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31 year-old plus-size model Tess Holliday, who says she is a size 22 US, recently traveled with her family and stayed overnight at San Luis Obispo’s Madonna Inn – but the model was left unsatisfied when she tried on the inn’s ‘One Size Fits All’ robe and realized it did not fit. The redhead posted a photo on Instagram with the message:
‘I’m so glad they had a robe my size. #onesizefitshardlyanyone’
44 year-old Tracee Ellis Ross, who stars in Black-ish, recently opened up to People Magazine about weight fluctuations, style and not being Hollywood thin.
The full story from People:
“I’ve always been connected to the narrative of clothing,” she says. “My mom taught me that you can spend money on nice things if you’re going to use them. For example, I have an Alexander McQueen jacket that I wear with everything, even sweatpants.”
One of the things she has also learned over the years is stop obsessing over her size despite not being Hollywood thin.
“You know, I am not a sample size,” she says. “I am not a model size. I am small for people and big for an actress. My weight fluctuates a lot and I move with it. It is what it is. That’s why I try not to have a relationship with the size that I am.”
And she deals with the change in her own unique way. “I actually own my favorite jeans in three sizes—28, 29 and 30,” she explains.
“Depending on how I feel, I always start with the big ones and if I get to go down, great,” she says. “It’s the same thing with dresses and clothing. I want to wear something that makes me feel gorgeous, not that makes me feel self-conscious about my body. Hiding insecurities or putting attention on the stuff that feels good is really the key…”
Ultimately, though, when it comes to picking out her looks, she says “there’s no real method to my madness.” All she does, she says, is “ask what is the best thing out of my closet or the best thing on the rack that makes me feel good and fits.”
In case you missed her, here is Australian beauty Robyn Lawley, who took a little break last year from modeling after becoming a mom. But the gorgeous statuesque model is back – and she’s definitely loving her figure more than ever:
‘Feeling strong…Size US 12 – Australian 14-16. 6ft2 and proud.’
… says Robyn on Instagram.
In other news, how do you like the size 12 model in the quirky outfit below?
Check out a behind the scenes video featuring Robyn for Westfield:
Khloe Kardashian recently launched a denim collection for sizes 0 to 24 and the reality star says that she decided to do so partially because she used to feel fat-shamed in stored that didn’t carry her size. Here are more details from People Magazine:
When I was bigger, a lot of places didn’t carry my size,” Khloé shares in an exclusive interview in this week’s issue of PEOPLE. “I was a 30 or 31 at the time. I didn’t think that was astronomical sizing but people went, ‘Uh! What size are you? Oh we don’t have that here but we can order it.’ I was like, ‘Screw you, you just made me feel like s—.’ And that’s how a lot of women feel. My sisters would wear cute denim, and I felt so fat-shamed.
“It’s about proportion. I have to have everything tailored because I have such a small waist. I’m a 2 or a 0 on the top, and a 6 on the bottom.”
On her modeling days:
“When I first got to the States, people told me I should think about modeling. So I went to a few agencies, but once they measured my body, they didn’t like me anymore.” Being told she should lose some weight and get a nose job had the predictable effect on her confidence: “I was looking in the mirror a little differently.”