Saturday, September 30, 2006 

New Fall Precision Collection at Kiyonna

Kiyonna has continued adding more plus size fall fashion items to their stock... and the new sophisticated clothes are really worth a closer look! These new clothes have a structured look to them, a look which is dominating the fall fashion season, with military inspirations, smart tailoring and organic prints.

There are two items I have my eye on, and cannot seemt to coming to a decision... which one should I get?

I have fallen in love with the Poet Sleeved Faux Wrap Drap Dress. It is beautiul and romantic. Besides, the cut of the dress makes is a curve accentuator, which is exactly something I look out for in all my clothes.

Then there is the Military Wrap Dress in Merlot... I simply adore the color, it's different and one which is not very common, therefore this dress is definitely made to make anyone who wears it stand out. It's has an air of sophisticated chic-ness.

Help! I am undecided!

But I am sure I am not alone, anyone who looks at the new Kiyonna additions, is bound to be confused as to what to buy!


Thursday, September 28, 2006 

What Curvy Girls Should Wear on a Dinner Date

When preparing to go out, I often decide beforehand what I'd want to wear. However the times that I actually end up wearing what I had initially decided I'd wear are very very slim! Whilst dressing up, I start thinking that this and the other don't go together, or these colors don't match and so on an so forth. Sometimes deciding on what's best to wear is an ordeal, and it's even more of a nightmare when it's an important occassion... like a date!

IGIGI's lifestyle corner have recently published a very interesting article which gives plus size women style tips and ideas on what best to wear when going on a dinner date. Whether you are a working girl, a shopisticated cat, or an adventurous maven, check this article out as it has a ton of ideas, which will hopefully make your dressing up for a date ritual a more relaxed one!


Wednesday, September 27, 2006 

New items available at SizeAppeal

Yeay! I love looking at new clothes, and SizeAppeal today have done a great job in satisfying my eyeballs and internet shopping habits. :-) In fact SizeAppeal have added a great selection of new plus size tops and dresses to their stock. They look good for the fall, and some look especially suited for the upcoming holiday season. This is my favorite of them all here on the left...

More new stuff at SizeAppeal.



Save 20% on Autumn Essentials at Avenue

Stay warm in style this fall with the latest trends in outwear, boots, sweaters and much more from Avenue. Avenue have added a large selection of items including a wide range of styles in Petite and Tall sizes; and what's even better Avenue are helping all curvy women build their closet for the winter by taking 20% off everything!
  • Coats: Classic wool, quilted jackets, whipstitch accents and much more. Warm up to fall with a wide selection of outerwear. Coupon Code: 61290

  • Sweaters: The accent is on bright, brilliant hues this season, from bold reds to deep forest green. Coupon Code: 61290

  • Perfect Fit Pants: The right fit is essential to your overall look, but it's not always easy to find. Avenue has the solution, and it's on sale now. Coupon Code: 61290

  • Avenue Body: refresh your lingerie wardrobe with the exclusive line created especially for Avenue, featuring our fabulous one-of-a-kind ONESexyBra. Coupon Code: 61291

  • Cloudwalkers: Get the latest boot trends! Our exclusive line of footwear has it all: whipstitch, fur trim, wedges and more. 20% Coupon Code: 61292
Save an Additional 30% on Select Fall Styles!
But that is not all! A number of items at, including tops, bottoms, Cloudwalkers, Avenue Body and accessories, are now marked down by as much as 30%, making this the perfect time to stock up.

Take me to Avenue... now!


Monday, September 25, 2006 

Top 10 Plus Size Halloween Costumes

Halloween is long awaited by many of us. It is a night when we can dress up, laugh and live in a world of make belief; if only for one night. Although many of you have already prepared your house decorations, do you also know what your costume this year will be?

Ensure you allocate enough time to find, or perhaps make, your costume this year. Plus size women should take a look at the various options available online. There is a vast selection of plus size Halloween costumes to choose from; perhaps all the choices available online will leave you undecided on what to choose. So here we are to lend a helping hand! We have selected the top 10 plus size Halloween costumes available online. This list will help curvy ladies choose a costume to make this year's Halloween one to remember.

1. French Maid
This sexy little number, available from Torrid, is an all time classic. It comes with a puff sleeve dress, an apron and a feather duster! So with this costume you're practically all set to be a Halloween curvy diva.

2. Wench
Definitely one sexy little number which will help any curvy woman make a lasting impression this Halloween. This halter dress with lace up front and back zip entry comes with an eye patch and dagger and is available from Torrid.

3. Charleston Queen
Become a curvy babe straight out of the 20's with this plus size costume available from This costumes is made up of a purple drop waist dress with chiffon over blouse and a headband.

4. Elvira
Another definite classic and sexy costume which without a doubt will make you a hit. Dress up as the mistress of the dark Halloween this year from This costume includes a black dress, belt and dagger. Teamed up with an Elvira wig this costume is another winner in our list.

5. Cleopatra Queen of the Nile
Become the plus size Egyptian Queen of the Nile with this costume which comes equipped with a white dress, an under slip, gold wrist bands, an Egyptian sash and a Cleopatra headpiece. Pair this costume up with a toga man or Caesar costume, available also from, for a great couples costume idea.

6. Super Hero
Show off your curvy super powers with this one of a kind plus size Halloween costume available from Torrid. This set comes along with a red, white, blue and gold dress, with a star skirt and red cape.

7. Vegas Bee
This costume, available from Hips and Curves, is made for those private Halloween game and bedroom trick or treating. Your partner will not be able to resist you, in this costume as sweet as honey! This costume is made up of a metallic stripe knit corset and a sequin detailed tulle petticoat. Included also are a neck collar, a pair of wings and an antennae.

8. After Hours Nurse
Another sexy Halloween costume, made for those intimate moments, and which is available from Hips and Curves. This zip front dress comes equipped with a nurse cap and stethoscope; you definitely have all you need to play doctor with that special someone this Halloween, who knows, perhaps you'll receive a nice treat!

9. School Girl
An outfit that never goes out of style, and which will definitely accentuate those curves this Halloween. Hips and Curves brings us this sexy plus size adult costume which comes with a short sleeved white cotton tie front top and matching plus size red plaid school girl skirt.

10. Cop
Our final choice in this year's list is Torrid's plus size cop costume. Dress up as the authoritarian this Halloween and expect authority in this black costume, which includes a black dress, glasses, gloves and a badge.

These are our top recommendations for plus size Halloween costumes. Make sure you take a closer look at these options if you're undecided about what you will be dressing up as this Halloween!



Free fleece vest at Chadwicks

Shop for fall's newest looks at and get a FREE fleece vest with any purchase, now through October 2, 2006! The vest (a $29 value) is soft and plush in machine-washable cozy fleece. This offer is valid only while supplies last, so take advantage of this offer today! Just use the following coupon code:
  • CHSM = size small
  • CHMED = size medium
  • CHL = size large
  • CHXL = size extra large
Visit today.



Fat acceptance on stage

The contemporary American play Fat Pig has just opened in the Kitchen Dog Theater's 2006/07 season. Created by Neil LaBute Fat Pig "tries to camouflage its childish delight in shocking the audience's sensibilities as an attempt to teach us to be less prejudiced -– in this case, against overweight people. Mr. LaBute, though, is really wallowing in the nastiness he portrays, not getting outraged by it." For more information please visit the Dallas Morning News and also

Friday, September 22, 2006 

1 day only sale at Lane Bryant

For only one day, Sunday, September 24, Lane Bryant customers can save 40% on their entire purchase! The family and friends exclusive one day sale is available online at Lane Bryant with the use of promotional code 000408738. So mark the day on your calendar, and make sure you mark down the coupon code also! Visit Lane Bryant today to check out what they have and draw up your shopping list for this Sunday!

Thursday, September 21, 2006 

When are we going to smell the coffee?

It looks like more curves are hitting the catwalk around the world. Did you know that currently the Spaniards require that all models on the catwalk during this week of fashion need to have a BMI of more than 18, this measure was set up to prevent drastically underweight models from hitting the runways. Moreover it can also be said that such a measure was triggered following the tragic death of Luisel Ramos last month, who suffered a heart attack after stepping off the catwalk. Luisel had merely been living on fluids.

Although this measure was set up in Spain, major fashion capital such as Paris, would never dream of putting this into action. It's shocking to think that being skinny and saving on fabrics is more important in some places, than it is to promote a healthy lifestyle and a healthy images to young girls. More on this issue and also an interview with plus size model Charlotte Coyle can be found in an article publised this week in The Telegraph.


Win $100 worth of Dead Sea Cosmetics

DeluxeGrrl, a plus size blogger who I truly admire, is currently having a contest on her blog, and the lucky winner will be receiving $100 worth of dead sea cosmetics. This contest is being run as part of her month long series of posts related to skin care and cosmetics. I am a sucker for contests, as I am sure many of you are also, so head on to the blog today at and enter the contest!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 

Web only sale at Jessica London

A collection of new plus size fall fashion is currently on sale at Jessica London; this sale is only available on the web, through the Jessica London website. Some good bargains are in store, therefore visit Jessica London today to see whether something suits your fancy.


Crystal Renn: plus size modelling sensation

I must say, although Crystal Renn is a familiar face to me, I did not really know who she was, or what she was all about. That was until today: I came across this article at the which explains Crystal's journey from being a 7 stone skinny model, to an 11 stone superstar. Crystal now wears a size 16, and has found fame after gaining weight. She has appeared in Vogue and is currently the sensation of fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, as well as designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Now this is the kind of news I would like to hear everyday! What enouragement this gives to plus size women, especially teenagers, everywhere. Hopefully stories like Crystal's will become more commonplace and more skinny models will start to gain beautiful curves, as Crystal has.

Read more about Crystal here.


How to wear black

An interesting article I came across at discusses how more and more fashion designers nowadays are focusing on plus size fashion and the needs of curvy women. It goes on to explore how a staple item in every woman's closet is something in the color black; basically the reason for this is because this helps women look slimmer. However the article goes on to emphasize that it's not merely just a question of wearing something black; if one wears something black that is baggy and oversized, that is not going to be of much help to flatter the figure! Instead women should focus mostly on fit and fabric, even if it's in black. Read the full article today at

Monday, September 18, 2006 

Have you seen the new Jessica London?

Jessica London, a plus size clothing store carrying fashions in sizes 14W to 34W (including petites and talls) has today announced the launch of a new, revamped website! At first glance, the changes are noticeable, and the website now looks very professional and easier to navigate and shop around. The main categories available on the main page are 'New Arrivals', 'Clothing', 'Shoes & Accessories', 'Outerwear' and 'Clearance'. Browsing through these sections provides a shopper with further shopping options.

Perhaps one suggestion I would make to Jessica London, for further website improvement and a better user experience, would be for them to use more real plus size models to showcase their curvy fashions. However the quality and prices are so good, we suggest all plus size women check out their new website today!

Sunday, September 17, 2006 

Torrid's clearance sale: Last call!

I know how much you all love and it's 50% off clearance items sale so I thought I would remind you that today is the last day of the sale! So if you haven't already taken advantage of this great sale, or if you still need to buy some items, today is your lasy chance. Head on to today!


$20 off at Kiyonna

Another coupon code to take advantage of when purchases your plus size clothes; this time it's Kiyonna that is offering $20 off any order worth $100 or more. All you need is coupon code "SHOP20". Make sure you keep this handy when shopping at Kiyonna, so you enter it at the checkout phase to have your $20 deducted off your purchase!


What's your plus size fashion dilemma?

We want to hear from you! We want your questions and we want to know what your fashion dilemmas are. Why would we want to know? Well, we would like to help you answer those questions!

So if you would like to know what the perfect dress or outfit to suit your body shape is; or perhaps you would like advice on how to match fabrics, patterns and colors. Or maybe you need to help and ideas on what best to wear at a special occasion; we want to know! Let us know about anything that is troubling you, by filling in the form below.

We will do our best to answer these questions for you, with the help of some top fashion experts in the plus size industry. We will publish all the answers here at the scoop, in an easy to access style guide.

So let us have your questions! Fill out this form to send in your questions…



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Saturday, September 16, 2006 

Loving My Curves: Issue 4 out now!

Loving My Curves, the plus size clothing newsletter, is growing strong and issue #4 has just been mailed out! As previous issues, it is filled with great plus size fashion related tips and articles; and it also includes news on the latest discounts available.

Read the archived version of issue #4 here; or better still, subscribe to Loving My Curves today in order to to miss any future issues!

Friday, September 15, 2006 

50% off clearance at

Torrid is doing it yet again! They are slashing off the price tags of their clearance items by 50%. If you know me, you already know that this is one of my favorite sales; so check it our right away to get yourself some stylish plus size clothing at greatly reduced prices.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 

Save up to 50% at Kiyonna's End of Season Sale

Another reason to rejoice that the cooler months are almost with us: Kiyonna's End of Season Sale. If you have previously 'window shopped' at Kiyonna, but thought not to indulge yourself in any of the items because of the price tag, then now is the time to re-visit Kiyonna as the price tags have been slashed; some of them by up to 50%! This is your chance to get some quality, stylish and chic plus size clothing at exceptional prices. Visit Kiyonna's end of season sale today.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 

Fall plus size fashions and savings at Elisabeth

The new season brings great new styles at, and they have also decided to celebrate the dawn of the new season by offering their customers they very best produts at extremely competitive prices. Plus size ladies can shop at through five diverse bands in a boutique like environment of trend-right plus size fashions. is currently offering the following savings:
  • Save up to $50 now through 9/29/06
  • Save up to $15 on your purchase pf $75 or more; use promo code EM0906A at checkout
  • Save up to $25 on your purchase pf $125 or more; use promo code EM0906B at checkout
  • Save up to $50 on your purchase pf $250 or more; use promo code EM0906C at checkout
And as always, enjoy FREE shipping with your purchase of $150 or more!

Sunday, September 10, 2006 

As summer fades away, exciting things are ahead!

If like me, you adore the summer months, then you might be feeling a little bit down in the dumps knowing that this hot season will soon officially be over. The colder seasons will soon creep up on us!

I will surely miss those long days at the beach, however I am looking forward to the winter months this year. Besides the fact that sometimes the heat has been unbearable this summer, so some cool weather is definitely most welcome, I am excited about the new stylish fashions that I am seeing at stores. The fall/autumn and winter plus size fashion is going to be rocking this year.

In our new article Thou Shall Not Miss Summer, we further discuss why plus size women should not miss summer too much, as the winter months this year have a lot of great things in store for us. Read the full article at

Saturday, September 09, 2006 

New plus size fall tops from IGIGI

IGIGI, a unique and very chic plus size clothing store, has just added two brand new fall fashion tops to their stock. To get a closer look at these tops do visit the IGIGI website, however here is a little peek at what these new tops looks like…

The Francine Tunic
A beautiful wrap over style top, which does wonders to accentuate the curves and continues to enhance your figure. This top is very versatile as it can be dressed up, or dressed down according to your needs. Imagine wearing this top to work under a dark suit, and then spicing it up for an evening dinner by swapping your court shoes with a pair of sexy high heeled sandals, colored to match the top… obviously ditching your blazer for the special occasion! This top comes in three great colors to suit your tastes: blue, cranberry and gray.

The Allegra Top
This plus size top, which is perfect to the fall/autumn season is perhaps a little more ‘youngish’ looking. However it still is very much suited for a variety of occasions. Again, you can easily wear this top to work, or to a business meeting; and then again in the evening for a drink at the bar. Wear it with a sexy pencil skirt and make sure your high heeled sandals or mules are at hand. This too is available in three colors: black, blue and red.

These two tops and many more perfect for the upcoming season are available at IGIGI! Visit the IGIGI website to take a much closer look at both these items.


Fresh Ayer: a new name in plus size fashion

Fresh Ayer is a new plus size clothing line, which will be opening its virtual doors to all curvy women very soon. This store should be providing something unique to all full figured women, so I’m very eager to the launch. The basic concept of Fresh Ayer is to provide fashion forward hip clothing that is of a higher quality then what is currently available in the plus size fashion market today. To be providing clothing in sizes 14 to 26, Fresh Ayer will specifically focus on the fit needs of the full figured woman offering her everything she needs to go from work into the evening or out on a weekend. Their offering will range from well-cut and affordable suiting to casual wear, denim and accessories for women of all sizes.