Plus-Size Is Now HOT!! From body activism to cool outfit ideas, there’s no shortage of things to love about these top plus-size celebrity models.
The plus-size industry is the fastest-growing segment in the modelling industry and rightfully so! While the norm is to have a ‘slim’ body the fashion industry is opening up to the ideas of normalizing the body image. From fast fashion embracing body sizes, social media campaigns to normalize bodies to plus-size models taking up body activism. There’s no dearth of inspiration in this segment. But before we delve into these world’s top plus-size models and women who inspire — here are few questions that we all ask.
What is Plus-size?
Typically in the fashion industry, ‘plus-size’ is identified as sizes 18 and over, or sizes 1X-6X and extended size as 7X and up and weight up to 300 Lbs. To further the effort, some women are acing the segment by flaunting their bodies to tackle body image issues and in turn, has become our inspiration to normalize all body types and accepting ourselves.
Why do plus size models have flat stomachs?
Furthermore, If you’re wondering how these gorgeous women are ‘plus-size’ yet have a flat stomach brace your self as the answer lies in the genes. Not only these models are naturally tall, but these voluptuous women also have an hourglass body. The sheer body type doesn’t store fat in the face or belly. Rather the ‘fat’ goes to the thighs, breasts and hips giving the models curves at in all the right places!
Do plus-size models workout?
Yes, they do! Plus-size women do work out but you won’t see them dwindling down. Meaning they are fairly active but don’t stress to ‘lose weight’ or diet to look a certain kind to match the conventional body stereotypes. One of our top plus-size model Candice Huffine told Cosmopolitan:
“We are super-healthy. Plus models that I know are some of the healthiest girls I’ve ever seen. They’re yoga teachers, they eat strictly organic foods, or they’re vegans or whatever. I can’t reiterate enough that this is just the way our bodies are supposed to be.”
Top plus-size models work out video
So, from breaking stereotypes in fashion to giving a voice to body shaming and stigma around it and to extend support to everyday women in loving themselves.
These top plus-size models not only set a precedent for women around the world but also spread the important message of self-acceptance.
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While they sport new trends like hip cleavage, camel toe, hip dips they also help regular women in breaking stereotypes. Their body positive approach gives confidence and much-needed insight for other women about their bodies.
Here’s DKODING top 13 plus-size most famous and sexiest models: Women who inspire the world:
Stefania Ferrario — As Hot As It Gets
The Australian lingerie supermodel is hot AF. With a huge following on social media, Stefania Ferrario often inspires women to look and feel their best. Her support to #droptheplus campaign led to many changes in the modelling industry.
- Height: 5′ 8″
- Weight: 198 lbs
- Bust: 39
- Waist: 28
- Hips: 40
- Bra Size: 34 D
- Shoe Size: 9
- Eye colour: Light Hazel
- Hair Colour: Blonde
Watch: World’s top plus-size model — Stefania Ferrario behind the scenes video
Ashley Graham — All Hail The QWEEN
No plus size model list can be complete without a mention of Ashley Graham! Probably the most famous plus-size model around the world she has appeared in the pages of Vogue magazine and on the cover of coveted Sports Illustrated magazine. A big supporter of body positivity she encourages women around the world to celebrate and love themselves.
- Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches
- Eye colour: Brown
- Hair colour: Brown
- Weight: 91 KG 201 lbs
- Shoe Size: 10
- Dress Size: 16
- Figure Measurements: 38D-29-45
- Figure Type: Hourglass
- Body Type: Large
Maria Luiza Mendes — Bootylicious In A Lingerie
The Brazilian curvy model inspires her social media followers with one look at a time. Along with body positivity, she also serves ‘hot lewks inspo’ for women of all shapes and size.
- Height: 5’8″
- Bust: 41′
- Waist: 33′
- Hips: 45′
- Dress Size: 14
- Hair Colour: Dark Brown
- Eye Colour: Blue
Georgina Burke — The Swimmers Body
One of the top curvy model Georgia Burke also owns a swimwear line. A body activist she supports women who are trying to break the stigma around body issues.
- Height: 6′ 0″
- Weight: 215 lbs
- Bust: 38
- Hips: 43
- Bra Size: 38 C
Chloe Marshall — Challenging The Norms
The English top plus-size model from Cranleigh, Surrey, Chloe Marshall broke the pageantry stereotypes by making it to the finals of Ms England 2008.
- Height: 5’10”
- Weight: 176 lbs
- Bust 38″
- Waist: 30″
- Hips: 45″
- Shoe Size: 40
Watch: Top plus-size models get real about their profession video
La’Tecia Thomas — Liberation In Self Love
The Australian makeup artist and plus side model has openly stated that modeling has been a liberating experience for her. She has said it on record about how unhappy she was with a lean body and how it affected her mental health.
- Height: 5’9′
- Weight: 198 lbs
- Bust: 43
- Waist: 36
- Hips: 48
- Bra size: 40 D
Video: Top plus-size model — La’Tecia Thomas swinwear lookbook
Denise Bidot — Bold And Beautiful
- Height: 177cm
- Weight: 205 lbs
- Bust: 43″ DD
- Waist: 33″
- Hips: 47″
- Shoe Size: 39 EU / 6 UK
Thanks xx 😚 https://t.co/727wPPd19U— Denise Bidot (@DeniseBidot) May 12, 2020
There is no wrong way to be a woman!Denise Bidot
Lexi Placourakis — Body Positivity At Its Best
Lexi Placourakis is a well known body positivity activist. Also a social entrepreneur, she aims to make women feel comfortable in their own skin.
- Height: 5’11
- Waist: 32′
- Hips: 42′
- Dress Size: 12/14
- Bra size: 33 B
- Hair Color: Brown
- Eye Color: Greyish blue
Iskra Lawrence — The Most Famous
One of the most famous curvy model out there Iskra Lawrence is very candid o social media. She often flaunt her body and send out positive messages for her followers.
- Height: 5′ 9“
- Weight: 194 lbs
- Body Measurements: 38-29-43
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Shoe Size: 9 (US)
- Dress Size; 12 (US)
Girls shouldn’t be worried about their cellulite or their rolls. Or anything that makes us real.Iskra Lawrence
Tara Lynn — Flaunting On A Beach
One of the top plus-size models — Tara Lynn believes in baring her body. She often encourages curvy women to accept their bodies and flaunt it one bikini at a time.
- Height: 5.9″.
- Weight: 98 Kg
- Body measurement: 38-34-47inch
- Shoe Size (US): 9
- Eye Color: Green
- Hair Color: Light Brown
Hayley Hasselhoff — Destined To Be Different
When your father is David Hasselhoff — well you are known to set a precedent. Hayley Hasselhoff is not only the most known plus-size model but also owns her own clothing line.
- Height: 5.85″.
- Weight: 80 Kg
- Body measurement: 43-89-113 inch
- Shoe Size (US): 7
- Dress Size: 14 US
- Bra Size: 40C (US)
It’s all about confidence and how you feel about yourself. There’s no such thing as a perfect woman. I like imperfections – that’s what makes you unique.Hayley Hasselhoff
Bree Warren — Accepting The Sexy Self
The Australian model Bree Warren is the face of ASOS curvy line. She often posts amazing pictures on Instagram promoting self-acceptance and tackling body image issues.
- Height: 180 cms
- Size: 42
- Bust: 86
- Waist: 74
- Hips: 106
- Shoes: 41 / 42
- Hair Colour: Brown
- Eye Colour: Brown
Candice Huffine — A Different Kind Of Transformation
Candice Huffine has been one of the most successful and top plus size models for over a dacde now. She has inspired millions of women and is one of the pioneers in spreading plus size positivity. She was on Elle magazine as the very first plus-size model mannequin. She also owns her lingerie fashion line and the idea is to make women believe that being skinny is not required as long as you can have fun with your gifted size and the body.
- Height: 180cm
- Weight: 202lbs
- Shoe Size (US): 8
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Bra Size: 38D
- Hip size: 43 inches
- Bust size: 42 inch
The curvy woman likes to show skin in the right ways – and she should!Candice Huffine