Why It’s Important to Love Your Body

I recently wrote a post about having confidence in yourself, and such a huge part of this is self-love. So, here’s why it’s important to love your body.

For years, I wouldn’t have felt confident enough to wear a top like the one in this post. All throughout growing up, I was so tall and skinny, like a stringbean, and I was so self-conscious of my lanky limbs  that I’d never wear remotely “sexy” clothing, i.e. any clothing that drew attention to my figure. I was especially self-conscious of my boobs – for years, I’d wear padded bras in an effort to make them look bigger, and give me more confidence in myself.

why it's important to love your body

why it's important to love your body

why it's important to love your body

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So, for me, this post feels like a personal breakthrough. I’m not going to lie, I felt very self-conscious throughout this ‘shoot. But wearing a sheer top with a lacy, non-padded bralette underneath, I did for pure style – not sex appeal. I’ve never been more proud. I loved how the two looked together so much that I didn’t care about how my boobs were. The minute I stopped caring about what other people thought and how others perceived my body, I learned to love my ‘imperfections’ – if I can even call them that.

why it's important to love your body

why it's important to love your body

why it's important to love your body

why it's important to love your body

The fact is, no one’s body is perfect. I know it can seem that way, when we live in a world of celebrities with daily personal trainers, in an age of Photoshopped Instragram photos. It’s so easy to want this, to aspire to this seeming perfection – but it’s not the reality. The reality is that everybody has imperfections. It’s learning to love these that will give you true confidence; including the confidence to wear whatever you want.

why it's important to love your body

why it's important to love your body

why it's important to love your body

So, to summarise, here’s 8 reasons why it’s important to love your body…

  1. You’ve only got one. Cherish it.
  2. Loving your body is as much a part of looking after it as going to the gym, or eating clean.
  3. The ‘perfect’ body you’re aspiring to – the one you see on social media, on TV? It isn’t real.
  4. It will give you confidence to wear anything you like; making you happy and more self-assured.
  5. Your life won’t be different if your body is a little different. If you gain or lose weight, what happens in the grand scheme of things?
  6. Food. Tastes. Good. It’s okay to treat yourself.
  7. Everybody has different notions of what a ‘perfect’ body is. Yours will be ‘perfect’ to someone out there.
  8. But, most importantly, it should be ‘perfect’ to you.

why it's important to love your body

why it's important to love your body

why it's important to love your body

Top: Zara

Bralette: Primark (similar)

Jacket: Zara

Trousers: Mango

Boots: Topshop

Necklace: Tiffany & Co

Watch: Abbott Lyon

Ring: Pandora

Bracelet: Swarovski

Love,

Nina

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Comments

  1. Catherine Sezgin
    April 4, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    The top and jacket are gorgeous and you look fantastic! I am so glad that you are freeing yourself from limited thinking. You are a beautiful, stylish and interesting woman just the way you are and I am so glad that you are having fun and letting yourself be seen!

    • nina238
      April 4, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Thank you so much for this wonderful comment!! Xxx

    • nina238
      April 11, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      Thank you so much!!

  2. April 14, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Great and important blog post! I agree, people should be themselves! I love all the pics,too! Very Beautiful!

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