As a plus-size woman…
WELL. There are a lot of ways I can finish that sentence. I am a plus-size woman. I know what it's like to feel ignored by the fashion industry. I know what it's like to compromise style and fit for what you can find in your size. I know how it feels to be told fashion isn't for you.
I know what it's like to feel ignored by the fashion industry.
For all of those reasons, I'm thankful for the internet. I'm thankful for the variety of bloggers of all shapes and sizes. I'm thankful to find women who share a body shape similar to mine: plus-size bloggers.
There are a hundreds of plus-size fashion bloggers out there, but I wanted to highlight a handful who I love and whose names get recommended over and over again. Ladies who promote self love and promote the continued growth of plus-size fashion. Not only do these ladies have swoon-worthy style, but they're bright, educated, and thoughtful bloggers helping cultivate and change the landscape of fashion.
- Gabi Fresh
- Nicolette Mason
- The Curvy Fashionista
- Jay Miranda
- The Stiletto Siren
- Girl with Curves
- Style It
- And I Get Dressed
- Curious Fancy
- Cupcake's Clothes
- Margie Plus
- Chubble Bubble
- Pocket Rocket
- Fat Shopaholic
- Garner Style
What I love about this group of bloggers is the diversity. Even within plus-size blogging, we aren't limited to one cultural idea of a beautiful plus-size body. They show that the full figure doesn't have to be clothed a particular way or we don't have to shy away from particular fits, colors, patterns, or styles of clothing.
When we talk about how fashion blogging need to be feminist, plus size fashion bloggers are a great example of that in motion.
When we talk about how fashion blogging need to be feminist, plus size fashion bloggers are a great example of this in motion. They're advocating fashion for all. These ladies challenging our society's standards of beauty. They are women rallying for fat acceptance and believe in health at any size. Women who are sexually and ethnically diverse, and whose great style traverses the globe. They challenge, and work alongside, brands to develop and market clothing that is fashionable and accessible. They work in fashion and ARE fashion, proving that fashion does not have to be an impossible goal of 5'10, blonde, and a size 2.
These 15 are just a few handfuls of my favorites– I'd love to hear who your favorite plus-size fashion bloggers are in the comments below!