pretty vs. hot.

I was recently referred to a very interesting article by my English teacher. The article talked about the  "Death of Pretty", and it got me thinking. 

But first. Read it. So you understand where I am coming from. 

Now for those of you underachievers out there, I'll give you a little summery. Basically the article is saying that the new generations of girls aren't trying to be "pretty" anymore, but "hot". In other words instead of flaunting their natural beauty, they are flaunting their boobs (or booty, legs, whatever). 

I think that this is so true. How many times to you walk around and see those girls that have super low cut shirts and super short, short, shorts?

I mean, I'm not going to lie, I wear low-cut shirts. But I have no boobs, like, no cleavage or anything so I can pull it off relatively, and the shirts aren't that low. And I do love me some short shorts, but never shorts that show the bottom of my butt cheeks. 

I believe that you can pull of hot, the same time you are pulling off pretty. 

You know what I mean? It isn't a horrible thing to dress hot once and awhile. It's natural to want others to look at you and envy you. But there are certain extremes. You don't want to do that every day. 

We lose site of pretty. We take pretty for granted. 

Those pretty brown eyes, the pretty freckles on your face, the lovely porcelain skin, the things that people hate about themselves are actually the prettiest features on them. And people try to cover those brown eyes with contacts, hide those freckles with concealer, and get rid of that porcelain skin by tanning. 

Do you guys not understand that you are beautiful? Do you understand that you are more beautiful as an individual rather than conforming to be societies version of "hot"? 

Why do you want to be hot? Is it to get that guy you see walking down the hallway? Is it to make that girl jealous? Sure, strive to be hot. But understand this, if you flaunt your natural beauty you will have much better attention. 

Remember that. 

You are beautiful. 
Every single one of you.

Even if you don't think so, even if others have made remarks about your looks, whether it is about weight, height, or like for me your "pig nose" , know that those who are saying those things are the ones who are striving to be "hot". The ones who are worried more about their looks than anything else. They are the jealous ones. The people that are not unique at all. 

Unique is beautiful. Know that you have no flaws. God made you beautiful. 

And everyone can see that, whether you want to believe it or not. 

Photo's from Pinterest & Weheartit.com


  1. This made my day.<3(: love it!!

  2. rach, i so agree with you on this! sometimes girls just need reminded that they're beautiful.

  3. I needed to read this today. Thank you for reminding me I am pretty just the way I am. :-) Thanks for posting!

  4. I love this. Thank you for posting it. I certainly agree. The society's thought of classic beauty is not as it was. I believe there is a time to dress uncontrollably sexy, not skanky, but sexy and there is a separate time to dress beautifully classy. Sometimes people can even pull off dressing sexy and beautiful. Regardless, I miss the fashion of our past and wish I could travel back then.

  5. love this post...every little thing about it! its so true, too- i think people get caught up in looking not like themselves when really thats the prettiest :)

    thanks for such a sweet post rach :) xoxo

  6. Personally I don't see the point of being "sexy". We dress to get attention then complain when people pay more attention to our boobs than to what we're saying. We complain that we can never get a "good guy". What you wear really DOES influence the people around you. It's your choice whether the influence is going to be good or bad. I think we should all just learn to embrace our natural beauty and stop trying so hard to be the center of attention.

  7. You have no idea how much I loved this post! I do an Embrace Your Face Friday on my blog and it's all about stuff like this...
    Also I've written an article called "The World Tells Me I Need False Eyelashes" I should share it with you! I submitted it to several magazines etc...

    anyway, thank you thank you for writing this, I couldn't agree more, especially because I have a 17 year old, and I've raised her to be modest...but I see how all the girls at school dress.. .it's sad to me b/c these girls just have a deeper emotional need that they are wanting filled, so they draw attention to themselves in the wrong way...I have compassion for them, I've looked for love in all the wrong places myself at one time or another.
    So happy to know you now, new follower, awesome blog!

  8. Cant agree more... im so sick of seeing like 12-15 yr old girls wearing such vulgar clothes at a young age. The short shorts and boob tubes showing their belly buttons is so UGH =_= trashy looking.. and younger kids these days seem to be packing on loads of makeup and not embracing their natural skin :(


  9. I love this, I hope you dont mind it inspired my newest post. mentioned this post! check it out here..http://yourstrulymadison.blogspot.com/2012/01/you-are-beautiful.html

  10. awww.. I agree with this :D we are all beautiful no matter WHAT! :D


  11. Love, love, love this post :) Thanks, Rach, this really lifted my mood to begin the day :)

  12. This is really lovely :) Thanks for posting!



  13. Such a great post and way to start off my day!


  14. This was an amazing post and I agree with you completely!! I rather be pretty then hot any day!!


  15. very honest post .. its so true tho!

  16. Love this post so much! I completely agree with what you said too. I much prefer pretty over hot xx

  17. Lovely post, Rachel! Ditto to all you said.

  18. What a great post and a good reminder for a lot of ladies. I'm a new follower of your blog, looking forward to reading more!

    Amanda from Raising Miss Mommy

  19. Absolutely perfect. We are so beautiful and unique, and being confident in that makes it even more true!

  20. I totally understand what you're saying. I think it's so silly, because girls can dress "hot" for boys, but its like. guys don't even want that, well I mean they want it, but not after a couple nights. I think a girl who flaunt their natural beauty and dress for themselves are gorgeous, we don't need to go flinging our lady bits at everybody we meet.

  21. This is such a great post! People in these days are sadly loosing the real values and replacing them with superficiality.

  22. Great post!!! My friends and I like to show our real faces and dont wear much make up, and do things to help our skin not harm it. I love to see other people see true beauty in woman:)


  23. That was absaloutely one of the most beautiful pieces i have ever heard in my entire life! It moves you! I know so many girls who strive to make the popular girls jealous! I know a girl that has actualy cried in the girls bathroom because she felt she didn't fit in. It is so sad to see the very (naturally) pretty girls ruin their body with tons of plastic surgeries, tons of tattoos or piercings, or just way way way to much make-up! I loved this post so much i printed it out and hung it up!

  24. This was really insightful. I think to take beautiful one step further, similar to the Bare Escentuals make-up ad (I know, I'm an advertising nerd) it's what's on the inside that counts. I think beauty is almost a power, think confident and classy woman; Audrey Hepburn comes to mind. It's not just about looks, but also the power within.


  25. I wish everyone saw through this set of vision..it's beautiful


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