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Today is my first EVER fashion column with OK! magazine and I couldn’t be more honoured and excited.
If you don’t already know me my name is Ayesha Perry Iqbal and I'm the first Welsh/Pakistani plus size model to enter into the US market – and I was also a host on Channel 4s Naked Beach.
I have loved fashion since I was a little girl, but always found it difficult to find on trend clothes that fit. Looking at images in fashion I also felt extremely under represented in size and ethnicity. I still feel like the industry has a long way to go, but I'm so thankful to be able to have a platform that gives me the opportunity to show women that not only can they love themselves just as they are, they can also be stylish no matter what their size.
That is why my column is called exactly that “Stylish at Any Size” , because I hope to bring you fashion finds for everyone. Let’s face it, we all deserve to feel fabulous.
I thought it would be great to start off by sharing some of my fave all inclusive brands in the industry – brands that I feel represent women from a size XS to 3XL.
These brands not only make clothing that fits a wide range of sizes they are inclusive in their campaigns and imagery too. I want to see women who have similar bodies to me so I can imagine what the clothes will look like on me before buying. I believe these brands do exactly that – oh and they are all super affordable (I love a bargain).
First up, my go to lingerie brand SAVAGE X FENTY . Now, not only is Rihanna the face and part owner of this brand (which makes it instantly badass), they have been breaking down barriers in the industry since they launched in 2018. I was lucky enough to be part of their first home shoot campaign during quarantine this year.
Savage size ranges from XS- 3XL in lingerie and loungewear then all the way up to a 44G in bras. To top it off that they have over seven different nude tones in bras and underwear.
Next up we have PRETTYLITTLETHING. This brand is not only known for everything pink and star studded events they are also one of the first brands to model the same outfit on different size models next to each other in the fast fashion world. Like I said before, seeing imagery of women with different body shapes wearing the same outfit is so important when shopping.
PLT works consistently to make sure they listen to the consumer and everyone can feel represented when shopping with PLT. Every new range they drop the quality and sizing just gets better. #Everybodyforplt
PLT size ranges from size 2-24 in clothing. They are also great for shoes with their new wide range added in.
FASHION NOVA is yet another brand that I love. One thing I love to go to Fashion Nova for is denim. They always have new styles and I can order a SIZE US 13/ UK 14 and I know they will fit. They also use some of my favourite plus models in the industry for Fashion Nova Curve and it just makes me feel so represented. Another plus is that most of their styles are exactly the same in curve .
Fashion Nova ranges from S – 4XL in clothing.
I have been shopping at ASOS since they launched. The quality of clothes are always so fantastic and I love that they have other brands on the sight not just ASOS. Not only do they stock CURVE, but also TALL and PETITE.
One of my favourite parts of the site is the ‘size predictor’, it's a quick questionnaire to help figure out the best size for you in each item. I ordered some swimwear from ASOS DESIGN this summer and honestly I haven’t found a better fit in swimwear in a while, I love how they had mix and match options for different body types.
ASOS size ranges from size 4- 26 in clothing.
We are still limited when it comes to higher end/designer products being accessible for curvy women, but I'm so happy that there are brands out there going out of their way to make women feel included – after all you can be STYLISH AT ANY SIZE.
If you want to see more fashion you can follow me @ayeshapi on Instagram.
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