They say actions speak louder than words, but let's not underestimate the power of those with something inspiring to say. These eight quotes come from women we admire, from Ashley Graham to Amy Schumer, and each one is an empowering reminder to celebrate yourself from head to toe. Because while you should love what you wear, loving yourself is always the most important thing. Read the quotes below, and then shop pieces that you'll feel great wearing!
"I think about my body as a tool to do the stuff I need to do, but not the be all and end all of my existence." — Lena Dunham to Gothamist
"We are all proportioned differently and are all different sizes. That is the beauty of that—that we aren't all just straight up and down. That's what's so exciting." — Candice Huffine to Refinery29
"When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don't know you think." — Beyoncé to Interview
"I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story—I will." — Amy Schumer speaking at the Gloria Awards Gala
"I'm proud of my stretch marks. For so long in my life, I thought those were things I needed to hide or things that made me imperfect, and I came to realize that those are the qualities that made me unique." — Denise Bidot to PopSugar
"I know my curves are sexy, and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too. There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt." — Ashley Graham to TV Station PIX11
"I'm imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once." — Kate Hudson to The Telegraph
"You have to look past it—you look how you look, and be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb." — Jennifer Lawrence to Vogue
If you're looking for more wise words, read a few of our favorite quotes from Emma Watson!