Demi Lovato Reflects On Her 2014 MTV VMAs Dress, Talks Body Image And Self-Acceptance

When Demi Lovato appeared at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, she stunned on the red carpet her gorgeous, generously low cut red dress. But for Demi, the glamorous look meant more than just another dress.

Yesterday, the outspoken “Really Don’t Care” diva posted a side-by-side comparison of some of the dresses she’s worn at the event over the years and reflected on the change in her attitude about her body over the years. “I remember the day I wore the dress in the very first picture. I remember asking for spanx to flatten my stomach because I use to feel so heavy and ‘fat’. Now looking at this picture, you can clearly see my hip bones. It makes me sad because I wasted so many years ashamed of my body when I could’ve been living the happy and healthy life I live today,” she explained to her followers in the emotional message.

Demi has continued to be vocal over the years about her issues with her body image, eating disorders and gaining self-acceptance while continuing to inspire her fans. And while that is an ongoing journey, it sounds like the talented young songstress is truly feeling as beautiful inside and she looks on the outside. Get it, Demi!

Read her full message below.