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Chesty La Rue? Jessica Simpson To The Rescue!

The empire that is Jessica Simpson keeps expanding. (Sigh.) From her humble music roots, she’s moved on to hair extensions, shoes, bikinis and now plus-sized bras. Simpson latest launch is designed exclusively for girls with fuller busts (good news for those of you who complained about this dilemma!). The bras will be part of a… More »


“More To Love” Actually Sweet, Not Horribly Exploitative

I assumed the worst about “More To Love,” the new reality dating show where Luke, a handsome 300-lb. bachelor, is looking for love from plus-sized beauties. How could a pop culture-weary feminist not expect the worst, really? First, it’s of a “reality” dating show, which pretty much guarantees it’s b.s. on Fox, a… More »


Plus-Size Women Get Their Own Fashion Week, But Is That Enough?

Most fashion shows are known for emaciated, twig-like models strutting down runways, but there’s a different kind of fashion week going on right now. Full-Figured Fashion Week took five years to organize, but, at last, arrived in New York yesterday. Until Saturday night, designers will show buyers and the press their clothes for plus-size women,… More »


The Skinny On Being A Plus-Size Bridesmaid

I’m on the borderline of sizes between plus and misses — a 14/16 that can easily fill an 18 after a Snickers bar. So, every time one of my friends takes the plunge, I have to try to squeeze into dresses that look great on all the other, thinner girls. I get to sport that… More »


Full-Figure Clothing Latest Recession Casualty

Plus-size fashionistas are going to have a harder time finding clothing that fits because plus-size clothing companies are being hit as hard by the recession as high-end designers and department stores. Many stores have decreased the amount of plus-size clothing they carry or have eliminated the department altogether. Plus-size clothing costs 10 percent more to… More »


Lessons From The Fat-O-Sphere, By Kate Harding And Marianne Kirby

Oh, no! We forgot to celebrate our new favorite holiday, International No Diet Day, on May 6th!

But it’s cool. We can still score some body-image karma by grabbing a copy of Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body by bloggers Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby.
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The Beth Ditto Doll Doesn’t Really Look Like Beth Ditto

The Gossip’s chanteuse Beth Ditto let Superdoll Collectibles give her the Barbie treatment to promote her line for Evans, a plus-sized clothing chain in the UK—and here she is!

We’re psyched the Beth doll will be stage-diving at a rock show while Barbie’s back at the Dream House, doing her nails and mooning… More »


Say What?! Kim Kardashian Isn’t Plus Size Or A Size 2

Forever 21 will debut a plus-size collection in May called Faith 21. Us Weekly dished on Faith 21 in a recent issue, but the mag misleadingly connected Kim Kardashian to the new line. Here’s a little faith for fuller-figured fashionistas: On May 1, they can try on a new plus-size line, Faith 21, from hip… More »


Frisky Rant: I’m Fat, So?!

I’m fat. I have gigantic ta-tas and a fat ass(et). While I didn’t always see it as such (high school was rough), as an adult, having all those extra mouthfuls has certainly come in handy — just ask my boyfriends. But OK, I’ll admit it; being a large lady, I’ve worried about the possibility of… More »


Crave: Black Smocked Hooded Tunic Top

Now that it’s getting cold, I just want to live in a big hoodie. But alas, I need people to still wanted to have sex with me so I’ve got to show off my shape, somehow. What is the just as cute, yet seasonally appropriate, version of that long shirt I called a dress and… More »


Essence Magazine: Voluptuous And Lovin’ It Issue

I was very skeptical when I heard about Essence’s special “Voluptuous Issue” this morning. I thought maybe it would be a gimmick like Vogue Italia’s “Black Issue”. And I didn’t see a need for a special issue celebrating full-figured women because Essence seems to do just that on a consistent basis. One of the reasons… More »


Bigger Would Be Better On America’s Next Top Model

We have some news for Tyra Banks — a size eight dress isn’t plus size and America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson ain’t no fat girl charity case. The new “plus sized” model is on the cover of the June issue of Seventeen, sending the message to America’s highest risk group for eating disorders… More »


Fit For A Queen

There’s a new queen in England, and she’s got more poise than Her Majesty and more cleavage than Elton John. It’s 17-year-old, size 16 beauty queen Chloe Marshall! She’ll be strutting her stuff in the Miss England Pageant in July, but she’s already become a media darling. “What I am promoting is a healthy girl… More »


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