A while ago, I saw a comment in a facebookpage about plussize bloggers that went something along the lines of:
“You’re all so pretty… but you have amazing figures, and I have an apple shape so I really can’t relate to you”.
I have to admit, at first I got a little bit frustrated. Because as a fashionblogger showing your outfit, you make an effort to look good: you wear the right outfit, you use shapewear, you strike a flattering pose… All little tricks that create the illusion of looking better than you may seem in person, just getting out of bed (no, I certainly don’t wake up like this). Plus, women tend to feel worse about their size and shape than it actually is, creating an even bigger gap between how she feels about her body and what she sees on the interwebz. And it’s frustrating to make this effort to want to inspire women, only to be told they can’t relate to you.
But then I thought to myself: why not turn this frustration into something positive? Not everyone has the ability (yet) to look at any size or shape and take inspiration from it. Perhaps the “I wish I could relate to someone with my shape” argument is valid, in a way. So I listed a couple of my favorite stylish plussize bloggers, who have very different shapes.
Please keep in mind that every body is different, and personal style is – well, personal. The chances of you finding a blogger online who has the exact same body and style as you and is 100% pure inspiration are slim to none. Just try and see if you can find nice inspiration and handy tips from these gorgeous ladies – I hope my list can help you relate!
This appleshaped beauty has a very feminine style with a little bit of and edge and a little bit of a quirky side. She also has stunning pictures of her outfits and life, so her blog is definitely worth a read! www.nicolettemason.com
This appleshaped beauty blogs under her own name now, www.jessicadee.com , but you can also find her on facebook with her page Too Many Sequins . Her style is very romantic and a bit bohemian. She is a newmom and newlywed, and her blog also has a couple of great pregnancy outfits.
Pear-shaped blogger at Garnerstyle, the curvy girl guide. She isn’t afraid to show off her shape and likes classic looks, but insn’t afraid to go full on glam or rockchick either. She likes breaking pretty much every rule there is regarding full thighs and legs, so if you’re looking for only “slimming” outfits,
She’s plussize, but not that supercurvy (it’s a cliché that all plussize women are very curvy!) but knows how to work it. Her style is classy and bold: she wears a lot of designer stuff and isn’t afraid to try statement outfits, but always with a feminine twist. Also, she has the most amazing shoe collection! She mostly blogs about fashion and being a mother. Find her blog at www.jaymiranda.com
blogs as www.fromthecornersofthecurve.com and shows us her style, which is a mixture of rock and roll, casual chique and girly but talks about (plussize) fashion in general as well!
Blogger of saksinthecity. Unfortunately, this awesome pearshaped blogger is no longer an active blogger (she has a tumblr page, but very little pictures of her there), but she kept her blog open so it’s still a great place to go and be inspired. And who knows, if she sees people still love her blog… she’ll pick it up again? Her style is minimalistic, comfortable and very understated fashion.
Do you still feel that your shape isn’t represented? Well, perhaps you could start a blog of your own, and be the change you want to see :).