A plus-size blogger, who predominantly writes about fashion, was body shamed for wearing the same dress as Meghan Markle. But she had the perfect come-back.

Katie Sturino runs the blog, The 12ish Style, on which she spotlights the sensualness of plus-sized clothing and aims to show that bigger fashion shouldn’t be exclusive to clothes that hide the body.

To prove her point, Sturino introduced her “Super Size The Look” series, in which she re-creates celebrity looks for plus-sized women.

Empowering Women

Sturino shared on her Instagram page that her series “is never about who wore it better…it’s about empowering women of all sizes to wear what inspires them.”

Since launching her series, she has ‘super-sized’ many celebs, including Kate Middleton, Princess Di and Katie Holmes.

Sturino has recently recreated a couple of fashion highlights from Meghan Markles’ tour in South Africa. We think she looks absolutely stunning.


However, where there are lovers, there are inevitably haters and Sturino received many negative comments on the photos she shared.

The brutal comments included:

“She looks like she ate Meghan Markle…and stole her dress”

“Body Positivity is alot easier when you don’t look like a cow”

“put a yellow raincoat on her plus red earings and she would look like the back of a bus”

“Plus Sized Model TRANSLATION: Fat, unemployed wannabee”

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There’s Still Work To Be Done!

Sturino has shared the comments to spotlight the kind of abuse that plus-sized women get.

“Every time I think we have made so much progress about our bodies and the way we talk about women, something pops up to remind me our work is not done!!!” Sturino commented on her post.

“The comments are brutal…they do not hurt my feelings, but they are scary! It’s scary that a woman who is almost the average size in this country would be regarded with such shock! Also, they don’t stop at my body, they are equal opportunity women haters who take shots at MM as well! Can’t be thin. Can’t be fat. Maybe STFU ABOUT WOMENS BODIES!!!!!” she ranted.

Sturino emphasised that she wasn’t going to let these haters get her down.

“All this to say, please keep spreading positivity. Please keep shining bright. Please don’t engage with the crazies in the comments. PLEASE DO LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR AND TELL HER THAT YOU LOVE HER!!!!!! (I just did)”

“There is a war on women’s bodies in the media and beyond and we are making headway but this sh*t reminds me to stay bright and keep going. Nobody deserves to be spoken to like this, on or offline. We have work to do!!!!”

With so many women feeling embarrassed about their bigger bodies, it’s refreshing to see someone like Sturino celebrate plus-size fashion.

What do you think of this blogger’s quest to re-invent plus size clothing? Tell us in the comments below.

  • I truly believe we should be lifting each other up, she looks amazing and we are all different shapes and sizes, we can’t all be size 6, it’s time to embrace curves and confidence! Hopefully soon we will promote positive body image so the next generations don’t have the same issues we do..#i_weigh


  • Both the ladies look gorgeous. do what makes you happy :)


  • Meghan looks as though she is posing in the bottom photo. she is standing but her legs are crossed and her feet are definitely not in a natural position. I hope young girls don’t try “the look”. Physically the outcome could be harmful.


  • Oh who cares


  • Body shape is important when choosing a dress.


  • If she is comfortable then that’s all that matters. In this day of keyboard trolls if you put it out there you have to expect negativity no matter what you look like. It’s not right but it is fact


  • I think she looks fabulous!


  • She looks lovely and just as elegant. The dress suits both shapes just as nicely. Too many cruel people behind the safety of a keyboard. I often wonder if they’d say the same things face to face?


  • She is beautiful and has every right to wear those dresses. Shame on the faceless bullies who say those terrrible things.


  • Good on her. She looks fantastic. And I love shining a light on the haters… they have a problem!


  • she looks lovely…love her smile. she can totally wear what she likes….. great stuff!


  • SO horrible that this type of abuse still happens today


  • I think it is all just silly


  • It’s terrible the way people think it’s ok to make negative comments on social media it’s hard enough being a plus size and feeling confident


  • Good on her! I think she looks amazing – especially in the purple dress!


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