Thursday 22 March 2018

Blogger uses pair of tights to make a point about before and after photos

Image: Milly Smith/Instagram
Image: Milly Smith/Instagram
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

A post by a body positive blogger is going viral after she used a pair of tights to make a point about before and after photos.

Milly Smith, from the UK, shared two side-by-side photos to Instagram to show how small changes can make a major difference to how your physique appears.

In the first photo, the new mum wears a pair of control-top tights that give her an hourglass shape, suck in her stomach and make her thighs appear slimmer.

In the second photo, Milly, who often shares images about body confidence, wears the tights around her hips with her stomach relaxed.

She writes in the caption: "Same girl, same day, same time. Not a before and after. Not a weight loss transformation. Not a diet company promotion."

"I am comfortable with my body in both. Neither is more or less worthy. Neither makes me more or less of a human being. Neither invites degrading comments and neither invites sleezy words. We are so blinded to what a real unposed body looks like and blinded to what beauty is that people would find me less attractive within a five second pose switch! How insanely ridiculous is that!?"

She urged her followers to stop comparing themselves to people they see online and celebrate themselves for who they are.

"Don't compare, just live for you. There is no one on this planet who's like you and that's pretty damn amazing don't ya think. The world doesn't need another copy, it needs you. We are worthy, valid and powerful beyond measure."

The photo has received over 74,000 likes since it was posted three days ago, with thousands of comments praising Milly's honesty and positive attiude.

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