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30 Body Positive Quotes to Help You Practice Self Love - Undersummers

30 Body Positive Quotes to Help You Practice Self Love

30 Body Positive Quotes to Help You Practice Self Love

No one is immune to stinking thinking but practicing self love and positive affirmations can help you get out of the funk and into positivity. With social media posts and filters galore, we can't help but compare ourselves to others and become hyper critical of how our bodies look in our underwear or out in the summer sun.

When negativity creeps in it is important for us to change our thinking and remind ourselves of our beauty and worth. We have compiled a list of 30 quotes to inspire you and share wisdom on the topic of body positivity. While these quotes aren't a cure for low self esteem, they can be a catalyst for changing your outcome on life. We hope that these quotes will speak to you so your beauty will radiate from within.


  1. “All bodies are swimsuit bodies.” ―Catherine Li
  2. “And I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’” — Nayyirah Waheed, Poet, Salt
  3. “Don’t let your mind bully your body.” — June Tomaso Wood, Therapist
  4. “You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” — Louise Hay, Author
  5. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, Monk & Poet
  6. “Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others.” — Oprah Winfrey, Host & philanthropist
  7. “Confidence is the only key. I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” —Emma Stone
  8. “You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t criticize yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.” — Jessica Ortner, Author
  9. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Psychiatrist
  10. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself. — Barbara De Angelis, Author & consultant
  11. “Finding balance as a mother means accepting your imperfections.” — Mary Organizes, Influencer
  12. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.” —Gabourey Sidibe
  13. “The reality was my life wasn’t miserable because I was curvy; I was miserable because I thought I’d be happier if I were thinner.” ―Brittany Gibbons
  14. “Everybody has a part of her body that she doesn’t like, but I’ve stopped complaining about mine because I don’t want to critique nature’s handiwork … My job is simply to allow the light to shine out of the masterpiece.” —Alfre Woodard
  15. “Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself ‘I love you,’ if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind.” —Ashley Graham
  16. “You define beauty yourself. Society doesn’t define your beauty.” —Lady Gaga
  17. “Lines can be the etchings of your biggest smiles, the frowns you learned from, the proof that you change and grow.” ―Eleanor Gordon-Smith
  18. “You are wanted. Big, small, tall, short, pretty, plain, friendly, shy. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, not even yourself. Especially yourself.” ―Jennifer Niven
  19. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
  20. “We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.” —Lori Deschene
  21. “Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like.” —Emma Watson
  22. “Your self-esteem won’t come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you.” —Stacy London
  23. “Worthiness does not have prerequisites.” —Brené Brown
  24. “Chic is when a woman is in harmony with herself.” —Giambattista Valli
  25. “I wish I could tell my younger self that she was always more than a body. She always had more to offer the world than weight loss and flat abs. So much more.” —Megan Jayne Crabbe
  26. “The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.” —Jamie Lee Curtis
  27. “Treat your body like an instrument, not an ornament.” ―Gary Thomas
  28. “Just because we have acne, tummy rolls, and chaffing thighs doesn’t mean we need fixed. Period.” —Mik Zazon
  29. “Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world, and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!” —America Ferrara
  30. “My body is not yours to critique and discuss. My body is not yours for consumption. My body is my vessel. An archive of experiences. A weapon that has fought battles only I understand. A library of love, pain, struggle, victory, and mystery.” —Sophie Lewis


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Undersummers Shortlettes were created CarrieRae's personal need for comfortable thigh protection when she was working as a teacher. In 2011, her thick thighs rubbed and she needed a comfortable solution.  Pants are blazing hot in the Houston spring/summer months, shorts are not acceptable to wear to work, so she was left with capris and dresses.  Her thighs did not support wearing dresses, thigh chafing was too uncomfortable.  The idea of wearing a breezy dress sounded so comfortable to her, that she created the solution to her problem:  The Original Lace Shortlette®️. She wanted something to wear that was a single layer, the legs stayed put, comfy, and most importantly, pretty.

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