Blogger Brianna McDonnell Creates #BeInYourSkin 2018 Calendar to Celebrate Plus-Size Women Everywhere

Pirelli has taken huge strides in revamping their iconic calendars after a public outcry for more diversity. Now the Italian company has included diverse models of all cultural backgrounds, colors, and body size. The move has earned them praise from several people. However, for one woman, this single effort was not enough to inspire the everyday woman. Meet Brianna McDonnell, the body-positive fashion blogger that…

Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel Is Back and Women Are Kicking It Up a Notch

Not too long ago, plus-size clothing store Lane Bryant launched a lingerie campaign that addressed the lack of body diversity in Victoria's Secret. The bold campaign was given the name #ImNoAngel, and it managed to get attention from the most inspiring names in the industry, including Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine, Denise Bidot, and Orange Is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks. This year, the highly publicized campaign…

Plus-Size Model Thickleeyonce Shuts Down Body-Shamer in Just FOUR Words

If you've ever doubted that something as painfully unnecessary as fat-shaming happens every day, wait until you read this story. Photographer and plus-size model Lesego Legobane, better known as her fierce username Thickleeyonce, was body-shamed by a random stranger on Twitter. Fortunately, the gorgeous model wasn't about to let this lowlife troll get away with it. She managed to shut him down in a single…

‘Project Runway’ Gains Worldwide Praise for Including Models Up to Size 22 This Season

Project Runway is one of the most popular reality show competitions on television. It has catapulted the careers of several designers including Christian Siriano and Ashley Nell Tipton, both of whom have released designer clothing lines for women of all shapes and sizes. Following the footsteps of their successful alumni, Project Runway Season 16 announced a major change to its casting this season: their…

Lifestyle Brand Athleta Issues Apology After Labeling Straight-Size Models ‘Plus-Size’

The fashion industry is building a slow but consistent road toward body acceptance. In 2016, lingerie brand Lane Bryant dropped their This Body campaign commercial which starred Ashley Graham, Precious Lee, and Tara Lynn. The ad managed to crush stereotypes and establish the idea that plus-size bodies are sexy too. Other efforts to encourage fitness and self-love among curvier women include Iskra Lawrence's cover story on SELF magazine's…

Scientific Case Confirms That Plus-Size Representation Has a Positive Effect on Women

According to a recently conducted study by the Florida State University researchers, women are more likely to be drawn to images that feature plus-size models rather than those with slimmer ones. Other than increasing the likelihood of them purchasing the items they are modeling, there was also a significant improvement in their mental health.  Science Confirms That Plus-Size Representation Ensures Positive…

Online Styling Service Stitch Fix Introduces Plus-Size Options

Exciting news for all plus-size fashionistas!Online personal styling service Stitch Fix announced that they will be expanding their selection to include options for plus-size women. Over 90 brands with sizes 14W–24W and 1X–3X will be made available to customers starting February 27.Stitch Fix Announces Brand New Plus-Size Options Stitch Fix was launched back in 2011 by CEO and creative director Katrina Lake. It…

Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Appears in Vogue Diversity Cover

The Vogue diversity cover is trending worldwide. The magazine's March issue features the most beautiful women around the country and celebrates their diverse looks. Popular plus-size model Ashley Graham joins Gigi Hadid, Liu Wen, Imaan Hammam, and more high fashion beauties on the cover.'Vogue' Diversity Cover Celebrates All Types of BeautyAmidst the political turmoil going around the country, it almost feels refreshing to…