Missguided Is Showing Models with Stretch Marks for an Empowering Reason

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Missguided is getting major praise for its latest body-positive move. The U.K. brand has stopped airbrushing out its models’ stretch marks, and it’s garnering major praise from fans.

The company rolled out the changes recently on its website, showing lingerie, swimwear, and bodysuit models with visible stretch marks, uneven skin tones, body hair, and moles.

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White Striped Extreme Cut Out Swimsuit

Available at Missguided | $38

“As a brand, we feel we have a strong sense of social responsibility to support young women and inspire confidence. So we’re on a mission to do just that by showing our audience it’s OK to be ourself, embrace your ‘flaws,’ celebrate individuality, and not strive for what the world perceives as perfection. Because basically, it doesn’t exist,” Samantha Helligsø, Missguided's head of brand, said in a statement.

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Blue Striped Print Scallop Triangle Bikini Top

Available at Missguided | $26

“By showing imagery that’s real and authentic, we want to show it’s more than okay to be yourself. All you have is what you’ve got, so own it every day.”

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Green Crushed Velvet Double Strap Bra

Available at Missguided | $21

Customers soon noticed the difference and many cheered on the brand for showing an accurate description of what women’s bodies really look like.

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Red Super High Leg High Waisted Bikini Bottoms

$14

“How refreshing to actually see genuine un-edited photos of female models,” one Twitter user wrote. “Well done @Missguided I’m SO proud of the message this conveys.”

https://twitter.com/marniepolk/status/926738862419963904

 

https://twitter.com/nadine_goranova/status/928279674672898049

We’re all for it.

 
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