Belle Lingerie What Makes Me Confident Campaign 2016
Body image, self-esteem & confidence are difficulties
that many women face on a daily basis and these issues seem even more apparent
now that social media is so accessible. We don’t know about you but scrolling
through a Kardashian’s or celebrities Instagram account seems to have become
part of our daily routine which when you think about it, can be quite unhealthy.
For young girls in particular, this obsession with celebrity image can be so
damaging to their self-esteem and the way they feel about their appearance.
As a company we are very passionate about promoting positive
attitudes towards body image & self-confidence. Thankfully there are so
many bloggers now, particularly in lingerie, who encourage women to embrace the
bodies they have and to feel confident & beautiful, no matter what size
they are. Whether you are a size 6 or a size 16, it really doesn’t matter as
long as you feel great in your own skin.
In our latest campaign ‘What Makes Me Confident’ we are encouraging
women to express what types of things makes them feel confident and we have had
a lot of entries about body image. Below are two stories from Sophie &
Kalie-Dee who have both struggled with body confidence & self-esteem
issues. We think the fact they both want to share their stories with everyone
is extremely brave and actually takes a lot of confidence, so well done ladies
and we hope that the lingerie sets you have won for taking part will make you
feel even more special. :)
“I feel most confident when I start to lose weight even if it
is a few pounds. After having my son I went from a size 6/8 to a size 14-16 I
stopped wearing nice clothes I just wore jeans and tops for years but recently
I'm starting to feel more confident in myself I actually am starting to wear
long skirts and dresses and nice lingerie I am now making much more effort and
my confidence goes up even more when people compliment me.”
“What makes me confident is my partner. I have struggled
with eating disorders, and still do, since I was about 13/14 years old. I have
had bad mental health since I was 11 which effects my self-esteem and gives me
extremely bad anxiety and low self-worth. I'm 24 now and never thought I would
feel beautiful or be able to show off my belly ever! It is one of my most hated
areas on my body.
So when my partner came along and changed that a bit (I still have lots of low
days where I hate myself and my body!) Enough for me to dress up as Princess
Leia for his birthday... It felt amazing. He supports me through it all and has
helped me gain back some confidence - around him dramatically and around
everyone else a little bit (it's a very slow process!) - and is continuing to
help me gain confidence. I struggle to exercise half as much as I did because
depression took hold so badly. That was always my feel good thing. Fighting
mental battles everyday drains my confidence and energy but my man helps me to
keep going and love myself and my body as it is. I can even say some days I
feel beautiful without make up on! Such a huge achievement for me and I can
never thank him enough!!
Kalie-Dee Jones x”
If you would like to get involved all you need to do is give
us an example of when you have felt extra confident in yourself or about your
body. Our favourite entries will be featured in a blog post on our website and
will also WIN a lingerie set of their choice from our website. There is no word
count restrictions but we would suggest 150-300 words roughly. If you would
like to send images with your entree that would be great as we can feature them
in the blog along with the writing you have sent.
All entries need to be sent to [email protected] in
either an email, a word document or a PDF file.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. :D