We’ve all probably experienced some type of scrutiny towards our bodies at least once in our life. For celebrities, it’s constant. Yes, they choose to be in the spotlight, but they often don’t choose to hear the public’s opinion about their bodies. Many celebrities use this negativity as an opportunity to inspire and empower others, as they understand their influence regarding their audience. They share stories of learning to be confident in all aspects of life, and even sometimes discuss lingerie, which we of course love at #ShopNTL. So to inspire you, we’ve gathered some of the best celebrity quotes about lingerie and body image.
“If you’re wearing lingerie that makes you feel glamorous, you’re halfway there to turning heads.”
– Elle Macpherson
Lingerie is so much more than its function; if you’re wearing lingerie you love it can have an effect on how you feel. The confidence that can come from wearing beautiful lingerie can extend into other aspects of your life, including your allure. When you feel good, you look good; it’s as simple as that.
“I am allowed to look sexy, feel sexy, and be in love. I am worthy of all of those things. And so are you.”
A lot of current media gives us the sense that we have to look or be a certain way to receive love. That’s simply not true, and this quote reiterates that in a fantastic way. We should all feel deserving of sexiness and love and feeling amazing about ourselves despite any outward influence.
“Real elegance is everywhere … especially in the things that don’t show.”
– Christian Dior
We read this quote as a multitude of things. We can apply this to lingerie, as we don’t often show our lingerie to others, but others can see how we feel because of what we’re wearing underneath. Well fitting lingerie can complement our bodies and help us carry ourselves better. We can also interpret this quote as meaning our non-visual qualities are what truly makes us stand out.
“I don’t care what I’m wearing – if it’s a frumpy T-shirt, sweats … if I still have a pair of pretty panties on, or a beautiful bra that makes me feel like a woman, those choices dictate the mood throughout the day.”
-Brooke Burke- Charvet
We’ve discussed this idea of a connection between mood and lingerie plenty of times. When we adhere to our style and comfort level while wearing lingerie that’s pretty and appealing to us, there’s really nothing that can stop us. Even if you’re lounging around the house in sweats, our lingerie choices can boost our mood.
“ I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.”
It’s so important for us to be able to define our own sense of beauty for ourselves. So much of the concept of beauty has been dictated by others, and this quote inspires us to take that definition back. We should come to terms with our positive thoughts about ourselves and block out all of the other harmful words that others say, because that doesn’t matter.
“I might have a little bit of cellulite. I might not be toned everywhere. But accepting that just empowers me.”
– Kim Kardashian West
There is something truly empowering about being able to embrace and accept who we are in the present, rather than just simply focusing on changing everything. That doesn’t mean you can’t strive to improve, but it’s so much easier to nurture yourself and your health in a responsible way when you already love who you are.
“Even though it will never be flat again, my stomach is still my favourite because it reminds me of my greatest achievement: My babies.”
– Isla Fisher
It’s refreshing for a celebrity to be positive about the effects pregnancy has on a body, as so many strive to shed any evidence of having a child as soon as possible and are heavily celebrated for doing so. Remnants of pregnancy are badges of honour, as your body has done a beautiful thing. Be proud of that post baby body!
“Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring our waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters – on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves.”
– Michelle Obama
Health has been equated with physical appearance for too long. Health looks different on everyone, and so the end goal shouldn’t be to look a certain way. Rather, the goal should be to feel healthy and fresh and confident, and the rest is just icing on the cake. Being obsessed with how healthy habits make us look can often be more of a de-motivator than a positive thing.
What is an inspiring message you’ve heard recently that resonated with you? Share it with us in the comments below so that we can share it with our followers. You can also tweet to us or write us on Facebook and share with us there. Our Pinterest board is also filled with lots of inspiration, including but not limited to lingerie, fashion, and food. Learn some of our best lingerie tips from our YouTube channel.