As a boudoir and glamour photographer, I’m often asked by plus size women where they should shop for their photoshoot. It surprises the hell out of me that most women don’t know that there are other women out there, just like them, that are trying on and reviewing lingerie, bras and clothing.
Yes! There is gorgeous bras and lingerie for you to buy at ANY size!
My first introduction to this was as a plus size woman with a bra size of 42L. At the time I was squeezing into a 44DDD (Yikes). I stumbled across Georgina of FFFB (#1 on my list) around 2010 and she forever changed my life and perception on bra sizing, feeling good in your current body and she really made me feel like, I too, could be sexy. I mean look at her!
So without further ado, here is my top 5 plus size fashion and lingerie bloggers to follow. Even if you are not on the plus size spectrum there are still amazing things to learn from each of them.
Fuller figure fuller bust. Georgina is hands down my favorite blogger. She rocks the hell out of her curves and showcases a ton of lingerie, clothing and fashion for women with a more ample figure. She has a very active facebook page where she interacts with her followers, links really cool articles and just basically has a great time. She’s super down to earth and not afraid to speak about really important topics such as body image struggles. So, if you’re someone who says “Why don’t they make pretty bras in my size!?” you really need to check her out!
The curvy fashionista is an amazing blog that highlights various bloggers, articles and information from across the internet. You can literally spend an eternity looking through this site and I recommend that you do as its content is awesome!
Saucye West is a size 28 model that started the movement #fatandfree. I love her because she showcases sizes not seen as often. Her Facebook page is my personal favorite as she shares relevant content as well as videos of herself in fabulous outfits! check out her FB here
Charli Russen of Curvy girl thin does extensive reviews of a wide range of lingerie and clothing. Def one to watch!
Queen Charisma of The regal Fatty showcases amazing outfits and lingerie (usually at a great price!) She’s always looking for the best bang for your buck!
So who’s your favorite plus size fashion blogger? Who would you add to the list!?
Now that you know where to get all of the sexy lingerie and clothing you desire its time to book a boudoir shoot. Yes, plus size boudoir is no different than any other photoshoot. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL regardless of your size as these ladies above prove! GlamMarr Studios is located in Collinsville, IL (15 miles from downtown st louis MO) and is body positive and a plus size friendly boudoir studio. Learn more here.
If you’re like I am you love to Netflix and chill. Why not watch something that will not only be entertaining but will also help you reconnect to your body. Here I have a list of the top 5 streaming movies and series on Netflix to binge on while finding new ways to embrace who you are!
So grab some wine and popcorn and lets get started!
1. Ru Paul’s “Drag Race” As Mama Ru would say, “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” There is something for everyone in this show which is undoubtedly body positive and empowering. Keep an eye out for Latrice Royale who embraces her plus size instead of using her size as an excuse for why she can not measure up to the other smaller contestants. Not to mention you’ll learn some amazing styling tips as well as how to really embrace who you are inside!
2. “Best of TedX” Ted talks are renowned for changing perspectives and pushing their viewers boundaries. TedX may not be specifically about bodies or body positivity, but their series are worth a watch. You are guaranteed to find something that will resonate with you personally and often leave you in tears (in a good way). My personal favorites are Stripping Away Negative Body Image — Lillian Bustle, Plus Size? More Like My Size! — Ashley Graham and An Epidemic Of Beauty Sickness — Renee Engeln. There are many, many more that are also empowering and eye opening though!3. “Drop Dead Diva” I personally love this show. Its a fun premise but it really focuses on the reality of being a plus size woman in America. They tackle things such as sizeism, the fucked up vanity/clothing sizing that women have to deal with and the pitfalls and dangers that dieting can create. A highly recommended watch!4. “Miss Representation” This documentary isn’t necessarily about body positivity BUT rather how the media is selling the idea that womens value lie in their beauty, youth and sexuality rather than their capacity to be leaders. This documentary shows us that we need to value women on their individual traits and not just gender stereotypes. Another film that will make you go “HUH?!” once you see how manipulating media really is.5. “Orange is the new black”. While I haven’t had the time to finish this amazing series I can tell you that there is a hugely diverse cast of characters that will appeal to a broad range of audience. There is body positivity in literally every episode. If you haven’t binged on this, do so now!Well, there they were! Have you seen any of these? Which is your favorite? Let me know if I missed any as well and we can add to the list.I am also planning on a vlog going over other body positive streaming shows out there, including what bloggers, Youtubers and influencers to follow.