Chrystal Bougon, who owns Curvy Girl, a plus-sized lingerie store, has launched a campaign that is inspiring women of all shapes and sizes. It is called the "Regular Woman" campaign, and features beautiful, un-Photoshopped women stripped down to their sexy underwear. "Inspired by a customer, I wanted to show that women with rolls, bumps, lumps, scars, stretch marks, surgery scars and natural breasts."
Bougon said women who "have nursed babies can be stunning and beautiful." Many plus-sized women have trouble finding sexy, flattering clothes. Though the numbers of plus-size options are growing, it is still a struggle. Bougon adds: "After all, life is not Photoshopped!" Many celebrities have launched campaigns and spoken out against Photoshopping images.
The Dove campaigns have been eye-opening for women, showing what real women look like, and what they think they look like. Props to Dove for embracing non-Photoshopped women!
Britney Spears has gotten a lot of praise for releasing un-Photoshopped images of herself. Using the Candie's ad campaign images alongside the original photos, Spears wanted to show fans how common digitally altered images are. Cellulite and all, though, Spears still looks beautiful!
Beyoncé was reportedly furious after noticing that her curves had been trimmed down for an H&M advertising campaign. Beyoncé is proud of her famous hourglass shape, and why shouldn't she be?
After Complex magazine accidentally posted an unaltered image of her, Kim Kardashian said: "I'm proud of my body and my curves and this picture coming out is probably helpful for everyone to see that just because I am on the cover of a magazine doesn't mean I'm perfect." Amen.
Jennifer Lawrence recently spoke about Photoshop, as well. After seeing an image from the Dior campaign, JLaw told The Hollywood Reporter: "I love Photoshop more than anything in the world. Of course, it's Photoshop. People don't look like that." It's rare that celebrities are upfront about being digitally altered, but JLaw never minces words!
Even the picture-perfect Gisele Bündchen has spoken out against digitally altering images. "I feel like women should be really real and raw and it doesn't really happen anymore [in fashion photographs]," she told Fashionista.
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