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Some news today which is too good for you to miss out on…

  • Evans, the leading UK plus size clothing store, has won the ‘Plus Size’ category in the 2007 LK High Street Fashion Awards.

  • An article by Keiko Morris about how plus size retailing is becoming very popular and hot, as demand for stylish clothes for full figured women in sizes 14 and over increases.
  • Plus size modeling is booming in Australia, as this article by Dawn Gibson shows! More curvy models are being signed up by tops agencies.
  • Are you having trouble finding the right swimsuits? Read these tips and tricks for choosing carefully the most appropriate choice.

Kiyonna Closes… For a Day!

Kiyonna will be closing their doors, which means extra savings for all curvy women. Before you start panicking (I sure did when I first heard the news), Kiyonna will only be closing for one day, not permanently! Phew!

So today Wednesday, 23rd May Kiyonna will be closed and you can save $30 off any order of $150 or more by using coupon code CLOSED when checking out.

Kiyonna are closing down for a day because they are currently busy moving into their brand new offices. So obviously no orders will be shipped today, but everything will be back up and running tomorrow, 24th May.

So hurry and save $30 on your order by using coupon code CLOSED. This offer expires at midnight (PST) tomorrow Thursday, 24th May.

Missphit Clothing Hits the Big Media… Again

Missphit is going from strength to strength. The success of their Spring line is evident from the recent media exposure their received on two leading magazines.

In fact, Missphit has received yet another appearance in the popular Latina magazine, this time in the June issue. A very fresh spring Missphit tunic was included in a piece which gives tips to ladies wanting to wear shorts, the right way.

Thirteen Minutes Magazine, a bi-cultural Asian American magazine also featured a Missphit top in a piece included in a recent issue.

Kudos to Missphit for the great plus size style they’re providing full figured women. Well done on your continues success.

Joy Nash Hits the Big Press

The LA Times has featured last week featured plus size ‘activist’, model and actress Joy Nash in an article last week. You will surely recall Joy Nash from the very popular YouTube video she put out called the ‘Fat Rant’, which has created a great stir. Well looks like Joy managed to create a really big stir and even caught the attention of the LA Times! The paper has interviewed Joy in an article published last week, which you can read here.

As always it is absolutely great to see strong plus size women be so successful, and get acknowledgment and exposure in the mainstream media and such a reputable publication.

Hat tip to Corinna Markis for the news.

Plus Size Beach Chic

IGIGI have this week added a few new items to their stock which will make you say meow!

First off we have the brand new Satin Insert Dress in Leopard print, which comes along with a matching belt! This sexy little number will definitely help you get in touch with you inner sexy kitty. It’s exotic leopard inserts make this dress a chic and sexy number to show off!

IGIGI has also added several new and colorful tops, and one gorgeous skirt which will make your plus size beach chic outfit very simple to put together. Their new Tencel Raglan Tops will make you feel fun and flirty while the new and beautiful Crochet Lace Skirt (pictured) can go from the beach to a candle light dinner with just a few accessory changes.

Make sure to check out these new items, as well as the other items IGIGI have in stock to ensure you all ready for the hot summer days.

News flash…
Shopping at IGIGI has now never been easier. They have just added a ’search by size’ function to their online store, which basically lets you select your size and the search will show you all the available items IGIGI has in your size. So no more wondering… does this come in my size?

Martini Mondays with the Voluptuous Woman Company

The Voluptuous Woman Company has teamed up with Fresh Start Day Spa to present curvy ladies with Martini Mondays at Liv Night Club. Martini and Manicures Monday will be held on Monday, May 14th and Monday, May 21st. This club is located at 11th and U Street NW, upstairs from the Bohemian Caverns Restaurant.

Join the voluptuous ladies for a fun night include Martinis at $5, Manicures at $5, great music and a free buffet! Sounds like a good time and a yummy one too. There will also be VWC summer jewelry and handbags on display. Visit the VWC website for further details.

Curvology Challenge by Queen Latifah

Curvation Apparel, which is a new plus size clothing line inspired by Queen Latifah, has this month launched the Curvology Challenge. What is this challenge all about? Pretty simple really…

Curvation Apparel are inviting all plus size ladies to share their wardrobing solutions. How do you go aout putting together that winning fashionable look that flatters your curves and makes the most of them? Whatever your ideas may be, Curvation want to know about them! Capture your ideas through a video, slide-show or essay and send them off to the Curvology Challenge.

Three winners (one from each category i.e. video, slide-show or essay) will be featured as a guest stylist on and receive a $500 collection of Curvation Apparel! Runners-up will also receive a limited edition Curvation Apparel Curvy Angel T-Shirt valued at $60.

So what are you waiting for ladies? Share your sexy curvy ideas and enter the Curvology Challenge today!

Contest ends on June 1st!

Old Navy Without the Curves… Removes Plus Size Line

There have been several online new sites in the last couple of days reporting on the fact that Old Navy will be removing their plus size clothing line from their stores. It’s sad to see that such a big chain will be closing it’s doors to a whole lot of curves, and a whole lot of business!

Glen L. Johnson has some interesting ideas on the topic, about reasons why Old Navy took this step. Lack of advertising tops the list, and I’m pretty sure he’s right, that this factor played a very important role. Talking from an online marketing perspective, I am always on the lookout for new plus size stores and plus size related advertising always catches my eye. Thinking about it now, I’ve never actually seen an advert or promotion online by Old Navy which focuses solely on pushing their plus size line. So indeed that must be one big factor.

Oh well, too bad for Old Navy I guess. With the increasing plus size clothing options coming to be available for curvy women these days, I’m sure all full figured women will survive and keep on being even more stylish.

Free Shipping on New Arrivals at SizeAppeal

This week SizeAppeal have added a lot of new stock to their inventory. The new items include lots of plus size top made for the Summer days which are getting closer everyday. A lot of colorful summer dresses perfect both for the morning and evening also dominate this new collection.

Price are reasonable and what’s even better is that SizeAppeal is offering free shipping on orders over $100 throughout the whole month of May! All your have to do it enter coupon code FREESHIP at checkout and shipping is free! This offer ends on May 31st.

This month SizeAppeal has also teamed up with to award one lucky reader a $500 shopping spree! All you have to do to enter this lucky draw is subscribe to our plus size clothing newsletter Loving My Curves.

Sign up today for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree and find out more info at Loving My Curves.

Chenese Lewis on Dr. Phil

Chenese Lewis, the first woman ever to be crowned Miss Plus America, will tomorrow Friday, 4th May be on the Dr. Phil show!

The title of the show is “Overweight and Forgotten.” In the second segment of the show Chenese will be giving advice to a plus-size woman who is interested in plus size modeling and participating in pageants but has a lack of support from her boyfriend who constantly criticizes her and thinks she needs to lose weight.

Please tune in to support Chenese and the curvy community! To find out when Dr. Phil comes on in your area, check your local listings:

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