*This is a sponsored post with Hunkemoller
Over the years, my self confidence in my body has been on a rollercoaster. It’s up and down constantly, and I don’t quite know where I actually sit with myself. Sometimes I look at myself and I feel great, other times I look at myself and don’t feel so great. But when I get the chance to look at myself, look at my body and really appreciate what I’ve got: It opens up bright colours and a feeling of contentment which is quite difficult to find at times.
All throughout my life I have been a curvier woman, I’ve always had the wide hips and I began growing boobs by the time I was 8. My body was changing and I wasn’t growing any taller and I actually did stop growing when I was fourteen – I haven’t grown an inch above 4’11 in seven years. This means that my body proportions, the wide hips and big boobs, are only more obvious because of my tiny tiny body. It’s something I’ve had to lean to love and it’s a feature about myself which I’ve been working liking on for the longest time.
I don’t think that I will ever actually love my height. I think it’s incredibly inconvenient and it gives me a lot of grief when I go shopping, but this is me. It is who I am, the small height and all. What I do love though, is my feminine body. I like my wide hips and busty chest, yes often times my boobs have me feeling self conscious as I worry that my boobs are too in your face (like they are in these photos haha!) and that feeling has me conflicted.
But here’s the thing: No matter how self conscious I often feel or how many things about myself that I would like to change and perhaps alter slightly, there are things in this world that make me feel great. That make me feel sexy and beautiful and like a woman. Sometimes it’s a dress that I bought, sometimes it’s the after feeling when I’ve been waxed – but maybe, perhaps, it’s my underwear. Only I know what I have on under my clothes, so it doesn’t matter what other people think, and only I can truly appreciate my body, because I spend the most time with it.
I love the feeling of wearing things that give me confidence, that make me feel beautiful and womanly, and I love it when these things aren’t burning a hole in my pocket and are worth their money too – but you can’t put a price tag on happiness, and there definitely isn’t a dollar sign in self love. I want to feel beautiful, because everybody wants to feel beautiful, and coming to accept myself, to accept the fact that yes I am self conscious but I also love the parts of myself that can cause me to feel that way, and that yes, I’m flawed, there’s no better feeling – facing myself, and loving myself for it.
To be honest, I’m always skeptical about new underwear and specifically: new bras. My boobs are always bringing me a challenge you see, I’m a weird shape because I’m short and curvy and don’t my boobs know about it.
I’ve been through a lot of bras over the past few years, switching and trying out new brands and sizes but eventually I settled for a handful of bras that I liked and cycled between them, they got old and tatty quite quickly, which is when HunkeMoller came in (at the best timing).
The bra that I chose is the Marina Non-Padded Bra, it’s my type of bra completely. It’s unpadded, which is a must because I absolutely despise padded bras, it’s lacey and fun, which is a lot like most of my bras that I regularly wear – keeping my underwear consistent, and most importantly: It’s one of the most comfortable bras I’ve worn in a long time.
Despite the lack of padding, my boobs feel firm and supported, the underwire doesn’t dig into my skin and when I first wore it, I forgot that I even had a bra on because it felt so comfortable.
These bras are extremely affordable too, the price margin is incredibly friendly – the bra that I’m wearing costs £25 and honestly, I think it’s worth every single penny. It’s worth the comfort and it’s worth the firmness and this is a bra that I will definitely be wearing a lot now.