TikTok star Remi Bader, widely known for her clothing hauls, shares her tips for accepting your body and why keeping it realistic — especially when it comes to social media — is key.
What inspired you to create TikToks of realistic clothing hauls?
I was inspired to create TikToks of realistic clothing hauls because I kept seeing hauls on social media showing great outfits, which was definitely entertaining, but I felt like I was never seeing people showing the bad. It wasn’t a realistic experience, especially as someone who has always had difficulty in the dressing room, being a curvier girl.
How has social media affected your perception of body image?
A few years ago, social media was hard for people who struggled with their bodies because you would only see perfection and edited photos. I think now it’s a way more positive place. You can see more diversity when it comes to people and bodies. So even though there’s some negativity when it comes to body image, I feel it’s a way more open and comfortable environment now compared to what it used to be.
What was your favourite part about creating the Remi x Revolve line?
My favourite part about creating the line was that I got to bring to life a lot of different styles that I always struggled to find in my size. Having the creative direction and the ability to work with such a big retailer, I could truly have so much freedom. They allowed me to take what I’ve always been looking for and what my followers have always been looking for and put it into a line.
What advice would you give readers who feel they have an unhealthy relationship with their bodies?
Just because people on social media seem like they’re happy with their bodies all the time, doesn’t mean you need to feel like that’s the way it’s supposed to be. You can have days where you feel good in your body and days where you feel bad. I think the goal for everyone should be to be on the journey to at least try to accept yourself the way you are. Everyone is going through something, and comparing yourself on social media doesn’t help.
What’s the hardest part about having these honest conversations on the internet? Why is it so important?
The hardest part about having these open conversations is knowing I will get very strong fThe hardest part about having these open conversations is knowing that I will get very strong feedback and opinions that I sometimes might not want to hear. Also, when you bring up important conversations that not everyone agrees with, it causes a lot of back and forth on social media. But, at the end of the day, I know that everything I stand for and the videos I put out there are making a difference and helping people. That’s what’s most important to me.