We live in an exciting time, when extended-size fashion is more accessible than ever. Plus-size fashion has been getting a lot of positive attention, which has helped bring more options to market, but many brands are cutting corners to try to compete with the demand.A big problem is that some brands are simply scaling up their preexisting straight-size patterns rather than investing the necessary time and money into the fit and quality of the clothes. But curvy women value a good fit and have an eye for design just as much as the next woman. We want pieces that not only are fashion-forward but also can fit a wide array of unique body types.For me, three brands that are stepping up to provide high-quality, well-fitting, and trendy clothes are Eloquii, Torrid, and Simply Be. At this year’s theCURVYcon, I got a chance to speak with some amazing plus-size influencers on their biggest fashion gripe and the different brands that are getting it right.For more style inspiration, follow my instagram @margieplus and my style blog Margie Plus.Yahoo Lifestyle may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: • The best plus-size street style looks at New York Fashion Week • ‘I battled eating disorders since I was 12’: How this fashion blogger found body confidence and a collab with Lane Bryant • 9 style tips from curvy influencers Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Plus size model Iskra Lawrence stripped down to her underwear in a crowded New York subway before giving an impassioned plea to commuters about body acceptance. Lawrence posted the video of the incident to her Instagram account on Sunday night (Nov. 20) and it instantly became viral, receiving nearly 1 million views and hundreds of comments within 24 hours.
Women such as Ashley Graham are teaching us to own our curves - not be ashamed of them. But scientists don’t think that’s a good thing. [Photo: Instagram/Ashley Graham]
It’s quite a leap for a UK magazine to feature a plus-size star and Holliday says she hopes the shoot will help Britain become more accepting of plus-size clothing and models here in the UK. “I’ve noticed that a lot of people who criticise me are from the UK - both in the press and on social media. “Here, people just look at me like I’m a crazy person.” [Photo: Instagram/Tess Holliday via Marie Claire UK] But despite the acceptance in the US, Holliday hasn’t had an easy journey to fame.
If you're self-conscious about your weight there's no need to hide away - the right clothes can take pounds off so check out our slimming fashion tips and feel confident when you step out. Pic: Getty Underwear matters Control undies
In these modern times, being a larger lady doesn't mean you're restricted to shapeless and unflattering clothes. From the High Streets to the catwalks of Milan, Paris and New York, curves are back - and that means a wealth of fabulous