Who are your body image icons? Those celebrities that you look at their bodies and you can see yours reflected in theirs? Those women that make you feel that even though you fight with having too much of this, or too little of that, or this weird thing here, make you feel like, after all, your body is amazing. How could it not be? I mean, you look at them with a very similar body type to yours and you see them as beautiful. That, my friend, can only mean one thing… You are as, or even more beautiful than those women.
I think everyone should have at least one body image icon. They can help you see your own body and the things you consider as “defects” or “problems” in a whole different light. So, if you don’t have one yet, I suggest you start googling and going through some magazines and spotting these women in your life. I’m telling you, watching Kim Kardashian on TV has helped me go through seeing myself in a mirror squatting in a Zumba class without wanting to run away and cry myself to sleep while eating a cupcake shop’s full inventory. Jennifer Lopez showed everyone that having a booty was actually and asset, and Beyonce‘s hips and thighs make me feel like I can totally rock a pair of hot pants in public if I wanted to.
They can also serve as a great example of what outfits will look great on you and which ones might look terribly wrong, too. Try it! Look yourself in the mirror, find your body image icon and start empowering yourself, and the way you see your body through the way you see them, while taking some fashion cues along the way. I’m curious, who are your body image icons?