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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What Size Makes You A REAL Woman?

Good Morning my Curvy Divas,

Today I am back with another topic of the day. As a plus size woman, seeing sayings like real women have curves empower me. The only thing is that I see a lot of underlying connotations that women on the smaller side of the plus size community are somehow.......not as real?

Visit any plus size store's fanpage on Facebook and you will almost always see someone saying you guys need REAL models to model your clothes as if women from the size 10-16 are not good representatives of the Plus Size Community.

Why as plus size women do we always find things wrong with one another? I have seen bloggers angry about other bloggers turning their plus size blogs into weight loss blogs, downing other bloggers choice of clothing, angry because they don't feel that people are "keeping it real" , and a host of other things I have seen in the blogosphere.

We are all here for one purpose...to empower women that look like us and let them know that they are not alone in the struggle to find hot items in our size. Just because someone is smaller than you doesn't mean that they are any less of a REAL woman. It's about their comfort level....I am not comfortable at any more than a size 16 and my goal size would be a size 12-14. By society's standards this is STILL plus size (tho some beg to differ). I read all kinds of fashion blogs and just because someone wears something that I wouldn't doesn't give me the right to talk negatively about what they are rocking. Everyone interprets fashion differently that's why everyone has their own blogs to share their take on fashion. If everyone looked the same we would all be very bored.

What do you think about women on the smaller size of the plus size community? Do you think they are not real representations? Why or why not?




Until Next Time,
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24 comments:

  1. You're fabulous and you wrote this post really well it gives me a lot to think about. I especially agree when you say we all interpret fashion differently. I myself have a very specific style I certainly don't see everyone wearing it but that certainly doesn't stop me from liking other bloggers outfits because different types of clothing might look good on them and that's what they love.

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  2. I agree with Imogen. Just because I dress one way doesnt mean I cant appreciate someone elses style. Same goes with the whole plus size thing.

    I figure who cares about size???? Rock your body :)

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  3. It is my belief that size does not matter. If you have style, you have style. Rock it and be confident! If people don't like it, that is their problem, not mine! Love this post! Kiah

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  4. I agree with Kiah. I don't define my size by anyone's standards. I dress in what fits and looks good. I don't buy into plus size, just a size period and not get caught up in numbers.

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  5. I totally agree with you. I believe I am right in the middle where I definitely would be considered plus size by the "non-plus size" but then not really plus size by plus sized... Idk but I think as long as you are healthy and happy that's what matters. All the women in this picture are very pretty and I think you are beautiful. Fashion is for everyone! And it's for the individual to decide what they like.

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    1. Thanks Jenna and u are correct it's whatever the individual feels comfortable with!

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  6. I'm definitely a plus-sized gal but I love women of all sizes. We need to love each other right? Who else will if we won't. It's so sad when we as women tear each other down. Breaks my heart. We need to be lifting one another up. We're sisters. I think women of all sizes are real. Plus or small, big or little, heavy or skinny. We should be encouraging each other and size is secondary. If only we could all be better to each other, life would be just a little bit easier, ya know?

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    1. sooooooooooo very true. The world would be a much better place if we all just uplifted one another.

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  7. such a good question/post. thought provoking. I wish I knew the answer.. healthy is different for every body.
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    sabrina
    www.samplesize16.com

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  9. I'm a 12/14 and I dont think it matters which side of the scale you're on as long as you're comfortable with who you are. That's what makes you a real woman.

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  10. It's interesting that people are upset that plus size models aren't bigger. but by industry standards they are bigger than a "normal" model. I say live and let live. But I wonder what size model would folks be happy with?

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    1. Great question it seems like a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation

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  11. I think it's interesting that a 'plus sized ' model can go into any misses department and buy something in her size. Some are starting to use size 18 models but it is rare. I felt good today - my clients(female, none of them plus size)all told me they thought I was hot. They said I walk in confidence and really know how to put an outfit together. I felt overwhelmed. I wear sizes 28 to 32. It just goes to show it's not about the size, it's about knowing what works for you, confidence and a positive attitude.

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    1. soooooo true I have seen women of ALL sizes look amazing!!!!! Confidence is most definitely the best accessory....no matter what size the label is a long as it look great on you is all that matters!

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  12. women are beautiful period. small, big, skinny, curvy, there are different shapes to beautiful. but about the representation of plus size models, more variety would be awesome to see.

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  13. Well,my take on this is that,no matter what size 'group' you belong to,rock whatever clothes you think its much comfy and glam. Carry yourself with grace and charisma,trust me no one will condemn you whether or not you a plus size.

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  14. As with many things in life, a balance is necessary.
    I think more plus-size clothing companies need to show women who wear a size 14 as well as those who may wear a size 28 or 30. A lot of plus-size companies stop at a size 26 when a lot of women are above that size.

    I'm not plus size but I do follow a lot of plus size fashion blogs. I used to wear a size 12 and never gave too much thought about women who are over a size 26.

    I think when companies do show models you like, you need to let them know it. You also need to let them know that you;d buy more of their clothes if you saw it modeled on more women who wear a size x.

    I came across one plus-size retailer who used straight sized models. 0_o In this day and age, I don't know how they are in business. If I were a plus-sized woman, I wouldn't shop with a company who uses thin models; that just enforces fat stigma and shame for some people.

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  15. I think you're real whatever size you are. I'm on the opposite end, a size 8 and being told I'm not real because I don't wear a certain size.

    I think there needs to be less focus on size alone and more focus on what flatters particular body shapes. Then I think we might see a better representation of different body sizes and shapes.

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  16. beauty is not about to body sizes and shapes.but inside and out~~welcome to here to find your bbw pal and the admini ``good job!!

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