The national survey also reveals that plus size women eschew straight size fashion resources, models and celebrities, preferring to find their fashion inspiration among their plus size peers, and from plus size icons like Adele, Melissa McCarthy and Gabourey Sidibe. They're also embracing the many resources -- including plus size pages in national fashion magazines, plus size bloggers and runway shows, like Full Figured Fashion Week -- that have emerged to support this silent majority."Culturally, the plus size fashion movement has come a long way toward giving women permission to love their bodies and embrace their curves," says Mongello. "When women stop criticizing their bodies, they feel happier, project more confidence and have more fun with fashion."
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