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Thursday, October 15

This is What 'Plus-Size' Looks Like (for a Model)

Whitney Thompson (above & below)
photos via here

This lace top (on Crystal Renn) looks just like a Vannina Vesperini piece that we bought about 5 years ago at her Paris shop! It has to be the same one!

model Crystal Renn
images via here

We were at the bookstore the other night and noticed Crystal Renn's new book entitled Hungry. We've posted on Crystal before, and thought we'd dig up a few more lingerie images of her to share with you. Along the way we discovered a few lovely pictures of fellow "plus-size" model Whitney Thompson, whose claim to fame is having won cycle 10 of America's Next Top Model. We love that top image of her, with just a bit of trim from her bra peeking out of her top!
It seems that every now and then a top fashion magazine will celebrate the plus-size form, and just recently we heard that Glamour magazine is going to regularly feature these lovely curves! It is refreshing to see a beautiful photograph of a model wearing lingerie and not feel bad about your own figure.

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15 fabulous comments:

sisters in black frocks said...

gorgeous ladies

Little Rus said...

When curves are accompanied by self-confidence and love, the result is always so incredibly beautiful and sensual. Unfortunately, not many women are prepared to love what they have (or able to pull it off), which is a shame, really...
xxx

Couture Cookie said...

I think these ladies are beautiful, however I prefer to see skinny models in fashion mags... I know I suck. :(

Penny Lane said...

they look overwhelming!
fantastic post =)

PL ♥

Susan said...

awww, they look amazing!
not being skinny myself, I love to discover a few of these kind of women in the fashion industry.
xoxo

Turquoise Diaries said...

You should post more of them so that we normal women feel better :))

Treacle said...

I'm so happy that the fashion industry (and mass media in general) is finally recognizing that plus sized women are not only the same size as the average American woman, but also that women of all shapes, sizes, and colors are beautiful.

Tiffani said...

Post more please, I think she's more beautiful than some of the stick thin girls out there for sure!!

Plus Size Bra said...

Stunning Plus Size Models and the their Plus Size Lingerie. At last the time has come to recognize the Plus Size or Full Figure Women and the Plus Size Models.

Lesley Ann said...

Thank you for posting these gorgeous women!

Conversation Pieces said...

It is indeed refreshing to see 'normal' woman looking gorgeous in their undies... I guess there's always the sting when they're called 'plus size'. I'm a UK 8/10 but would be classed as plus size if I were a model (ok that's never going to happen) which always seems quite strange as I'm actually quite slim. Tricky issue... but nice to be reminded you don't have to be stick-thin to be gorgeous. (Sorry that was a total ramble!)

google_account said...

I've always been a fan of plus-size models! There's a great site with many images of Crystal and other plus-size models here:

http://www.judgmentofparis.com/

They're all gorgeous.

The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

denise, the prime magpie said...

I just read this month's Glamour that featured this model, along with several others classified as "plus sized." It makes me glad that magazines are trying to make strides to show people of all sizes, but it does kind of make me sad at the same time that there needs to be a size-based term. We see clothing of all shapes and silhouettes on the same runway; can't we have the models be just as unique? Especially with lingerie, since it seeks to enhance the natural body.

Plus Size Bras said...

I think the fashion industry is started realizing the importance of Plus Size Women. Hope this trend continues for long to alleviate the discrimination meted out to plus size women.

Anonymous said...

They should change the label and use another word because plus sized still seems discriminatory. There are instances where they use terms like curvy or full figured but its not the norm

In addition, in Canada they stock less average sizes and more 0-4 these days. There normal ladies frequently need to head south to buy fitting clothing