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Meet the 15 Fiercest Plus-Size Fashionistas in the Game

Aug 15 2015 - 6:00am

While the fashion world may be slow to recognize the ever-present gap in the marketplace for real women, Instagram has become a place where real bodies are thriving. With a love for fashion, spot-on styling [1], and endless inspiration, these plus-size fashion bloggers and models have very quickly become a few of our favorite feeds. You won't find photoshopped or covered-up curves inside — just body-loving snaps, motivational quotes, and a queue of some of the most confident women in the industry who are changing the fashion game, one #OOTD at a time. Keep reading to add our favorites to your 'gram.

Tess Holliday

Her forte: She's the force behind the #EffYourBeautyStandards movement [2] and the first plus-size model of her size and height to be signed to a major modeling agency. How's that for making an impact?

Her feed [3]: Glamour shots on set, sexy lingerie shoots, and sweet snaps with her fiancé.

Nadia Aboulhosn

Her forte: Fashion blogger and model based in the Big Apple.

Her feed [4]: Behind-the-scenes snaps from her glamorous shoots, #OOTDs, memes, funny tidbits, and epic captions. Her on-point style is always served with her equally alluring sense of humor.

Candice Huffine

Her forte: You might recognize her from her sexy turn in the 2015 Pirelli calendar [5] — and at a size 16, she's the first plus-size model to appear in the famed calendar. All we can say is keep watching — we have a feeling Candice is just getting started.

Her feed [6]: Behind-the-scenes snaps from some serious fashion shoots and real-life #OOTD inspiration — plus, sweet personal pics with her man (aw!).

Source: Instagram user candicehuffine [7]

Nicolette Mason

Her forte: This graduate from Parsons is now a contributor and columnist for Marie Claire and accomplished fashion blogger [8].

Her feed [9]: Lust-worthy bags, shoes, and shopping in general. Plus, insider snaps of the fashion scene.

Source: Instagram user nicolettemason [10]

Ashley Graham

Her forte: Plus-size model and lingerie designer.

Her feed [11]: Beautiful bikini and lingerie snaps; lots of insider fun.

Source: Instagram user theashleygraham [12]

Julie Henderson

Her forte: Plus-size model and former basketball player.

Her feed [13]: Fitness, fun with other models, and obviously, some fashion.

Source: Instagram user juliehenderson32 [14]

Garner Style

Her forte: Fashion blogger, stylist, and author, who's appeared on Oprah and in The New York Times.

Her feed [15]: #OOTDs, styling ideas, and event snaps.

Source: Instagram user garnerstyle [16]

The Curvy Fashionista

Her forte: Fashion blogger.

Her feed [17]: A celebration of curves with a spotlight on her own styles and fashion from the women she admires.

Source: Instagram user mariedenee [18]

Curvy Girl Chic

Her forte: Fashion blogger who's appeared in Lucky and People StyleWatch, to name a couple.

Her feed [19]: Dreamy, beachy pictures of the LA scene, always with a fashion angle. Bonus: pretty pictures of desserts, too.

Source: Instagram user curvygirlchic [20]

Girl With Curves

Her forte: Fashion blogger and designer.

Her feed [21]: Inspirational quotes, outfits, and food thrown in for good measure.

Source: Instagram user girlwithcurves [22]

Robyn Lawley

Her forte: Australian plus-size model and one of the most successful in the business.

Her feed [23]: Gorgeous editorial snaps and behind-the-scenes antics.

Source: Instagram user robynlawley1 [24]


Her forte: Fashion blogger and designer with an affinity for body-flaunting styles.

Her feed [25]: Fabulous outfits, lots of swimwear, always body-positive.

Source: Instagram user gabifresh [26]

And I Get Dressed

Her forte: Fashion blogger with humor and style.

Her feed [27]: An inspiring look at her love of fashion — and of life, including (but not limited to) food, travel, and family — that'll make you smile.

Source: Instagram user itsmekellieb [28]

Marquita Pring

Her forte: Plus-size model.

Her feed [29]: A smattering of adorable #TBTs rounds out a collection of fierce, high-fashion and travel snaps.

Source: Instagram user marquitapring [30]

From the Corners of the Curve

Her forte: London-based fashion blogger

Her feed [31]: Outfit inspo and styling advice abounds, as do beautiful #foodstagrams.

Source: Instagram user calliethorpe [32]

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