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  • 'Traumas in our bodies': Grammy winner Melanie Fiona on why she lost her singing voice — and how she got it back

    A few months after Melanie Fiona realized the importance of these key factors, she was on tour with Mary J. Blige.

  • Plus-size influencers have message for 'fat-phobic' family members: 'I need your support'

    Experts at theCurvyCon tackle how to handle family members who are negative about their weight.

  • 'Curviest model ever' makes bold statement with plus-size bridal fashion show

    Plus-size model Hunter McGrady introduced the first-ever plus-size bridal fashion show.

  • Watch theCURVYcon 2019, two-day celebration of size-diversity and inclusion

    Watch theCURVYcon 2019 live on Yahoo Lifestyle

  • Curvy models stun at Target's empowering fashion show of top fall styles under $100

    Watch live as curvy models showcase Target's top fall fashions and shop our favorite looks from the show — all under $100

  • 'I have always been a rebel': Why TheCurvyCon co-founder Chastity Garner Valentine wants to push women to take big risks

    "I have always been a rebel of what women can and can’t do, so anything that allows me to say, ‘Yes, we can do that!’, I take the chance," Chastity Garner Valentine tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

  • 'Curviest model ever' Hunter McGrady talks being a plus-size bride: 'Give me the tightest, sexiest dress'

    Hunter McGrady is shedding light on problems that still exist in plus-size fashion after becoming the first plus bride to cover "The Knot."

  • #MeToo movement, more women in Congress: Influencers sound off on the biggest wins for women

    From sexual and reproductive health to voting rights and civic engagement, women are on the frontlines of creating lasting change.

  • TheCurvyCon co-founder CeCe Olisa on being overlooked by the fashion industry: 'We knew that our community saw us'

    "When the fashion community didn’t see what we were doing, we knew that our community saw us," says TheCurvyCon co-founder CeCe Olisa.

  • 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' star Whitney Way Thore says women can’t be afraid to ask for what they deserve

    “When you don’t put yourself first like that you really compromise what you’re able to bring to the table,” says Whitney Way Thore.

  • Hunter McGrady and Nia Jax's confidence-boosting advice is something everyone needs to hear

    It doesn’t matter what size or shape you are, you’ve probably had moments when you are feeling down on yourself. Here are some tried-and-true tips to increase confidence.

  • Jameela Jamil headlines theCurvyCon 2019 with focus on leadership: 'Catalyst for confidence’

    TheCurvycon, which brings together celebrities, body-positive influencers, and their fans to celebrate diversity and fashion inclusivity, has announced its 2019 lineup.

  • 8 curvy influencers on the brands that get plus-size fashion right

    We live in an exciting time, when extended-size fashion is more accessible than ever. Plus-size fashion has been getting a lot of positive attention, which has helped bring more options to market, but many brands are cutting corners to try to compete with the demand.A big problem is that some brands are simply scaling up their preexisting straight-size patterns rather than investing the necessary time and money into the fit and quality of the clothes. But curvy women value a good fit and have an eye for design just as much as the next woman. We want pieces that not only are fashion-forward but also can fit a wide array of unique body types.For me, three brands that are stepping up to provide high-quality, well-fitting, and trendy clothes are Eloquii, Torrid, and Simply Be. At this year’s theCURVYcon, I got a chance to speak with some amazing plus-size influencers on their biggest fashion gripe and the different brands that are getting it right.For more style inspiration, follow my instagram @margieplus and my style blog Margie Plus.Yahoo Lifestyle may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle: • The best plus-size street style looks at New York Fashion Week   • ‘I battled eating disorders since I was 12’: How this fashion blogger found body confidence and a collab with Lane Bryant   • 9 style tips from curvy influencers Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • 9 style tips from curvy influencers

    I whole heartedly believe that style is not something that can be bought but something that is inside of us all waiting to be unleashed. My own style journey really started when I threw all the plus size fashion ‘rules’ I had been told my whole life out the window and stoped being afraid to wear certain trends because of my body type. Through forcing myself to step out of my comfort zone and be bold, I found the confidence to rock any garment and when you feel good in your own skin you can rock anything! This NYFW thanks to size inclusive shows like Chromat and events like theCURVYcon, plus size influencers have taken over the streets and sharing their top style tips to keep you looking your best this season! For more style inspiration follow me on instagram @margieplus and my style blog www.margiepus.com.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • ‘Curviest model ever’ Hunter McGrady, Candice Huffine, and more body-positive moments at NYFW—so far  • The best plus-size street style looks at New York Fashion Week • ‘Smizing’ and soft lighting: 5 tips from Instagram stars to look your absolute best in photos Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. “To try EVERYTHING on! Don’t stick to the number inside the tag. You don’t have to be afraid to size up or down, your worth is not tied to a number,” Johnson tells Yahoo Lifestyle.(Photo: Harald Austad for Yahoo Lifestyle) “Honestly be yourself and be authentically true to who you are because when you feel good, you look good. I am also all about tailoring your clothes to fit your body. Don t worry about size, labels, or numbers, find something you love and make it work by finding yourself a good tailor!” O’Connor tells Yahoo Lifestyle.(Photo: Harald Austad for Yahoo Lifestyle) “Honestly go for it! Like do the bold, do the color, do the prints especially now that brands are jumping on board and not just giving us black and boring designs. I would say to all my curvy girls out there go for it and wear it all! Make it your own and have fun with it,” Sacasa tells Yahoo Lifestyle.(Photo: Harald Austad for Yahoo Lifestyle) “My number one style tip is to never be afraid, if you are afraid to put something on you are already limiting your ability to express yourself and that is what fashion is all about!” O’Brian tells Yahoo Lifestyle.(Photo: Harald Austad for Yahoo Lifestyle)

  • 'Curviest model ever' calls out Revolve on recent controversy: 'I think it's a little tone-deaf'

    Model Hunter McGrady calls out the retailer for its major fashion faux pas.

  • Big and tall: Plus-size men 'struggle' as much as curvy women

    The plus-size fashion movement isn’t just about women.

  • 'Curviest model ever' Hunter McGrady, Candice Huffine and more body-positive moments at NYFW— so far

    At New York Fashion Week, the body-positivity movement continues to evolve. With theCURVYcon wrapping up its second year at NYFW, plus-size women are seeing themselves represented in fashion by designers and retailers in ways unseen before.Designers like Christian Siriano, Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat, and Prabal Gurung continue to push the envelope for inclusivity and promoting body positivity. This push forward was solidified by a historic partnership announced between the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and plus-size retail hub, Dia & Co. The two partnered with five designers, including Siriano, for the #TeeUpChange campaign featuring five body-positive T-shirts whose proceeds will go toward size-inclusive fashion education for the next group of emerging designers.Plus-size models like Candice Huffine, Hunter McGrady, Paloma Elesser, Marquita Pring, and more have strutted the catwalk during NYFW and at theCURVYcon this season, continuing to shatter old stereotypes of what a fashion model should look like in 2018.Above, see all of the body-positive moments from New York Fashion Week and continue to check back as we update the gallery.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Fashion designer casts all Asian models for historic NYFW show  • Political slogan tee strikes at NYFW: ‘Vote for Cynthia’ Nixon  • Curvy model causes a stir in ‘Sample-Size’ T-shirt at NYFW’s most diverse show Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • The best plus-size street style looks at New York Fashion Week

    We are in the midst of New York Fashion Week, and thanks to this year’s successful theCURVYcon we are seeing a tremendous amount of diversity in the street style surrounding it.I have been attending NYFW since 2011 and have seen a significant shift in the amount of fellow plus-size women attending shows, and it’s even more exciting that they are getting a place in the spotlight and being featured in street style articles. It is a moment they likely won’t forget — I broke down in tears when I received my first street style award as a curvy girl in People StyleWatch magazine, alongside straight-size stars like Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo. This was a rare instance, but I am beyond thrilled that curvy girls are finally getting their well-deserved place in the fashion scene.The new sense of inclusivity that theCURVYcon is helping bring to New York Fashion Week is so needed, and the industry is taking notice. We can have style at any size.Click through to see my favorite plus-size street style looks for this monumental event.For more style inspiration, follow my Instagram @margieplus or my style blog www.margieplus.com.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Curvy woman pleads for wide calf boots that actually fit: ‘It’s my dream’  • Fashion insider reveals the secret reason brands don’t use more plus-size models  • ‘So twisted’: Plus-size women experience major shopping injustices, says designerFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

  • 'Poverty on a different level': What growing up poor taught one curvy influencer about confidence

    Stylist Shainna Harrison says she "learned a lot about myself and the things that I liked because I was made to make them.”

  • The Victoria's Secret model is what society sees as the 'beauty ideal.' Here's why that's a problem.

    Katie Willcox has been studying the symbolism of the beauty ideal — and what she found is utterly fascinating.