Big is beautiful

Plus-size beauties celebrate their size by posing in sexy and revealing outfits.


Curves ahead

Who says thin dominates the fashion industry? The “Size Issue” of V magazine features stunning plus-size models — like Crystal Renn — in sexy boysuits and barely-there outfits.

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More to love

The "Size Issue" intends to showcase high-fashion outfits on voluptuous bodies — a combination rarely found in women's magazines.

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Twice the fun

The models in V magazine appear in everything from bustiers and bodysuits to nothing but their own skin.

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After shooting the models for V, photographer Solve Sundsbo said, "I loved the opportunity to show that you can be beautiful and sexy outside the narrow interpretations that normally define us."

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Bold moves

Model Tara Lynn wears a tight top by Armani Jeans.

Fellow plus-size model Crystal Renn, whose dimensions are 36-31-41, also participated in the spread. "I'd like to see everyone take on the attitude that there are women of all different shapes and sizes as 'the beauty ideal,' and that it's not one type or another," Renn said. "There are women who are naturally a size 2 — you can't forget them, and that's discrimination the other way."

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Good jeans

Models Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, Michelle Olson and Marquita Pring strike poses in contemporary denim outfits.

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Full fashion

Model Michelle Olson wears a corset and briefs by Dolce & Gabbana.

V magazine hopes their photo spread will prove big is bigger than ever: "These bombshells of plus-size are proving that there's plenty of room in the fashion world for women who look like ... women."

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Fits all sizes

V magazine creative director Stephen Gan says he was inspired by actress Gabourey Sidibe — who weighs nearly 250 pounds — after seeing her in the "Precious" trailer.

The magazine features Sidibe and size zero actress Dakota Fanning on its two contrasting covers. More from V magazine

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