Body Positivity is the New Black

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Disclaimer: this post contains items gifted to me from Blush Atelier, who helped me in my journey to body positivity.

Three girls are standing in front of a mirror; one exclaims “god my hips are huge!”, another says “oh god please I hate my calves”, and the third scoffs “you guys can wear halters, check out man shoulders”. They all turn to the fourth girl, Cady Heron (played by Lindsay Lohan) and she hurriedly blurts out, “I have really bad breath…?”

We’ve all been brought up like those girls in Mean Girls; no matter how perfect our parents tell us we are, we are slowly taught that this is not the case. Society bullies us to believe that there’s always a “flaw” and that we should do all that we can to correct them. Things like having man shoulders, huge hips, or in my case, small breasts.

Body confidence is the new black by hellolizziebee

Yeeeeeep, small breasts. Bee stings. Buds. Itty-bitty-titties. Whatever you call them – I’ve got them, and I’m proud of my small titties. I used to hate them (lol soz) but we’re alright now. Best buds, in fact. It took me a long time to accept them and embrace body positivity, though; memories flash by of when I used to stuff tissue down my bra in Secondary School (High School), or wearing padding so thick that it could stop bullets. It wasn’t until I went on holiday with Malta with my girl Amy a few weeks ago (yeeep, only a few weeks ago!) that I was finally okay with these little bee stings of mine. I took the leap into the ocean and flaunted my tiny chest with the help of a cute little non-padded bikini.

Blush Atelier bralette "Ella" via hellolizziebee
Body confidence with Ella bralette by Blush Atelier

related post: my love/hate relationship with myself

It didn’t stop there – wearing a non-padded bra was the next giant leap I made. Padding always gave me the extra boost – quite literally – that I needed to feel good, so bralets didn’t even cross my mind. Me? With my boobs wild and free? Yeah but no. The thought of showing the world that I was, in fact, “flat-chested” terrified me, but I had major heart eyes when I spotted these from Blush Atelier* that I bit the bullet and just did it. And you know what? It felt AMAZING. Kinda sexy but cute at the same time. The detailing on Ella is just so delicate and reminded me of the soft patterns on Liz Lisa dresses. And Ebony? It was the softest thing I ever tried on. I felt, strangely, confident despite the lack of padding.

Ebony bralette by Blush Atelier

Shoutout to my girl Amy for the photos!

Embracing body positivity with a little help from Blush Atelier by hellolizziebee

I’m kind of kicking myself that I didn’t accept this little “flaw” of mine sooner. How different would my teenage life have been if only I had accepted a body positive image? Would I have grown up as a stronger woman? I thought of all of the times I felt crestfallen because I couldn’t buy so-and-so because I didn’t feel good enough wearing that sort of thing as. Of when I stood in my bedroom with a tape measure, desperately trying to tell myself I was a cup larger when in fact I barely reached over an A. But, as cheesy as it sounds, I’m doing all that I can to change that with a little help of body positivity. To embrace my little buds in order for me to become my more confident and happier self.

Because body positivity is the new black.

On embracing body confidence by hellolizziebee (wearing Ella bralette by Blush Atelier)

P.S. These were gifted items but obvs 100% my own opinion (because I’m a terrible liar)
P.P.S I also have a discount code for you to get 15% discount (ooh yeah) with LIZZIE15 so you can bag your own here
P.P.P.S I did, however, blur out my nipple slightly in the last pic as the bralette was VERY sheer and I dread to think what would happen if my close friends and family stumbled upon that pic.

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13 Comments
  • Aaliyah
    June 2, 2019

    This was a lovely post to read! I’m so glad your finally feeling confident in your own skin. I actually have the opposite to you where my boobs are pretty big and I’ve always felt pretty self conscious about it but I’m starting to now feel that way! Also those bras are gorgeous x

    • hellolizziebee
      June 2, 2019

      Thank you so much! Isn’t it crazy that no matter what your body type is, there’s always something deemed “wrong”? It’s awful! But I’m so happy that you’re embracing body positivity too <3

  • Kayleigh Zara
    June 2, 2019

    Those bras are so cute! I honestly wish I smaller boobs hahaha so I could wear all the cute Bralets. I think it’s really great that you have body confidence because no matter what size or shape we are I think it’s natural to feel envious of how people look incomparision to ourselves. Thanks for sharing x

    Kayleigh zara 🥀 http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • hellolizziebee
      June 2, 2019

      They really are, aren’t they? And yes I totally agree! Thank you so much for reading z

  • Bexa
    June 2, 2019

    These bralettes are absolutely gorgeous, they look super cute and comfy. I really love the message in this post too, learning to love our bodies is such an important thing. It’s awesome when the right clothes can give us a confidence boost and make us feel great about our bodies, you look amazing Lizzie! Thanks for sharing such an inspirational and positive post ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • hellolizziebee
      June 12, 2019

      Yes I totally agree! Maybe this is a sign that I should wear nicer underwear more often haha. Thank you so much xx

  • Kieli
    June 3, 2019

    Everything about this post is LOVE. I’m so happy to hear all of this. I hope one day I can become happy with mine. And the photos are gorgeous!♥

    • hellolizziebee
      June 12, 2019

      Awh thank you so much Kieli! And I really hope so too ❤️

  • Nat
    June 5, 2019

    You look beautiful on these photos Lizzie! Tiny titties or not, you look great! The bras are so pretty and delicate looking, what more could you ask for from a bra?

    My body positivity is still pretty bad but when it comes down to wearing some lovely new lingerie, I always feel really good. 🙂

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

    • hellolizziebee
      June 11, 2019

      Awh thank you for your sweet comment! And yes they were really soft to wear and I loved them so much!

  • Elodie
    June 10, 2019

    I also have a very small breast but I can tell that it’s not anymore a problem to me thanks to J fashion! If I would have bigger breast I could never wear some of my favorite clothes!! 😊 in France we use to say : tout ce qui est petit est mignon (everything small is cute) so …… big up for small boobs sexy girls!! ❤️

    • hellolizziebee
      June 11, 2019

      Ah that’s very true! I suppose I wouldn’t be able to fit into some of my ma*rs items if I had bigger boobs… But yes small is cute!

  • Jadedisland
    June 13, 2019

    Celebrating the skin you’re in is thrilling! I’m proud to see positive steps in body positivity such as this!