So the festive season is only days in the past and already we are being bombarded with the whole, new year new you loose weight jargons. And hey if you want to be healthier then thats cool. I just know that so many of us punish ourselves and hold back from doing certain activities or going to events because we don’t fit into ‘that’ goal weight dress or don’t feel we are skinny enough to go swimming. No matter what size you are, you deserve to have fun and we seriously need to change our mindset re our self worth.
Just before Christmas I posted ‘Surviving the festive season when you’re single and fat’ and talked about how important it is to reach out to your support system by allowing yourself to be in a positive space, it can make a substantial difference in how you’re feeling.
Read through your favorite size acceptance blogs or scrolling through various instagrams of people who have the same struggles as you is a form of support. Surround yourself with your own crowd.
Here’s a list of body positive babes from models to bloggers and movements (which you can use as your crowd) who are loud and proud when it comes to having confidence. Especially wearing swimmers which I’ve featured. Follow these feel good peeps and check them out every time you are feeling a bit shit. There’s so many people I need to add which I will do over time
(bear in mind that these gals are all over the world and are in different seasons. Which means if you follow all of us you get YEAR round body positiveness. YAS!)
- Ashley Graham
International supermodel, swimsuit designer the list goes on. Ashley keeps it real on her social media with behind the scenes glimpses to her life, her body, continues to empowering women by showing them to be proud of their bodies. She’s hilarious on her snapchat and you’ll have photoshoot location envy all the time. Oh and Mattel made her a Barbie!
Instagram @theashleygraham Snapchat theashleygraham
- Megan Jayne Crabbe – bodyposipanda
You’ll probably recognise Megan Jayne Crabbe from her array of viral photos that have broken the Internet. She openly speaks about life as a recovered anorexic and aims to help others change their mental attitude towards themselves. From body-positive quotes to her own anti fat-shaming inspirational photos, this girl is a burst of sunshine on any Insta feed.
- Precious Lee
USA Plus size model features plenty behind the scenes glimpses and this babe has an impressive swimwear collection.
Honor, a 6’2 blonde bombshell body love advocate, will not only inspire you to start loving your body, she will make you chuckle as well. With witty quotes, chic selfies and funny memes. Founder of Honor My Curves™ Yoga and an avid runner this babe shows the world that anyone at any size can exercise. I also love how other peoples posts are shared on this profile too.
If you have a big bust then you need to follow this British babe. She is the go to gal for fabulous lingerie and swimwear. Her posts and reviews are honest which I love.
- Tallulah Moon
This Aussie beach bace celebrates her natural beauty, from her curves to her natural dimples, by putting them front and centre. Whilst looking amazing AF! I hope “bold” moves like this one become the “norm” one day.
- Clair Seymour
If your after outfit inspo from casual to glam then check out this Brissy based Aussie babe. Definitely a wardrobe I’d like to raid. Especially her most recent post featuring a mermaid sequin skirt. (Lets be friends Clair?)
- Stefania Ferrario
Aussie plus size model (and yes she totally is considered plus) who oozes oozes confidence and would look sexy AF in a paper bag. I’d even go as far to say she is the Queen of lingerie
- All Woman Project a.w.p
The All Woman Project illuminates the idea that all women are more similar than we’re made out to think. We all have physical flaws and imperfections, and that does not make us more or less beautiful. Rather than retouching or shying away from them, we should embrace them. Their instragram has a great mix of empowering messages and images of woman
- Gaelle Prudencio
Founder of the #FrenchCurves challenge and French leader of the #BodyPositive Movement, Gaelles Instagram is fun, fashionable and packed full of snippets of her fabulous life. Watch this space because this gal is on the forefront the plus size fashion and body confidence realm.
- Danielle Vanier
London based fashion, lifestyle and beauty blogger. Another babe that stylishly incorporates trainers into fabulous outfits with ease. (I still look like a school kid wearing trainers when I try)
She’s really active on snapchat and instastory, which of course is fashion filled but also has behind the scenes of her life. Often find myself giggling at the snaps of how the neighbours cat sneaks into her home for snuggles.
Instagram @daniellevanier Snapchat Danievanier
- Ashley Rose
All hail the flatly Queen. Can pop anything into a photo and make it look desirable. Which is an impressive talent!
This uber stylish babe is based in sunny Melbourne Australia, has a snuggly golden retriever, a hot bearded boyfriend and an amazing wardrobe. Life goals. Oh and she can cook too!
Instagram @thisisashrose Snapchat thisisashrose
NYC plus size model Jenna shares posts from her shoots and reminds us that we are all boss ladies with bangin bods
Instagram @thecurvyrebel Snapchat: jennana_na
- Alessandra Linder
This Brazillion babes Instagram is packed full of photos featuring her enjoying life wearing her swimmers in both candid and professional plus size model shots. I love how in the candid shots theres visible cellulite, such a positive page to follow especially for the in-between gals between plus and straight size.
Instagram – @alessandralinder
- Meaghan O’Connor
Not only does this NYC babe style for brands but she’s a known fashion stylist to the stars (I major fan girled when she posted hanging out with the cast of OITNB)
Instagram – @littlelimedress Snapchat – littlelimedress
- Simone Mariposa
From her gorgeous backdrops and outfits to her body positive messages, her account is one you must follow.
Creator of #WeWearWhatWeWant
Instagram – simonemariposa
- Jessica Torres
Body positive, fashionista, style blogger and reporter for @HeyRevelist
You’ve no doubt seen her hilarious videos on Facebook too, often find myself giggling away when she tests out weird beauty trends.
Instagram @thisisjessicatorres Snapchat:Jessyfer Jessica.torres630
I would love to raid Margies wardrobe. This NYC urban babe has the best collection of short shorts and accessories. She wears what she wants how she wants and looks amazing whilst doing so. It’s no wonder she’s a style icon. And a singer too!
Instagram @margieplus Snapchat margieplus
- Rhiannon Hennessy
If I had to pick just a few favourite plus fashion Instagrammers, Flossylox would make the list without hesitance. I’m always recommending her to people! She knows how to both dress up and dress down while still staying true to her urban style.
And her brow game? STRONG! Brow dreams guys
What I love about Jo is that no matter if she’s plus sized or in-between this Aussie babe has style.
She runs a rullebreakersclub where us gals are encouraged to wear everything society says we shouldn’t, proving there are no ‘rules’ when it comes to fashion. Wear what you like with confidence. And she’s totally body positive! Win Win.
Instagram @icurvy – Blog – www.icurvyworld.com
Creator of #purebodylove NYC Jezram is an advocate for women to work out and live an active life.
Did I mention that has amazing style too, all of her photos look BOMB!
Instagram – @jezra_m Website – www.jezram.com
- George Horne Fuller Figured Bust
Fuller Figured Bust documents the playful and dynamic life of Birtish babe Georgia Horne. Georges feed is filled with lingerie reviews, corsets, behind the scenes from shoots, body positive messages and her adorable pet rats.
Instagram @fullerfigurebust Snapchat georgefffb
- Erika Cramer The Queen Of Confidence
Another babe with many talents, a mumma, therapist, model and confidence coach empowering women to love themselves just as they are. Her insta is jam packed with feel good pics and uplifting messages.
- Jessica Kane
If you haven’t heard of Jessica Kane, where have you been? Here’s the low down. Body confidence fashion blogging pioneer. As seen on CNN, Oprah, Today Show, Inside Edition, Lucky Magazine and more.
Not only is she the CEO and founder of Skorch Magazine, she’s the creative director and designer of Society Plus
AND one of my best friends. What I LOVE about Jess is she is one of the few designers who use models over a size 20 and her range goes up to a size 32.
Instagram – @jessica_kane Snapchat thejessicakane
- Maddie Silverstein – Chunky & Funky
Blogger who is totally body posi, features lots of swimwear and cool accessories. This Chicago based babe exudes girl power and always looks super glam.
Instagram @chunkyandfunkymaddie Snap
- Candice Kelly
In this space Candice personally catalogs some of her favorite looks, trends, and even share beauty and styling tips.
Website – www.candicekellyxo.style
- Lottie L’amour
Another body posi British babe promoting all forms of confidence and enjoying life. She shares her outfit posts and looks fabulous in lingerie. She’s dedicated to proving that “fat” isn’t a dirty word — it can also mean healthy, athletic, happy, and awesome.Oh and she’s an animal lover too
- Hayley Curvesncurlsuk
While her pin up style and style tips are keen favourites of mine, what’s most appealing is her openness about her the ups and downs of being plus size. Also another animal lover so not only will you have outfit envy you’ll want a cat of your own too.
Instagram @curvesncurlsuk Snapchat curvesncurlsuk
- Amy – Willow Curves
Melbourne plus model proves simplicity is key with her laid-back style. You’ll lust over her colourful edgy outfits, I just love how she matches prints perfectly. It’s defiantly a talent.
- Liz Black – PSITSFASHION
Not only is this pink haired babe a contributor to Refinery29 contributor, her down to earth nature is refreshing to see on social media. Liz keeps it real and isn’t afraid to voice her opinion. In the spirit of the bachelorette she wore ball gowns for an entire week and documented the experience. Definalty one of my fave series of posts
- Kelly Augustine
The epitome of NYC chic, Kelly Augustine opts for wearable and affordable fashion gems against the backdrop of the picturesque NYC streets featuring her urban glam outfits. Kelly is great to follow if you have a large bust
- Suger Coat it
With an immaculately curated Instagram , QLD blogger Melissa expertly mixes and matches offbeat pieces to create a unique, elegant look. Another babe per perfectly pulls off wearing runners with cool outfit.
- Jennifer Atilemile
This Sydney based plus size model combines her passions for fashion, food and living an active life. Loud and proud with promoting positive body image and has an impressive collection of swimwear. And do not watch her snapchat story if you are hungry. You’ll get major food envy. (especially if you also love Avo)
Instagram @jennatilmile Snapchat zarabynight
- Kenzie Brenna
Toronto based Kenzi shows us her journey following her impressive weight loss transforming her life. Totally a body loving babe keeping it real from the gym to the bedroom.
- Allison Kimmey
I first spotted Allison as a model for Society Plus. While most news feeds during the summer revolve around tired ideals of ‘bikini bodies’, this midriff bearing babe definitely knows a thing or two about beauty beyond size because she absolutely rocks everything she wears and encourages everyone else to do so.
- Natalie Mulford
Natalie is an inspiration for so many women and a credit to the bodyposi world. She’s been around since 2001!
Her insta is an array of colourful outfits, openness about mental health, beauty products and my fave, animals!
- Danielle Galvin
Choose Life Warrior is so open and honest about her mental health, body image and her journey to accept who she is. A role model for so many people, especially for those suffering with disorders, this in an account not to be missed.
- Madeline Jones
Where to start, this NYC babe was one of the first in the industry with a voice promoting change in the industry.
Maddy gives fellow fashionistas a look into the life of a real bawse woman. Not only is she the editor of Plus Model Magazine, she’s a mother,wife, model and mentor who still manages to attend VIP events and work out with her trainer. Now, that’s true success.
- Chastity Garner Valentine
Garner Style is also the co-creator of The Curvy Con, a convention that brings together curvy stylists, bloggers, fashionistas and enthusiasts to talk about the future of ‘curvy style’. I follow her on snapchat and she’s quite active which is great. I love the commentary when she arrives at flash hotel rooms especially the bathrooms. One of my fave people to follow
- Rikki Clint of Stickysweetdanish
This Danish babe breaks all those ‘curvy girl fashion rules’ while giving fellow fashionistas a peek into her trendsetting lifestyle and extensive makeup collection! Her mix of dressy and casual make for interesting outfits and serve as great inspiration! And make up goals guys.
- Meagan Kerr
Kiwi babe started her blogging journey as a resource to plus size women who couldn’t find the latest trends in their size and her Instagram provides the same service. A leader in living a body positive life, while our thick thighs can often be a source of discomfort about our curvy image, Meagan leads by example and proudly embraces hers! Oh and she is the Queen of wearing stripes.
Instagram @thisismeagankerr Snap thisismeagank
- Tia Provost
Nsw coastal babe which means she lives in bathers and looks fabulous doing so. You may recognise Tia, she’s all over Aussie shopping centres having worked with many plus size brands. Her social media embraces all things happy and living an active life. Oh and she has a cute dog called Budda. I must admit I look forward to her daily snaps with his cuteness.
Instagram @tiaprovost snap tiaprovost
- Jess Harris-Curley
Another Melbourne babe Jess’s social media promotes body positivity through her personal fashion posts and enjoys any excuse to dress up. Her uniquely colorful style and playful poses make her a curvy fashionista to watch! And she has some awesome accessories
- Gabi fresh
Gabi is a big name in the world of plus size fashion. From her swimwear collection with SwimSuitsForAll to her “no rules” fashion style posts, Gabi’s been a very active and positive voice in the community
- Eff Your Beauty Standards
Giving the middle finger to traditional standards of beauty, this account features women with unique style, and inspirational quotes challenging the way in which we perceive beauty.
Photo of @whitmcwrites
- Non Airbrushed Me
An positive body account specifically for body loving. An no airbrushing of course. Director of @nyatadesigns and has launched a new swimwear range which is fabulous!
I feel the need to add that these babes are MELBOURNERS! Yeah! (my home town)
- Callie Thorpe
This babe not only runs a lifestyle blog that caters to plus size women but is also a columnist for Marie Claire UK. Using this platform, she uplifts other curvy women to celebrate their fashion and live a more fulfilled and curvaceous lifestyle.
- Jayda Beau
Another Melbourne babe! This curvy babe uses her social media platform as a way to express her colorful fashion style while uplifting fellow curvy women. Her mix of dressy and casual make for interesting outfits and serve as great inspiration!
- Maria Katrina Gumaboa
From modeling on the warm sand to effortlessly chic active outfits, she’s got you covered.
- Aarti Olivia Dubey
Singapore-Indian plus size babe shares her love of fashion while promoting body positivity. I love how she shares the highs and lows of dealing with a chronic illness. Totally real and relatable
- Elyse ‘Elle’ Lithgow
Melbourne babe Elyse’s instagram is stunning photographic evidence that not all plus size women are unhappy with their bodies.
- Marie Denee – The Curvy Fashionista
Marie is the boss lady behind The Curvy Fashionista that shares everything plus from helpful her tips, fashion, sizing to where to buy your next special occasion outfit. She’s also the creater of #tcfstyle (which has an impressive 82,000 tags)
You guys know all about me.
There’s quite a few more people I plan to add to this, Tess Holiday etc. This post was meant to be 10 people. I just couldn’t stop adding amazing babes to the list.
I personally follow all of the above, so if theres someone else you think I should add please let me know. And if I’ve missed you let me know and I’ll add to to the list