- Lauren Licup is a plus-size influencer who recreates movie star outfits on Instagram and TikTok.
- She lately recreated three of Kendall Jenner’s outfits to point out that type is for any dimension.
- Licup hopes to empower ladies of all physique varieties to put on no matter they need.
Lauren Licup, a plus-sized influencer based mostly in Southern California, lately recreated three of Kendall Jenner’s outfits to point out type is for all sizes. A video she posted of the outfits has obtained over 24,000 views on TikTok and 22,000 views on Instagram.
“Kendall Jenner is understood for having that dream, perfect physique kind,” she mentioned. “As a result of she’s a supermodel, she will get the credit score of being considerably of a vogue icon. I feel that stops folks from eager to recreate her seems as a result of they do not have the identical physique kind. That should not cease somebody from making an attempt to achieve her seems. Even for those who’re not her dimension or physique kind, you may obtain the identical aesthetic.”
Licup defined it may be exhausting to search out stylish plus-size clothes to recreate movie star outfits
“The largest problem is certainly discovering these items to recreate the outfit,” she mentioned. “I am unable to store wherever Kendall Jenner retailers. Not solely is it financially unattainable, but additionally size-wise. I am certain lots of people can relate to that — not everybody can store on the similar locations as a result of everybody has a special physique kind.”
Discovering the right items for her outfit recreation movies entails a number of “trial and error” by going to totally different retailers and looking for plus-size clothes objects which have the same type, she mentioned.
“Whenever you’re plus-size, it is loads more durable to only put collectively an outfit,” she mentioned, not to mention one that’s equivalent to a star’s.
Typically, nevertheless, she’s capable of incorporate objects she already has in her closet. For her video recreating Kendall Jenner’s outfits, Licup got here throughout a photograph of the mannequin sporting a inexperienced prime with a black skirt, which were both from Australian company Princess Polly. Licup realized she already had related objects in her closet, and the highest was really bought from a thrift retailer.
Licup’s ideas for purchasing at thrift shops, which is the place she finds a number of her stylish, vintage-inspired items, is to focus much less on the label dimension and extra on the match.
“I’ve objects of clothes in a dimension medium, a dimension XXXL, a dimension giant, and every little thing in between,” she mentioned. “The thrift retailer is a superb place to experiment with type and focus much less on the letter on the label.”
Licup needs to encourage folks whereas making the style business extra inclusive
“I feel it is essential that we now have that inclusivity and illustration for everybody, each racial and size-wise,” she mentioned. “In highschool, it was actually exhausting for me to precise myself by clothes and I at all times cherished dressing up. It was actually exhausting to search out somebody to look as much as who was my dimension, who was my age, and had my type.”
Licup mentioned that every time she posts a brand new vogue video, she hopes she will be that illustration for people who find themselves searching for outfit inspiration on a plus-size physique.
“I get messages from individuals who say I assist them with their confidence or that I encourage them to put on what they need to put on,” she mentioned. “That helps me, too.”
Licup’s predominant aim proper now could be to proceed serving to different folks acquire the boldness to put on no matter they need.
“I additionally need to work with extra manufacturers and corporations to push the style business to turn out to be extra size-inclusive,” she mentioned. “I would like manufacturers to launch extra sizing — particularly manufacturers which were round endlessly. Now’s the time. There is not any purpose to not be inclusive anymore.”
Take a look at the video of Lauren Licup recreating Kendall Jenner’s outfits: