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20 Women On What They Want To Change About Fashion

“Fashion is for every body.”

BuzzFeed Life visited the inaugural CurvyCon this past weekend, where we asked 20 of the stylish, brilliant, thoughtful, sassy women we met to tell us what they’d change about the fashion industry if they could. Here’s what they had to say.

1. Elle Peters of Eat Style Play

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“I want the same exact designs as ‘straight sizes.’”

2. Sarah Conley of Style It

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“I deserve just as much simple human respect as my straight size friends.”

3. Darlene Lebron Lopez of Suits, Heels & Curves

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“I would love to see more options for suiting and career wear.”

4. Valerie Eguavoen of Fashion on a Curve

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“I’m tired of altering my own clothes because the plus size fashion industry refuses to be DARING. I want to see sexy, sexy, sexy.”

5. Pepper Martin of Pretty Plus Pep

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“I would love more thick thigh-friendly pants. Thick thighs save lives!”

6. Jenna Rusnak

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“Size diversity! In all brands.”

7. Chichi of Supple Chic

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“I want the fashion industry to be more inclusive.”

8. Margaret Hudson of Inspired Wit

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“I want fashion to be fun!”

9. Georgette Niles of Grown and Curvy Woman

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“More color and body diversity! All women are beautiful!!!”

10. Sandra Negron of La Pecosa Preciosa

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“Include more fashion bloggers of color!!”

11. Dana Martinez of WhosThatGirl524

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“We need sexier clothes.”

12. Hannah Barrett

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“Accept ALL shapes!!”

13. Tricia Campbell

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“More unique fashion; we do not want to be separated! We also love fashion. As a plus model, I love my body and I want fashion that will allow me to show it off!”

14. Amanda Williams of Bella Moxie

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“Women on the coasts are not the only ones who love fashion.”

15. Arianna Varas

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“I would love for the number on an article of clothing to no longer determine how society views the look, health, and beauty of a woman or man. We are all BEAUTIFUL, no matter what!”

16. Koneisha Johnson of KweenPlusNatural

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“Lose the beauty standards!!!”

17. Chauncéa Carothers

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“I would love for every individual to feel empowered by what they wear, for clothes to unite us, not divide us, and for fashion to be universally embraced no matter what your class, race, and gender is! Fashion = Love.”

18. Amanda Allison of Fashion, Love & Martinis

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“#FATGIRLSCANWEARSTRIPES.”

19. Sarah Anderson

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“Plus models should mirror plus women.”

20. Alexa Jenkins

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“Fashion is for every body!”

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