Announcing the Winner…

First off, I apologise for this being a few days late! I got caught up with things last week and didn’t have time to announce the winner of the $50 gift card from Lane Bryant.

As announced last week, Lane Bryant launched a great new plus size bra, and we ran a little competition here to award a lucky lady a $50 gift card from Lane Bryant. We had great response, and I want to sincerely thank everyone for taking the time out to participate if our little competition.

Drum roll please….

The luck winner is Laura! Her last bra purchase was more than 5 years ago, so we thought she was very well deservant of this super gift card. Enjoy your prize Laura, and all the best for your wedding this Summer. We will be in touch shortly via email about collecting the gift card.

Win $25 Torrid Gift Card

Tomorrow on our newsletter Loving My Curves we will be giving away a $25 Torrid Gift Card to one lucky subscriber. Entering this give-away is super easy, but you have to be subscribed to the newsletter to get to know the details, and of course to participate.

So if wining at $25 Torrid Gift Card tickles your fancy, along with receiving the latest plus size fashion tips right in your inbox, then head on to Loving My Curves and subscribe to the newsletter. Of course it’s free.

Good luck to all the subscribers. Make sure you read the newsletter tomorrow to try your luck in winning the $25 Torrid Gift Voucher.

A New Spin on the Age Old Model Contest

One of my favorite plus size clothing labels, Missphit, has just launched the “Clothes Gone Wrong” plus size model contest.

This is a contest with a twist, because unlike practically all other model contests, you do not need to be a beauty queen to win! In fact this contest is seeking photo submissions of your worst fitting clothes, for a chance to win a wardrobe makeover and become a Missphit top model.

I think this is such a great idea from Missphit’s part, and I am sure the lucky winner will have an absolute blast with the makeover, and with the whole experience of becoming a Missphit top model! I’m very excited to see how this contest will progress over the coming weeks, and I am even more honored to be part of it by being one of the judges.

Here are the nitty gritty details from Missphit themselves on the contest, and what you need to do to get involved:

Style conscious plus-size women struggle constantly to find clothes that not only look great, but fit their body shapes in all the right places. According to a recent Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ survey, 21% of female respondents reported wearing a size 15 or greater yet 70% of these women stated they couldn’t find clothing they liked in their size. Known for their detail oriented focus on both fit and trendy styles, Missphit is acknowledging this frustration by offering a chance to replace tired duds with fresh new looks that flatter their fuller figures.

Starting this month and continuing bi-monthly for the rest of the year, Missphit will begin seeking photo submissions from frustrated fashionistas showing off their worst fitting outfit for a chance to win $200 worth of free Missphit clothing and an opportunity to bask in the spotlight. Winners of the bi-monthly contests will be awarded a mini wardrobe makeover and be featured on the Missphit Web site with “before” and “after” pictures to show their transformation.

In addition, contest winners will be entered for consideration to become the next Missphit Top Model. The grand finale winner will be flown to Los Angeles for a complete makeover and fashion shoot to be featured as Missphit’s new Top Model. For more information about the contest, please visit

More About Missphit
Missphit is a Los Angeles based clothing line dedicated to bringing trendy and sophisticated styles to plus-sized women. The company, run by husband and wife team Christina and Yul Kwon, brings 20 years of design and manufacturing experience to the table. Christina studied fashion design at Esmod in Paris and has honed her trade with experience in top design houses such as Christian Dior and John Galliano among others. Missphit is sold nationwide in select stores and is available for purchase online at

Win a Free Swimsuit

Caught your attention, didn’t I? If you’re drooling over some of the great swimsuit styles I’ve been talking about here, you’re going to love this SwimsuitsForAll contest, where a free $100 gift certificate is up for grabs!

Actually, it’s not even a contest… and even the laziest “it’s too hot to think” of us will be able to do it.  Simply enter SwimsuitsForAll’s monthly drawing, and you’ll be eligible to win. It’s that easy. And since the prize comes in the form of a gift certificate, you can spend it on anything you want. A new suit, a wrap, some cute summer flip-flops… you name it. Don’t miss out!

Win a Trip to London with Lane Bryant

Over the weekend I heard from Erin Tonks over at Lane Bryant, who had some very interesting news to share with me. Would you like to win a trip to London? Then you need to read on…

Lane Bryant have launched a hot contest which will definitely want to enter. The winner will hit the red carpet in London with Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep and the Royal Family!

Lane Bryant, together with Universal Studios and Mamma Mia! the movie, are teaming up to give you and a guest the chance to win a one-of-a-kind sweepstakes! Beginning 28th April, you can register at to win a trip for two to the star-studded Mamma Mia! (the movie) premiere in London.

Mamma Mia!, the beloved musical seen by more than 30 million people worldwide, is now a star-studded movie set to open in theatres 18th July. Produced by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, and Colin Firth, Mamma Mia! promises to be a huge box office hit. You can watch the movie trailer at

Mamma Mia! is the story of a young woman on a quest to discover the identity of her father. On the eve of her wedding, she brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island paradise they once visited twenty years ago – and sets in motion a celebration of life, love and laughter.

Sweepstakes ends 10th June, 2008. Customers can also enter at their favorite Lane Bryant store!

And to show their appreciation, Lane Bryant will send you a gift card valued at $25! You can award the card to one of your readers, or you can use it for yourself.

So what will the winner receive? Here is a round up of the grand prize.

  • One (1) grand prize winner will win an all-expense paid trip for her and a guest to the red carpet global premiere of the Mamma Mia! movie in London.
  • Air travel to New York City for a Lane Bryant shopping spree with a $500 Lane Bryant Gift Card
  • Overnight stay at the Hilton® New York hotel
  • British Airways® World Traveler flight roundtrip to London
  • A day of London sightseeing
  • First-class hotel accommodations in London
  • On the day of the premiere, the winner will be treated to:
  • Hairstyling by a REGIS hair artist
  • Personal makeup artist
  • Tickets to the star-studded global premiere at Leicester Square, London

But that’s not all! Fifty (50) first place winners will also receive:

  • 4 tickets to the Mamma Mia! movie
  • $100 Lane Bryant gift card
  • Mamma Mia! movie poster
  • A special Mamma Mia! movie gift from Universal Pictures

Another fifty (50) second place winners will receive:

  • 4 tickets to the Mamma Mia! movie
  • $50 Lane Bryant Gift Card

And finally, four thousand five hundred (4,500) third place winners will receive:

  • 2 tickets to the Mamma Mia! movie

So what are you waiting from? Enter the contest today at Lane Bryant.

Win $1,000 Shopping Spree from IGIGI

Can you imagine being given $1,000 to spend on great curvy fashion? Wow what fun I would have on a massive shopping spree.

Well IGIGI is giving you the chance to do just that, as it is holding a Spring Shopping Spree Contest. The lucky winner will win a $1,000 IGIGI Gift Certificate to overhaul their spring wardrobe! Entering the contest is easy. All you have to do is visit their website, click on the "Win $1000 Spring Shopping Spree Details" on the top of the page, fill out the form on the next page and hit ‘Enter Contest’ button. That’s it, you’re all set!

Go enter the conest right away, and if you happen to be the winner, do come back to this post and let me know!

Mimi Gives Away $50 Shopping Spree

Mimi’s Curvy Corner is currently giving away a $50 shopping spree! All one needs to do to sign up for this great prize is visit and sign up through their mailing list. No purchase necessary! Just sign up to the newsletter and you will be entered in the draw. Good luck to all!

Maxi Dress Giveaway: Announcing The Winner

Over the past few weeks I have been running a little competition, where a beautiful and stylish plus size maxi dress was featured as the prize.

This announcement is coming to you a little later than expected, but better late than never I say! The winner of this beautiful dress is subscriber with user name stringanomaly!

Congratulations to the winner! I’ll be in touch shortly on how we’ll send you the gift.

This competition was a great success, with a lot of people participating. I thanks everyone for taking part, and this will definitely not be the last giveaway here at the scoop. There are more to come!

Maxi Dress Giveaway

Maxi DressLadies, only one week left to enter our plus size maxi dress giveaway!

If you’re just reading about this now, we are currently giving away a stunning plus size dress (in size 16/18), and all you need to do is to subscribe to received Plus Size Clothing Scoop updates via email.

Just type in your email address on the box located on the top right hand corner of this page, just under ‘Subscribe via email:’ and hit the ‘Subscribe now!’ button. After doing so, you will receive an email in your inbox with a link which you must click on in order to activate your subscribtion.
Contest ends next week, on August 14th… so hurry and subscribe today!

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!

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