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The Freedom to #SimplyBekini

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.01.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

But how many of us are really feeling free this Fourth of July? And how many of us are feeling ashamed to get out there and be who we are because of the number on the scale? Shouldn't we all feel free to rock our stars-and-stripes bikini, even if we don't have the perfect "bikini body?"

Finally, A Realistic Look At The Plus-Size Fashion Industry

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Style

"We have a problem." That sentiment from Jennie Runk, a plus-size model, is shared by both plus-size women and people working in the fashion indust...

This Model's Body Image Advice Is Truly Inspiring

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.11.2016 | Women
Teen Vogue

After Ashley showed off all of her magazine covers that the people in the fashion industry told her she'd never get, she left the audience with these inspiring words: "Be you. Be real. Be authentic. Be your favorite kind of woman. And remember, this is the generation of body diversity."

This Model's TEDx Talk Is A Lesson In Body Love

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Style

Ashley Graham, body activist, model, lingerie designer and all-around beautiful human, is taking her message of body love and acceptance on the road. ...

Why Healthy Needs To Be The New Skinny in The Fashion World

Uloop | Posted 05.19.2016 | College

Although they may not look like the everyday woman, they promote an attainable form of beauty that can be achieved through a healthy lifestyle.

Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Debuts First Agency Shoot, And It's Stunning

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.12.2015 | Style

Tess Holliday has officially made her debut as a MiLK model. The plus-size stunner, who signed with MiLK Model Management in January, shared her f...

Models Of All Sizes Strip Down In The Name Of Body Diversity

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Style

The ladies of ALDA, a coalition of plus-size models whose name translates to "wave" in Icelandic, are making a real splash in Icelandic Glamour. A...

Hey Fat Girl: Why Are You So Confident?

Chrystal Bougon | Posted 06.27.2015 | Women
Chrystal Bougon

Everyone deserves to feel beautiful and to be able to value their own bodies whether they are a size two or a size 32. Knowing your value and your own worth does not need to correlate in any way with the number on the scale. We all are worthy of love and most importantly, loving ourselves.

'I Want My Outside To Reflect How Colorful I Feel On The Inside'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Style

We're consistently in awe of's "What’s Underneath Project" -- the riveting video series that captures style stars and notable creativ...

Lane Bryant's #ImNoAngel Campaign Is Sexy In All The Right Ways

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.17.2015 | Style

Move over Victoria's Secret. Lane Bryant just won the prize for sexiest campaign of 2015. The plus-size brand launched its #ImNoAngel advertisemen...

Curvy Supermodels Reveal True Beauty Secrets

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 05.25.2015 | Women
Erin Joy Henry

It's not easy trying to set up a conference call with five supermodels. On any given day, one is working on her fashion label between castings, another modeling the latest collections in Grand Canaria or Paris and one may be at the Lower East Side Girls Club boosting the self-confidence of young women by promoting a healthy body image.

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 ...

This Contest Will Help Shift Beauty Standards In The Fashion Industry

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Style

If you follow plus-size fashion news, you'll notice that there's been an attitude shift both towards and within the industry. Brands are finally ackno...

The Fashion Industry Is Getting More Accepting. Here's Proof

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.12.2015 | Style

The fashion industry has made great strides to become a more inclusive environment, particularly in the past year. In the last 356 days we have seen c...

Stop the Body Shaming

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition There's been a lot of hoopla recently abo...

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.

#EffYourBeautyStandards, This Model Has No Use For Them

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.10.2015 | Women

Plus-size model and body-love activist Tess Holliday has a message for anyone who thinks beauty is related to size: #EffYourBeautyStandards. Go...

10 Curvy Models Calvin Klein Could Have Used Instead

DebateOut | Posted 01.14.2015 | Style

Huge fashion brands, time and time again, fail to include diverse body types in order to challenge unattainable beauty norms and become more reflective of society. Myla Dalbesio serves as a reminder that successful models don't need to be stick thin.

Calvin Klein's Controversial Model Myla Dalbesio On Art, Envy & Body Image

The Cut | Véronique Hyland | Posted 11.12.2014 | Style

On Monday, Calvin Klein unveiled its newest lingerie campaign, featuring Myla Dalbesio, a size-10 model, alongside straight-size models like Jourdan D...

Plus-Size Runway Show Proves 'High Fashion Is For All'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.18.2014 | Style

Evans, the United Kingdom's biggest plus-size retailer, closed out London Fashion Week with a milestone runway show. On Tuesday, the company debute...

The Fashion Industry Gets A Body-Positive Makeover

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

New York Fashion Week is officially in full swing, but some of the biggest industry innovations are happening off the runway. Socially-conscious d...

This Is What No Makeup Actually Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Style

We said it once and we'll say it again: We here at HuffPost Style believe that au naturale will always be your best look. So we asked folks on Twitter...

What Ashley Graham Really Thinks About The Term 'Plus Size'

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Style

Ashley Graham has come a long way since the days when her lingerie commercial was banned from FOX and ABC. Today, she holds a coveted spot on the ...

This Is What Models Look Like When They're Not On The Runway

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Style

We here at HuffPost Style believe that au naturale will always be your best look. In honor of this, we launched #BeautifulME, a photo series honoring ...

Here's What You Need To Know About The Pirelli Calendar's First Plus-Size Model

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 11.21.2014 | Style

It's that time of year again -- the Pirelli Calendar has been teased, and although the calendar has yet to be released for 2015, it's already making w...