We often talk about body positivity, and for many people one of the things that helped them fall back in love with their bodies was finding a physical activity that was a celebration of their body rather than a punishment - something that allows people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement.
It’s almost Christmas, but we’re willing to bet there’s a few of you who are still being asked by mum or partner, “Have you decided what you want yet?!”. If the idea of more smellies or multipacks of knickers isn’t exactly making your heart sing why not be proactive and send them a link directly to one of our pretty and wearable festive pieces, safe in the knowledge you will love the item and they will love the price! (And if no-one is stumping up for a gift for you this year, then treat yourself right now, and receive it in time to wear for the office party!)
We do love a girl-crush here at Apples & Pears. Your favourite style icons can inspire, amuse and include. Here’s a round-up of a few of our favourite plus-size babes to make your pulse race:
A couple of week’s ago the Apples & Pears team had the pleasure of attending the Never Say Diet Club – a show by Megan Jayne Crabbe aka BodiPosiPanda.
Here at Apples and Pears we must confess to being very new to the world of podcasts – Jade’s initiation was just recently when she was kidnapped by a friend and taken to the London Podcast Festival to watch a live recording of The Guilty Feminist. It was a revelation and now of course, she’s obsessed and introduced us all to the joy of a good podcast! So, we felt it was the perfect time to search out the best podcasts dealing with plus size fashion, fitness and foibles. Here’s a selection for you to try:
Ok, it’s officially summer and we are ready for some sun, surf and style! Here at Apples & Pears we love the chance to slink into something more summery so let us bring you our top five pieces for the season:
It hasn’t escaped our notice here at Apples & Pears that many of us have plus-size men in our lives, and while plus-size brands and models have been making waves in the women’s fashion industry in recent years, so too quite quietly, have some big menswear brands
As recommended by Apples and Pears customers, you beautiful, well-read bunch!
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You know that at Apples and Pears we are all about confidence and loving the skin you’re in. Our clothes look great on all sorts of curves, and we love hearing from our customers who strut their stuff proudly on the daily catwalk of life.
We’re lucky enough to be based in a town that has a fair few body positive influences, from pageant queens spreading mental health awareness to exercise-at-any-size icons, and we love collaborating with other local businesses that practice what they preach in terms of health, acceptance and self-love, no matter what shape or size you are.
Apples and Pears Clothing has a new team member, but she may be a familiar face!
You may remember a guest blog about our Sweetness & Sass Collection back in 2017? (Wow! Was it really that long ago?) – well, that was written by Jade and we are delighted to welcome her to the team on a more permanent basis.