Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine, and other plus-size models have been ignoring society’s beauty standards and creating their own kind of beautiful, which proves that style is not limited to dress size. Below is a list of our favorite full-figured fashionistas.
Discovered at 12 years old in a shopping mall in 2000, this lady has been breaking fashion barriers ever since. She’s been featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and she has a Swimsuitsforall collection. She also has done a range of lingerie for Addition Elle. Ashley Graham is in a class of her own. She is known as the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Tess Holliday‘s signature social media hashtag is #effyourbeautystandards. The hashtag has been turned into its own Instagram page that celebrates full-figured men and women all over the world.
Iskra Lawrence is the face of Aerie Real. She flat out refuses to edit her Instagram photos because “who says cellulite is a flaw.” She proudly posts photos of herself in her swimwear to show off her wonderful, natural body.
This 5’8″ beauty has appeared in ads for Aerie Real, which is a campaign to promote American Eagle’s loungewear line by using only unretouched images.
Tara Lynn has been on the cover of Elle France, Elle Spain, and Elle Hungary. She was also in the style guide of Susan Moses, The Art of Dressing Curves.
Candice Huffine was part of the Lane Bryant “I’m No Angel” campaign, and she has been featured on V Magazine, Italian Vogue, and W.
This woman has it all, brains and beauty. Philomena Kwao has a master’s degree in international health management, and she is the founder of the of Lily Project, which is a mentorship program for young girls.
This blogger has designed clothing for Addition Elle, Boohoo, and Lord and Taylor.
She is a close friend of Ashley Graham, and she has also worked for retail giant Lane Bryant. She is the first black plus-size model to appear in Sports Illustrated.
Gorgeous Zach Miko is 6’6″ and was the face of Target’s big and tall section in 2015. He signed to IMG’s new Brawn division, which makes him one of the very first male plus-size models.
These are just some of our favorite plus-size models who are steadily working in the industry now. It’s important to see that there’s more than one curvy model. These people can really make a difference in the fashion industry as long as they keep getting the message out there that you can be confident while flaunting your natural curves.