Plus Size Clothing

Plus Size Classics at SWAK Designs

Little Black Plus Size DressNo matter what styles and trends become popular from season to season, and now matter how varied and different the fashion looks are, there are some things in the fashion industry which remain constant. These are the classics.

Classic items, like the little black dress, are timeless pieces and you can never go wrong when buying such clothing. Even though you might not necessarily need a black dress right now, there will always be ocassions when the little black dress is the perfect thing to wear. These types of dresses also last for a long time, and can be worn throughout the years. I like to call the little black dress a staple item to be found in every fashionista’s closet!

SWAK Designs have recently introduced this chic and classic number to their selection. It retails at only $42 and is available from size 1X (14/16) up to size 6X (34/36).

If the color black is not really your thing, then you are in luck as SWAK Designs have provided this dress in olive and red as well.

Somethings to keep in mind:

  • SWAK Designs have currently added a number of gorgeous new arrivals to their collection, which are perfect for the upcoming colder months. Do check them out!
  • Some items are also on sale, so if you’re in the mood for some savings, do not forget the SWAK sales section.
  • Free shipping is currently being offered on orders of $100 or more. No coupon code is required!

Mimi's Curvy Tops

This has been a great summer for the plus size industry! With a lot of more great curvy fashion becoming available to full figured women, as well as a number of events and model searches being organized, the future for curvy fashion and plus size women worldwide looks bright and definitely stylish!

I have also been introduced to a number of new on-line plus size clothing stores this summer, including SWAK Designs, Belle Avenue and Mimi’s Curvy Corner. I love discovering new stores on-line! Besides the fact that I love shopping, love looking at different styles and designs, the more curvy stores there are on-line, the more choice is available to plus size women, and that is something that curvy ladies have always craved for: more choices, but more importantly more stylish and quality choices.

Mimi’s Curvy Corner is one of those budding on-line plus size clothing stores which has a bright future ahead. The selection offered at Mimis’ Curvy Corner is a beautiful and fresh one, which offers options for both day and night. All styles are very contemporary and the price tags are incredibly attractive.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to try out first hand some of the curvy clothing offered by Mimi’s Curvy Corner… and here is my take on the items:

1. Perfectly Plum Cross-Over Neck Top: The first things that struck me about this top was the color, it comes in a gorgeous purple tone, and since I have a soft spot for pinks and purples this top immediately made me smile. It is a casual top which I would choose to wear for a day out and about, and perhaps even for a casual coffee or movie in the evening. Paired up with either flats or kitten heels, this top can easily be worn up and down. It is incredibly comfortable and the V-neck give is a very sexy look. If you choose to wear this top for a casual evening out, it might be a good idea to match up some accessories to give it a complete different look; try matching up a pair of earrings and a nice necklace. This top features a cinched effect at both sides of the hips, and in my opinion this effect is the cherry on the cake for this top as it continues to define the curves and shape up the body. An essential ingredient in a curve flattering top.

2. Sexy Gold Empire Wait On/Off Shoulder Top: The next top which I took a look at is one which is more suited for wearing at a party or a night out with friends or your partner. It is a very cute brown top with gold detail. Again it comes in a plunging V-neckline, making it a very sexy number to wear! A ribbon details is found just under the breast line, joining up as a bow at the left hand side. This adds a gorgeous detail in my opinion and along with another great feature, the slightly cuffed sleeves, this is a top which will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. This tops can be worn both on shoulder and off the shoulder, for a sexier look.

3. Jet Black Cinched Bust Top With Lace Trim: The final top from Mimi’s Curvy Corner which I took a closer look at was a black formal top with lace trimmings. This top is perfect to be worn in a more formal setting, perfect for instance for a dinner party or even a work related evening event. The lace detail at the neckline gives this top a classy and chic look. The cinched bust, along with the lace trim, continues to give the top sexy and dramatic aura. Again this one proved to be very comfortable to wear.

Overall I was rather impressed with the selection of tops I took a look at from Mimi’s Curvy Corner. These particular ones showed that Mimi’s offers a selection ideal for any time of the day, or occasion. Furthermore it is obvious that these tops were created with the plus size figure in mind as they fit very well and enhance all the right curves! So I would definitely recommend you give Mimi’s Curvy Corner a closer look.

500th Post: Bring out the Champagne!

Believe it or not (I surely can’t!), this is the Plus Size Clothing Scoop’s 500th post. It is quite an achievement and I am very very proud to have reached this great milestone.

The Scoop was first launched on March 15th, 2006. It has been over a year of great blogging! Over this time I have striven to bring to you the most interesting curvy news, including updates on the best plus size stores to shop, and save at. It has been a great journey so far, and it is definitely not over yet!

The 500th post definitely calls for some celebration! To mark this great milestone, I am giving away a blue floral plus size top, which is perfect for these hot Summer days. To win, just comment to this post including some feedback the blog, and why you read it.

The winning comment will win the top!

Plus Size Fall Trends

Although it’s skorching hot over here right now, with temperatures reaching the high 90s, I’m enjoying taking a sneak peek into the plus size Fall fashion trends.

Yes that’s right, looking at what’s going to be available, or rather what is already available for us to wear during the Fall season. Jessica London has last week added over 100 new fall items to it’s collection, so be the first to find out what’s hot and what’s not for Fall this year.

Sydney's Summer Party Dresses

Sydney's Plus Size Dresses for SummerSydney’s Closet, the specialist in plus size dresses for any special occasion, right now has some of the most goregeous plus size summer dresses.

Whether you are off to a beachside bash, drinks by the pool, or perhaps you have been invited to a fancy fete, the wide selection available at Sydney’s Closet means there is something perfect for you! In fact here are some of our recommendations:

  • Beachside Bash
    Choose the pink and floral Flower Power A-line dress. Made out of cotton, you will definitely stay cool in this dress! Currently on sale at $49.00, this dress is a steal!
  • Drinks by the Pool
    Choose the Donna Ricco’s Blue Lagoon, a gorgeous plus size cocktails dress. The V-neck give the dress a sexy summer look, whilst the empire ensure your curves are correctly flattered.
  • Fancy Fete
    Go for the elegant Milky Way piece. This Aurora beautiful plus size dress can be worn either with straps or without, so you can easily customize depending on your tastes and on the nature of the occasion. This is a must see!

Currently you can also take $15 off party dresses just by typing in PARTY7 at checkout. This offer is available on any dress until 31st July.

Tip: To find these particular dresses within Sydney’s Closet, just enter the dress name into the ‘Search’ box, which is located in the top right hand corner of the Sydney’s Closet website.

IGIGI's Quick Guide to Dating Looks

IGIGI Casual DateAlthough my closet always is pretty full right now, when preparing for a night out I often stare at my open closet wondering, ‘What shall I wear?’. That statement is usually followed by many outfit changes, huffing, pudding, a bed with a bunch of clothes piled up on it, and dinally a late arrival from my end to wherever I needed to be that night!

Perhaps a little planning ahead might do the trick, helping to eliminate stressful and hasty choices! I’m sure many women can relate to this situation, especially on days when an important event is happening, like a date.

Although it’s good to be fashionably late, when you have a date you need to arrive relaxed and on time. Therefore it is important to plan ahead what to wear on the special night.

But what on earth to wear on a date to create the perfect look? IGIGI have come nice suggestions, depending on what type of date you are going to, which are well worth a look!

IGIGI Cocktail DressFor a Casual Date:

  • Brigitte Dress in Ocean Blue
  • Polka Dot Dress in Red
  • Sarafan w/Ties in Magenta
  • Asymmetric Hem Tunic in Cobalt

For a Cocktail Date:

  • Beatrice Dress in Black
  • Francesca Asymmetric Dress in Black
  • Lorena Beaded Dress in Charcoal
  • Callie Cocktail Dress

IGIGI Formal DateFor a Formal Date:

  • Shimmering Dress with Shawl in Liquid Copper
  • Novella Gown in Red
  • Marilyn Halter Dress in Red
  • Exquisite Evening Gown in Blue/Magenta

So keep this post handy, bookmark it perhaps, for ideas on what to wear on your next date to ensure that you prepare for it in a relax manner, and make a stunning appearance that will take his breathe away!

Carnivale: New Torrid Collection

Carnivale Collection from TorridTorrid are really adding lots of new selection to their range of offerings lately. Their latest creation is the Carnivale collection, which is one of the most vibrant and colorful collections Torrid has launched this year.

Just like any fun and booming carnival scene, this new collection is filled with coral, purple and turquoise. But that is not all. Bold print are aplenty, coupled with shoulder-bearing styles, making for a bring and beautiful, picture perfect summer afternoon!

Like all the collections launched recently by Torrid, the Carnivale collection includes a selection of tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes and accessories.

I hand picked my favorite today, and added them to my wish list, which seems to be getting longer everyday! Hmmm…

  • Tops: Peacock Print Kimono Top
  • Bottoms: White Crochet Panel Skirt
  • Dresses: Turquoise Blue Floral Print Tank Dress
  • Shoes: Black Double Strap Charlie Wedge Heel
  • Accessories: Black Web Hoop Earring

So what do you think of my picks? And more importantly, what are you favorites from the Carnivale collection? Let me know by commenting to this post.

Trouble Finding Carnivale?
If you’re having a little difficulty finding out where the items in this collection are on the Torrid website, just point your mouse over the ‘Torrid Collection’ link on the left-hand side menu, and that should pop up a smaller menu where you can find all the collection available. Browse

Sweet Dreams: New Torrid Collection

Sweet Dreams Collection from TorridRecently Torrid have added a new collection to their range of plus size clothing, which is all sweet and dreamy. What makes this collection stand out for the rest? It is dominated by sugary colors, airy fabrics, ruffle details and shiny accessories to make your summer seasons outfits a hit. All items includes within this collection, are truly in style and perfect for the hot summer days.

The Sweet Dreams collection includes tops, bottom, dresses, shoes and also accessories… and here are my favorite from each:

  • Tops: Pink and White Pinstripe Belted Top
  • Bottoms: Z. Cavaricci Stone Wash 32" Inseam Denim Jean
  • Dress: Grey And White Stripe Sweater Kimono Dress
  • Shoes: Silver Metallic Patent Sasha Pointed Toe Heel
  • Accessories: Silver and Crystal Large Hoop Earring

Check out the new collection at Torrid, and maybe your dreams be sweet tonight!

Plus Size Summer Tanks

Plus size summer tank topSWAK Designs have this week added a great selection of plus size summer tank tops to their vast collection of items. Although I myself am not fond of wearing black during summer, I prefer to go for vibrant and fresh colors, these tanks definitely deserve some close inspection.

They are all 100% hand made embellished, and make a hot summer addition to your wardrobe. So take a closer look, and if you like what you see hurry to get yours as supplies are expected to be taken up… fast!

New Wide Leg Linen Pants from IGIGI

IGIGI Wide Leg Linen PantsIGIGI have this month added a great new piece to their stock, which will surely become a favorite about IGIGI customers: the new wide leg linen pants.

These new wide leg linens are soft, comfortable and quirky with a side stitch detail. These pants are indeed a key piece to get your closet ready for this season, and seasons to come.

Besides being a comfortable pair of pants, these are also quite versatible. You can easily wear them to work, during a busy day in the office. Add some accessories and stylish shoes to your outfit and you’re ready to hit shine throughout the night, whether you’re off to a romantic dinner or drinks with friends.

Available in khaki, black and brown, these wide leg linen pants make will become an essential item in your wardrobe! Choose your favorite and get them now before they’re gone.

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