Plus-size fashion or fashion for women on the heavier side is still a grey area, an unexplored area where we hope more and more brands and people will talk about in the near future. Although body shaming is something that doesn't seem to die down but with fashion influencers, models and bloggresses like Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar, Vernika Jain, Payal Soni, Neha Parulkar and Amber Qureshi trying their bit to encourage all irrespective of their size to dress up and party, things we are hoping will change. The girls shared a cool video on their respective Instagram handles and you just cannot miss it! 

Tanvi, Vernika, Payal, Neha and Amber, took to their social media handles and shared a vidoe in which they all glammed up and got ready to celebrate Friday night amid lockdown. Their motto is that you don't always have to have people around, dress up and party alone!

Sharing the video with the caption: "Turning our Friday Night into a FRI-YAY Spectacle! So what if you're home... You can still dress up for yourself and have a party alone! Don’t let self-isolation kill your happy vibe. Get up. Dress up. Show up", all the 5 women shared the video. 

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A post shared by Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar (@thechubbytwirler) onApr 10, 2020 at 6:08am PDT

The caption also had some pretty cool hashtags: "#ISeeNoFlaws #DontRushChallenge #ShakeTheRoom #HappyVibes #DressUpGame #QuarantineAndChill #beautybeyondsize #celebrateyoursize #effyourbeautystandards #loveyourself #girllove #bodypositive #bopo"

Here are some more pics of these positive women that are encouraging for all those who think they cannot glam up and look good because they are on the heavier side of the scale.

Going by the hand thechubbytwirler, Tanvi captioned this pic: "However you're feeling now , take some advice from everybody's favourite Phunsuk Wangdu - " Jab Life Ho Out Of Control , Honto Ko Karke Gol... Siti Bajaake Bol...Aal Izz Well !!!" Know that this too shall pass  !

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A post shared by Tanvi Geetha Ravishankar (@thechubbytwirler) onMar 18, 2020 at 6:18am PDT

Vernika too shared a picture in which she can be seen wearing a pretty cotton A-line dress. She captioned the pic: "Standing tall in all spheres of life ....quite literally".

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A post shared by Vernika Jain (@thatfarziblogger) onFeb 9, 2020 at 4:22am PST

Model Payal Soni, shared a very casual outing look pic, dressed in denims and captioned it: "Listen to your voice, your own soul. Too many people listen to the noise of the world instead of themselves.#DenimOnDenim #TiredMe #LoveMyShoes #DayLook #Ootn #MeraLookBestLook #SheinLove #SheinCurve"

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A post shared by PAYAL SONI | PLUS_SO_WHAT (@_payalsoni_) onMar 31, 2020 at 5:39am PDT

Payal is also the winner of Miss Curvy Queen 2017 WestIndia which was the 1st Plus Size Beauty Pageant of India. 

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Model Neha Parulkar posted another gorgeous picture of hers shedding all inhibitions and her message attached to it is something many of us may have experienced in life. Her post is pure encouragement that we need to stop letting people bother us! 

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A post shared by Neha Parulkar | Plus & Proud (@nehaparulkar) onMar 8, 2020 at 10:00pm PDT

She captioned the image with an excerpt from an interview she gave to official humans of Bombay: “‘You’ll rip that dress you’re wearing. Even if you find a guy, he’ll dump you for someone hotter. You should consider marrying a wrestler. You won’t find your size. Stop being lazy’–that sums up my childhood; what’s worse is that these comments came from family & friends.

"But they didn’t realise that my weight wasn’t because I was lazy but because of hormonal imbalances. In fact, I loved dancing & sports. But how did it matter? I was fat, so I didn’t deserve happiness. I was rejected by my crush, by a group of girls who I tried befriending & my parents who thought I’d never find love.

"I cried all the time & had no one to talk to–I felt dead inside.

"I’d lost myself. I’d often think, ‘Where is Neha in this whole picture?’ When I turned 24, I realised I’d spent 10 years of my life dressing & living the way others wanted me to, just so they liked me. But it was such a waste–what had I spent my entire youth on?

"I realised it was ‘now or never’–so, I started by wearing what I wanted to & ignoring nasty comments that came my way. I began following plus-size bloggers & realised I wasn’t alone.

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"Slowly I felt positive despite the negativity. I knew plus-size blogging wasn’t a thing in India, so I began narrating my journey on social media."

She shared another picture of hers in a swimsuit, sitting in the pool.

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A post shared by Neha Parulkar | Plus & Proud (@nehaparulkar) onMar 4, 2020 at 6:31am PST

Her message attached to the picture spoke on how the post was her "first giant leap towards getting out of my comfort zone." She wrote: "I am soooooo glad I did that 2 years ago. I always wore swimsuits that covered my whole body. Yes because I was conscious and confused. But I knew I had to do it, not to prove a point to anyone, but to convince myself that yes I am brave, yes I deserve to look sexy, yes I should wear if I have my heart set on it.

"I still remember telling Varun how sh** scared I am stepping out in the pool like that. Honestly, I didn't care about what the lookers would think or comment. I didn't give a flying fuck honestly. I was scared because I had never done something like that. I know I know most of you might think 'what's the big deal'. But trust me for a fat person who has always been conscious and insecure about her body, it is a pretty big deal. I am soooooo proud of myself for taking that leap and so many more leaps after that.

"I know most of you can relate to this, I know most of you have lived that journey with me as well. The reason I posted this pic today is to remind me and you that TAKE THAT LEAP, WORRY LATER. JUST DO IT! DO WHAT YOUR HEART IS SET TO. BAAKI KA DEKHA JAYEGA! And once you do take that leap, life is only better. #BreakFree #BePositive #EmpowerYourself"

Next up is Amber Qureshi, who looks amazing in the video for sure, but this look of her in an ethnic avtar is all hearts!

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A post shared by Amber Qureshi (@sky.qureshi) onOct 21, 2019 at 1:47am PDT

She wrote a beautiful message along with this picture as well. Amber spoke on how "We women, are all extra- ordinary and then we are also just ordinary."

She wrote: "We are boring sometimes and then sometimes unassumingly funny.. at times we are low key and other times we shine bright. It all just depends on what you choose to be on the day. Today, I chose to be unabashedly unapologetic who does not shy away from feeling beautiful and sexy. I know I am a big girl.

"A big girl with a big appetite for life and a big love for fashion. This Diwali, I wanted to bring my unapologetic side out with the help of this rich Jacquard fabric in bold blue colour. This feisty choice of fabric and colour may not be recommended by most fashion experts for plus size peeps but I say- choose to be that strong woman today who can defy these baseless fashion laws. Just go ahead and be your sassiest best today. Dress in what makes you feel like you. This Diwali brighten up your surroundings by making yourself shine. Go ahead and dress up. Choose to live it big n in style!

"And, to those who take offence to my belly being seen - sorry but not sorry.."

So all you plus size women out there, stop caring about what people think, what your size is and love yourself! And all those who look down upon women on the heavier side of the scale? Stop Body Shaming!

Image courtesy: All images have been taken from the Instagram accounts of all the women we have mentioned above.