There are some gorgeous brown faces in the plus size modeling world, models who inspire, motivate, and compel us to buy the clothing they wear. We often see them more predominantly at Ashley Stewart and Monif C, but what about the other plus size designers and retailers?

Just like the Fashion Week runways and high end editorials, plus size fashion has to do better with its inclusion of women of color, particularly Black women. But we have to give it to these five ladies who’ve been creating a sure path for young Black plus size models to follow. 

Get to know our top five Black plus size models! 

Marie Denee

Marie Denee is an established and respected voice in plus size fashion and the creative force behind the five-year-old blog, The Curvy Fashionista.