|Don't let media draw ugly lines |
on your pretty face.
|We come in varied shapes--they are all beautiful!|
We called out the plus size industry early on in 2008 for not paying attention to the needs of their customers because women of all shapes and sizes want clothes that fit and flatter--and that's not impossible to achieve if clothing companies would only pay attention.
|Don't nitpick. Embrace your big feet or curvy thighs.|
Looking for positive beauty role models is another way we've come at the crazy expectations. We don't believe in comparing ourselves to others--is a slippery slope, but we love looking at varied depictions of beauty--like those we see in art. We love celebs like Amber Riley who portray a healthy body and bold sense of style. And we adore the things Tina Fey had to say about body image and beauty expectations in her book, Bossypants.
We urge you to embrace your body, live healthy (this doesn't mean live skinny or live with big boobs), and enjoy fashion. Don't listen to the critics. Don't be afraid to age naturally and gracefully. Wear and do what makes you feel beautiful. We'll be here doing the same.