Posing in swimwear and showing off skin can be a daunting task for anyone — and for Ashley, a popular body positivity blogger, that’s no exception. The social media star had the opportunity to be photographed in swimwear designed by her “ultimate body positivity figure,” Ashley Graham, but when she saw the photos for the first time all she could do was cry. “I didn’t have any positive thoughts about myself,” she wrote in a soul-baring blog post.
Plus size fashion blogger Margie Ashcroft and 9 other plus-size bloggers share their favorite plus-size denim picks that don’t gap or fade and work with their specific type of curvy bodies.
Body-positive blogger Kenzie Brenna is exploring a controversial body trend: the thigh gap — or in this case, the lack thereof. “You’re allowed to have knocked knees and big thighs,” she wrote in an Instagram post that has since been seen by thousands.
Update your summer wardrobe with plus-size shorts. This season, we're seeing bold printed shorts, as well as a mix of bright and neutral tan colors.
From fashion-forward printed bikinis to super-flirty one piece swimwear, here are 20 knockout plus-size swimsuits to help you have your bombshell beach moment.
At a size 16/18, I knew that my wedding dress experience was not going to be like everyone else’s. Here are my top four sites for plus-size bridal wear.
Sarah Brady applied for a bartending job at the Tilted Kilt — known for scantily clad servers — and the restaurant turned her away upon arrival, without an interview.
As a plus-size fashion blogger, I take it upon myself to push my own style boundaries and try to inspire others to take risks, like wearing short shorts.
Posing in swimwear and showing off skin can be uncomfortable, even scary for some. But Alex LaRosa, a plus-size model, doesn't fall into that category.
Coach Rob wants to be the male version of Ashley Graham. "That’s my goal. That’s how successful I want to be."
A plus-size mom is sharing a “reverse transformation” photo in the hopes of inspiring women struggling with body image.
Lululemon made the wrong kind of headlines four years ago when its co-founder and then CEO blamed “some women’s bodies” for a flaw in its yoga pants. Despite much hyped changes in the company since then (including that executive’s departure), one woman’s recent experience in a Lululemon store shows that it could still have room for improvement. “You only have one size 12 in everything,” blogger Adrian Wood wrote on Facebook after her visit to a store in Miami, Fla. “One, it has usually vamoosed by the time I make the trek to the big city.
Sex can be awkward — but focus on cellulite, stretch marks and some extra flab, and the extra insecurity can become overbearing.
English plus-size blogger Caroline (Instagram: curvywordy) embraces the skin she’s in — and passionately encouraging others to do so.
Navabi has launched a campaign to show us what popular fashion magazines would look like with plus-size models on their covers.
Everyone should be able to feel good in underwear. That's the message Jasmine Grimes, a self-described "plus-size influencer," wants to share.
"There’s this misconception that in order to be body positive, you must 'bare it all' on social media."
Springtime in N.Y.C. is the ultimate experience. The light breeze and newfound sunshine paints the city in the most magical way, and you can’t help but want to celebrate with a wardrobe refresh. The warmer temperatures mean ditching winter’s faux furs and chunky sweaters for airy frocks and light layering jackets.
The author discovered that “plus-size” fashion is an afterthought in Holland, and she even endured ridicule over her weight from salespeople.
Fed up dealing with the insults of body-shamers online, New York journalist Laura Delarato is fighting back by taking the cruelest and lewdest remarks she’s received and turning them into thought-provoking art. In a photo series she calls The Comments Project, Delarato collects the words of her attackers and pastes them onto pictures of her naked body — highlighting everything wrong with how so many people perceive plus-size women. To further illustrate her point, Delarato published a visual project on Refinery29 exploring why plus-size women still aren’t considered “sexy” by mainstream society.
Everyone wants to look drop-dead gorgeous for the prom, but finding that perfect dress is easier for some than others. If you’ve got curves, it can sometimes be a challenge to find really good options. Looking for a plus-size prom stunner that won’t break the bank? Whether you want traditional glamour or something fun and flirty, we have plus-size prom dresses for every style and budget.
Plus-size model and business owner Ashley Alexiss is determined to let the world know that she is more than just a pretty face — and that she’s totally capable of possessing both beauty and brains. Plus-size model Ashley Alexiss recently posted about unfair stigmas that women in society face relating to intelligence and beauty. The founder of Alexiss Swimwear recently shared a photo on her popular Instagram account, captioned with a lengthy statement on the stigma women face in society relating to looks and intelligence.