Top Five Picks with Glamour
By Shafiya Nawzer
We spend more time than we would like to admit scrolling through social media, so why not make that time more pleasant by following inspiring women? With inclusivity moving to the forefront of the fashion industry, plus size models have never been in greater demand. Curvy women have taken the fashion spotlight, landing global campaigns, scoring huge social media followings and challenging narrow beauty standards along the way.
Plus-size models are finally starting to be accepted in the fashion industry. For years, these women have been overlooked and told that they should not represent what a woman should look like. This is changing though because more people are starting to realize that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Nadeesha Fernando is a body positivity ambassador and model who also strongly believes in a healthy lifestyle. She loves and embraces her curves while promoting a healthy lifestyle. “I’m comfortable in my own skin and I strongly believe that I’m a work in progress.
I use plus size modelling as a medium to promote my life mantra”, Nadeesha stated. Her sense of style is simple and a fusion of things that help present her personality most authentically. She’s also an advocate for both size, female empowerment, and race diversity in the fashion industry. In her opinion fashion is a synonym for your way of life. She explains, “One can’t limit fashion to fabric, accessories, lingerie, or footwear. Fashion is a holistic concept where the personality of an individual becomes its core. Your personality, perspective of life, and the emotional state decide how you perceive fashion”.
Here are Nadeesha’s top five fashion tips to embrace yourlself:
- You do you! Don’t be a victim of herd mentality. Trends may come and go. Follow the ones that agree with you and diss the ones that don’t suit you.
- Just like your life choices, be BOLD in your fashion choices too. They say BLACK is the best colour for plus size. Well, I agree to disagree. Black is a good choice but not the ONLY BEST choice. Try solid colours and embrace that boost of confidence.
- Don’t chase perfection because perfection is MYTH. As a plus size model, I’ve come to realise that things that I thought were flaws. My fans recognise them as my uniqueness. As a plus size model, I was worried whether my height will make me look even more big-made. My fans believe that my height adds confidence to my personality.
- Be experimental and adventurous with your choice of shoes and accessories. This is a confidence booster. Don’t shy away from a ‘body briefer’ and good quality lingerie as long as you are comfortable; remember that it helps to present you in a better light. n Be comfortable in your own skin. Love who you were yesterday and who you are today; so, that you’ll love who you are tomorrow. Unconditional self-love is the most important Fashion TIP!