Perfect body shape

Perfect body shape

There is a lot of different body types and shapes besides the hourglass shape. I feel that everyone I interview these days, are obsessed about the hourglass shape especially now that Spring is approaching.  Everyone is aiming for “the perfect body shape”. We were designed differently for a reason and we all have the perfect body shape. A lot of people compare themselves to the people they see in the media and feel like they need to reach the perfect body shape based on the comparison. That is where we get a lot of body related diseases such as anorexia, bulimia e.t.c.

When you love yourself, you won’t think about comparing yourself to “the perfect body shape” that is portrayed in the media platforms. I am sure you know this by now but let me emphasize it more, the girl in the magazine does not look like the girl in the magazine. The is a lot going on behind the scenes for that girl to look like that. It’s so sad that our beauty industry does not have a lot of diverse body shapes that we can look up to and motivate us. That is where plus size fashion blogger like us find the gap to encourage “the not-so perfect body shape”. It is sad to see young girls go through a depression over their body shapes and sizes just because they feel the need to “fit” and be accepted by the society as pretty and sexy.

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Being a plus size does not mean the is something wrong with you. A lot of people treat plus size people as if they not normal and not healthy. This stigma is promoted around the media especially the beauty industry. I feel the need as a plus size South African fashion blogger to have a voice for the other wonderful plus size ladies who don’t have the platform to address these issues.

There is nothing wrong with a plus size body, it is a perfect body shape on its form. I have reached a place in my life where I do not allow negative comments regarding my body to bother me, I don’t address people with their negative comments, I don’t feel the need to put energy on them. But as a plus size blogger, I do have the responsibility to educate people about body issues and the stigma around it.

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The perfect body shape is the one that carries you through life, through the good and bad times. The one that is willing to change and grow with you. The body that will support you through the changes in your life. That is the perfect body shape. The one that is healthy and fit to carry you through life.

Everyone has a perfect body shape, don’t depress yourself by comparing yourself with what you see in the media. Love yourself and your body size and shape then your body will love and respect you. Please, my article about self-acceptance for more information on this issue.

Please leave your comment below and tell me your experience regarding body issues, how the industry has affected you and how the people around you play a role in contributing to the negative stigma regarding the perfect body shape.

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  1. Alain Adambu|

    If each of us could design our ideal body, what would it look like? How do we develop these ideas and how close do our own bodies comes to that? Does that ideal really matter? These are the questions we always ask our yourself but Body confidence doesn’t come from trying to do or achieve the perfect body but comes from embracing the one you’ve already got.

    1. Yes Alain this is so true

  2. Alain Adambu|

    If each of us could design our ideal body, what would it look like? How do we develop these ideas and how close do our own bodies comes to that? Does that ideal really matter? These are the questions you always ask yourself but Body confidence doesn’t come from trying to do or achieve the perfect body but comes from embracing the one you’ve already got.

    1. Good question to ask yourself. I love what you wrote

  3. Fashion has a home, it duels in people who deserve it…that’s what we call fashion. love it jabu…

    1. Yes Didier this is true. We must love ourselves enough to dress for the body God gave us

  4. Tanaka Elsie|

    I love this post! It speaks love and life changing experiences! Keep on motivating us and sharing – you may never know what impact it’s doing to us!

    1. Yes dear, I am a true believer in self love, a lot of our problems we are facing would be solved if we did love ourselves

  5. A perfect body is the one that carries you through life, through good and bad times. Well said Nomsa!

    1. Yes Xoli, I feel like we too hard on ourselves sometimes and we forget the important thing at the end of the day, the gift of life.

  6. You look beautiful baby girl!…..SLAY! SLAY!

    1. Thank you Thembisa, I am trying to slay and enjoy the shape I am in

  7. You look gorgeous here my friend.

    1. Thank you so much friend, really appreciate it

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