It’s an exciting time to be a part of the fashion phenomenon that is the plus-size industry. At SlimmingBodyShapers, your one stop shop online for all women’s plus size shapewear and bras, we are always watching and learning from the women that make this industry what it is today, and who are these amazing women? Plus size models!
Having a career in modelling in any “category” is a feat, with beautiful people up-and-coming or so-called “the next big thing” more often not end up sizzling out with 15 minutes of fame. It takes more than just a pretty face to make it, it takes tenacity, patience, endurance, a thick skin, and a business mind-set.
In this week’s SlimmingBodyShapers blog, we’re going talk about a couple of awesome Plus Size Models, shaking up the game and helping re-create an industry that has been known to encourage unhealthy stereotypes.
There are two main types of models these days. “Straight-size” for those who fit sizes 0,2 and 4, and anyone above a 6 is a “plus size” or your “non-straight size model”. So basically, the average woman today is plus size. We’ve seen “plus size” women grace the covers of magazines, but what about women above size 16 or 18? Women of all bra sizes? Are fashion labels really keeping it real as they’ve started to claim they do?
First, meet Tess Munster, we’ve mentioned her before in any earlier blog but we couldn’t help but talk about her again.
Tess Munster/Wikimedia Commons
This beauty is the mastermind behind the increasingly famous blog ‘The Plus Size Life’ and poses in all kinds of fashion trends and shows you should be proud of who you are, whatever shape or size. She has modeled for Glam rock magazine, inked girls, plus model magazine, and many other publications on and offline. Tess is a leading advocate for body size acceptance and encourages women to flaunt their curves rather than strive for a single body shape. She believes that the things that make you stand out, make you different, is what truly makes you beautiful. At a size 20 herself, she demonstrates that positivity and self-confidence looks beautiful on anyone.
Velvet d’Amour, her name already sounds like someone interesting and she’s the next plus size model we want you to meet.
Velvet d’Amour/Wikimedia Commons
She first came under worldwide spotlight in 2006 when she appeared as a plus size model in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s 2007 Spring/Summer collection show in Paris. At the time she weighed approximately 300 pounds. Since then she’s been known to be very opinionated on the plus size model debate and a candid advocate for the transformation of the fashion industry. She currently runs her own magazine called, Vol-up-2 that allows readers to “revel in their every ‘imperfection’ and celebrate their bodies in their glorious entirety”.
What do you think about these two ‘plus size; models? Are you ready to join the #realsize movement? It’s time to embrace your curves and feel confident wearing dresses and the fashion trends of your choice regardless of your size. Contact us at SlimmingBodyShapers we’re happy to help you feel more confident from the undergarments up.
Here at Slimming Body Shapers, we want all women to embrace their curved shapes – not hide them! Body shapers are specifically designed to combine comfort with a slimmer, sexier, firmer look and feel while still giving you that sexy, shapely appearance. Body Shapers can be worn every day, on special occasions, or for underneath that extra special outfit.
With the products at Slimming Body Shapers, you will:Get a slimmer, sexier, firmer feel whilst loving your curves Add support to your back while simultaneously slenderizing your body Back fat will virtually disappear! Have a sleek, natural look underneath your clothing Lift and smooth the look of your bottom
Why wear normal underwear when you can get lingerie that makes you look and feel fabulous?
You have the option between “Lighter Control,” for less constricting garments or “Firm Control” when extra control is desired. Our shapers come in many brands, such as Bali, Elomi, Elila, Goddess, Olga, Freya, and Tatiana, giving you more options to find the right product for your body.
Slimming Body Shapers are very comparable with standard lingerie in terms of cost. Although our shapers are priced extremely low, the true value comes with the satisfaction at looking in the mirror and seeing a slender firmer body looking back at you.