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Target Australia applauded for their new campaign featuring all body shapes

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Target is promoting a positive body image with their latest campaign — and customers are thrilled

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Target Australia are promoting body acceptance and empowering women with their diverse new campaign.

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The brand made the decision to create a campaign that features women of all shapes and sizes, and the diversity has been a welcome change for consumers who are tired of looking at a single-size typical "model" body shape.

Ahead of Valentine's Day, Target Australia took to Instagram to share their lingerie campaign with customers, which features styles for "every body." Also notable is the fact that the shots appear to have had little to no retouching, and all the "imperfections" that make these women real are on full display.

But it's not just different sizes that the brand is focused on; it's also different ages. It's a sad fact that in the fashion world, women past a certain age are often treated as second-class citizens, but no longer — Target Australia's campaign shots feature the stunning 53-year-old model Mel Brady and prove that beauty knows no age.

Yay for looking good and feeling great with higher quality lingerie for all body shapes! #YayEveryDay

A photo posted by Target Australia (@targetaus) on

Unsurprisingly the inclusive direction of the campaign has been praised.

"How beautiful and refreshing!! Yay to this!!" rosiecarter1821 commented.

"Yayyyy real women with real curves we will be reposting this one!" weddedwonderland shared.

"Well done target for using real women with real body type as you models," commenter sabina_jones wrote, adding, "Hopefully this help many women with body issues to realize we are all beautiful in our own way..."

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Two weeks ago the retail giant also posted images of their activewear.

For your body, your friend's body, your friend's friend's body... We have active outfits for every body. #YayEveryDay

A photo posted by Target Australia (@targetaus) on

For any body and every body, new activewear in store & online now. #YayEveryDay

A photo posted by Target Australia (@targetaus) on

Again, receiving an overwhelmingly positive response, as customers applauded them for representing diverse body shapes and "keeping it real."

Target is promoting a positive body image with their latest campaign — and customers are thrilled
Image: Target Australia/Instagram
Target Australia promotes diversity with new campaign
Image: Target Australia/Instagram

In addition to their recent campaigns, last December Target Australia also made an effort to showcase more realistic bodies with their swimwear range. Even earlier in 2015, the brand also made the decision to feature plus-size mannequins in their stores.

Yay for looking good and feeling great this summer! We have a huge range of swimwear styles for all body shapes. http://bit.ly/1StrNmb

Posted by Target Australia on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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We're happy to see that Target Australia is focused on sharing images of women from all walks of life, to put an end to the archaic notion that only a size Small is beautiful.

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