Model and businesswoman Ashley Graham released the newest line of her Ashley Graham Collection lingerie, sold online by plus-size retailer Addition Elle, which also hosted its New York Fashion Week show on Sept. 11, in which model-of-the-moment Jordyn Woods walked.
This is your livestream of The CURVYcon 2017. Tune in for the Dia&Con fashion show from 6-7 pm on Friday, September 8 and for a day of insightful panels — one starring Chrissy Metz — and previews from 9:45am to 4pm on Saturday, September 9th.
The road to self-love can be a long and bumpy one, full of internal and external obstacles getting in the way of accepting ourselves. Living in a world where we are constantly told by the media and society what we should change or not like about our bodies, it’s hard not to get sucked in. Every day, we’re bombarded with overly Photoshopped pictures of unrealistic bodies on social media that leave many women feeling less than. But don’t get me wrong — social media isn’t all bad! Body-positive crusaders are taking a stand online to show that everyone is beautiful in her own way. We are seeing models like Denise Bidot start the body-positive No Wrong Way Movement , while my British sister Felicity Hayward fuels her cause, #selflovebringsbeauty , all the way from London. After going through my own self-love journey, I can tell you that it does not happen overnight. It takes a lot of work to change your mindset and start deconstructing the negative thoughts engrained in you and start recognizing the beauty in our differences. Loving your body is a choice that each individual must make on her own and happens when you stop comparing yourself with others. Cutting out your own negative self-talk can be one of the hardest and most important steps. An exercise that really helped me was positive mirror talk. Each morning I look in the mirror and say out loud five things that I love about my body. Like Instagram star Iskra Lawrence says, the idea of this exercise is to point out the amazing things your body does for you and to be consistent. Keep telling yourself you are beautiful, even if at the time you don’t feel particularly pretty, and repeat until the feelings follow. Imagine how much we would all flourish and all the beauty we could create in the world if we could just start loving the marks and dips of our bodies instead of trying to change who we are. The world would be so boring if everyone looked the same! Diversity is what helps fuel creativity and keeps the world an interesting and inspiring place. To help you on your own self-love journey, I’ve enlisted eight major body-positive crusaders to share their top tips on how to love your body. For more style inspiration, follow me on Instagram and read my style blog, Margie Plus . Read more from Yahoo Beauty + Style: • 9 must-have pieces from model Nadia Aboulhosn’s new size-inclusive clothing line • The very cool reason this white T-shirt is going viral • Hilary Duff tells body-shaming critics to ‘kiss my a**’ in swimsuit photo Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
Former British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman has gained praise from fans after posting an unretouched bikini selfie. Shulman, who recently stepped down from the fashion bible after 25 years as editor-in-chief, is currently on holiday in Greece. Posting a selfie clad in just a bikini, the 59-year-old fashion maven was swiftly thanked by her thousands of followers. “Great post and pretty brave too,” commented one woman after seeing the esteemed journalist in a £20 Boden bikini. “Love that you did this for all of us women out there who want to give confidence to others to do the same,” said another. One woman said she was fed up of ‘Love Island’ bodies being touted as the golden standard, writing: “Good on you as we all need to see a real woman in her swim gear. It’s something the majority of women don’t enjoy doing but let’s make it about real women’s bodies and less Love Island. You look true and fab.” Some, however, said that the body positivity is too little, too late, writing that it would have been nice to see such images on the pages of British Vogue . “Wish you have done this when it was needed and seen by millions of Vogue readers and young girls, not now, as an effort to increase sales of your book,” commented one critic. Another said: “But why now?? I have given up Vogue as it has no reference to the life I lead or the clothes I wear. When will the fashion world really cater to the middle-aged who haven’t given up hope!!!!” Shulman joins the likes of 61-year-old Kris Jenner and 59-year-old Sharon Stone in posting a realistic unedited bikini selfie. A recent survey revealed that women over the age of 65 are in fact the most body confident. Primarily because they have better things to worry about than some cellulite. Take a look at the other well-known, 50- and 60-something women who have been praised for their bravery. Follow us on Instag r am and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Swimwear that’ll leave you feeling body confident Women over 65 are the most body confident because they have ‘better things to worry about’ Celebrities in bikinis: Swimwear inspiration courtesy of your favourite A-listers
“As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones who were shorter and curvier."
A recent article heralded the return of "big boobs," a ridiculous proclamation, thinly veiled as a moment in body positivity.
Hot summer days conjures images of sleeveless sun dresses and airy tank tops for some, but for others, the heat means sweltering under cardigans and jean jackets. Stylist and community manager of plus-sized styling company Dia&Co , Ashby Vose, is only too familiar with the problem. The body positive brand, which offers a personal stylist service that sends clients packages of curated clothes in sizes 14 and up, gets plenty of requests from their plus-size clients for layers and jackets even in the summer. “We hear a lot from our customers and our community about creative ways to hide their arms,” Vose tells Allure . “It got us chatting. We talked about our own experiences with our arms and our preferences for layering up even though it’s hot… We had to do something to liberate our community and that arms are not a source of shame.” So to encourage women to stop hiding their arms, Dia & Co launched their #DiaARMy Instagram campaign, asking women to flaunt their biceps and triceps and embrace sleeveless styles. And the response is gorgeous! Check out the gallery above to see confident chicks killing it and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA . “A little bare arms love.” (Photo: Instagram/styleofleslie) “Summer is here! Its crazy hot and humid, so why are you covering up ladies?! It’s too freaking hot for cardigans! I am joining the #DiaArmy in going sleeveless! Don’t cover up those puppies Tall Sisters! Be free and comfortable!” (Photo: Instagram/thetallsociety) “I’m joining my friends at @diaandco #diaarmy because it’s too damn hot out here to be covering up my arms. You don’t like my big arms then that’s your problem.” (Photo: Instagram/plusjones) “I’m showing off my arms as part of the @diaandco #DiaArmy ! Tag your bestie and challenge them to fight the stigma and show their arms in the summer! It’s hot. Let’s wear what feels good to us & forget whatever judgment someone else might have! If you like it, wear it!” (Photo: Instagram/readytostare)
Get excited, because we just found your new favourite body positive Instagram account. It's called Unlikely Hikers, @unlikelyhikers, and is run by a badass woman named Jenny Bruso. Bruso is a "self-identified fat, femme, queer, writer and former indoor kid" who credits an "accidental hike" in 2012 for changing her life.
Meet Nyakim Gatwick the model taking down beauty barriers one Instagram at a time [Photo: Instagram/queenkim_nyakim]Model Nyakim Gatwech loves her black skin and she’s not prepared to put up with anyone trying to shame her for it. So when she was once asked by an Uber driver if she’d consider bleaching her skin for $10,000 she couldn’t help but laugh. Then when she stopped laughing she issued this brilliant response: “Why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin?” Clapping hands emoji.