How brave of you to show us all your flaws! I try not to notice myself. The gossip mags would have a Circle of Shame field day. Readers share their expert opinions inside. I am just a mummy. I work in an office.
Stretch marks are normal and common for every shape, size, and gender. Yet people, particularly women, are still taught that stretch marks are flaws or marks of failure and encouraged to cover them up. Stretch marks are simply lines on skin that develop when skin stretches — whether because of a growth spurt, weight gain, or pregnancy — and elastic fibers under the skin weaken or break.