Studies show that looking at photos of women who are your size or bigger is shown to promote body satisfaction. So what are you waiting for? Get rid of all those “thinspiration” models in your feed and fill it up with these nutritious delicious ladies, all of whom are rocking medium to plus-size bodies and style.
(Get more tips like this in our free guide, Five Easy Ways to Love Your Body More).
@themilitantbaker : Jes Baker (aka The Militant Baker), a body advocate, fat model, and mental health professional who wrote a fantastic book called Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls.
@virgietovar: Virgie Tovar is an author, activist, and lecturer who works on the intersections of body size, race, and gender – her philosophy is “lose hate not weight.”
@therotund: Marianne Kirby is an author, crafter, and body positive bad-ass.
@lushboudoir: Our favorite body-positive boudoir photographer, Tiffanye Bailey, who will be shooting our retreat!
@ifd_bodies: An account run by Isabel Foxen Duke that focuses on body-diverse shapes and sizes, particularly medium-shaped folk who often aren’t represented by the mainstream fashion media or the fat positive movement.
@bbwgeneration MizLiz Is a petite plus size Latina blogger with an infectious positive attitude.
@thisisashrose Ashley Rose is a curve style blogger from Australia whose cute outfits will make your day
@margotmeanie Margot hails from Vancouver and has the fiercest pink hair
@pic_pixie Isha is a blogger from London who wears mostly vintage clothing
@teerwayde For the plus-size hourglasses among us, Teer is a fashion inspiration
@yourstruelymelly Melly is a feminist body-positive instagram star who live in Kentucky is a personal favorite of Kara’s because they share a similar body type and shape and Melly’s bikini pictures always make her day.
@sometimesglam Crystal Coons is a lifestyle blogger and model who favors vibrant red and pinks.
@plusmodelmag The IG handle of PLUS Model Magazine, it’s a great source of a variety of plus size models on a daily basis.
@plusjones Madeline Jones is the editor of PLUS Model Magazine.
@zelieforshe is the clothing line designed by @ElannZelie, who features plus size models in many of her shots.
@katanafatale Katana Fatale not only has an amazing name but is a blond, beautiful, and babelicious plus size model from Portland.
@lovelyinla Rachel is a digital influencer and brand strategist with a taste for the kind of flawless white clothing that plus size women often don’t allow themselves to wear. Follow her example and rock those whites!
@majoramarina Amarina is a plus size Southern “beauty diversity activist” who is into vintage fashion and design.
@mynameisjessamyn Jessamyn is a self-described “fat femme” whose yoga practice is an inspiration to curvy yogis everywhere.
@chubbycartwheels Shawna runs chubbycartwheels.com and favors the color purple.
@fyeahmfabello Melissa Antoinette is a well-known feminist and body positivity activist – while not plus size herself she’s an important voice in the movement and a great person to follow.
@thebigfashionguy Can’t leave out the men! Michael-Anthony is a stylish dude and it’s important to broaden the body ideals for men and women (and all gender-non-conforming folk as well!)
@effyourbeautystandards One of the earliest body-positive accounts, created by Tess Holliday (see below) and now run by 8 body-positive men and women.
@tessholliday Tess Holliday is arguably the world’s most famous plus-size model (and now fashion designer) despite being only 5’3”!
@jezra_m Jezra is a body positive advocate, model, and blogger who created the hashtag #purebodylove.
@gabifresh Gabi Fresh is perhaps best known for her collaboration with Swimsuits For All producing incredible plus size bikinis and one-pieces, but she’s also a writer and feminist IG star.
@vintageortacky Cora is, in her words, an “O.G. makeup and fashion blogger” who has been charming us all online since 2007 – and has over 75,000 IG followers to prove it!
@withwonderandwhimsy Liz is a fashion and travel blogger and a great inspiration for you plus-size red-heads out there!
@nataliemeansnice Natalie is a “fat lady // pug mom” who is one of the voices behind @effyourbeautystandards.
@katekatewilde Kate has some of best eyebrows on the Internet.
@galleryxxl Olia is a “fat fashion addict” and a diabetic who shows that a diagnosis doesn’t have to cramp your sense of style.
@alternativecurves For you “quirky, goth, and non-mainstream” plus size gals out there!
@fullfigured_fashion Exactly what it sounds like!
@curvyyoga Anna Guest-Jelley is a prominent plus-size yoga teacher who embraces yoga for all sizes.
@amber_karnes Amber is the founder of Body Positive Yoga and an incredible teacher who runs fantastic yoga retreats for women of all sizes.
Want to talk about some of these fantastic babes? Come join our retreat in New Orleans, October 7-10, 2016! We would love to see you there!