The 23-year-old plus-size model Kate Wasley is a fierce body-positive activist and will be part of this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
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.
Iskra Lawrence is not one for typos, especially when they’re in reference to her. The model has been living the life hopping from beach to beach from Mexico to Miami and upping her swimsuit game as she goes. The Independent published an article including photos from her vacation with the headline, “Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence is the picture of body confidence as she hits the beach in Miami.” In the article, she is referred to as a “plus size model” who is “becoming a bastion of body confidence.” While the second half of that sentence is definitely true, Lawrence doesn’t approve of the first half.
Ashley Graham has an interesting response to women who ask her advice about becoming models. "And I say to them, 'Why would you want to become a model?'" Graham revealed. "'Why would you want to be picked apart all the time?'"
"I wanted to show that you can still be a healthy, happy person even if you are plus-size or may have a little extra fat or curves on you. It's not something to be ashamed of or hide."
With so many Instagrammers out there gaining loads of followers for posting silly tweets and funny memes, it’s nice to see an account with hundreds of thousands of followers that actually sends a positive and constructive message. Just keepin it 100 I can't believe we created a community of 400 thousand flippin people im so thankful to each and everyone of you, you are supporting diversity! The more demand for it the more change we will see! I can't even explain to you all how happy it makes me when I see other women empowered and not conforming to societies expectations. ...
After crossing Fashion Week off her bucket list, Glamour features editor Lauren Chan's big moment was almost ruined by negative personal attacks on Instagram.
Social media influencer Karyn Johnson wants to know why the photo she posted of Ashley Graham on Instagram was taken down.
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.
Believe it or not, a swimsuit shot can do a lot. Which is why plus size model and influencer Alexa Phelece posted a split-screen photo on Instagram of herself and another model wearing the strappy one-piece. “So here we have two girls in the same swimsuit.
Huffine has just unveiled her latest project: a size-inclusive capsule collection for lingerie and swimwear line Fortnight, called CH x Fortnight.
Heidi Klum talks about adding plus-size models to "Project Runway" as well as lingerie and how she's at work on her Halloween costume.
Plus size model, body activist and total babe Ashely Graham continues to break barriers. Graham, who was the first plus size model to grace the covers of Vogue and Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition , ecently added a New York Magazine to her already impressive resume. But aside from absolutely slaying her 1940s-style shoot , Graham also openly discussed how white privilege has played a roll in her success as a plus size model. “I know I’m on this pedestal because of white privilege,” said Graham in the feature. “To not see black or Latina women as famous in my industry is crazy! I have to talk about it. I want to give those women kudos because they are the ones who paved the way for me.” While we love Graham and her messages of body positivity and female empowerment, we’d also love to see more curvy women in the spotlight. So we’ve rounded up seven plus size models of colour that we think more people should know about. Click through the gallery to see more and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA .
Sonny Turner may be considered a curvy or plus-size model, but when it comes down to it, being called ‘fat’ doesn’t bother the 19-year-old one bit. Sonny Turner may be considered a “curvy” model, but she loves her body. The 5’10” stunner recently sent out a strong plea to her nearly 100,000 Instagram followers: “STOP FAT PHOBIA.” Because when it comes down to it, being called “fat” doesn’t bother the 19-year-old one bit.
Plus-size model Candice Huffine just landed the cover of Vogue, and while her photo is gorgeous and ethereal, the moment is a missed opportunity for fuller-figured women. On Monday, Huffine posted a photo of her upcoming Vogue Mexico cover. In the image, the brunette beauty is completely naked, clutching a strategically placed bouquet of flowers.
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.
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.
As part of Yahoo’s global coverage of International Women’s Day 2017, Yahoo Canada profiled women from various backgrounds and professions and asked them “What’s next?” What happens after Women’s Day — what would women like to see happen next in their personal lives, in their respective careers, and as a whole for females across the nation? My name is Sarah De Melo. Although my family accepted me at my size, at school and my social life I always felt that I needed to be thin and that I wasn’t “good enough” at my size.
Recently, Ashley Graham even made waves as the first plus-sized model to front the cover of Sports Illustrated, signaling a shift from “thinner is beautiful” to celebrating full-figured “real” women. From left to right: Clark Gable, Mick Jagger and Ryan Reynolds [Photo: Wikimedia] In the 1920s to 1930s, the golden age of Hollywood, all eye were on the silver screen and, of course, the lead actor. Think Clark Gable or Cary Grant. The perfect man was a Mick Jagger type - skinny, scruffy and looked effortlessly cool.