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5 Body-Posi Bloggers to Bookmark This Fashion Week

By Pooja Patel--Get ready ladies and gentlemen, because Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is back in town! Prepare to covet couture shoes, handbags, dresses, and jumpers. While many of us hope to one day own the items we see on the runways, it can be difficult when the clothes are really only made for one body type.

It is not always easy to keep up with trends when your favorite designers cater to one type of body. Carolina Herrera, a well-known and talented designer states, “I have a responsibility to the women of today – to make her feel confident, modern and above all else beautiful,” yet this statement is not even close to possible if high fashion only extends to a select few.

But there is hope! These five fabulous bloggers are working hard to show the fashion industry that you can look and feel like a star – at any size.   

1. Gabifresh

The name does not lie: Gabifresh is, in fact, very fresh. Her blog features hot fashion trends like ruched detail and body con knee length dresses, as well as great finds for various body types.

Find the blog here.    

2. P.S. It’s Fashion: Plus Size Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

This lifestyle blog run by edgy fashionista Liz Black encompasses fashion, fitness, and shopping advice. The site promotes healthy body image with hashtags like #bepowerfull and partnerships with Full Beauty, an activewear brand that offers stylish options for plus-sized women.

Find the blog here

3. Fat Girl Flow: Fat Girl Freedom

Fat Girl Flow seemingly works to take back the term “fat” in fashion and make it positive. Their section called Fatsion includes a look book of empowering fashion trends for plus-sized women. Fat Girl Flow states that “body positivity is not about health, it’s about acknowledging that not all bodies are healthy and they are still worthy of respect. It’s about recognizing that health is subjective…”

Find the blog here

4. The Big Fashion Guy

Don’t worry men, we didn’t forget about you dapper fellows! The Big Fashion Guy is an Instagram account run by Michael-Anthony Spearman that portrays “gentlemen of all sizes fashionably.” In classic Instragram style, this fashion chronicle lets its photos speak louder than words. Spearman models some great suit, hat, and shoe combinations and also takes the time to answer questions from his fans regarding body positivity and fashion!

Find the blog here

5. Hourglass Cath’s Fashion Blog: Fashion Advice and Inspiration for the Curvaceous Woman

Hourglass Cath’s Fashion Blog includes information about current trends, where to find clothes for curvier women, and delves into brands that promote body positivity. Catherine – blogger and model – mentions struggling deeply with body image issues growing up and hopes that this blog can be an outlet or resource for others who feel like her.

Find the blog here

About the blogger: Pooja Patel is a junior studying neuroscience and philosophy at Barnard College, Columbia University. She does research at a CU neurobiology laboratory, which emphasizes anticipation behaviors, circadian rhythms, and biology. She has interned off and on at the National Eating Disorders Association for about two years. Pooja enjoys reading, dancing, watching mindless tv, and keeping up with fashion trends.

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