How to feel beautiful even if you are overweight
Looking beautiful starts from within. Nothing can make you look more beautiful than your own thoughts and self-esteem. Actress and comedian Mo'Nique says, "Beauty comes in everything. It's what your eyes perceive to be beautiful." Wearing makeup can be just as beautiful as not wearing makeup. Whatever makes you feel good and beautiful inside will come through on the outside.
Don't lose your self-esteem and realize you are beautiful right now. Healthy self-esteem means you're confident in your positive qualities overall, but recognize your flaws. When you understand your own worth, you invite the respect of others. Actress Brooke Elliott says, "You don't have to be a size 0 to be beautiful, to know your worth, to know how gorgeous you are and to act accordingly."
Wear clothes that fit you well. Bobbie Thomas, NBC's "Today" show style editor and author of the Buzz column for In Touch Weekly, says, "It’s not about size—it’s about shape. Balance and proportion are the keys to flattering your figure, whether you’re a size 2 or a 22." Squeezing into small clothes will draw attention to the fatter areas, and wearing clothes that are too big will make you look bigger--not smaller. Many plus-size stores offer stylish clothing in larger sizes.
Pamper yourself. Get your hair done, a manicure and pedicure, facials or a massage. Learn to pamper yourself at home if salons are too expensive. Invite friends over for a spa party and pamper each other. According to the New York Times, some spas offer basic treatments such as a Swedish massage or more exotic services such as reflexology--a foot massage that uses pressure points to relieve tension. Pampering yourself may make you feel better and as a result, look more beautiful.