Curvy women have been left out of the fashion conversation for years. But a real revolution is underway. In 2016, Mattel announced that it would begin making curvy Barbie dolls, Ashley Graham covered the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue and British Vogue, and IMG Models (Ashley’s agency) continued to expand its “Curve” division.
This year, Nike has finally extended its size range, Victoria Beckham released her first size-inclusive collection (albeit for Target), and more exclusively plus-size retailers are entering the market. To top it all off, we counted 30 plus-size model appearances on the Fall 2017 runways, including at H&M Studio, Prabal Gurung, Michael Kors and Dolce & Gabbana. That’s more than any season in recent history.
The heightened attention on more voluptuous models and the democratization of chic clothes for all shapes and sizes is in large part due to a group of fearless fashion bloggers who were tired of hearing, “Sorry, we don’t have that in your size.” For these incredibly stylish women, blogging isn’t just a trend or even a livelihood, it’s a movement. And the world is finally taking notice.
Here, we round up the best plus-size fashion blogs that are kicking ass and taking names.