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Wedding Bells Ringing

Plus size bridal at IGIGIHearing wedding bells? If you are planning your wedding, the last thing you need is added expenses. If you are a plus size woman who wants to look fabulous on her wedding day, and dressing up the bridesmaids in gorgeous dresses, without breaking the bank, I suggest you take a look at the bridal collection at IGIGI.

IGIGI carry a select number of unique items within their bridal wear collection, which are created to flatter the curvaceous figure, helping you look like a star on your big day. So you can look great, make a lasting impression (on the guests, as well as the groom ;-) ) whilst keeping within budget. Take a look at some of my favorite dresses:

  • Lace Wedding Gown – If I were getting married tomorrow, this is the dress I would choose. It is a gorgeous lace dress, very romantic and a dream at only $229.
  • Chloe Lace Gown in Ivory – Another extremely elegant piece, the contrasting lining featured in this dress create a wonderful feeling of sophistication for a feminine look. Only $219.
  • Exquisite Evening Gown in White/White – This Grecian inspired iridescent gown and will without a doubt make you a start on your special day. Only $189!

Don’t fret about your bridesmaids, as IGIGI has got them covered as well! Just visit the bridal collection at IGIGI to take a look at the gorgeous dresses available for your wedding party.

If you’re in need of a little inspiration, rememeber that this summer the trend is mixing up the styles for your bridemaids, using the same dress in different colors. Let’s say you choose the Exquisite Evening Gown in White/White for yourself. Why not get the Exquisite Evening Gown in Blue/Sky Blue for your bridesmaids, this will create a sharp contrast that will look bold and very stylish.

Beautifully Big Statues, a fat friendly art gallery and gift shop, last week announced an exciting addition to their range of products. They have added a new line of statues, the Beautifully Big statues.
The little big pieces are gorgeous, and a great addition to you decor if you want to show off your plus size friendly attitude through your home decor. These statues are imported from Italy, are cast in resin and are individually hand painted.
I guess you will either love or hate these pieces. Myself, I love them!

Plus Size Women Taking Center Stage

An interesting article, which appeared in the LA Times last week, looks at the changing figure of women showcased within the media. It refers to the cover of the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar, which features Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, and without making any excuses says that this picture is plain wrong.
As Booth Moore from the LA Time puts it:
"There’s a new look taking over this town: Strong, curvy women are at the top of every segment of pop culture, including film, TV and music. And we’re not talking about a certain size 4 Latina pop star who happens to have a round bottom."
The article talks about curvy women in the limelight such as Jennifer Hudson, America Ferrera and Beth Ditto, women who are curvy, beautiful, successful and making it in the skinny dominated sectors.
This is just the beginning, the future looks very curvy.

Plus Band to Hit the Charts

Earlier in April I blogged about a contest being organized by Just as Beautiful magazine, were the aim was to create the UK’s biggest girl band, literally!
The auditions were held last Saturday and the day saw more than 300 singers from around the world trying their luck. Five lucky and talented girls were chosen to be part of the band, which has been named Plus. Pretty creative no? Hmmm…
One of the finalists, Kate Newnes, hails from Hampstead Garden Suburb and used to sing for the English National Opera when she was young, but has since then only done karaoke. This will be Kate’s opportunity to launch her singing career.
I wish all the new band members of Plus the best of luck, and look forward to hearing more about their adventures and music very soon! I will definitely keep you updated.

Torrid Opens in El Paso

Plus size teens in El Paso looking for trendy and fashion forward clothing, and who perhaps do not like to shop online, will be very pleased to hear that Torrid have just found a new home in El Paso!

The grand opening of this new Torrid store happened last Wednesday, June 13th and the management are Torrid are very excited to be able to open up a store in this area.

The new Torrid store is located at Cielo Vista Mall, and as with all Torrid stores, it will cater to girls and young women aged 15 to 29 in sizes 12 and up. El Paso’s store marks Torrid’s 134th store in the U.S.

Maurice's Stores Add Plus Size Line

In a bid to widen their store offerings to plus size women all over the U.S., Maurice’s stores have started adding a new plus size section to their collections. In fact, out of their 575 stores across the U.S., three-fourths of them will now include a plus size section which will focus on sizes 16 to 24. With a lot of customers coming in for this new plus size range, just a few days after its introduction, Maurice’s are already calling this company-wide launch a success. It is great to see more stores adding a plus size range to their store offerings. Besides opening up new fashion choices to plus size women, such initiatives also encourage other stores to expand their range of apparel and accessories to accommodate the curvier side of the nation. Kudos to Maurice’s!

Do You Have Something to Say?

I will be going away on business and holiday a few times between this month and November. Although I’m already planning ahead in order to keep you curvy ladies updated and entertained as much as possible whilst I’m away, I thought it would be a good idea to bring in some guest bloggers to contribute posts for publishing whilst I’m away.

So if you have something plus size related to say and share, now is you chance to share it all with the Plus Size Clothing Scoop audience. If you have a post to publish contact me today! If you’d like, also include a photo of yourself and a link to your website.

Monif C. to Open New York City Boutique

If you are located in the New York area, I must confess, I officially am very jealous of you right now! I’m very jealous because I will not get the chance any time soon to visit the grand plus size clothing boutique which Monif C. will soon be opening in New York City.

The grand opening will be held on June 14th from 7pm till 10pm, find out more information by reading the press release.

I am sure plus size women in the area are very happy to hear of this new store opening. In this new boutique curvy ladies will be able to shop the entire Monif C line as well as other accessories including large fitting shoes and body shaping undergarments. Read more about this new boutique!

In the meantime here’s the store address for you to take note of…

Monif C. Plus Sizes
New York Plus Size Boutique Store
325 W. 38th Street (bet. 8/9th aves.)
Suite 1007
New York, NY 10018
Open Monday – Saturday, call 212-842-1641 for hours

Just As Beautiful Mag: New Issue Out Now!

It has been a few month now since I discovered Just As Beautiful magazine, an online free magazine hailing from the UK dedicated to plus size women. This truly is a magazine with a difference, and one of the reasons why I like it is because it is real. It features stories written by and created for big beautiful women, and topic covered range from fashion, health, beautiful and entertainment issues.

This weekend the May issue of Just As Beautiful magazine was sent out to subscribers, and it is chock full of interesting stuff including:

  • A great piece on how Trinny and Susannah (two famous UK stylists) teach a plus size couple what to wear, and what to stay away from!

  • A story on how Lisa Marie and Cher Rue, founders of Club Bounce, met and started off on a great journey of curvy success.
  • A piece on Britain’s largest teenager, a 34 stone 19 year old, who recounts some tough times she passed through, during what was supposed to be the best time of her life.
  • A great real life story of how diet pills nearly turned a woman’s life into a horror story!

If you would like to add more to your plus size focused reading, then definitely add Just As Beautiful magazine to your list of ‘to read items’!

Win $100 from, one of the latest plus size clothing stores to open it’s virtual doors to full figured women, has this week announced a great contest whilst debuting their latest Summer collections. In this contest, ladies stand the chance to win $100 worth of designer plus size clothes from

Nancy Baum, founder and president of, stresses that it is her goal to provide big beautiful women with an online shopping destination made especially for their curvy needs. Furthermore, she adds that this contest gives full figured women the opportunity to win free designer clothing so that they can see and feel the difference.

The contest is running for a limited time only, and entering is very easy! Just visit Nancy and her team at and sign up using a simple online form. So go on, try your luck.

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