Fashion Tips

Summer Fashion Tips from SKORCH… on TV!

Skorch Magazine founders Jessica and Carrie were again featured on am2 Northwest a month or so ago. Although I must admit I am a little late in featuring this on the scoop, however I though the summer fashion tips shared and clothing displayed in this TV show appearance are worht the mention!

Fashions featured include tops and skirts from SWAK Designs, a fabulous dress by Maurice’s among various others.

Take a look at the video…



Fall Plus Size Fashions at SWAK

Coco plus size dress by SWAK DesignsSWAK Designs, one of the hottest plus size clothing stores which is going from strength to strength, has added new Fall plus size items to it’s stock.

So if you’re already shopping around for new items to add to your closet, to wear during the cooler months, do check out SWAK Designs as they already offer a number of options, of course at affordable prices.

Among their new arrivals, I love the brown Coco dress, which is simple and yet elegant. The Liv top is also an item to take a closer look at, a fun and versatile top which you can wear both during the day and night!

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New Fall Dresses at Sydney's Closet

Freefall with ShawlSydney’s Closet, the specialist in plus size formal wear and dresses, have just added a number of beautiful Fall season dresses to their collection.

Be the first to shop Fall special occasion dresses at Sydney’s Closet! The new styles are fom various designers including Jordan Fashions, Venus Bridal, Karen Miller and many more.

I took a quick look at the new Fall styles available and all are absolutely gorgeous. If you have a special occasion coming up, which you need a perfect dress for, make it a point to check out Sydney’s Closet selection.

Here are my favorites:

  • Lace Illusions – Extremely elegant dress which would be perfect to be worn as a Mother of the Bride dress.
  • Intermezzo – Again a beautiful and elegant dress which could also be worn as a Mother of the Bride dress, though can be worn in other occasions as well. Anyone getting engaged any time soon?
  • Freefall with Shawl – I think this is by far my favorite out of all the new styles. It is a stunning tea length formal dress, which will make any woman look like a princess!
  • Barcelona Beauty – A fun and versatile formal evening dress which comes with a matching shrug and purse!

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Perfect Plus Size Jeans

This post has been kindly been made available by Torrid.

I know that finding the perfect pair of Jeans isn’t an easy thing to do at all! You want the right combination of fit, length, wear and style. Often finding the perfect combination of all these element, in one jeans is near impossible. However, Torrid have worked hard to being them all to you in their brand new styles!

Torrid offer their brand new jeans in 4 different styles. Here is a quick round up of the types of jeans available at Torrid, which are made to flatter the plus size figure, not matter what shape you are.

The Trouser The Boot  The Skinny  The Straight

The Trouser

  • Fit through the waist and hips.
  • Dramatic flare at the leg.

The Boot

  • Fitted around the hips and thighs.
  • Slightly flared at the calf.

The Skinny

  • Tighty fitted through the hips and thighs.
  • Tapered through the calf.

The Straight

  • Fitted through the hips and thighs.
  • Straight at the calf.

Learn more about how Torrid fits for the perfect jeans.

How to Be a Stylish Wedding Guest

Scalloped DressJust as you smile and open the wedding invitation, a sense of dread falls as you see the words "Dress Attire". You start thinking – what am I going to wear??

Here are my simple quick tips to demystifying the code:

  • Formal affair: Make an entrance in a sophisticated scalloped dress.
  • Semi-formal (after 6pm): Perfect little black dresses will never fail you.
  • Semi-formal (daytime): Opt for flirty jersey frocks in everything from earthy browns to vintage prints. To avoid deadly glares, do not wear red or white.

Phew! That was a close one. All eyes are set on the bride – but you’re sure to steal a few glances too!

Summer Guide to Keeping it Natural

Colorblock Dress by KiyonnaAlthough a touch of glam is always important, I believe that the summer season is when ladies can create the best looks by keeping is ‘au naturel’. What better way to show off your sun-kissed skin, than to dress up in neutral colors, minimizing on the make-up and maximizing on your natural glow.

Kiyonna has this season, put together some very interesting and find pieces which can help plus size women create this natural look. Summer sophistication at Kiyonna begins with bold animal prints, stonewashed neutrals with warm rose accents, breezy silk cotton and comfy jersey.

Here are my favorite combinations, which can give you an idea on what to pick, and how to mix and match the pieces:

  • Colorblock Dress – Beautifully minimalistic, this dress is synonymous with summer sophistication. Wear this dress to create a chic look, whilst being extremely comfortable.
  • Modal Epaulet Channeling Tee + Cuffed Shorts – This ensemble proves that basic pieces was be put together to create stylish looks, which are anything but boring! This V-neck top includes clever details such as channeling tie and covered buttons on short cuffed sleeves. Paired up with the cuffed shorts, which are incredibly light, with just the right amount of spandex to ensure a comfortable fit.
  • Silk Cotton Voile Channeling Blouse - An incredibly unique top, including playful details such as ruffles, and smart details such as a sewn in inset at the deep V-neck. A must see.
  • Giraffe Print Wrap Tee – One of my favorite pieces, which Kiyonna is offering this season, this top screams out style. The bold giraffe print is both trendy and chic. The wrap style, coupled with astutely positioned princess seams, ensure a figure flattering cut.
  • Silk Cotton Voile Dress with Channeling – Another beautiful piece, which you have to check out. This dress is very similar to the Silk Cotton Voile Channeling Blouse, though obviously is a lightweight dress, instead of a blouse! Very cute piece.

So remember, keep it looking natural this season for a winning look. Plus Kiyonna is also currently offering free ground shipping on orders of $100 or more.

Summer Dresses: Season Must Have

Plus size summer dress from Woman WithinThis post has been contributed by Christine Alt, spokeswoman for Woman Within.

A perfect fitting dress will turn any event into the perfect summer occasion. Whether it’s for work, daytime casual or a glamorous evening gala, you can’t make it through the summer without the perfect dress.

Flirty and feminine, Woman Within’s summer dresses come in many styles from long, flowy sundresses to conservative wrap dresses.

“I love wearing a great dress to beat the summer heat,” says Christine Alt, style consultant for Woman Within.  “Choosing the right dress can offer so much versatility – perfect for the office, daytime and evening – and add a touch of feminine class.   With so many shapes and styles available, every woman can find her perfect fit.”   

Recognized by Internet Retailer magazine as one of the hottest retailers online, Woman Within offers everything available online 24/7/365, including summer dresses in such styles as wrap, empire, jumper, A-Line, halter, baby doll, caftan, trapeze and shirtdress.

Christine suggests:

  • For day: Mainstreet Blues® Smocked eyelet dress with crochet lace hem; $24.99 – $29.99
  • For work: Chelsea Studio® Mock-wrap matte jersey dress; $24.99 – $29.99
  • For evening: Candlelight & Champagne® Beaded Tiered Dress; $59.99

Dress to Impress for Under $300

Plus Size Outfits for less than $300Looking stylish and keeping up with the latest fashion trends isn’t rocket science. However it does take some training and getting used to, as it is not just a question of going shopping and buying whatever fits!

It is important to stock up on essential items every season so you have all the ingredients to cook up some very stylish recipes! Furthermore, doing so does not need to break the bank! Every plus size woman has the power to look her best, everyday and in every occasion, by spending a reasonable amount of money.

But don’t just take my word for it. In a new 7 part article series, which proudly publishes today, several leading experts within the plus size fashion industry share their secrets and give us their suggestions for combining a winning, figure flattering outfit for less than $300.

This series includes auggestions from experts including:

  • Christne Alt from Woman Within
  • Ozlem Arpaci from IGIGI
  • Nancy Baum from
  • Christine Kwon from Misspit
  • Vanessa Astran from Kiyonna
  • Jessica and Carrie from SKORCH Magazine

So go on, find out the secrets for looking like a curvy star! Secrets coming directly from the experts… read the first part of the series: plus size women dress to impress for less than $300!

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.

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