Body Image and the Fashion Industry: Plus size issues in the media

I was quoted in a fantastic article about body image acceptance in the fashion industry by Annie Stevens over at The Vine (go and read the whole piece its well worth it).

Hayley Hughes, Melbourne stylist and blogger (and one of The Vine’s own!) is also part of the plus size blogging community. She hopes that the efforts of the fashion and magazine industry to embrace diverse shapes and sizes are part of a real shift towards promoting positive body image and acceptance.

“I think action is coming,” she says. “ I do hope that it’s not just a token issue that happens every year. Otherwise its pointless, do we only exist once a year?”

What do you think? Do you think the recent media and magazine issues dedicated to plus size fashion and issues are a token effort on their part or the beginning of real change towards acceptance in the industry?


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