How to Tie Up the Monif C Convertible Dress – Part 2

Yesterday I posted part 1 of the video Monif C created to show plus size women out there how to tie up the Monif C convertible dress, which is a super versatile garment. Today we’re posting the second part of the video, which shows you even more ways how to tie up the dress. Enjoy, and learn.

Remember you can find the convertible dress at Monif C online!

Where to Find Large-Size Women’s Shoes

Click for stylish shoes in wide sizes.If you’re a woman with larger than a size ten foot, you’ve probably known the agony of a shopping trip to the mall with your girlfriends when everyone suddenly decides you should all stop and try on shoes.  It’s a cliché–women LOVE shoes.  Trying on shoes together is a classic modern-day female bonding experience–except when you’re the one that gets put in charge of watching everyone’s purse because the store doesn’t carry your size.  Women whose feet reach beyond a socially acceptable length are faced with the dilemma of trying to cram their feet into size tens in something reminiscent of a Chinese foot-binding ritual, or else find a way to make giant sneakers and Birkenstock sandals look appropriate for a glamorous night out on the town.  There’s no reason that women with plus-sized feet should still feel relegated to the flip-flop aisle at CVS.  There are a few smart online retailers that are looking to corner the market on plus-sized footwear and are willing to cater to the needs of women who go beyond size ten.
Zappos offers women’s shoes in half-sizes up to size 14 ½ and in full-sizes up to size 17.  Zappos selection is pretty good through size 16 and then starts to get limited to sandals and sneakers in the larger sizes, but there are some exceptions. Zappos offers free-shipping on all orders inside the United States with no minimum purchase required.  They even offer free shipping on any items that you want to return or exchange.

  • Sizes: Half-sizes up to 14 ½, full-sizes up to 19
  • Price Range: From $20 up to $800+ for high-fashion items, most items in the $30-$60 range.

Payless Shoe Source
Payless Shoesource offers a wide variety of styles up to size 13, with no half-sizes after 11 ½ .  Payless franchise stores are everywhere, and if they’re not where you are, you can order from Payless online.  Payless definitely offers the most affordable option for women looking for large-size shoes.  Some of their cutest shoes start at $7.99, and the store often offers “Buy One/Get One Half Off” sales to make the savings even bigger.  If you’re ordering online, Payless offers a flat shipping rate of $5.95 for all orders, no matter how many items are included.

  • Sizes: Full-sizes 10-13
  • Price range: $5-$40, most items in the $10-$25 range probably offers the widest selection of large-size women’s shoes on the Internet. carries half-sizes through size 11 ½ and full-sizes up to size 16.  The selection diminishes as the shoe sizes get higher, but up to size 14 still has a pretty extensive selection of casual and dress shoes for the large-footed woman. includes a bridal and prom section, a teen section, casual and dressy styles, and even a Vegan shoe selection. offers free shipping within the United States for orders over $75.

  • Price range: From sale items for $29.99 to couture items for $250.  Most items are in the $50-100 range

Jada Faux Wrap Dress from Kiyonna

Here is Kiyonna’s latest addition, the stylish Jada Faux Wrap Dress that I am loving today.

Jada Faux Wrap Dress - Kiyonna

This simple and yet very figure flattering faux wrap silhouette features a modern mosaic print in shades of green, blue, white and black. The uniquely angled kimono sleeves add a sense of chic style to this dress. This dress retails at $116 and is available in sizes OX (10-12) to 5X (30-32).

Besides these colors, this dress is also available in a floral print featuring shades of red, black and white, pictured below. Another goregeous option, though I think I prefer the green mosaic one as it includes a very unique mix of colors. Which one do you prefer?

Jada Faux Wrap Dress

How to Tie Up the Monif C Convertible Dress – Part 1

The convertible dress is Monif C’s best selling garment. It’s available in a multitude of colors and you can tie up this dress in over 50 different ways. If you have looked at this dress before, where tempted at buying it, and then got discouraged because you thought it would be way too complicated to tie up on your own, then you have to watch Monif C’s latest video. In this Monif C talks about hoe you can tie up the convertible dress, and an actual customer shows you ways how to tie this up in your own.

To be honest I am one of those who were once very tempted to purchase this convertible dress, but thought it was way too complicated. Though this video definitely shed some hope! I haven’t bought it yet… but I am thinking about it! Will definitely keep you updated.

Watch out for part 2 of the video coming up tomorrow, which shows your even more ways how to tie up this dress.

10% Off Fit & Flatter Solutions at Swimsuits For All

As you know Swimsuits For All offers a unique selection of swimsuits for women of all shapes and sizes. For a limited time only, you can get 10% off their fit and flatter swimwear! Just use coupon code 10OFF at checkout for the discount to be applied.

But don’t delay, this offer is only valid until 9th March, 2010.

Mo’Nique Wins Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Plus size comedian and actress Mo’Nique won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in ‘Precious’, yesterday during the 82nd Academy Awards.

I think she looked stunning in her gown! Will post more later on this week about the fashions worn at the Oscars, but had to post about Mo’Nique’s great accomplishment first.

This is what she had to say after winning the Oscar…
“I would like to thank the Academy for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics. … Thank you so much to my amazing husband, Sidney. Thank you for showing me that sometimes you have to forgo doing what’s popular in order to do what’s right. And baby, you were so right.”

Posh Spring Prints from SWAK Designs

SWAK Designs has added some gorgeous pieces to their inventory, part of their pre-Spring collection. Featuring stylish print designs these new dresses and blouse are a great Spring addition to a plus size fashionista’s wardrobe.

The Jocelyn Print Dress, available in sizes 1X to 4X, is a two-in-one dress combining silky smooth fabric with comfy and stretchy fit. The Joyce Print Blouse features the same print found in the Jocelyn dress, but is accentuated with flattering ruffles, and is a piece which can easily take you from day to night. The blouse is available in sizes 1X to 6X.

Check out the video below for a close look at both of these dresses:

Beach Belle Plus Size Swimsuits

SwimsuitsForAll have added a new selection of gorgeous plus size swimwear from designer Beach Belle. You can have a look at some of the styles on offer in the video below.

Evans Sale Ends Tomorrow

Evans has been running a great 20% OFF sale over the past few days, and this will end on midnight tomorrow, 8th March, 2010. They have knocked 20% off the price of everything in their store, which includes plus size tops, dresses, tunics, jackets, lingerie and even shoes. This sale is definitely worth a closer look.

Here’s a quick look at some of my favorites…

Sketchy Lace Shoulder Top – Grey top with lace shouder detail and sketchy butterfly and flower motif. Available in sizes 14 to 32 (UK).

Teal Tummy Control Suit – Teal swimsuit with tummy control pannel for a flattering look. Also with removable bust pads. Available in sizes 18 to 30 (UK).

Grey Sequin Cross Back Vest – Grey jersey vest with stunning pink and silver sequin embellishment. Available in sizes 14 to 32 (UK).

Indigo Knitted Jegging – Indigo jegging designed with 360 stretch in a special knitted denim for a sleek and flattering, look and a comfortable figure hugging feel. Available in sizes 14, 18, 20, 22, 30 (UK).

Fairisle Knitted Dress – Pretty fairisle knitted dress with 3/4 length sleeves. Available in sizes 16, 18, 22, 24, 30, 32 (UK).

Full Figured Fashion Week Announces Big & Tall Male Model Search

Full Figured Fahion Week has today announced that they will be holding a male model casting to find big and tall men for the first ever runway show to showcase fashions for our big guys!

Executive producer, Gwen Devoe and the whole team at FFFWeek are firm believers in equal runway opportunity for all and this year, they want men involved!

So here are the casting details:

Tuesday, March 23rd – 6:30 PM
Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue (bet. 36th and 37th Streets)
10th Floor, Studio10A
New York, NY

All interested need to bring a full length photo and a headshot. It does not have to be professional but your have to be prepared to leave the photos with the FFFWeek team. And, be prepared to walk for their panel.

RSVP is not necessary but if you want to send your photos in advance you can to: .

Interested, but out of state? Send your photos to .

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