Body Confidence

Mum Recreates Kendall Jenner Calvins Ad To Show The Beauty Of Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has recreated Kendall Jenner's Calvin Klein advert to show the beauty of her post-pregnancy stretch marks. Brenda DeRouen, 26, from Texas, strip...

How Not Being 'Summer Bikini Body' Ready Can Give You a New Sense of Confidence

Tasha Okeke | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

I know I'll get the weight off eventually and I may not look as good as I did before and feel as confident when I look in the mirror but I'm more than enough. I'm trying to embrace I just look a bit more curvier and bottom heavy right now. I'm still worthy of self love, acceptance and to still feel truly content within even I'm a few pounds heavier that doesn't take away my worth. And it shouldn't take away yours either.

90-Year-Old Grandma Rocks A Bikini, Gives Us All A Lesson In Body Confidence

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Irene is 90 years old, she's had 10 children and is a grandmother to a whole hoard of little ones. She's also our new body image hero. A photo of Ire...

Maybe It's Not Easy Being Thin

Bronte Huskinson | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Bronte Huskinson

Our young people need to be taught that when it comes to body shapes, there is no normal. Everyone's body is different. Curves are beautiful, but so are no curves. We need to start accepting that no woman is the same rather than holding one particular body as the desirable one.

Mums Take A Naked Stand Against Body-Shaming

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mum who photographed herself naked in a stand against body-shaming, has inspired other mothers to strip down to their underwear to help bring up the...

Plus Size Model Iskra Lawrence Gives The Finger To Body-Shamers

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Style

Plus size model Iskra Lawrence is a pro at feeling confident in her own skin. From fronting the Photoshop-free Aerie Real campaign, to her body-positi...

Try Our Quiz And Find Out Which Underwear Shape Is Right For You

The Huffington Post UK | Jen Barton | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Style

Since your underwear is the first thing you put on each morning and the last thing you take off at night, there’s no exaggerating how important ling...

Tess Holliday On Why Baby Bumps Of All Sizes Are Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents

Tess Holliday has shared a photo of her bare baby bump with a body positive message on Instagram. The plus size model who is currently six months preg...

Woman's Powerful Stand Against Body-Shamers Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has simultaneously spread body positivity and shut down body-shamers by sharing four selfies online. Sick of women-hating on one another, Sara...

'Why It's A Good Idea To Be Naked Around Your Children'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has put out a rallying cry for parents to be naked in front of their children. Constance Hall, a 32-year-old blogger from Perth, Australia...

Woman Proudly Shows Stretch Marks After Losing 9 Stone

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has given us all a lesson in body confidence by proudly showing off her stretch marks in a bikini competition - and winning. Conner Rensch,...

Yogi Hits Back At Trolls Who Said Her 'A** Was Too Big To Wear White'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When Kerri Verra, a yoga Instagram star, posted a photo of herself wearing white shorts, she was cruelly targeted by a body-shaming Instagram troll wh...

Five Powerful Lessons About Body Image That You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From actors to comedians, beauty bloggers to directors, self-confidence issues are something that all women have to face - especially in the glare of ...

Are the New Curvy, Tall and Petite Barbies Healthy Role Models or Just Another Kind of Stereotype?

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Having role models that bust these perceptions is a huge step forward, but it is equally important not to single them out for being different. It's as if to say, if you don't look like the super skinny version, then somehow you're not normal. Most kids want to feel normal so will they really ask for the 'curvy version?'. Will they want to be seen with it?

Child's Play: The Importance of Tackling Body Image Among Children and Teens

Liam Benjamin Preston | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents
Liam Benjamin Preston

If you think your child may want to discuss their body confidence or if you want to have a greater understanding of how the words we use and choices we make influence young people's self-esteem, please check out Be Real's resources.

Making 2016 the Year of Selfie-Love

Suzanne Day | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Day

Heading near a gym at the start of a new year could actually be putting your health in danger. January gym bunnies are so keen on getting inside they will mow you down in their cars or flatten you with their brand new fancy gym bags.

Mum's Epic Takedown Of Shop Assistant Who Bodyshamed Her Teenage Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Supermum may not be a Marvel comic character, but if there was, Megan Naramore Harris from Wichita, Kansas would certainly be a contender for the role...

Do We Really Need a Plus-Size Dating App?

Fran Hayden | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK Tech
Fran Hayden

Categorising us as a specialist brand whilst under the guise of advocating body positivity is not the way to go about supporting the imminent collapse of body shaming, rather integrating us into existing institutions or rather, treating us like everyone else, would be the more favourable option - trust me.

These Body-Confident Underwear Photos Show Beauty Comes In All Sizes

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women are sharing photos of themselves in their underwear with the hashtag #LikeAQueen to prove all bodies deserve much more respect. The hashtag w...

Don't Compare Your Chapter One to Someone Else's Chapter 20

Natalie Roberts | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

Whether you've just started your health and fitness journey or been working hard for a while, the chances are that you compare your progress (and therefore, your body) to others. It could be while looking at other people on social media or in magazines, or even in the gym, but it's important that you stop comparing yourself to other people.

'Bikini Body' Phrase Dies A Welcome Death After Being Axed From Women's Health

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle, the term 'bikini body' is banned. The phrase, which is a battle cry for women to put away the wine glasses and get ...

Body Image Concerns Are Causing Women To Cancel Christmas Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

British women are cancelling plans over Christmas due to body image concerns and low self-esteem. A survey of more than 2,000 women found that thr...

This Designer Was Accused Of Betraying Plus Size Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Style

A plus size designer has faced an online backlash after making a Rihanna-inspired 'cupcake' dress. Alysse Dalessandro, who runs fashion label Ready...

Let's Talk About Skinny-Shaming

Fran Hayden | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

Women who don't fall within the 'accepted body image' need to recognise that skinny women, as well as fat women, muscular women, thin women, curvy women - ALL women - are all privy to body images issues.

Beyond the Banter: What Affects Male Body Confidence

Liam Benjamin Preston | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Liam Benjamin Preston

We need to adopt a more positive outlook on how we feel about ourselves and about what we say to others. My challenge to you - tying in with 'The Modern Man-ual' research - is to check out a few of your friends' photos, let them know they are looking good and start spreading the #Ladmiration. You can help us too, ladies!