This has undoubtedly been a year of unapologetic plus size fashion. From all of Gabourey Sidibe's flawless looks on Empire to Ashley Nell Tipton's major Project Runway win, the plus size fashion community really did get some genuine mainstream exposure in 2015.
But it wasn't just TV where plus size individuals made fashion take notice of a group that has been otherwise forgotten or ignored by retailers for years. There was the continued rise of the fatkini beginning in the spring, and of course the crop top clapback come July. And while brands continued to expand their size ranges, I have to credit the plus size fashion community for using social media as a valuable tool to share just how we want to be represented, and how tired what-not-to-wear rules really are.
Consumers are proving that individuality should reign supreme in plus size fashion. So I wanted to celebrate the community of folks that helped challenge these sartorial rules and push for change by wearing whatever they wanted. Through social media, I asked a myriad of babes to share their favorite and most unapologetic outfit from 2015, and I got responses from across the world that show just how beautifully varied this community truly is.
So thick everybody else in the room so uncomfortable😌 #celebrateyourcurves #thickchick #fatbabe #fatshion #goldenconfidence #bbw #effyourbeautystandards #plussizefashion #plusmodelmag #beachbodynotsorry #psblogger #plus_isamust' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Plus size blogger Ashleigh Rhoades tells me, "In this moment, I realized that no matter how flawed society may think my body is, it truly is a thing of wonder that is worthy of love."
Today it was #cold and #windy also known as #amazing. I'm a #happy lady. #fatbabe #nofilter #fatshion #thrifted #fatshionista #nars #cruella #effyourbeautystandards #losehatenotweight #riotsnotdiets #radicalselflove" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed] "Whether I'm in a badass crop top and Daisy Dukes or a sweet vintage blouse rocking that spinster chic vibe, just by being a fat babe and living/dressing as I choose, I'm being bold. This look made me so happy and daring. To be fat and happy is a bold-ass statement," writes Charlie B.
"This was my 30th birthday in NOLA after I had been very sick the previous year. I wanted to wear something for me unapologetically that made me feel great and alive," Whit tells me via Twitter.
Alexander messaged me the following caption for why they picked this as their favorite bold look of 2015: "I think my outfit was well put-together and my socks were the bomb and I had my shirt tucked in so you could see my tummy, which is an aspect that I'm trying to work on feeling better about!"
Plus size blogger Tiffany of Beautiffullyme says, "This is my boldest look of 2015. Too much skin shown, I'm a grown woman wearing a tutu, and I have on a crop top. Some may look at this photo and see a fat chick. I look at this picture and see a Flower Goddess. Perception is everything and I personally feel absolutely beautiful."
Courtney shared this image with me and said, "I would say this is one of my boldest looks of the year! I found an amazing dress half my size, but it fit perfectly and I have never felt better! I usually keep my legs and arms hidden, but I am slowly gaining confidence! I felt super sexy in this."
Ladies and gentlemen, @vintageaffairmagazine will be featuring a special interview with me, #MissMozzyDee, along with this photo and more by @thealexestrada, #TheEstradaExperience, about #bodyconfidence in their Summer 2015 issue!!! ♡ I am absolutely honored to be a part of the feature, because the body confidence movement must be spread far and wide!!! Thank you, #VintageAffairMagazine! The #VintageAffairMagazineSummer2015issue can be purchased online in June, so be on the look out for its release! ♡ ♡ ♡ #pinup #pinupgirl #plussizepinup #plussizemodel #ROCKTHOSECURVESGIRLS #curvesfordays #curvylatinapinup #curvypinup #plussizemodeling #plusmodel #plussize #bbw #curvy #inmyundies #underwearmodel #model #pushthelimit #changeyourviewsonbeauty #women #beautyatanysize' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Plus size model Dolores (aka Miss MozzyDee) shared this photo by The Estrada Experience and writes, "This is the boldest look I have done for a photoshoot on body positivity. I encourage all to embrace the body they are in no matter what!"
To all those who say thick girls look sloppy 💁💁 serving you non sloppy thickness on point 💃👌 #celebratemysize #honormycurves #plussize #plusmodel #plus_isamust #plussizemodel #plussizestyle #plussizeoutfit #plussizefashion #fatshion #fashion #bigbellylove #bellylove #croptop #pizzasisters4lyfe #outfit #ootdplus #outfitplus #bodypositive #thickgirls #thickfashion #übergröße #kurvig #kurven #curves #curlyandcurvy #curvygirls #curvyfashion #effyourbeaitystandards' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
"I think that was my boldest moment, when everyone said that you shouldn't wear crop tops when you don't have a flat stomach. I was tired of hearing the same old stories about what fat girls can't do," says German plus size blogger Asta of RolyPolyWardrobe.
Happy Holidays Family/Friends! ! Model: Kathy Blaze Jefferson Mua:Brittany Aragon Photographer: Cedric Jones #Kathyblaze #blazingcurves #Plusmodel #fashion #modellife #Curves #Curvygurl #openyourminds #determined #Loveyourbody #inspire #Business #Grownwomen #Bodypositive #Empower #Beauty #Confidence #Queen #iambeautiful #bosslady #plussize #Plusmodel #psmodel' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Actress and model Kathy Blaze Jefferson shared this image and writes, "In this stage of my life, I love myself as I am. Live, love, and be happy no matter what others think of my flaws."
My stay at @banyantreemayakoba was AMAZING. Full vacation wrap up is on the blog now featuring @rue107 @jibrionline & @ktrcollection , link in bio: www.mademepretty.com #psblogger #banyantreemayakoba #mexico #mmptravels #plusmodelmag #celebratemysize #fatkini #effyourbeautystandards #bbbg #plus_isamust #instastyle #fullfiguredfashion' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]>
One of my favorite shots from my trip to Mexico, I am LOVING this set from @ktrcollection . As for my stay at @banyantreemayakoba ? It was amazing (this pic is from our private villa pool 🙌🏾🏊🏾)! Get all the deets on the blog now, link directly in bio: www.mademepretty.com #psblogger #fblogger #celebratemysize #plusmodelmag #banyantreemayakoba #mexico #bgki #bbbg #tcfstyle #andigetdressed #aboutalook #realoutfitgram #stylefilesplus #goodfullfiguredfriday' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]>
Rocking all @missguided on the blog, and literally everything is on sale!! Get the deets by clicking the link in my bio: www.mademepretty.com #psbloggers #ootd #fbloggers #CelebrateMySize #plusmodelmag #plus_isamust #BGKI #bbbg #AboutALook #tcfstyle #faceyourcurves #andigetdressed #browngirlbloggers #realoutfitgram' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Blogger Dionna Humphrey of Made Me Pretty couldn't pick just one favorite, so she sent me three. She writes, "I picked those three photos for two reasons: One, I look amazing! But two, they defy what fat girls are supposed to avoid — belly showing, arms showing, bikinis. I like who I am, rolls and all. And each of these photos shows that!"
#Repost from @crossfitphenom ・・・ Building hurtin' bombs today. Tiffany hit a PR for her dumbbell bent over row today. #bellring Crossfit is such a great workout for all levels. Tiffany started with us 5 months ago to begin her fitness and weight loss journey. She is one of the family now! #crossfitphenom #phenom #crossfit #burbank #fitness #weightloss @crossfit" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed] For stylist and >Skorch Magazine EIC Tiffany Kaelin, her boldest look came when her photo was shared on the Crossfit Instagram page. She writes, "I think this is a big moment. I was featured on Crossfit HQ Instagram and I was fat-slut-big boobed-shamed all over the place. This was Crossfit's most commented on picture all because what... a little cleavage working out? I will rock my tits wherever I damn well please."
A few more shots of #popuprunway #fashionhub #elucidmagazine show 9.13.15 wearing @bjuledcouture #bjuledcouture #plusswim #plusswimwear #plussexy #plusisequal #plusmodel #plusmodels #plusmodelsrock #plusisplus #plusblogger #plusdesigner #nyc #nycevent #publicity #paris #london #curvy #curvymodel #curves #citylife #manhattan #bigapple #citythatneversleeps #locs #locmodel #teamnatural #misscurve' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed] Model Chrisandra Wells took to the streets of New York for her bold look, citing the Popup Swimwear Show in Times Square for BJuled Couture as the backdrop. "We popped out of a truck, 'Surprise, the curvy gals are here,'" she says.
Today on the blog I'm reviewing this gorgeous @pinkcloveuk Kyra duster jacket, link in my bio! Tap photo for full outfit details #pinkclove #psootd #psblogger #psfashion #psbloggers #aw #autumn #ootd #outfitoftheday #fall #fatshion #autumnfashion #fallfashion #effyourbeautystandards #wearethethey #flowercrown #plussize #plussizebeauty #plussizeblogger #plussizefashion #plussizeclothing #asseenonme" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
"This probably doesn't seem like the sort of outfit that would be hard for anyone to wear. But for me, I didn't wear jeans or trousers for 10 years because I was so scared to wear something tight to my bottom half! So to rock a pair of red jeans was a hell of a thing, bright and tight," says UK blogger/photographer Kitty Wood.
"I love wearing exactly what antiquated fashion rules says I shouldn't, like mixing prints or stripes. I've got prints on prints on prints, and I look damn good in this outfit," says plus size writer and blogger Liz Black of P.S. It's Fashion.
Feeling like a punky sexy Day-glo lady in this look! Read more at stylecassentials.blogspot.com Outfit from @eloquii and @boohooofficial #petitecurves #petitefashion #honoryourcurves #effyourbeautystandards #petite #petitestyle #petiteplus #curvyfashion #curvyandpetitefashion #curvystyle #curvy #tcfstyle #realoutfitgram #ootd #plussizeblogger #blogger #style' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Petite plus size blogger Cassie of Style Cassentials writes, "I chose this look first and foremost because I love it, and it made me feel sexy and fierce. I also chose it because I'm a 38-year-old mom of five with DDD breasts going braless and wearing a plunging neckline! I was told that I should be more conservative, that men might get the wrong idea (insert serious eye roll)... I took a dare that it really was OK for a plus size woman to wear a neckline down to her waist. Every woman should define for herself how she wants to dress, and neither size nor age (nor the fear of sexual harassment) should have anything to do with that!"
Perfectly imperfect. 💖 ✌😘👊 #effyourbeautystandards #torridinsider #torridfashion #torridmodel #torridtrendspotter #mystorymytorrid #girlgang #latina #skorchmagazine #tcfstyle #plusmodelmag #plusmodelmagazine #plussizestyle #celebratemysize #plusmodel #love #honormycurves #fatshion #fatshionista #latinaandplusproud #cleveland #clevelandscene #aspiringplusmodel #bodyconfidence #confident #bodypositive #slay #smile #shootingforconfidence #bodypositivity' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Model April Raquel shares this photo, saying, "Just because you have big arms doesn't mean you have to hide them! Fuck flattering!"
Plus blogger Darshana Pathak writes, "This was my boldest moment of the year for sure. People that think that plus size women can't rock crop tops and high waisted shorts are clueless because I felt tough as hell and like l am capable of anything."
"I was a fat Rizzo, and I finally felt the power of turning the negative words into my power words," says blogger Miss Kathryn's Miss Takes.
This was an outtake from my Ashley Graham review blog post. I was taking the piss because I was so tired by the end of it and thought I'd mess around...but you know...I look at this photo and there's something empowering about it. I've never seen myself so confident before and I love it. It also makes me want to shoot with @volup2's Velvet if she ever comes to London again! There have been a few comments on previous photos about covering up and that I should be modest. To be honest, all I see is someone who is owning her skin, her body and her confidence. I see someone who doesn't care. This shoot was never about trying to promote "sex" or being raunchy. It was about coming to terms with my body and conquering my fear of being seen. #volup2isdiversity #effyourbeautystandards #fashionforwardplus #plus_isamust #bodypositive #bodyconfidence #celebratemysize" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
UK blogger Stephanie of Nerd About Town shared this photo and tells me, "For me, this photo was about letting go and owning my body and sexuality, regardless of how I look. I've never felt more exposed and attractive as I do in this photo and I absolutely love it!"
This is me. This is me unedited, no photoshop, and in all my curvy glory - in my natural state lol half dressed and enjoying life! I don't need to be fixed with diets and there is no "skinny" person on the inside trying to escape. I am not ashamed of my belly, my stretch marks, or whatever other unrealistic ideal trait of beauty that media forces on our bodies. I love my body and there is no ifs, ands, or but's about it! 📸 by the wonderful @houseofwinter ~ wearing my new favorite shirt from @readytostare "I'm morbidly obsessed with myself" ~ extended stretch calf stripe sock from @sockittomeinc" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
I was blown away when model Kat Stroud shared this photo of herself. "It has taken me years to get comfortable in my own skin, I now have confidence and believe in myself, I refuse to hide or edit myself any longer! This image is unedited with natural lighting in all my curvy glory — in my natural state — half dressed and enjoying life," she tells me. "I don't need to be fixed with diets and there is no 'skinny' person on the inside trying to escape."
I won this amazing @chubbycartwheels Mary Jane bodysuit from the 2nd blogiversary giveaway that @margotmeanie hosted! I love love love it! So thank you to both of these lovely people! 😘😘 #fatshion #chubbycartwheels #fatbabe #allbodiesaregoodbodies #alternativecurves #plussizefashion' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed] Fat positive blogger Jenny Lee selected this outfit as her favorite and writes, "This is the boldest outfit I wore this year because it shows off all of the things fat women are made to feel like we need to cover up. It's tight fitting, shows my chubby arms, my thick legs, and doesn't hide the size of my tum tum. Not only that, but it shows off one of my favorite indie plus size designers Chubby Cartwheels!"
Skadi Nokturvras shared this image as her boldest look from 2015, and it's definitely an ensemble that demands to be seen.
"My boldest moment was not caring about what other people would think. I wanted to wear shorts with a crop top. I don't think I've ever shown this much skin and it felt amazing," writes Melissa of the blog It's Melicious.
Plus model Nikki Carter tells me, "Whoever said a thick chick couldn't wear a lace top and bra totally lied, they're just hating. This is a jumpsuit I wore at a fashion event in Philly. I felt so sexy and couldn't have cared less if anyone thought otherwise."
The caption from this MUA says it all!
NEW SWIMWEAR SATURDAY IS ON ITS WAY! (Tonight or earl tomorrow! ) I promise I will be putting on some clothes this week in some special outfit post/videos! Until then IT'S BIKINI TIME BABY!!!! #plussizeswimwear #plussizefashion #plussideparty #fatkini #fatbabe #fullfigured #goldenconfidence #effyourbeautystandards #skorchstyle #fatbabe" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Vlogger Terr Cacilia shares, "I have selected this image because I never would have imagined myself in a bikini for all the world to see — with my large arms, thighs, chubby tummy, and rolls. Turns out that showing the world your 'flaws' is one of the most incredible things you'll ever do."
"This is around the time I realized, flawless is in the eye of the beholder," says Ari of The Curvy Girl Affect.
So im going to my first #bbw Bash Next Month, and to try and take the next step on my own path to self- love and acceptance, I purchased my first #fatkini. I am almost literally bearing my soul posting this, but if im going to be any kind of #bopowarrior, then I need to lead by example. So here I am world! #effyourbeautystandards #gothbbw #bodypositive #bbwbash #spookygirlswithcurves #fat #fatbat #girlswithcurves. #fatgoth #bbwgothclub #clubbodice #howtogetabikinibody #nobodyshame' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Shawna of Club Bodice shares her first time ever wearing a bikini as her boldest moment.
Along with this image, Ashlee Brioné writes, "You ever have these moments like, 'I'm gorgeous/hot/etc.,' and you put your finger on your butt and make a sizzling noise?"
"I wouldn't say it's a bold outfit, but I love how this photo came out. I felt pretty bold posting it because in a sea of selfies, this one someone else took. Not to mention it shows how large I am. I don't know, I just love it. I felt bold like a bold and beautiful mermaid babe," shares Anna Sisko.
I love my body so much. So many women are afraid to love themselves. They put their lives on hold so they can work to obtain a goal that society has set. I will not wait to live. I'm living and loving myself right now. So when I grab my belly I grab it for the woman who is still struggling with loving herself. I grab it for the teenage girl getting teased. I grab it for the girl with bulimia. I grab it for the people who will shame me. I grab it for the societal norms that have women afraid to live! #beyondbeauty #wearyourvoice #stopbodyshaming #stopbullying underwear from @aveplus" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
I don't have a quote from model Saucye West on why this is her favorite. But when you look at it, the reasons sort of become obvious.
Happy #nationaldonutday!! In support of today here's a throwback of me in @pinkmoonprophecy shot by @taraophotos / #effyourbeautystandards @effyourbeautystandards #plussize #honoryourcurves #altgirl #altmodel #dtphx #donuts #bodypos #bodypositive #bbw #swimsuit #bikini #loveyourself #selfie #igers #follow #girlswithtattoos #womenwithtattoos #inked #tattoo" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
"I love wearing two-piece suits that enhance my curves. I wore this for a fashion show and got nothing but praise from women asking how I learned to love myself. No woman should ever be ashamed of what they look like," says plus model Danielle Ferguson.
Latina plus model Jennifer Barreto-Leyva shared this photo by Pointer Media and says, "This outfit represents exactly who I am; someone bold, unconventional, sassy but classy, and never giving up my comfort. I'm a firm believer that you can break the fashion rules but with class and brains, this outfit represents all of that."
Michsi of EatStylePlay says, "When they told us we shouldn't wear crop tops this summer, this was my way of say eff you, I wear what I want."
Fresh off the blog 💛 The Girl's Gone Retro. I was very unsure about this look when I first got the dress but I made it work! I call this Gloria Steinem meets Janis Joplin for some swing dress fever! #curvyblogger #skorchmagazine #skorchstyle #bodypositive #psblogger #fatshion #psootd #plus_isamust #effyourbeautystandards #woc #southasian #sgbloggers #sgig #fblogger #LoseHateNotWeight #thisisplus #desi" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
"I call this bold because I am tired of being told what to wear that 'flatters' my figure. If I like it, I wear it," says Aarti Olivia Dubey of Curves Become Her.
Erin writes of her boldest look, "White jeans! I was always told that I shouldn't wear white jeans because only tall, slim women with small backsides can wear white jeans. I now own three pairs!"
"I've always been terrified to show my stomach. These pictures were just the beginning of my change in attitude about myself," says Samantha of her bold boudoir shoot.
I didn't even count the comments because I just loved them all! And I'm so excited to post this photo! @ivoryroseboudoir is amazing and ladies, go book a session with her! She makes you feel amazing about yourself. Truly a wonderful woman." data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Plus model Megan Kimberling tells me, "Plus women should be comfortable in their undies! If skinny women can wear next to nothing and not be shamed, we should be able, too!"
#cropthehate #rockthecrop #effyourbeautystandards #honoryourcurved #blonde #makeup #happy #sexy #hot #plussize #fat #fatshion #fatshionista #bodyconfidence #haes #stopthehate #croptheshame #stopbodyshaming #wearwhatyoulike #mybodymybusiness #fucktrollsdealwithmyrolls' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Daisy says this outfit "breaks all the so-called 'rules,' and is a clear statement of who I am and what I stand for."
Check out my latest post featuring @pinkclubwear "Feeling Myself" . The link to this post is in the bio #plussize #unbothered #unbotheredbellyandall #plussizefashion #psblogger #psbloggers #plussizemodel #plussizeboutique #pinkclubwear #plussizebodycon #naturalhair #cns2 #bbbg #boldncurvy #boldqueens #curvygirls #bbw #bbwstyle #goldenconfidence #andigetdressed #plus_isamust #tcfstyle' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Blogger Chardline of Plus Size Beausion writes, "2015 was probably the first time I stepped out of my comfort zone after gaining 60+ pounds. I actually mustered up the courage to wear this caged mesh dress from Pink Clubwear after reading a Bustle article. This was the first time I actually learned how to be unapologetic about myself no matter what size I was."
Tumblr blogger Nicole of The Hefty Hideaway says, " I am living that Miss Piggy Bitch/Ham Jam Lifestyle and making everyone EAT IT!"
Ain't no handle on this leash. #effyourbeautystandards #honormycurves #love #me #plusfashion #ootd #fatbabe #fatshion #plussize #bodypositive #bodylove #curvy #curves #happy #pizzasisters4lyfe #bbwlover #curvesfordays #fashioN #bbw #honoryourcurves #celebratemysize #chubbybunnies" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Comedian, actress, and model Alessandra Grima shares, "This photo is of the first time I wore a body chain! Accompanied by lace and leather, I felt unstoppable. You know it's a great outfit when you make uptight people uncomfortable."
Hi Dolls, I know the struggle of bathing suit season but I'm celebrating my self and allowing myself to feel beautiful in a swim suit check out the link in the bio 🔝 for my all swimsuit shoot #ootd #ootdamerica #psblogger #curvesahead #plusmodelmag #celebratemysize #Goldenconfidence #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #iamsizesexy #fashionforwardplus #fullfiguredfashion #psootd #lifethrowscurves #plussizebarbie #andigetdressed #majourgals #coolgalblue #igers #flyfashiondoll #instalove #slinkmagazine #instapic #mystylishcurves #iamsizesexy #skorchmagazine #bodypositive #fashionbombdaily #nyc #allsummerallthetime" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
"My boldest moment was creating the swimsuit shoot that I always wanted to do but never thought I could pull off," says model/blogger Dana. "I went for a total Sports Illustrated idea and I couldn't really care less who liked it or not. It's probably one of the times I felt my sexiest."
Sarah of Velveteen Femme writes, "This outfit is everything I wanted to be when I was younger but thought I couldn't be because I was fat. And yet here I am."
Italy-based designer and model Samantha Schloss-Sua Rotondità shares, "This is one of my best pics of this year. I wear a bikini designed and sewed both by myself. I love tiger prints and it is really rare to find a fabric like this here. And this is a part of a photo trilogy about body positivity and stuff we need in my country."
UK blogger Lottie L'Amour tells me, "I picked these looks because I wanted to remind others that fat women are allowed to feel sexy, look cute, and put whatever they want on their bodies and live unapologetically. My body is beautiful — I'm soft, curvy, fat, and happy!"
Captain Sass No-Pants brought to you by @aterrormusical photography. #effyourbeautystandards #alternativecurves #fatbabe #honormycurves #plussizemodel #plussizefashion #fatshion #torrid #torridinsider #curves #thickthighnation #flauntyourcurvez #celebratemysize #plusmodelmag' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Burlesque performer Noella Deville writes, "This is my boldest outfit of the year. My fat thighs in a short skirt with a belt that makes a statement. No one can tell me I'm not flawless."
Rachel shares that bodysuits and fur are her boldest 2015 look and tells me, " I was always hesitant about showing my thighs, but I've fallen in love with them this year. I'm in love with this look and this lighting."
Feeling like a "gift" all wrapped up with a bow! What an amazing holiday in the #DR #dominicanrepublic #puntacana #s4aLovesCurves #CurvesInBikinis #CurvyGirls2015 @swimsuitsforall #plussizeswim #SwimSexy" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Blogger, model, and pageant queen Cha'Kiva Latrell writes, "My curves are a gift wrapped up in a bow!"
"I love wearing something revealing when I DJ because I try to create a body positive safe space at the nights I run and I want to lead by example," says UK blogger, journalist, and DJ Bethany Rutter of Arched Eyebrow. "I love this bodysuit and denim shorts combo for the mesh front and the fact you can see almost all my tattoos."
"I don't get cute, I get drop dead gorgeous," is how Starr sums up her boldest look.
Model and photographer Anna Criswell writes, "This photo is completely unapologetic, like yes I'm fat and yes I can use my bra as a top. There is nothing better than making a bare minimum fashion statement."
When society thinks ur supposed have on a flannel skirt and a 5x t-shirt🌵🌵🌵 "World Stops✋🏾🌎.... Carry On💋" #ImNoAngel #PowerToThePlus #PlusWomen #PlusBeauties #GoldenConfidence #BBW #TorridInsider #ThickChick #FullFigured #Fierce #Plus #PlusFashion #Fashion #Fashionista #PlusModel #JustAModel #SizeHasNoBarrierOnBeauty #ConfidenceIsKey #PhatChick #PhatGirl #SoftAndWarm #CelebrateYourSize #PlusSizeFashion #Curvy #CurvyDivas #FullFiguredFashion #EffYourBeautyStandards #PlusIsEqual' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Plus model Olivia M. points me in the direction of this caption to highlight the reason this is her boldest look.
"I'm just really into pushing the lines on what swimwear is 'acceptable' for bodies like mine," says Cat Polivoda of Cat Inspired. "I love the beach and the pool, but I feel even better about being in those spaces when I remind myself that I am making a positive influence on both my body confidence and that of others when I refuse to feel anything less in my bikini."
"I was always chastised for having big legs and being so tall (6 feet)," Slade Vegas tells me. "I was never allowed to wear anything short or without pantyhose, let alone black (strict parents). So my goal as an adult, as a woman, as an independent and strong-minded representative of this body and self is to show as much naked leg as possible and embrace my strength, even if others struggle to see it. It's about me embracing my body and dressing how I want. Even if it's all in black. I'd encourage anyone to be just as rebellious."
... I feel lush in my batwing Cape !! 💗 #FATshionfauxpas #alternativecurves #bodypositive #plussizerockchic #PLUSModelMag #CelebrateMySize #skorch #skorchmagazine #fatbabe #boohooofficial #boohooplus #aussieblogger #blogger #effyourbeautystandards #psblogger #plussize #plussizeblogger #alternativemodel .. ~ #psootd info will be up on my blog tonight with more photos .. ✌️' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Blogger Bessie Pledger writes, "This was one of my fave outfits in 2015, breaking free and wearing what I love without giving a crap what people thought; it's my body and I'll wear what I like always!"
In a tweet, Shameka tells me, "I love old movies, especially Breakfast At Tiffany's. When I found Holly Golightly on a T-shirt, IN MY SIZE, I was so hyped! I love it."
Blogger Natalie Means Nice writes, "I love this outfit. To some, it may not be bold, but to someone who tried to blend in most of their life, I feel like I'm breaking out of my shell these last few years. My dress is short, my legs are bare, and my coat is big and takes up space. Being bare and taking up space as a fat person is bold in and of itself. I drowned myself in plain and fully covered clothing for years and years trying to hide. I am breaking free from that and it feels amazing."
decided to post this picture of me - this is absolutely no edits. My natural hair, no make up, no editing...this is all 100% me & my celebratory cupcake after I told this internet troll I'd get one! I bought a cupcake with an apple on top lol. Here is what I have to say about the whole thing - #noeditnoshame I do not have to justify my existence to anyone. If I choose to order a salad or a burger, I don't owe anyone an excuse. If I choose to exercise or not to I still do not owe anyone an excuse. I don't owe it to the general public to not wear something because it might make you uncomfortable. I ALSO do not have to be sporting the latest fashion trends or designer brands every time I leave my house, I can love my body in Target clothes or Monif C. I do not have to be a famous body positive blogger, movie star, or signed to a massive agency to be worthy of loving myself or for my body love to be ok. No one gets to define me, but ME. At the end of the day MY health is MY journey, and that means it is NOT anyone else business how "healthy" I am. I do NOT have to justify the existence of my plus size body and I WON'T. I just want to live my life, and enjoy living it to the fullest - I will NEVER understand why that makes other people so angry but I also choose not to care. I stopped caring about other peoples opinions the same time I stopped caring about the bs that is force fed to us everywhere we turn a long time ago...Magazines that would tell me how to get Taylor Swifts legs....I don't want hers....I want to love mine. Point is...people are going to hate me because I choose to not care about their opinions, but I don't live my life for them. I don't even live my life for the people who DO like me...bc I don't need validation from anyone to love myself and my body and neither do you! If your reading this and you have ever been bullied or hurt by someone about your weight I want you go look in the mirror and start complimenting all the amazing things about yourself you love. YOU are the only person who needs to validate you. #validateyourself #plussizemodel #bodypositive #goldenconfidence #effyourbeautystandards #lovethycurves #wearetheninetyfivepercent" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
"I don't need an excuse to exist at this size or validation to love my body," shares plus model Brittney Tamang.
#Repost from @docereamorrecita ❤️❤️❤️ Happy to be part of your firsts! You can grab this crop in #Staretique at www.readytostare.com ・・・ A question posed by @readytostare: What's your boldest look this year? This is my boldest look of this year because it's my first time ever wearing a crop top. My tummy is a point of sensitivity and insecurity to me so I generally avoid drawing attention to it at all costs and actively work to redirect focus to other areas. But this shirt encapsulated a confidence that lie dormant in me for too long. I *AM* a whole Lotta woman, and that's ok. I make it look damn good." data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Netta messaged me this photo, writing, "This is my boldest look of this year because it's my first time ever wearing a crop top. My tummy is a point of sensitivity and insecurity to me so I generally avoid drawing attention to it at all costs and actively work to redirect focus to other areas. But this shirt encapsulated a confidence that lay dormant in me for too long. I AM a whole lotta woman, and that's OK. I make it look damn good."
Im 34 and I've never worn a real bikini in my life, I did when I was a kid, I have pictures of me gleaming in my old pictures, but never as a teenager or an adult. I can actually count how many swimsuits I've owned in the past even though I used to be in the swim team and swam quite a bit. I love swimming and I could live by a beach 🏊. Once I put on this swimsuit, I felt like I needed one in all colours, and all styles, I felt at first pretty shy because there were people around but after a while I just loved how easy it felt and how actually beautiful I look in it. So yes, I've joined the #fatkini bandwagon after a super long time, but I'm here to stay. I love BIKINIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #fatkini #plussizefashion #plussizemalaysia #plussizeasians #plussizebikini #plussizeasia #plussizefashion #plussizefashionista #30plusstyle #southasians #indian #psbloggers #wearwhateveryouwant #effyourbeautystandards #ilovemyvbo" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
"This is my boldest look because I have never worn a two-piece in my life, says Ratna Manokaran. "I've always been self conscious about my thighs, my stomach, my breasts, my butt, and when I put this on myself and looked in the mirror suddenly everything didn't matter because I felt so good and beautiful in it! I stood in front of a lot of people and took pictures in them and I felt really good about myself."
Back in stock at @chubbycartwheels www.chubbycartwheels.com! The #BoleynDress in #blacklace ! This dress is absolutely gorgeous and perrrrfect for any witchy, queenly babe! Leather crowns by @leathercoven 👑 #curvesreign #chubbycartwheels #queencartwheels #plussize #plusfashion #plussizefashion #plussizedress #psfashion #fatshion #fatfashion #psmodel #plussizemodel #fatbabe #bbw #bodypositive #bodypos #sizepositive #styleatanysize #fashiondemocracy #effyourbodystandars #effyourbeautystandards #wearequeens' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Fellow Bustle writer Courtney Mina tells me, "This is my favorite, most 'bold' look, as it's a dress I personally helped co-design with designer Shawna Farmer from Chubby Cartwheels. The dress fits and flows in all the right places while still revealing just enough body/skin to showcase my big, beautiful, curvy body beneath. Also, being (pretty much) nude underneath, the dress gives this look an element of boldness that you don't normally find in a regular, everyday look."
Truthfully, there are days when I look in the mirror and see every flaw the world says I have. However, I continue to look in that mirror and I see that I am a strong, beautiful, intelligent woman who happens to be fat. I ask myself; does that make me any less great? HELL NO! Then I get dressed and make every attempt to take over the world. Moral of the story: there is no error in seeing your imperfections as long as you can look pass them and see what makes you great. #phatgirlfresh #queenshit #fatgirlsbewinning #goldenconfidence #bodypositive #curvyconfidence' data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Blogger Maui Bigelow of Phat Girl Fresh directed me to her caption for the reason as to why this was her favorite bold look.
It can never be said that I shy away from bold prints! These are just a few of my outfits featured on my blog this year! Some may say I like to stand out in a crowd and this may be true after many years trying to be invisible to judgmental eyes. My self love journey is never ending but I choose to dress myself in things that make me happy and prints/colours make me very happy! Wear what makes you happy and don't worry what others think/have to say about it! 💚💜💙💛❤️" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Scottish plus blogger Lolly of Lolly Likes Fatshion also pointed me in the direction of her image caption.
Plus model Katana Fatale writes, "This past summer was my very first time baring my arms. You'd think I'd have overcome that insecurity by now, but it just goes to show you that confidence has no finish line; it's something you work on for most of your life — and that's OK because it's always been about the process. It's the progress that's so rewarding."
Ann tweets me that she loves how she's showing off her belly and wavy body type here.
Wanna know what makes a woman the most beautiful? #confidence You can be wearing sweats and no makeup and as long as you LOVE YOURSELF and see inside of you the fierce, strong, compassionate, intelligent, talented and skilled female you are... you can walk on this earth with your head held up high and rule the world. THAT is what beautiful is to me. This smile on my face is bc I know that after a photo shoot is over and the makeup and excitement has worn off... I'm still a freakin' awesome human being. And you are too #LoveYourself #lovemycurves" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Plus model Dellany Peace says, I love this recent photoshoot I did because this is the largest size I have been yet lately I have been getting the most modeling work. I want other women of all shapes and sizes to see me living my life to the fullest and know that they can too. A size of a dress nor the number on the scale should ever dictate our happiness. It's all about loving who you are as you are right now."
This tweet says it all!
UK-based artist Kathryn Mallow a.k.a MurderOfGoths shares, "This is my turning point outfit, the one where I stopped trying to look slimmer or wear flattering stuff. I was happy in that, I felt good, and it broke all the so-called rules. It's the photo I go and look at if I'm feeling bad about myself, my fatspiration if you like."
Kaliesa writes, "I've struggled with my body image my entire life, and learning to love my fat has allowed me to love myself too. I used to wear baggy clothing that would hide and cover my body, but now I'm really in love with myself and will wear anything that pleases me."
Latest on the blog... How I learned to keep my confidence consistent. There's only 1 you in the world, so embrace that and know your greatness. Link in my bio. Dress and shoes from @lanebryant #plussizefashion #lanebryant #bloggerlife #psbloggers #fearlessfashion #beingfearless #fearlesslyjustme #psfashion #celebratemysize #plusmodelmag #effyourbeautystandards #tcfstyle #honormycurves #daretowear #30plusstyle #40plusstyle #goldenconfidence #loveyourself #liveinthenow #confidence #latinablogger #leopardprint #ladyinred" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
Marcy Cruz of Fearlessly Just Me shares, "For years, I have worn super long tops and baggy pumps to cover my lumpy thighs. I realized one day as I was passing up a full length mirror and glancing at my own reflection, that the styles I was wearing to cover up my flaws were actually making me look worse! My legs looked shorter and the baggy clothes hid my wonderful curves and small waist. I realized that my lumpy thighs are mine, and how can I truly love myself if I can't love them as much as the rest of my body? I take it one day at a time and I refuse to give up until I finally accept them. Who cares what anyone else thinks? My body is my body and no one else’s."
Jamie of Baby Doll Beauty Couture shares this image as one of her favorites, and it certainly is divine.
It may not be beach weather over here in the Bay Area, but I couldn't resist rocking my new @monifclarke swimsuit outside of the house & the rose garden felt like the perfect place! (Photo by: @triple_f_soul) #FuckFatPhobia #effyourbeautystandards #honormycurves #curvesreign #radicalbodylove #WearYourVoice #goldenconfidence #losehatenotweight #ThereIsNoWrongWayToBeAWoman #selflovingyogis #ThickThighsSaveLives #plus_isamust #CelebrateMySize #bigandblunt #bigarmnoharm #boldncurvy #alternativecurves #pizzasisters4lyfe" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
>Wear Your Voice Magazine's Rachel Otis tells me, "I consider this my boldest look, because for me, it represents the first moment of claiming freedom in my body and claiming space for it in the world. This is the first time I dared to show my stomach in public and the only way I had to do so was in my first ever bikini top — pairing it with two longtime pieces from my closet was also empowering. This Lily Pulitzer sear-sucker blazer and J. Crew skirt have existed since my high school dress code days of body hatred for over 10 years, and repurposing them into a new outfit now that I finally am in love with my body wasn't just an epic fashion moment, it was truly a healing experience and one that my #FuckFatPhobia mission was born from."
Aussie plus model/blogger Rhiannon Hennessey tells me, "This was one of my boldest looks as my whole life I've been told don't draw attention to your body, wear black, don't wear all the same pattern, and don't wear leggings as pants! So I loved killing this outfit. It was liberating to be honest."
Radio host Dani Da Ninja writes, "I love the pictures for my hair. Bringing that much attention to myself is an anxious yet fulfilling experience. I love my outfit. Black is my favorite and the shawl is from Bene Scarves, who support women in Africa."
77. Yours Truly @readytostare>
I'm obsessed with this @shopreadytostare collection. I've been working on it since April. I'm obsessed with how it breaks the rules of what fat girls should wear and I hope y'all love it! Everything is limited edition so if you like it, get it! www.readytostare.com ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ ❄️❄️❄️ Modeled by myself and @aprilraquel92 /// Photo by @lindaford946 /// Hair by @thomasstylle /// Makeup by @erinthomasmua" data-attribution="" contenteditable="false">[Embed]
The comments section on this photo will tell you why this was my boldest look. But in case you want to know more, you can read about the controversy this dress sparked on my blog regarding what constitutes "acceptable" plus size fashion.
With babes like this at the helm of the plus size fashion revolution, I have no doubt there will be way more rule-breaking to come in 2016.
Source : https://www.bustle.com/articles/132477-77-plus-size-babes-share-their-most-unapologetic-outfits-of-2015-photos