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Proof That Beauty Comes In All Shapes And Colors

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.02.2014 | Style

Ironically, diversity comes in different packages. While we often see diversity as a representation of race or body type, it's also refreshing to ...

The Bold Way One Woman Is Proving That Beauty Comes In All Sizes

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.02.2014 | Style

Hollywood Boulevard has never looked better. Amani Terrell of Los Angeles, CA is creatively taking on the misconceptions of plus-size women. Clad ...

Lane Bryant Looks A Little Different At Fashion Show In NYC

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Style

Looks like congratulations are in order! It was nothing short of a celebration Thursday night for Lane Bryant, as the plus-size retailer debuted th...

Rick Owens Proves That Diversity Is Where It's At

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.28.2014 | Style

It seems like it was just yesterday that we saw a fierce step team take over Rick Owens' show last fall during Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014. And whi...

Rick Owens Inspires Beautifully Diverse Editorial

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

It's been nearly six months since Rick Owens' Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show took place in Paris, but we just can't stop talking about it -- and for ...

David Hasselhoff's Daughter Wants Respect For Plus-Sized Models

AP | Posted 02.15.2014 | Style

LONDON (AP) — Fashion weeks are not the friendliest events for larger women — or anyone else not tall, slim and perfectly put together. But Hayley...

The Nasty Insult That Could Have Ended Emme's Modeling Career

OWN | Posted 02.03.2014 | OWN

Emme rocked the fashion world when she became the world's first full-figured supermodel in the 1990s. She's appeared on countless magazine covers, hel...

FINALLY: Plus-Size Models Get The Industry Attention They Deserve

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Style

Well, this is certainly a step in the right direction. IMG Models has signed on five new models to its label. Not stunning news for a modeling agen...

PHOTOS: Robyn Lawley's Cosmo Cover Is The One We've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.29.2014 | Style

2013 was Robyn Lawley's year, when she went from being an under-the-radar model, most famous for starring on Vogue Italia's infamous "curvy" cover, to...

Plus-Size Model Is Kicking Cancer's Butt One Lingerie Shoot At A Time

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style

25-year-old women typically feel like they have lots of problems to worry about, most concerning relationships and career. But those growing pains see...

5 Of The Most Popular Plus Size Models

Stephanie Penn | Posted 03.23.2014 | Style
Stephanie Penn

In the plus size community, no one is more popular than plus size models so when it was time to make their year end list of popular plus size models, ...

Even 'Plus-Size' Models Are Smaller Than Their Target Demographic

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

It's hard to believe that the very women who are meant to empower plus-size ladies by showcasing body diversity might just be posing yet another impos...

'Plus-Size' Models Aren't Actually Plus-Size Anymore

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

What is "plus-size"? PLUS Model Magazine and SWAK, a plus-size designs boutique, decided to conduct an experiment. They took two photos of model Al...

PHOTOS: Plus-Size Barbie Sparks Debate Over Body Image

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.30.2013 | Style

"Plus-size" models (or any models above the super-skinny norm, for that matter) serve a dual purpose: They showcase plus-size clothing for a growing m...

Meet The Next Plus-Size Star Of Modeling

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.20.2013 | Style

Stores like Lane Bryant have always had plus-size models. But it's the slow but persistent move of plus-size models into the mainstream that's finally...

Why Tyra Banks Doesn't Like The Term 'Plus-Size'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.20.2013 | Style

With waif-like fashion models filling the pages of magazines, it's easy to lose sight of the diverse spectrum of body types out there... and to stigma...

13 Models Who Will Change The Way You See Beauty

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams & Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Models often seem to represent the worst of the fashion industry, as the embodiment of fashion's obsession with perfection and the root of our body in...

Why Plus-Size Models Are Making Strides... But Not On The Runway

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.04.2013 | Style

Plus-size models have become part of the conversation, breaking into editorials and getting cast in ads they would have never been in before. But the ...

'Plus-Size' Model: We Need Size 8 (And Every Other Size) Models, Too

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.03.2013 | Style

While the fashion world scrambles to find a place for so-called "plus-size" models, it seems the models themselves are the ones least caught up in all...

Plus-Size Model: 'The Women We Hold As Icons Of Beauty Are Not Happy'

Posted 11.15.2013 | Style

The recent push to include more realistic, diverse body shapes in the modeling industry has focused on the message that models' images send to female ...

Plus-Size Model: 'It Is Hard To Make Clothes Look Great On Big Women'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 11.11.2013 | Style

Time and again, we've seen designers persistently adhere to the stick-thin model ideal, despite efforts made by modeling advocacy groups, eating disor...

Is Skinny The New Fat?

Stefanie Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Stefanie Williams

These campaigns are great in one sense because yes, they address the fact that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. But I think it pits women against each other in a way that gives heavier women a pass for mocking other women's bodies if they are doing it to prove they love their own.

Robyn Lawley Dismisses The 'Plus Size' Label With Bikini Shoot

Posted 11.06.2013 | Style

Few models have been able to transcend the plus-size world like Robyn Lawley has. With each modeling gig and interview, the Australian stunner seems t...

PICS: This Plus-Size Fashion Week Is Pretty Much The Coolest Thing Ever

Posted 11.01.2013 | Style

At last, plus-size fashion isn't relegated to one mere show. This week in Paris, Pulp Fashion Week celebrated runway models with the closest bodies we...

Did Party City Photoshop Its Straight-Size Models Into Plus-Size Ones?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Leibowitz | Posted 10.23.2013 | Style

Party City's photo shoot budget must be pretty low this Halloween season -- it looks like the company didn't bother to hire plus-size ladies to model ...