How I got my job as a plus size model

AShe’s one of the nicest people in the industry and has a wardrobe we’d love to rummage around in – this week we chat to Aglaë Dreyer about what life is like being a plus size model.

What is your job?

I’m a full-time model.

How long have you been a model?

Full-time, it’s been seven years, but I did my first modelling job at sixteen.

How did you become a model?

I was scouted in the street.

What’s a typical day at work like for you?

I’m up early, go to the set (it could be outside or in a studio), get my makeup and hair done and shoot till end of the day. It’s a irregular job. I can work a month in a row with no break and no weekends and then have two weeks off.

What’s your go-to work wardrobe?

A dress with sneakers or boots, or jeans with a crop top and sneakers or boots (I move around so much, I need to be comfortable).

What’s been your favourite day at work ever?

I’ve had so many, but I love being a part of something big, like a cool editorial/cover or a campaign.

What’s the best thing about your job?

You never know what’s next and how the day will go. Also, getting to work and meet so many cool people.

What do you find most challenging?

That you never know what’s next! It can be a bit hard to manage sometimes.

If you could job swap with anyone for a week, who would it be?

A photographer or art director. I would love to see how it is from the other side!

What advice would you give someone who wants to do your job?

It’s a tough job, you definitely need a tough skin. That looks are not everything and that it’s super important to be on time, nice to everyone on set and super professional. That’s what will make the difference. Also, don’t be afraid to voice what you want. It can be hard in this world, but I think it’s important to have a voice and take your place. is funded by navabi ( We do this to push for fairer representation of plus size women in the media. If you share this goal, please do share any article you agree with. (And, of course, do feel free to browse 10,000+ dresses, tops, suits, etc at if you'd like to support us further.)