Giveaway: Your Body Proud Story

Blogger Katya Bychkova StyleSprinter

Yesterday’s post “Belly Button Shame” turned out to be very controversial and I truly appreciate all your wonderful comments. Today in a continuation with the body image topic, I decided to share with you this, a bit provoking outfit that shows—oh no!—my belly cleavage. Think about it as my personal protest against the standards that our society creates for women. 

On a more serious note, this post features one of the pieces of clothing that was bought on the go from the unknown Garment District retailer and it was truly beloved afterwards. I was cold and didn’t have a scarf or a jacket with me, so I stopped by at a random store and purchased this multicolored jacket. Within a couple of days after settling down in my wardrobe, the piece received the name “pixel jacket” and is currently known under the same title.

The story of my “protest dress” is also shrouded in mystery because I can’t recall exactly when and where I purchased it. I’ve already wrote about my bad habit of removing tags from clothing, and this little black dress is one of the victims of my fashion negligence. The dress looks like a co-ordinate and actually it is very versatile.

I have worn it many times in combination with different kinds of accessories and shoes, and I notice that I feel super confident about myself while wearing it. In my opinion, you cannot wear a dress like that if you are not 100% comfortable, and since this one is my ready-to-go choice, I am wearing it when I need some extra courage.

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Dress: (similar here and here) | Jacket: (similar hereicon) | Shoes: Zara (similar here)
Bag: (similar here  and hereicon) / Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick
Nails: Essie Nail Color, A List | Photos by Vital Agibalow

I wonder if you have any pieces in your wardrobe that you pull out of the closet when you need to look and feel your best? Perhaps, you own a pair of perfect jeans or a dress that highlights your beautiful figure? I would like you to share stories about your #bodyproud outfits with StyleSprinter readers and perhaps provide photos of you wearing these pieces of clothing.

  • Francesca
  • Sonia Verardo

    Beautiful outfit! I love the jacket!
    xo from Italy,
    Sonia Verardo

  • buzzd

    Even though I have gained a little weight, I have a pair of skinny jeans that make me look thin. I pair them with a cute sweater and I am set and body proud!

  • Joy Q

    I am body proud even if I am heavier than I would like to be.

  • Richard M

    i worked very hard overseas getting in shape and want to keep it that way.

  • Trisha Kilpatrick

    I am embracing my curves as evidence of all the delicious food I have been indulging in.

  • Caroline Wampler

    I have lost 40 pounds by finding a love for running! I am no skinny minny but I am healthy!

  • Celeste Evans

    I have a little bit of cellulite. I might not be toned everywhere. I might struggle in this area or that. But accepting that just empowers me.

  • steve weber

    I am proud to be in the shape I am today.

  • kiersten

    i was a gymnast and got very in shape and loved it

  • truckerofbc

    My wife wears her leather jackets from Danier to be Proud

  • jessie

    My proud moment is when I got out of the hospital where I gained a lot of weight but I worked hard and lost 50 pounds (:

  • Tiffany M

    Recovered from an eating disorder and I’m finally learning to love my body! Happy to be Me 🙂

  • Emily Smith

    I had back surgery in March. I had suffered from severe back pain for over 6 years. It limited my mobility tremendously. It’s a slow process recovering. I have been working hard to lose some weight and tone my body. It feels good to be active again and especially to be able to play with my three boys.

  • alejandra

    I am constantly insecure about my figure but I learned that I have to enbrace what I have and if people don’t like it, then too bad for them because that is the way I am

  • Andrea

    Just as I entered my 30’s I have been more secure and have been able to embrace who I really am, realize its more about what’s inside and not out.

  • Meghan

    Black leggings always make me look slimmer and boost my confidence level times 1,000! LOVE them<3!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS IS AMAZING THANK YOU :D!!!!!

  • Jamie Walson

    After having twins id love to try to get my body back and try out some new clothing styles.

  • guettel78

    My body proud moment came when I was in the middle of my weight loss journey in my early 30s and could fit into the jeans I held onto from my early 20s and knew I was on the right track. It was a very affirming moment!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

  • Mel Borhi

    Sexy dresses that show off my legs and my curves always make me feel that much sexier and confident anywhere I go. I’m very much a sex in the city kinda girl 🙂 style wise

  • Nick B.

    I am proud to be a work in progress.

  • Carolyn Daley

    I try my best to maintain a healthy weight by exercising. I like wear dressy-causal clothes that look nice, but at the same time they are comfortable too.

  • Nicole Carter Weasley

    I have lost 44pds and counting! I am very proud of my accomplishment and am starting to feel more fabulous everyday!

  • Matteo

    I love to wear anything black and tight

  • Krazekatlady

    I am proud to wear a retro dress I found at the thrift store, its amazing.

  • Eugenia Hall

    I’m proud that I stopped tying my self worth to the numbers on the scale and instead concentrate on how I feel and accentuating the positive, like my curves.

  • susan1215

    I have recently lost 60 pounds by eliminating sugar from my diet.

  • Darlene Carbajal

    I’ve lost weight over the past year. I am so happy and I am continuing to stay in great shape. 🙂

  • tallcapp

    I have dieted and exercised away an unhealthy 17 lbs. I look and feel so much better.

  • amy deeter

    i lost 30 lbs.i still have alot to go but im proud of where i am at so far

  • A few years ago I lost 60 pounds, and now my body allows me to run marathons.

  • Nesie

    I use a body slimmer under any tight-fitting outfit, but am working out and working toward tossing it for the real deal. Thank you!

  • Leslie Davis

    I still have a ways to go but I have lost and kept off 50lb.

  • Rachel Travis

    Work out 3 x a week and eat healthy!

  • channallocks

    just recently got a trainer and committed to myself

  • Samantha

    I go to the gym three times a week and have been working on my abs! Getting a head start to my summer body!

  • Miz Vickik

    I vowed to eat better last year as a new year’s resolution and I totally stuck with it all year!

  • tinareynolds

    I have lost 30lbs so far half way through so happy and proud of my self

  • liz l

    Gained weight and hubby finds me sexier!

  • Sue C.

    I used to feel self-conscious about my thick ankles until I started wearing darker nylons/knee-hi’s – when fall comes around and I can switch to black nylons I feel so much better about myself.

  • aekz2

    After having 2 children, my body looks nothing like my pre-baby body. It used to bother me, but lately I’ve been thinking that no matter what I look like, this body housed and created my beautiful children. I’m proud of that.

  • Lisa Vanhook

    When I lost weight and fit into a size 10,,,thats what I felt like too.

  • Sand

    I have come to a point where I love and accept my body.

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