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Shopping Guide: 7 Sexy Plus-Size Sequined Dresses

The season of holiday parties is upon us. What better time to ditch the predictable LBD and highlight your curves with a fabulous sequin dress? We found seven sparkling show-stoppers…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 12, 2011 - 2:00 pm

“ANTM” Winner Whitney Launches Plus-Size Dating Site

In 2008, Whitney Thompson made waves when she became the first-ever plus-size winner of “America’s Next Top Model.” These days, she’s parlayed her win into a successful modeling career –…

Julie Gerstein | December 6, 2011 - 10:50 am

Full-Figured Fashion Week Tips The Scales

This year, as in every year, there was an absence of plus-sized women at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, which gave the organizers of Full-Figured Fashion two options: either lie down…

Julie Gerstein | November 1, 2011 - 10:00 am

Tatyana Ali’s Show “Love That Girl” Fat-Shames A Big Girl … Who Happens To Be My Friend, Erica Watson

“Making fun of the fat girl” is the oldest and most cliché gag in TV history. And when Tatyana Ali’s show “Love That Girl” made fun of a fat girl…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Is The Feud Between Nancy Upton And American Apparel Really Over?

Remember when American Apparel held a contest to publicize its new plus-size range of fashions, and provocative and outspoken American Apparel critic Nancy Upton won? Upton was offended by the…

Julie Gerstein | October 11, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Soapbox: Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn Is Thinner Now — So What?

No matter that in the real world women come in a bevy of shapes and sizes, in the model world, you’re either “regular” or “plus-size.” And for the past several…

Julie Gerstein | September 29, 2011 - 11:00 am

Embarrassed American Apparel Agrees To Meet With Nancy Upton, Plus-Size Model Contest Winner

Earlier this week, we enjoyed a delightful “open letter” from Iris Alonzo, creative director of American Apparel, to Nancy Upton, the Dallas woman who won the company’s plus-size model contest…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2011 - 4:20 pm

American Apparel’s Lame Open Letter To Nancy Upton, Plus-Size Model Contest Winner

Last week, we became enamored with Nancy Upton, a Dallas woman in the #1 spot for American Apparel’s plus-size model contest. The company asked bootylicious girls ages 18+ to send…

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Nancy Upton Wins American Apparel’s Plus-Size Model Contest

Nancy Upton, the winner of American Apparel’s plus-size model contest, penned an article about why she spoofed the fat-women-as-pigs stereotype in her submission photos. “[With the contest, t]he company…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Meet Our New BFF, Nancy Upton, The Girl To Beat In American Apparel’s Plus-Size Model Contest

We’ve been only marginally interested in American Apparel’s plus-size model contest, which is open until Sept. 8 for bootylicious gals ages 18+. American Apparel is literally in the news every

Jessica Wakeman | September 7, 2011 - 1:20 pm

“Big Sexy,” TLC’s New Reality Show About Plus-Size Women In NYC

Rarely is there a reality show whose “stars” don’t make me stabby. (Or who look like they’re going to stab me, in the case of “Mob Wives.”) But…

Jessica Wakeman | August 29, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Blog We’re Loving: Fatshionable

Blogger Jay Miranda is a 26-year-old fashion lover from San Francisco. She started her incredible blog Fatshionable to show that good style translates, no matter what size you are. Her…

Julie Gerstein | June 19, 2011 - 3:00 pm

New Favorite TV Show: “Say Yes To The Dress Big Bliss”

This weekend, I had a bookcase to assemble. So I turned on the television hoping to find something fun and mindless to watch while I tried to decipher Ikea…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | June 6, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Vogue Italia’s Three Plus-Size Cover Models

Vogue Italia’s latest cover? So. Gorgeous. I hate to beat a dead horse, but why the hell are these models called “plus size“? Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley…

Jessica Wakeman | June 3, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Why Is The Lone Plus-Size Woman In “Bridesmaids” Wearing A Different Dress?

Women across the country will be flocking to “Bridesmaids” this weekend, which is good news for everyone: Jessica has confirmed that the movie is laugh-out-loud funny and high ticket sales…

Liz Funk | May 13, 2011 - 11:00 am

Model Marquita Pring Prefers Curvy To Plus-Size, Thank You Very Much

“I think the term ‘plus size’ has a negative connotation. Personally, I wouldn’t even refer to a woman who’s a size 26 as ‘plus size.’ I find it interesting that…

Julie Gerstein | April 15, 2011 - 10:20 am

Will Bigger Be Better? Plus-Size Women Cast For “Sex And The City”-Type Reality Show

Gone are the days when the severe weight-loss show “The Biggest Loser” or the dating competition atrocity “More To Love” are the only shows on television with plus-size peeps. This…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2010 - 3:20 pm

A Sizable Trend: Colleges Starting To Offer Fat Studies Classes

Finally, the 15 pounds you pack on as a freshman in college is good for something! According to The Daily Beast, colleges across the country have started offering Fat Studies…

Simcha | November 5, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Crystal Renn Explains Weight Loss

“In the past, I avoided exercise because it brought back terrible feelings. I wasn’t ready. And I was scared that maybe I was going to be addicted again. That’s a…

Wendy Atterberry | October 26, 2010 - 11:40 am