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What Women REALLY Think About Their Bodies

15 December 2016

I’m a nosy little bish and I always want ALL of the information.

It can be a little bit off-putting for shy people the first time I meet them when I’m all:

Where did you grow up?
What tan do you use? 
Oh yay, you like Shameless, what do you think about Lip’s decsent into alcoholism? 
What’s your drink of choice?
Where do you see yourself in 5-years? 
Do you have a problem discussing sexual positions?

In light of my nosiness, it’s no surprise I wanted to find out what the thoughts were of our beautiful Showpo customers.

I didn’t just want to know how old you guys were though, I wanted to know the real STUFF. Like how much confidence you had, if you had positive body image, and who you looked up to as a role model. All completely confidential, of course.

TBH I was a wee bit apprehensive of the results, in such a world of filtered, edited and plasticised beauty – I was expecting some upsetting results. But ol’ Kel was just being a massive negatron because although some results were as expected  (I too would enjoy a flatter tummy y’all), I was pleasantly surprised by some.

In fact, I’m going to get all gooey on you and let you know that my jilted heart was actually very warmed.

These are the stats that made me super happy or I found interesting (don’t worry I’ll GIF it up with Bey so you don’t get stat-eye).

Over 63% of you are happy with your body…GUYYYYYSSSHH! That’s SO good! Yay for self-love bitches!


More that 54% of you are inspired by your FRIENDS, whereas a mere 5% of you are inspired by models in magazines (soz publishing world).


40% of you feel sexiest in a little dress, which is bloody phenomenal given we’re Showpo and we do little dresses better that anyone :p


Elasticity may decrease but our body confidence increases by 23% into our 30s, YAS KWEENS!


77% of you find that clothes you buy online (*cough* like at Showpo) fit properly and 66% of you get super excited about online shopping.


And my favourite survey result… in response to the question ‘Who do you look up to as a role model for women? ‘, the most common answer by FAR was MY MUM! Awwww! Gals you givin’ me all da feels!


The other top answers were:

  1. Emma Watson
  2. Michelle Obama
  3. Jennifer Lawrence
  4. Kayla Itsines
  5. Selena Gomez
  6. Beyonce
  7. Ashy Bines
  8. Ellen Degeneres
  9. Angelina Jolie
  10. Amy Schumer

A list of smart, educated, hard-working, talented lasses. Bow down bitches, bow down.


Words by Kelly McCarren.