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“Real” Women Size 14 and Up Wear Always For Me Swimwear for PLUS Model Magazine’s Spring Issue

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“Real” Women Size 14 and Up Wear Always For Me Swimwear for PLUS Model Magazine’s Spring Issue

Editor’s note: The term “real women” used in this article is meant to describe women who are unsigned non-professional models who are PMM readers. In our opinion, ALL women are real, no matter what your size, shape, professional or background.

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The winners of the Real Women/Real Model Swimsuit Series with Always For Me and PMM

Our latest Real Women/Real Model series will be featured in our March 2015 issue, launching March 1st. In this editorial, we partnered with plus size fashion retailer Always For Me for a Real Women/Real Adventure photoshoot, featuring their stylish and flattering swimwear.

The five lucky winners chosen come from various backgrounds and represent strength, confidence and size diversity. We truly loved shooting these amazing women, who had fun in front of the camera and exuded body confidence and pride.

Here’s some behind-the-scenes images from the shoot:

We cannot wait for our readers to see this latest “Real Women, Real Model” series and we look forward to featuring more PMM readers in upcoming series. Here’s the official press release, which gives more information on the shoot and the mission of the series:

“Real Women” Include Aspiring Criminal Psychologist, Artist, Opera Singer & Recent Graduate with Physics Degree

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New York, New York (PRWEB) February 27, 2015

We cheered when Sports Illustrated featured two plus-size models in its annual swimsuit issue. After all, more than 67 percent of women in the United States wear a size 14 or larger. Seeing images of women in magazines that reflect our size-diverse society is critical.

But one swimsuit issue is not enough. That’s why PLUS Model Magazine (PMM) and Always For Me, the trusted online retailer of plus-size swimwear, active wear, and lingerie, partnered to search for “Real Women” to feature in PMM’s March issue. The March issue of PLUS Model Magazine will be available online on March 1, 2015.

A recent college graduate with a degree in physics, an aspiring criminal psychologist, an artist, and an opera singer are among the “Real Women” who were photographed and will be featured in the PMM March issue. (Please note these are “Real Women” because they are unsigned, nonprofessional models. Certainly, women of all sizes are “real.”)

“The ‘Real Women’ campaign was born out of our desire to show realistic body images in a fashion editorial. It was also an important way to include our readers, who want to see bodies of different sizes represented in media,” said Madeline Jones, Editor-in-Chief of PLUS Model Magazine.

“It was a thrill to work with such an adventurous, confident and gloriously diverse group of women,” said Jeanne Grasso, Director of Marketing at Always for Me. “And we are delighted to be part of an editorial that reflects who our customers actually are.”

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PLUS Model Magazine inspires the style-savvy, fashion-forward, full-figured woman to embrace her curves. Developed, designed and written by plus women, for plus women, PMM understands and speaks directly to the heart of our reader, because we are our reader. Online since 2006, PMM is the number one plus-size fashion and beauty magazine, blog, and social media outlet.

Always For Me has been one of the most trusted online retailers of fashionable plus-size swimwear, active wear, and lingerie in the world for more than a decade and a half. The company has been catering to women sizes 16 and larger since 2000. Always For Me is proud to serve the needs of millions of full-figured women who deserve personalized attention and a wide variety of choices

To shop plus size swimwear at Always For Me, click here.

To see the PMM March 2015 issue when it launches on March 1, 2015, click here.

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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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Plus Size Fashion Inspiration from YOU! Our fabulous readers share plus size fashion inspo on Instagram!

…Want to share your style inspo? Click here to follow us on Instagram and hashtag your pictures with #CelebrateMySize. You may be featured on our Instagram page or website.

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

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Plus Size Fashion Inspiration from YOU! Our fabulous readers share plus size fashion inspo on Instagram!

…Want to share your style inspo? Click here to follow us on Instagram and hashtag your pictures with #CelebrateMySize. You may be featured on our Instagram page or website.

@tonsablush

@loralyee

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

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Plus Size Fashion Inspiration from YOU! Our fabulous readers share plus size fashion inspo on Instagram!

…Want to share your style inspo? Click here to follow us on Instagram and hashtag your pictures with #CelebrateMySize. You may be featured on our Instagram page or website.

@panamakish

@felicityhayward

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@danielle_nekole

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

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

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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Plus Size Fashion Inspiration from YOU! Our fabulous readers share plus size fashion inspo on Instagram!

…Want to share your style inspo? Click here to follow us on Instagram and hashtag your pictures with #CelebrateMySize. You may be featured on our Instagram page or website.

@plussizewildflower

@msgigggles

@talitakate

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

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Plus Size Fashion Inspiration from YOU! Our fabulous readers share plus size fashion inspo on Instagram!

…Want to share your style inspo? Click here to follow us on Instagram and hashtag your pictures with #CelebrateMySize. You may be featured on our Instagram page or website.

@pridantas93

@shunitawynne

@nostalgic_nayok

@dlovecurve

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