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Flattering Plus Size Swimsuits: Hide Your Hips

By Sarah On November 3, 2008 4 Comments

Although the weather is getting colder every week now, and the Christmas Holiday season is fast approaching, this week I would like to look back at the hot summer months and revisit some plus size swimwear style essentials. Besides, cruising season has just kicked off now, so some of you might be looking for a new swimsuit to take with you on your well deserved vacation. So take a look at the suggestions I will be presenting to you this week, which tackle various ‘problem areas’ affecting most women.

Today we’re looking at five different swimsuit styles that are perfect for hiding hips, or perhaps ‘minimizing the attention to the hips’ is a better way of putting it, in my opinion anyway.

Virgin Islands Plus Size Assymetrical Cami Tankini Top

Liz Claiborne® Beadwork Plus Size Swimdress Swimsuit

Delta Burke® Let It Shine Plus Size Keyhole Back Swimsuit

Longitude® Cheetah Plus Size V Plunge Swimsuit

Sweetheart Plus Size Bandeau Swimdress Swimsuit

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New Additions at OneStopPlus

By Sarah On October 14, 2008 No Comments

OneStopPlus have added great selection of trendy tunics, now available in 5 lengths. Very versatile, these are perfect with everything from pants and skirts to leggings.

But that’s not all, they have also added a range of boots great for the winter season. Wide-calf boots up to 20″, in sizes 7 to 14M, W and WW.

Visit OneStopPlus today and if you’re about to shop make sure to enter coupon code WW26974 upon checkout to take $20 off any order of $60 or more! This coupon code expires on Monday 20th October.

The Hottest Dresses of the Season at IGIGI

By Sarah On June 23, 2008 No Comments

IGIGI has decided to go all-out with this year’s summer plus size dress collection. With all the latest trends in the most flattering styles for full figures, this is a collection you have to take a look at. Check out their ultra trendy (and very curve-flattering) high waisted skirt, and their fun and flirty 50’s style polka dot dress - one perfect for a cocktail evening, the other fun and fresh for Fourth of July celebrations.

Going to a special party on a warm summer night? You’ll fall in love with the light as air Enchanted Nights Jeweled Gown. With chiffon the color of a late dust sky and a jeweled bodice and matching shrug, you’ll look like the queen of the evening.

Every single one of these dresses is a flattering fashion statement. The only hard part is figuring out what statement you want to make.

Free Ground Shipping at SwimsuitsForAll

By Sarah On June 16, 2008 No Comments

This week only SwimsuitsForAll.com are offering free ground shipping on all styles under $50. This is a great opportunity for you to get your hands on a brand new figure flattering plus size swimsuit, at a great price, and also with free shipping!

To take advantage of this offering enter coupon code Top50 upon checkout, and remember ladies this offer is valid this week only. So do not linger, shop at SwimsuitsForAll.com today!

One Day Sale at Catherines… Too!

By Sarah On March 30, 2008 No Comments

Wait hold on… Catherines is also having a one day only sale today! This time it is Friends & Family Day at Catherines where you can save 40% on all regular priced items! Take advantage of this sale right away, as it expires tonight at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Remember no promo code is needed for the discounts to be applied, so just head on to Catherines to shop and save!

Plus Size Fashion Industry: What to Expect in 2008?

By Sarah On February 1, 2008 2 Comments

Curvy womanAfter taking a quick look back at 2007, and the favorite new curvy stores that year brought with it, I’m left wondering and thinking about the New Year and what that will bring to the plus size fashion industry and the plus size community in general.

The unfortunate demise of many ultra skinny models, found its way into the news headlines throughout 2007, sadly too often times. These sad circumstances led to quote some furor from leading fashion magazines, as well as fashion houses and fashion shows. Some countries, including Spain, enforced a minimum BMI requirement for models appearing in the fashion shows, not accepting any which were below the minimum requirement. Although these changes have been slow to happen, and unfortunately have not rippled onto all fashion shows and countries, this is the start and I am sure 2008 will bring with it more positive changes in the high fashion and on the catwalks, to promote a more healthier and realistic womanly look.

It is unfortunately very sad that all of these little changes had to start taking effect only after some models’ deaths, and after many teenage girls and young women created a very distorted image of what ‘ideal beauty’ is. I guess it makes you think of what kind of world we are living in. We always have to come too close for comfort to a situation, to suddenly realize what is happening and for action to be taken. Change is on the way, slowly but surely. So in 2008 I believe more and more change will take place within the fashion industry, to promote a more realistic image of what real women really look like.

Taking on a lighten tone to this post… after all the New Year should bring hope for better things to come… in 2008 I am sure we will see more good stuff from plus size celebrities which have rocked 2007. I sure hope that we will see more good things from Queen Latifah, both in music and on the big screen! Rising star Nikki Blonsky I am sure, and certainly do hope, we will see more of in 2008. Another celebrity which we should definitely hear more of this year is Jill Scott. Jill has in fact recently announced a partnership with Ashley Stewart, to create an exclusive plus size lingerie and intimates line. This line is inspired by the music and writings of Jill Scott herself, and is set to satisfy a full figured woman’s lingerie needs. I cannot wait to see more of that!

Obviously I predict also that we will see a few new plus size stores opening online, which is always good news. I love to have more choice. More importantly, I love for plus size women in general to have more fashion options. Having great choices is key in finding the perfect items for whatever occasion and budget!

So what about you… what do you think is in store for us in 2008? Leave your thoughts in the comments below…

Black Cat Plus Launch Authentic Woman Model Search

By Sarah On January 19, 2008 No Comments

Black Cat Plus has just launched its new on-line contemporary clothing boutique for plus size women wearing sizes 12 - 24, and also announces its Search for the Authentic Woman Model Search Contest.

Black Cat PlusPresident and owner, Jodell Raymond, is an international trainer and speaker on women’s leadership and workplace gender issues and is excited about her new site which caters to women who want to wear contemporary and stylish clothing.

Raymond is a plus size woman who spent considerable time and effort trying to find clothes that had a modern look. Out of that frustration came the inspiration to open an on-line contemporary clothing boutique so that other plus size women did not have to work so hard to find clothes that reflected current styles. Raymond’s primary objective is to find clothing that one would not see in a large department store, allowing her to provide a more distinct offering which reflects the lifestyles of her customers.

She says, “I was always disappointed at the lack of choices for the plus size professional woman. In every city where I had speaking engagements I was always on a mission to find plus size clothing stores where I could shop. Plus size women have the money to spend and we do not want to be banished to wearing baggy clothes in monochromatic tones forever. From work to play, the desire to wear trendy clothes in updated, contemporary styles does not need to stop at a size 10. The average woman wears between a size 12 and 14. We want to wear the same styles as our smaller size counterparts and we want clothing that fits, makes us look and feel terrific, and is appropriate to our lifestyle.”

As part of that mission, Raymond has designed her own line of plus size clothing to offer to customers beginning with its Spring ’08 Collection. “Visit us at our website to view our own exclusive collection of contemporary and stylish plus size fashions,” she says.

To celebrate the plus size woman and her lifestyle choices, Black Cat Plus’ Search for the Authentic Woman Model Search Contest’s was conceived. The objective of the Model Search Contest is to demonstrate that confidence comes in all shapes and sizes and from that confidence comes the power to change perceptions. Raymond has plans to use the site as a forum for dialogue and discussion of issues relevant to all women. She says, “I hope that this site delivers positive messages and allows others to look at vivacious, positive, real women whoii enjoy life.”

Models must be 21 years of age, a size 12, and must answer two questions as part of their entry submission:

  1. What is the best lesson I have ever learned? and
  2. How do I live an authentic life?

Entry deadline is March 15, 2008. See http://stores.blackcatplus.com/Service.bok for details.

Black Cat Plus offer contemporary and stylish selections from popular on-line retailers such as Kiyonna and Svoboda as well as Canadian Designer Linda Lundstrom, Loco Lindo, Berek, Kaktus, Pure & Co., and Black Cat Plus Private Label. Black Cat Plus also has a store-front showroom/boutique located in Rochester, NY at sister boutique, SoLia Boutique.

Contact: Jodell Raymond 585-413-1320.

Further Reductions at SwimsuitsForAll.com

By Sarah On July 31, 2007 No Comments

SwimsuitsForAll.com, a top choice for plus size swimwear, have just recently added new markdowns throughout their store, which are worth checking out!

Here’s an idea of the savings and sizzling prices:

  • Plus size swimdresses on sale: from only $39.98
  • Plus size swimsuits for only $15
  • 40% off Longitude Swimwear

Pink Passion Plus Size SwimsuitShould you be looking for a figure flattering plus size swimsuit, I do recommend you check out the vast collection available at SwimsuitsForAll.com, though here’s a look at my favorite pick…

My favorite pick is the Pink Passion one piece plus size sarong front swimsuit by Sahara Club. This piece is simply cute and so affordable at only $15! This swimsuit comes with a soft cup bra which provides the all needed support, whilst retaining maximum comfort. What I love about this one is the incorporated sarong front which helps camouflage any flaws. The mesh control panel slims the silhouette, flattering your curves.

Take a closer look at this plus size swimsuit today, it’s only $15!

New Savings for SizeAppeal

By Sarah On July 30, 2007 No Comments

SizeAppeal, the plus size clothing store which specializes in fashions sizes 12 through 26 and 1x through 4x, has just given curvy women two added reasons to shop their collection.

Besides the great fashion forward styles they have available, SizeAppeal is now offering:

  • 20% off new arrivals. Use coupon code CJ20 upon checkout
  • Free shipping! Use coupon coe CJSHIP upon checkout

Plus Band Already Making News

By Sarah On July 29, 2007 1 Comment

Plus Size BandAbout a month ago, I spoke about how a sizzling new band made up of just plus size women, was set up by curvy UK magazine Just as Beautiful. This band was set up, after the magazine organized a unique and successful contest, where they searched through loads of curves and talent, to make up a one of a kind curvy band, which they dubbed Plus.

Well it looks like the girls at Plus are already making a big impact! An ABC News article published a few days ago recounts how the band was created.

The article also features some further insight, and comments from the girls themselves. One group member, Hannah Lee, told ABC News, "As I am big, I just thought I am never going to properly get into the music industry."

So here’s a round up of all the girls who make up the curviest band in the music industry:

  • Hannah Lee
  • Rachel Faulkner
  • Shirley Slaymaker
  • Kate Newnes
  • Stacey-Lee Cuddy