These 5 Plus-Sized Models Prove You Don't Need To Be Size 14 To Be Beautiful
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

These 5 Plus-Sized Models Prove You Don't Need To Be Size 14 To Be Beautiful

Regardless of the plus-sized modeling industry "standards", I'm so glad these beautiful women exist to show us plus women do not have to be a certain size or have specific measurements to be a plus babe.

4102
These 5 Plus-Sized Models Prove You Don't Need To Be Size 14 To Be Beautiful
Paper Magazine

As a plus-sized girl, I love shopping on websites like Forever 21+, Torrid, and Lane Bryant. But I always wondered, why don't these models look like me? Or every other plus-sized woman on the planet?

The fashion industry has created their own image of what a plus-sized woman should look like. The fact of the matter is, we all come in different shapes and sizes. Some people have big thighs and a small chest, others a big tummy and massive boobs. We're all created differently. The same goes for straight-sized models, but if plus-sized retailers are going to advocate for body confidence, why are you creating a conformed image of what plus-size women look like?

So yeah, sure, we all know about the plus-size fashion world's most famous models, for example, Ashley Graham, Denise Bidot and Jordyn Woods who fit the "industry's standards" based on their measurements. But let's talk about these beautiful models/plus bloggers who visually and size-wise do not fit the industry's standards, and have every right to be just as successful as the women I previously mentioned:

1. Tess Holliday

Tess is one of the more "famous" and successful models on this list that isn't a size 14/16, and is not someone you would see on Forever 21+'s website. She is a size 22, and can rock a bikini better than any other woman I've seen. IG: @tessholliday

2. Gabriella Lascano

@gabriellalascano

3. Nicole Simone

@saucysimone

4. Tallulah Moon

@tallulah_moon

5. Cara Scott

@carascottofficial

Regardless of the plus-sized modeling industry "standards", I'm so glad these beautiful women exist to show us plus women do not have to be a certain size or have specific measurements to be a plus babe. These are women I truly look up to and remind me every day that my body is beautiful no matter what!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Entertainment

50 Iconic Quotes From 'The Golden Girls' That Will Always Make You Laugh

"People waste their time pondering whether a glass is half empty or half full. Me, I just drink whatever's in the glass."

5940

"The Golden Girls" created history when it first premiered in 1985 setting the stage of strong-willed female characters who are aging gracefully with dignity. It is a treasure trove filled with humorous scenes and situations that will always be relevant to watch. I still rejoice in watching these spectacular women embrace life with full stride and the way they always strive to focus on the brighter side of life.

These 4 dynamic and awe-inspiring women taught us that age is indeed nothing more than a number and that we can set out to accomplish anything our heart desires at any time.

Keep Reading... Show less
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixaba

Unfortunately, the time is here. It is officially the spring semester, and you know what that means: lots and lots of studying. If you are in the same situation I am, then you are probably doing your 3rd semester of online/hybrid school. Not being at school or not attending classes in person definitely makes learning and studying a lot harder. Because I know this struggle all too well, I put together a list of study tips to hopefully help us all succeed a little more this semester.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

8 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Your Long-Distance Partner

Looking for a gift idea for your long-distance Valentine's date this year? Here are some creative, thoughtful gifts for you!

59349
Photo by Ben Collins on Unsplash

As Valentine's Day approaches, I realized that it's the first Valentine's Day I have had with my boyfriend that we're more than 6,000 miles apart. Despite the distance though, my mind has been reeling over what to get him, as one of my main love languages is gift-giving. So here are some ideas that I've seen that I think would be perfect for any relationship, whether you're together or apart.

Keep Reading... Show less
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

To be perfectly honest, I wasn't sure how to write this article.

In the past, I've written about the lies we tell ourselves. I've written about how thoughts can be destructive, how they can have power over who we are.

Keep Reading... Show less
Adulting

Put Down Your Phone And Read These 8 Statistics About Texting And Driving You Wish Didn't Exist

We text all the time, so it's no surprise you may find yourself wanting to pick up your phone even when you're driving.

18347

You're driving to the grocery store when your phone buzzes in your pocket. You instinctively reach to check it, but it can wait until you park. These are eight statistics to read before you text and drive because they'll change how you view your time on the road.

Everyone's made the mistake of looking at their phone while in the driver's seat, but not everyone gets home safely afterward. Learn why it's better to avoid distracted driving so you don't become one of these statistics this year:

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Have An Eating Disorder And I Refuse To Let It Kill Me

Even at my lowest, the number on the scale never seemed low enough... but was it ever worth the risk of losing my life?

12550
Trigger warning: This article discusses topics that may be triggering for some readers.

I looked down at my thumb today. I know haven't been eating enough. I told everyone I would get all my vitamins and calories in. I totally wanted to eat more of the guacamole I bought the other day, but I counted what I had eaten and those numbers seemed a little too high. I decided I didn't need the extra helping, so I went to bed and the guacamole went bad.

Keep Reading... Show less

When pursuing a degree that most deem 'useless' or a 'waste of time' there happens to be a lot of self-doubt and fear, especially with the pending doom of graduation around the corner. I remember when I was about to graduate from college with a Bachelor's in Acting, I was absolutely terrified.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

TikTok Made Me Buy It: Flawless's Skincare Fridge

I bought and tested one of TikTok's popular products so you don't have to.

118045

I spend a lot of time on TikTok and I never know whether the products I see are worth it or not, especially when I'm looking at the price. For Christmas, my aunt got me a gift card to Ulta. I didn't know what to buy. I have way too many palettes and lipsticks. I have my essentials. What else could I need? Then it hit me that I saw a lot of people these past few months showing off their skincare fridges. So, the second I thought of it I went on the Ulta app and bought it. So, here are my thoughts.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments