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Plus Size Women

Do I Look Fat?

Karen Cigna | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Cigna

If you are not sure if your life and you are more than the size of your body, I can assure you that your life and you are. You are the one and only you that has had your unique set of life experiences, thoughts, feelings opinions and talents. You are your smile, your love of music, nature, art and any and all qualities that make you unique.

Cardboard Courage: Calling All Curvy Girls

Chrystal Bougon | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Chrystal Bougon

Since creating my Curvy Girl Lingerie Facebook page in September 2012, I have been so in awe of all of the body positivity and plus-size activism that...

I'm Plus-Size. Deal With It.

Haley Pereyo | Posted 03.16.2014 | Teen
Haley Pereyo

Body shaming is not okay. Our bodies are the shells for our souls. It's like an egg that holds a baby chick inside. Our soul and who we really are is the baby chick.

My Name Is Marie, and I Love My Fat

Bustle | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Bustle

We don't live at a time when fat is considered beautiful by the mainstream, so we have to fight to make people realize the beauty in it. And fighting is never easy, but it's worth it.

Dear Lululemon: I Am a Plus-Size Woman Who Has Never Ripped a Pair of Pants

Tony Posnanski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I thought about how unfair women's sizes are to men's sizes. I do not wear anything that is considered a large. No one makes comments about my size anymore. I have not ripped or gone through a pair of pants in years. Yet if I was a women I would have to shop at "plus-size" stores.

23 Things You Should Never Say To A Curvy Woman

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women

Despite the fact that we should all know better, a shocking number of people think that it's acceptable to comment on women's bodies -- curvy, skinny,...

The Term Plus-Size Women Prefer To Be Called Is...

Posted 10.07.2013 | Style

The demand for plus-size clothing is growing, with 60 percent of American women now identifying with the plus-size market. But with all this talk abou...

Would You Like To See More Plus-Size Models? (POLL)

Posted 09.10.2013 | MarloThomas

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Just My Size Survey Reveals That Plus-Size Women Are Confident

Stephanie Penn | Posted 08.28.2013 | Style
Stephanie Penn

Before I was a plus-size woman, I was a plus-size teen and before that I was a pleasantly plump little girl. Growing up, my shopping sprees were reduced to the women's department because retailers had not grasped the concept of age-appropriate plus-size clothing.

WATCH: Are Plus Size Women More Accepted In The Black Community?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.20.2013 | Black Voices

Full Figure Fashion Week is in, well, full swing! The annual New York City-based event, which is produced by former plus size model Gwendolyn DeVoe an...

In Case You Needed Proof That Weight Stigma Existed

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.16.2013 | Women

When you're a woman -- regardless of how your body looks -- you grow up expecting to be judged (some of the time) based on appearance. However, there ...

Plus-Size Style Tips, From Jill Martin (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Style Expert and New York Times Best-Selling Author Jill Martin had some fantastic tips for plus-size women when she visited me on Mondays With Marlo ...

A Plus-Size Woman Out With A Gay Man: Don't Assume You Know Her

Amelia | Posted 01.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

It is assumed that the reason that plus-size women are often BFFs with gay men is that they can't get affection from other men, or even get dates, and that gay men pity them and are using them, giving nothing back. Well, I am one of these women, and those assumptions just don't fit.

It Ain't Easy Being Rad: The 3 Kinds of Plus-Size Women

Bethany Rutter | Posted 01.26.2013 | Style
Bethany Rutter

In my 23 years experience of being a fat chick, I've come to the conclusion we fall into 3 groups.

Plus-Size Models: Why Are They Always Naked?

Chastity Garner Valentine | Posted 01.14.2013 | Style
Chastity Garner Valentine

Magazines don't care about plus-size fashion and they just want to gain attention from the naked fat girls in their magazines. Clothes just get in the way of that agenda.

Tim Gunn: Designing Clothes For Plus-Sized Women (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Little known fact: Tim Gunn, fashion therapist and author, has been trying to develop a clothing line for plus-sized women! Unfortunately, he hasn't b...

4 Things You Should Never Say To A Plus-Size Woman

HelloGiggles | Posted 09.05.2012 | Women

“But you have such a pretty face!” I am willing to throw down my savings account and bet that every single fat girl in the world has heard this...

Plus-Size Model Walks Nude During Berlin Fashion Week

Stephanie Penn | Posted 09.08.2012 | Style
Stephanie Penn

For years, major retailers and high end designers have denied plus-size women access to equal opportunities as it relates to fashion. Since my days of...

Gym Creates 'Safe Haven' For Plus-Size Women

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.21.2012 | Women

In an effort to create a more comfortable workout environment for plus-size women, Body Exchange, a Vancouver-area gym, has adopted an unusual members...

Full-Figured Fashion Week Celebrates Women with Curves

Stephanie Penn | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women
Stephanie Penn

Plus size women are business owners, aspiring models, social media professionals and event planners. FFFweek puts the much needed and deserved spotlight on these women.

Fashionable Best Friend: HelloStyle's 'Big Girl In A Skinny World'

Stephanie Penn | Posted 07.16.2012 | Style
Stephanie Penn

Some people can pull off fashionably rebellious looks, but not this diva. I've learned to listen to the pros and stay in my line; my lane is certainly not that of a fashion stylist.

NYC Fashion Week's Been Hit With a Curve!

Emme | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Emme

It's 2010 and we're still not supplying over 63% of American full figured, curvy, plus-size women with hip, stylish, quality driven, trend-forward and shape appropriate clothing.

Plus-Size WOMEN Featured In June's Glamour (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

June's issue of French Glamour features plus-size women--not plus-side models--talking about XXL fashion. Actually, the ladies are blogueuses, an exqu...