Season's Hottest Item: Curvy Maxi Dress

What good is a fashion trend if it doesn’t come in your size? This season’s hottest fashion craze is the maxi dress. Thanks to contemporary plus size designer Monif C. curvy women have options when it comes to dressing on trend this summer.

With the click of a mouse, plus size shoppers worldwide can find the most important fashion item this season, the maxi dress, at popular online boutique Cherished Woman. The popular store has recently added new dresses from contemporary plus size fashion designer, Monif C., to their summer 2008 collection.

Founded by former plus size model Nancy Baum, who makes it her mission to seek out the hottest plus size designers for her trendy online boutique so that she and other curvy women can dress just as stylish and fashion forward as their thinner peers. Following fashion forecast reports that indicate maxi dresses are the hottest fashion item for 2008 Baum knew she needed to add the Monif C. label to her collection. “Monif’s dresses are right on trend for this season,” says Baum, “Her flirty and feminine designs combined with superior craftsmanship are a must have for the woman who demands style without compromise.”

In addition to Monif’s sexy plus size dresses, Cherished-Woman.com is also featuring Monif’ C.’s new collection of designer plus size swimwear. The Monif C. swimsuit collection showcases well constructed swimsuits that are as functional as they are stylish. High quality swim fabric lifts, shapes, and contours. In addition, padded bra cups and adjustable leg ties compliment the fashion forward styles on this sexy swimwear collection. Gold tone hardware and exotic beads add fantastic fashion touches. Monif says, “I have been craving the opportunity to design a plus size swimsuit collection. As an avid traveler and unabashed sun and sea worshipper, I needed a swimsuit that reflected my style and need to feel as sexy and feminine as other women on the beach!”

Monif C.’s popular collection is flying off Cherished Woman’s shelves as the demand for contemporary and stylish plus size clothing increases. Contemporary designers like Monif C are helping full-figured women achieve their goal of looking sexy and trendy in a market place that is still promoting muumuus and tent dresses despite customer demand for trendier and more curve-conscious options.

Fun and Flirty Dresses from IGIGI

IGIGI have this week added a selection of fun and flirty plus size dresses, which may well be what you’re looking for as a new addition to your summer wardrobe. These 5 cool and comfortable colorblock dresses are made of luxurious stretch viscose jersey, and were made with the savvy fashionista of style and substance in mind.

Have a look at these new dresses at:

  • Polka Dot Dress in Red/White with Shrug
  • Blissful Summer Days Dress in Aqua
  • Blissful Summer Days Dress in Daffodil Yellow
  • Colorblock Maxi Dress in Black/White with Shrug
  • Colorblock Maxi Dress in Red/White with Shrug

10 Winning Summer Dresses

Figure flattering dresses are back and they are definitely going to be the must have item for the Summer season. OneStopPlus has just added a number of curve hugging plus size dresses to their collection, and browsing through their store today I noticed they have some really stylish pieces. So I decided to pick out my 10 most favorite ones, and give you ladies a peek into their selection. Here we go:

1. Geometric Print Trapeze Dress

Plus size trapeze dress

This can easily become a favorite pick for the Summer. Featuring a nice casual length, this dress can be worn alone or with leggings. This trapeze style tank dress features a black solid trim at neckline and hem. The full and flowy silhouette makes it extremely flattering. Currently this dress is available in all sizes… so in size 14W to 40W.

2. Crinkled Rayon Dress

Crinkles rayon dress

A sleeveless notchneck dress with empire waist, featuring self band at V-neck and bottom flounce hem. The shirring at the bust and waist gives this dress gorgeous extra detail and a plus size flattering fit. Currently available in sizes 14W to 36W.

3. JL Studio™ Contrast-Hem Dress

JL Studio Contract Hem Dress

One of my favorites, this sleeveless empire-waist dress is trimmed with a complementary color at the hem. Simple and yet so stylish. The deep V-neckline is very flattering and the band of color at the hem gives this dress a unique flair.

4. Jewel-Waist Maxi Dress

Jewel Mazi Dress

Simply put, a totally fun dress. Featuring a pullover style with surplice front, this dress comes in a flowing ankle-length skirt. The shirred waist is embellished with an attached grosgrain ribbon belt studded with amber-colored faux gemstones, simply gorgeous.

5. Drawstring Baby French Terry Square-neck Dress

Drawstring baby french terry square neck dress

An item picked from the sporty drawstring collection, this plus size dress makes a great sportswear addition to your wardrobe. The perfect anytime casual dress! It is tagless to feel smooth and soft against the skin. It also features a baby French terry square-neck, an empire waist with drawstring tie and grommet trim, short, puffy cap sleeves with loose banding. It is currently availabe in sizes 14W to 40W.

6. Chelsea Studio® Ruched-waist Matte Jersey Knit Dress

Matte Jersey Dress

Accented with a solid insert at the bodice, this dress features a beautiful printed style, making a great addition to any Summer wardrobe. Currently available in sizes 12W to 32W.

7. Printed Kimono Style Dress

Kimono style plus size dress

You’ll love the ease and beauty of this V-neck dress with solid modesty inset and full, flowing sleeves. Simply stunning and currently available in sizes 14W to 34W.

8. JL Studio™ Silk Paisley Dress

Silk Paisley Dress

This feminine and flowy dress has a figure flattering empire waist and flirty high/low hem. The pretty paisley print gets a hint of sparkle from subtle metallic threads. Whilst the sparkling rhinestone ornament draws attention to the flattering shirred V-neckline. Very stylish and unique.

9. Candlelight & Champagne® Lace Trapeze Dress

Lace Trapeze Dress

Another one of my favorite, this beautiful plus size dress featured shirring and elastic back waist. The lace detail gives it a very chic flair, making it a definite winner! It is currently available in sizes 14W to 32W.

10. JL Studio™ Scoopneck Dress

Scoopneck dress

This very feminine chiffon dress has sheer short sleeves and delicate shirring for beautiful drape. Definitely a perfect choice for a desk-to-dinner dress.

Simple Yet Chic: IGIGI's New Dress

IGIGI has this week added a brand new plus size dress to it’s collection, the Sheath dress. Featuring short sleeves and a figure flattering fit, this dress is simple and yet versatile and extremely chic. It is available in two colors: sage and gray (as pictured).


What I really like about this new addition is the fact that it can taken you through all hours of the day; using this dress for different occasions during both day and night is very doable. Pair it up with some dressy court shows and a blazer in the morning for a perfect business meeting outfit. Then dress it down with some sandals, a long beaded necklace and a matching pair of earrings, and you’re all set for meeting your loved one for some drinks or a lovely dinner somewhere posh. Have a closer look at the Sheath dress at IGIGI.

Up to $20 Off Dresses at Torrid

Torrid have decided to knock down the prices of all the plus size dresses within their collection this week; they have in fact reduced the prices by up to $20.

So whether you want a dress for going out with the girls, or for that special date, have a look at the vast range of plus size dresses available, all of which are now available at a reduced price. Even the newest dresses within the collection have reduced pricing; isn’t that nice!

These discounts are available online until Sunday 20th April, so do not waste any time, head on to Torrid.com and check out those curve flattering dresses.

Spring/Summer Plus Size Dresses at Avenue

Spring is now with us, so if you are lucky, you live in a part of the world where the weather is already getting warmer, and the sun is showing it’s face more often these days. I definitely cannot complain. Although the past few days were horribly windy and gray, today has been a beautiful sunny Spring day. Just the way it should be!

This weather always reminds me that Summer is approaching, and that I need to check in on my Spring/Summer dresses to see if any need updating, or replacing. The warmer seasons for me are the perfect time for wearing dresses. They are comfortable, look good, are versatile and most of all they keep you feeling cool and fresh. I like wearing dresses both during the day and in the evening really, depend on the mood and the occasion.

If you think you lack dresses for the warmer months, of feel like you need ot treat yourself to a new dress (you deserve it after all!), definitelt take a look at the collection of plus size dresses found at Avenue. Their dress shop includes a very nice collection of Spring and Summer dresses, which are perfect for both day-time, and night-time. Besides you can also get $15 off every dress if you shop at Avenue using this link, until 30th August, 2008.

Samantha Wavy Stripe DressMara's Flowers Sundress

Two particular dresses that cought by eye are Mara’s Flowers Sundress and Samantha Wavy Stripe Dress. As seen in Glamour Magazine, Mara’s Flowers Sundress is a lightweight dress featuring bold flower print, making is a definite winner for Summer style. It is sleeveless with a smocked empire waist and surplice neckline. Then the Samantha Wavy Stripe dress is a very fashionable and flattering silky graphic printed dress which is a reliable option for both day or night. It comes with 3/4 length sleeces, a crossover neckline and empire waist with slight ruching at bustline.

If you like any of these dresses, or want to have a look at the other gorgeous styles available at Avenue, visit the online store today.

SWAK Designs Review: Part 2

Yesterday I introduced you to 3 casual items provided by SWAK Designs. Today I’ll present to you the second part of this clothing review, which takes a closer look at some beautiful plus size party dresses.
If you are looking for a perfect dress for the summer, read the second part of this plus size clothing review, as these 3 styles SWAK Designs offers are truly gems.
So go on, read the second and final part of the review today.

SWAK Designs Review: Part 1

Today I am very happy to be able to give you a closer look into the clothing provided by our store of the month: SWAK Designs.
As detailed in previous posts, SWAK Designs is a band new plus size clothing store, which aims at providing plus size women with trendy and fashion forward clothing at prices they love.
Brad, and the lovely staff at SWAK Designs, were kind enough to send me a package with some of their offerings, and this is what I’m presenting to you in the next couple of days.
Today let’s take a look at the casual pieces the sent over, pieces which are colourful, figure flattering and great for those summer days. Read the full review here.

Save on Wedding Dresses

Wedding season is in full swing, and if you have been invited to a wedding and are a little bit stuck on what to wear, do not get panicky! At the moment plus size formal wear star Sydney’s Closet are having a great sale, which you can use to purchase a fabulous dress to wear to that wedding party. In fact Sydney’s Closet are taking $15 off any dress purchase worth $100 or more. All you need to do is use coupon code RSVP during checkout. This great sale is on until the end of the month, 30th June.

So make sure you RSVP in style, just visit Sydney’s Closet!

Windfall Wednesday at Jessica London

That’s what they’re calling Wednesdays these days at Jessica London. Wonder why? Well today only shoppers can take an extra 20% off all plus size dresses at Jessica London. You will need to include the following coupon code at checkout to take advantage of this offer: JLW3358. Offer expires tonight at midnight. So if you’re looking for a bargain on a curvy dress, today I suggest you take a look at Jessica London’s selection.

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