How body image really affects all aspects of life

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'The View':

The hosts of 'The View' discuss how your body image is affected by everything from your actions, your mood, to your clothing choices.

Stylist, Stacey London, touched on how many shoppers look for black clothing for it's slimming effects. But she highlights an interesting point - why should thin be the ideal?

The positive influence of celebrities like Kim Kardashian was also acknowledged. Her curvy silhouette and body-conscious dressing has made people of all shapes and sizes embrace their natural bodies.

Body image is something that many will deal with at a variety of different ages and stages in life. The legacy of body image issues is something that can last for a long time and is important to work on.

Watch the video above to see where this conversation goes with the hosts of 'The View.'

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