The fashion fraternity is still working its way to real size inclusivity, but it unquestionably played a major role in shifting toward more body positivity in the media ― and among those who consume it.
In 2016, there were leaders of body positivity starring in magazine covers and major campaigns and wearing store-bought awards show dresses instead of conforming to strict sample sizes.
Since we could all use a cue of some of the good things that happened this year, check out 11 body positive moments in fashion below.
1. Ashley Graham’s Swimsuit issue that’s history making.
Graham’s February cover starred for the first time a plus-size model headlined the sultry anticipated Swimsuit Issue, leading the way for her incredibly fruitful year ahead.
2. 2017 Spring runway show of Christian Siriano .
The designer has been vocal about of great style for women of all sizes and shape. He also said that there’s a place for varied bodies on the runway when he cast five plus-size models in his show at New York Fashion Week.
3. The All Woman Project.
Co-founded by models Clementine Desseaux and Charli Howard, this empowering campaign was organized to tremble the industry standards of loveliness and offer up new role models for underrepresented women.
4. Jasmine Tookes’ fresh Fantasy Bra photos.
The news that Tookes is the third black woman ever chosen to wear the complicated bra was cause for celebration, but this behind-the-scenes image released by the brand, proudly showcasing the model’s stretch marks, was the icing on the body positive cake.
5. These Women’s Running magazine covers.
The running-focused magazine continued its streak of exciting us when it put a plus-size model on its March cover, and impressed us by teaming up in November with plus-size model Candice Huffine on Project Start, a running initiative launched by the model and the mag to help beginners get started on their own running programs.