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Australian Plus Size Fashion Retailer Soon Hitting the USA

Friday, January 16th, 2009 | plus size fashion, plus size news with 1 Comment

City ChicCity Chic, a leading high street plus size fashion retailer, which has redefined the BBW fashion market in Australia in 2008 and will now be expanding it’s offerings to the USA, through their online store.

Their online store will be opened for USA businesses in February 2009. This store specializes in bold, sexy, sassy and chic apparel, made for the fashion forward female in Australian sizes 14 to 24 (USA size 14-24). Their range includes the latest international high street fashion trends, glamour and party dresses, denim, club and prom wear!

I am definitely looking forward to this launch, and be sure to keep on reading for more news on this.

Chubby Girl Records Launched

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 | plus size news with 1 Comment

Joanne Brokaw noted in her blog post last Friday, that a brand new and very unique new label within the Gospel music industry was just launched, which is targeted exclusively to plus size women.

Sherrie Keys, a Gospel singer, has launched Chubby Girl Records, a label which celebrates and embraces gifted Gospel recording artists who just happen to be ‘pleasantly plump’. Founder Keys believes that gospel music marketing offers a compelling and unique opportunity to positively influence the way plus size women view their own bodies.

Besides the new label launch, Chubby Girl Records is also designing a clothing line targeing also the plus size market.

It will be very interesting to watch how this new label develops, and I cannot wait to have a look at the label’s first fashion collection as well. I’ll definitely keep you ladies updated when more news is out.

Why Pierce Brosnan Rocks

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 | plus size celebrities, plus size news with No Comments »

Keely Shaye Smith and Pierce Brosnan

In a recent paparazzi coverage of Pierce Brosnan’s vacation in Hawaii with wife Keely Shaye-Smith, a lot of talk was made about Keely’s full figured body. It was no surprise at all that blogs and new articles simply said Keely had gone far beyond letting herself go, and should do something about her weight.

However it is just wonderful to hear that Keely is very happy and comfortable with her curves. And she doesn’t just thing so, she made this statement:

“I never shy away from colour or my curves. I like to play up my neckline and shoulders. If a jacket is pulling in the bust, I might just move the button an inch. But I never hide in baggy clothing.”

Furthermore, I think Pierce totally rocks, by having also stated that he thinks his curvy wife is stunning, and that he loved his wife’s curves! Way to go Pierce. It it so refreshing to see such a high profile actor embrace his wife’s natural beauty and not succumb to the stereotypical size 0 mania. Let’s hopes this serves as some inspiration to other men, who think they need a skinny thin woman besides them to be called a man.

Pierce, you totally rock!

Plus Size Travelers, Rejoice

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 | plus size news with No Comments »

Plus size folks will definitely agree that traveling can often times be a pain. If tales of limited leg space and small seats are familiar to your, then you will definitely welcome a new travel service, which has been created primarily to make traveling for plus size people a more comfortable experience.

Owner and President, Charles Brossman, said

“Travel today in general is uncomfortable, but even more so for large and/or tall people. Sitting in a coach seat for a transcontinental flight or an international flight can be unbearable for those who need extra room, which is why we started Big & Tall Travel”.

Big & Tall Travel, which is a Dallas based speciality travel company, offers a discreet service where large or tall travelers can feel comfortable about buying a second airline seat, and can also take advantage of special rates in business and first class airfare.

Visit their official website at for more information and to check out their services.

IGIGI Dresses Award-Winning Author Chamein Canton

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 | plus size news with 1 Comment

We have seen IGIGI being worn by a number of celebrities in the past, Nikki Blonsky for instance was seen wearing IGIGI fashions on more than a couple of occasions. Well, IGIGI will be expanding the list of well known people it has dresses, as it has lately provided a dress for an award-winning author.

Chamein Canton, the 2007 Reviewers Choice Award-winner for African American Romance, in fact wore a lace short dress in black/red at The Romantic Times Booklover’s Convention on April 18th, 2008.

At the convention, Canton received the award for her book “Not His Type,” a romance novel about a full-figured, size-16 woman who finds the love of her life in a New York Yankee, no less.

“I’m wearing IGIGI’s sexy and romantic red lace dress for a sexy redhead like me and Cathy Chambers, my main character in my book. Red is for dangerous curves ahead!” said Canton.

I’ll be giving you more information about Chamein Canton, and her achievements in a future post.

New Day, New Design

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 | plus size news with 2 Comments

You have probably noticed a slower post frequency over the past few weeks. Besides being extremely busy, with a lot of things going on behing the scenes, the primary reason for this lack of posting was the re-design of the blog!

There is much more to this re-design than meets the eye. I finally went through with something that had been on my mind for a number of months: moving the blog from Blogger to WordPress. It was quite a feat, but I managed to get through it! All past post links should still be working, however I apologize in advance if you come across any errors whilst browsing the blog. I am still in the process of ironing out some final things, but the bulk of the re-design is over.

So I’m kicking off the new day with a brand new design for the blog! Yeay :)

Besides a sleeker look, this re-design allows for more customization, as well as interaction. Commenting on blog posts is now much easier! You do not need to leave the post pages or register at all. A small form is available below every post (on individual pages), which allows you to write away, and have your say! So I definitely encourage you all to comment on the posts here.

And why not start right away? Have your say and let me know what you think of the new site design, just leave your thoughts below.

About Curves Expands Collection

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 | plus size news with No Comments »

Heart Throb - Plus size, an online store offering exclusively plus size lingerie, has recently announced the addition of a brand new collection to its stock. The new items can be purchase directly through their site, and  include an assortment of lingerie featuring hearts, flowers, and feathers.

"We really aim to make the everyday woman feel sexy," says owner Robin Bryan-Culver. "Did you know more than fifty percent of American women are size 14 or larger?" As an exclusive retailer of plus size lingerie, Robin understands that many larger women get a message from society that they should be shameful of their bodies. But as a plus size woman herself, Robin believes that all women should have the opportunity to feel sexy and self-confident about their bodies.

Visit to view the new collection.

Alight Opens New York Boutique

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 | plus size news with No Comments »

Ladies living in New York will be very pleased to get to know that has now opened up a boutique in Long Island, at the west end of the Morton Village Shopping Center in Plainview, NY. I have always called the online plus size ‘mall’, due to the vast selection of items and labels it makes available. So I can only but imagine the vast choice made available through this brand new boutique.

For ladies who may not really be comfortable with shopping online, and who are in the area, the opening up of this store is great news! The store currently carries a collection of junior and contemporary plus size fashions, including tops, dresses, jeans, skirts, as well as gown for those special occasions.

How To Get There
The store is located on Old Country Road 1/2 mile from NY 135, the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway. The Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway/NY 135 can be reached from the Northern State Parkway, the Long Island Expressway or the Southern State Parkway. From the Northern State Parkway or the Long Island Expressway head South on NY 135. From the Southern State Parkway take the North exit for NY 135. Please note that when traveling Westbound there is no direct access to NY 135 from the Northern State Parkway.

From the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway exit at Old Country Road East - exit 10. Proceed 1/2 mile to the Morton Village Shopping Center.

Store Opening Hours

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 11am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 11am - 6pm
  • Thursday: 11am - 8pm
  • Friday: 11am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 11am - 6pm
  • Sunday: closed in February

For further details visit

Hat tip to Glen at Full Figure Plus for the news!

Avenue named November’s Store of the Month

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 | plus size news with No Comments »

If you have visited the main page of over the weekend, you should have noticed that we have a new store of the month! In fact November’s store of the month is Avenue, as it has proven to be a great resource for plus size women during these holiday days.

In this mont’s store, I was looking for variety, style, versatility and efficiency.

  • Variety in the sense that it needed to provide a lot of options for clothing, so whether someone was looking for an outfit to wear at an office party, or a formal gown to wear at a New Year’s Even ball, they were to find it.
  • Style is pretty obvious. The items offered needed to be stylish, figure flattering and in fashion.
  • Versatlity in the way it would let you shop. It needed to carry a great range of both clothing, footwear, as well as items that can make perfect gifts.
  • Efficiency in the way the store let you shop around and complete your holiday shopping needs.

All of the above criteria were completel met by Avenue, hence they have been named November’s Plus Size Clothing Store of the Month. Do visit Avenue to shop through their collection, and read more about why it was named this month’s top choice.

SwimsuitsForAll Open Outlet in NJ

Sunday, November 4th, 2007 | plus size news with 1 Comment

Readers located in New Jersey will definitely be pleased to learn that has opened a brand new clearance outlet! With lots of name brand name swimsuits to choose from for the whole family, all at clearance prices (nothing over $30), it is definitely worth a visit.

Here are all the details you need to know about to visit the new outlet:

  • Opening house: Monday to Thursday: 9am - 8pm; Friday: 9am - 6pm
  • Address: 262 Old New Brunswick Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854
  • Phone: (888) 241-7946
  • Payment accepted: Cash Only
  • Direction: Located at the end of the parking lot, second to last entrance. Parking in the back, entrance in the front. From Rt. 18 North: Take 18 all the way down until it becomes Hoes Lane. Hoes Lane becomes Old New Brunswick Rd. at the Centennial Ave. intersection. Pass one more light and make a left directly into the parking lot.