Instagram is an amazing place, connecting people (and their cats
– the unofficial animal of the internet) all over the world in what can often be a fun and supportive online community. It is a place for people to showcase their art, to campaign for social justice, and to celebrate the things they love, whether that is food, film, fashion or anything else you can possibly think of!
When it comes to lingerie influencers and body positivity, Instagram leads the pack with an incredible range of beautiful people using their platforms to promote self-love, strong body image and beautiful lingerie! So if you’re someone who loves lingerie, and who wants to see some badass women on your Instagram feed, then allow us to change your lives by introducing you to the following influencers.
CORA HARRINGTON - @thelingerieaddict
Cora says: More than foundation garments, lingerie is a way to express your personal identity and sense of self. No matter what you may have to wear on top, no matter what face you must project to the outside world, there's still a place for you to be who you really are with your lingerie.
OLIVIA CAMPBELL - @curvycampbell
London-based plus size model and content creator, Olivia Campbell’s Instagram is the place to be for floor-to-ceiling sunshine, no-nonsense commentary and serious wardrobe envy (we mean serious – just look at these shoes
). Whether she’s rocking a swimsuit and sneaks
or a sharp houndstooth business look
, Campbell’s style is always bold and beautiful, showcasing a body positive attitude that is as refreshing as it is inspiring. Not afraid to use her platform to call out injustices, Campbell directs her 190K followers to petitions against racial injustice as well as writing eloquently about mental health, vulnerability and fatphobia. Our 2020 role-model has arrived – no other candidates need apply.
Olivia says: Just a little photographic reminder that it’s okay if you put on weight during lockdown! You are literally trying to make it through a global pandemic and anyway it’s just a little bit more flesh the sun to bless 💫
NELLY LONDON - @_nelly_london
If you’ve been a fan of Bluebella’s Insta for a while now then you will know and love the sunshine beauty that is Nelly London. Based in Brighton, Nelly is a body positive Instagram star using her platform to smash unrealistic portrayals of bodies in the media. Nelly uses lingerie and fashion as vehicles for honest discussions as well as celebrating the joy of beautiful clothes, talking honestly about her own experience with eating disorder recovery, body image and relationships. In a recent interview for DitchTheLabel
, Nelly talks about how discovering the body positive community online changed her outlook on life – something that she is very much doing for other people with her courageous and beautiful platform.
Nelly says: The meanest thing you can do to your body is wish parts of it away. Your body is exactly where it’s meant to be at any given moment, including right now. Remember to be kind to your body today angels ❤️
WEN - @comicsgirlsneedbras
Lingerie blogger, science graduate, comic book enthusiast
Wen is a French-Caribbean lingerie blogger writing out of Montreal, and we don’t know about you but we’re pretty obsessed. Founded originally with a focus on lingerie for small backs and deep cups (the classic comic book female figure), Wen has since expanded her blog to cover everything from maternity lingerie
. On both Instagram and her blog, Wen’s style is considered and conversational, often ending posts and reviews with requests for reader’s own experiences in what feels like the building of a real community. Come for the editorial quality photoshoots, stay for the chats.
Wen says: Remember to do more of what you love and be grateful for what you have. There is power in gratitude for it allows you to find love and strength within yourself even when you haven’t reached your goals yet. In 2020 we trust the process and put in the efforts 😊
LAURA - @morningmadonna
If you like your lingerie with a pared-back, renaissance/gothic aesthetic (#specificbutgreat) then you will adore Laura, aka Morning Madonna. Her Instagram is like walking through the marble halls of a minimalist museum, with soft grey lighting featuring heavily and stunning pictures of lingerie amongst the sculptures
. Scottish born and now London-based, Laura’s blog
and Insta focuses on lingerie for the smaller bust, with pics often snapped in landscape adding to the unique feel of this up-and-coming lingerie Instagram.
Laura says: Lingerie is evocative and can alter your mood in the subtlest of ways. For example, a simple jersey set can bring you comfort, an all black set can make you feel powerful and yet a soft lace set can invoke romantic notions. It's another form of expressing yourself and I love that it can be hidden away or on display for all to see.
LESHEA LEWIS - @sheashelewis
Last but by no means least we have another Bluebella favourite whose gorgeous images you’ll have seen all over our Instagram recently. We just can’t get enough of Leshea Lewis and her sun-soaked Ibiza images – whether it’s fashion
or her little pooch
, @sheashelewis is full of optimism and warmth. Plus if you’ve a tattoo fan, this is the page for you, with plenty of imagery showcasing her gorgeous body art
. Leshea also isn’t afraid to use her page to take a stand on current issues, promoting black owned businesses and expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Leshea says: Look at me almost 39 so crazy how fast time flies by isn’t it ! I was always afraid of age until I noticed it’s actually getting better and better I’ve never been so much in peace with myself 💐 Be your own queen Be one with our earth 🌍 listen to what it has to say !