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Miss British Beauty Curve Competition Shows That Beauty Knows No Size

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Miss British Beauty Curve Competition Shows That Beauty Knows No Size

The UK continues to be a pioneer in the forefront of pushing the idea of size diversity and being plus positive. The average British woman is a size 16 and people such as Equalities Minister Jo Swinson continue to push for more realistic body images within the fashion industry such as plus size mannequins and imagery, which retailer Debenhams introduced into their stores last year.

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Jo Swinson told The Sunday Times last year:

“The images we see in the world of fashion are all pretty much the same — it’s as if there’s only one way of being beautiful.”

And a recent British beauty competition shows that beauty comes in many sizes and denounces that there’s only one way of being beautiful. It defies the images in the world of fashion that Swinson describes, which leads us to believe that change in the industry is happening because of people such as her and others who work tirelessly to promote the belief that beauty knows no size.

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The Miss British Beauty Curve competition took place on Sunday, July 27 with 30 contestants ranging in sizes 14 to 26. Yes, size 26!!!

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The 30 contestants strutted their stuff on stage in an array of outfits from eveningwear to swimwear. The plus size pageant, which kicked off in 2012, happens annually. There is no maximum size requirement. They just state that you must be a size 14 and above. According to their official website, “We celebrate all women and believe everyone is beautiful”.

Miss Norfolk Curve Emily Blake emerged as the winner of the plus size pageant. She told Daily Mail UK:

“I’m so proud that I’ve won. I love being plus size, it makes me feel sexy and women who are bigger should be confident with their curves. When most people think of beauty queens they think of perfect bodies, tiny waists and never-ending legs. But I eat healthy and I exercise so I know I’m fit, this is how women should look. It’s natural. I’m proof that you don’t have to be a perfect ten to be a beauty queen.”

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Miss British Beauty Curve 2012 winner Rio Watchorn, who was on the judging panel, told Daily Mail UK that confidence was a huge deciding factor in choosing this year’s winner:

“The competition is all about saying, ‘yes it wobbles, get over it’. We want everyone competing to be proud of their curvy body, which is sexy and natural. I’m looking for a winner who isn’t scared to flaunt their curves. It isn’t easy to get up on stage in front of a room full of people, never mind when you are wearing a swimsuit, so all of the girls are incredibly brave to take part.”

“It’s great fun and it sends a healthy message to women everywhere – you can be big and beautiful. There is too much pressure on girls to be stick-thin these days, it isn’t healthy.”

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MBCC image 6Second runner-up winner Dionne Elliot further expressed how wonderful and empowering a competition such as Miss British Beauty Curve was:

“I love this competition, it’s all about being a powerful woman and showing the world that you can be sexy and not a size 0.”

We love this competition and the mission behind it as well. We hope this will inspire all women to embrace their beauty and feel comfortable in their skin, no matter what their size.

To check out the official website for Miss British Beauty Curve, click here.

To follow MBBC on Facebook, click here.

A body positivity advocate, freelance writer and author, Marcy is on a mission to empower everyone to love the skin they’re in. Her blog Fearlessly Just Me is the go-to blog for women seeking inspiration in fashion, confidence, traveling and more.

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May 23 Edition – Our Favorite Plus Size Style Moments Of The Week

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May 16 Edition – Our Favorite Plus Size Style Moments Of The Week

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May 9 Edition – Our Favorite Plus Size Style Moments Of The Week

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SwimStar All Stars Partnership With Renowned Plus-size Model and Swimsuits For All Ambassador, Denise Bidot

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Inclusive Swimwear Brand Collaborates with Prominent Plus-Size Model Denise Bidot to Empower Aspiring Models

Swimsuits For All, a pioneer in inclusive swimwear, proudly introduces its inaugural SwimStar All Stars campaign in partnership with renowned plus-size model and Swimsuits For All ambassador, Denise Bidot. This collaboration marks a significant milestone, nearly a decade following Denise’s groundbreaking “Beach Body, Not Sorry” campaign with Swimsuits For All in 2015, which showcased unretouched imagery aimed at promoting unapologetic confidence.

Denise Bidot and Swimsuits For All have jointly unveiled the SwimStar All Stars nationwide search, dedicated to discovering emerging talent in the realm of swimsuit modeling. Encouraging aspiring models to share their personal narratives, the initiative aims to inspire women of all backgrounds, shapes, and sizes. Following a rigorous selection process, Brittany Wilborn, Camryn Henry, and Sharon Clawson emerged as the chosen winners. In January 2024, these models embarked on a transformative journey to Harbour Island, where they had the unparalleled opportunity to shoot alongside Denise under the expert direction of internationally acclaimed photographer and director, Ben Watts.

Reflecting on the initiative, Denise Bidot remarked, “This was a truly exceptional opportunity to celebrate the diversity of plus-size models and cultivate an atmosphere of support, empowerment, and knowledge sharing. The camaraderie on set was palpable, and I am deeply honored to impart the wisdom and insights I’ve garnered throughout my career. Opportunities like these are scarce for plus-size models in the industry, and it has been a privilege to collaborate with the exceptional team at Swimsuits for All to bring this campaign to fruition.”

The models showcased the latest swimwear offerings from the Swimsuits for All 2024 collection, featuring innovative designs tailored to meet the diverse needs of women, including:

Feel-good Fits: Addressing common concerns such as tummy bulges and fit issues, Swimsuits for All offers a range of fits designed to instill confidence and comfort in every body. Incorporating features like Power Mesh for a smooth, flattering silhouette, and adjustable straps for customizable support, the collection caters to various body types.

Bold Prints & Colors for Summer: The summer swimwear collection boasts vibrant colors and captivating prints, injecting excitement and personality into beach and poolside attire. From vivid neon hues to tropical motifs, the collection encourages self-expression and style experimentation.

Liquid Shine: Introducing Liquid Shine, a striking swim fabrication characterized by a glossy, liquid-like finish, adding an edgy allure to beachwear. Available in multiple silhouettes, including bikinis, Liquid Shine ensures you stand out with confidence.

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Bikinis that Suit You Best: The Mix & Match Bikini collection offers a personalized approach to swimwear, allowing individuals to mix and match colors and silhouettes for a bespoke look tailored to their preferences.

Beyond showcasing inclusive swimwear designs, the SwimStar All Stars campaign embodies a celebration of women uplifting one another in an industry often marked by competitiveness. Throughout the week-long shoot, models engaged in one-on-one sessions with Denise, fostering meaningful dialogue about the evolving representation of plus-size bodies in swim and fashion.

Jordan Hauser, Senior Director of E-Commerce & Marketing, expressed, “This campaign transcends conventional notions of body positivity and representation in the swim and fashion industries. It is a testament to the power of storytelling and authenticity in reflecting the diverse experiences of our customer base. We are committed to fostering a movement where women find strength in unity, and we are thrilled to embark on this journey alongside Denise Bidot, one of the industry’s foremost advocates for inclusivity.”

The summer 2024 swimwear collection is now available. For further details about Swimsuits For All and the SwimStar All Stars campaign, please visit www.swimsuitsforall.com.

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April 25 Edition – Our Favorite Plus Size Style Moments Of The Week

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Apr 18 Edition – Our Favorite Plus Size Style Moments Of The Week

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