Plus Size Fashion

Beach Summer Body. How Does That Term Feel When You Are Plus Size?

Kenty Lichtenberg | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Style
Kenty Lichtenberg

Let us move from the typical stigma of being an "average" size, and let us focus on being a size HEALTHY. The smallest I have ever been in my life was at the age of 17 and that was a resound size 12! Fast forward to now being a size 16/18 and a few pounds heavier, this beach body question always resurfaces.

How Changing My Wardrobe Changed My Life

Debz Aiken | Posted 08.07.2017 | UK Style
Debz Aiken

Yes it's a pretty bold statement to say that my wardrobe changed my life, but in many ways it really did. As a plus size female, I have always been larger than my peers - my big body affecting many of the decisions that I made in my life. Growing up in the 90s as a chubby teenager wasn't always easy - we certainly didn't have access to the range of body positive sources that we have now.

Plus Size Fashion: Have We Progressed or Is It a Myth?

Rianne Ward | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Style
Rianne Ward

I have been working in the plus size industry for the last six years and feel that not only have I been able to see a change but I feel proud that some of the work that myself and team have done as helped to contribute to push things forward in a positive way. 

Why We Should Embrace The Term 'Plus Size'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Style

There's a lot of debate about whether the fashion industry should ditch the term "plus-size", but one woman firmly behind keeping it alive is Rianne W...

Why You'll Love Melissa McCarthy's New Fashion Line Whether You're A Size 8 Or 32

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Style

Melissa McCarthy's new fashion line is one of the most awaited plus size drops this year and we've just had a sneak peek. US Vogue published the fi...

Why There Needs To Be An Empowering Movement For Plus Size Men

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Style

Here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle, we are beyond pleased that the plus size women's movement has gathered pace and is storming the internet with inspiring...

#StyleHasNoSize Evans Launches Body Positive Collection

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Style

It seems the fashion industry may finally be backing the move towards body diversity. After holding the first ever curvy catwalk show during last S...

Rebel Wilson Is Launching Her Own Plus Size Clothing Line

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Style

Rebel Wilson nearly made us pee our pants with her hilarious one-liners in Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids, but today she has given us another reason to...

Are Plus Size Models REALLY that Different than Skinny Models?

Neely Reyes | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

Now I'm all for the modelling industry to be inclusive of all body shapes and sizes and I think plus size modelling has a valid and important role in the industry, but I also think that the average consumer these days is wise enough to know that skinny doesn't equal beautiful any more.

Gemma 'To Present Her Own TV Show'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

Brace yourselves - the incomparable Ms. Gemma Collins has landed her very own TV show, according to reports. SEE MORE: 'I'm Giving My I'm A Celeb'...

Linda Idegwu's Plus-Size Brand 'Dear Curves' Brings African Fashion Into the Western Sphere

Marie Southard Ospina | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Style
Marie Southard Ospina

Oftentimes, it can seem like the majority of the world is striving to achieve some kind of Western version of normality - and, more specifically, some kind of American version of normality. From fashion designers to film producers, it can start to feel like the entirety of the earth becomes permeated by America.

The Best Retailers for Curvy Ladies This Winter

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Even as a big-busted size 12 or 14 - shopping for elegant winter clothes can be near impossible, and I imagine it gets harder and harder as the size chart goes up. I'm a size 16 and I find most chunky knits make me look like a cotton wool ball with legs.

Spending the Round Pound - A Plus Size Girls Guide to Shrewd Shopping

Becky Barnes | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

There has been much talk in the past month about the plus size woman, how and where she should be spending her hard earned cash and which brands deserve it. Plus size blogger Chastity Garner of Garner style, this month called to arms fellow chubs to boycott American store Target on account of them revealing yet another designer collaboration with no plus sizes in sight.

Five Plus Size Bloggers You Might Not Know About But Should

Debz Aiken | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

There is no shortage of lists online that can give you recommendations of blogs to read and bloggers to pay attention to. These lists always contain my favourite bloggers and it's great to see other people enjoying them too!

New York, Paris and Milan. Sorry Guys - Brits Do It Better.

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

There is no excuse - London Fashion Week has designers all over the Capital producing, exhibiting, showing. There is no excuse whatever your shape, size or style. The only way LFW will be more inclusive is if we continue to support the ones who are trying to do exactly that.

Get the 2013 Look - Jessica Rabbit is Back!

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Style
Ruth Harrison Roberts

Over 2012 we saw a backlash to the skinny model with more 'real' models being used in campaigns (for example the latest M&S and Dove adverts) but still the catwalks are full of size 0 waifs. Has the fashion world really changed?

Full Figured Fashion Week

Sarah Potter | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Style
Sarah Potter

Vice Magazine recently launched a new series entitled Fashion Internationale, documenting the fashion shows and catwalks away from the limelights of t...