Fashion magazines are nice, shopping online is good, but if you want to know how real people look in the clothes you want, Instagram is definitely the place to be.

From what to wear, how to wear it and where to find the best plus-size fashion, these Instagrammers are our go-to fashionistas and their timelines are the inspiration behind a lot of our outfit choices. Is your favourite plus-size Instagrammer on our list?

Itumeleng Bokaba is so relatable

Actress and director Itumeleng Bokaba is a former child star and actress on one of South Africa’s hottest soapies (Rhythm City), but her Instagram timeline is so relatable. Best of all, Itumeleng makes a point of letting us know exactly where she gets her outfits from. Another thing we love about Itumeleng’s fashion sense is how she puts together great outfits from retail stores we all have access to. If you’re looking to copy an outfit that’s guaranteed to be a hit, Itumeleng’s Instagram page is definitely a must-see.

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Plus-size reality with Nomali

Most Instagrammers have a life that’s Instagram-worthy and the real life they actually live. Each life carefully separated with lines they are careful never to blur. But not Nomali from Soweto. Nomali is a writer, blogger and lifestyle influencer who isn’t stingy with the truth. If you are looking for the unfiltered version of plus-size Instagram, you don’t need to look further than Nomali’s page.

Life on the quirky side with Mind the Curves

Meg De Jong is funny and quirky (not that we know her personally, but it feels like we do…). Her personality comes through in her blog and her Instagram posts so clearly that she feels like the BFF we’ve never met. From retail finds to speciality boutique chic, Mind the Curves has a nice mix of accessible clothing designed for fashionable comfort.

Thickleeyonce obviously makes our list

If you haven’t been following Thickleyonce, where have you been? The photographer/ plus-size model/ body positivity activist/ co-owner of a plus size boutique is one of South Africa’s leading plus-size influencers (we’re not sure when she gets time to sleep). Lesego Legobane’s style is trendy and youthful, full of spunk and unapologetically sexy.

Cynthia Gwebu shows us the finer things in life

If you aspire to style on the opulent side of the fashion spectrum, then you need to follow Cynthia Gwebu and watch her vlog. Although she blogs mostly about make-up and beauty, her personal style is also awesome. Going through her Instagram feed is a great way to get inspiration on how to put outfits together and finally get that vogue look.

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