A Guide To Confidence And Self-Love
However, we know it’s not that simple. The journey to body acceptance is a personal one and isn’t always straightforward. Our advice? Fill your feed with positive influences that inspire you to embrace your body right now, as it is, through these warmer months.
We caught up with four inspiring women who use their platform to spread positivity through their lived experiences. From focusing on the body’s abilities and not its appearance to stepping out of your comfort zone, keep scrolling to discover their top tips to finding confidence and what it means to them…
Charlotte Emily Price
"Talk to yourself like someone you love." This is a quote that really helped me on my journey, as I realised I'd never point out my mum's stretch marks or one of my friend's insecurities, so why was I picking out my own? It was a real perspective shift hearing this for the first time, and every time I say something bad about myself now, I remember this and it stops me from continuing with the negative self-talk.
"Talk to yourself like someone you love"
I love journaling and I've found that focusing on writing down things that I love about myself that aren't physical attributes can remind me that my existence is more than my appearance. For example, I love my sensitivity and emotional intelligence because it allows me to connect to the people in my life.
Gina Atinuke Knight
"Don't let fear keep you small"
After a while, I became more confident, and before long I preferred my shaved head. I no longer hide myself. Don’t let fear keep you small.
"Our body is an instrument to be played, not an ornament to be looked at"
I'm currently on my self-love and body confidence journey, and I've come to realise it's a lifelong adventure. Our bodies and minds continuously evolve, so accepting ourselves along the way is crucial.
"Life is too short to not appreciate and love the body you've been blessed with"
When it comes to glowing with confidence this summer, one of my top tips is to step out of your comfort zone and try something new that you've always wanted to do. It'll give you an amazing adrenaline rush and a major boost in confidence. Another important tip is to let go of worrying about what others think of you. Life is too short to not appreciate and love the body you've been blessed with. Embrace it wholeheartedly!
Everyone’s journey to self-love is different – just follow the unique stories of Charlotte, Gina, Victoria and Gemma for proof. Whether you’re well on your way to summer confidence or intend to take on the advice of these body acceptance advocates, you can also make positive steps towards this mindset by wearing comfy yet luxurious clothes that make you feel like the best version of you. For this, look no further than our inclusive collection of sleepwear and beachwear, which is also available in Curve and Maternity. Explore diverse fits, intricate prints hand-illustrated in our West London studio and an assortment of soft, planet-conscious materials to elevate your summer lounge time, including organic cotton and recycled jersey fabric.