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Plus Size Clothing

A Plus-Size Designer Wins 'Project Runway'

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 11.06.2015 | Style

Major congratulations are in order for Ashley Nell Tipton! The 24-year-old designer is this season's "Project Runway" winner.  LOVED the co...

Just the Way You Are

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.23.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Whether or not you believe it, you deserve love, just as you are. No, not you minus twenty pounds or plus two cup sizes. Not you with more money or less body hair. Not you with more accolades or fewer past failures. The very raw, unedited version of you.

Why I'm #PlusPositive

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.22.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I don't like the idea of women above a size 2 being made to feel ostracized because of their size, but I think that the label of "Plus Size" is a great one, and I'm proud to call myself a Plus Size Model.

Why You Shouldn't Take Those "Fatso" Comments to Heart

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women
Melinda Parrish

I just really want to share the truth of the sadness that I carry with me, and how it shows up in my life. I hope that little girls will get to grow up in a kinder world, and have more body positivity present in their lives as a result of body advocates like Ashley Graham stepping into the spotlight recently.

I Had a Cup of Coffee With Lisa Aviva

Melinda Parrish | Posted 10.12.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

As with her spiritual life, Lisa wants to design a collection for women where the pieces flow together seamlessly. The pieces are designed as a capsule collection that can be worn together in a variety of combinations to create numerous, different outfits.

An Open Letter to Lane Bryant: Five Lessons Learned From the #PlusIsEqual Campaign

Sarah Sapora | Posted 09.23.2015 | Style
Sarah Sapora

As a plus size woman, I can say that when a slender woman stands in front of you and utters your battle cry, your first reaction is usually a knee-jerk, "What? There is NO way you can understand me."

So They Rejected You

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

After a while, you realize that succeeding in any endeavor isn't about having a perfect track record and getting it right every single time. It's about evolving, leaving behind what doesn't work and holding on to the bits that do.

Healthy At Any Size

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.04.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

You might never be a size 2 (or even a size 6 or 8). But if you make taking great care of yourself a priority, you're going to look and feel better, and that's going to fuel all kinds of positive changes in how you approach your life.

How to Stop Hating Sunday Nights

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

If you spend Sunday nights with your stomach in knots and your mind racing about all the possible, terrible things that might happen to you in the week ahead, chances are that there's an area of your life that you're unhappy with.

Why I Model

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.17.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Confession: I'm not in this for the clothes. Or the pampering, or the possibility of Instagram fame. Although all of that stuff is really fun!

Confessions of a Recovering Fat Kid

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.15.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Two days before my wedding, I was laying in the bathtub, crying because I felt bad about my body. "I am bad, I am wrong, I don't deserve the love of a great man, I don't deserve a spectacular wedding day," was the thought reel playing on loop in my head. Talking to my fiancé that night, something finally clicked.

24 Of The Best Online Shopping Sources For Plus-Size Clothing

The Huffington Post | MIchelle Persad & Jamie Feldman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Style

Navigating the online shopping world is tough enough as it is, but for plus-size shoppers, it can be somewhat of a nightmare. Not all retailers offer ...

Here's What Industry Insiders Think Of The Term 'Plus-Size'

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.31.2015 | Style

Australian model Stefania Ferrario and Australian actress and author Ajay Rochester have been campaigning against the term "plus size" for weeks. The ...

The Hottest Looks From Plus Size Fashion Weekend In São Paulo

Stephen Grant | Posted 04.05.2015 | Style
Stephen Grant

Plus Size Fashion Weekend in São Paulo was all about that bass! Fashion enthusiasts gathered at the Frei Caneca Convention Center to watch models hit the runway wearing winter 2015 looks by top designers of Brazil.

The 6 Most Important Plus-Size Fashion Moments Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Style

Plus-Size fashion had its fair share of ups and downs. In recent years, however, the progress that has been made toward a more equal, inclusive indust...

Kim Bhasin

Meet The Woman Who Wants Old Navy To Stop Charging Plus-Size Women More Than Men | Kim Bhasin | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business

All Renee Posey wanted was to buy some pants at Now, she’s talking with Old Navy executives to try and change the way the store sells a...

Old Navy Under Fire For Charging Plus-Size Women More Than Plus-Size Men

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business

Old Navy is in hot water over allegations that it charges extra for women's plus-size clothing, but not for men's. Now, the company is explaining what...

Trendy Plus-Size Retailer Eloquii Debuts The 'Curvy Girl' Photo Shoot Of Our Dreams

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Style

Allison Teng of Curvy Girl Chic is one of our favorite fashion bloggers. Trendy plus-size retailer Eloquii is one of our favorite online shopping site...

The Broke Girl's Guide To Shopping Plus-Size

Refinery29 | Liz Black | Posted 06.11.2014 | Style

With plus-size clothing getting better and better, it's hard not to want to fill up your online shopping cart every single day. But, considering most ...

Is There a 'Fat Tax' on Plus Size Clothing?

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Tony Posnanski

Yes, I do believe there is a "fat tax" on plus size clothing. Honestly, I do not have a problem paying more for clothing. But do not add more money after I worked hard to finally wear the clothes.

Denim For Every Plus-Size Woman's Budget

Refinery29 | Liz Black | Posted 05.22.2014 | Style

Sometimes, the denim world can feel like it's all about jeans. And, while skinnies, boyfriends, and even mom cuts have been leading the pack, we're jo...

Blogger Nicolette Mason: 'I Don't Identify Myself As Plus-Size. I'm A Person'

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 04.03.2014 | Style

If you're not already familiar with Nicolette Mason, you're going to want to memorize her name. The graduate from Parsons School of Design began her c...

Isaac Mizrahi On The 'Right Way' For Fashion To Incorporate Plus-Size

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.17.2014 | Style

On a recent segment of HuffPost Live, fashion designer and "Project Runway: All Stars" judge Isaac Mizrahi had some insightful things to say about the...

The Rise of Contemporary Plus Size Fashion

The Curvy Fashionista | Posted 05.10.2014 | Style
The Curvy Fashionista

Contemporary plus size fashion -- a segment within the plus size fashion industry that is quickly on the rise and I am here for it. And I am not alone...

Curvy Girls Love Sexy Lingerie, Too - These Brands Are Making It Possible

Chrystal Bougon | Posted 03.16.2014 | Style
Chrystal Bougon

I spent hours and hours in December browsing the new Valentine's Day and 2014 lingerie catalogs from most of our major lingerie suppliers and definitely saw some exciting trends for 2014. Some I am very enthused about, some not so much.