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IGIGI's Friends & Family Sale: Last Day

Monday, December 31, 2007

Over the past days IGIGI has been running a Family & Friends Sale, where they were offering a 30% discount to all customers who enter coupon code HOLIDAYS07 upon checkout.

Just wanted to let you all know that today is the last day to take advantage of this unique opportunity being made available to use by IGIGI. So if you have had your eye on something, go and get it at a 30% discount today at IGIGI.


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Joy to the World: Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Merry Christmas to all!

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas Day. May you spend this day in harmony, surrounded by your loved ones.

"Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind;
Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. "
- Helen Steiner Rice


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Winter Sale Kicks Off at Torrid

Monday, December 24, 2007

Torrid is currently holiday a grand Winter Sale, where most of the things you have been eyeing these past few weeks are now on sale! Lots of fabulous plus size clothing items, are now discounted.

Below is an idea of the savings you can make:
  • $10 off dresses
  • $10 off select PJs
  • 25% off Betseyville
  • 25% off bras
  • 50% off outerwear
  • 50% off select shoes
  • 50% off select boots
  • 50% off sweaters
  • Select tops at $9.99
  • Select tops at $19.99
  • Select tops at $24.99
  • Select hoodies at $29.99
  • Select jackets at $29.99
  • Select jeans at $29.99
  • Select pants at $29.99
  • Select skirts at $29.99
This grand winter sale is going on now, though 1st January, 2008.


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30% Off Friends & Family Sale at IGIGI

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Buying quality designer clothing, which is figure flattering and unique, is something which would bring a smile to the majorty of women's faces! Now imagine getting the chance to acquire designs curvy fashion at a 30% discount. That would call for a big and wide grin!

Well IGIGI has definitely given plus size women a reason to smile as it has just launched a fabulous Friends & Family sale, where all items can be purchased at a 30% discount! All you need to do is enter coupon code HOLIDAYS07 during checkout, and 30% will automatically be knocked off your bill.

If you are unfamiliar with the label, IGIGI is a unique plus size clothing line which offers curvy ladies exquisite, designer fashion. IGIGI rarely comes out with a piece which I don't wish I own!

Hurry, and visit IGIGI, as this sale is running only until 31st December, 2007.


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Last Minute Shopping with SizeAppeal

Check the halls with holiday shopping. Although it's a little bit too late perhaps to buy your perfect outfit for Christmas Eve or Christmas day online, there is still time to make some extra special savings on stylish plus size clothing for New Year's. What better way to kick start the New Year, than with a new stylish you?

Whilst shopping around the plus size clothing stores online, make sure to check out SizeAppeal. They are offering free ground holiday shipping on orders over $60 and 20% off all marchandise, when you enter coupon coude SANTA BUCKS at checkout. So go on and visit SizeAppeal today.


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Orders Guaranteed by Christmas from BigDogs

Thursday, December 20, 2007

With free express delivery now being offered at Big Dogs, you gifts are guaranteed to arrive before December 25th!

Big Digs are giving all customers a free upgrade to express shipping (when making a purchase of $150 or more). The upgrade is normally $7.50, but it is not a special gift to all customers.

Just remember to do the following when you're shopping at
  1. Check the "Express Shipping" box during checkout, and
  2. Enter promotion code XMASSHIP during checkout to get the upgrade to Express Shipping FREE (with an $150 purchase)
  3. Place your order before December 21st, 11:00am EST.


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Look Good Staying Warm Until Spring

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

At the height of winter, the only way to stay warm is to layer up. The key is to use thin layers, like long sleeved t-shirts, pointelle sweaters, and even tank tops with details. Top it all off with a belted jacket to create a slimming and warm look. But don’t forget about accessories! The right tote makes all the difference. Match your coat and bag to create a more cohesive outfit.

“I need to layer through the end of winter, its just too cold!” says Christine Alt, Woman Within Style Consultant. “I try to keep my layers smooth and neat for a streamlined tailored look. I always make sure that everything works together, even my bag!”

Woman Within’s selection of key layering pieces and great accessories:

Knit pullover sweater
The Mainstreet Blues™ Pointelle knit pullover sweater is thin yet warm. It is perfect over a button down shirt. Featured item $19.99 - $24.99

Leather trench coat
Tie it all together with the Veranesi™ Leather trench coat. Its soft leather will keep you warm and the belt will keep the look slim. Featured item $119.99 - $139.99

Wide calf boots
Barbara Wide Calf Boots are a great way to stay warm. They are designed to fit a wider calf. Featured item $49.99 - $54.99

Nylon tote bag
This nylon tote bag has a great neat look perfect to complete a warm winter layered look. Featured item $24.99


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Curvy Trends for 2007/2008 - Winter Fashion Forecast

Monday, December 17, 2007

The following is a guest post by Sara Johnson.

Plus Size Winter Fashion Trends The fashion stars of winter 2007/2008 are a welcome beacon of shimmer, shine and pop of color in an often drab winter palette. 80's glamour color palette, with updated flattering shapes, combined with the refined luxury of the 40's have re-emerged throughout the fashion world to an applauding plus size audience.

Jewel tones hues for 2007/2008 are taking center stage, often times replacing the ever-present Little Black Dress as chic choices. Amethyst, cobalt, ruby and emerald are the universally flattering favorites, for all shapes and sizes. The standard myth that black slims, colors expand is being proven incorrect time and again with this gorgeous palette. Rich, saturated colors slim and flatter as well as their somber sister black and alternately, flatter the wearer's coloring beautifully.

Choose quality fabric, in a rich tone designed to enhance your favorite feature. A beautiful plus size woman, wearing a pop of color in a sea of black is sure to add a little life to even the dullest of holiday hoop-lahs. Still choosing to stick with basic black dress? Add burst of color with bold amethyst satin Maryjane's and a choice Kenneth Lane Cocktail ring and jeweled bangle set. Mix your accessory colors freely when wearing a solid black clothing palette for dramatic effect.

Shimmer and shine is no longer evening exclusive apparel, glittering choices for the season easily carry the wearer from day to night. Satin shimmering blouses are easily paired with sexy blazers for day and a sexy pair of metallic heels and bold cocktail jewelry for night. Jeweled detailing at the hem, neckline and sleeves add standout detailing to basic shapes we love. When wearing shimmer apply the same rules used with animal print; chose one garment to shine.

Modern opulence combined with the refinement of the 40's creates an easy assumed elegance for the winter 2007/2008 season. Structured jackets, paired with high waisted trousers in tweeds and wool create the perfect foil when worn with a silk blouse in one of the afore mentioned jewel tones. Feminine curves have made a reappearance in winter design; the tailored styling, supple quality fabrics and flattering design have women with true feminine curves rejoicing.

Winter fashion this season personifies the confidence and empowerment of the modern plus size woman. Curves haven't been targeted and celebrated in such an effective manner in decades and the shift is receiving a gracious welcome. Flattering choices for the curvy woman are aplenty this season, discriminating, bold fashion lovers, enjoy!

Who is Sara Johnson?
Sara Johnson is the co-owner and product buyer at - A posh plus size clothing boutique for curvy girls. She currently works as a fashion consultant for curvy women worldwide. Come see what everyone is talking about!


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Ultimate Plus Size Clothing Stores for December

Saturday, December 15, 2007

This month’s Store of the Month spot is a tiny little bit different than usual, because we do not have just one store featured but four!

December is holiday season month, and that makes it one of the busiest times of the year. With many different places to be and things to do, December calls for a lot of different outfit changes. This is the reason for our choosing more than one store to highlight during December. I feel that one store for this month is definitely not enough; different stores, all of which specialize in their particular areas, are needed to help make December a more stylish month. So here are my featured stores:

1. Torrid: Specializing in trendy and fashion forward clothing in sizes 12 and over, Torrid have been offering plus size women numerous promotions this month to help us all save some money. With a great select of both casual wear and formal wear, as well as an accessories section great for gift grabbing, Torrid is a great place to go to in December.

2. Kiyonna: Definitely a store not to miss if you are looking for more formal attire this month. If you are looking for something to wear at the office Christmas party, or New Year’s Eve, this is the store to go to.

3. SWAK Designs: A one stop shop for curvy ladies, SWAK Designs had quickly become a favorite among plus size shoppers, and definitely for good reason. Offering a wide variety of stylish items, in large sizes and at affordable prices, SWAK Designs is a place not to miss if you are looking for casual wear, and party dresses.

4. Hips and Curves: I could not forget pointing out the perfect place to go to for some festive curvy lingerie. Without any doubt, Hips and Curves remains again this season the top choice for large ladies to go to for their saucy and sexy intimate apparel needs. With a great selection available, to fill all your holiday nights, Hips and Curves is a clear winner in the curvy lingerie department.

So there you have it ladies, these are the stores you need this month for curvy style survival.


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SWAK Pick of the Week

Angelina plus size topSWAK Designs' Pick of the Week is the charming and flattering Angelina top. Now through Sunday 16th, December this top is available at discount. From $32.99, it is not being sold at $24.75! Simply use coupon code POTW25 upon checkout.

This great top flatters all body shapes. It feels soft against the skin and the plunging neckline, embellished with soft lace, makes this top feminine. Very versatile with a tie back, kimono style sleeves, empire waistline and flowing bottom half ready to cover all.

This top can be dressed up with a pair of palazzo pants and heels, or skinny jeans and boots. Otherwise dresses down with casual leggings.

It is very easy to slip into and great for all occasions. You may want one in all three colors. Get yours today at only $24.75. Remember, use coupon code POTW25 for discount to apply.


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Holiday Specials at SWAK Designs

Friday, December 14, 2007

Deck your closet with fashionable curvy clothing from SWAK Designs this season. There has been no better time to do so really with the great savings SWAK Designs are currently offering to increase our Holiday cheer!
  • Get $5 off your order of $50 or more. Use coupon code HOLIDAY5
  • Get $15 off your order of $100 or more. Use coupon code HOLIDAY15
  • Get $25 off your order of $200 or more. Use coupon code HOLIDAY25
So take note of those coupon codes, and make use of them when shopping at SWAK Designs! Also, do not forget that you can also get free shipping if you orders amounts to $99 or more, and no coupon code is required for this to apply to your order. Neat indeed!


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New Issue of Just As Beautiful Mag

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The November/December issue of the size positive Just As Beautiful magazine has just been released. If you are not yet subscribed to this online magazine, sign up today at to start receiving your free copy.

This month's issue is jam packed with excellent material including:
  • News about British television's hottest newcomer, Ella Smith!
  • News about the return of Caroline Quentin and how she sees her character.
  • Discover how to look beautiful and glamorous this festive season!
  • Read an exclusive interview with the world's most famous plus-size model, Velvet.
  • Useful beauty tips.
  • Finding out how best to deal with flight travel as a BBW.


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50% Off Clearance + Free Shipping at Torrid

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Torrid are taking this holiday season very seriously, by continuing to roll out excellent money saving promotions.

Once again all the cruve flattering items within their clearance section are available at 50% off! This is truly a great chance to add some stylish plus size clothing to your wardrobe, at dirt cheap prices. In fact I myself added two brand new curvy dresses to my wardrobe the last time Torrid ran their famous 50% off clearance section.

This sale runs through this Sunday, 16th December, so do hurry and see what you like to buy, as I'm sure stocks will run out on the most popular items very soon.

Besides, Torris are also offering free ground shipping on orders over $100 until tomorrow 13th, December. So if you manage to get your order in at Torrid by tomorrow, you're in for some really good savings. Besides taking advantage of the excellent prices with the 50% off clearance sale, you also get your ordered delivered free if it adds up to $100 or over. Sounds

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New Stylish Plus Size Swimsuits

Plus size swimsuitCruise season for 2008 is heating up, especially with the new plus size swimwear arrivals at Brand new, very stylish swimsuits arriving daily this week at, so if you are looking to update your swimwear, go ahead and visit them today to get the first pick.

I've looked around and they have gotten quite an impressive amount of new items, my personal favorites, or should I say items on my wish list would be the Barbados Two Piece Blouson swimsuit by Penbrooke, as it look very comfy, figure flattering and I absolutely love the colors. Then there's also Giraffe Two Piece Halter tankini by Cruz, as this one looks wild and daring!

What's your favorite?


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New Holiday Dresses at Torrid

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Torrid has just added a number of brand new and exciting plus size dresses to their collection, which are made for the holiday season. Their new additions are stylish, curve flattering, and most of all incredibly fun outfits that will definitely make you stand out in the crowd, for all the good reasons.

There are a few select favorites among these new additions, which are:
  • Black Jersey Studded Halter Dress
  • Red Strapless Rhinestone Buckle Dress
  • Black Jeweled Trapeze Dress
Also, Torrid is offering free ground shipping on orders of $100 or more, now through 13th November. To redeem this offer please enter coupon code WINTER during checkout.


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Curvy Trends for 2007/2008 - Plus Size Shirts and Tops

The following is a guest post by Sara Johnson.

2007/2008 styling for plus size tops follows the lead of the winter season's stars; a celebration of curves, enhanced with vibrant colors, touches of sparkle and sumptuous fabrics. Gone are the over-sized tees and knits of old, replaced by kimono tops, embellished empire waisted designs and sexy knits crafted carefully to enhance feminine curves. Au currant runway inspired designs are finally being produced in a realistic range of sizes and are receiving a gracious welcome from the fashion loving plus size community.

Plus Size Tops and Shirts

The kimono style top, with wider sleeves, an a-line hem, v-neck and empire waist tie back is the natural choice for enhancing the curvy frame. Wide sleeves, in short, or three-quarter length make the arms appear thinner and create an upside down triangle shape; wider at the shoulder, narrower at the waist. The empire tie back waist highlights the smallest part of most women's torso, the area approximately 5 inches below the base of the bust. Not the true waist, which often carries extra padding. The slight a-line hem of the kimono softly falls over tummy to the hips, never clinging. When fitted correctly, the kimono should flow softly over the bust, cinching at the empire waist and flowing softly to the hem, creating a beautiful hour-glass shape. Try a traditional silk Asian motif, or vibrant mod pattern for season current style.

The embellished, empire waisted design flatters for many of the same reasons the kimono does; the littlest part of the torso, the empire waist is highlighted and the top flows softly into an a-line hem, elongating the body and flattering the tummy and hips. Jeweled medallion detailing, beading and Grecian goddess inspired embellishments at the empire waist are gorgeous design trends finally available in curve friendly sizes. Such bold embellishments appear to be made for the plus-size frame; statement medallions and beading are proportionately correct for the curvy frame. Look for a narrow v-neck to elongate the neck and flatter the bust, a wide v-neck may show off ample decollete but in turn makes the torso appear wider and chose fabric that flows softly over the body in a solid color for a flattering, statement making look!

Sumptuous knits in sexy shapes have replaced over sized designs as the article of choice for curvy women. Quality fabrics in beautiful shapes are wonderful, comfy alternatives to the basic tee. Chose a thick fabric with plenty of stretch to best enhance your curves, in your favorite shape of choice. Empire waist designs, with a tie back are always flattering, narrow v-necks and wrap designs make the most of a curvy frame as well. Play with vibrant color; these basics are the perfect choices for trying out seasonal color trends. Avoid thin fabrics in overly clingy shapes; a good knit should always drape the body flatteringly.

With each passing year, fashion current plus size options become increasingly mainstream much to the delight of the curvy community. Winter/Spring, 2007/2008 designers follow the trend of embracing the true feminine form, crafting designs that enhance and flatter all shapes and sizes. With a plethora of style options, self-expression via fashion is finally feasible regardless of size!

Who is Sara Johnson?
Sara Johnson is the co-owner and product buyer at - A posh plus size clothing boutique for curvy girls. She currently works as a fashion consultant for curvy women worldwide. Come see what everyone is talking about!


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Lane Bryant Sales: 1 Month Left

Monday, December 10, 2007

Lane Bryant SalesThere's only one month left to take advantage of Lane Bryant's current promotional offerings. These offers had originally been rolled out in early October, though they remain valid until early January, 2008.

I myself have found this bunch of discounts rather handy, especialy since during this time of the year I'm usually looking for something extra special to wear during the Holiday season... plus I'm always gift hunting these days, so if I can get my hands on some gifts, at a discount, it's obviously even better!

So take note of all the nitty gritty below, so you can look good this season, whilst saving money:
  • 20% off any order - Enter promotion code 000209168 at checkout.
  • 25% off orders of $75 or more - Enter promotion code 000259156 at checkout.
  • Save $25 on orders of $75 - Enter promotion code 050009183 at checkout.
  • Save $50 on orders of $150 - Enter promotion code 050009183 at checkout.
  • Save $75 on orders of $225 - Enter promotion code 050009183 at checkout.
  • Free shipping on any order of $75 or more - Enter promotion code 006959142 at checkout.
  • 20% off outerwear - Enter promotion code 000209175 at checkout.
  • 20% off Right Fit Jeans - Enter promotion code 000209250 at checkout.
Remember, all above promotional codes are valid until January 10, 2008.


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Winter Favorites from Silhouettes

Friday, December 07, 2007

Here are my December favorites from Silhouettes collection of discounted items...

Hooded Berber Coat
Hooded Berber Coat
A simply gorgeous and figure flattering swing style coat, featuring generous hood, turn-back cuffs and well pockets. On sale at only $119.00.
Easy Linen Dress
Easy Linen Dress
A super comfy and all time favorite A-line shaped dress, with button placket and pintuck detailing at the bodice. Simple and yet casually sophisticated. A steal at $59.00.
Swing Coat
Swing Coat
A sweeping style with inverted back pleat in a beauiful Italian-made fabric. This stunning coast features raglan sleeves with turn-back cuffs.and welt pockets. A bargain at $129.00!


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Warm Yourself Up With Savings at Silhouettes

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Silhouettes have rolled out a number of excellent promotions during the month of December which will help us look good throughout the different Christmas Holiday activities, whilst also purchase a few gifts for loves ones.

Here is the nitty gritty on the promotions available, to help make our curves look stunning whilst saving a few bucks:
  • Take 20% off your order of $100 or more. Simply use coupon code AFF7PC11
  • Qualify for FREE delivery on your order of $100 or more. Use coupon code AFF7PC12
  • Save up yo 60% on their winter sale items. Use coupon code AFF7PC13
All the above promotions are valid through 31st December, 2007. And remember, if you still cannot decide on what gifts to purchase, give the gift of a Silhouettes Gift Card, a gift that always fits!


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Curvy Holiday Style - What To Wear

Monday, December 03, 2007

The following is a guest post by Sara Johnson.

With the holidays rapidly approaching, many are searching for the perfect attire for seasonal parties. Making sure one is function appropriate often proves more difficult than finding a fabulous ensemble. The following definitions cover most of the party attire requirements seen during the holidays and guarantee you'll look fab and function appropriate in whatever you chose.

Christmas 2007Cocktail attire is a consistent party theme throughout the holidays. It's name is derived quite aptly from the concept of people gathering prior to a formal dinner or event for cocktails. Appropriate attire consists of dresses, ranging from mid-thigh to one inch below the knee. Tailored pants suits are also appropriate, however consider avoiding a business standby, instead add accents in a vibrant color, chose a fitted cut or incorporate a suit created from a unique textile. Silk, Chatung, Brocade, Polyester, Cashmere, Rayon, Velour, Velvet and Velveteen are all appropriate cocktail fabrics and embellishments with beading and sequins are also appropriate.

Every so often, you will find yourself being asked to wear semi formal attire to such events as weddings and award ceremonies. This form of attire gets the most attention, but often because of its universal use. Many associate other forms of dress such as cocktail attire, with semi-formal. However, Semi-formal attire is much more formal than cocktail attire. Pants suits may be worn if refined in construction and dresses ranging from an inch above the knee to two inches above the ankle are appropriate. Taffeta, Chiffon, Silk, Satin, Sateen, Gossamer, Brocade, Rayon, Velour, Velvet, Velveteen are all appropriate semi-formal fabric choices.

Occasionally business formal dress requirements are seen, often in work related or political functions. Business formal is the same as semi formal, however women should chose more tailored dresses or pants suits. Slinky, sexy or revealing attire is generally best suited for a NON-business formal affair.

Black tie, or formal attire requires cocktail, long dresses or dressy evening separates. Pants suits or dress suits are rarely appropriate for formal wear. Dresses rage from knee length to ankle and may vary from a straight sheath to a full skirt and fitted bodice. Sequin and beaded embellishment is appropriate and the fabrics Taffeta, Chiffon, Silk, Satin, Sateen, Gossamer, Brocade, Rayon, Velour, Velvet, Velveteen are all considered the textile norm. Colors vary seasonally, with black remaining a consistent standby favorite.

Following the above guide to the holiday season party circuit is sure to assist you in looking fabulous, and function appropriate. If, or when in doubt, the stylist services at Velvet Siren are happy to provide attire suggestions. Happy Holidays and enjoy!

Who is Sara Johnson?
Sara is the co-owner and product buyer at - A posh plus size clothing boutique for curvy girls. She currently works as a fashion consultant and personal shopper for curvy women worldwide. Come see what everyone is talking about!


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Black and Blue with Kiyonna

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Who say's you cannot wear black and blue together?

Black and Blue Fall Collection at Kiyonna

As can be seen from some of Kiyonna's latest additions to their Fall collection, black and blue make a perfect match! So go ahead and indulde in Fall's dark and moody color palette in laid-back separates and resses.

Check out Kiyonna's new Fall looks more thoroughly at their store.


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