Plus Size Modeling.
This was an area that I was always interested in pursuing, but never attempted to follow through. It is a competitive industry BUT I’ve always has beef with the industry. Some like Tinkas Closet Monif C AND Ashley Stewart have women who fall between the 14-20 bracket. Whereas places like Asos Dorothy Perkins and Carmakoma have models who are a size 8-12.
This may have to do with the Plus Size Industries in the UK but I don’t appreciate it too much. Not because I have an angst against women who are smaller but I am a size 18 and it’s hard for me to make an accurate assessment on a dress if I have a few extra rolls and curves compared to the model. If it looks great on model that is size 8-12…I can’t be completely sure if it’s going to be accurate on a person who is 5 or 6 sizes bigger.
LE SIGH…but luckily I’ve gone through so much trial and error that I could simple look at something and know whether it will look good on certain body types. What I typically do is look at it on the model…analyze her shape and if my body is somewhat similar I start to visually pad the model in the places that need filling and I get an idea of how accurate it make look.
According to this Source here are some general tips to becoming a plus size model. Different agencies have different specifications.
Plus Size Modeling Requirements
While you may need to fit into a certain size to become a plus model, that’s not all. Plus models are generally 5’8” to 6’ in height, and wear a size 10 and up.
Other guidelines include:
- A proportional figure
- Shapely legs
Note: Fit models may be required in larger sizes or shorter heights than standard plus-size modeling, and it’s worth inquiring when you call agencies.
If you don’t fit the criteria don’t give up. Print modeling is different than Runway modeling, therefore you may luck out :)
Here is a list of different plus size model agenciesClose Models boasts impressive plus-size models in its ranks, including Charlotte Coyle, who began as a plus-size model for Torrid covers and is now represented by several international agencies.Besides being home to one of the best-known model searches on the planet, Ford has a formidable number of plus-size models in the ranks. Another plus? Offices are located in a wide variety of cities, and not just in the U.S. You can find Ford + Divisions in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.Wilhelmina represents a good number of high-powered (and gorgeous) plus-size models in the country, and has its own ten20 division located in L.A.This Miami modeling agency represents models sized 10+ and represents some “true” plus-size models of larger proportions, like model Yanderis Lodos.This agency has a fabulously large portfolio of plus-size models, which is promising in itself. With offices in New York, they cover commercial print, fit, fashion print, commercials, and showroom for sizes 10 and up.
6. Irene MarieYou’ll find Irenie Marie in Miami, and while the portfolios are password-protected, you’ll be impressed by their selection of models to manage, who include gorgeous Anne Loukachenets and Rachel Wakulchyk.
7. 12 Plus UK12 Plus UK has a rather slick site with access to all their top plus-sizes models’ links. Their “Be a Model” link is encouraging and explains exactly what you’ll need to submit for consideration.This agency in Paris instantly makes we plus-size women feel and look as sexy as we really are. Two models of note who are represented by Agence are Charlotte Coyle and Anabelle Urslet, both of whom are not only dazzling, but becoming more and more successful in the plus-size fashion scene.Model Team has secured an impressive roster of plus-size models, including Charlotte Coyle (yes, again!). This agency’s modern European design is rather enticing and glamorous, and it’s certainly worth a look.If you want to try something on a smaller scale, like modeling for plus size websites it is worth sending your portfolio to different websites. For example, Tinka’s Closet has a casting call right now. She didn’t ask for any specifics, but a portfolio.Here are some of my favorite plus size models. Check them OUT :)Name: Tanesha AwasthiShe’s 5’ 10What size are you?
In an effort to make a statement toward body-acceptance and not focusing on one’s size, but rather how one feels about oneself, I prefer not to publicize my clothing sizes. Society is much too obsessed with size and labels, and I choose to set an example, by not openly discussing mine. I’ve been several different sizes in my life, and they’ve all been what is considered statistically average. The most important thing for curvy girls of all sizes to remember, is dressing your body according to your shape will always help you look your best.
Measurements: 43-35-48” / 109-89-122 cm
One of my friends who was just signed to Dorothy Combs Agency!
under bust 35, waist about 32, hips-45