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FREEDOM OF FASHION: CURVY WOMEN BEING TRENDSETTERS IN STYLES YOU WOULDN’T EXPECT

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TAKING BACK FASHION

According to the fashion industry and what is seen in various retail stores, curvy women have been confined to wearing dull, unappealing, overpriced clothes for so many years. It is just another way the fashion industry has proven to be exclusive in sizes, making consumers feel that they have to be slim to be beautiful. Not anymore! Curvy women are taking back fashion and owning all of the newest trends!

There are so many celebrities and influencers that are devoted advocates for embracing the skin you are blessed with. A few well-known names are Lizzo, Naomi Wantanabe, and Nicole Byer. They are all curvy women who do not let fashion critics stop them from wearing what they want to wear.

Starting with Lizzo, it is unquestionable that she is a curvy fashion icon. She is known for rocking all sorts of styles and not letting haters bring her down. She is not afraid to show off her curves. Lizzo wears bright colors and fitted silhouettes, both of which are styles that many don’t expect to see curvy women wearing. She brings the self-esteem of other curvy women up and is a true inspiration. 

Naomi Wantanabe is a Japanese comedian who takes every chance to showcase her incredible and unique fashion choices. She started her own brand called Punyus, which means “chubby” in Japanese. It started off as only a plus size brand but then later expanded to an all-inclusive brand with sizes now ranging from XS to 6X. Punyus showcases anything but ordinary fashion, which is an amazing addition to the fashion industry, given that plus size women were not granted very many options in stores. 

Last but not least, Nicole Byer, an American comedian, actress, writer, and television host. She, like the other two women mentioned, does not follow the trend, she sets her own trends for curvy women. Byer is constantly speaking about the injustice in the entertainment and fashion industry when it comes to curvy women beauty. She is seen wearing bright colors and patterns, and various silhouettes gearing away from the typical baggy and boxy silhouette that the fashion industry offers curvy women. 

The fashion industry is slowly starting to become more inclusive. However, it is embarrassing that it is 2020 and curvy women are still struggling to feel accepted in an industry that should be empowering to all women and men no matter the size and color. Until then, it is up to celebrities and influencers to show women that everyone is beautiful and that they should be able to wear whatever they want.