2017 was a year of moving and shaking for the plus size community. From new store launches to collaborations, some of the best moments of the past year came from brands, bloggers, and models coming together or flying solo to make magic happen.
In 2018, there’s sure to be more curvy babes making big moves. It’s a good idea to get these folks on your radar now.With no shortage of drive, vision, and creativity, these brands, bloggers and models are poised to make 2018 their year!
When this self-proclaimed first Asian/Chinese curvy girl boss isn’t sitting front row at New York, London AND Paris Fashion Week, you can catch her being glamorous AF in New York City.
Plus size fashion got a whole lot more luxurious thanks to All 67 , a luxury clothing line specializing in plus size leather jackets. The inclusivity shown in their latest lookbook images featuring models across their from 12-20 size ranges makes it clear that they are a brand that gets it.
Jessy of Modachrome is part blogger, part model and part photographer. Her edgy look caught the eye of Universal Standard and she was one of the four finalists from their nationwide model search representing for visibly plus size babes!
Saucye West’s #FatAndFree Visual Campaign
Plus size model Saucye West is known for her work as a size 26+ model who is an indie designer favorite. In 2017, she started her own campaign, #FatAndFree, featuring a full size range of models showing a fuller picture of body positivity than any mainstream campaign.
A master of androgynous style, this 24-year-old queer YouTuber brings a much-needed point-of-view to plus size blogging.
Not only did actress Danielle Brooks bring her fashion POV to a collaboration with minimalist plus size brand, Universal Standard in 2017, but she also called out the plus size fashion industry for its lack of diversity in an interview with Vogue.
Launched in spring 2017, RWNbyRawan is plus size denim lifestyle brand for sizes 10-32 created by Rawan Ghawi, the former head of Forever 21 Plus. Not only are the jeans already a total must, but they also just dropped their new line of shoes and wide calf boots.
Already one of plus size fashion’s most beloved photographers, Lydia Hudgens’ Instagram and YouTube show that she can’t just capture stunning looks for your favorite plus size bloggers, she’s got a strong point of view all of her own.
Erica Lauren had a major year in 2017 modeling for brands like Fashion Nova, Deb, Pink Clubwear and Fashion to Figure, there’s no limit for her 2018!
Hope you babes had a great Thanksgiving! Today, we’re grateful for the Plus-Size community’s support of our store! We couldn’t do this without you. Thank you for cheering us on, sharing links with your besties and your feedback. 😘💕😘 . Tomorrow, EVERYTHING will be 30% off, in-store and online. There may be some extra goodies to be had at the #PlusPop in Manhattan and our shop in Williamsburg. 🤫😍🤫😍🤫
Thanks to plus BKLYN’s opening in 2017, babes living in or visiting New York City have a new haven for body positive shopping IRL.
Alex Michael May
Blogger, model, creative director and self-proclaimed “virtual bff,” Alex Michael May has an infectious energy that 2018 needs!
Launched in 2017, Astra Signature is the brainchild of blogger Crystal Coons sure to sparkle plus size fashion into the new year.
Announcing the new GABI FRESH x PLAYFUL PROMISES collection! We've collaborated with US blogger @gabifresh for a new plus size/curve lingerie collection! We've included 2 extra brief sizes and a whole extra back size range, covering sizes UK 16-28 / US 12-24 and bra sizes UK 36-38B-G, 40-44C-G (US 36-38B-I, 40-44C-I). Stock is limited, so grab yours while you can! Shop at the link in our bio, and remember you can shop from the US website or the UK website.
This UK-lingerie brand first launched their plus size range in 2016 and already ushered in one of the biggest collaborations of 2017 with blogger GabiFresh for 2017 that expanded their plus size range.
Brielle Anyea Cunningham
Brielle Anyea Cunningham is an LA-based model and she was already named one of Pop Sugar’s curve models to watch for 2018 on a list with Jordyn Woods, Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine.
I've really love getting to connect with all of you. It's been amazing to see all the incredible men, and women reclaiming stigma around their bodies. Seeing others love themselves, has shown me how to start loving myself. And for that I am so grateful, and so in awe of the power of social media. The only issue I truly have is how accustom we've become to seeing pictures (like this one of me) where people curate moments that only show the "ups". Often this happens without acknowledging that sometimes even the most confident of us have bad days. I have some days where I wake up feeling ugly, and unworthy. Days where despite truly believing in body love… I don't love my own body. And sometimes I feel isolated because of those feelings. Because I'm not always 100%. That being said… I have created a "Body Positivity" group on @hihuddle I'm hoping it can be a place where– together we can build a peer support group. One where we can have honest conversations about things we're dealing with in a safe, and judgement free zone. If you're interested in joining click my #linkinbio and create a video post in the group (you can do this anonymously if you choose) I'd love to hear about your experiences — both good and bad. #strongertogether #snappedbyanastasia #ad
A photographer responsible for capturing some of plus size fashion’s most loved, Anastasia Garcia bring her own much needed voice to body positivity.
One Curvy Boutique
Well I got dressed today 😬 you guys just don’t know the struggle. I’m finally getting back to my regular scheduled life. Today’s look comes from @onecurvyboutique (not available online only instore) I’m praying I don’t take all the cute stuff out of there before the customers, #OCB is becoming my own personal closet lol #OCBStyle if you’re close to #OcalaFL be sure to stop in and # say Hi😘 Hair: @lolashair kinky Straight #plussizefashion #ocala #florida #getdressedchallenge #BaddieAtThirty
In Fall 2017, OG plus size fashion blogger Chante Burkett of Everything Curvy and Chic opened One Curvy Boutique, Florida’s first specialty plus size clothing boutique. And quickly grew a loyal following thanks to its unique “Get Ready with Us” shopping experience.