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Ashley Graham And Amy Schumer Have Different Ideas About The “Plus-Size” Label

They’re supposed to be “feuding,” but they’re above it. More »


Amy Schumer Sketch About Shopping As A Regular Woman Shows The Stark Stress Of Finding Your Size

Amy Schumer goes on a very special shopping trip and soon finds herself in a grassy field that has a stockpile of firewood, a very lost Lena Dunham, and a cow shopping for a dress for her daughter’s bat mitzvah — a wasteland where any clothing bigger than a size 0 goes to die.More »


Forever 21 Made Changes To Their Controversial Plus-Size Instagram Account, But Is It Enough?

When Forever 21 launched their Forever21Plus Instagram page back in February, it was immediately hit with mixed feelings. Sure, customers loved having models with more diverse body types represented, but the page advertised as the “destination for fashion sizes 0X – 3X” while showing photos of people who definitely weren’t plus-sized. Read more on College Candy…More »


Maxim Photographer Fires Back By Sliding Into Ashley Graham’s Instagram Comments

Ashley Graham is having quite the year. She’s covered Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition, launched a line at Dress Barn, and been the face of Forever 21’s first plus-size activewear line. She’s stunting again on the April cover of Maxim. And with great power comes lots of extremely woke fans who definitely don’t want to see your body Photoshopped.
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True Story: How Sewing Empowered Me To Shape My Own Body Image

Uncomfortable with being told what clothes you can or can’t wear? Give sewing a go. More »


TJ Maxx To Start Offering Plus-Size Clothing Options Online

…Yay? I guess. More »


ModCloth Co-Founder Says That Selling Clothes For All Sizes Is Good For Business

…I mean….yes? Duh? More »


ModCloth’s New Ad Campaign Features The “Bravery” Of Real Women

Overpriced retailer ModCloth is doing something that I really, really like, for once: using actual, real women in their swimsuit campaigns. In a post on their blog, they said they’d be showcasing their female employees in an upcoming style story. Each woman will be wearing the same Esther Williams one-piece, which is one of the… More »


Sports Illustrated Will Feature A Plus-Size Model In A Swimsuit Ad For The First Time Ever

We couldn’t be more proud of #CurvesInBikinis with @TheAshleyGraham in the 2015 @SI_Swimsuit! pic.twitter.com/JMawe9xbnL

— swimsuitsforall (@swimsuitsforall) February 4, 2015
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue comes out next week and there will be one significant change from years past that’ll make this edition worth flipping through: for the first time in the… More »


Frisky Rant: The Problem With Target’s Plus-Size Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration

When Target announced that its latest collaboration would be with Lilly Pulitzer, the godmother of American resortwear and technicolor prints, reactions were mixed. Her fan base — crazy, evangelistic, largely white — was less than pleased, worried that their precious brand would be sullied by the unwashed masses plundering Target’s aisles in search of stretch… More »


13 Styles Plus Size Women Are Told Not To Wear, But Should Anyway

Fascinatingly, there are many people out there who do not understand the concept of clothing. According to the Webster Dictionary, clothing is defined as “garments in general.” You put on clothes in order to clothe yourself, as is customary in polite society. And yet, there are always lists of items “fat girls can’t wear” (I… More »


Tim Gunn Wants A Plus-Size Season Of “Project Runway” (And So Do We!)

“I would like to do a season of Project Runway where every model is larger than a size 12.”
Tim Gunn had a great answer to the question, “What reality show have you not done but wish you could?” in a recent roundtable interview with The Hollwood Reporter. A special season of PR dedicated to designing… More »


Bow Down, Bitches: Plus-Size Fashion Bloggers Create Their Own “***Flawless” Video

Fashion blogger GabiFresh deals with her fair share of haters. As a plus-size woman in the fashion world, getting passed over for opportunities, being judged for her size, and dealing with vicious comments about her body are par for the course. After hearing Beyonce’s song, “***Flawless,” and seeing the video, Gabi was inspired to use Bey’s… More »


Damn, Girl: Torrid Unveils New Plus-Size Swimsuit Collection Starring Model Georgina Burke


Ladies, this is not your mother’s plus-size swimsuit catalog. First of all, the suits are sexy, flattering, and in no way resemble a waterproof muumuu. Second of all, Torrid has unveiled the first “official face” of the brand, plus-size model Georgina Burke, and she is absolutely stunning. She’s also an outspoken advocate for more… More »


Favorite Store Not Stocking Your Size? Give Them This.

Anyone who wears a hard-to-find, frequently sold-out, or generally ignored size knows that shopping can be an extremely frustrating experience. The next time you’ve scoured the racks and your size is nowhere to be found, channel that frustration into one of these polite-but-productive clothes calling cards, and leave it with the manager. You can print… More »


Teen Petitions For The First Plus-Size Disney Princess

Disney princesses are a very specific breed of (cartoon) women, something akin to a casting session for “The Bachelor.”  Tall, skinny, long-hair, conventionally beautiful. In other woods, despite the company’s attempt to diversify their movies in recent years, Disney princesses are not even remotely reflective of women in the real world.

High school… More »


Must Haves: 10 Plus-Size Dresses To Take You From Winter To Spring

It’s still cold as hell, but with spring (allegedly) just around the corner, who wants to buy yet another winter dress? Luckily, Modcloth has a ton of cute transitional dresses to help you solve this dilemma. Wear these dresses now with tights, boots, and cardigans, and into spring and summer with sandals and sunglasses. Perfect. More »


Dear Target, “Plus Size” And “Pregnant” Are Very Different Things

Not sure why a national clothing retailer thought no one would notice if they just popped a pregnant model into a “plus size” dress and called it a day, but people definitely noticed. I mean, come on. [ONTD] … More »


If Only Plus-Size Barbies Were A Real Thing!

There are Asian dolls and Jewish dolls and Black dolls … and 1,894 variations of other dolls that Mattel, Bratz and the American Girl Company have dreamed up. But to the best of my knowledge, there isn’t a doll that more accurately reflects the body size of the majority of American women — that is… More »


What Would It Mean To Have Adele (Or Any Other Plus-Size Woman) As The Face Of L’Oreal?

Adele has reportedly backed away from a $20 million contract with L’Oreal that she has been negotiating since March. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, sources had said the singer needed “a lot of persuasion to get her to agree” but “it looks like she’s close to landing a deal.”

Only … not. More »


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