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…

‘Project Runway’ Mentor Tim Gunn Campaigns for an All-Plus-Size Season

For fifteen seasons and five all-star specials, reality television show Project Runway has been entertaining audiences from all walks of life. The show focuses on aspiring fashion designers who will have to undergo weekly challenges just to get the coveted price.Finalists get to show their collection at New York Fashion Week, making Project Runway one of the most influential TV programs in the modern era.…

Middle East Plus-Size Women Confess About Their Struggles

Plus-size women in America already experience marginalization in society. But for Middle East plus-size women, their personal experiences are far worse. In an interview with Volup2.com, blogger and founder of the online community Middle East Plus Size Fashion Bloggers Hanane Fathalah has been more than candid about the disaster plus-size women in the Middle East experience on a daily basis. May it be…