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25th January 2018

Body confidence: quotes to live by


Feeling a little insecure or self-conscious? We’ve all been there, and we think the best way to boost that confidence is to be inspired by women with a truly positive attitude to feeling confident in our bodies.


Here’s our pick of some of the best quotes to boost body confidence and shame the body shamers into silence.


The Little Women team, from designers to stylists, packers to posters, all hold a staunch belief that every woman is beautiful in her own unique way. But, in a world of social media microscopes and photoshopped imagery it’s easy to feel under pressure to look amazing all the time. But life just ain’t like that.


It’s comforting to know that even famous film stars and style icons have the same worries as us…. And have put them into some rather eloquent wordage. Here’s our pick of the best body confidence quotes of recent times.

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Rhianna – NO to size zero

Best skinny quote

‘You shouldn’t be pressured into trying to be thin by the fashion industry, because they only want models that are like human mannequins. You have to remember that it’s not practical or possible for an everyday woman to look like that. It’s not realistic and it’s not healthy.’ Rihanna 

We couldn’t agree more, which is why you won’t find zero size lingerie at Little Women – just bras perfectly designed for smaller cupped sisters with a variety of back sizes.

Jennifer Love Hewitt – strong on the bikini front

 Best Bikini Quote

‘To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini – put it on and stay strong.’ Jennifer Love Hewitt

Perfectly put, Jennifer – here’s our range of Little Women swimwear, just as perfect for the beach or the pool.

Gloria Steinem - American feminist, journalist, social political activist and columnist

Best underwear and lingerie quote

For women... bras, panties, bathing suits, and other stereotypical gear are visual reminders of a commercial, idealized feminine image that our real and diverse female bodies can't possibly fit. Without these visual references, each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms. We stop being comparatives. We begin to be unique. Gloria Steinem

Absolutely sister! And that’s why we create bras specifically designed with smaller bust sizes in mind


Jennifer Lawrence – on getting fit

"I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I don’t want little girls to be like, “Oh, I want to look like Katniss” (her character in The Hunger Games), so I’m going to skip dinner. That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong, not thin and underfed." Jennifer Lawrence

Getting fit? Working out? The check out our sports bra blog and range


Beyonce – curvylicious!

Best curvy quote;

‘I wrote “Bootylicious” because, at the time, I’d gained some weight and the pressure that people put you under to be thin is unbelievable. I was just 18 and shouldn’t be thinking about that. You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun. It’s a celebration of curves and a celebration of women’s bodies.’ - Beyonce

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Best Little Women small breast quote;

Now it’s time to quote ourselves here at Little Women via our very own ‘Small Boob Icons’ blog series. Check out any of our blogs based on what Keira Knightly, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong’o and Kate Beckinsale have to say about their own smaller boobage and general pressure to conform to what other people think women ‘should’ look like.

Hear hear, well said one and all! At Little Women we take our support of women seriously, and not just literally on the boob front either with our amazing bras for smaller busted women, but in raising body confidence and kicking body shamers to the kerb!

By Kelly Rogers

Who’s your small boob icon? Let us know by following us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #SmallBoobIcon #LittleWomenLingeri

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