JCPenney Celebrates Diversity With Mannequins That Mirror The Bodies Of ‘Real People’

JCPenney Celebrates Diversity With Mannequins That Mirror The Bodies Of 'Real People'

In the past, women (plus and straight size) have been vocal in their desire to see mannequins that reflect the body types of average sized individuals. Regardless of your size, we can all agree that using a size 0 mannequins to represent the masses is doing just the opposite. Also Read:  Retailer Debenhams Unveil Size 16 Mannequins For Plus Size Shoppers Earlier this week, … [Read more...]

Retailer Addition Elle Addresses Controversial Question: “What is Plus Size?”

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By: Jennifer Patterson Curvy. Above average. Fiercely real. Full-figured. Big and Beautiful. Voluptuous On their blog, leading plus size Canadian retailer Addition Elle finally addresses the controversy surrounding the term “plus size.” There’s been much debate surrounding what this broad term means and who is included in the description. Who belongs in this group of … [Read more...]

Prince Fielder Shows Off His Physique For ESPN’s ‘Body Issue’

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Prince Fielder.... More Proof That Athleticism Comes in all Shapes and Sizes ESPN’s 2014 Body Issue is filled with suntan lines, buff bums and well trained athletes, but one image that’s garnering attention belongs to baseball superstar Prince Fielder. After images of his muscular physique began to surface, women weren’t shy in sharing their appreciation for the cover. … [Read more...]

Jessica Simpson Gets Married, Recreate Her Timeless Wedding Look

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According to her publicist, singer and fashion mogul Jessica Simpson married ex-football player Eric Johnson on Saturday at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. The newlywed couple, who began dating in 2010, are the parents of 2-year-old daughter Maxwell and 1-year-old son Ace. People Magazine was lucky enough to obtain exclusive photos and an interview with the pop star … [Read more...]

This Gospel Singer Lost Major Weight, While Keeping Her Voluptuous Figure

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Tamela Mann Is The Latest Celebrity To Get Healthy Gospel recording artist and actress Tamela Mann is one of our celebrity favorites. She always looks amazing and continues to do so fabulously 200 lbs lighter. Yes, you read that correctly.  According to several sources, the 'Take Me To The King" singer has lost 240 lbs citing her husband as the key to her success.  Tamela … [Read more...]

Thanks To These Plus Size Women, Summer Will Never Be The Same

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This Calendar Features Plus Size Women, Swimwear and Sexy Curves On The Beach Swimsuitsforall.com recently released their Sexy At Every Curve Calendar and it’s definitely a looker. This online calendar keeps you in the loop of all of the important dates during the warmer months (May - September). You’re even reminded of the birthday’s of Audrey Hepburn and Naomi Campbell, … [Read more...]

See How This Woman Is Celebrating Her New “Ugly” Body

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Love Yourself & Your Body Before, During & After Weight Loss Last month we shared a story of the untold issues that may arise when you lose a large amount of weight. The story brought up that due to excess skin, shopping for clothes and even being comfortable in this new body/skin can be a bit of a task. This month we're sharing another perspective on the … [Read more...]

This Footage Is Proof That Even NBA Analysts Are Guilty Of Fat Shaming

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Charles Barkley, Shaq & The Inside The NBA Crew Gets A Kick Out Of Shaming Plus Size Women Lately my Facebook timeline is littered with re-posts of plus size women being made fun of. Before I reluctantly joined Facebook in 2008, I used to receive forwarded emails containing picture galleries of the same things I see in my timeline now, only without the vitriol that is … [Read more...]

15 Beauty Hacks Every Diva Must Know!

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Beauty Secrets That You Won't Find Anywhere Else I live for beauty hacks! Beauty hacks are nothing more than tips and tricks to help you save time, money or hassle when you are on the go! I have a ton that I use every day, but the following are some of my favorites and a few new ones I have yet to try! 1.) Accidentally broke your lipstick? Use a blow-dryer on a warm setting … [Read more...]

What Do These Five Successful Plus Size Models Have In Common?

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ALDA Aims To Represent Overall Beauty & Stand Up For Curves As we all know, the great debate between the labeling of models according to their size continues. While there are many on the fence about the actual term "plus-sized", the fact of the matter remains that the average American woman is a size 14 or higher which means, no shade to my smaller sisters, that we need … [Read more...]

This Conversation Is Proof That Men Have Body Image Issues Too

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Body Image Issues Affect Men & Women It’s no secret. DailyVenusDiva.com is geared toward women, but at times we aim to appeal to our male readers as well. Meet The Male Media Mind blog, an online space that harnesses the collective creativity of nerdy black bears. In the following video the men behind M3 share their thoughts on male body image issues, including going … [Read more...]

Instagram Had The Nerve To Remove This Woman’s Photo. Hear What She Had To Say About It.

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Do Plus Size Women Have The Same Rights As Others On Social Media? If you’re one of the million people who have an Instagram account, then seeing a selfie or a stranger or a celebrity showing off their body is pretty common. But what about a plus size body? Plus size blogger Meghan Tonjes posted a picture of her backside in her undies, to her surprise Instagram removed … [Read more...]

‘Booty Therapy’ Founder Launches Campaign To Bring This Movement To The U.S.

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Booty therapy feeling like a woman without feeling guilty After seeing our friend and fellow plus size blogger Gaëlle-Vanessa Prudencio dancing her tail off in a video clip I wanted to learn more about the dance that I was witnessing. It's called Booty Therapy! Booty Therapy was created by dancer Maïmouna Coulibaly, and it’s described as a dance that heals through hips and … [Read more...]

Plus Size Model Ashley Graham Shows Off Her Curves For ‘Elle’ Quebec Magazine

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Ashley Graham may be a plus size model, but don’t think for a second that she can’t bring ‘it’ like any other model. With a long list of clients under her belt, it’s safe to say that Ashley Graham is “The Face” of plus size modeling. In the past Ashley has worked with Lane Bryant, collaborated on a lingerie collection with Addition Elle and recently she modeled a plus size … [Read more...]

The ‘Quick Five’: Actress Erica Watson Interviews Make-up Artist CoCo Chatman

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This Talented Makeup Artist Specializes In Bringing Out Your Best Features CoCo Chatman is a young up and coming Chicago based make-up artist. Not only is she amazingly talented but she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. How do I know? Well, she's my friend and she has "beat my face" and made me look fabulous on many occasions. If you need to look beautiful for … [Read more...]

Plus Size Inspiration: 10 ‘Body Positive’ Quotes From Pinterest That Celebrate YOU!

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The Internet Can Be A Great Source Of Daily Inspiration Inspiration can come from anywhere. Whether it’s a body positive quote or an inspirational message, Pinterest is a great place to find daily inspiration. Here are 10 of my favorite plus size and inspirational pins. Do you have a favorite quote that you live by?  If so, share it in the comment … [Read more...]

Body Image: The Truth Behind Those “Before & After” Photos

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According To This Woman, Shopping After A 150 lb Weight Loss Isn't That Easy I absolutely love this article by Candice Russell. It tells in detail what she goes through in her daily life after losing 150 lbs. Candice candidly speaks of the difficulties of being comfortable in her new body which includes dealing with sagging skin. She mentions how shopping isn't as easy as … [Read more...]