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Lingerie brand Curvy Kate celebrates body positivity with all-inclusive new campaign

'Life is too short not to be happy with who you are'

Sarah Young
Sunday 05 August 2018 19:47 BST
Lingerie brand Curvy Kate launch body positive campaign called #MyBodyVictory

A British lingerie brand has launched a new campaign that encourages women to speak about how great their bodies are.

Features six advocates who each share their stories about finding body acceptance, the #MyBodyVictory campaign by Curvy Kate celebrates women in all their forms.

A photoshoot features plus-size model and actress Hayley Hasselhoff, mother-of-two Chanel Ambrose and blogger and wheelchair user Clara Holmes.

Mental health advocate and brain surgery survivor Grace Latter, plus-size fashion blogger Lauren Tallulah, and Be Real Ambassador and creator of She Aspires UK Jenny Okolo also appear.

Each of the women have shared their personal body victories in a series of short videos.

Hasselhoff says in hers: “I feel like I've got a couple different body victories. I feel like it's really always changing for me. Which is just an example of knowing that you're always growing into your body and you're always going to find a new thing to have to overcome and love.”

Plus-size model and actress Hayley Hasselhoff says she has a number of different body victories (Curvy Kate)

The daughter of American actor David Hasselhoff also revealed that she used to dislike her bust because she was “big chested” at a young age.

She said she was previously insecure about a scar on her leg that was caused by an accident.

Model and wheelchair user Clara Holmes said: “I wanted to be party of #MyBodyVictory because I think it’s important for women to celebrate their bodies and feel comfortable in the skin their in. I went from being a self-conscious walker, I say that because I’m now a wheelchair user, to being quite down about my condition.

Jennifer Okolo, Clara Holmes and Chanel Ambrose have all shared their personal body victories (Curvy Kate)

“I thought enough is enough. I’ve spent too many years being miserable and not happy with who I am that I decided that, you know what, life is too short not to be happy with who you are.”

The campaign has already inspired hundreds of women to use the hashtag by posting it alongside their very own lingerie selfies on Instagram and Twitter.

“My body is great because it has done some incredible things for me, it’s got me through the best times, some tough times, it’s allowed me to run, to grow a child, to become uniquely me. Every curve, every wobble, every mark, it’s all me! And I wouldn’t change it for the world,” one wrote.

The campaign features mental health advocate and brain surgery survivor Grace Latter (Curvy Kate)

Another added: “My body victory is surviving cancer. And my boobs still look awesome after all these years.”

The lingerie firm hopes that the campaign will encourage more women to discuss their bodies in a positive light.

“Influencers have a personal reach to their followings and we often follow those people we relate to, this is often because of the stories they have shared with us online,” Aneela Ashraf, a PR and content executive at the company.

She added that it was "all about encouraging everyone to share their body victory, whether it is something monumental or seemingly minor, our stories shape us and can often be empowering to others.

The campaign follows in the footsteps of a series of other lingerie brands that also celebrate body diversity.

Lingerie retailer Figleaves recently joined forces with MiLK Models for a campaign called #BeautyHasNoBounds that features 12 women who each represent different faces of beauty across age, body shape, ethnicity and disability.

Similarly, Rihanna’s new lingerie line called Savage X Fenty offers a body-positive message through its extensive sizing range.

The collection, which is comprised of 90 pieces, sells bras available from a 32A to 44DD, with lingerie, bottoms, and loungewear coming in sizes from XS to 3XL.

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