by Jade Fothergill
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:
One of perhaps the more recognisable plus-size models and bloggers, Georgina Horne is just pin-up perfection. We are in awe of her power stance! She does modern vintage perfectly, thinks red lipstick cures everything and styles by the mantra, ‘if in doubt, add a belt’! All cat-eye flicks and cinched in waists, she sends our hearts a flutter whether she’s in gym wear, leopard-skin capri pants or a wedding gown.
We loved her with long hair and a thick fringe, we adore her with the pixie cut – Ragini R has a style all of her own – whether she’s wearing a pair of wellies and a rain coat or sporting girly ribbons in her hair with a red check dress, Ragini is always quirky and individual. We love her use of colour and relatable vibe. Too cute for words!
From Japan, where female workers with a waist size over 85cms are told they must diet and become “better citizens”, Naomi Watanabe is a breath of fresh air. The comedian, actress and fashion designer has her own ‘all-size’ label, and was named one of the 25 most influential people on social media by Times magazine in 2018. With her signature double braids, mad, funky clothes and gorgeous smile, Naomi rocks our world.
This Israeli Eurovision winner is an absolute delight – with her trademark double buns and adorable dimples, she has had a huge impact on Israeli popular culture and recently sashayed the runway at Tel Aviv Fashion Week in a bright yellow swimsuit. We can’t get enough of her high ponytails, high socks and high self-esteem.
What’s not to love about a flute-playing hip hop artist?! Especially when she’s as stunning as Lizzo. We HEART her big hair, her flawless skin and her glittery bodysuits. Whether she’s naked and make-up free on her cover album, or rocking skyscraper heels, a pink bra and purple eyeshadow, Lizzo makes loving her easy.
This rockabilly singer has the perfectly coiffed fringe and dark liquid eyes of a modern-day Betty Page.
With her long blonde hair and classically beautiful face, we find it hard to take our eyes off this deliciously curvy model.