Fashion Tips

Figuresque Order Review

A while back I bought 4 tops for plus size focused online store called Figuresque. It was my first time ordering from this store, so I was not sure what to expect in terms of overall shopping transaction, and fit of the clothes. However the attractive prices, the cute styles, and the fact that at that time I had a coupon at hand, made me decide to give this store a try, and I definitely do not regret it.

Watch the video below for a review of the items, and to see me actually wearing the tops. (I apologize in advance for the poor lighting, I’m new to shooting videos, so please bear with my while I brush up on things!)

These are the tops I bought:

  • Purple ‘N Gold Stripe Sweater - A gorgeous top, great for a casual outing or a night out. It’s not too thick but keeps you nice and cozy. The banded bottom hugs your hips nicely, flattering your figure. This is also available in black and gold.
  • Peek A Boo Sweater Top in Berry – Gorgeous color, and matching gorgeous detail. The embellishment at the keyhole neckline is a very nice touch and gives this top a touch of glamour. Again this top is not too thick, but keeps you cozy enough in the winter months. It’s also available in purple.
  • Red Braided Sweater Top – The favorite top from my order; I received a lot of compliments when wearing this. Besides the bold color, and flattering fit the the ruching at the side, this top’s winning feature in the neckline. It featured a braided embellishment with silver beading, which catches the light very nicely, giving this top a sparkly look.
  • Silver Studded Sweater Top in Teal - The ‘party top’ in my order, this is a very comfortable top, perfect for those days when you want to avoid wearing anything tight fitting, and you just want to hide the tummy bulge! It feaures a trendy wide scoop neckline with stylish silve studded embellishments on the chest.

Shipping costs were very reasonable and delivery time was satisfactory. Delivery depends on a lot of things really, which most of the time are not dependent on the actual store, but the mail service. Having said that, order processing was very swift and dispatch of items was also quick.

So all in all I am very happy with my shopping experience at Figuresque and will definitely be shopping here again.

I want to point out that this was not a paid review. This was an actual order I placed and that I paid for.

Weekly Best Sellers from Swimsuits For All

Here are two Hot Picks from Swimsuit For All’s plus size swim wear collection, including customer comments.

Longitude Amalfi Plus Size Cross Back One Piece SwimsuitLongitude Amalfi Plus Size Cross Back One Piece Swimsuit

“This is a great swimsuit for plus size ladies! Good fit, try to size, room in cups, stays in place, does not ride up so you are not constantly tugging it back into place. Stretched with you and looks good. Colors are bright and even after being in the pool many times, it does not fade. I would recommend this suit to all my friends!”
Country Gal, Missouri

Retail Price: $88
Swimsuits For All Price: $64

Longitude Colorblock High Neck One Piece SwimsuitLongitude Colorblock High Neck One Piece Swimsuit

“This suit is great for water aerobics. The fit is comfortable and the high neck supports a C cup nicely. I would recommen this suit to anyone taking a class.”
Waterbunny, Pennsylvania

Retail Price: $78
Swimsuits For All Price: $49

Plus Size Sweater Tunic Styling

With the tunic being this year’s must have for every wardrobe, finding just the right one is simple. But what does one do when the seasons and weather change? No one wants to cover up the perfect ensemble with a coat. That’s why sweater tunics offer the perfect solution. Sweater tunics provide needed warmth while keeping up with today’s hottest trend.

Which knit is just right?
Well that depends on the look desired. Thinner knits tend to have a nice drape. This is perfect for the tunic with a high waist or thin belt. The fabric moves beautifully adding grace and flow. Hand washing is usually recommended, however there are some knits that are machine washable. Thinner knits are great for layering making it perfect for chilly outings in milder climates.

Thicker bulky knits are best for outdoor activities in cooler climates. Wear with jeans or thicker opaque leggings. Footwear such as up to the knee boots finish the look. If more warmth is still needed, try wearing a long sleeved tee hidden underneath. With the added warmth anyone will be ready for hayrides, walks in the woods and any other outdoor activities coming up.

Putting together the perfect ensemble with thicker knits is a cinch and finding the perfect fit is just as easy when keeping a couple of things in mind. The first is that unless the knit is fairly thin, belts are not recommended. Belts with thicker knits create a chunky appearance with added weight. No one wants that. Lastly, thicker knit tunics look best when the fit is relaxed and straight shaped. Unless the wearer has the body of a runway model, snug and form fitting tunics can be a disaster.

The sweater tunic is comfortable, warm, trendy and stylish. Whether worn with jeans or tights, the sweater tunic is this year’s hottest fashion trend that can be worn from fall through winter.

2010 Delta Burke Swimwear Collection

Delta Burke SwimwearDelta Burke has just launched it’s plus size swimwear collection for 2010. As some of you might now, Delat Burke designs a range of swimwear created exclusively for women with curves. Quality material are used to ensure durability, and a variety of designs are offered. Both trendy colorful pieces, and chic classic styles. Swimsuit styles are available in sizes 18W to 24W.

Have a look at these latest arrivals, which are among Swimsuits For All’s best seller list:

  • Marathon Craze Swimdress
  • Black & White One Piece
  • Pick Up Sticks One Piece
  • Dotted Floral One Piece
  • Dotted Floral Swimdress
  • Sunstroke Swimdress
  • Synergy One Piece
  • Black & White Swimdresss
  • Accelerate Keyhole Back One Piece

Plus Size Cover Ups at $18

Plus size cover ups at $18 and underThe perfect swimsuit is never really perfect, without a stylish and comfy cover up to go along with it. When you’re on the beach or by the pool every girl needs that ideal cover up when popping over to the bar for a drink, or simply having a nice stroll along the beach. Swimsuits For All have a great selection of plus size cover ups prices at only $18 and under. Here are my top 3 recommendations. Which one is you favorite?

  1. Sheer Black Front Tie Tunic
  2. White Keyhole Front Cinched Cover Up
  3. White Crochet Knit Cover Up

Just In: New Heartbreaker Dress from Kiyonna

Kiyonna Heartbreaker DressI’ve been talking a bit about resolutions on the Scoop this week, and so has Kiyonna.

According to the lovely ladies at Kiyonna, 2010 is the year to embrace your curves and resolve to break some hearts! Kiyonna have just what you need to help you accomplish your goal, introducing the new Heartbreaker dress. Designed to make you feel like a bombshell, body conscious ruching gives this dress the perfect balance of sexiness and femininity.

Take a closer look at the Heartbreaker dress today!

New Year, New Outfit

They part season is pretty much over I guess. Everyone is taking a little break this month due to the busy holiday season. Though I find this is the perfect time to shop, due to the many New Year sales.

Torrid New Year New You 2010

Torrid have a number of cute items at hand, and it’s pretty easy to combine a completely new outfit right from their online store. Here are some suggestions. Take a look at the picture above, which features three different outfits which I’m dubbing Sassy You, Glamour You, and Rock Chick You. Now below is the ‘recipe’ to creating the particular outfit. Something in there to inspire you!

Sassy You

  • Red Sateen Belted Cami – $44.00
  • Torrid Denim Grey Edition Skinny Jean Regular – $52.00
  • Black Lace Hook-Front Stretch Belt – $20.00
  • Dollhouse – Black Theo Heel – $54.00
  • Silver Rhinestone Teardrop Linear Earring – $12.00
  • Hematite Faceted Flower Necklace – $14.00

Glamour You

  • Black and Silver Sequined Tank – $44.00
  • Torrid Denim Dark Wash Graduate Skinny Jean Regular – $58.00
  • Dollhouse – Black Kirna Heel – $52.00
  • Silver Graduated Hoop Earring – $12.00
  • Ed Hardy – Black Toby Satchel – $288.00

Rock Chick You

  • Black Lace Illusion Halter – $38.00
  • Torrid Denim Grey Edition Skinny Jean Regular – $52.00
  • Black Four-Chain Stretch Belt – $24.00
  • Silver and Black Faceted Gem Stretch Bracelet – $12.00
  • Silver Rhinestone PavĂ© Oval Earring – $12.00

Fashion Forward Boots & Sandals from Torrid

Put your best foot forward in the season’s hottest silhouettes. Torrid carry a selection of very stylish boots, which you definitely have to check out, especially if you’re a girl with a wider foot and calf. Most of their boots are made exclusively to fit a wider foot and calf. Here are two of my favorites…

Check out the Bazaar Western Boot, pretty affordable at $62. It’s available also in black!

Take a look at this stylish, comfy looking and yet sexy Faux Suede Connie Boot. Again it’s made for a wider foot and calf, and besides black is also available in taupe.

This week they’ve also added a new selection of stylish sandals. Perhaps it’s still a bit on the cold side to start thinking about putting your toes out in the cold and on display, though at only $28 it is worth grabbing a pair to have them at hand when the warmed weather hits.I have the two below on my radar…. though I cannot decide whether I want it in gold or silver? What would you choose?

This is the Gold Selena Gladiator Sandal.

And this is the Silver Snakeskin Audrey Gladiator Sandal.

It’s also good to note that Torrid are currently holding a BOGO offer on their jewelry, hosiery and sunglasses. What’s the deal? Buy one, and get the second one at 50% off! No coupon codes required. Sweet.

Torrid Holiday Shipping Calendar

120x60 - Tripp - Torrid.comIf shopping at Torrid, to ensure delivery by Christmas Day, 25th December, 2009 order by the deadlines below:

  • If using Standard shipping order by Thursday, 17th December, 2009.
  • If using Express shipping order by Sunday, 20th December, 2009.
  • If using Super Express shipping order by Monday, 21st December, 2009.

Avenue Holiday Shipping Calendar

40% off at 12/17-12/21! Avenue are currently running a super limited time offer. Get 40% off your order just by using coupon code AV91174. This is valid now until Monday, 21st December, 2009.

Plus, take note of Avenue’s holiday shipping calendar to ensure you receive shipments by Christmas Eve, Thursday, 24th December, 2009:

  • For Express shipping order by 2pm on Sunday, 20th December, 2009.
  • For Super Fast shipping order by 2pm on Tuesday, 22nd December, 2009.
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