If you haven’t already fallen into the TikTok trap, it’s not too late. But let me warn you beforehand, it may be addictive! Curvy and plus-size content creators are using TikTok and Instagram reels as a way of challenging the fashion and beauty industry by creating body positive fashion-trend videos, clothing hauls, “realistic” plus-size hauls, etc.
If you didn’t already know, TikTok is a video-sharing social networking platform that gained a lot of momentum around the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Since then, people have had a lot of time on their hands to get creative. I’ve discovered a few fun accounts to check out on TikTok and Instagram — stay tuned!
I recently came across Remi’s Instagram profile and couldn’t stop laughing while watching her “realistic” try-on haul videos with brands like Brandy Melville, Revolve and Pretty Little Thing. In her videos she sheds light on the struggles curvy and plus-size women face when it comes to online shopping and inaccurate and inconsistent brand sizing.
Brookyln Dallen is all about posting ‘how to style’ videos for curvy and plus-size fashion. Her videos feature trendy outfit inspiration for curvy girls, layering outfits, thrift store outfits, try-on hauls, etc.
Jaimmy is a fitness, lifestyle and self-love blogger. One of my favorite video series on her page fall under the ‘recreating Pinterest looks.’ She shows her viewers that people don’t have to be skinny to wear a certain outfit, and that you can be curvy or plus-size and look just as good.
Lotte is a fashion model and self-proclaimed fat woman who is unapologetically herself. I love watching her videos because she stays true to her character and empowers not only herself, but her followers and viewers.