In recent years we’ve definitely seen a shift in the fashion industry, with influencers and celebrities placing pressure on the high street to make plus-size fashion more accessible for all. No longer only available online, or placed at the back of the store, tucked away in a dark corner, plus size fashion is finally coming of age. You’ll not only have seen this on the shop floor, but also in the ads placed in malls, magazines and online. Plus size models now regularly feature in glossy features and on the catwalks, meaning you don’t have to repurpose a look. If you’re plus size you ARE the look.
In this drive for equality, no group of people has been more vocal than plus-size fashion influencers. These are the people on Instagram that have the loudest voice, the most followers and the most influence over fashion and body positivity. If you’re new to Instagram, it can be difficult to navigate your way through to the best bloggers and influencers, so we’ve done the hard work for you!
Here’s our pick of the best plus-size fashion influencers you should be following now:
1. Gabbie Fresh @gabifresh
Gabi Fresh, aka Gabrielle Gregg, has amassed a huge, loyal following on Instagram. She’s a model, writer, entrepreneur and designer who has not only written a hugely successful blog but also runs her own plus-size clothing, lingerie and swimwear brands. Check out her Instagram posts to see just how passionate she is about plus-size fashion.
2. Katie Sturino @katiesturino
Katie is an entrepreneur, style influencer, body positivity advocate and animal rights activist. She works tirelessly to raise awareness of size inclusivity and has a hugely successful blog, The12ish, is the founder of the beauty brand Megababe and has recently launched the podcast Boob Sweat. It’s easy to see why she makes the list!
3. Trendy Curvy @mskristine
Kristine’s slogan is ‘A curvy girl living in a trendy world’ and she works hard to match the latest fashion to her own unique sense of style. Her sumptuous content has a massive social media following, and you can easily shop her chic style via her Instagram shop.
4. Callie Thorpe @calliethorpe
Callie is not only an accomplished speaker, blogger and plus size model, but she even hosts her own podcast, The Confidence Corner. Check out Callie’s Instagram page for fashion, travel and lifestyle tips.
5. Caralyn Miranda Koch @caralynmirand
This curvy model and blogger has a huge following, and it’s easy to see why. Her content is delightful, and created to inspire fashion and beauty confidence for all women.
6. Gracie Francesca @gracefvictory
Gracie is one of our foremost plus-size influencers in the UK. She regularly posts not only on plus size fashion but also body positivity and mental health issues.
7. Jessica Torres @thisisjessicatorres
Jessica not only boasts a huge following on Instagram but she’s also co-host of The Fat Girls Club podcast and even has her own You Tube channel, ThisIsJessicaTorres. As well as being a strong body positivity advocate, her content covers all things fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle.
8. Chloe in Curve @chloeincurve_
According to Chloe Elliot, the stylist behind the blog Chloe in Curve, fashion is not defined by size. This pretty much tells you all you need to know about this fierce Instagrammer. In fact, in 2018 she was named Fashion Influencer of the Year, showing just how inspirational her writing and posts are for women all over the world.
9. Stefani Nicole @hellostefaninicole
Stefani is a plus size fashion blogger who truly wants you to celebrate the uniqueness of being you. Her posts are fun and fabulous, and the perfect antidote to the stresses of everyday life. If you’re looking for plus size fashion inspiration, Stefani’s Instagram feed will provide you with plenty of ideas!
10. Lauren Nicole @laurennicolefk
This London-based plus size model and blogger really pushes the fashion boundaries, so if you want inspiration then look no further than Nicole’s impeccable and killer sense of style. Her journey from body dysmorphia to plus size swimwear model is truly inspirational.
11. Georgina Grogan @georginagrogan_
Georgina Grogan is the plus-size blogger behind the highly successful blog, She Might Be Loved. This Sheffield-based dynamo not only focuses on beauty, plus size fashion and lifestyle but also regularly updates followers on her disability issues and the challenges she faces. Brave, bold and beautiful, we think Georgina rocks!
12. The Smiling Sweetheart @thesmilingsweetheart
Mona has already featured as one of our Top 8 Plus Size Bloggers, and her Instagram channel is equally loved by us here at Elle Courbee. Her laid-back California style and inspirational blogs are all about loving yourself for who you are, and being true to yourself, which we agree is the mantra to live by.