- Style blogger and body-positivity activist Chastity Garner loves to recreate iconic celebrity outfits.
- On Thursday, she posted her own version of an outfit Beyoncé wore in December 2017 on Instagram —and her followers are loving it.
- "Beyoncé is so inspirational to a lot of women out there so to be able to wear something exactly the way she wore it as a plus-size woman just shows that you don't have to be a certain size to dress like Beyoncé," Garner told INSIDER.
- This post was part of a larger series of "Celebrity Style Captures."
- Garner hopes to inspire budding fashionistas to recreate celebrities' outfits regardless of their budget or body type.
When Chastity Garner, a style blogger and body-positivity activist, sees pictures of a celebrity wearing a cute outfit, she instantly wonders how she would look in it. Then she gathers supplies, recreates the outfit herself, strikes a pose, and shares the resulting photo with her 249,000 Instagram followers.
On Thursday, Garner posted a shot of herself flawlessly recreating an outfit that Beyoncé wore in December 2017 — and people are loving it.
"Beyoncé is so inspirational to a lot of women out there so to be able to wear something exactly the way she wore it as a plus-size woman just shows that you don't have to be a certain size to dress like Beyoncé," Garner told INSIDER.
At the time of this post, Garner's Instagram had over 22,000 likes and 400 comments — almost all of which were positive.
"Nailed it," one person commented. "You KILLED this look," someone else added. "Looks good on both ladies," a third person noted.
Garner's post is part of a series on her blog Celebrity Style Captures, which shows how to recreate celebrities' looks for less.
The style captures serve two purposes. First, Garner finds them fun."I love deconstructing what celebrities wear and putting it back together in a way that the everyday person can wear it," she said.
Second, she wants them to make a difference. "I'm showing women that you can achieve the similar looks as celebrities regardless of body type and for a fraction of the price can be accomplished," Garner explained.
Garner got her start as a style blogger in 2008, but she never imagined that she would become an activist.
"It started with my love of fashion and wanting to look a certain way and not having the options to project the image I wanted the world to see. It just seemed really unfair that something so simple as finding a cute pencil skirt should be so hard," she said.
Eventually, Garner's love of fashion grew into something else.
"I don't think I've ever really thought of myself as an activist, but a person who believes that people should be allowed to live their lives happily and be treated fairly. It's a super simple concept that we as a society still can't seem to get right," she said. "I will always speak up for women just wanting to exist in the way they see fit."
Garner is able to use her platform to speak out and lift up other women. Most notably, she does this as a co-founder of theCURVYcon, which is a two-day gathering during New York Fashion Week that celebrates what it means to be a "curvy" woman.
As the conversation around body positivity becomes more mainstream, Garner plans to grow the convention, which she describes as "one big fashionable hug."
"I see body positivity moving forward to not needing a term to define it. I'm seeing a lot of women, big and small, just being good to each other in the way they speak about bodies and that's what the goal was," she explained. "Of course, there is work that will always need to be done, but the conversation is changing and for once it's starting to feel like women are just being allowed to live without being scrutinized at every turn."
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