Forever 21 Set to Launch Plus Size Line

Just heard from Deidre Wengen, that trendy fashion retailer Forever 21 will be expanding thier line in May, to include a plus size range. The plus size options will includes items in sizes XL, 1X and 2X.

Although it’s great news to hear that Forever 21 will be expanding it’s line of clothing, it would be even better news if they were to expand their range to sizes over 2X! Ah well, baby steps I guess. Better then nada.

Frugal Fridays: 5 Essentials Under $10

In this week’s Frugal Fridays corner we’re looking at some deeply discounted items, currently all available from Avenue for under $10. Let’s dive straight into it…

Avenue Smocked Crew Neck Tunic Womens Plus Size
Price: $9.99__

Avenue Smocked V-Neck Tunic Womens Plus Size
Price: $9.99


Avenue Seamed V-Neck Tee Womens Plus Size
Price: $9.99

Avenue Picot Trim Cami Womens Plus Size
Price: $8.90

Avenue Scoop Tee Womens Plus Size
Price: $9.99

April Silhouettes Coupons: 1 Week Left

SilhouettesSilhouette have this month been offering the following promotions, both of which expire at the end of the month, 30th April. So ladies, you’ve got just 1 week left to take advantage of these super saving offers at Silhouettes. If you’ve got your eye on something there, make sure to utilize these codes to save when shopping:

  • Save 20% OFF your order of $100 or more! Use Code AFF9PC08 at checkout.
  • Save $15 off $75, or $30 off $125 or more! Enter code AFF9PC09 at checkout.

Full Figured Fashion Week Hits New York City, Making History

Full Figured Fashion WeekFashion Week has grown into a prestigious event recognized worldwide for its success in presenting stunning couture fashion shows in upscale venues. For the first time in history, a partnership of independent fashion designers, retailers, event producers, models and plus industry businesses, will join forces to bring the fashion week experience to the curvy consumer. Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek) will proudly launch in New York City, June 25-27, 2009.

In America alone, there are 40 million women over size 14, spending $25 billion a year on clothing, or a quarter of all clothing sales, according to American Demographics. So, why isn’t there a Fashion Week event dedicated to showcasing fashions available to the curvy consumer? There wasn’t…until NOW!

Produced by DeVoe Signature Events, a special events and management company, specializing in events for plus size consumers for over 10 years, the organizers of FFFWeek are very excited about creating an event that will not only showcase plus size designs, talented designers, retailers, local boutiques and “real size” models, but it is hoped that the event will also increase economic development in the area of plus size fashion design, clothing merchandising and plus modeling.

The ancillary events for FFFWeek will create even more networking opportunities for designers, boutiques and businesses as this highly anticipated three-day fashion extravaganza will debut before an audience of over 1500+ plus size fashion enthusiasts, style mavens, models, boutiques, vendors and the media, while providing an inaugural showcase of talented designers, models, stylists and plus industry businesses that specialize in the needs of the plus size consumer.

The grand finale event, which will be held at 6:00 PM on Saturday, June 27th at The Cathedral, one of New York’s most preeminent and fashionable venues, will feature the collections of high-end plus size fashion boutiques, retail stores and local and out of state independent designers.

Sponsors for this inaugural event include, Plus Model Magazine, The Voluptuous Woman Company, Diva’s Unlimited Inc., IPNY Travel and a number of other businesses devoted to the advancement of plus size fashion and consumer product marketing.

Sponsors, Designers, Models and Vendors interested in participating in the event should visit and download the applicable forms.

For press/media inquiries send email to: .

Save 10% at Missphit: 1 Week Left

You have only 1 week left to take advantage of Missphit’s super offer. Take 10% off your purchase at Missphit, on any style including styles already on sale! (Brand new styles excluded.)

Simply use coupon code 095PR10 at checkout. You can only use this coupon code once, and offer is valid until 30th April, 2009.

So what are you waiting for ladies, visit Missphit’s collection of exclusive plus size fashions today!

How to Wear a Flared Dress

Plus Size Sexy Elegant Halter Style DressIt’s one of the hottest looks for the spring. It’s time to give your straight dresses and skirts a breather and make room for the ultra-feminine flare dress. This fashionable little number is being made popular by such celebrities as Renee Zellweger and Eva Mendes who look chic and “oh so girly” sporting these trendy dresses. If you’ve accustomed to wearing straight skirts and dresses, you may feel a little awkward giving this style a try. The good news is once you slip one on, you’ll wonder how you lived without it.

The flare dress dates back to the 1950’s when this style dominated the fashion world for several years. When you look back at photos from that era and marvel at the tiny waist lines on the women of that day, you’ll understand the magic of the flare dress. This dress style can visually shave a few inches off the appearance of your waist line. It’s particularly flattering for women with a natural hour glass shape. If your shape is not quite voluptuous enough, this dress can give you the curves you’ve always wanted. If you’re carrying around a few extra pounds in the hip area, a flare dress will skillfully hide the truth underneath feminine billows of material.

How do you choose a flare dress that’s right for you?
Full figured women should choose a flare dress in a dark color with a longer, flared skirt. Avoid one that has ruffles or too much detailing. Steer clear of bright colors and prints. Simple will be more flattering to you.

If you have a toned upper body and a firm bust line, try one of the off the shoulder or strapless flare dresses that will be so popular this spring. This is a wonderful look for a daytime wedding or a nighttime summer party. If you’re petite and slender, choose a flare dress with a little less flounce at the bottom to avoid overwhelming your small frame. This look can be dazzling on your figure type.

What’s the best way to accessorize a flare dress?
This look is so feminine and dramatic that it looks best with simple accessories that won’t detract from the drama of the dress. If you’re wearing a strapless flare dress, resist the urge to add a heavy necklace and let your neckline go bare instead. Scoop your hair up into a loose, feminine up-do and add some eye catching dangle earrings for the perfect party look. Don’t forget about selecting the right shoes. Flare dresses are perfectly suited for feminine stilettos and high heels. A backless mule type heel is also a pretty look.

Because all trends eventually run their course, resist the urge to buy a closet full of flare dresses. Buy one or two basic ones to take you through the spring season and enjoy wearing this very pretty look while it lasts.

$2 Off Sunggle Creme

Snuggle CremeWe always talk about clothes here on the Scoop, but we never actually talked about the care of clothing.

Well, today I’d like to introduce you to Snuggle Creme, a new product on the marketing, that will add two luxurious aromas to laundry time while softening your clothes.

Currently you can get $2 off Snuggle Creme. Simply click here to get to know the details!

Kiyonna's Rainbow Collection

Kiyonna Rainbow CollectionDo you need a black dress? You will definitely want to opt for a more colorful option when you see Kiyonna’s newest colorful options.

With a brand new collection of little bright dresses adorned with cleverly feminine details, you’re sure to find your dress du jour!

Here is an overview of a couple of options within this collection:

  • Tory Cinch Dress: Getting dresses will be a cinch with the styling of this chic faux wrap dress. The gentle gathering to one side and a cascading ruffle details create a slimming hourglass figure that is sure to turn heads.
  • Ciara Ruffle Chiffon Dress: This gorgeous dress features cascading chiffon ruffles, which lend s whimsical couture charm to this curve skimming silhouette. Give you classic black dress a break and indulge in a little color therapy. Strong vibrant colors balance this lightweight chiffon confection. Perfectly paired up with stilettos and a clutch bag.

Fashion Bug Offers Expire in 1 Week

Fashion Bug OffersThe promotions and savings currently available for all curvy ladies to use at Fashion Bug will expire in one week, specifically next Wednesday, April 29th, 2009. So what are you waiting for? Hurry and use one of these coupon codes today:

  • Free Shipping With Purchase Of $75. Enter coupon code 776263709 at checkout.
  • 15% Off On Swimsuits and Coverups. Enter coupon code 776263808 at checkout.
  • Save 20% On Your Favorite Item. Enter coupon code 776263907 at checkout.

Torrid Expands Clearance Section

Ladies, if you love Torrid you’ll be happy to know that they have recently added over 400 new items to their clearance section. Which means they’ve greatly discounted a very wide range of plus size styles. Do check out their extensive clearance section, and also check out my current top 10 favorite clearance items at Torrid…

Fuchsia Dot Print Double-Breasted Button Top
1. Fuchsia Dot Print Double-Breasted Button Top
Make a bold statement in this fun and colorful button top! This woven top has a fuchsia and blank dot print, and breast flaps with button detail. It comes in a flattering Mandarin slit collar, including knit ribbed trim on cuffs and an empire waist.

Red Wool Double-Breasted Peacoat
2. Red Wool Double-Breasted Peacoat
This heavyweight peacoat comes in a rich shade of red and has a double-breasted button front and button tabs at the waist and cuffs. A definite Winter essential.

Apple Bottoms Gold Striped Smocked Waist Top
3. Apple Bottoms Gold Striped Smocked Waist Top
You’re golden in this gorgeous top with subtle striping and fine gold glitter woven in. It features smocked elastic waist, puff sleeves and ruched button front with satiny trim.

Black Wrap-Front Pencil Skirt
4. Black Wrap-Front Pencil Skirt
Perfect both for worm, and for play, this woven pencil skirt features a chic wrap front, pleated at the banded waist.

Torrid Denim Patch Pocket Gaucho Short
5. Torrid Denim Patch Pocket Gaucho Short
Rope ‘em in these lightweight dark Gaucho shorts with a wider leg. Features two front and two back patch pockets.

Black Paint Splatter Banded Bottom Top
6. Black Paint Splatter Banded Bottom Top
Star in your own splatter movie! This black top has a paint splatter design in purple, teal and white as well as a V-neck, short kimono sleeves and a banded hem.

White Purple and Green Floral Chiffon Kimono-Sleeved Top
7. White Purple and Green Floral Chiffon Kimono-Sleeved Top
Look like sublime in this pretty chiffon top with kimono sleeves and a dye sublimation print of flowers and leaves in purple and green. Features a deep V-neck, and figure flattering elastic empire waist.

Z. Cavaricci Dark Wash Twisted Seam Skinny Jean Regular
8. Z. Cavaricci Dark Wash Twisted Seam Skinny Jean Regular
Be a twisted sister in these dark jeans with seams that curve in at the leg and back seams as well. Comes with back button flap pockets.

Purple Ruffled-Shoulder Sleeveless Top
9. Purple Ruffled-Shoulder Sleeveless Top
Just ruff enough, this knit top features ruffles at the shoulders. Features a deep V-neck and sweetheart bust. The tie-backs ensure a perfect and hugging fit.

Torrid Denim Four-Button Ruched Pencil Skirt
10. Torrid Denim Four-Button Ruched Pencil Skirt
Definitely not the same old pencil skirt! This lightweight denim skirt features front and back ruched seams, four fancy buttons on banded waist and a back buckle strap.

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