Style at Any Size

Hating Our Thighs Before We Can Walk

By Amanda Jones--Babies can’t read, so what’s the big deal? A baby wearing this onesie isn’t necessarily going to grow up in a fat shaming household, and surely they aren’t guaranteed to grow up hating their thighs just because of a onesie they wore when they were too young to read. Besides, a baby can’t understand what it means to hate their thighs anyway, right?

But what about the people who can read it?

Fashion Forward?: France's Ban on Underweight Models

By Claire Trainor--When most people think about models, they think of tall, emaciated women strutting down the catwalk in clothing very few people would ever dare to wear. But France, the country many consider to be the fashion capital of the world, is beginning to change that.

Classy Little Fashions: Body Positivity and Non-Standard Body Types

By Alexandra Barone--Do you ever wake up in the morning and have a difficult time deciding what to wear? IMAGINE, as an adult, not having any clothes to choose from other than children’s sweatpants and shirts.

Are Plus Size Models Not Plus-Size Enough?

By Chelsea Kronengold--Too often we are told that we are not enough: not pretty enough, not smart enough, not thin enough. But what happens when plus-size models are told they’re not plus-size enough?

Where are the Plus-Size Male Models?

By River Zain Ceballos--One of my favorite stores to shop at is Hot Topic, as I am a bit on the alternative side. While I was on Instagram earlier this week...I noticed that Hot Topic posted a picture of their new female clothes, BUT something instantly caught my attention. The model that was wearing these new threads was a beautiful, plus-sized model.

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