Requirements for Modelling Plus-size Swimsuits and Lingerie
Modelling plus-size swimsuits and lingerie is a popular niche in the fashion industry and it is no news that the plus-size modelling industry is expanding rapidly. If you are full-bodied and aspire to become a model, this is one of the top categories you may wish to consider. Undoubtedly, it has fast become one of the most lucrative branches to pursue.
There are several agencies scouting for curvaceous women to model plus-size intimate wear, swimsuits, and lingerie but there are standards that need to be met in order to be successful for a sign-up. But your passion must be evident, you must have the right attitude meaning no hang-ups and no self-conscious feelings about your body, shape and size.
Lingerie and swimwear models must not only be body-proud, but they must also have high self-esteem and be confident and bold enough to appreciate their silhouette.
What Is Required to Become Swimwear and Lingerie Models?
Not many big-sized women can become plus-size models for swimsuit and lingerie items and being interested alone is not enough to get you into this category of the fashion industry. There are certain conditions that must be met to become successful in this niche but the most important of them all are:
- A well-toned body
- Smooth and clear skin
- A good height
- Minimum of size 14US (16UK)
- A great attitude
Your body must be well-toned
Contrary to popular belief, many large sized women are fit and well-toned. Yes, some may find it hard to equate being plus-sized with a firm and toned body but there are women who though fat, are firm and well-toned. Because you will need to expose a lot of your body (swimwear and lingerie are revealing), having a good muscle tone is essential. You must also be well rounded, curvy, and firm, and most importantly, you must look hale and hearty.
You must have smooth and clear skin
Modelling plus-size swimsuits and lingerie demands that you must have flawless skin. Because you may have to model intimate apparel like sheer baby dolls, revealing nightwear, and other sexy intimates like pyjamas, garters, and stockings. your body must be free of unwanted and unruly body hair growth, unsightly lumps and bumps, rashes, and dark patches around the arms, elbows, knees, thighs and bottom.
Additionally, your skin must glow, showing evidence of being well moisturized, and your hair and nails must look well maintained, well-manicured, and healthy.
Being tall is an advantage
There is a minimum height requirement for plus-size models (5’9” or 1.75m) and the taller an aspiring model is, the better the chances of her getting great modelling jobs. So, if you are statuesque, there is a likelihood of you being more successful than those who are of average height.
You must be no less than a size 14US or 16UK
Being plus-size means you must be a minimum size of nothing less than 14US to 16US (16UK and 18UK) before you can even qualify to model large size swimsuit and lingerie. Being big or fat is not enough to. Rather, being curvy must be a prerequisite and your curves must be evident and must be in the right parts of your body.
Reasons for this is because many women are plump, overweight, and even fat but one thing they lack is an obvious curvature. So, if you are full-bodied and aspire to become a swimwear model, for instance, but curves are virtually non-existent, you can work on your figure not necessarily to lose weight, but to lose unsightly fatty lumps and bring out your shape.
The passion you have for this job will give you enough drive to lose excess fat around the important areas which can be achieved with the right type of exercise.
You must have a great attitude
The right attitude is a crucial quality if you want to be a plus-size model of body-revealing apparel. Having the right attitude coupled with being spirited is very important for any aspiring full-bodied model. Equally, you must have a positive outlook, while being assertive will go a long way to your having continued success in your modelling career.
Be Inspired by Top Plus Size Models
You can get some inspiration from some of the top models in the plus-size apparel, swimwear, and lingerie industry. Their journey to the top will certainly inspire any woman who plans to build a career as a plus-size model.
You do have fabulous curves, but are you bold enough to pursue this career?
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