As far as plus-size fashion goes, it’s a common gripe that there seems to be a gaping hole in the marketplace when it comes to brands that are equal parts on-trend and made to flatter curves, and that there aren’t enough plus-size women at the forefront of fashion to set a positive example. Luckily, that’s starting to change—an increasing number of brands and stores are including plus-size merchandise and, in some awesome cases, models in their campaigns. While that’s all amazing, it’s really the advent of plus-size fashion bloggers that seems to be making the most influential waves.
What’s so refreshing about curvy bloggers isn’t the fact that we’re seeing a varied collection of bodies in a marketplace that getting to be way too homogeneous, but really the idea that most of these young women truly understand style, and—as a result—understand that the hackneyed fashion rules that once applied to certain body types just don’t exist anymore.
Before we had these young women as examples, there’s a good chance most full-figured women would shy away from trends like crop tops, bold patterns, and bodycon dresses, but now we’re seeing that these types of things not only work for a huge variety of shapes, but can also look fabulous and modern if chosen correctly, just like any other item on any other body type.
To that end, we’ve rounded up 23 plus-size fashion bloggers who are changing the game—and who consistently offer serious outfit inspiration, no matter what your size. Click through the gallery to check them out!