I gotta say that although 2016 has been a weird year for fashion and beauty trends in some aspects it’s also been pretty darn triumphing. The fashion industry has a pretty long way to go when it comes to accepting all body types but it’s definitely played a role in the major shift of portraying body positive in the media.
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In 2016, we witnessed major campaigns and magazine covers graced by body positivity and if anything ladies, they should make us love ourselves and all that we are.
Ashley Graham making history by gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated
Truly speechless!!! This cover is for every woman who felt like she wasn't beautiful enough because of her size. You can do and achieve anything you put your mind to. Thank you so much to the entire @si_swimsuit team! I'm so excited to be a part of your family. I love you all!!! #siswim #beautybeyondsize
Her February cover marked the first time a plus-size model headline the issue’s swimsuit edition.
All thanks to The All Woman Project
A project co-founded by models Clementine Desseaux and Charli Howard to rattle the industry standards of beauty and offer up new role models for underrepresented women.
Christian Siriano’s Spring 2017 runway show
The designer is a longtime advocate of inclusivitiy and creates amazing style for women of all shapes and sizes. He further proved that there’s room for varied bodies on the runway when he had casted five plus-size models in his Spring 2017 show at NYFW.
Victoria Secret’s, Jasmine Tooke’s unretouched Fantasy Bra shots
This photo of Jasmine Tookes is now my favorite of any Victoria's Secret Angel ever because you can see stretch marks AND THAT SHIT IS REAL! pic.twitter.com/hK5O5UbAcz
— Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) October 26, 2016
A bold and rare move by the lingerie maker – Jasmine Tooke’s unretouched photos bearing her stretch marks made women everywhere feel real.
Refinery29’s 67% Project
An initiative launched by Refinery29 to represent the 67% of women who are identified as ‘plus size’ in its online content. Check out the empowering project!
Self Magazine’s final print issue
Self Magazine casted self-love champion and curvy model Iskra Lawrence as its final cover star. It left a powerful and moving message to remind everyone that health is not a one-size-fits-all kinda deal.
Such an honour to be on the Jan cover of @selfmagazine thank you @joycemarg @rsinnkelly for believing in me and always encouraging us to be our healthiest and happiest selves. ?LINK IN BIO? And you can all start 2017 with me & #TeamSELF by getting my FREE four-week workout and healthy eating plan when you sign up! ?link up in my bio? Photography @kaizfeng styling @almudenagg Thanks to my family @jagmodels & @models_1uk for making this all possible. #NewYearsChallenge #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful
Ashley Graham on the cover of British Vogue
Ashley Graham kicked off and she’ll sign off this list as it’s no question of her impact in fashion in 2016. She scored a great deal of covers throughout 2016 but because the first plus-size model to cover British Vogue in December. Absolute win.
*Sourced by Huffington Post