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While New York Fashion Week happened, 'CurvyCon' served looks.

It’s that time of year, when our Instagram feeds fill up with snaps of celebrities and influencers gallivanting around the streets of New York in designer outfits and attending exclusive events for New York Fashion Week.

But there’s another event held during fashion week which is equally, if not more important, that doesn’t get as much attention.

We’re talking about CurvyCon, one of the largest plus size fashion conventions in the world, which draws together hundreds of women and designers each year.

The three-day fashion convention celebrates body positivity and inclusivity by empowering women of all body types to celebrate fashion.

And it’s more than just a fashion show – attendees can shop an expanded size clothing range, take a workout session and listen to influencers in panel conversations.

Now in its fifth year, CurvyCon is paving the way for greater diversity in fashion, with brands like Target, Macy’s and famed bridal label Kleinfield showcasing size-inclusive collections at the convention.

Here’s a look at the amazing plus-size fashion from this year’s CurvyCon.

Think pink

Fashion influencers Kristus Ratliff and Carina Shero had a twinning colour moment.

 

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Polka power

London based plus-size blogger Teni Pascal made us want an LPD (little polka dot dress) immediately.

 

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Black on black

Blogger Natalie Means Nice looked amazing in Anthropologie.

Figure-hugging fluro

Designer Francie Maupin rocked a neon two-piece.

 

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First day at @thecurvycon was awesome! Fun at the @nike booth! #NYFW #thecurvycon

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Accessorise all areas

US fashion and beauty blogger Shawana V in an ASOS Curve outfit.

 

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Dream jeans

Chastity Garner Valentine took to the stage alongside CurvyCon co-founder CeCe Olisa, wearing a varsity jacket and the coolest side-cut studded jeans ever.

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The power jumpsuit

LA based artist and influencer Chel showed off her style in a bold turquoise jumpsuit with cut-outs.

 

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Post Number 1: The Curvy Con ????❤️???? Where do I even start?? I had never been to @thecurvycon before this year. All I knew was that I saw #TheCurvyCon on social media, and knew I had to be a part of it somehow. It wasn’t until I was in the room, at the welcoming party, that I fully understood just how special it is. Try to imagine a room full of hundreds of people who are all uplifting one another. Imagine a space with no judgement that is radiating positivity from wall to wall. Imagine being surrounded by people who empower themselves by being confident and courageous and aren’t afraid to do the same for others… That is The Curvy Con and it was enough to make me emotional. When @ceceolisa reached out to me, it felt like dreams were coming true. As a young girl, all I wanted was to fit in. I tried to wear the same clothes as everyone else but they didn’t make them in my size so I’d squeeze into clothes that didn’t fit which caused bullying. If you add to that being the fat kid with dreams of being a pop singer, it made for a painful time in my life. I didn’t have anywhere I felt safe to be myself without being told I was fat, gross, or that I needed to change. CeCe told me that my story reminded her of her own and that she would do anything she could to help me. I cannot thank CeCe and @garnerstyle enough for giving me this platform. I cannot thank them enough for creating this safe and beautiful place. Thank you @diaandco for sponsoring the event ❤️ There are so many more people to thank but that will come in Post Number 2!!

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Francie Maupin alongside influencers Nzinga Imani and Simone on the streets of New York.

 

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@simonemariposa | @nzingaimani | @missdivakurves . . . #curvycon #nyfw #nyc ???????????? |????????????????????????????????????????

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Power suits

The Good Place star Jameela Jamil rocked a white power suit while giving an inspirational and personal speech about her body positivisty journey.

Striped sundresses and mix-and-match prints at Target

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#curvycon #targetstyle

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 Macy’s put a fresh spin on office chic

 

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Had so much fun walking for @macys @thecurvycon thanks @msayles for these amazing photos! ????????✨ #nyfw #curvycon #macys

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Kleinfeld came out with size inclusive wedding dresses

Kleinfeld, AKA the store from the best bridal reality show, Say Yes To The Dress, teamed up with The Knot to host the first-ever size-inclusive wedding fashion show during New York Fashion Week.

What was your favourite look from CurvyCon? Tell us in the comments below. 

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