If you’re looking for style inspiration from plus size fashion blogs, you’ve come to the right place.
Deciding what to wear every day is difficult enough, but it can be even more of a chore if you’re curvy. Slowly but surely we’re seeing more plus size clothing stores open in South Africa, but we still need loads more plus size role models to show women and girls that beauty doesn’t come in one size.
That’s why we’re so thrilled that we’ve got our very own homegrown plus size fashion bloggers to look up to!
Whether you use the words plus size, curvy, thick, big or fuller figured, you have to agree that these women are seriously stylish and we could all learn some top trend tips from the best of the best South African fashion bloggers.
But even better than their knowledge of plus size fashion are their amazing attitudes towards their bodies. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t envious of how much our favourite plus size fashion bloggers love their bodies and embrace their curves. Visiting at least one of these plus size fashion blogs every day is good for your soul and great for your confidence.
Check out this collection of our favourite plus size fashion blogs and Instagram accounts in South Africa, and let us know what you think. Get ready to see how to put outfits together AND how to be happier with how you look!
Plus Size is Me
For plus size fashion with a generous side of personal experience and plus size activism, Plus Size is Me is a must-visit. Lala Tshabalala tells beautiful stories about her journey to loving her body and you can’t help but feel empowered after reading her posts about body positivity and embracing our flaws. We love you Lala, keep doing what you’re doing!
The fashion posts are a mix of everyday outfits and plus size fashion news. Be sure to follow her on Instagram for bikini pictures that make you feel like you can take over the world.
Mind the Curves
Mind the Curves is a plus size blog that focuses on fashion, including chic outfit-of-the-day posts, reviews of plus size brands (both international and South African) and news from the plus size fashion world. You might recognise the face of Mind the Curves from campaigns like #Jetloveyourself and the Isabell de Villiers lookbook.
Her style is equal parts retro, elegant and fun — think winged eyeliner and full circle skirts — with a few casual looks thrown in. This plus size fashion blog gives us serious wardrobe (and hair) envy.
- Website: mindthecurves.com
- Facebook: Mind the Curves
- Twitter: @MindTheCurvesZA
- Instagram: @mindthecurvesza
All About That Bass
Lauren is the brains behind the incredibly relatable blog All About That Bass. Her weight-loss story is a dramatic one (read it here), and her journey to accepting her size and loving her body is nothing short of inspirational.
Expect to see loads of stylish, wearable outfit-of-the-day photos, interspersed with the occasional beauty or family post. Most of the outfits Lauren puts together are casual with an edgy touch of fun — the kind of clothes you wish you had in your wardrobe and that you’d be happy to wear every day.
- Website: alllaboutthatbass.wordpress.com
- Facebook: All About That Bass
- Twitter: @Lauren_Cannell
- Instagram: @about_that_bass
A Gorgeous Life
If you’re looking for a plus size blog that covers more than just fashion, this is it! Candice Bresler makes sure A Gorgeous Life is a great mix of food, beauty, travel and of course fashion inspiration — all expertly photographed. Basically, we want to steal Candice’s life!
From beach and formal wear to shopping tips, she makes dressing gorgeously seem effortless. We love her style posts and we can’t wait to see more.
- Website: agorgeouslife.co.za
- Facebook: A Gorgeous Life Blog
- Twitter: @AGorgeousLifeSA
- Instagram: @agorgeouslife
Nomali from Soweto
In her plus size blog, Nomali chronicles life as a plus size woman living in Soweto — sharing her thoughts on fashion, African feminism and the word fat. There’s also some beauty, culture and tech posts thrown in for good measure. A visit to her blog will make you think and make you want to hire her as your stylist — win-win.
Her plus size fashion posts are budget conscious (thank you!) and usually colourful and casual. She’s got great advice on making the most of the clothes you buy and she’s honest about how fashion makes her feel.