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11 Ways to Love Your Plus-Size Body

Find the perfect clothes to showcase your curves

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En español | We used to be told we should be supermodel slim. Fast forward to 2021. Size 14/16 and beyond is now the new normal. Designers, specialty sites and retailers are embracing size inclusivity and plus-size models are commonplace. Full disclosure: I'm not a plus size. But as a fashion and beauty editor I've dressed thousands of women of every size for photo shoots. We used to use plenty of Spanx on set, but I learned a lot about how women age 50-plus feel about their bodies and weight.

It's not easy to cancel decades of scale anxiety, diets and clothing struggles and embrace body positivity, but now is finally the time for a style-for-all attitude. Here's how to get yours going.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.