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EDITOR’S LETTER

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DIANA DI POCE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

It’s summertime and the living’s easy! Lucky for me, I had a head start to the heat with a muchneeded and enjoyed trip to the South. Not only was I fortunate enough to visit family during my getaway, but I also had the chance to take my warm-weather wardrobe out for a stroll: vibrant prints, sunny colours and sizzling styles, here I come! The summers in Canada are beautiful, but are known to be short-lived, so I take advantage of any sunshine I get. Yes, I’m that person who’s rocking a short frock and sandals as soon as the sun makes its appearance in early April (while fellow Canucks are still sporting their winter gear). I’m all about baring skin in the rising temps. Who says us curvy gals have to cover up? Soak up the sun and free your arms, legs and bellies! Need some inspiration? Read our interview on page 31 with body-positive advocate Honor Curves. I’ll admit though, one area that I’ve been selfconscious about is my mid-section. Though it wasn’t easy at first, I DARE’d myself to wear my very first bikini last month. Read about my experience and see the styles I wore from Forever 21+ on page 13. Other favourites from this issue include a round up of the season’s hottest swimwear from Penningtons on page 24 and dresses for all occasions (from brunch to BBQ!) from Laura Plus on page 17. Looking to smooth out your silhouette for those summer dresses? We’ve highlighted the sexiest shapewear on page 12. I now DARE you to rock a skin-baring style you would typically shy away from. Share your photos with us by hashtagging #DAREtoWear!


EDITOR’S PICKS

DIANA DARES

AFTER DARK “Whether it’s a rich burgundy, brick red or deep mauve, a dark lip is my go-to in the fall. It can instantly amp up any outfit!“ Kat Von D lipstick in Bauhau5, $26, sephora.ca

Curious about what our Editor is coveting this season? From statement prints to rich hues, check out her fall favourites. IN BLOOM “Part of Melissa McCarthy’s collection, this dark floral reversible kimono is a season staple.“ Melissa McCarthy Seven7 kimono, $189, penningtons.com

Suzy Shier+ dress, $50, suzyshier.com

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WILD TIMES “Leopard print is both bold and timeless, and what better way to sport it than as arm candy?”

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Call It Spring backpack, $45, callitspring.com

PAISLEY POWER “I’m all about the 70s-inspired trend this season and this versatile paisley print wrap dress is the perfect way to wear it. Pair it with a floppy hat and flats for weekend wear and heeled booties for the office.“

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PACK IT IN “It’s time to give your arms a rest (finally!) and opt for a statement backpack.“


meet MEREDITH

Model, singer/songwriter, radio personality and the Canadian beauty gracing our fall cover, Meredith Shaw answers ten questions we’ve been dying to know.

COVER GIRL Meredith is wearing a chic look from DEX on the cover and a cozy knit look from Point Zero Curvy in this image, all available at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com.

1. THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE: Feminine, boho and edgy. 2. FAVE BODY PART: Never thought I’d say this, but I’ve been squatting a lot lately at the gym so, my butt! 3. FALL MUST-HAVES: Tailored fall jackets. Leather detailing. Military feel. I want them ALL! 4. HEELS, FLATS OR SNEAKERS?: Heels all the way! 5. YOUR ROLE MODEL: My parents. They have taught me to work hard and speak my mind, to be generous, to be kind, to move through the world with integrity and that when someone shows you who they are, believe them. 6. FAVOURITE CONCERT: Dixie Chicks. Four times. ‘Cause when I grow up, I want to be a Dixie Chick. 7. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING A MODEL: The creative and collaborative feeling on set, getting to play with trends and beauty looks I might not be brave enough to try in real life, connecting with women and girls and having them share their fashion fears and triumphs. 8. ADVICE FOR ASPIRING MODELS: Go for it! I certainly never thought this is something I would do let alone be successful at. So if you feel like you want to give it a try, learn about the industry and don’t take no for an answer.

GOOD DAY!

CLICK HERE for an EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD of Meredith’s new single, Good Day!

NEW MUSIC Cover art for Meredith’s catchy new feel-good Country single, Good Day.

9. ADVICE FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH BODY CONFIDENCE: Fall in love with what your body can do––the gift that it is and your confidence will soar! GOLDEN AGE Inspired by this beauty’s metallic smokey eye? Get the look with Laura Mercier’s caviar stick eye colour in sand glow, $34, and baked eye colour in black karat, $29, sephora.ca. M

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10. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR RADIO HOSTING GIG AT 104.5 CHUMFM?: CHUM FM is a dream station to work at––I grew up listening to it, so I still pinch myself when I walk into that iconic studio. We have the BEST listeners in all of radio and I love the music that we play. CHUM FM is all about FUN and I love being a part of injecting that into people’s lives on a daily basis.

PHOTOGRAPHY: CARLYLE ROUTH | ART DIRECTION: DIANA DI POCE | HAIR & MAKEUP: JODI URICHUK FOR LAURA MERCIER & KEVIN.MURPHY / PLUTINO GROUP | STYLING: VANESSA TAYLOR | MODEL: MEREDITH SHAW/B&M MODELS.

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HEARD?

Extra, extra! Read on for the latest news in fashion, beauty and curvy culture. BY KENDALL ERICKSON

WANT MORE? Check out daremag.ca/news to stay updated on all things curvy.

the wait is over!

The wait is finally over! Melissa McCarthy’s Seven7 clothing line is now available at Penningtons! Straight from funny girl Melissa’s hands and into your closets, the plus size designer believes that “women deserve better choices” and that “fashion should help us express our individual personalities.” Plus sizes will run from X to 4X and prices range from $59 to $189. The on-trend line features a variety of stylish and beautiful pieces perfect for any fall wardrobe. Let Melissa McCarthy make “getting dressed fun again.” Shop it now at all Penningtons locations and online at penningtons.com.

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MCCARTHY: IMAGE PROVIDED BY PENNINGTONS.

Get ready, fashion lovers! No longer will you need to get your shopping fix at Torrid while on vacations to the U.S.! On September 1st, the plus size retailer launched its first Canadian store in the new wing of the Toronto Eaton Centre, and is expected to launch three new locations in Ontario later this fall! Torrid has quickly become the fastest growing retailer in the U.S. for young women sizes 12 to 28, with more than 280 stores across the country. Torrid CEO, Lisa Harper said in a statement: “The vibrant Canadian market is the perfect fit with our expansion plans.” We couldn’t agree more, Torrid, we are so happy to have you! DA

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Curvy woman+ by point zero Ashley Nell Tipton

Paving the runway If you’ve been keeping up with Season 14 of Project Runway, than you know that lavender-haired designer Ashley Nell Tipton is totally killing it! The 24-year-old up-and-comer from San Diego, California, has already proved herself by winning multiple challenges and has proven to be extremely versatile in her design work. We at DARE couldn’t be happier to see a plus size designer gaining so much praise for her work. Project Runway airs Thursday nights at 9/8c. Go Ashley! #TeamAshley

STRAIGHT/CURVE

With standards of beauty finally starting to shift and plus size equality becoming more prevalent, Point Zero has launched a trendy and affordable line, Curvy Woman+, so that all women can look and feel their best! The line will range from $39 to $99 and sizes 1X to 3X (sizes 18-24). Curvy Woman+ features 70s Folk-inspired items, boho chic prints and cuts, kimonos and rich colour palettes. The line is currently available at The Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com, as well as Canadian boutiques including Your Big Sister’s Closet and SexyPlus Clothing. Coming soon to pointzero.ca. CHECK OUT THE COLLECTION IN THE SLIDESHOW BELOW:

Georgia Pratt NELL TIPTON: PHOTO COURTESY OF LIFETIME TV; PRATT: LILY CUMMINGS PHOTOGRAPHY.

Director Jenny McQuaile’s new body image documentary, Straight/Curve is shaking up the fashion industry. While the film is currently in production and set to release in fall 2016, it will give audiences an exclusive sneak peek into the top secret world that is the plus size fashion industry. The film is expected to follow some key players, including Georgia Pratt, Kate Dillon and Sophie T. Simmons (to name a few!), all of whom have been working and fighting to create a change and make the fashion industry more inclusive for all sizes. McQuaile hopes to empower women everywhere and help you to “love your bodies no matter what your shape or size, as long as you’re healthy.” RE

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FRINGE FEST

Amber Riley

We saw all sorts of fringe on the runways this season and you can bet you’ll be seeing it in our closets, too. We’re loving Amber Riley’s take on the trend—it’s the perfect mix of downtown cool and boho chic. BY ERIN DUNLOP

RILEY: GETTY IMAGES

CLICK THROUGH THE SLIDESHOW BELOW TO GET AMBER’S LOOK:

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DENIM Without COMPROMISE Feeling blue this fall? We are, especially when it comes to rocking some serious denim. Get in the mood with styles from d/C Jeans, available at Penningtons. SHOP D/C JEANS NOW

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The Bootcut Leg The Skinny Leg

The Straight Leg

Consider this classic, flattering fit your go-to when it comes to styling your favourite fall ankle boots.

Flaunt what you’ve got! A slim leg with just enough stretch is made for showing off.

The boyfriend jean just got a major upgrade: think a laid-back attitude combined with a curve-hugging fit.

Curvy fit bootcut jean, $56, penningtons.com

Superstretch colour legging jean, $60, penningtons.com

Slightly curvy fit sraight leg jean, $65, penningtons.com

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boot guide Whether you crave the season’s trendiest looks or are on the hunt for a reliable pair to get you from 9-to-5, we’ve found the widecalf and wide-width fall boots your wardrobe has been missing. Your feet will thank us. BY AMANDA BLOYE

Boots for all styles & sizes!

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CASUAL & COMFY

comfortably chic Just because you crave a flat or low-heeled boot doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. On-trend combat boots and styles in caramel, toffee and saddle hues mean you can have the styles you love without saying goodbye to comfort.

Mix of leather & suede

1. Torrid lace up ankle boot, $59, torrid.com; 2. Penningtons studded bootie, $65, penningtons.com; 3. Naturalizer leather and suede riding boot, $295, thebay.com; 4. toni T. dream stretch leather and suede boot, $395, toniplus.com.

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DRESSY & POLISHED

weekday warrior Don’t let corporate dress codes get you down. A great boot can add sophistication and style to your workday outfit. Tall boots off-limits? Stick with an ankle bootie with a slight heel.

Only $30!

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1. Forever 21 ankle bootie, $30, forever21.com; 2. Suzy Shier wedge bootie, $42, suzyshier.com; 3. Naturalizer Britta boot, $175, thebay.com; 4. JustFab Jadyss boot, $69, justfab.ca.


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TRENDY & STYLISH

street stylista If you find yourself craving a boot that goes beyond the norm, kick it up a notch with the season’s latest colour trends like grey, navy and olive green. Over-the-knee styles add a dash of dressy to an otherwise casual look.

blue suede boots

Christina Hendricks

1. Lucky Brand ankle boot, $250, additionelle.com; 2. Forever 21 lace-up bootie, $42, forever21.com; 3. toni T. goat suede boot, $395, toniplus.com; 4. Penningtons faux suede boot, $95, penningtons.com.

EDGY & SEXY

voluptuous vixen Look fierce and fearless for a night out with the girls (or with your honey!) with leather and lace detailing, buckles, sexy cutouts and let’s not forget a sky-high heel. Spice things up with shades of burgundy and suede.

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1. ELOQUII laser cut bootie, $100, eloquii.com; 2. Torrid lace up bootie, $47, torrid.com; 3. Boots By Pamela Lisa boot, $100, bootsbypamela.com; 4. ELOQUII over-the-knee boot, $150, eloquii.com.


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role models

We interview the top curvy models who are making a change.

BRITTNEE BLAIR: ANASTACIA GARCIA; HUNTER MCGRADY: PAIGE CRAIG.

Check out our roundup of our favourite body positive quotes.

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MELISSA MCCARTHY IS ABOUT TO MAKE YOUR CLOSET A WHOLE LOT COOLER WITH HER NEW CLOTHING LINE, AVAILABLE AT PENNINGTONS.

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t’s no secret that Melissa McCarthy has got some serious acting chops; after all, her genius comedic timing and zany onscreen antics have made us laugh ‘til we cry more times than we can count. Her passion for design, though, hasn’t quite had its moment in the spotlight…until now. A graduate of FIT in New York City, the actress and fashionista is putting her expertise to work with an all-new, carefully

and blending wovens with knits to provide a great fit and shape for all body types,” says Melissa. With such a clear, closet-friendly vision for her line, we’re more than convinced that she’s got this whole designer thing down pat. Sure, we love watching her do her thing on the silver screen, but this just might be Melissa’s best role yet. WATCH THE CAMPAIGN VIDEO BELOW:

When you go above a size 12, you don t lose your sense of style.

SHOP MELISSA MCCARTHY SEVEN7 NOW

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curated fall collection. What’s more, it’s full of all the real-girl personal touches we’d expect from our Hollywood dream BFF (we’re talking practical pockets on comfy sweaters and quirky prints inspired by her daughter’s drawings). Melissa firmly believes that, “when you go above a size 12, you don’t lose your sense of style.” What else will we be seeing in her Seven7 collection? “Thoughtful tailoring like bust darts, pleated backs,


PHOTOS: ELLIOT PARROTT PHOTOGRAPHY

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How Do You Do SUZY? Fashion bloggers Jessica Biffi, Thera Warren, Assa Cisse and Karen Ward put their own spin on fresh fall fashion from Suzy Shier+. SHOP SUZY SHIER+ NOW

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Street Star Jessica Biffi of Just Biffi takes classic pieces like the denim jacket and gives them a whole new urban vibe.

BIFFI: ELLIOT PARROTT PHOTOGRAPHY

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SHOP JESSICA’S LOOK NOW

BUTTONED UP “I love a crisp collar––it offers great structure and versatility. Also, I’m here for this windowpane print––very ontrend for fall!” Suzy Shier+ dress, $54

IN THE DETAILS “It’s all in the details. The faux leather trim of the pocket is a nice contrast against the deep colour of the denim.” Suzy Shier+ denim jacket, $48

Suzy Shier bootie, $40

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Denim jacket, $48; Dress, $54; Clutch, $21; Bootie, $40. All clothing available at Suzy Shier and suzyshier.com. Jewelry is available at Suzy Shier locations only.

BOOT CAMP “These booties are perfect for fall. They have just the right amount of height, the faux suede gives texture and the long tie on the zipper is an unexpected detail.”


Thera Warren of Cloud 14+ rocks a tailored, corporate-cool ensemble that has just enough edge for happy hour.

WARREN: ELLIOT PARROTT PHOTOGRAPHY

9-to-5 Chic SHOP THERA’S LOOK NOW

ZIPPED UP “I love the edginess of the zipper detail along the neckline of this printed tunic. It creates additional detail to frame the face.” Suzy Shier+ tunic, $50 & necklace, $12.90

VEST BET “This black sleeveless vest is tailored to a tee. The detail of the darting across the bustline creates the perfect shape.” Suzy Shier+ vest, $45

IN THE BAG “The pebbled texture and zipper details of this fashion-forward clutch tie in perfectly with the details of the tunic.” Suzy Shier clutch, $21

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Vest, $45; Tunic, $50; Pant, $36; Necklace, $12.90; Clutch, $21; Flats, blogger’s own. All clothing available at Suzy Shier and suzyshier.com. Jewelry is available at Suzy Shier locations only.

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Laid-Back Luxe Assa Cisse of My Curves and Curls goes for cozy textures and expertly paired prints for a weekend-ready look.

CISSE: ELLIOT PARROTT PHOTOGRAPHY

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EYE CANDY “I never leave the house without a pair of sunnies; I thought these ones were just perfect to complete my laid-back look.” Suzy Shier sunglasses, $10.90

MIX MASTER “I love mixing prints, so layering this cape and the plaid shirt was a no-brainer. It created an effortlessly puttogether look.” Suzy Shier+ shirt, $34 & cape, $30

ROCK THE RIPS “Ripped jeans are definitely a fall must-have. I can wear them to a fab fashion event or for a quick run to the grocery store.” Suzy Shier+ jeans, $40

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Cape, $30; Shirt, $34; Jeans, $40; Booties, blogger’s own. All clothing available at Suzy Shier and suzyshier.com. Jewelry is available at Suzy Shier locations only.


Glamour Girl Forget the LBD! Karen Ward of Curvy Canadian proves that this little black jumpsuit is the new staple in town.

WARD: ELLIOT PARROTT PHOTOGRAPHY

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GOLD RUSH “The necklace is a gorgeous multilayer piece and I love adding a bit of gold to any outfit to instantly amp up the glam factor!” Suzy Shier necklace, $11.90

IT’S A CINCH “This jumpsuit is simple, polished and chic. The fun leopard print belt adds a bit of sass and funkiness to bring the outfit to that next level.” Suzy Shier+ belted jumpsuit, $48

Suzy Shier flat, $20

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Sweater, $38; Belted jumpsuit, $48; Necklace, $11.90; Flat, $20. All available at Suzy Shier and suzyshier.com. Jewelry is available at Suzy Shier locations only.

FLAT OUT “I live in flats! This pointed pair have a crisscross elastic at the ankle. Not to mention, they have a very ballerina-esque appeal to them!”


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Our favourite thing about fall? It’s the perfect time to start fresh and shake up your style with the season’s hottest trends. Show your closet some love with our top plus size picks from Hudson’s Bay. SHOP THE TRENDS NOW

WIN A $1,000 SHOPPING SPREE TO HUDson’s BAY! CLICK HERE TO ENTER


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Saddle up this season with a laid-back, casual and cool southwestern look from Chaps. SHOP CHAPS NOW

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CHAPS 3/4 sleeve knit top, $32.99; CHAPS Navajo print short-sleeve sweater, $75; CHAPS sleeveless sweater cardigan, $75; CHAPS straight leg pant, $tk; CHAPS boot, $tk. All available at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com.


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Sheer, romantic blouses and rock star-worthy faux leather from DEX are an edgy match made in heaven. SHOP DEX NOW

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DEX cardigan, $tk; DEX blouse, $tk; DEX legging, $tk; Robert Lee Morris necklace, $55; Vince Camuto cuff, $58; Ivanka Trump handbag, $225; Michael Kors watch, $235; 424 Fifth Lord & Taylor shooties, $169. All available at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com.


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1970s

REVIVAL JUNAROSE has you covered for hippie classics with a modern spin—think tasseled accessories and office-ready ponchos. SHOP JUNAROSE NOW

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JUNAROSE cape, $tk; JUNAROSE top, $tk; JUNAROSE faux leather wrap skirt, $79; Vince Camuto necklace, $58. All available at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com.


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EASY

Comfy knits in graphic prints from Point Zero Curvy make for a look that’s equal parts cozy and chic. SHOP POINT ZERO CURVY NOW

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Point Zero Curvy sweater, $75; Point Zero Curvy dress, $tk; Parkhurst hat, $45; Loeffler Randall backpack, $450; HUE tights, $19; HUE socks, $12; Dr. Martens Pascal lace up boot, $175. All available at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com.

FAUX FUN! For some extra flare, we added the detachable faux fur collar from this musthave poncho to the look.


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BOC BY BORN CREEK boot, $225

FRANCO SARTO boot, $185

Let’s Take It

JESSICA SIMPSON wool blend coat, $350

OUTSIDE

CALVIN KLEIN down filled coat, $249.99

Make a statement from head to toe in polished outerwear and wide-calf boots from Hudson’s Bay.

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LAUREN RALPH LAUREN boot, $198

LAUREN RALPH LAUREN boot, $198

ELLEN TRACY coat, $390

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BIANCA NYGARD coat, $480


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Back-to-school season may be behind us, but we’re all for starting fresh and getting inspired this fall. Start by adding Olympian Amanda Bingson to your list of women to watch (we caught up with her on page 33). Need a style muse? We found four It-girls in the making in this issue’s edition of Curves of the World. RE

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AMANDA BINGSON Olympian, American record-holding athlete and the star of this year’s ESPN Body Issue, Amanda Bingson gives us the lowdown on her life. BY ERIN DUNLOP

A: Flaunt what you love. No matter how critical you are with yourself, there is something that you must love physically. Whatever that is, flaunt it. I know I love my eyes. I think they’re pretty and I have long Aside from becoming the lashes—I play them up so they American record holder for look good. Finding something hammer throwing, what have as small as that can turn your been other landmark moments whole attitude around. for you throughout your career?             What’s your body acceptance A: Making the Olympic team in journey been like? 2012 was pretty cool! A: My family has always been Can you tell us about the most supportive of me. They brought memorable reaction you’ve me up right [and taught me] received since your feature? to love myself. They would A: I think the coolest messages constantly tell me that they I can get are other peoples’ loved me and I was worthy of

How do you like to spend your downtime? A: I just love to hang out with friends, drink some beers and laugh. I love good company and happy times. When do you feel the most confident? A: I feel most confident after I accomplish a goal or finish a workout. It feels good to accomplish a goal that I’ve set. What’s next for you? A: We [had] the World Championship in Beijing in August—it’s basically the same thing as the Olympics, just a year earlier and a different name. After that, I’m getting some rest then heading back to practice to prepare for Rio in 2016. FOLLOW AMANDA!

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A: Not really! Growing up in Las Vegas meant that nudity was something that I never had an issue with. Everyone who worked on the shoot was very professional, so it was easy to be comfortable.

You’ve been vocal about liking every part of your body— what’s your advice for women struggling with body confidence?

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stories. I recently had a competition for my fans about strength. It was surprising to me how many people go through the same things and are able to connect with one another.

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CRYSTAL ZAMPino-coons PHOENIX, AZ

She might be Sometimes Glam, but this blogger’s style is always on point. We’re big fans of her flirty, free-spirited look.

THE DETAILS “I can’t live without my oversized plaid wool scarf.” Call It Spring scarf, $25, callitspring.com

PERSONAL STYLE “I’ve been described as Audrey Hepburn meets California Cool. I think that sums me up perfectly!” H&M+ top, $30, hm.com

CONFIDENCE BOOSTER “I feel my most confident in a great fitting pair of black leatherlook jeans.” JUNAROSE denim, $89, penningtons.com

STYLING TIP “Everything looks better with a pair of classic black pointed toe heels.” Express bootie, $98, express.com

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Inemesit Etokudo CALGARY, AB

Steal the style of this self-proclaimed pattern-loving minimalist with the help of neon accents and eye-catching prints.

CLOSET STAPLE “I cannot live without a bold bag!” Torrid clutch, $30, torrid.com

CONFIDENCE BOOSTER “There is nothing better than strutting around in a power blazer that accentuates all my curves.” Penningtons jacket, $68, penningtons.com

Michel Studio pant, $70, additionelle.com

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TRENDS TO TRY “Military chic, 70s-inspired designs and neon accents.”

PERSONAL STYLE “I’m a patternloving minimalist. I love incorporating unique patterns and understated pieces into my outfits.”

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Claudia Lackner STALLHOFEN, AT

No one does casual chic like this blogger. Her fall must-haves? Chunky, cozy knits and dark, romantic florals.

PERSONAL STYLE “I love to experiment with my clothes and accessories––I’m not afraid to try new things!” Old Navy hat, $20, oldnavy.ca

FALL FAVOURITES “Oversized sweaters, rucksacks (backpacks), tall boots and midi skirts.” H&M sweater, $35, hm.com Kensie backpack, $89, thebay.com

TREND TO TRY “Winter florals–– I’m a huge fan of floral prints, I especially love those with a dark background.” ModCloth skirt, $60, modcloth.com

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Jeniese Hosey BIRMINGHAM, AL

Pops of rich hues, faux leather and stripes are perfect for freshening up your fall wardrobe —take it from this fashionista.

TREND TO TRY “Anything leather.” Joseph Ribkoff jacket, $217, josephribkoff.com

WARDROBE MUST-HAVE “I absolutely cannot live without my striped T-shirts.”

STYLING TIP “Don’t limit your style because of your size.”

Evans T-shirt, $42, evansusa.com

d/C Jeans legging jean, $60, penningtons.com

INVESTMENT PIECES “I splurge on handbags and classic pieces.” ALDO clutch, $60, aldoshoes.com M

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We love swiping through your #DAREtoWear posts, so keep sharing your looks and tagging @daremagcanada!

@misslionhunter masters the @supersizemyfashion sports summer-to-fall transition look. fall’s hottest trend: culottes.

@jessica_kane enjoys the last days of summer in a flowy top.

@whosthatgirl524 does street chic like no other!

@monaharlem serves her curves in an office-ready look.

@mllegeri amps up a simple outfit with a statement clutch.

@prettybigbutterflies welcomes fall with warm tones.

@margotmeanie rocks an edgy LBD and printed vest.

@amandamonty catches our eye in bold colour and stripes.

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