Australian Plus Size Fashion Retailer Soon Hitting the USA

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.

Plus Size Tops: Everyday Essentials in New Styles and Colors

This week Torrid has added a collection of great new basics to it’s collections. Having a nive assortment of tops in your closet is essential, and their new collection, Torrid lets you be versatile and stylish.

Show your true colors with some of their new graphics tees…

L.A. Ink Black Rose and Dagger Tee
L.A. Ink Black Rose and Dagger Tee

L.A. Ink Grey Skull Roses and Birds Tee
L.A. Ink Grey Skull Roses and Birds Tee

Ed Hardy Black Love Kills Slowly Tee
Ed Hardy Black Love Kills Slowly Tee

Bend on trend in a designer-inspired print…

Blue Koi Rose Long-Sleeved V-Neck Top
Blue Koi Rose Long-Sleeved V-Neck Top

Red and Blue Floral Chiffon Smocked Peasant Top
Red and Blue Floral Chiffon Smocked Peasant Top

Got with layers! These great basics will keep you cute and cozy…

Royal Blue V-Neck Dolman Sleeve Sweater
Royal Blue V-Neck Dolman Sleeve Sweater

Start fresh, and get your favorite tanks in new colors…

Violet Scoop-Neck Cami
Violet Scoop-Neck Cami

So go ahead, shop the all new Torrid plus size tops collection. As always very stylish and affordable.

The Perfect Curvy Winter Coat For You

Winter coats are an expensive investment. You want quality, warmth and style. You also want your new coat to survive beyond trends for two or more seasons, so picking a classic style is best.

Choosing a winter coat with style can be daunting. You love the long coats, but you think you’re too short. You love the short perky little jackets, but you think … ahem … your hips are too wide. You love the wide and flowing three-quarter length coats, but you think you’re too short and too wide. What’s a girl to do? Well, there is a coat out there to fit every size and shape.

Black and Ivory Houndstooth Woven CoatFirstly, you need to find a coat that doesn’t pucker or pull when you move your arms, has no uneven hems and is well-constructed. Sleeves should cover the wrist and you should not feel too confined or bulky. Considering the more slim-cut styles is best for comfort.

If you’re a little curvy, round and short, don’t hide your figure behind a loosely fitting coat. The best style is one that will accentuate your waist. A belted a-line coat will do this for you perfectly.

If you are petite, a short cropped jacket will give the illusion of height. Your small frame  won’t be hidden behind a large coat. Shorter women can also wear maxi coats that come in at the waist. Straight maxis aren’t attractive on short women.

If you are tall a maxi coat is always flattering. Even women of medium height can wear a maxi. They’re warm and they never seem to go out of fashion.

The versatile and classic coat for all women of any shape and size is a simple three-quarter length coat  that has a nice tailored finish at the waist. It gives any women a lean and narrow look. It’s especially suitable when worn with blue jeans.

Choose colors that are right for you. Black is basic and if you want your investment to last beyond the fashion trends, it may be the right color.  Bright colors and over-the-top styling may not be good investments. You probably won’t like it next year.

Picking a winter coat is fun and there is a coat in the shops now to suit you and your budget.

Win $25 Torrid Gift Card

Tomorrow on our newsletter Loving My Curves we will be giving away a $25 Torrid Gift Card to one lucky subscriber. Entering this give-away is super easy, but you have to be subscribed to the newsletter to get to know the details, and of course to participate.

So if wining at $25 Torrid Gift Card tickles your fancy, along with receiving the latest plus size fashion tips right in your inbox, then head on to Loving My Curves and subscribe to the newsletter. Of course it’s free.

Good luck to all the subscribers. Make sure you read the newsletter tomorrow to try your luck in winning the $25 Torrid Gift Voucher.

Avenue's $10 Winter Sale Event

Ladies, don’t forget about Avenue’s Winter Sale Event where you can grab some top sellers at the fantastic bargain price of $10. Here’s a selection of $10 sale items. Grab these quickly!


1. Pull On Ponte Pant (also available in Petite and Tall): These comfortable pants are also stylish, easy to care for, and versatile. Need we say more? Classic fit-designed to sit at your natural waist.


Kanga Pocket V-neck Tunic Sweater - BLACK, BLUE, HEATHER GREY
2. Kanga Pocket V-neck Tunic Sweater: Stash some of your essentials in the kanga pocket that is the star of this partially ribbed sweater.


Velvety Trim Printed Pintuck Tee - BLACK GREY, PURPLE RED
3. Velvety Trim Printed Pintuck Tee: Velvety trim makes this printed pintucked tee extra festive. Long sleeves. Scoop neck. Pinutck details at bib. Velvet-like trim at neckline with slight ruching.


4. 3/4 Sleeve Velvety Trim Pintuck Tee: A little velvety trim adds seasonal style to this pintucked tee. 3/4 length sleeves. Scoop neck. Pinutck details at bib. Velvet-like trim at neckline with slight ruching.

Your Size Does Not Define You: Tune Into Tuesdays

In this second installment of our new Tune Into Tuesdays series, we see Chenese Lewis speaking at the 2007 National NOW Conference about her experience, being a woman of size in Hollywood.

If you’re new to Chenese, where have you been?! Chenese made history in 2003 by becoming the first woman to win the national title of Miss Plus America. The Miss Plus America Pageant also crowned Chenese the prestigious title of Miss Plus America Lifetime, a lifetime achievement award, for her outstanding work in the area of positive body image. To find out more about Chenese visit her official website at

Save 15% at Just My Size

Just My SizeJust My Size have today launched another fantastic promotion that will help you save money! Get 15% off your order at! You will have to enter promo code: 609414 at checkout.

Hurry as the promotion is only valid until this Friday, 15h January!

Luxurious Plus Size Loungewear

Plus Size Loungewear

For many, the New Year brings with it lots of resolutions, and it’s no different at Kiyonna! However their resolution sounds better to me than what I usually hear. There is no talk about working too hard in fact, and making difficult changes.

Instead their resolution is to start living luxuriously in all instances of the day, even when lounging. Even when you are laid back, relaxing and lounging about you should wrap yourself in luxury. Because let’s face it, you deserve it!

To help us work on this resolution, they have launched their brand new plus size loungewear collection, which is definitely worth a closer look. Run around town in their chic and stylish Hollywood tracksuit that’s tailored to fir your every need.

Kiyonna is so proud of this new collection in fact, and is sure that you will love is at much, that it is putting their own personal guarantee on it. If you don’t love their new Hollywood tracksuit, they will provide you with a postage paid return label. (Returns must be made within 30 days of purchase, unworn and in their original condition of course. Domestic orders only).

New Year, New Savings at Lane Bryant

Free shipping at Lane BryantLane Bryant have launched two great new ways to your to save when shopping:

  • Get free shipping on order of $100 or more. Use code 006953058 at checkout.
  • Get 15% off your entire order. Enter code 000155922 at checkout.

These codes do not expire until 17th February, 2009! So you have ample time to use them, over and over when shopping at Lane Bryant. So bookmark this post and take note of the coupon codes to use.

Wide Calf Boots Shopping Made Easy

Coup D'Etat Ltd TM Extra-wide Shaft Suede-and-leather Boots - LUGGAGE, BROWN, LUGGAGE, BLACK, BLACK, BROWNOf you have wide calves, shopping for a comfortable and stylish pair of boots is probably one big nightmare for you. Believe me I understand! I’ve had my fair share of demoralizing trips for show stores, never managing to find anything remotely stylish. Well thank goodness for the Internet and for more options!

The great selection of wide calf footwear available at OneStopPlus means boot shopping is now super eary. Just hop on to OneStopPlus. Then choose a style. Choose a heel height. Click, and you’re set!

So go on, find a head-turning collection of must-have wide calf boots at OneStopPlus.

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