Plus size fashion is getting more and more attention, which we can only be grateful for. Too long have women with body types that don’t adhere to the fashion norm been feeling like second-rate citizens, and I think it’s a lovely thing that we can now turn beauty into more than just the number that pops up when you stand on a scale.
And with the rise of plus size models, there’s also been new representation of plus size models from all possible ethnicities. Let’s take a look at these brave women and their amazing fashion sense!
This gorgeous woman is of Samoan descent (yes, like The Rock). The main focus of this model is to increase awareness that there’s more to ethnicity than just white, black or exotic. Priscilla wants to be a role model for all Samoan or Polynesian girls that grow up, so they can look up to or identify with someone from their own ethnicity.
This Singapore-Indian fashionista has a unique style that pretty much forces you to pay attention and adapt parts of her style into your own. She’s not scared of wearing eye-catching prints on her clothing, and neither should she be. She looks like such a radiant personality!
This British plus-size model has Indian roots which clearly show in her looks. On her Instagram page you can see all her amazing pictures, and it really shows that she is indeed a very fashionable lady. And when she’s not inspiring people with her clothing, she’ll inspire you with her gorgeous travel locations.
Vivian Geeyang Kim
With the most adequately named Instagram page ever, Vivian Geeyang Kim is the person trying to make body diversity happen in Korean fashion. It won’t be an easy task, but we think this beauty is up to it!
Naomi Watanabe is mostly known for being the driving force behind Punyus, a Japanese label for plus-sized women. Like everyone else these days, she has an Instagram you can follow to keep up with news regarding her label and her life. She’s honestly pretty hilarious, so it’s worth a follow for that at least.
Veronica (why yes, she does have an Instagram page, thanks for asking) is of Polynesian descent, much like Priscilla Katerena. When she’s not busy showing the world that you don’t need to be the thickness of a wrist to look fashionable, she spends her time in helping others find self-love and empowerment. If this woman isn’t making the world a better place, who is?
This Punjabi-Sikh model has managed to work herself up in the fashion industry, even making it as far as New York Fashion Week. She’s someone who communicates very openly on her Instagram account, so she manages to inspire with more than just her looks!
Probably the most well-dressed woman on this list, you won’t catch Allison wearing something that doesn’t make her look like her absolute best. You can follow most aspects of her life on her blog, including pictures of her most recent looks, of course.