Inbetweenie Fashion Bloggers

Inbetweenie Bloggers You Should Know About

Inbetweenie sizes are those on the smaller end of plus size (14-18)* – an inbetweenie babe could shop at some plus size stores (these sometimes start from a size 12), and can usually find clothes in straight sized stores too (at least, they can in New Zealand, where most straight size stores carry up to a size 18 – this may be a very different case outside NZ). While inbetweenie women might have a wider selection of places to shop, they are sometimes looked down on by other members of the plus size community, something I’ve never been able to understand. Body acceptance isn’t just about people who are over a size 18, it’s about understanding that all bodies are good bodies, and loving yourself at all sizes and shapes. With that, I wanted to share some of my favourite inbetweenie fashion bloggers – check them out and be inspired!

Teer Wayde - Curves to Kill

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Teer Wayde (size 14-16), Curves to Kill…

This curvy red haired Australian model has some serious pinup style, and her blog has some great fashion inspiration, reviews and styling advice. A a photographer, I was initially attracted to her stunning photographs, but now she has me wanting to rock the pinup look! Follow Curves To Kill on Facebook.

Edith Dohmen (size 16-18), Style Has No Size

Edith is a fashion stylist from the Netherlands who embraces all body sizes and really celebrates inbetweenie sizes with a section of her blog dedicated to putting women like her wearing ‘in between sizes’ (size 40-48 EU/10-18 US/12-20 UK) in the spotlight. She aims to show the world that style has nothing to do with a size, and that not everyone in fashion is a size zero. Follow Style Has No Size on Facebook.

Jojo Curvy - iCurvy

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Jo Curvy (size 16), iCurvy

This Aussie blogger is a self-confessed online shopping addict and clothes lover. I love her “Shop What You Got” challenge that encourages you to choose 30 items from your wardrobe and mix and remix them to wear throughout the month. As a fellow shopping addict (who has a wardrobe that is jam-packed), I think this is a challenge I will be joining in 2013. Follow iCurvy on Facebook.

Georgina Horne (size 16), Fuller Figure Fuller Bust

George describes herself as a UK based dress loving, plus sized, big boobied, lingerie obsessed, bra fitting enthusiast who hates body snark, and I think that sums her up to a tee. If we lived closer I have a feeling we’d be firm friends! She has a gorgeous vintage style, is THE go to girl for lingerie questions, and is one of my favourite people to follow on Twitter. Follow Fuller Figure Fuller Bust on Facebook.

Rachel GeeBee

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Rachel Gee Bee (size 16-18), Rachel Gee Bee

An expat Kiwi living in Canada, Rachel is both hilariously funny and impressively stylish. You might remember her from the shoots she has done with me (here and here) for my Fat Girls Shouldn’t Wear Stripes project! I love the effortless way she approaches fashion and her low tolerance for bullshit. Make sure you check out her instagram account for loads of fashion inspo. Follow Rachel Gee Bee on Facebook.

Siân Fisher (size 16), Girl, Inbetweenied

US blogger Siân really takes ownership of the fact that she’s an “inbetweenie” and has even worked it into her blog name. Girl, Inbetweenied covers fashion and beauty, and Siân reminds me of the friendly, stylish girl that I wish lived next door. Her style is real, unfussy and not contrived, perfect for everyday inspiration. Follow Girl, Inbetweenied on Facebook.

Jocelyn - Mama's Style

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Jocelyn (size 16-20), Mama’s Style

Jocelyn (aka Mama) is one fabulous lady whose love of all things shiny indicates that she might be part magpie. Her blog and facebook page are a great snapshot of her life as a curvy, stylish mama in Wellington, New Zealand. She’s honest, upfront and isn’t afraid to break so-called fashion rules. Jocelyn also posed for my Fat Girls Shouldn’t Wear Stripes project last year – check out her shoot here. Follow Mama’s Style on Facebook.

Nadia Aboulhosn

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Nadia Aboulhosn (size 14-16), Nadia Aboulhosn

NYC based Nadia is one of my favourite bloggers of all time. Her blog is a constant source of styling inspiration for me, and her kick-ass attitude always makes me smile. Not only is she a fashion blogger, but she’s also a model, having worked with boohooPLUS and Addition Elle amongst others. Make sure you’re following her on twitter for her quick wit and instagram for a behind the scenes look at her life. Follow Nadia Aboulhosn on Facebook.

Hayley Hughes - Fashion Hayley

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Hayley Hughes (size 16), Fashion Hayley

Hayley is an Australian stylist who you might recognise from her work with City Chic, both as a stylist and an insider. Her quirky style is bold, playful and is a testament to the inspiration she has picked up on her travels. Follow Fashion Hayley on Facebook.

Katie (size 14-16), SpijkerKat’s Closet

Another expat Kiwi, Katie lives in Perth, Australia. Katie’s style translates the pinup aesthetic into everyday wear, bringing 1950’s glamour into an easy wearable style. Her instagram feed is a constant source of body positive fashion inspiration, so make sure you’re following her!

Are you an “inbetweenie”? Who are your favourite inbetweenie bloggers?

xo Meagan

* NB – all sizes referred to on this post are in NZ/AU/UK measurements

18 Comments

  1. April 7, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    Okay, I won’t be shy. I guess I am an inbetweenie too, at around 5’9.5″ and generally a US size 12, though I have 10-14 in my closet. I don’t think of myself as plus-sized though I am not remotely near the size of a straight sized model or a Hollywood celebrity. I am not interested in fashion, I am interested in style, and not always interested in creating that hourglass shape we are told to covet. I like to look at fashion and style blogs even though I don’t find too many whose style is like mine so I am not usually looking to recreate or buy what I see. I just like clothes and like to see people enjoying their own style.

  2. February 8, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    I love this post. I am also the in-betweenie size, but sometimes things in neither stores suit me, which can be quite a self-esteem killer. I do find that at least if I buy a plus size item and take it in somewhere, it’s likely to fit better. You can’t add fabric… Glad I was sewing in high school 🙂 I even did that today. Going to follow each of these blogs on Bloglovin’ since I need a little peer inspiration.

  3. February 6, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    Awesome list, love your blog!
    xx

  4. February 5, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Thanks for this post! I’m a post weight-loss surgery patient, and I still do outfit posts, although now I realize I should be labeling myself as an “inbetweenie!” I love it!

  5. February 3, 2015 / 4:18 am

    TBH I’m not familiar with the sizes and all that stuff probably because we have a different way on how to label the sizes of clothes here in my country. I don’t care about sizes anyway. They all honestly look so fierce and stunning! Thank you so much for letting us know about them because I would love to read more blogs! ♥

    • February 3, 2015 / 5:20 pm

      Hey Roxanne, what country are you from? While I follow a wide range of style bloggers, and draw inspiration from women of all sizes, I like to follow bloggers who are a similar size to me in case I see something I really want to buy – then I know it might be available in my size!

  6. February 1, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Great list!! I follow a bunch of these lasses but now I need to seek the rest out! I guess I hover between plus and inbetweenie, I’m a US 18/20. I feel plus, but my photos often make me look smaller, which is odd.

    I actually need to meet up with Rachel as she’s living in Vancouver at the moment!! We meant to have drinks last month, but with x-mas and hectic schedules it got pushed back and now I’ve been sick since! blerg!

    <3

  7. February 1, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Thank you for this! I am a 14-16 and have had issues finding fashion/body positivity bloggers who looked like ME. But I kind of felt like I couldn’t really complain cos I still have a privilege over those of my friends sized 18 and up. Funnily enough after consuming lots of plus size media as part of the process of reprogramming my own brain, I noticed that actually I started lamenting the lack of stunning big boobs that the people I was following had! I really do believe that we are shaped by the mefia we consume and I’m so looking forward to following these people and finding ways my body can look good without going “Oh yes, but I don’t have (insert thing here, tiny waist, hourglass shape, big boobs, etc). This is just what I needed to know exist!

  8. February 1, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    Thanks so much for including me in this list Meagan… great to be chosen along with some fab bloggers I admire!

  9. SpijkerKat
    February 1, 2015 / 11:37 am

    Thank you for the mention Babe! Great to see some familiar faces and also great to see a few new inbetweenies to follow who I wasn’t aware of 🙂 xox

  10. February 1, 2015 / 11:27 am

    For those of you who have been asking, I’ve added in links to Facebook pages xo

  11. February 1, 2015 / 10:22 am

    I’m an inbetweenie (NZ 14-16) but rather than having more selection I often feel like I have less of a selection. Whilst straight sized stores do stock my size I find it challenging to find flattering styles as they are cuts designed with 8s and 10s in mind. On the other hand I often find myself too small for plus sized lines which often start at 18, but there’s usually so many pieces that I would love to wear (especially on Asos Curve). The exception of this is City Chic, who start at 14 and are definitely one of my favourite stores, but I can only afford the sale rack!

    • February 1, 2015 / 10:54 am

      I totally hear what you mean about stores that design for the smaller sizes and then just grade up the pattern – the cuts don’t necessarily work for all bodies when they’re sized up! I think that is where following NZ and Aussie inbetweenie bloggers will help you, they will have sussed out where to find the things that are well cut for 14-16’s xo

    • Chel Pablo
      February 1, 2015 / 2:14 pm

      I see a lot of stuff I want from ASOS Curve too but can’t get because it starts at 18.

  12. Chel Pablo
    February 1, 2015 / 10:19 am

    Why are in-betweenies looked down on?

    • February 1, 2015 / 10:51 am

      I don’t know – it’s something that some I’ve noticed a lot both from friends experiencing it and the extremely common reaction from the plus size community in regards to model sizing. So many times, I’ve seen people make rude comments about how a model “isn’t plus size” when she is a 14-16, and this feeling seems to have translated over to other inbetweenie women who are identifying as plus size (e.g. on social media like instagram). I think it’s crap!

      • Chel Pablo
        February 1, 2015 / 2:12 pm

        I agree. I think it’s crap too. Probably because there isn’t a concrete definition of what’s plus size? I think in the US it’s US size 12 to 24 based on this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plus-size_clothing. So that’s Aus/NZ14 to 26 for us.

        Then again, that’s Wikipedia.

        Some may be misunderstanding the concept of being body positive too. That it’s not exclusive for people who are over a size 18.

        As someone who fall in the range of “in-betweenie” I would like to thank you for writing this very informative post. You rock. 🙂

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