I love doing these round-ups every once in a while because I think that one of the best ways to feel good about our bodies is to celebrate them as beautiful, fashionable and confident - just like the women featured below!
I truly believe that being exposed to nice and body positive pictures is a great way to give our self esteem a boost. I’ve been collecting images for a while now and I want to share some of them with you.
I have had the pleasure of interviewing some of these women, while others I hope to interview in the future. Some of them are my friends. Some of them I just admire from a distance. They have different styles and come from diverse places and they all have a big influence over me. I admire them greatly.
I know that there are many more beautiful plus sized women out there from different backgrounds and ethnicities. I’d love to get to know them so please let me know by leaving comments below or sharing your own pictures! My intent is to create a database of gorgeous beautiful women so we can draw inspiration from them in a regular basis. I’m counting on your contributions!
Sakina from Saks in the City, France.
Vanessa Raya from Sapatinho de Cristal(Crystal Shoe), Brazil.
Franceta Johnson from Frantic Dreams, Canada.
Tanesha Awasthi, The Girl with Curves, USA. In a few weeks we’re having an exclusive interview with Tanesha on More of Me to Love, so stay tuned! She’s also written a guest post about curvy women in horizontal stripes, check it out.
Marie Denee, the owner of the website The Curvy Fashionista. She was one of the first women I interviewed and I love her work.
Georgina, from Cupcake’s Clothes, England.
Litha Bacchi, former owner of The Chubby Girl’s Practical Guide and now guest blogger at Mulherão (Big Woman) from Brazil. She’s been featured here several times: in an interview, her article on how to shop at department stores when you are plus sized, and the great must read article FATshionistas don’t want to look thinner.
Hope you liked my selections! There are plenty more girls where these came from, so I hope to have another round-up for you soon. Please feel free to share ideas, comments and suggestions. See you next week!
Patricia Morgado is a Brazilian teacher, jewelry designer and a self acceptance and fashion blogger. She has a degree in Pedagogy and a Master's degree in Human Rights Education. She believes that the key to a happy life is learning to love ourselves. She also believes that fashion is for everyBODY. You can find her jewlery work at Madame Papu's.