Slowly but surely, the powers that be in the fashion world are beginning to profile beauties of all shapes and sizes on the covers of major publications; the Marie Claire France Curvy issue is the latest in a string of magazines to feature full-figured models.

The June issue focuses on swimwear fashions for women who wear size 12 and up. Seeing as there are far more women on the planet who can relate to these models, the move to highlight them only makes sense. For a realistic view of beauty, take a look at the Marie Claire France Curvy issue above.