The Plus-Size Street Style Gallery You've Been Waiting For

Scarlett Hao
Photo: Lydia Hudgens

Fat, curvy, plus-size, thick: however you self-identify, I've seen you at the shows during NYFW, and I have to say, clocking you in the wild is pretty thrilling. Just a handful of years ago, the presence of plus-size women at fashion week — or on runways, or working in fashion — was woefully rare. But every season, I see more of you: styled out to perfection, waiting on line at the impossible-to-get-to venue for your next show, fitting right in where the fashion industry told you you never would. Your increased visibility, and your incredible looks, are what inspired InStyle to create a plus-size only street style gallery last season — the very first of its kind in any mainstream publication.

You can see those images here.

Now, we're back with a second round for F/W 2019, once again shot by plus-size photographer Lydia Hudgens. She tells me that the representation of plus-size women has noticeably increased, just within the last several seasons.

"In the past two years, I've shot more street style during NYFW at shows than I have in the eight years previous. I'm excited for the direction we're going.We work harder because of what we're given, and honestly, that's impressive as hell. That in itself should prove that we're worth spending the extra time and money it takes for brands to expand into plus. For those plus-size women showing up to NYFW and bringing your game, I salute you."

Lydia will be hitting up shows and events throughout the week to add more looks to this gallery, so keep checking back for more plus-size street style inspiration.

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Samantha Jane Scott

Samantha Jane Scott
Lydia Hudgens
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Patrick Starrr

Patrick Starrr
Lydia Hudgens
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thethickproject

thethickproject
Lydia Hudgens
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Ashley Griffin

Ashley Griffin
Lydia Hudgens
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A NYFW attendee

A NYFW attendee
Lydia Hudgens
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Scarlett Hao

Scarlett Hao
Lydia Hudgens
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Kelli B and Jessica Torres

Kelli B and Jessica Torres
Lydia Hudgens
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Mecca James-Williams

Mecca James-Williams
Lydia Hudgens
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A NYFW attendee

A NYFW attendee
Lydia Hudgens
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Gabriella Karefa-Johnson

Gabriella Karefa-Johnson
Lydia Hudgens
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Kelly Augustine

Kelly Augustine
Lydia Hudgens
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Michelle Blashka

Michelle Blashka
Lydia Hudgens
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La'Tecia Thomas

La'Tecia Thomas
Lydia Hudgens
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Allie Provost

Allie Provost
Lydia Hudgens
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Lydia Hudgens

Lydia Hudgens
Lydia Hudgens
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Gabriella Karefa-Johnson

Gabriella Karefa-Johnson
Lydia Hudgens
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Olivia Muenter and Amanda Richards

Olivia Muenter and Amanda Richards
Lydia Hudgens
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Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham
Lydia Hudgens
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Sarah Chiwaya

Sarah Chiwaya
Lydia Hudgens
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Kelly Bales

Kelly Bales
Lydia Hudgens
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TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann

TK Wonder and Cipriana Quann
Lydia Hudgens
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Kelly Augustine

Kelly Augustine
Lydia Hudgens
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Ana Asmood

Ana Asmood
Lydia Hudgens
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Scarlett Hao

Scarlett Hao
Lydia Hudgens
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Maxey Greene

Maxey Greene
Lydia Hudgens
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Anastasia G.

Anastasia G.
Lydia Hudgens
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Ms. Bines

Ms. Bines
Lydia Hudgens
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Claire Sulmers

Claire Sulmers
Lydia Hudgens
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Tayler Smith

Tayler Smith
Lydia Hudgens
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Halle Deneen

Halle Deneen
Lydia Hudgens
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Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday
Lydia Hudgens
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Kellie B

Kellie B
Lydia Hudgens
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Katie Sturino

Katie Sturino
Lydia Hudgens
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Tayler Smith

Tayler Smith
Lydia Hudgens
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Scarlett Hao

Scarlett Hao
Lydia Hudgens
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Katie Sturino

Katie Sturino
Lydia Hudgens
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Maya Alena Allen

Maya Alena Allen
Lydia Hudgens
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Tess Holiday

Tess Holiday
Lydia Hudgens
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Alicia Maria Golden

Alicia Maria Golden
Lydia Hudgens
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Constance Smith

Constance Smith
Lydia Hudgens
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Mecca James-Willams

Mecca James-Willams
Lydia Hudgens
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TK Wonder

TK Wonder
Lydia Hudgens
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Asia Milia

Asia Milia
Lydia Hudgens
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Mecca James-Williams

Mecca James-Williams
Lydia Hudgens
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Nicolette Mason

Nicolette Mason
Lydia Hudgens
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Nadia and Nicolette Mason

Nadia and Nicolette Mason
Lydia Hudgens
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Whitney Mero

Whitney Mero
Lydia Hudgens
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Aaron Christopher

Aaron Christopher
Lydia Hudgens
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Deborah Metts

Deborah Metts
Lydia Hudgens
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Allie Provost

Allie Provost
Lydia Hudgens
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Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham
Lydia Hudgens
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Ashley Dorough

Ashley Dorough
Lydia Hudgens
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Gabi Fresh

Gabi Fresh
Lydia Hudgens
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Lauren Evette

Lauren Evette
Lydia Hudgens
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Gabriella Karefa-Johnson

Gabriella Karefa-Johnson
Lydia Hudgens
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Iskra Lawrence

Iskra Lawrence
Lydia Hudgens
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Jessica Torres

Jessica Torres
Lydia Hudgens
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Lauren Chan and Nicolette Mason

Lauren Chan and Nicolette Mason
Lydia Hudgens
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Lauren Chan

Lauren Chan
Lydia Hudgens
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Kelly Augustine

Kelly Augustine
Lydia Hudgens
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Kiara

Kiara
Lydia Hudgens
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Kristi Siedow-Thompson

Kristi Siedow-Thompson
Lydia Hudgens
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