We are back with another blog post, but this one is going to be a wee different from the others before.
We won’t be talking about styling today. Uh-uh!
Today, we will be touching a topic that is very close to our heart and a belief system that Untouched was born out of.
Our owner, Debasri Deb, like so many other women, has been a target of body-shaming throughout her childhood.
Her confidence was shattered and so was she.
She has been called names, she has been unfriended by her closest friends, and has been bullied, and all because she didn’t look a certain stereotyped way, or didn’t have an acceptable skin tone.
Online shopping had always been a pain since nothing fit her ‘disproportioned body’.
Skirts would be loose on the waist, dresses would be tight on the hips, and self-esteem would be on the brink of negligible.
And she never wanted another woman to feel the way she did.
And hence, UNTOUCHED was born; a brand which vows to never create something that each and every woman can’t wear.
Not only are the silhouettes very body friendly, but Untouched also has a fit customisation option on the website which takes your body measurements, and gives you an outfit that’s made-to-order.
We also work with non-models with different body types to give an idea as to how our clothes look on different women.
Today, we share some of our personal favourite quotes and arts related to body positivity.
These words give us power and we hope they provide you the same.
- “Your words have so much power. Every day, if you tell yourself ‘I love you,’ if you give yourself one word of validation, it will change your mind.”
– Ashley Graham
- “I’m not intimidated by anyone. Everyone is made with two arms, two legs, a stomach and a head. Just think about that.”
– Josephine Baker
- “You don’t have to learn how to love yourself
you just have to remember there was nothing wrong
with you to begin with
you just have to come home.”
– Nayyirah Waheed
- “Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.”
– Serena Williams
- “When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can say I was a decent person today. That’s when I feel beautiful.”
– Drew Barrymore
- “Step away from the mean girls and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks. Are you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others.”
- “The Church says: The body is a sin. Science says: The body is a machine. Advertising says: The body is a business. The body says: I am a fiesta.”
– Eduardo Galeano
- “We can’t create change until we recognize and check our own actions. If you see another woman taking a selfie or a photo in her bathing suit, encourage her because she actually feels beautiful, don’t give her the side eye because you think she’s feeling herself too hard. Why waste time and energy spewing negativity? Let’s worry about our own bodies.”
– Ashley Graham
- what’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn?that since day one. She’s already had everything
she needs within herself. It’s the world that
convinced her she did not.
– Rupi Kaur
- “I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn’t.”
- “You are not asking for anything because of what you are wearing — you are expressing yourself and don’t you ever think you deserve the negativity as the consequence to what you are wearing — YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Celebrate you and don’t let anyone’s comments allow you to think less of yourself. Us girls have to stick together!”
– Ariel Winter
- It was when I stopped searching for home within others
and lifted the foundations of home within myself
I found there were no roots more intimate
than those between a mind and a body
that have decided to be whole
– Rupi Kaur
And finally ending the post with something that our owner Debasri Deb wrote about self-love a while back.
She stands there
Alone and neglected
Craving a loving touch
Go back to her
You owe this
you owe it to her
You owe it to yourself.
Remember that day
Your mother hit you?
She cried with you
She suffered with you.
Remember that day
He called you beautiful?
You were so happy
And she was happy for you.
You wanted to travel the world
She took you with herself.
You have let her down
But she keeps working to her best.
Through broken bones, broken heart
Flu and cold, she has been with you.
Love her, love your body
What a clever thing it is
What a beautiful person you are.
– Debasri Deb
You deserve to be celebrated, and we are here to celebrate you. You will always find a home at Untouched. We promise!