Jess Sims

Jess Sims
Title: Freelance Fashion Contributor
Education: University of Texas
Location: New York, NY
Expertise: Plus-Size Fashion, Inclusive Fashion

Jess is a freelance fashion, health, and culture writer based in NYC. She writes about plus-size fashion and health. Prior to diving into freelance journalism she maintained a plus-size fashion blog and was a regular contributor to one of the longest-running online plus-size fashion website, She has written for InStyle since August 2022, and her other fashion work has been seen in Teen Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Byrdie and She writes about all things plus-size and inclusive fashion. She can be found on Instagram (@imjesssims) and Twitter (@ImJessSims).


  • Jess Sims joined the InStyle team in August 2022.
  • Her work has appeared in,, Harper's Bazaar, Teen Vogue, Byrdie, and Vogue Business.
  • She is a former plus-size fashion blogger.


Prior to beginning her freelance career, Jess worked as both a plus-size fashion contributor for and a regular contributor to, the longest running plus-size-only fashion website. Her writing has also appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Teen Vogue, Byrdie, and Vogue Business. She is additionally a former plus-size fashion blogger.


Jess received her MBA in Marketing from the University of Texas.

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