Keep The Plus

Recent attempts to get retailers to stop separating out plus sizes are misguided. The campaign known as #DropThePlus wants models and clothes to exist without the size qualifier, which seems like it promotes inclusivity but really does us a disservice.
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#RocktheCrop if You Want, No Matter What Anyone Says

A piece of disgusting body shaming disguised as fashion advice somehow made it past editors of Oprah Magazine, telling readers how to rock a crop top “if (and only if)” they have a flat stomach.

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Only Thin People Can Slay?

I love checking out other people’s style. I’m constantly eyeing cool trends I see on the street, and I’d rather see what “regular” folks are wearing than worry about what’s happening on the runway. Yes, I know, what I see on the street has trickled down from the runway, but that’s where I’d rather find my inspiration.

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Ask a Fatshionista: Hey, Tim Gunn, Fashion Doesn’t End at Lord & Taylor

Lately the internet has been abuzz with something Tim Gunn said: that fashion ends at a size 12. Here’s the quote: Read More Ask a Fatshionista: Hey, Tim Gunn, Fashion Doesn’t End at Lord & Taylor

I’m Not a Fan of the Word “Flattering” and Here’s Why

To me, the word “flattering” should mean “what I personally feel looks best on me, based on my own personal standards for my appearance.” Unfortunately, in our thin-obsessed fashion world, it has become universal code for “smaller.”

I’m not a fan of the word. It gets thrown around like a beach ball at a Phish concert, but it feels like no one really analyzes what they mean when they say it. So I’ll take the liberty of doing that for you. Read More I’m Not a Fan of the Word “Flattering” and Here’s Why

Profile In Flabulousness: Nancy Upton (She’s The Next Big Thing, For Real)

Even if you don’t totally recognize the name Nancy Upton, you have seen her pictures everywhere. For the last two weeks, news outlets and blogs have been abuzz about the woman who entered American Apparel’s Next Big Thing Contest by sending in pictures of herself bathed in ranch dressing, eating in a pool, and covering her lady regions with a cherry pie. For those in the know, it was clear that her intent was to skewer the way American Apparel and other fashion industry giants seem to view plus-sized women. Read More Profile In Flabulousness: Nancy Upton (She’s The Next Big Thing, For Real)