BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 26, 2015
We’re so glad more people of all shapes and sizes are coming to beaches and pools with bikinis this summer. But if you’re looking for plus-size two-pieces, they’re often a little harder to find. Have no fear! We have 12 great ones listed for you here.
1. Tropical Print Triangle Bikini Top
2. Women’s Pink & Black Floral Top
3. This Royal Blue Underwired Top
4. Seaside Serenity Fringed Swimsuit Top
5. Fuller Bust Mix & Match Top (sizes DD-G!)
6. Daisy Bikini Set
7. Swim Sexy Red Darling Dot Halter High Waist Bikini
8. Read More
BY Natasha Rodriguez
on Apr 20, 2015
Photographer Toby Burrows has captured a series of stunning photographs featuring plus size dancers. The dancers are part of Nothing to Lose, a dance piece from Australian dance company Force Majeure. The piece explores the discrimination and censorship that is applied to bodies deemed “fat,” "big," or “plus-sized” by societal standards. Choreographer Kate Champion’s intention is to portray bigger body types from the perspective of those who have them and not as an outsider looking in and judging. Read More
Australian model Stefania Ferrario is joining former Australian Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester in the movement to eradicate the term "plus size" in describing those who are over a size 4 in the modeling industry.
The movement started back in February when Rochester made a comment about "plus size" model Laura Wells who, in her opinion, wasn’t "plus size" at all. This happened after Upstart’s Be You Campaign posted a picture of Wells and labeled her a plus size model. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Feb 26, 2015
It's no secret that we live in a world where the media constantly, repeatedly, over and over and over again (do you get the idea?) forces one narrow idea of ‘beauty’ in our faces. Last year, Victoria’s Secret made the mistake of marketing that image as the “perfect body,” and naturally, people got upset. First of all, as a culture we’d probably all benefit from erasing the word “perfect” from our vocabulary. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jan 27, 2015
Ready for the next wave in fashion? ALDA, a group of five fierce models—Ashley Graham, Danielle Redman, Inga Eiriksdottir, Julie Henderson, and Marquita Pring to be exact—are staying ahead of the curve by embracing their curves.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video of what these five gorgeous gals had to say on-set at our photo shoot and read more about the inspiring collective in our February/March issue, on newsstands now!
Click on the images below to check out the photos from the shoot—the full story appears in the February/March 2015 edition of BUST Magazine. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Dec 17, 2014
Plus Size Clothing Swaps Make Secondhand Sexy
Clothing swaps are the best. Reducing, reusing, and recycling all in the name of a brand-new-to-you pair of glitter pants? Yes, please! However, if you’re not the same size as your buddies, it’s easy to get left on the sidelines, with nothing but a printed scarf to dry your tears. Thankfully, that’s changing—large and most definitely in-charge ladies across the country are joining forces to host fashion swaps that cater to sizes 12 and up. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Sep 11, 2014
In honor of New York Fashion Week, ModCloth’s co-founder Susan Gregg Koger confronted the fashion industry with a letter about its skewed viewpoint. The online fashion company that uses independent designers and a wide assortment of vintage and unique pieces wants to remind their customers, and ladies everywhere, that fashion should instill confidence. “I look out, and it seems less about helping people find fashion they love to wear, and more about convincing them that they need to conform to one eerily consistent standard of beauty. Read More
BY Meg Zulch
on Sep 10, 2014
In a sea of generic Playboy and Hollywood bombshell calendars, there’s finally a calendar that honors the curvy, beautiful ladies of our lives. It’s rare these days to see women in the media that aren’t Photoshopped and airbrushed into oblivion. Thin bodies are glorified in our society, and too often every other type of body is not given the appreciation and representation they deserve. The portrayal of plus-sized bodies in the mainstream is rare, and is often considered inappropriate or vulgar. Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on May 08, 2014
Ultra-fab fashion blogger Gabifresh has made her own rendition of Bey’s “Flawless” (featuring Nadia Aboulhosn and Tess Munster) — and the new video is an ode to body positivity. Though "Flawless" is already an anthem of self-love, Bey's original visual accompaniment doesn't exactly explore a gamut of lovable bodies.
This is where Gabifresh comes in. Her project's hashtag says it all: #everyBODYisflawless. The three featured dancers in her re-appropriation look fierce; their dancing is on point. Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on Apr 27, 2014
Honestly, it’s getting really redundant for me to keep repeating that there is not enough plus-sized visibility in fashion market. Visibility in advertising translates to validation of existence for fringe groups who are normally not represented accurately in the media. That’s why it’s important that all bodies are represented in fashion advertising. If we were to draw conclusions about what the average woman looks like just from fashion editorials and runway shows, fat women would not even exist. Read More