5 Full-Figured Women Who Are Changing People’s Views on Being a Plus Size
Posted: Sep 01 2016 by Lookbook Store
When you’ve always belonged to the plus size category, you’ll know how hard it is to get by every single day of your life. Yes, ladies, the struggle is real for a lot of full-figured people, especially women who have always been made to believe that the only criteria for being beautiful are those that you see on TV and magazines. This is the very reason that a lot of plus size ladies didn’t have the confidence to wear the clothes that they actually want and settle for frumpy outfits that are not only unflattering but also hideous. Well, that and the fact that there’s not a lot of clothing lines that sell trendy clothes in bigger sizes.
Nowadays, there is a handful of brands that carry plus size clothing that are not only stylish but also incredibly flattering. But what good would these companies be if there’s no one to encourage other plus size people to wear their clothes? Thankfully, there are now several women who are defying the norms and taking the fashion world by storm through their unwavering confidence and positivity. These women have become a huge inspiration to others, helping them embrace their curves, cellulites and all. More importantly, these women have become role models showing other women how to rock their fuller figures with confidence.
Take inspiration from these beautiful, strong and powerful women who are changing how the world views plus size people one day at a time.
Ms. Graham is best known for being a body positive activist. She has defied norms and has since made it hard for anyone to define what “typical” means through what she has been teaching a lot of women – to love yourself no matter the shape or size you have. She says that “There are so many adjectives that you could [use to] describe my body, but the one I love is curvy.”
Ashley Graham is not only a model but also a designer. She has her own lingerie line, which will be launched at the New York Fashion Week, which is happening this month. With this event, she is hoping to change how people see curvy women. But most of all, she is hoping to encourage more women to love the skin they’re in.
Tess Holliday has one of the most beautiful faces in the fashion industry nowadays. But aside from having such a pretty face, her message of body positivity is what makes her one of the most sought-after curvy models today. One of Tess’ advocacies is to stop body shaming, which is one of the most talked about topics around the world today affecting people of all ages. She started the body positivity campaign #EffYourBeautyStandards to unite women of all shapes and sizes, making them feel that there is no one standard of beauty.
Another evidence that proves Holliday is changing the fashion world is the fact that she is the first ever model of her size to be signed with a major modelling agency.
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Whitney Thompson was the first ever plus-size model to win America’s Next Top Model – a fact that she is clearly ignoring the world’s conventional views on beauty. Aside from having walked the runway for major clothing brands, she has also been appointed as the official ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). Since then, she has inspired thousands of people who are suffering from eating disorders to be more accepting of their physical appearance no matter the shape or size. Thompson has also started a niche dating site that caters mainly for singles who are on the heavier side.
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Amanda Bingson is a USA Track & Field hammer thrower who rose to fame when she was seen nude on the cover of ESPN 2015 Body Issue. Bingson is 5’5” and weighs 210 pounds, which is why she earned the ire of so many people who criticized the publication for including her in that issue. Although she is not your typical athlete with washboard abs and super toned muscles, Amanda is still a force to be reckoned with when it comes to body acceptance. She said, “Generally when you look at athletes, you see their muscles and all that stuff; I don’t have any of that. My arm is just my arm — it’s not cut, it’s not sculpted. I don’t have traps bulging out to my ears; I have a neck. I don’t have a six-pack. My legs are a little toned, but they aren’t bulging out. I’m just dense. I think it’s important to show that athletes come in all shapes and sizes.” Bingson is showing everyone that you don’t have to be in a particular shape or size to be a successful athlete.
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This young body-positive advocate is a plus-size fashion blogger that continues to inspire thousands of women into being proud of their bodies. In fact, she is a huge promoter of body acceptance, talking about it on her blog. She started the hashtag #fatkini promoting positive representations of women of all sizes in glam two-piece swimsuits.
Being a full-figured or curvy woman shouldn’t stop you from making the most of life, be it pursuing your dream job or buying that form-fitting dress you’ve always wanted to wear. Just like these gorgeous and confident women, you too can rock any clothes you want. Forget about what society has to say about what you should and should not wear. Dress for yourself. More importantly, dress in any way you want if that’s what makes you happy.