The Best Body Positive Moments of 2016 That Happened In Fashion

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

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

Model: Precious Lee
Model: Alessandra Garcia

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

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!

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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.

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.

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Image: Vogue UK


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