For those of us who have been plus-size from a very young age, the discussion on our bodies (and of other people's opinions of them) that was started by "Real Women Have Curves" hit close to home.
Messalina Morley, 20, has been identified as plus-size through the modeling and pageant industries in which she's worked. However, she is using that status and experience to shed light on what she calls being in "the in-between."
"You don't HAVE to always look like a 10. If you want to wear something baggy, you are no less confident or worthy."
She was given a gym membership at age 9 and forced to wear maternity clothes by 13. Now, plus-size model and activist Natalie Hage takes us on her journey of becoming a role model for curvy women nationwide, with the introduction of her original Yahoo series, "Curves Ahead."
Bella Thorne asked for no retouching on the shot, the 19-year-old actress explained in an honest message about her insecurities.
Body positivity blogger Megan Jayne Crabbe recently took to Instagram to share her experience with body shaming at a young age.
Amber Tolliver says her investors were only interested in making sexually inappropriate jokes during her meetings. She's launching a Kickstarter for her company, Liberté, to prove she can do it on her own.
“I still want designers to cast more sizes and not segregate sizing, and for agents to step up and not segregate sizing. I want to see all sizes, races, ethnicities, ages, everything."
According to new data, plus-size shoppers are shut out of shopping at luxury fashion brands. But those brands can't afford to ignore 67% of shoppers anymore.
This year saw more plus-size models than any other year in NYFW’s history, and we also saw plus-EXCLUSIVE shows like Addition Elle and Torrid and queer fashion showcases like Dapper Q that highlight gender expression.
Her modeling career has really taken off, but McGrady still has to deal with trolls. We talk to her about her past struggles and the Instagram feature she uses to manage commenters.
One of the collections shown at NYFW was by Jordyn Woods, who is making a splash as a plus-size model, designer, and influencer — and, of course, as Kylie Jenner’s BFF.
"We can be too hard on ourselves for not looking our normal selves during PMS, but it's something very normal and is just a part of the human body."
Not too far in the past, there was no positive representation of plus-size bodies anywhere, plus-size fashion was basically nonexistent (and if it did exist, it was mediocre at best), and the term itself was almost said in a whisper.
Model and businesswoman Ashley Graham released the newest line of her Ashley Graham Collection lingerie, sold online by plus-size retailer Addition Elle, which also hosted its New York Fashion Week show on Sept. 11, in which model-of-the-moment Jordyn Woods walked.
At theCurvyCon 2017, retail executives answered shopper questions about the plus-size market and what they're doing to solve its biggest issues.
Leslie Jones said she treated the Christian Siriano fashion show like a baseball game because she was so excited about the clothes and plus-size models.
This is your livestream of The CURVYcon 2017. Tune in for the Dia&Con fashion show from 6-7 pm on Friday, September 8 and for a day of insightful panels — one starring Chrissy Metz — and previews from 9:45am to 4pm on Saturday, September 9th.
The body-positive, curve-embracing event called theCURVYcon is in NYC on Sept. 8-9, bringing designers, fitness experiences, influencers, and speakers to town.
Plus-size model and theCURVYcon speaker Precious Lee isn't super confident because she's a size 14; she's super confident because that's just how she is.