Meet Tess, a Plus sized model as She Mounts on Curve Fashion Festival stage in Style
Size 26 model Tess Holliday takes the catwalk by storm as she leads a bevy of plus-sized beauties at empowering Curve Fashion Festival at the Exhibition Center in Liverpool last Saturday. She’s carved out an incredible career in fashion, flying the flag for curvy women everywhere.
The American star, who is the world’s first [UK] size 26 supermodel, broke with style protocol in a bold horizontal striped dress.
Curvy catwalk queen: Tess Holliday was leading the parade of plus-sized models at the groundbreaking Curve Fashion Festival, held at The Exhibition Centre Liverpool on Saturday
Tess proudly showcased her killer curves in the punky A-line number, which also offered a glimpse of her tattoo sleeves and heavily inked calves.
The model set off her look with a pair of strappy heels and styled her auburn locks in an elegant fishtail plait.Rosy blush and a slick of coral lipstick enhanced her pretty features and she highlighted her eyes with winged liner.
She was joined on the runway by fellow plus-sized model Hayley Hasselhoff, who looked the picture of elegance in a flowing silk wrap dress.
Tattooed beauty: Tess proudly showcased her killer curves in the punky A-line number, which also offered a glimpse of her tattoo sleeves and heavily inked calves
Famous faces: Also in attendance was fellow American plus-sized model Hayley Hasselhoff (centre), who joined Tess at the runway show extravaganza
Fashiom Q&A: The model set off her look with a pair of strappy heels and styled her auburn locks in an elegant fishtail plait
The 24-year-old blonde, the daughter of Baywatch legend The Hoff, was in her element as she strutted down the the runway.
The Curve Fashion Festival is the UK’s largest Plus Size Event for women over size 14.
The highlight of the day was the star-studded catwalk show, featuring clothing for the more voluptuous figure.
Making a statement: The 24-year-old blonde, the daughter of Baywatch legend The Hoff, was in her element, modelling in turn a chic white ensemble (pictured left with celebrity stylist Gemma Sheppard) and a black wrap coat (right)
Guests at the ticketed event could browse clothing from retailers including Boohoo.com, Very, Marks and Spencer, Anna Scholz, @Studio 8 by Phase 8, Simply Be Fashion and River Island.
Last year’s inaugural event saw over 1100 women from all over the UK descend upon Manchester for a full day of shopping, fashion shows, industry seminars and celebrity meet and greet.
Tess and her partner Nick Holliday welcomed their son Bowie Juniper into the world on June 6.
Celebrities attendees: Geordie Shore’s Holly Hagan was putting in an appearance, rocking a rather demure paisley dress
Show of support: Reality star Chanelle Hayes turned up in casual ripped jeans and a pyjama style blouse
The social media star, who was born Ryann Hoven, is already a mother to a ten-year-old son Rylee from a previous relationship.
Throughout her pregnancy, Tess became an even more vocal body advocate, sharing plenty of candid photos of her growing baby bump as well as nude photos to celebrate her changing body.
The plus-size model would often take to Instagram to hit back at critics who insisted that her baby’s life was in danger because of her size.
Ready for the runway: The Curve Fashion Festival is the UK’s largest Plus Size Event for women over size 14
In an interview with ET this summer, Tess hit back at critics who insist her weight is a danger to her unborn child, claiming that her doctor had just given her a clean bill of health.
‘I literally saw my OB/GYN yesterday and everything’s fine,’ she said. ‘He’s happy. Everything’s fine and I’m fine.’
Tess also discussed with the publication her decision to post nude photos on social media, despite the criticism she ultimately receives from online trolls.
‘The more they don’t want to see things like that or are criticizing my body, the more I want to do it,’ she said. ‘Since you are complaining about my covered-up photo, I am going to give you a nude photo to make you even angrier.
Body positivity: Models exuded confidence as they strutted down the runway in front of thousands