Hashtag Count: 687,000+
This hashtag was founded by plus size model and body positive advocate, Tess Holliday. It now has its own clothing line and Instagram account.This account is run by 6 body positive gals chosen by Holliday and they curate so you can be inspired at an time of day.
Hashtag Count: 294,000+
This particular Instagram account was started by a woman named, Honorine, who wanted to play on her name and her acceptance of her body. She started it all to share her own journey but now has over 103,000 followers! She said, “This account is created as a safe space to share our stories and our journeys with others, different from ourselves yet so very much the same, all united in our quest to be kinder to our bodies as they are today. ”
Hashtag Count: 125,000+
This hashtag was started by Plus Model Magazine in order to celebrate curves. They try to post 10 photos a day from the hashtag to their Instagram account. Guess what else? Each issue of the magazine features a 2 page spread with 12 photos from the hashtag. Celebration, indeed!
Hashtag Count: 25,000+
Blogger Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista started her blog back in 2008 which makes her the godmother of this whole movement. The hashtag #TCFStyle is used by other bloggers to capture their personal style and promote inspiration among the plus-size fashion community. She not only reposts looks on her Instagram account, she picks 5 looks every Wednesday to feature in her blog!
Hashtag Count: 21,000+
Founded by blogger Margot Meanie, the #AlternativeCurves hashtag was created to increase visibility and make alternative plus-size women more accessible through social media. The Alternative Curves account features a monthly challenge to help organize inspirational looks, such as this month’s theme of black lipstick.
Hashtag Count: 14,000+
Canada’s plus-size fashion magazine, Dare Magazine, created the hashtag #DareToWear. In addition to being re-posted on the @DareMagCananda Instagram, nine photos are featured in each issue of the magazine.
Hashtag Count: 13,000+
The #AndIGetDressed account is curated by plus-size fashion blogger Kellie Brown. Brown works in PR which explains the highly stylized looked of the account. Think Vogue but body positive. While you won’t catch any selfies here, the account remains a celebration of personal style, body positivity, and fashion at every size.
Hashtag Count: 12,000+
Skorch Magazine has been highlighting plus size fashion for the past 7 years. The Skorch Instagram account has always shown a lot of support towards indie designers, up-and-coming models, and new bloggers. Publisher Jessica Kane prides herself on finding new talent. Tagging photos with #SkorchMagazine may get you a repost but it could also get you a feature in the magazine!
Hashtag Count: 9,000+
Essie Golden's hashtag #GoldenConfidence was actually started by Selina Weeks of Manik Magazine. Weeks was inspired by Golden's advocacy for women of all sizes to feel confident in swimwear. Since then, it has expanded to cover just about any look. No matter what you are wearing, show your #GoldenConfidence!
Hashtag Count: 8,000+
ModCloth seems to be a company that gets it. They have taken a pledge to never use photoshop and seek to always be inclusive. They first used #FashionTruth when blogger babe Nicolette Mason designed a collection for the brand. Instagrammers were encouraged to share a photo with their #FashionTruth for a chance to win every piece from the collection. Not a bad deal.
Hashtag Count: 300+
Blogger Amanda Richards’ #ImNoModelEither campaign sparked an important conversation in the body positive community. Richards' goal was to have women post pictures of themselves in lingerie to increase the visibility for women who are not normally showcased in mainstream plus fashion. Some of the stories that accompany the photos have been incredibly powerful. Richards' says, “It was really awe-inspiring to realize that most women navigate a tremendously long and complex journey when it comes to their bodies — especially because it feels so lonely sometimes. The truth is no matter what the story, someone can relate to it.”
I love this! The only way to start a change, is to start a change. If you don't see yourself represented in the world, do it yourself. Who doesn't love a good DYI project?