Plus Size Pants Trends for Winter 2009

Although it’s fun to wear dresses and skirts on occasion, nothing feels more comfortable than a great fitting pair of pants, particularly when winter rears its chilly head. A snug pair of pants provides welcome protection against the harsh elements and cool temperatures. But pants should be more than functional. They should also pull together your wardrobe and make an elegant fashion statement that’s uniquely yours.

As with all trends, pants styles come and go making it necessary to reassess your wardrobe on a seasonal basis. Curious about the upcoming pants trends for winter 2009? Take a peek at what’s up in the world of pants for winter.

Wide Legged Pants
The big news in the world of pants for winter 2009 is the re-emergence of the wide legged pant. While it’s true that these pants can be hard to wear for people who are short and less slender, you can elongate the look by choosing a pair with a high waist and wearing them with a moderately high heel. If you’re unsure about this trend, buy a single pair in a dark, neutral color such as black that will coordinate with a variety of items in your wardrobe. Keep the lines clean and simple by wearing them with a form fitting sweater in a similar color to give a slimming effect. Try on a variety of wide legged pants before purchasing. There are so many variations on this trend that it may take some experimentation to find the pair that’s right for you.

Skinny Pants Remain
Even though wide legged pants will make their mark this winter, skinny pants will still be a hit. Women love the way these pants add the illusion of height and aren’t going to give them up so easily. You’ll find skinny pants in a variety of textures and materials including leather, plaids, and even tweed fabric. These slim pants look great with boots that end just at or above the knee. Pair them with warm, nubby sweaters and long loose tops. Throw on a fashionable belt to enhance your waist. They’re also perfect for layering. Make sure you have a pair in black and pair in a darker shade of denim for maximum versatility.

Leather Pants
Though not everyone finds it to be politically correct, leather is a hot fashion item for winter 2009, particularly when it comes to pants. With winter 2009 focusing on the “grunge” look, leather pants are a great way to play up this trend and look fashionable at the same time. The best way to wear them is to keep the lines simple and avoid overdoing the trend. Resist the urge to pair leather pants with a leather jacket or leather blouse. Instead play up the difference in texture by pairing them with a silky blouse or a cashmere sweater. The contrast of a softly feminine top against the edginess of leather gives makes an appealing fashion statement. And if you don’t approve of wearing animal skins, you have an alternative. You can now buy “vegan” leather pants made of “pleather”, a plastic form of leather substitute.

If you’re tired of wearing dresses and seek the comfort and versatility of pants, enjoy wearing the latest pants trends for winter 2009. You can be sure you’ll be stepping out in style!

Kiyonna Sale Ends Tomorrow

Ladies, the great 30% off storewide sale currently running at Kiyonna expires tomorrow 7th January. Lots of savings can be made on quality designer plus size clothing only by using coupon code NEWYEAR30 at checkout. So what are you waiting for? Visit Kiyonna today.

Kiyonna's Twilight Collection: Tune Into Tuesdays

A lot of new and exciting things are in store for you guys in 2009, and the Tune Into Tuesdays series is exactly one of them. Every now and again we will be featuring a plus size lifestyle focused video. Every week or so we’ll be hand picking some of the most interesting videos out there which give fashion tips, highlight clothing collections, and introduce us to leading plus size models.

Today I’m kicking off this series with a short video which showcases one of Kiyonna’s newest plus size clothing collection, the Twilight Rendevous. Have a look at some gorgeous pieces.

To get a closer look at each of the pieces mentioned in this video, visit Kiyonna’s Twilight Rendevous collection online.

Cacique Semi-Annual Intimates Sale

Cacique Semi-Annual Intimates SaleLane Bryant is now running their semi-annual Cacique Intimates Sale. Now is your chance to get your hands on quality plus size lingerie at reduced rates. Here are the details:

  • Buy 2 bras and get 2 for free
  • Buy 5 panties for $25
  • All sleepwear $12.99 and up

These offers run through 11:59 p.m. PT on 13th January, so hurry and shop the sale today.

The Weekend After Event at IGIGI

Sales like the one IGIGI is currently running do not happen very often. So do not linger! IGIGI have taken an additional 40% off already reduced prices. Simply use code salerack at checkout for your savings to be applied.

While supplies last only, and ends on 5th January, 2009. So go on, indulge yourself at shop at IGIGI today.

Plus Size Sweater Sale at OneStopPlus

There is a site-wide sale going on at OneStopPlus where you can save up to 75% off your favorite styles from all your favorite brands. Sizes 14W to 44W available, all in one convenient place.

This sale is obviously extended to the may sweaters avilable at OneStopPlus. So many colors available, and over 150 styles in sizes up to 6X, starting from $14.99. Here are my favorite picks:

1. Avenue Cable Pullover Sweater Womens Plus Size
This classic cable knit pullover goes with everything in your closet! Features a high scoopneck, 3/4 length sleeves and a ribbed trim at neckline and hem.

Off the shoulder sweater - BLACK, SPA BLUE
2. Off the shoulder sweater
Off the shoulder sweater, ultra soft and feminine with a large rib texture, bandeau neckline adorned with three buttons on the side. Very versatile as can be worn on or off the shoulder.

3. Mainstreet Blues 3-Button Trapeze Babydoll Sweater
3-button trapeze babydoll sweater featuring a figure flattering empire waist and contrast texture.

Mainstreet Blues(R) Fair Isle V-neck hoodie - CHOCOLATE, DARK NAVY, WINE
4. Mainstreet Blues Fair Isle V-Neck Hoodie
This V-neck hoodie comes in a unique design with trend-setting details. Give it a closer look!

5. Paillette Sleeve Tunic Sweater
Paillette sleeve tunic sweater with trapeze shape with a wide cross-over V-neck, poet shaped sleeves with dangling paillette details and two front inset pockets.

The Jessica London Winter Clearance Event

JL Studio(TM) Kimono Wrap Blouse - NO COLOR, IRIS FLORAL, MELON MULTI, MELON MULTI, ASIAN FLORAL, ASIAN FLORAL, FIREWORKS PRINT, FIREWORKS PRINTJessica London are currently running a fab Winter Clearance Event, where you will be able to take an additional 25% off everything in their clearance section! This sale running through 5th January, and the savings can only be made by using coupon code JLE3149 at checkout. So make sure you write that code down!

Also, Jessica London have just reduced lots of items in their stock, many of which start from only $9.99 and $14.99! Super savings, so do shop around Jessica London.

30% Off Storewide at Kiyonna

Sadie Ruched TopShop the Kiyonna New Year sale, where you can save up to 30% off curvy items storewide! This includes regularly priced items, sale items and body shapers!

Simply enter code NEWYEAR30 at checkout. But hurry as this sale runs through 7th January only.

So if you neglected to shop for the most important person on your holiday list, that is you, it’s time to get back shopping for you! Here’s an idea of the super savings you can make at Kiyonna this week.

The super chic plus size Retro Glam Dress which was priced at $178 is available at $124.60! The versatile Sadie Ruched Top can be yours for only $47.60 instead of $68. The essential “Curvy” Pencil Skirt is available at $54.60, whilst the figure flattering Penelope Palazzo Pants is also on sale at $61.60.

Happy New Year: Bring On 2009

To everyone out there, Happy New Year! I hope you all have a great start to the New Year, may it bring your joy, love, happiness and prosperity.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Top 5 Curvy Winter Wardrobe Essentials

Cozy up in style this winter, with some of Torrid’s plus size winter essentials. This month Torrid have added a great selection of plus size sweaters and cardigans to their collection, below are my favorite five pieces.

Grey Striped V-Neck Sweater

1. Grey Striped V-Neck Sweater
Priced at : $38.00
You’re ready for whatever the day has in store for you in this rugby-inspired sweater. It featured light and dark grey stripes, a V-neck and ribbed trim on the neck, cuffs and hem. A great little piece!

Purple Blue Green Grey Ivory Striped Deep V-Neck Sweater

2. Purple, Blue, Green, Grey and Ivory Striped Deep V-Neck Sweater
Priced at: $38.00
This is the ultimate plus size casual winter basic. This sweater features a deep V-neckline with ribbed trim, wide ribbed hem and cuffs. Pair it up with your favorite pair of jeans or black pants, and you’re all st for a casual winter afternoon.

Red Cowl Neck Short Kimono Sleeve Sweater

3. Red Cowl Neck Kimono Sleeve Sweater
Priced at: $38.00
Sweaters do not need to be boring, and plain. They can definitely be as stylish as you are, and this little red piece from Torrid surely fits the bills. It comes in a very flattering cowl neck, short kimono sleeves and a ribbed waist. Make a statement in this bold winter piece.

Gold Lurex Elbow-Sleeved V-Neck Tunic Sweater

4. Gold Lurex Elbow-Sleeved V-Neck Tunic Sweater
Priced at: $48.00
If you want to add a touch of luxury to your winter days, then have a look at this unique plus size sweater which features sparkly gold lurex. It comes with a ribbed trim on a V-neckline, elbow sleeves and wide hem. It can easily take your from day to night in a snap.

Charcoal Textured Buttonless Cardigan

5. Charcoal Textured Buttonless Cardigan
Priced at: $44.00
One of my definite favorites this season! This textured knit short-sleeved buttonless cardigan is a very versatile piece. It can be matched up with a simple top for the daytime, and even a day at the office. Though it can also be a winner with an evening outfit if matched up with stylish accessories. This curvy cardigan features a gathered empire waist and banded trim.

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