8 Times Real Women Rocked Fatkinis

A roundup of 8 real women from Instagram rocking fatkinis | PlusSizeLife.co.uk

As the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer, one thing springs to my mind: the beach! Spending a few days soaking up the sun on a sandy beach or beneath a giant umbrella poolside is my idea of a perfect way to celebrate summer! And what better way to prepare us all for the balmy days of summer than with some real-life Instagram inspiration? Let’s go! Dammmmmmmn, divas! Back it again with the fatkinis!

1. This Perfectly Plus-Size Pineapple Fatkini

A plus size woman wearing a fatkini on the beach with mirror aviator sunglasses.

Photo credit: @nicoleinreallife

Squishy body or not, @nicoleinreallife looks fun & fab in her gorge’ suit

2. This Lovely Lime Suit

A plus size woman wearing a lime green fatkini

Photo credit: @xbrittney89

That lovely lime swimsuit is eyecatching but so it that adorable phone cover!

3. The One with Cotton Candy Pink Jellyfish

A cotton candy pink fatkini

Photo credit: @pervvypanda

@pervvypanda matched her hair to her suit & totally killed the game

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How to Take a Compliment

How to Take a Compliment with Grace and Believe It | PlusSizeLife.co.uk

The art of accepting a compliment with grace & believing it

A compliment. Just a few words about my physical appearance or personality and I’m instantly in a tailspin, swept up in a whirlwind of self doubt and insecurity! I know I’m not alone. We women have mastered the art of the personal put down. We are our own toughest critics and because we hold ourselves to such high standards, (often set deliriously high) we are genuinely taken aback and rendered speechless by a loving compliment.

When the natural curls just don't do right!

When the natural curls just don’t do right!

But there is so much power in a compliment. Accepting, internalising and believing a compliment is fuel for unshakable confidence. With this post, I’m preaching to the choir. On good days, I can accept a compliment and run with it, propelled forward by its positive vibes.

But the days when remembering how to take a compliment matters most are the bad days. The days when nothing fits; when my natural curls have a mind of their own and make me look like Loretta from Family Guy! (For the sake of this article; we’ll run with hair as the focus of our compliments.)

I’ve learned I’m learning how to take a compliment with these four tips:

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The ABCs of Loving Your Plus Size Body

Here are 26 body positive New Year’s resolutions that will help you learn to love your beautiful plus size body!
Discover 26 easy ways to love your plus size body with these body positive New Year's resolutions from Plus Size Life.co.uk

There’s no other time of year when more people are focused on bettering themselves than in the run up to New Year’s. Resolutions are always at the top of everyone’s list for self improvement, but usually we focus on things like drinking more water, going to the gym or eating better. While those can be very admirable things to aspire to do more of, I think the bedrock of any resolution worth its vow, is self acceptance and self love.

You can promise and resolve to do all manner of feel-good tasks, but unless you begin from a place of clear self-love and self-acceptance, you’ll only set yourself up for failure. That’s why in 2016, instead of the usual resolutions, I’m focusing on 26 body positive resolutions, because I know that when I feel good about myself (inside and out) everything else just fall into place.

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When Fat-Shaming Goes Mainstream: that Gabourey Sidibe Sex Scene

One plus-size girl’s response to some of the fat-shaming negativity following Gabourey Sidibe’s sex scene in Empire.

When Gabourey Sidibe perfomed a fairly typical sex scene in the sitcom Empire, the Internet exploded with fat-shaming hatred. | Plus Size Life.co.uk

(Spoiler alert: the Empire scene mentioned in this article has not aired in the UK at the time of writing)

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