42-inch-hips

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In the first picture I was at my highest weight, 280 pounds. You have to click on it to see the full photo. The second picture was taken today at 185 pounds. This is the first bikini I’ve ever owned due to me always being so self conscious of my body. It has been a year today since I started my weight loss journey and it has been amazing.

Before: 280 pounds
Waist: 47 inches
Hips: 44 inches
Thigh: 33 inches

After: 185 pounds
Waist: 33 inches
Hips: 42 inches
Thigh: 25 inches

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Catherine Li for Forever 21
38D bust, 33 inch waist, 42 inch hips

at Forever 21 (via Shopstyle)

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Bree Warren for Aos Curve
38 inch bust, 30 inch waist, 42 inch hips

Bandeau Top in Magic Geo Print (with Removable Straps)
Swimsuit in Graphic Print
Bikini Top in Star Print (with Removable Straps) and Bottom
at Asos (in partnership with Shopstyle)

US Size 12/14

5”8, 180 lbs, 41-31-42

I’ve spent far too long hating my body, but blogs like this have really helped me on the road to gaining confidence in myself. I’ve always been the odd one out in my family and in my surroundings, being a curvy girl, so it’s refreshing to see curves being celebrated!

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Little Black Body-Conscious Dresses :

Body-Conscious Dress with V-Neck in Longer Length
Body-Conscious Tank Dress Dress
Pencil Dress with Pockets
Body-Conscious Dress with Mesh Stripe
Body-Conscious Dress with Bardot Neckline in Longer Length
at Asos (in partnership with Shopstyle)