A MESSAGE WITH NIKE’S PLUS SIZE LANGUAGE

Since Nike decided to launch its very first plus size range for their sportswear to honour the diversity of women’s bodies, it has received much critique which turned out to be both positive and negative. The outfits were modelled from the beautiful bloggers Danielle Vanier and Gracie Francesca; including models such as Naomi Shimada, Paloma Elsesser, and US Olympian Amanda Bingson.

Here are some posts about Nike Women on Instagram:

Did you catch yesterday's blog post?? JUST DO IT! . LINK IN BIO . Today I open up about some new lessons about fear and identity I’ve been working through the last few months and how I’ve –re-adopted the age-old @Nike saying – Just do it! I also talk a little bit about stepping up my workouts @hourglassworkout instead of being fearful. . . Oh…and did you hear?! @NikeWomen recently dropped a new plus size line – It's so nice to see brands like Nike listen to consumers and give us options to workout in – just cause we are plus, does not mean we aren't fit or active! . Hair makeup and photography by @katiuskaidrovoo 🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️ www.SarahTaylorsJourney.com #nike #goldenconfidence #iwontcompromise #skorchmagazine #volup2isdiversity #daretowear #tcfstyle #torontofashionblogger #fullfiguredfashion #ownyourcurves #bodyconfidence #fitness #plussizemodel #psfashiongawds #ashleygraham #fashionforwardplus #curvymodel #GoosFullFiguredFriday #celebratemysize #effyourbeautystandards #beautybeyondsize #mybodysmiles #nikewomen #niketraining #workout #gym #curvyfit #healthyatanysize #healthycurves

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And below are some images around this topic that we liked the most:

I would like to express to all the women who seek sportswear within the plus size range to not feel cut-off by the negative comments, what people don’t understand is that the whole point in launching this range is for unification and acceptance; so that you can feel comfortable in sports clothes whether you are heading to the gym, going for a walk, or wearing it in-doors, you deserve to feel the gratification in these garments. Coming from myself who participates in fitness activities a few times a week, wear what you want, and feel happy in your sports gear, because it’s not only fitness models who can exclusively wear this, or people who meet the ideology of what a healthy body looks like, anyone can.

I will not display the negative comments because I believe that you don’t need to be reminded of them, however – I still want to remind you that you are human just like everybody else. If you go to the gym or intend to go, embrace your curves in your new gear, don’t dissuade yourself into feeling like you’re not worthy of working out in them or that you shouldn’t be seen in public with them, as the feeling comes from within.

I am sincerely happy that there is finally a range of sportswear that target plus size women because it shows that we are moving forward in civilization; that we are creating a positive change, even if those that cannot comprehend the reason behind this are blinded by image.

So to all the women who can now shop for Nike sportswear because they finally have your size, you are the athletes too, you are the sports model to model the clothes too; every audience needs to be reached out to and the voice has finally made its way through the league.

I hope similar big brands decide to do the same.

Written by: Justin J. White

BEST 20 CURVY STYLE GODS & GODDESSES OF MARCH! – Instagram Edition

The women and men featured in this article are all bloggers and models who regularly use one of our hashtags #STYLEANDCURVEMAG or #STYLEANDCURVE. We decided to feature the best post in an article each month. Their posts can be about fashion, looks, selflove, bodypositivity or any other topic that we found important to share with you. We won’t comment much about the images, because we believe that the images speak for themselves.

Here are the 20 Best Curvy Style Gods & Goddesses on IG of March 2017:

(P.S. – If I have their website or FB links, I will tag one of them in the headline, preferably. Plus, the numbers are only there to keep track, it doesn’t mean that Nr. 1 is better than Nr.20. They are all equally good enough to be in this list)

 

1. Daniela Sesay

2. Natalie In The City 

3. Hourglass Cath

4. UK Model Olakemi and her joint campaign #PlusIsDiverse

5. Note Blair

It is a very gloomy day for spring , but nothing will stop me to dress up spring appropriate 💐 In love with this floral shirt from @asos

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6. Elena Egea from Kokkoele

7. Crazy 4 Me

8. In•koi•yo🇳🇬

9. Lora Lyee

10. Suzie Stevens

11. Abia Curve Model

12. Anansa Sims

13. uominidipeso

14. Nindhita Insani

When i count my blessings, i count you twice.

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15. Henrique Huerta

16. Isabel Ruiz from En Mis Curvas

17. Ela from Conquore

18. Asia Mone’t

19. Colorful Curves

In Love with this Outfit from @happy_size_versand

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20. Jaime Je T’aime

We enjoy to see how many accounts use our hashtags each day, and we love checking the images whenever we have time for it.

If you also want to be featured, then you only need to use #styleandcurvemag or #styleandcurve. Maybe next month we will find your image most interesting and share it too.

Style & Curve Mag

 

PLUS SIZE MEN ARE FLOURISHING

Male plus size models are steadily stepping-up, although still fresh, they are up and coming, plus it’s something that I’m looking forward to, seeing them make their mark in this fashion industry. I have been seeing a lot lately, neatly dressed from head to toe — looking dapper, from the likes of IMG model Zach Miko, Benjamin Montanez, Kelvin Davis, Claus Fleissner, Troy Solomon, and aspiring brawn model, Arcadio Del Valle, to plus size male bloggers Michael-Anthony, Riccardo Onorato, Alessandro Carella, and Syed Sohail. It’s a prominent journey for this blooming territory, there must be so many questions like who’s next, how big can this get, what does this mean for the fashion industry, and what do they plan to implement regarding plus size modelling for men.

This was something that was thrown in the deep end, but looks like it’s working wonders for the fashion industry. People are hoping to see more of this and I mean significantly, to the point that it sends the industry into a great deal of enthusiasm; something that could eventually happen overnight or gradually depending on the industries future interest and how many people are intrigued overall. I believe it will bring great business and opportunity to many people and designers, as they will be able to design new clothes that are fit for purpose for plus size men.

 

See below the male models mentioned above:

Zach Miko

 

Benjamin Montanez

 

Smile, it may make someone's day! 😊(I've had this Jean jacket since high school, over 10 years) 💯 🙌🏾

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Kelvin Davis

 

Claus Fleissner

 

2017 is about stepping out of the fog…and into…an area with…less fog?… #Brave #Important #Inspirational #🌫

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Troy Solomon

 

Arcadio Del Valle

 

And some of the bloggers: 

|#TheBigFashionGuy| #TbT Styles "I stand on the shoulders of my haters" lol

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Michael-Anthony

 

Riccardo Onorato

 

Alessandro Carella

 

Syed Sohail

That’s it for now folks. Let’s see what the future holds for this sector, because I’m sure there are a lot of men who would never have thought this trend would be coming through anytime soon. A great thumbs up from our side to see this happening.

Written by: Justin J. White

 

 

QUEEN OF THE BIKINI – THE NEW SWIMSUITSFORALL COLLECTION WITH GABIFRESH

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Let’s all hail the queen! The new ‘QUEEN OF THE BIKINI’ collection of swimsuitsforall with US blogger GabiFresh is just amazing. Swimsuitsforall did a full queen theme, by presenting Gabi as a modern plus size Cleopatra.

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The new collection is again colourful, combining black with an array of prints, sexy mesh paneling, and sporty accents, available in sizes 12 to 24, and it has the olive green swimsuit as the eye catcher. Since the very first collection swimsuitsforall did with GabiFresh all items were sold out fast. The request for new plus size swimsuits is big and curvy women want to look as amazing in a bikini as thinner women.  So be fast and shop the whole collection here.

Let the beach be your place. Now you only have to wonder where you will go for the summer holidays this year – Puerto Rico, Cuba or rather Barbados? Well, a curvy queen looks great anywhere with this collection!

Have fun while shopping and always remember to love yourself and love your body.

Lyz Lupo