Over the years, women obtaining a body of a UK size 16 or higher have been shun by the media. With great rivalry between the tall and thin and the short and curvy which was primarily influenced by leaders in the modelling and fashion industry, a lady seen embracing her curves around a decade ago was often frowned upon.
It wasn’t until the 1970s that something really had to be done about the segregation of curvy women from the ‘average’ sized women.
We take a look at how plus size women have fought for their right to be equal and to promote a healthy body images for young girls everywhere. Travelling to the 1970s, right up until 2015, we help pin-point the memorable moments in history that have helped make plus size fashion what it is today – a united group of confident women.