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By Donna Freydkin

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Ever heard of theCURVYcon? It’s an annual event, taking place during New York Fashion Week, that celebrates all shapes and sizes. And body inclusivity in the style world is something we can fully get behind.

"Representation matters. We want our next generation of women to feel empowered and not to view their bodies in a negative way. Normalizing all bodies is crucial to achieving that," said Chastity Garner Valentine, who is the co-founder of theCURVYcom with fellow blogger CeCe Olissa.

For those who couldn't be there in person, you can now watch the entire TheCURVYcon 2018 on Yahoo Lifestyle.

And lest you think it's easy to find fashion-forward clothes in larger sizes, think again. "I walked into six different stores and couldn’t find anything that was both my size and my style," Olissa wrote in an essay she and Valentine co-authored for TODAY Style. "Even if brick-and-mortar stores carry our sizes, the experience is off-putting to say the least," echoed Valentine.

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So what do they say to women who are insecure about their curves?

"You have one life to live. You can spend it dwelling on what you are unhappy or you can embrace the things you love about yourself," said Valentine.

Loving what's in your closet helps, too. Here's what you need right now.

Easy weekend styles

Loft Marled Cotton Sweater, $60, Loft

Cuddly and comfy, this is your must-have for brunch and beyond.

Faux Leather Wrap Skirt, $70, Loft

A flawlessly on-trend piece, for a great price. Pair it with this handbag and these earrings.

RACHEL RACHEL ROY Menswear Crop Pants, $109, Nordstrom

Sleek racing stripes give these pants a modern flair.

LOST INK Slinky Wrap Top, $48, Nordstrom

The ruffles sleeves soften this blouse.


ASOS DESIGN Curve Biker Jacket, $56, ASOS

Say hi to your new fall favorite.

Her Universe Doctor Who Toggle Peacoat, $119 (currently on sale for 50 percent off at checkout!), Torrid

The melds fashion with some Dr. Who love.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Plus Button-Front Walker Coat, $120, Lord & Taylor

This timeless single-breasted walker coat is impervious to trends. And we love it.

Little black dress

Star Vixen Plus-Size 3/4 Sleeve V-Back Lace Dress, $29, Amazon

The lace makes this classic sheath dress a total standout.

Adrianna Papell Gauzy Crepe Flared Sleeve Dress, $159, Amazon

The assymetical style is a real winner.

White Mark Women's Plus Size Cara Dress, 29, Walmart

The flared skirt adds a dose of fun.

Work attire

Universal Standard for J.Crew Cupro Tunic Dress, $130, J.Crew

This knee-skimming tunic is silky-smooth. And try it with this belt and these block heels.

Emboldened Persona Jumpsuit, $109, Modcloth

This number screams style and confidence.

Lark & Ro Modern Stretch Cap Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress, $80, Amazon

You'll be red-hot in this frock.

Outfits for running errands

Ava & Viv Ruched Back Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $20, Target

The delicate mesh overlay proves that it's all in the details. Pair it with these earrings, and a stunning tall boot.

Loft Plus Straight Leg Jean in Indigo, $80, Loft

These contour you in all the right places.

Ideology Plus Size Crisscross-Sides Hoodie, $55, Macy's

The subtle crisscross detailing on the side gives this top a cool twist.

High Waisted Jeans in Rachel, $149, Good American


Columbia Women's Plus-Size Benton Springs Full Zip Plus, $40, Amazon

This cozy jacket is great for both running outdoors and running errands!

Champion Women's Plus-Size French Terry Jogger, $44, Amazon

Pair these with a cute pair of gym shoes for athleisure at its best.

Yummie 6-In-1 Shaping Tank, $58, Shopbop

The perfect base layer for all your ensembles.

You can also get separates, as well as a slew of other pieces, from DIA (which is a sponsor of theCURVYcon) and receive a curated box based on your wants, needs and style. If you don’t like anything, you send it back and eat the $20. If you decided to “keep” items and purchase them, the $20 goes towards what you keep.

Date night outfits

Eliza J Plus Size Elbow Sleeve Printed Geometric Shift Dress, $70, Amazon

You'll outshine even the snazziest place-setting in this vibrant dress.

CITY CHIC Button Fit & Flare Dress, $89, Nordstrom

This classic shape will never go out of style.

Denim Romper with Asymmetrical Ruffle, $130, ELOQUII

You'll have legs for days, so pair this one-piece with a cute pair of pumps, or booties.