When it comes to mannequins and fashion, quite a number of people are often bent on thinking that plus size models can’t be brought into the picture. It has always been a norm for mannequins to be of lean or slender build.
Transformation is however being experienced in the entire fashion industry as plus size models are taking the industry to a whole new level. A good number of plus size models are taking into the industry and making it even better. Below are a number of plus size models that are revolutionizing the fashion arena.
1. Ashley Graham
With a size 46, Ashley has been a pretty successful model. She has even posed for the inside pages of Sports Illustrated which is one of US’ largest weekly sports magazines.
The size 48 Lynn has posed for the French Lingerie Collection- Goddess and several other amazing photos.
3. Marquita Pring
The size 42 Pring who hails from New York is a revolutionary figure in the entire fashion arena. She has made several appearances in the great pope of fashion parades-Jean Paul Gaultier.
4. Stefania Ferrario
I am a model FULL STOP. Unfortunately in the modelling industry if you're above a US size 4 you are considered plus size, and so I'm often labelled a 'plus size' model. I do NOT find this empowering. A couple of days ago, @ajayrochester called the industry to task for its use of the term 'plus size' by making the point that it is 'harmful' to call a model 'plus' and damaging for the minds of young girls. I fully support Ajay and agree with her. Let's have models of ALL shapes, sizes and ethnicities, and drop the misleading labels. I'm NOT proud to be called 'plus', but I AM proud to be called a 'model', that is my profession! Visit droptheplus.org for full explanation of the dangers this label carries (especially on young impressionable girls). #droptheplus
The size 40 Australian model that brings out her attire amazingly is revolting against labeling of large model sizes.
5. Fluvia Lacerda
The size 48 Brazilian model was spotted by a fashion magazine while on a bus. She has since excelled in the modeling industry bringing out large clothes amazingly.
Originally from Florida, model Whitney won America’s Next Top Model at the age of 20. The size 40 model was also the inspiration behind Penache’s large lingerie sculptress brand.
7. Jennie Runk
The size 46 Jennie was the 2013 star of the brand H and M and she represented the large collection. Some other amazing photos of her came up when she posed for Twilfit Brand during the 2014 Summer-Spring campaign in which she posed in underwear.
Chloe is a size 44 model who is best known for being a Miss England beauty contest finalist.
Ryann Maegen Hoven, known professionally as Tess Holliday and formerly known as Tess Munster, is an American plus-size model based in Los Angeles
10. Robyn Lawley
Robyn is an Australian mannequin who is a size 42/44. She is a great model who at the age of 18, enrolled in Bella Model Management, a model agency for plus-size mannequins. She has even been Vogue Italia’s cover.