Just My Size Survey Reveals Confidence of Plus Size Women

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Plus size brand Just My Size released the results of their survey of plus size women last week. Overall, it seems plus size women are much more comfortable with themselves than in years past with 61 percent of the people surveyed saying they are more comfortable with themselves than they were five years ago and 30 percent of them not wanting to change a thing about themselves.

About 54 percent of respondents felt their fashion game had stepped up over the last 5 years. I must say this is right in line with my thoughts. Even though the fashion industry has been hella slow at creating fashionable options for us, I can tell the air has changed amongst everyday women. There are more places to see good plus size fashion and more plus size divas flaunting themselves in hot fashions whether they are celebrities, models, bloggers or the girl on the street.

More curvy celebrities are in the mainstream and are look amazing. When I was growing up in the 80s and 90s, I very rarely saw plus size women doing their thing on TV, movies or magazines when it came to fashion. Queen Latifah was still rocking dashikis back in those days. Now she, along with many other curvy celebs, are killing the fashion scene and inspiring plus size girls and women everywhere. Plus size fashion blogs, like this one, are also a part of that confidence and inspiration.

Just My Size Bra The internet has made it possible to see women who look like ourselves WERKING it in the hottest and latest fashions and looking FIERCE! It allows us the ability to say “I can see myself rocking that”. Seeing that same look on a size 0 may have me saying, that’s hot BUT how will that look on ME??? It’s great being able to search the Net and see curvy girls with curves like mine rocking outfits and looking hot. How could you NOT be inspired? Let’s also not forget online shopping has allowed us to see plus size models in the products. Seeing all of the images reinforcing just how beautiful us curvy women are can’t help but boost one’s confidence.

We asked you about this story on our Facebook page. Thank you for all of the great comments! We wanted to share with you some of the comments we received:

Nikki Martin wrote, “I think as we get older we realize two things; one, we deserve to love ourselves no matter what we look like and two, life is too short to surround ourselves with anyone other than people who love us for us, support us, encourage us, and bring positivity to our lives.”

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Cary Webb wrote, “Having more choices finally means being able to begin to express who we are with our clothes just like skinny people do. Thus, feeling better in our clothes.”

Deborah Fisher wrote, “There are so many positive & accepting messages now for plus size women. We just need to listen & believe! It’s a great time to be curvy!”

Check out the Facebook post here

Read more about the Just My Size survey here

What are your thoughts? Do you fall in line with the survey results? Are you more confident and fashionable than you used to be? What do you think has attributed to this?

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  • I am now a plus size woman after pregnancy and child birth. I’m struggling to lose weight because I don’t feel like I belong anywhere in society, especially in fashion. I’m not as confident as I would like to be and I look at other women around my size who look absolutely stunning–but I could never pull true fashion off. So I hide behind cardigans and clothing that is looser. No, your size doesn’t determine your beauty and worth–but I feel like sometimes, I let it choose mine. But the issue I have with how society views plus size women is that society decides a size 10 is plus size, when that is a NORMAL size! I don’t consider a size plus size until size 16. I’m sorry, but a large chest or only wide hips…these don’t mean you’re plus size.

    • While this may be what you feel… plus starts at that 14 as designers have a crossover. many brands stop at a 10/12 leaving out the 14/16 and we as women carry our weight in different places. In regards to plus being a size 10- this is usually the models, not necessarily the size plus starts at… but there are in betweenies who still have to shop too! 😀

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