Archive | January, 2015

Plus Size Model Tess Holliday Lands Major Modelling Contract!

30 Jan

Because Tess Holiday said no to fat-shaming, cookie cutter standards of beauty using the hashtag #EffYourBeautyStandards, she was able to say yes to a major modeling contract with MiLK Model Management in the UK becoming the largest model at a size 22 to ever land a major modeling contract.

Tess Munster - Plus Size Model

Tess Holiday refused to give up her dream of becoming an international model despite being told continuously she was too fat and too short to make it in a physically demanding and cutthroat industry where even plus size models averaged between a size 8-18. 

Tess Munster

Tess made a name for herself on social media sites by posting the hashtag #EffYourBeautyStandards, while posing in a variety of plus size lingerie and fashion-forward attire that showcased her size 22 curves and sexy personality.

The world took notice of this unabashed celebration of individual beauty and confidence, and in 2013 (the same year as her Instagram and Twitter campaign launched) she was named as one of the top 20 plus size models by Italian Vogue.  

Tess Holliday

The fact that she was only 5’5″ which is considered short by model standards and a size 22 was completely irrelevant!

Tess Holliday, formerly Tess MunsterRefusing to apologize for her voluptuous size and embracing fashion and sexy lingerie, Tess has inspired millions of other plus size women who have struggled to accept themselves in lieu of often painful and harsh social criticism.

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Posing in sexy underwear and lingerie or sometimes something as simple as a girly, A-line sleeveless sundress, Tess’s fans also post photos of themselves modeling formerly “forbidden” items of clothing for plus size women, proudly stating #EffYourBeautyStandards and showing as much skin as they want.

So lovely ladies of all shapes and sizes, big and small – break out the sweet and sassy babydoll you have stashed in your top drawer or order that jaw-dropping red lace corset you’ve been eyeing online, and let’s celebrate our inherent sexiness and femininity as powerful, real women.

Congratulations, Tess Holliday! 

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Photo Credits:  All photos courtesy of:  http://www.tessmunster.com/

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Winter Fashion: Keeping Warm this Winter

21 Jan Plus Size Lingerie

Brrrr! It’s the coldest time of the year, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fashion for the sake of staying warm. This is a great time to start hitting winter sales and pick up new, plus size friendly outerwear. There are so many great choices for curvy beauties that there’s no excuse to stick with a tired out puff coat from three years ago. Besides, what’s more fun and frisky than a classic trench over nothing but your newest set of plus size lingerie? Here are some great winter outwear trends for plus size beauties, guaranteed to fight off the winter blues.

Go Bright and Bold or Stay Home!
It’s easy to play it safe and stick to blacks and grays during the winter, but when the weather outside is frightful a little bright color is so delightful! I love the longer, calf-length swing coats in bold color choices like red, cobalt blue, and green from top plus size retailers. Paired with a neutral outfit and boots or heels, the pop of color is fun and eye catching and sure to make your feel like a million bucks walking down the street.
Plus Size Swing Coat

Photo Credit: Woman Within

Tartan and Plaid
The latest trend in outwear is possibly taking its inspiration from the romantic book and now television series, Outlander. The Scottish plaids and tartans are sophisticated enough for the office but still snazzy enough to wear out for the evening over a black mini and knee high boots. If you choose a tartan or plaid coat, make sure there is some detail that breaks up the pattern to prevent transforming your beautiful curves into a block of lines and squares. I prefer any coat in plaid to be cinched at the waist for optimal curve appeal, but large buttons down the front and a tapered cut can also streamline your silhouette. And since we’re not going full-Scott, don’t forget to slip into the sassy, new plus size underwear you purchased to warm up cold winter nights!
Plus Size Plaid Coat

Photo Credit: Land’s End – Women’s Plus Size Quilted PrimaLoft Parka

Tweed
At the end of the day you can’t go wrong with a classic tweed trench coat. It’s so Breakfast at Tiffany’s that you’ll be dying to pile your hair on top of your head, put on a sexy corset to enhance your curves in all the right places, and sashay down the street in search of diamonds, champagne, and rich men.

Plus Size Tweed Coat

Photo Credit: Deb Shops

With the right underwear AND outwear, winter is definitely a wonderland!