Swing Into the Cooler Weather With Style

As the seasons change and the weather gets cooler, my eyes move over from the gorgeous plus size swimwear we’ve seen this summer, to items which will help us all keep warm and cozy this Fall and coming Winter.

Jackets and blazers now invade practically every apparel store around, and we cannot expect any less from plus size focused clothing stores.

OneStopPlus carry an extensive selection of plus size jackets and blazers from all of our favorite brands. One particular item which caught my attention was the textured denim swing jacket from Avenue. A crooped piece, it is just beautiful, and very versatile. Perfect from these warm into cool weather days. Plus, at $49.95 it’s pretty much within budget.

However, good thing that I spotted this one now, as I can actually buy it for a cheaper price! OneStopPlus are in fact letting all their customters take 25% off their favorite item, only if they shop until Tuesday 9th September, and use coupon code WW26511 upon checkout. I definitely know what I’m going to purchase this weekend, and yeay it will be discounted too!

9 Plus Size Labor Day Sales

Labor Day is right around the corner, and all out favorite curvy stored have rolled out some great offers to help full figured women celebrate in style, whilst saving money. I have dug up all the nitty gritty details you need to know, about the 9 hottest Labor Day sales going on at the top plus size clothing stores online. Enjoy the savings, and enjoy the long weekend!

1. Torrid
Just in time for the Labor Day weekend, Torrid have rolled out their very tempting 50% off clearance sale this weekend. They have taken an additional 50% off all clearance items. Some excellent bargains are to be made, and this sale will run through Monday, 1st September. But that’s not all, they are also offering Free Ground Shipping on orders of $100 or more. Plus, some other sales are still going on at Torrid, including:

  • select denim jeans at $39.99
  • $10 off sweater vests
  • select shoes at $19.99
  • select shoes at only $9.99
  • $10 off tops
  • select bras at $19.99

2. SwimsuitsForAll
A massive clearance sale is currently going on, where you can save up to 80% off select items.

3. SWAK Designs
SWAK Designs are holding a Labor Day Weekend sale now through Tuesday, 2nd September. Simply use coupon code LABORDAY08 at checkout to receive 15% off everything in store. Be sure to check out their new arrivals and sale items! And remember, all USA orders under $149 can opt for FedEx Shipping for just $5! Whilst all orders of $149 or more receive Free Shipping, no coupon code required.

4. Jessica London
Jessica London is holding a web exclusive 48 hour only Labor Day special sale. Take 40% off your highest priced item. Just use coupon code JLW4960 at checkout, and you’re set. Offer expires at Midnight, ET, tomorrow 31st August.

5. Silhouettes
Various offer are currently going on at Silhouettes. Here are the details:

  • Receive $20 Off your order of $100 or more. Use code AFF8PC22 at checkout.
  • Purchase blue couture quality denim and get a Free Gift. Enter code AFF8PC25.
  • Receive Free Shipping on your order of $125 or more. Offer ends on 30th September, 2008. Use code AFF8PC23 at checkout.

6. AlwaysForMe
With one week left until the “unoffical” end of summer, AlwaysForMe, has slashed prices to give you the best deals of the season on plus size swimwear. They have recently added additional markdowns to their swimwear and cover ups sales. Even their sale items are on sale! Designer swimsuits from AlwaysForMe, Carol Wior, Delta Burke, Longitude and Miraclesuit at 50% off or more! Over 50 styles to choose from. Sexy tankinis, figure flattering swimdresses and curve defining one piece and halterkini styles that will take you from your Labor Day beach party to your winter cruise in confident style.

7. Sydney’s Closet
Lots of great offers going on at Sydney’s Closet this weekend. Enjoy free shipping, plus new markdowns and save up to 75% on your order. Use coupon code LABOR08 at checkout. Hurry though, offer expires on 2nd September.

8. Fashion Bug

  • Save 10% on any order of $50 or 15% on $100. Use coupon code 776236606 at checkout.
  • Get Free Shipping on orders of $75 or more. Use code 776236507.
  • Save $10 on $50, $15 on $75, or $20 on $100. Enter code 776236705 during checkout.

All above offers are valid through 11:59 P.M. PT on 30th November, 2008.

9. Kiyonna
Out with the old, and in with the new! That is what Kiyonna is shouting about this weekend. Shop the final sale and save an extra 40% off all final sale items. Simply use coupon code EXTRA40 at checkout. Shop the final sale now.

Boo! Thinking Yet About Halloween?

Sure, Halloween is still a couple of months off, but just like at Christmas, all the good stuff goes early. So if you really want to make an impression come October, it’s time to start shopping – or at least taking a peek to see what you want to be this year. And how sexy.

Even if you don’t plan on handing out Halloween candy come October 31, a cute little costume may inspire you to give out some treats – even if the ones you’re handing out are best given in private. I don’t think any man can resist a woman dressed in this super sexy Flight Attendant Costume… whether at a Halloween party or just at home for a little “fun”.  And don’t forget to wear something very sexy underneath… even if it’s just to make you feel great.

The Top Selling Swimsuits of 2008!

Some of us are a little gun-shy when it comes time to buy a swimsuit. Sure, it looks good on the model, but will it flatter our shape and keep everything in its place? No matter how much you like it, there’s always that nagging doubt that you’re taking a risk when you buy a new suit.

Well, get rid of the risk and buy one of SwimsuitsForAll’s bestselling plus size swimsuits of 2008. These suits suits tried and tested by curvy women like you – swimsuits which were so pretty and flattering that word of mouth alone shot them to the top of the sales list. Hey, ending up with a great suit is pretty easy if you let thousands of other full figured women recommend it to you before you buy.

Among the list of bestsellers is my favorite, the South Beach Border Liz Claiborne Tankini. I know I’ve mentioned this suit before, and have to admit that I did give in and buy it (and though I didn’t pay full price, it wasn’t as cheap as it is now, marked down from $112 to just $69). And I can tell you that this adorable little suit looks as good (okay, almost as good) on me as on the model.

Does Yellow Make You Yell?

Yellow is a great color, and has been one of my favorites this season in fact. It’s fun, fresh, bright and very Summery. However yellow is not a straightforward color. Matching up your skin tone with the wrong shade of yellow can break your outfit, resulting in you looking a bit dull. Not exactly the look you would be looking for right?

To wear yellow the right way you need to learn which shades suit your skin tone most, and you also need to learn what to match it up with. Check out our latest plus size fashion tips article to read our 5 easy peasy steps to making sure you look great in yellow.

Get Some Fresh Looks for Fall

Autumn is coming and it’s time to start vamping up your cool-weather wardrobe. And there’s no better place to do it than at IGIGI. Because at their online store, they have a ton of just-in Autumn styles that will make you feel perfectly happy to banish the sun and surf until next year.

My favorite piece in IGIGI’s new autumn collection? The Bridgette Mod Dress in black, grey, and red. The boat neckline is so flattering and pretty, and the soft vertical red stripe is wonderfully slimming.  Just too cool and pretty.

Want to totally make yourself over for Autumn? Don’t forget to enter IGIGI’s $500 Makeover Mania Sweepstakes. One lucky winner will win a fashion and style consultation, where you’ll receive advice on dressing your body shape and help with your overall style… plus a gift certificate good for $500!  It’s easy to enter, so check it out at the IGIGI website.

Adorable New Dresses Just in at Torrid

Okay, I’m going to risk sounding like a broken record here and say… I love when the seasons change! Autumn isn’t even here yet, and the new styles coming in at all the stores are making me ache for cooler weather – so I can wear some of autumn’s cutest new trends. Case in point? Torrid’s just-arrived Black and Purple Plaid Chiffon Secretary Dress with the flattering high-waisted skirt and oh-so-sexy silhouette.  Must… have… it…

Plus, Torrid in now accepting Paypal for payment! And while for some the major appeal is that you can feel your purchases are super secure, for others (like me!) it’s all in the secrecy. Because if you have a little Paypal money sitting around from selling all your old “Heart” tapes on eBay, you can spend as much of it as you like on super cute clothes, and no one who shares your bank account need be the wiser…

Just practice saying it with me: “What? This old thing?”

Psst! Want to Take Part in a Secret Sale?

At SwimsuitsForAll, they usually shout about their sales from the rooftops. With thousands of swimsuit styles, they want everybody to know when they have a deal going on.

This sale is a little different… because it’s a secret.  Until August 31st, you can take 10% off your order, choosing from items throughout their entire online store. How do you get your 10%?  Just use the coupon code “PRIVATESALE” at checkout. But use it wisely… and only tell who you have to. (Just kidding!)

If there’s a particular item you’ve been eyeing that just refuses to go on clearance (like this ridiculously cute Mod Squad Two-Piece Plus Size Bikini), now is the time to go for it!

That Magic Word Again: Summer "Liquidation" at OneStopPlus

Ah, I love the end of the season. You start looking forward to the changing weather and new styles… and you also get to play the vulture and fill your closet with tons of great items at rock-bottom prices. In short… I just love a liquidation sale.

If you’re the same (hey, and who’s not??), it’s time to head over to OneStopPlus, where their “Final Cut” summer liquidation sale is just beginning. There are discounts on hundreds of items all the way up to 75% off. It not really shopping, but… well… it’s sort of stealing. But legal!

Case in point? The sweet and yellow Printed Scoopneck Dress with pretty flutter sleeves for just $17.99. Like with any liquidation, all the best stuff flies off the shelves, so it’s best to shop early. Good luck!

A New Spin on the Age Old Model Contest

One of my favorite plus size clothing labels, Missphit, has just launched the “Clothes Gone Wrong” plus size model contest.

This is a contest with a twist, because unlike practically all other model contests, you do not need to be a beauty queen to win! In fact this contest is seeking photo submissions of your worst fitting clothes, for a chance to win a wardrobe makeover and become a Missphit top model.

I think this is such a great idea from Missphit’s part, and I am sure the lucky winner will have an absolute blast with the makeover, and with the whole experience of becoming a Missphit top model! I’m very excited to see how this contest will progress over the coming weeks, and I am even more honored to be part of it by being one of the judges.

Here are the nitty gritty details from Missphit themselves on the contest, and what you need to do to get involved:

Style conscious plus-size women struggle constantly to find clothes that not only look great, but fit their body shapes in all the right places. According to a recent Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ survey, 21% of female respondents reported wearing a size 15 or greater yet 70% of these women stated they couldn’t find clothing they liked in their size. Known for their detail oriented focus on both fit and trendy styles, Missphit is acknowledging this frustration by offering a chance to replace tired duds with fresh new looks that flatter their fuller figures.

Starting this month and continuing bi-monthly for the rest of the year, Missphit will begin seeking photo submissions from frustrated fashionistas showing off their worst fitting outfit for a chance to win $200 worth of free Missphit clothing and an opportunity to bask in the spotlight. Winners of the bi-monthly contests will be awarded a mini wardrobe makeover and be featured on the Missphit Web site with “before” and “after” pictures to show their transformation.

In addition, contest winners will be entered for consideration to become the next Missphit Top Model. The grand finale winner will be flown to Los Angeles for a complete makeover and fashion shoot to be featured as Missphit’s new Top Model. For more information about the contest, please visit Missphit.com.

More About Missphit
Missphit is a Los Angeles based clothing line dedicated to bringing trendy and sophisticated styles to plus-sized women. The company, run by husband and wife team Christina and Yul Kwon, brings 20 years of design and manufacturing experience to the table. Christina studied fashion design at Esmod in Paris and has honed her trade with experience in top design houses such as Christian Dior and John Galliano among others. Missphit is sold nationwide in select stores and is available for purchase online at Missphit.com.

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