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From Thinspo to Fitspiration: How Social Media Could Be Affecting Your Body Image

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Girl refusing to eat

Photo Credit From controversially thin models to the photo retouching used frequently in print ads, the fashion industry is not exactly known for promoting a positive body image for women. In turn, this has led to many efforts, like the Seventeen Body Peace Treaty, to combat these negative messages. This advocacy for body acceptance among women […]

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Dressing for Your Body, Which Happens to Be Awesome: Hourglass Edition

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flattering hourglass outfit dressy

Source This week, we’re talking about dressing your hourglass shape, because your hourglass figure is fantastic and you really should embrace it every day. (For past episodes of this column, about your legs, height, bra size, et cetera, click here!) That said, you’re not born with curves, and you’re definitely not born knowing how to […]

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Dressing for Your Body, Which Happens to Be Awesome: Small Chest Edition

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Source First of all, let me say I was blown away by the positive feedback for this column’s first post. It seems like I’m not the only one who’s been craving body-positive fashion advice. Using a super-scientific metric of demand for various topics, I discovered that what most of you want to read about (or at […]

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Dressing for Your Body, Which Happens to Be Awesome: Long Legs Edition

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Bodies are all different, as demonstrated by these mannequins

Photo Credit In my experience, summertime is the hardest season to feel good about your body. In the winter, we can wrap ourselves up in parkas and sweaters and forget about our body woes. On the other hand, as soon as the thermometer creeps up past 85°, I want to be wearing as little clothing […]

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