The plus-size fashion industry is moving in a positive direction: Refinery 29 recently called out retailers for hiding their plus-size lines and there are more stylish options than ever for full-figured ladies, ranging from indie brands like Girl With Curves to commercial chains like Mango and H&M.
Still, there’s a lot left to be desired in the realm of plus-size fashion, which is why we thought we’d help with a roundup of the best affordable outfit ideas we’ve come across as of late.
Krista Niles, couples therapist and dating coach, created the Curvy Cupid Course in 2016 to help women of all sizes start writing their love stories.
Krista is a strong believer in the transformative power of love, and experienced firsthand the stuckness, discouragement, and hopelessness that can accompany dating as a plus-size woman.
The internet made it possible for all kinds of new ideas to reach people like me. Even Nicki Minaj started calling my fat ass to the dance floor.
My early adulthood was defined by fat voices like Lindy West, Samantha Irby, Roxane Gay, Virgie Tovar, and Lizzo. They gave me images I’d never seen before and a point of view I’d never heard before: fat people are valid. At least one small corner of the world was playing my song. When I started dating seriously at 19, I was wracked with the same insecurities that every fat femme feels.
I learned a Jedi mind trick that changed the dating landscape for me forever.
I took those models, writers, and musicians at their word: fat people live large.I would like to introduce a corollary: the key to success in dating is to believe you’re hot AF.Dating while fat should never mean settling or apologizing or putting up with anything less than what I want.Couples therapist and plus-size dating coach Krista Niles joins us to discuss statistics and misconceptions about body size and romantic relationships, how to navigate dating after being in a relationship with someone who says cruel things about your body, great strategies for creating a dating profile, what to do if you’re struggling to find a therapist, and so much more!Plus, Christy answers a listener question about how to cope when you’re surrounded by people who buy in to diet culture.I wanted to ask my dates if they were really attracted to me, and if they answered in the affirmative, to then demand they tell me why.