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Fuller fashion: Blogging the plus size way

21 February 2014 Last updated at 00:25 GMT

Claire loves fashion. She is a size 26.

For years, those two things just didn't seem to go together, with high street shops catering only for people considered a more standard size.

So under the pseudonym Claire Chattermonkey, Claire started blogging about her love of clothes, posting pictures of her favourite outfits and critiquing the latest season's trends.

Now her blog, Monkey See Monkey Do Monkey Wear, is one of hundreds of Plus Size fashion blogs, and the women who write them say they have seen a change in attitude among some in the fashion industry.

BBC News went to meet Claire and her clothes.

Video journalist: Susannah Reid

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