The Before and After Files #4

    This is the same dress as you saw in my “before and after” from last week, but you’ll see something revealing in the shot here: The waspish waist the photographer created with a little Photoshop magic.

    The ironic thing is: I think my waist looked pretty good in the “before” shot! Goes to show that even though something may look fine for your own expectations, the media creates something almost entirely unrealistic to aspire to.

    To see the entire photo, click here!

    Nicole Weider is a Salem, Oregon native who moved to Los Angeles and quickly found success as a fashion model at the age of 17. Today, Nicole is an active wife, mom, producer, actress and author and has made it her mission to share her personal story, the bright moments and the challenges, with young women around the world.


    1. Seriously! I have experimented photoshoping me and my friends and its sickening what you can do just by shading and erasing! My B.F.F, who is already fairly slim, turned out looking horrid. My dad saw the pictures and said, ‘That’s just gross! A woman needs meat on her! Delete those!’ It’s sad how we tweek people to our liking nowadays.

    2. Hi Nicole! You look amazing, as usual, although I personally wouldn’t have let myself be photographed in a dress that revealing. One guideline I have for myself is that necklines can’t be any lower than four sideways fingers below the collarbone, and if it is, I wear a cami or tank top underneath-I learned it from an awesome program called “Pure Fashion”! Check it out if you have time!!

    3. Okay I have to agree that maybe there is a bit much cleavage but she is a model…they pick out stuff for her to wear. I don’t think she picked it out, but really I don’t think the dress is that bad. She is a grown woman! Just saying what I think. 🙂

    4. Okay I have to agree that maybe there is a bit much cleavage but she is a model…they pick out stuff for her to wear. I don’t think she picked it out, but really I don’t think the dress is that bad. She is a grown woman! Just saying what I think.

        • I guess I missed something…. I didn’t know Nicole was a model?!?! And even if she is, and even if she doesn’t pick the clothes, in the end she’s the one who makes the decision to put them on and pose in the way she did. Honestly I think her pic in very immodest ( not just the outfit but the way she’s looking) and what with all her ” modest is hottest” I’m really suprised to see this pic!!

    5. Nicole, you look gorgeous, and I would buy this dress in a second!! I’m getting tired of hearing all of these judgements on modesty. She is a grown woman, and can wear what she wants. When you all grow up, you can decide if this type of dress is right for you. I find nothing wrong with wearing something that fits your shape nicely. Love it Nicole!

      • Sorry hon but there is a problem with the attitude “i can do whatever i want and wear whatever i want” God want’s us to be modest. It does not matter if someone looks cute, showing cleavage and such is immodest and there is nothing wrong with telling someone they are showing to much. It seems society is caring less and less about how people live their lives even when its the wrong lifestyle. Any sane person will step in and say ” Hey girl your pants are falling off, or your shirts a little low cut and we don’t want guys looking at you in that way” You seem tired of hearing about modesty because you feel that showing your body is okay. AllisonGrace i think you need to read and understand why modesty is a good thing for everyone.
        1 Timothy 2:9 says: Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls and costly attire. The dress may fit nicely but there is nothing wrong with covering up the cleavage.

    6. Dumb media and other stuff who push the mentality of the so called idea “beauty.” God made every girl to be beautiful in His eyes. True beauty is a lady that seeks Jesus and being an example to her surroundings.

    7. Ok for all of you guys who keep saying how it doesn’t matter if she’s a model because she chose to wear them, she’s immodest, blah blah blah, I don’t think you know what you’re talking about. I know that sounds harsh but please hear me out! If you read Into the Light (you can download it easily for free), Nicole’s autobiography, you’ll see that she WAS a Victoria’s Secret model and wore a lot of revealing stuff for photo shoots BEFORE she came to Christ. I don’t know for sure but I’m 99% certain this was a photo from before then. She posted these pictures to show us how editors Photoshop models (also mentioned in her book) and how they want the models to look (again, read the book). So please stop making all these judgments about Nicole. I totally agree that Godly girls should be modest, but I don’t think its fair that many of you are judging her without knowing the whole story.

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