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Ever since word got out about China’s recent beauty craze, where women (celebrities included) showed off their small waists equivalent to the size of a sheet of A4 paper, other women around the world came forward on their social media accounts to rebut this seemingly absurd body challenge.

Bearum, a Korean jewellery label came up with an inspiring body confidence quote.

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And there were some who were witty in opposing the trend…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGY_bORm5y/

Photo credit: @juliaksherman

There were also a handful who injected a tasteful sense of humour.

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There were also those who were rather furious.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGc61_QzAf/

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Lastly, there were others who left healthy, body-loving messages.

Photo credit: @chariswhispers

There are ways to gain body confidence, besides trying to measure your waist with a piece of paper. One way is through regular exercise, which also keeps your health in check and helps you attain your desired frame. For tips on how to achieve a toned tummy, check out our related story on some exercises you can do.

Related: How To Almost Get An A4 Waist

That said, it’s also always important to embrace your size and shape. Turn to our March print issue, to see how we styled Jenah Marican, a plus-sized model who loves her curves.

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Jenah Marican in the March 2016 issue of The Singapore Women’s Weekly