Picking out an outfit to wear in this heat is no easy feat.
It’s no secret that the fashion industry favors ultra-thin models – the dialogue surrounding fashion’s narrow portrayal of beauty seems as old as the industry itself. Amidst all the endless discussions, one thing is clear: People want to see models they can relate to, that show them a realistic and more inclusive ideal of what beauty looks like.
If you love fashion, you know what it's like to count down to Fashion Week, excited to watch the trends for next year come parading down the runway and trying to envision how you're going to interpret the style and make it your own. And then you look forward to said new trends hitting the shelves, combing through the racks and trying them on.
In the last year or so there's been a big upswing in "awareness" about plus-size models. They've always been around, but they suddenly started getting a lot more attention for being their bold, beautiful selves. Of course, there's always a backlash, like a study that showed that ads featuring plus size women actually make women feel worse about themselves - so much so that some networks have declined to air commercials by Lane Bryant featuring a plus size model in the company's lingerie.
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