Plus-size model Tess Holliday jiggles her breasts as she storms NYFW with cut-out 'sample size' gown
The 34-year-old model confidently strutted down at the event held at Gallery I at Spring Studios and even did a fun jiggle before walking back
Plus-size model Tess Holliday made quite a statement when she walked the catwalk for Chromat's Spring/Summer 2020 show at New York Fashion Week on Saturday in a striking white cut-out dress.
The 34-year-old model confidently strutted down at the event held at Gallery I at Spring Studios wearing the daring ensemble that featured a strategical cut near her bosom. The phrase "sample size" was emblazoned on different areas of her dress.
In a video of her walk uploaded on the body-positive model's Instagram account, Tess, pairing her dress with white, patent leather open-toe heels, strutted with confidence down the catwalk. When she reached the end of the walk, she cupped her breasts, leaned forward and did a fun jiggle before standing up straight and walking right back.
The statement-making look was completed with bold red lips, an electric blue eyeliner and accessorized with statement silver and royal blue drop earrings.
The white gown seemed to be a response to the recent controversies surrounding "child-size" sample size dresses. The backlash surrounding the inadequate sample size attires became fierce in May when actress Jameela Jamil slammed high fashion designers after a "very expensive" sample size gown "tore open" around her size 10 body.
Chromat, which was started by Becca McCharen-Tran in 2010 as a body-positive and inclusive swim and activewear brand, is known for casting all-sizes, ages, races, and abilities in its groundbreaking runway shows.
“The biggest piece of feedback was that people love Chromat because of our mission and who we are celebrating on the runway, which was very evident throughout our social channels,” McCharen-Tran told Vogue. “There was also a huge response about how the price point was too high for a lot of people.”
Tess, being an icon for plus-size women all across the world, often takes to her social media page to post body-positive messages to inspire her followers. She has also lashed out at the lingerie brand Victoria's Secret for "only caring about marginalized groups."
She also shut down her body-shaming critics who stated that plus-size people were out of shape. On her Instagram, she revealed that she drove more than two hours a day to work out with her trainer three times a week.
"I drive over 2 hours to train with @massy.arias 3x a week. That's commitment. So don't tell me what folks in bigger bodies aren't capable of, because we will prove you wrong ever (sic) time," she wrote.