How Remi Bader Went From Losing a 9-to-5 Job to Amassing 2M TikTok Followers

I’m curious about which brands you think are really getting it right [with plus sizing]. When you have to shop for something, where are some of your go-to places where you’re like, I know I’m going to find something, or I am likely to find something that not only will fit but will make me feel great and that I actually want to wear?

It’s interesting because a lot of brands are trying to get it right. I support them for the fact that they’re trying, but it might not mean that their sizing is right or they’re doing it the best way possible, but it’s more that they’re trying that I support. Brands like Abercrombie [& Fitch], I think it runs super small, but as long as you know to size up, I think their jeans are great. It’s actually funny because most people lately that walk up to me, they’re like, Oh my god, you’re the reason I wear Abercrombie. It’s always that brand, which is funny because I think that people were always so turned off to Abercrombie for only catering to skinny people, and now it’s not, and they’re making a change. I think that that was a shock to everyone once I started sharing all the clothes I have from there.

Also Aerie I’m a big fan of. They do well with comfortable clothing that fits me. Pretty Little Thing and Nasty Gal I’ve done a few hauls for. Is it exactly my favorite? No, because I think for me and my body, sometimes I do like to spend a little money on something like Revolve. Sometimes those cheaper brands don’t look as good on me. It’s not as flattering, but I know that a lot of plus-size people love those brands, and if they asked me to do it, I’m going to do it. Missguided is a good one. ASOS. I do a lot of Target, Walmart.

One thing that [Revolve] did do—which I really appreciated—is they came to me and said, “We want to do better,” and wanted my help. I definitely am a sensitive person. I posted that I was at this Revolve event the other day, and a bunch of people were commenting, Why do you push them so much? They’re not even size-inclusive? They’re trying to be, and the fact that they’re trying, I’m not going to not support brands that are trying and want my help. When [brands] want to work with me and want to make a change, I think that’s me actually changing the fashion industry, and I’m going to continue to do that.

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