• 11 chic athleisure looks under $50 from Simply Be's more size-inclusive relaunch
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    Margie Ashcroft

    11 chic athleisure looks under $50 from Simply Be's more size-inclusive relaunch

    From bold athleisure crop tops to matching split side trousers, almost everything is priced below $50 and comes in an inclusive size range of 8 to 28.

  • Madewell embraces inclusivity with its new extended sizes and use of plus-size and ‘in-between’ models
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    Meagan Fredette

    Madewell embraces inclusivity with its new extended sizes and use of plus-size and ‘in-between’ models

    Their signature jean line will now run up to a waist size 35, and their site features both plus-size and “in-between” models, with the latter representing the millions women who don’t fit into sample or plus-size categories.

  • Not-so-basic plus-size coats to keep you warm and stylish this winter
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    Margie Ashcroft

    Not-so-basic plus-size coats to keep you warm and stylish this winter

    Now that temperatures have dropped dramatically, it’s time to step up our outerwear game, my fellow plus-size fashionistas ! Just because the weather outside is frightful does not mean you have to sacrifice your style. From colorful faux furs to not-so-basic puffer coats, click through to shop eight must-have plus-size coats at every budget. For more style inspiration, follow me on  Instagram  and read my style blog,  Margie Plus . Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Plus-size fashion influencers share their holiday wish list • Everything you need to know about the $900 jackets dividing New York City  • 6 stylish wide calf boots for every budget Follow us on  Instagram ,  Facebook , and  Twitter  for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • 8 plus-size street-style fall trends spotted on Instagram
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    Margie Ashcroft

    8 plus-size street-style fall trends spotted on Instagram

    From statement pants and long-line bombers to colorful furs, see some of Instagram's coolest plus-size blogger babes sporting killer fall trends to try out.

  • Transition plus-size summer dresses into fall with these key pieces
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    Margie Ashcroft

    Transition plus-size summer dresses into fall with these key pieces

    Transition your favorite summer dresses into stylish fall looks by throwing on an edgy moto jacket or layering a turtleneck underneath.

  • 8 plus-size influencers share their biggest shopping gripes — and the brands that get it right
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    Yahoo Style

    8 plus-size influencers share their biggest shopping gripes — and the brands that get it right

    Imagine trying on five pairs of the same-style size 18 shorts in a small, poorly lit dressing room because each pair you try on frustratingly fits differently. Or being plus-size and needing to find a last-minute outfit when there are only a handful of brick-and-mortar stores offering extended sizes. This is just a glimpse of the problems that we curvy folks have to deal with on a regular basis. Shopping is not an easy task for most, but it’s especially challenging for those whose body type does not fall within the industry norm, aka above a size 10. I’m not going to lie — it totally sucked growing up with the amount of plus-size exclusion I faced, and it definitely played a negative role in my self-esteem . While the plus-size fashion industry is growing, we aren’t seeing enough expansion and diversity in the market just yet. With roughly 67 percent of women in the U.S. being considered plus-size, brands that don’t offer extended sizes are missing out on literally millions of potential customers — and dollars. This statistic does not even account for the large market of plus-size male customers who are also in search of fashionable clothing for their size . There are still big-box brands with the resources to make great clothing that refuse to embrace the prevalent curvy customer and invest in quality design and manufacturing. And claiming you carry plus sizes and then banishing the meek selection to an unidentifiable area of the store is just not cutting it anymore. That said, if there were a time to be plus-size in fashion, it would be now. Ever since mega-babe Ashley Graham made the cover of Sports Illustrated , many brands have jumped on the plus-size bandwagon. But some brands seem to want to cash in on the body-positivity movement by thoughtlessly creating clothing that does not actually fit the plus-size customer’s body — mainly because the designs were not researched and the patterns were not scaled correctly. Some brands are even using models who are much too small for the plus-size market, showing an unrealistic representation of the clothing. As a plus-size fashionista myself, I long for the day when brands will fully invest in and embrace their curvy customers by offering more accessible fashion. Don’t get me wrong — not everything is bad about the plus-size market right now. We have more options than ever before. There are standout brands making an impression on the plus-size community and being industry leaders. The clear winners are staple brands like ASOS and Eloquii . The online e-tailer ASOS is always offering edgy designs that push the plus-size fashion envelope and parallel straight-size designs, while Eloquii is all about quality and fit. Lane Bryant is paving the way by being super-inclusive and body positive, creating diverse ads and leading the unretouched-photo campaign  showcasing women’s real bodies. (Another positive sign: The current season of Project Runway  has models of all sizes.) Since the fashion industry is ever-evolving and has a lot to learn about its plus-size customers, I wanted to hear from the curvy influencers who are paving the way. I talked to crusaders including Denise Bidot , Ashley Nell Tipton , Nadia Aboulhosn , and others. Check out what these plus-size leaders have to say about their biggest fashion gripes and the brands they think are already killing the game. They, like me, agree that everyone deserves access to great fashion regardless of their size or gender, and I’m excited for the strides that the future will bring. For more style inspiration, follow me on  Instagram  and read my style blog,  Margie Plus . Read more from Yahoo Beauty + Style: Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .

  • 10 plus-size off-the-shoulder statement looks to shop now
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    Margie Ashcroft

    10 plus-size off-the-shoulder statement looks to shop now

    These plus-size off-the-shoulder items will leave you looking stylish even in hot and humid weather — no sweat.

  • 6 Must-Have Pieces From Gabi Fresh and Nicolette Mason’s New Plus-Size Line, Premme
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    Margie Ashcroft

    6 Must-Have Pieces From Gabi Fresh and Nicolette Mason’s New Plus-Size Line, Premme

    Fashion bloggers Gabi Gregg (aka Gabi Fresh) and Nicolette Mason have teamed up to launch a new plus-size clothing line called Premme.

  • Male Plus-Size Instagrammer Wants Men to Be Included in the Body-Positive Movement
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    Hayley FitzPatrick

    Male Plus-Size Instagrammer Wants Men to Be Included in the Body-Positive Movement

    Ryan Dziadul is a staunch supporter of the men’s body-positive movement. Ryan Dziadul, a 35-year-old New York City-based publicist, is the face behind the popular men’s body-positive Instagram account extraextrastyle. With the female plus-size market abundant with models and influencers advocating for body diversity, Dziadul stands out for trying to loop men into the conversation.

  • 15 Summer-Approved Plus-Size Shorts to Shop Now
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    Margie Ashcroft

    15 Summer-Approved Plus-Size Shorts to Shop Now

    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.

  • What It Feels Like to Shop for Size 20 While Living Abroad
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    D.L. Chandler

    What It Feels Like to Shop for Size 20 While Living Abroad

    The author discovered that “plus-size” fashion is an afterthought in Holland, and she even endured ridicule over her weight from salespeople.

  • Amazing Prom Dresses for Frustrated Curvy Girls
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    Yahoo Style Staff

    Amazing Prom Dresses for Frustrated Curvy Girls

    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.