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.
A clothing brand beloved by celebrities and hailed for its body-positive philosophy is under fire for hiring thin models to sell plus-size fashions. Plus-size model Tabria Majors, recently called out Fashion Nova, a California-based clothing retailer, for hiring slender models for its Plus-Size + Curve category, writing on Instagram, “@FashionNovaCurve, why do you use size 2 models to represent your plus size line? @fashionnovacurve why do you use size 2 models to represent your plus size line?
As comfortable as they are, workout clothes are tricky to pull off at times since they can skew either overtly tight or baggy and unpolished. Thus, it’s a challenge to find cute outfits you’ll be excited to wear to your next gym session—especially when you’ve got amazing curves. To help you score the chicest athletic looks, we’ve gathered the best plus-size brands that are guaranteed to flatter every kind of woman. Shop our top picks here
Model Liza Golden-Bhojwani shared her dramatic weight gain on Instagram after practically starving herself on 500 calories a day.
The King of Prussia Mall near Philadelphia is the largest in the country after Minnesota’s Mall of America. Anchor stores abound, including Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Macy’s. The mall spans nearly 6.3 million square feet, yet high school senior Abby Misbin, who happens to be plus-size, couldn’t find a single prom dress she liked and that fit her at the retail mecca. The truth is, major department stores like those at King of Prussia, and the majority of other, nonspecialty retailers, don’t carry many plus-size options, least of all those that are affordable for young shoppers.
Any news about Pitch Perfect 3 is good news, but these Instagram photos have us scratching our heads. Rebel Wilson shared a photo of herself alongside costars Brittany Snow and Chrissie Fit in outfits we're assuming are connected to the movie. Snow and Fit are sporting striped halter tops — but Wilson's version is a short-sleeved scoop-neck.
A photo of two besties — one slim, the other plus-size — is making a powerful statement about friendship. Anna O’Brien, 32, who blogs under the name Glitter and Lazers, posted the image of the two women sitting side by side wearing a red ModCloth bra-and-underwear set. This is my best friend.
Social media don’t always tell the truth about body perfection. On Tuesday, Marciel Hopkins, a plus-size model and former Miss South Africa finalist, posted two Instagram photos of herself wearing a white bra and underwear set. “Let’s talk about angles and poses,” Hopkins wrote to her 40,000 followers.
Aliss Bonython often posts about her struggle to accept her body on her Instagram channel. With swimsuit season shortly approaching, Aliss Bonython is already feeling the pain of shopping as a plus size woman. The popular vlogger, who uses her platform to promote body positivity and embracing all shapes and sizes, recently posted a mirror selfie to Instagram to show the challenges curvy women face when trying to find well-fitting bikinis.
A number of plus-size models recently participated in Penningtons’ body positive #iwontcompromise campaign. A number of women paraded around in jeans and black bras in Toronto’s Union Station for a unique reason. The group was participating in plus-size retailer Penningtons’ new #iwontcompromise campaign, which was designed to celebrate women embracing their bodies and not compromising who they are.