{body positive boudoir} You don’t have to smile to be sexy

A redheaded woman at a body positive boudoir session by Lindley Ashline of Sweet Amaranth

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You don’t have to smile to be sexy. Or be sultry.

No, seriously.

Your natural expressions are what’s sexy. Some people are serious. Some people are giggly. Some people are both, or neither. And whichever comes naturally to you, without feeling like you’re “performing” sexiness, will be the perfect expression for you.

A redheaded woman at a body positive boudoir session by Lindley Ashline of Sweet Amaranth

A redheaded woman at a body positive boudoir session by Lindley Ashline of Sweet Amaranth

At her body positive boudoir session, Ms. A found that her naturally sexy expression is pretty fierce. We captured a variety of expressions during her session, of course, but as she got more comfortable in front of the camera it became clear that a direct gaze and a little bit of attitude are Ms. A’s sweet spot.

Finding that sweet spot is so important for each of us. Ms. A’s sweet spot is fierce; my own is a big, buoyant smile. I believe that this applies to not only swimsuits, but lingerie — and anything else you want to put on your beautiful bod:

β€œHow To Get a Sexy Swimsuit Body In Less Than 5 Minutes:

0:01: retrieve preferred swimsuit

0:02: put on said swimsuit

0:03: look in mirror

0:04: exclaim β€œHOT DAMN I am one sexy bitch!”

Optional: strut like you just don’t care.”

Β» Jes Baker of The Militant Baker (helpfully provided by plus-size clothing brand Simply Be)

A redheaded woman at a body positive boudoir session by Lindley Ashline of Sweet Amaranth

And you know what? Sometimes a LOT of attitude is sexy, too.

xoxo,

Lindley

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Hi there! I'm Lindley. I create artwork that celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional "beauty" standards at Body Liberation Photography. I'm also the creator of Body Liberation Stock and the Body Love Shop, a curated central resource for body-friendly artwork and products. Find all my work here at bodyliberationphotos.com.