The plus-size industry is booming like never before. Curvy supermodels like Ashley Graham and Oscar-nominated actresses like Gabby Sidibe can be seen gracing the pages of Vogue and fighting for representation in media and entertainment. Though some may claim we still have a long way to go, I am happy to report that there are now more plus-size shopping options than ever. Not only are big-box retailers like Target and Loft expanding their extended-size options, but there is a handful of new brands that are looking out for us curvy girls. This inclusive focus has sparked major events like theCURVYcon, which gathers hundreds of like-minded curvy women and men from around the world to provide insightful panels and offer a one-of-a-kind in-person shopping experience. The event will be live-streamed on Yahoo Lifestyle on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8.
From plus-size luxury sites to fashion-forward looks that won’t break the bank, I’ve rounded up eight awesome brands to shop this season. For more style inspiration, follow me on Instagram: @margieplus or my style blog www.margieplus.com.
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