"I Didn't Identify as Plus:" Nicolette Mason on Becoming a Fashion Advocate

by Gina Marinelli

In our revamped monthly series, Styled By, we’re putting the creative reins in the hands of some of our favourite fashionable ladies. Outfitted in the looks they love (and put together!), the influencers take to the streets and give us the scoop on everything from their budding careers to their wardrobe go-tos.

Nicolette Mason is an advocate—plain and simple. But chances are that’s not always how you hear about her. In the eight years that Mason’s made her mark on the fashion world—with her personal blog, contributing writing to major publications, designing, and, oh yes, being a consistent street style star—she’s best known for being a leader in plus-size fashion. But in our chat with Mason, we learned that the “plus-size” qualifier is really not doing her justice.

In our latest Styled By feature, we shot Mason in four looks that totally capture her unapologetic and unexpected take on feminine dressing. But beyond just the clothes, she told us how she really sees her place in the fashion world—not as an advocate for plus-size women but for everyone. And her inclusive approach is beyond inspiring. Ahead, Mason tells us, in her own words, about her own journey to discovering personal style, parts of the fashion industry she's most excited about, and why her expectations are based on so much more than her dress size.

Scroll down for Mason's story and four perfect ensembles, too.

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