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21 Nov

Ashley Graham Calls Out Victoria’s Secret For Lack Of Size Diversity

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The industry still has a long way to go

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show hasn’t even aired yet, and it’s already being met with tons of controversy. Besides the fact that China denied visas for Katy Perry and Gigi Hadid, basically barring them from appearing at the show, the brand is now being met with criticism from Ashley Graham for their lack of size diversity. The model, author, designer, and body activist took to Instagram yesterday to post a photo of herself in lingerie and angel wings from an Addition Elle show she’d previously walked in. Graham captioned the photo: “Got my wings! .. my #AdditionElle wings! #thickthighssavelives,” which many took to be a subtle jab at Victoria Secret’s consistent lack of plus size representation on the runway. And while the...
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14 Nov

This Plus-Size Model Is Recreating Victoria’s Secret Ads

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When Victoria's Secret announced their 2017 fashion show lineup, it didn't escape fans' notice that not one of the 52 models was plus-size. But now, one plus-size model has decided to show Victoria's Secret exactly what they're missing by recreating some of their famous adverts on her Instagram account.

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Tabria Majors is a plus-size model based in Brooklyn. Speaking to the Huffington Post Canada, Tabria revealed that by recreating the adverts she hopes to "open the discussion of inclusivity in the mainstream media." Sharing her recreated images, Tabria wrote: "Maybe I’ll be a Victoria’s Secret Angel this year for Halloween, since it ain’t happening in real life lol....
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17 May

Finally, A Denim Brand That Gets It

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Most of you are probably loyal to one or two denim brands that you've been wearing for years. We don't blame you one bit, of course — once you find a fit that works, you should never let it go. But newly-launched Warp + Weft is here to redefine jeans for both men and women, from production and pricing to sizing and design. With fit as its primary focus, there's no more leaving a dressing room disappointed, because its debut silhouettes and trend-forward details cover all the bases — plus they're offered in sizes 0-24 for women (and 28-40 for men). It should come as no surprise, then, that this new concept is from someone who's been in the jeans game...
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13 Apr

Teresa Maccapani Missoni Designs a Capsule Plus-Size Collection For Eloquii

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Just one year after teaming up with Stone Fox Bride for an über-chic wedding dress collaboration, Eloquii has tapped Teresa Maccapani Missoni, granddaughter of Missoni founders Rosita Missoni and the late Ottavio Missoni, to create Eloquii's first designer capsule collection.

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"I wanted to excite the Eloquii customer with a collection that is unique yet timeless, " Missoni shared in a statement. While Missoni is traditionally known for its colorful zig-zag prints, the designer went in a different direction, drawing inspiration from her travels to Sardinia, India, and Africa. "I feel strongly about giving this customer choices that stand apart from trends and that instill confidence," she said.

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Priced from from $75 to $325, the...
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4 Apr

Fashion Nova Is In Hot Water For Using Straight-Size Models To Sell Its Plus-Size Line

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Fast-fashion brand Fashion Nova is in hot water after an Instagram influencer called out the retailer for using straight-size women to model its plus-size line, Yahoo! Style reports. Ironically, until recently, the brand was celebrated amongst curvy and plus-size women for its commitment to inclusivity and body-positivity.. The controversy began last week after plus-size model Tabira Majors called out the California-based brand in an Instagram post, writing, "@FashionNovaCurve, why do you use size 2 models to represent your plus size line? #questionsthatneedanswers." Majors's post quickly got the attention of her more than 213,000 followers. As of today, it’s been liked more than 14,000 times. Additionally, hundreds of Instagram users commented on the post, and called for a boycott of the trendy brand. One...
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13 Mar

Lonely Lingerie Features a 56-Year-Old Model In Its Latest Campaign

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Most lingerie companies are content to feature young, thin models. Emphasis on young—even brands that veer into plus-size territory often make sure their models don't look older than 27. But not Lonely Lingerie. The New Zealand has released a new campaign with a woman in her 50s at the center, and we're obsessed.

Mercy Brewer models in Lonely Lingerie's new campaign.
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Mercy Brewer models in Lonely Lingerie's new campaign. / LONELY LINGERIE
Check out Mercy Brewer, 56, who has been modeling since the 1980s. Sure, she's a pro at this point, but that doesn't take away from the fact that Lonely Lingerie has a history of using models that are less represented in mainstream media (like this amazing campaign featuring transgender model Aurel Haize Odogbo.) They also have an ongoing project photographing women wearing Lonely Lingerie...
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2 Mar

Nike Launches Its First Plus-Size Line

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Shopping for curvy women can be difficult at the best of times, but finding workout wear is even harder (apparently, most brands believe that people above a size 16 don't exercise). But that's all about to change thanks to Nike, which has just launched its first plus-size range.

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Courtesy Nike

"Nike recognizes that women are stronger, bolder and more outspoken than ever," a spokesperson from the athletic brand explained. "In today's world, sport is no longer something that she does, it's who she is. The days where we have to add 'female' before 'athlete' are over. She is an athlete, period. And having helped fuel this cultural shift, we celebrate these athletes' diversity, from ethnicity to body shape."

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4 Nov

13 Women Sizes 0 To 24 Model Khloé Kardashian’s Good American Jeans

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Earlier this month Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede launched a buzzy new denim brand called Good American Denim. The cause for the buzz (beyond the obvious Kardashian affiliation)? This new line will run from size 0 to size 24. Could Kardashian, known for her skinny-jeans-and-bodysuits uniform, and Grede, a businesswoman who happens to be married to one of the founders of Frame Denim, really create a brand that looks as good on a size 0 as it does on a 24? And every size in between? With a cast of 13 women (one for each size the jeans come in) ELLE.com put them to the test.

Emily, size 14 What's your #1 issue when it comes to buying jeans? I'm larger around...
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26 Oct

JCPenney Launches Ashley Nell Tipton’s Boutique+ Holiday Capsule Collection

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Ashley Nell Tipton is feeling a little nostalgic with her holiday capsule collection, her second collaboration with mass retailer JCPenney. “I wanted to continue the ’50s aesthetic that inspired my fall line but add a touch of glamour for the holiday season,” she tells InStyle. And Tipton has accomplished her mission. You’ll find everything from sparkly tops to a gorgeous faux-fur capelet, which happens to be her favorite: “If I had to choose just one piece, this would be it—it’s so fun and glamorous! And it keeps you warm while taking your outfit to another level.” Tipton’s Boutique+ holiday collection, available in sizes up to 30W/5X, has something for everyone. The designer's goal is for women of all sizes to look amazing and put...
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19 Oct

Khloé Kardashian On Why She Doesn’t Want You To Call Her new Jean Line “Plus Size”

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Finding a good-fitting pair of jeans is a universal struggle. And when you're a woman with curves? It's a nearly impossible feat. Tired of dealing with this always-prevalent fashion issue, Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede decided to join forces on a new line of jeans, Good American, in hopes of starting a body-positive denim revolution. Ranging in size from 0 to 24, the new line hopes to empower and include women of all sizes and shapes. Featuring a contour waistband and curved stitching to accentuate your figure, Good American is aiming to offer up more flattering fits in the denim world. And who better to vouch for embracing curves than Khloé Kardashian herself? Ahead of the brand's launch today, BAZAAR.com sat down...
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