Size does matter, or size doesn’t matter, it’s your preference. Our society has a preconceived notion of beauty standards, and being plus-size doesn’t fall under the norms. There is a real struggle for women to fit into the societal framework of being ‘perfect’ and in a specific shape. The ideal would be skinny, tall, and flawless, but it is not always achievable.
With the emergence of plus-size models on fashion ramps all over the world, they are teaching us to admire our bodies just the way they are. Although, ‘lean and thin’ still are considered the most desirable body type, plus size fashion is catching up. It’s about time we see beauty for what it is and not what we think it should be. And today, we will talk about a few women who are taking the lead and are at the prime of their modeling game.
According to well-established measurements, a plus-size woman is someone who has a size of 12 or up. Even for being a plus-size model, there are requirements that you need to meet. Primarily, your waist must be 10 inches smaller than your hips. Despite the baseless shaming and prejudice, these women have chased careers in modeling, despite what society, or even what the world of modeling itself, considers ‘model material.’
They’ve broken down barriers. They’ve showcased their true selves. And they see no reason to give in to unrealistic expectations to satisfy a market saturated with unreasonable biases. Step aside, stereotypes. Each of these curvy, plus-size models are not just smoking hot, but more importantly, they come from a place of depth which recognizes the beauty and chooses to go despite the odds. These plus-sized models have taken center stage, and they see no purpose to stand down.
Bianca Mitsuko Davies
Danielle van Grondelle
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