand why they do this, because yes, a lot of bigger ladies have big breasts, but I’m getting drawn to the conclusion that us smaller-breasted curvy girls are a bit of a rare breed. I haven’t really had the problem with dresses, but I’m a size 18 and my shoulders are slightly broad. I am happy to advocate any curvy women on here, no matter their bust size. Maybe you could even submit a photo of yourself?
Thanks for your message!
I love these messages, thank you :) I really look forward to seeing your submission! I’m so glad that GPC is helping you to accept who you are :) Thank you.
I’m so sorry to hear you had to go through that. That’s terrible. But congratulations on pulling through and being so strong. My only suggestion is to maybe invest in some chicken fillets (little pads you can slip under your breasts in your bra to push them up a little) Which you can get anywhere really, and I think they would be a cheaper and effective alternative to surgery and would help if you’re two different cup sizes. Also, BRA EXTENDERS! Are a life saver, if the cups fit but the bra is just too small, you can use it on the clasps and you’ve got it :D
I hope you found this helpful and keep your chin up, doll :)
I for one know what you’re talking about!! I have always been a little insecure of my breasts because I’m bigger. But the truth is that’s just how we’re made, some bigger ladies have bigger breasts, some, like us have smaller ones. And this is okay, I know it can be hard to accept them, but they are part of your body and part of what makes you who you are :) There is nothing wrong with having smaller breasts if you’re bigger and you can always buy bras and chicken fillets to give you a little extra boost if your want it. I hope this helps :D
Shapewear!! I have a tummy as well and whenever I’m wearing anything from jeans and a nice top to a cute dress, I always have on shapewear underneath. You can look it up online, but I actually got a great pair from Kmart for cheap. It’s totally worth it :D
Also, if you want to call attention away from your stomach area go for tops or dresses that don’t cling too much to the area, but try to get dresses or tops that are fitted around the bust.
There are tonnes of options now for bigger girls which is great, so take advantage of it! Kmart and Target have a great line of plus size clothing and there’s plenty on the internet :D
I hope I helped and good luck!!
Thank you so much :) This is such a wonderful message. I actually just wrote a post thanking everyone and praising them for their support of each other, I am so proud to be the owner of a blog that is so supportive and accepting :) Thank you so much for this beautiful message, it really means a lot :)
There are always options, I do feel sad for you both if you are unable to conceive. It will be alright and you will find a way to be wonderful mum and him to be a great dad. He sounds like a wonderful, loving and caring man and I’m sure he’ll understand when you do tell him.
I am so proud to be the owner of a blog where all of the followers are so, so supportive of each other. You are all such amazing and wonderful people and thank you for all of your kind words and support to one another. I truly have the best followers :)
To the anon who might not be a mom,
Do not forget about surrogacy, if you are keen to have your own child and can possibly afford it…its an option.
To the anon recovering from bulimia,
I have a few choice words for your ex, but I have the courtesy to not say them here. How dare he judge you!! I am sure you are wonderful and beautiful. One day you will find someone you loves you very much for who YOU are, not who THEY want you to be! I hate to hear someone was judged based on their weight, its discrimination and it should not be acceptable in today’s society.
Anyway hugs to you both <3
Such lovely, encouraging messages from you girls today, thank you :D I hope the lovely lady is reading these!!
Wow… I’m sorry, doll but you’re totally better off without him!! “Ugliness around you” Jeez, that is cruel. You may be chubby but at least you’re not a horrible person like him. Don’t feel worthless, I bet you’re beautiful and I encourage you to submit a picture of yourself. There are tonnes of men out there who would love your size, who cares if he’s not attracted to it? If he can say those mean things to you, he doesn’t deserve you at all. You are better than that. Please feel better and don’t let him get you down.
Hmm, that sounds really tough, and that’s so sad that your mum said that too. I just don’t think it would be wise to just forget about being a mum all together, but you do need to take your health into account, if you do fall pregnant after you get married, perhaps you should seek out a doctor to help you through it, give you advice and such because being a mum is something that you seem very passionate about and it and you should be given a chance to be the mother you’ve always wanted to be.
Some fanmail for you, lovely :)
I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis, that sure is terrible.
Aside from the hip pain you mentioned, how do you feel otherwise? Women’s bodies are fascinating and unpredictable, so I wouldn’t write off being a mum just yet, you never know what the future may hold for you. And if in the unfortunate event that you may not be able to conceive, there are other options. Although I hope that you’ll be able to have a baby because you sound like you’d really love to be a mother.
Maybe you could ask your doctor if there is anything you can do when you want to start a family.
I really hope that I have been able to help in some way, I’m not very experienced in this area, but I wish you all the best on your journey, I hope everything works out for you. You seem like a strong and caring woman. Thank you for your message.
I recently realized I can be sexy and I can be beautiful. Which is rare for me.
I tried submitting a post eariler, idk if it went through or not cause im new to tumblr. I actually got a tumblr account casue I came across this blog and was shocked at all the love and support here and after reading EVERY single post and almost coming to tears, i knew I needed to join this family of strong women! cause I struggle, we all struggle everyday, no matter how big we are or how old we are, we all need love!!
NB. I just published your last post :) Thank you for your lovely messages and I hope you enjoy GPC! I sure look forward to a photo submission by you too :D
I got a tumblr account just cause I found this page, and wow. I was almost brought to tears reading EVERY SINGLE post and realizing that I’m not even close to being alone, and I totally need encouragement and motivation and I’m excited about becoming a part of this page!! xoxoxo