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Fashion with a Plus

Dec 14, 2012

Fashion is often equated with a certain size, a certain very tiny size, but looking good and feeling stylish has no size. In fact, fashion is about creating something new and genuine and, more than anything, fashion is about breaking the rules.

And when the rules told these three girls they couldn’t wear certain colors, patterns or cuts, told them they couldn’t be fashionable because they were too “fat”, these three bloggers answered with true fashion flare and said, NO!

Taking to their closets, their cameras and then their keyboards, these three women share their love of fashion through their blogs.

Nicolette Mason of nicolettemason.com

Nicollette doesn't shy away from her favorite bright colorsNicollette doesn't shy away from her favorite bright colorsCourtesy of nicolettemason.com

Nicolette is a Brooklyn, New York, based fashion writer. In addition to her own blog, nicolettemason.com, she is also a Plus Sized columnist for Marie Claire’s. Her style is clean and bright.

Sometimes she’ll admit she still struggles with what the world says is “flattering”.

“I've been hearing all about the "flattering" and "slimming" effects of an all-black-silhouette since before I even knew what it meant to flatter my figure… It doesn't matter if you wear a size 2 or a 12 or a 20 -- we all hear the same subtle "suggestions" on how to look "better." It's hard not to hear my mother's (loving, but often critical) voice in my head every time I dare to step outside in an attention grabbing color or a sleeveless dress or a voluminous skirt.”

But, thank goodness for her readers, Nicolette does and when it comes down to it, she loves the way she looks and loves her style too.

Gabi of gabifresh.com

Gabi and her airport outfitGabi and her airport outfitCourtesy of gabifresh.com

Gabi Gregg, of gabifresh.com, could be called the most recent trendsetter for Plus Size fashion. Last spring she posted photos of herself in a vintage black and white bikini. Being size 18, her post pulled in a lot of internet traffic. So much so, Gabi wanted to do more and encourage other girls to get confident in their bikinis.

So she teamed up with XOJane.com and started "The xoJane and Gabi Fresh Fatkini Gallery: 31 Hot Sexy Fat Girls in Skimpy Swimwear". The response was phenomenal! Not only did loads of girls post their confident, cute bikini or “fatkini” clad photos, but Gabi appeared on the Today Show and her story was broadcast to the world!

Now she is a new contributor for InStyle Magazine writing a column geared toward plus size women.  Gabi says, “Four years ago, I was desperately interviewing at fashion magazines for internship positions, and no one would hire me. I gave up on that, and blogging became its own (amazing) career...and now I've come full circle.”

Ragini Nag Rao of curiousfancy.com

A Curious Fancy in the Secret GardenA Curious Fancy in the Secret GardenCourtesy of http://curiousfancy.com

Ragini of A Curious Fancy, has a whimsical, storybook style that is cute across the board. She writes from both England and India and her blog is filled with stylish shots as well as cunning nature photos of the shoot location.

Ragini says, “I am fat, fanciful and whimsical. Well, actually I'm just plain eccentric… Most of the time I like to pretend I live in a storybook.”

A beautifully delicate stylist, in an interview with The Blind Hem, Ragini said, “I hope that with my blog I can inspire fat women both young and old to feel good about their bodies and dress the way they want to.”

These are just a few of the plus-size blogs out there now. But there are tones of very intelligent, beautiful girls writing and posting some wonderful fashion. Check it out!

Have Your Say!

Would you ever write your own fashion blog? Do you write your own fashion blog? What would you call it? If you have one, share it in the comment’s section below! If you don't have one, why not get one?!

 

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