• Tyra Banks wanted to lose 30 pounds before posing in a bikini for 'Sports Illustrated'
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    Tyra Banks wanted to lose 30 pounds before posing in a bikini for 'Sports Illustrated'

    Tyra Banks became the oldest person to grace the cover of 'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit issue at 45 years old. But, she was apprehensive after having not reached her goal weight.

  • 8 curvy must-haves from Jordyn Woods's new inclusive activewear line
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    8 curvy must-haves from Jordyn Woods's new inclusive activewear line

    Model and social media powerhouse Jordyn Woods is taking the activewear scene by storm with the launch of her debut superstylish and size-inclusive brand SECNDNTURE.“I named my brand SECNDNTURE referring to ‘second nature,’ which means something that comes naturally to you. Your activewear should be like a second skin,” says Woods. “You shouldn’t have to put much thought into it.”Not only is the collection helping to redefine active fashion with its forward-thinking styles, but each style ranges from size XS to 2X.As a plus-size woman myself, I know how hard it is to find cute activewear that fits our curvy frames, and I am so happy Woods is helping to pioneer more representation in the industry.Every piece in the line is under $79, so that means you can get the bodysuit, biker shorts, sports bra, or layering piece you want.Click through to shop some of my favorites from the collection now.For more style inspiration, follow me on Instagram @margieplus and my style blog www.margieplus.com.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• The ultimate ankle boots shopping guide: Shop 32 boots under $250  • QVC just released early Black Friday deals, and these are the best ones  • Meghan Markle’s glam style, in plus sizes: Jason Wu’s new Eloquii collection is seriously sexy Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Chromat's sustainable swimwear is for everyone—and its spectacular NYFW show was too
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    Chromat's sustainable swimwear is for everyone—and its spectacular NYFW show was too

    Featuring sustainable fabrics, an amazing lineup of models and serious nods to the woes of our planet, Chromat’s show pretty much won fashion week.

  • Plus-size retailer 11 Honoré just had the most powerful fashion show: Shop every single look
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    Plus-size retailer 11 Honoré just had the most powerful fashion show: Shop every single look

    Plus-size luxury e-tailer 11 Honoré just kicked off New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night, with a powerful, size-inclusive show that included Laverne Cox shutting down the catwalk in a princess-worthy fuchsia gown by Zac Posen.Curvy models Candice Huffine, Precious Lee, Marquita Pring and more strutted the catwalk wearing a myriad of red carpet gowns any A-list actress would wear to the Oscars. After all, the looks were designed by the fashion industry’s premiere crop of designers — Altuzarra, Brandon Maxwell, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu were among the 35 designers featured in the show. Their collections are often adorned by celebs and royals, from Nicole Kidman to Meghan Markle. All of the show’s looks flowed seamlessly from one to another — from luxe tuxedo blazer dresses, sleek sheath dresses and pleated coral gowns to emerald off-the-shoulder blouses and sexy cold-shoulder dresses.11 Honoré’s show comes at an especially crucial time during NYFW’s shift towards greater size inclusivity. Recent fashion weeks have witnessed a rise in body-positive fashion; Torrid staged its first runway show, as did Loft, and labels like Chromat, Christian Siriano and Prabal Gurung have been making plus-size models a regular part of their runway shows.But what makes 11 Honoré different from the others is that its entire business model is centered on catering luxury fashion to women who were underserved for so long. The e-tailer stocks looks from nearly 90 designers in sizes 10 to 20-plus, proving that any woman can wear luxurious designer threads. To bring new meaning to the “See now, buy now” model, 11 Honoré gave show attendees booklets that enabled them to shop the looks straight from their seats by scanning Shopify-enabled QR codes on their smartphones.Everyone else can shop the entire show now on 11honore.com. If you need a little extra styling advice, 11 Honoré partnered with Shopbop to curate shoes and accessories to pair with each runway look, so you can get the full-fledged personal experience from the comfort of your own home.“11 Honoré strives to be on the right side of the conversation about where fashion is headed and is honored to be a part of creating a real change,” says Patrick Herning, founder and CEO of 11 Honoré. “Today is a culmination of innovation, technology and fashion.”Click through the gallery to shop every single look from 11 Honoré’s historic NYFW show.The editors at Yahoo Lifestyle are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, we may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle:• 10 dreamy plus-size wedding dresses for every budget • Sexy plus-size lingerie just in time for Valentine’s Day —all under $100 • How to live-stream the 2019 Grammy AwardsFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Bridal shop praised for displaying gown on mannequin in wheelchair
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    Bridal shop praised for displaying gown on mannequin in wheelchair

    The woman applauding the shop also makes a point about how representation shouldn't be so rare.

  • Fashion designer casts all Asian models for historic NYFW runway show
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    Fashion designer casts all Asian models for historic NYFW runway show

    The models strutted in Claudia Li's effortless, colorful fashions.

  • Gabrielle Union on her new fashion collection: 'I wanted to create a line that my own family could wear'
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    Gabrielle Union on her new fashion collection: 'I wanted to create a line that my own family could wear'

    Her latest collaboration with New York & Company marks the one-year anniversary of the Gabrielle Union Collection, which seeks to empower women through Union's line of statement sweaters, off-the-shoulder dresses, plaid jumpsuits, wide-leg trousers, and suiting.

  • Olympic athletes, an MMA Champ, plus size models, and more stun in Khloé Kardashian’s new fitness line
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    Olympic athletes, an MMA Champ, plus size models, and more stun in Khloé Kardashian’s new fitness line

    According to Khloe Kardashian’s Good American co-founder Emma Grede, the denim company’s foray into activewear is going to be game-changer. “The fashion industry is notorious for catering to a specific shape and size,” Grede tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

  • Curvy model Hunter McGrady believes 'women are to be respected whether they're naked or if they're fully clothed'
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    Curvy model Hunter McGrady believes 'women are to be respected whether they're naked or if they're fully clothed'

    McGrady is on a mission to change perceptions of what it means to be beautiful.

  • Plus-Size Label Eloquii Is Teaming Up With Jason Wu for Fall
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    Plus-Size Label Eloquii Is Teaming Up With Jason Wu for Fall

    Eloquii and Jason Wu are teaming up to bring you a chic collection in size 14-28. Read on to find out how you can get your hands on the pieces.

  • Shop 9 bold and beautiful plus-size swimsuits you can personalize with a custom embroidery
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    Shop 9 bold and beautiful plus-size swimsuits you can personalize with a custom embroidery

    Exciting news! Body-positive champion and style influencer Katie Sturino dropped a confidence-driven swimwear collection with Bruna Malucelli for plus-size e-tailer CoEdition on July 18. The female powerhouse is not only the momager for Instagram celebrity pups (@muppetsrevenge, @underpantsthedog, and @toastmeetsworld ) but also the owner of Megababe Beauty, which includes my personal favorite: the Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick.Sturino tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the driving inspiration of the line was “fun, happy suits that look gorgeous at the same time” and, of course, that don’t look like the “typical” plus-size suits. Since CoEdition is the first contemporary multibrand site for women sizes 10 and above, Sturino felt like it would be the perfect space to launch this playful collection with Brazilian swimwear designer Malucelli.When asked why it is important to stay body positive, Sturino says, “Women spend way too much time obsessing and beating themselves up over their bodies, and I believe we should do more productive things and put our energy elsewhere.” This is clear, with her bold and beautiful statement to stay true to herself and her body in the campaign look book, where she confidently poses with her belly out.Sturino’s tips on how to help women become more confident this summer are as follows: “Fake it until you make it! Buy the suit that you don’t think you can wear and just try not to tell people you are self-conscious, act confident, and just don’t hide!”The nine-piece collection is full of punchy stripes and high-cut legs, and is priced at $229 per set or one-piece. Oh, and did I mention all swimsuits have the option for custom embroidery? Click through to shop this fun and fresh collection available in sizes 10 to 26!For more style inspiration, check out my instagram @margieplus and my personal style blog www.margieplus.com.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Ashley Graham and Gabi Fresh celebrated body positivity in bikinis this weekend  • Chrissy Metz wows in $145 floral-print dress from Reese Witherspoon’s plus-size Draper James collaboration   • Danielle Brookes is ‘PHAT,’ and that’s why she refuses to retouch her swimsuit photos  Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Shop the 6 sexiest plus-size swimsuits from curvy model Hunter McGrady’s line
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    Shop the 6 sexiest plus-size swimsuits from curvy model Hunter McGrady’s line

    The year of the plus-size swimsuit is definitely 2018, when, more than ever, women of all sizes are feeling empowered to break the “rules” of swimwear. One of the leading rule breakers is model Hunter McGrady, best known for making headlines as the first size-16 model to appear in Sports Illustrated’s iconic swimsuit issue.Now McGrady has come out with a 10-piece capsule collection with Playful Promises — the brand that brought you the sold-out Gabi Gregg lingerie line. Not only are all the suits designed with a fashion flair, and available in sizes 12 to 20, but they’re also built to last, with a double lining and extra bust support. Best of all, everything is priced under $75. Click through to shop our favorites from the new Hunter McGrady x Playful Promises collection, from keyhole one-pieces to off-the-shoulder bikinis.For more style inspiration, follow me on instagram @margieplus or my style blog www.margieplus.com.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • 9 sexy plus-size bikinis to wear this summer  • Rihanna’s news Savage x Fenty lingerie line is perfect for plus-size women • 11 chic athleisure looks under $50 from Simply Be’s more size-inclusive relaunch Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • 9 sexy plus-size bikinis to wear this summer
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    9 sexy plus-size bikinis to wear this summer

    Summer is officially here! And with that comes a social calendar that provides endless opportunities to rock some killer swimwear, no matter what your size. Because now more then ever, plus-size fashionistas have some beautiful, celebratory options, bikinis included — whether you are looking for a barely-there two-piece or something bold and colorful. Scroll through for rousing options, and find more style inspiration at this writer’s instagram and blog: @margieplus and margieplus.com.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Teacher fired over revealing photos promoting plus-size swimwear  • Rihanna’s new Savage x Fenty lingerie line is perfect for plus-size women • ‘Fat people can be happy’: How the new show ‘Dietland’ is changing the game for women Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Diverse bikini photo shoot has empowering message: 'All bodies are beach bodies'
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    Diverse bikini photo shoot has empowering message: 'All bodies are beach bodies'

    This diverse and inclusive photo shoot has 14 women, each representing a unique group: Curvy women, women of color, women with mental or physical disabilities, women with rare medical conditions, and women with vitiligo. 

  • 8 plus-size jumpsuits under $200 that are perfect for warm weather
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    8 plus-size jumpsuits under $200 that are perfect for warm weather

    Warm weather has finally arrived (and actually seems like it’s ere to stay). So I am happy to report that for hotter temperatures, jumpsuits are still trendy — bonus points because the one-pieces are super easy to stand out in and even more comfortable to wear (going to the bathroom is an entirely different story). It’s awesome to see that plus-size brands are stepping up and supplying us with everything from lace and cold shoulders to asymmetric stunners.Click through to shop bold spring jumpsuits at every price! For more style inspiration check my Instagram, at @margieplus, and my style blog, at www.margieplus.com.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle:Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • Schools may ban kids from having best friends — and it's not the worst idea
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    Schools may ban kids from having best friends — and it's not the worst idea

    Some experts say there's a benefit to taking the focus off "best friends" and encouraging inclusivity.

  • The return of Tyra Banks: Why this season of 'America's Next Top Model' could be its best yet
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    The return of Tyra Banks: Why this season of 'America's Next Top Model' could be its best yet

    "America's Next Top Model," the reality TV series from the early '00s, is back for its 24th season, and its creator, Tyra Banks, is too.

  • Has Fashion Week become more inclusive? Designers and celebrities speak out: 'We want more'
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    Has Fashion Week become more inclusive? Designers and celebrities speak out: 'We want more'

    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.

  • Kmart catalogue includes kids with disabilities
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    Kmart catalogue includes kids with disabilities

    Notice anything different about this catalogue photo? “I would like to congratulate Kmart for having a young boy with a walking frame as a model it [sic] their Easter catalogue,” wrote one commenter.  “A BIG step forward to disability education & recognition.

  • Target praised for using girl with arm crutches in Halloween costume ad
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    Target praised for using girl with arm crutches in Halloween costume ad

    Photoshop fails, plus size clothing shown on pregnant women and objectifying T-shirts, to name a few – but now they’re garnering tons of attention for all the right reasons. A new ad for the popular store features a group of kids dressed up in cute Halloween costumes. Front and centre is an adorable little girl dressed in an Elsa costume – and, oh yeah, she has arm crutches.