Archive for August, 2010

    How to Choose Plus Size Career Dresses?

    By Stacy Montgomery of Sealed with a Kiss Designs

    Plus Size Career Dress from SWAK DesignsToday it’s important to look professional both at your office and workplace. It doesn’t really matter what size your body is. If you are one of those who opt for plus size dresses, you better find a dress that perfectly fits your curves and goes well with your work culture. It’s better to spend some time at an early period to avoid any problem later on.

    You can consider the following factors while buying a plus size career dress:

    First factor to look out for the plus size dresses is their fitting. The simple thing to keep in mind is to buy the size which exactly fits you right now not the size which you will attain in the coming months. The dress should be perfect for you now at this moment. If you are unsure about the best fit for your body, you may get some consultation from a professional who can help you in determining your exact figure. Try to strike a balance between the extreme types of clothing. The career dresses should neither be too tight near the chest and behind nor should they be loose and sloppy. A middle approach works the best.

    Second factor to keep in mind is the modesty and decency involved with that dress. Even if you a have great body and figure, avoid exposing it at the workplace. The dress employed here should be fully professional and hence strictly avoid such exposure. You can always switch the clothes once you exit the office. However in lieu of covering up your body, make sure you don’t make yourself uncomfortable with excessively long and heavy dresses. Try to keep both the factors of comfort and modesty side by side.

    Third factor while buying a plus size career dress is to see if it can help you in enhancing your positive factors. For example a long dress may help you in looking tall. Similarly a full sleeved dress may avoid the exposure of your arms if they are too fat. Tight dresses near the waist will make your overall personality better. You can always try the dress on store and ask your accompanying friend for opinions about the overall looks. If you don’t have such a friend, you always have a mirror and common sense. So, just go with your feelings.

    Fourthly, see if this career dress allows you to carry extra accessories. For example see if this dress can match your favorite purse or not. See if your lucky bracelet or wrist watch can be worn with this or not. The best dress should be something which can easily accommodate maximum apparels and accessories which will further and enhance your personality. I recommend Classic Surplice Neck plus size dress in this regard. But make sure you don’t over-stuff yourself with these extra items. Sometimes a good and professional dress will do the job and there will be no need of such extra items.

    In the end, it’s exactly up to you to make the choice.

    Stacy Montgomery, VP of sales for Sealed with a Kiss Designs has built her career around her passion, which is embracing her own unique beauty and healthy, plus-sized body. She says: “I have always been full-figured, and I am a great looking size 16. I am healthy, beautiful, and proud to be me!” Sealed with a Kiss Designs covers everything from “the little black dress” to everyday fashions and outerwear.

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    Posted by Sarah - August 25, 2010 at 4:25 pm

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    IGIGI History – Past, Present and Future: Tune Into Tuesdays

    In this video Yuliya Raquel shares her story and vision for IGIGI. As you probably already know, IGIGI creates gorgeous apparel for the plus size community of stylish and fashionable women who celebrate their curves by expressing a distinct dressing style.

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    Posted by Sarah - August 24, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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    Curvy Conversations with Kim Camarella-Khanbeigi from Kiyonna

    Kim from Kiyonna on Curvy ConversationsA new week, a new day and a brand new installment of Curvy Conversations! If you have been following this series on the Plus Size Clothing Scoop, you will know that I have started interviewing several people in the plus size industry, to bring you a little bit closer to designers, bloggers and other movers and shakers in the curvy community.

    Today I am talking to a very special person, Kim Camarella-Khanbeigi, who is the President and Passionate Founder of the wonderful clothing line Kiyonna. Throughout this interview Kim reveals to me what inspired her to start off Kiyonna back in 1996. She always shared with me what still inspires her to this day to continue providing gorgeous plus size clothing to full figured women worldwide, she talks about some key Kiyonna pieces, and also touches upon what is in store for us from Kiyonna.

    So listen in to the interview by watching the video below, and go on an leave a comment below if you have some feedback on this interview. I am sure Kim would love to read your feedback!

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    Posted by Sarah - August 23, 2010 at 9:49 pm

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    The Great Plus Size Maxi Dresses

    By Stacy Montgomery of Sealed with a Kiss Designs

    You want to own that lovely plus size maxi dress but it seems that it is too heavy on your pocket. But do not worry; now several reasonable maxi dresses are easily available in the market. They are affordable as well as trendy because they can be worn on many occasions.

    Goddess Plus Size Maxi DressThese maxi dresses have grown in their status steadily over a past few years. People had expected that this dress would soon go out of fashion within few months of its launch but instead it stayed and grew more famous than anyone could imagine. They are by far the hottest and most stylish pieces of clothing. The foremost thing about maxi dresses is their comfort. They are very comfortable as compared to almost any women’s clothing. Being long and loose in structure, they rest on your body parts very softly and gently. The plus size easily accommodates your body figure and shape accordingly. Another great thing about the maxi dress is that they sort of look romantic to anybody which is quite a unique feature of the vintage time. A many varieties are present out there from solid to dramatic, so that every woman can choose according to her own taste.

    This is the prime reason that many online sites and designers now offer maxi dresses that too in plus size. You may be thinking that these dresses are nice and comfortable but they must have a hefty price. I would say, if you look around carefully, you will find places where you can get awesome plus size maxi dresses at very reasonable rates. Nowadays, you can both enjoy the maxi dress as well save your pocket at the same time.

    But make sure that you don’t fill your entire wardrobe with these plus size maxi dresses. They may begin to appear dull and boring to you in that case. Go for the selected ones which you like a lot. For example I recommend the Goddess Maxi Dress (pictured) which is a great piece present out there. It comes in two varied stunning colors which will enhance your personality like a Greek goddess. The waist is empire shaped which well fits your curves resulting in a sleek and sexy look of your body. It consists of 98% polyester and 2% spandex and is made in USA.

    Along with the importance to where to look, also stress on the fact “when” to look. They may be available in the stores all the year round but their variety and price is good during the spring and summer months. In those seasons, your chances of getting a sleek and comfortable maxi at a reasonable price increase many folds.

    You can also choose whether to buy formal or casual maxi dresses. There are some romantic maxi dresses which are recommended to be worn specially at night. They may result in getting you all that unwanted love you have been looking for. They can hide those body parts you want hidden and accentuate those body elements which you wish to expose. So get out and begin your hunt for these awesome plus size maxi dresses.

    Stacy Montgomery, VP of sales for Sealed with a Kiss Designs has built her career around her passion, which is embracing her own unique beauty and healthy, plus-sized body. She says: “I have always been full-figured, and I am a great looking size 16. I am healthy, beautiful, and proud to be me!”

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    Posted by Sarah - August 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm

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    IGIGI End of Season Sale Now On – Ends Today

    IGIGI End of Season Sale

    IGIGI’s End of Season Sale is finally here, but not for long ladies!

    Here is the deal – the sale is on a specific category, so you will need to click on the ‘End of Season Sale’ section at IGIGI to browse through the eligible items. (These links will take you right to the sale section you need to be on, though watch the quick video below for further details.) And by using coupon code ENDOFSEASON at checkout you will get an additional 30% OFF these items.

    With savings of up to 80% to be made, this is definitely a sale to check out. I know many of you wait for IGIGI sales especially, as you perhaps find their regular prices a bit on the high side. So this is definitely a great chance to grab a lovely and figure flattering IGIGI plus size item at a reduced price.

    A lot of items are still available, but sizes are being taken up! Quantities are indeed limited, so do not think too much about it if you’re tempted. Shop the IGIG sale today!

    The sale ends at 11:59pm PST on 15th August, 2010.

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    Posted by Sarah - August 15, 2010 at 10:57 am

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    Save on Eliza Parker’s Miami Dress

    Eliza Parker Miami DressOne of my favorite pieces from the Eliza Parker collection is the lovely Miami Dress, a party perfect plus size dress! This classic wrap silhouette is perfect to wear for a party or date night! It features a satin ribbon belt allowing you to adjust the dress to your body shape for a perfect fit. Just add some feels, a cute clutch and you’re done!
    This dress is currently on sale ladies! You can get $25 OFF the Miami Dress just by using coupon code miami25 this weekend only. This offer is valid until Monday 16th, August, 2010. So if you’ve had your eye on this dress for a while, now is the perfect time to grab it, at a discounted price. So go on an have a look at the Miami Dress today, I am sure you will fall in love!
    This dress is available in turquoise blue, and black, in size 10/12 up to 26/28.

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    Posted by Sarah - August 15, 2010 at 10:16 am

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    Reah Norman Finds the Perfect Swimsuit for her Curves

    In past blog posts, you have probably seen me mention various plus size swimsuit styles form the Swimsuits For All range, and so I wanted to share this particular video with you today to see exactly how these swimsuits look on real curvy women. In this particular video, which has been produced by Plus Model Magazine, Reah Norman can be seen rocking the Aerin Rose Water Lilly two piece tankini, and in it she explain the various features that make this a perfect plus size swimsuit choice.

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    Posted by Sarah - August 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

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    So You Think You Can Be A Glamazon?

    You’ve seen them on TV on “America’s Got Talent”, in a nationwide campaign for Torrid featured in Seventeen and Glamour magazines, and performing all over the country: The Glamazons. Those 4 plus size beauties are looking to cast another girl to add to the group! Are you a gorgeous, tall, plus size girl who can sing and dance?

    Here are some of the rave reviews The Glamazons have received:

    “I am so sick and tired of the only role models for young girls being stick-insect models and celebrities. You girls are single-handedly proving – Big is Beautiful, Big is Sexy, Big is Talented!” – Piers Morgan

    “You guys have got it all. You take the stage, you’ve got the confidence… besides that, you kick ASS singing!” – David Hasselhoff

    If your are interested in casting for The Glamazons please send in your pictures and resumes to for audition appointment.

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    Posted by Sarah - August 10, 2010 at 10:15 am

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    Curvy Conversations with Jasmine Elder from JIBRI

    Jasmine Elder of JIBRI on Curvy ConversationsA while back, last May actually, I started a new series called Curvy Conversations, where I wanted to get chatting with key people within the plus size industry, in an effort to bring you closer to the people that are the movers and shakers in the curvy community. Back in May in fact I started the series by interviewing the lovely Cortney, one of the founders of Shop Translated. Then in June I had the pleasure of talking to Glen Johnson, blogger and founder of Full Figure Plus.

    So now it’s already August, and it’s been since June from the last installment of Curvy Conversations! Where did the time go? The series is back this month however; a while back I was lucky enough to speak with Jasmine Elder the founder and designer of the awesome plus size label JIBRI.

    Watch the video below to listen to the conversations I had with Jasmine, whilst also looking through some gorgeous JIBRI designs. Throughout this interview Jasmine shares with me how she got started designing clothes, what the name JIBRI came from, and what primarily inspires her to create the beautiful JIBRI designs, which can truly be called works of art! You can shop the JIBRI line on Etsy right here.

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    Posted by Sarah - August 10, 2010 at 12:56 am

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    20% Off All Sale Items at Yours Clothing

    Yours Clothing Plus Sizes SaleIf you’re looking for a bargain today, make sure you head on over to Yours Clothing and check out their sale section. Over here you will find a very large selection of trendy plus size clothes at seriously discounted prices.

    However today, you can save even more! In fact you can get 20% OFF all sale items! No coupon code is required to take advantage of this offer. The discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

    But there’s a catch. This sale ends at midnight, today 9th August, 2010 so you have got to hurry! This sale is seriously too good to miss out on though. You have got to check it out.

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    Posted by Sarah - August 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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