Stylish New Additions at SizeAppeal

SizeAppeal have lately added a bunch of very stylish and affordable plus size apparel to their online store inventory. Besides giving us all more options, they are also giving us the chance to save on these new arrivals. Simply use coupon code NA20 when shopping at SizeAppeal and you will automatically save 20% on your purchase! Sounds pretty good no?

To give you a quick look a selection of my favorites from SizeAppeal’s new arrivals rack

Aziza: Fun and Funky sheer short sleeved leave blouse with a banded waist and circle prints.

Gina in Black: Fitted black cropped bant with back pockets

Grisha in Green: Casual knit scoop neck top with a butterfly wing sleeve and banded waist.

Season's Hottest Item: Curvy Maxi Dress

What good is a fashion trend if it doesn’t come in your size? This season’s hottest fashion craze is the maxi dress. Thanks to contemporary plus size designer Monif C. curvy women have options when it comes to dressing on trend this summer.

With the click of a mouse, plus size shoppers worldwide can find the most important fashion item this season, the maxi dress, at popular online boutique Cherished Woman. The popular store has recently added new dresses from contemporary plus size fashion designer, Monif C., to their summer 2008 collection.

Founded by former plus size model Nancy Baum, who makes it her mission to seek out the hottest plus size designers for her trendy online boutique so that she and other curvy women can dress just as stylish and fashion forward as their thinner peers. Following fashion forecast reports that indicate maxi dresses are the hottest fashion item for 2008 Baum knew she needed to add the Monif C. label to her collection. “Monif’s dresses are right on trend for this season,” says Baum, “Her flirty and feminine designs combined with superior craftsmanship are a must have for the woman who demands style without compromise.”

In addition to Monif’s sexy plus size dresses, is also featuring Monif’ C.’s new collection of designer plus size swimwear. The Monif C. swimsuit collection showcases well constructed swimsuits that are as functional as they are stylish. High quality swim fabric lifts, shapes, and contours. In addition, padded bra cups and adjustable leg ties compliment the fashion forward styles on this sexy swimwear collection. Gold tone hardware and exotic beads add fantastic fashion touches. Monif says, “I have been craving the opportunity to design a plus size swimsuit collection. As an avid traveler and unabashed sun and sea worshipper, I needed a swimsuit that reflected my style and need to feel as sexy and feminine as other women on the beach!”

Monif C.’s popular collection is flying off Cherished Woman’s shelves as the demand for contemporary and stylish plus size clothing increases. Contemporary designers like Monif C are helping full-figured women achieve their goal of looking sexy and trendy in a market place that is still promoting muumuus and tent dresses despite customer demand for trendier and more curve-conscious options.

Project Curves comes to Baltimore

Sharon QuinnThe original one day workshop for aspiring plus size models is heading to Baltimore, MD on Saturday June 21st, 2008. Here’s what you’ll learn from a group of industry experts attending the event:

Runway Bootcamp

  • Poise, posture, stance, poses and turns
  • Getting the money shot at the end of the runway
  • Walking in groups and pairs
  • Tips on industry standards vs. entertainment modeling
  • Audition techniques

Fit and Foundation Clinic

  • Undergarments 101 for the plus size diva
  • Selecting the right foundation undergarment for your body type

Plus Modeling 101

  • Learn about the industry from an insider
  • What does it take to start a career in plus modeling?
  • Where fo you start?

Strike A Pose

  • Everything you always wanted to ask a fashion photographer/stylist

The likes of Sharon Quinn, Gwen DeVoe, Madeline Figueroa-Jones, Jennene Biggins and Alva Page will be attending this event, making it one not to miss by all aspiring plus size models.

For further details on location, as well as registration, visit and

How to Create a Curvy Clubbing Outfit

Plus Size Clubbing Outfit

You’ve got the attitude. You’ve got the curves. All you need now is a winning outfit for you to wear, to hit the clubs on the weekend with your best girls. If you feel stuck for choice, I have some ideas for you. Among Torrid’s ‘New Arrivals’ section lay some very interesting and funky options, perfect for the curvy girl wanting to make a lasting impression.

Here is my suggestions on what items to pick to create a winning clubbing outfit, from top to bottom:

  1. Black Yellow and White Geometric Floral Halter Top at $44.00
  2. Torrid Basic Black 32″ Pant at $44.00
  3. Large Hammered Silver Teardrop Earring at $7.50
  4. Turquoise Mirror Bangle Bracelet 12-Pack at $9.00
  5. Black Pointed-Toe Kitten Heel at $28.00
  6. Torrid diva 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray at $29.00

Save up to $80 at Monif C

Monif C GownNow through Sunday, 25th May, Monif C are holding a great sale… where you can save up to $80! Here are the nitty gritty details:

  • Get $30 off on purchases of $150 or more – Use coupon code 30OFFMEM
  • Get $50 off on purchases of $250 or more – Use coupon code 50OFFMEM
  • Get $80 off on purchases of $400 or more – Use coupon code 80OFFMEM

These are great savings, definitely not to be missed, especially if you have had your eye on one of the gorgeous new items Monif C has added to their collection lately. Absolutely stunning plus size designer wear… at it’s best!

Monif C also invites you to come into their Manhattan Showwong from Wednesday 21st May until Saturday 24th May, and receive an additional $15 coupon for any order over $250 to use in-store only.

1 Month Left: Fashion Bug Discounts

Fashion BugLadies, wanted to quickly remind you all of the discounts and coupon codes currently running at Fashion Bug. These do not expire until June 18th, 2008, so we have exactly one month left to take advantage of these savings.

Here are the details:

  • Save 15% on any order (no minimum purchase). Enter promotion code 776214603 at checkout.
  • Free Shipping on any order of $75 or more. Enter promotion code 776214504 at checkout.
  • Free Shipping on Swimwear Orders of $50 or more. Enter promotion code 776214405 at checkout.

Whitney Thompson is America's Next Top Model

This year’s winner of America’s Next Top Model is ‘plus size’ contender Whitney Thompson. Whitney is curvy, and she is definitely not apologizing for it.

At size 10, Whitney is not the convential girl you would call ‘plus size’, but in the modeling industry she is what is considered plus size. So although by my standards Whitney is slim, I am still glad that she won the contest, another step ahead in the fashion industry perhaps?

Let’s hope we see even more curves on the catwalks and covers of magazines in the future.

Win a Trip to London with Lane Bryant

Over the weekend I heard from Erin Tonks over at Lane Bryant, who had some very interesting news to share with me. Would you like to win a trip to London? Then you need to read on…

Lane Bryant have launched a hot contest which will definitely want to enter. The winner will hit the red carpet in London with Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep and the Royal Family!

Lane Bryant, together with Universal Studios and Mamma Mia! the movie, are teaming up to give you and a guest the chance to win a one-of-a-kind sweepstakes! Beginning 28th April, you can register at to win a trip for two to the star-studded Mamma Mia! (the movie) premiere in London.

Mamma Mia!, the beloved musical seen by more than 30 million people worldwide, is now a star-studded movie set to open in theatres 18th July. Produced by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, and Colin Firth, Mamma Mia! promises to be a huge box office hit. You can watch the movie trailer at

Mamma Mia! is the story of a young woman on a quest to discover the identity of her father. On the eve of her wedding, she brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island paradise they once visited twenty years ago – and sets in motion a celebration of life, love and laughter.

Sweepstakes ends 10th June, 2008. Customers can also enter at their favorite Lane Bryant store!

And to show their appreciation, Lane Bryant will send you a gift card valued at $25! You can award the card to one of your readers, or you can use it for yourself.

So what will the winner receive? Here is a round up of the grand prize.

  • One (1) grand prize winner will win an all-expense paid trip for her and a guest to the red carpet global premiere of the Mamma Mia! movie in London.
  • Air travel to New York City for a Lane Bryant shopping spree with a $500 Lane Bryant Gift Card
  • Overnight stay at the Hilton® New York hotel
  • British Airways® World Traveler flight roundtrip to London
  • A day of London sightseeing
  • First-class hotel accommodations in London
  • On the day of the premiere, the winner will be treated to:
  • Hairstyling by a REGIS hair artist
  • Personal makeup artist
  • Tickets to the star-studded global premiere at Leicester Square, London

But that’s not all! Fifty (50) first place winners will also receive:

  • 4 tickets to the Mamma Mia! movie
  • $100 Lane Bryant gift card
  • Mamma Mia! movie poster
  • A special Mamma Mia! movie gift from Universal Pictures

Another fifty (50) second place winners will receive:

  • 4 tickets to the Mamma Mia! movie
  • $50 Lane Bryant Gift Card

And finally, four thousand five hundred (4,500) third place winners will receive:

  • 2 tickets to the Mamma Mia! movie

So what are you waiting from? Enter the contest today at Lane Bryant.

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Idea

Whatever your mother’s style is… whether she is an all American soccer mom, a rock’n'roll altern-a-mom, a chic and sophisticated working mom, or perhaps a hybrid mom, you can easily and quickly grab her a wonderful gift at Kiyonna. Remember girls, Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, and even if you think time is running out, you are still in good time to grab your mom a wonderful gift.

Why not head on to Kiyonna and purchase once of their gift certificates? This can be quickly and easily done, and it will ensure that your mom gets what she wants! You can also currently save 10% on all Kiyonna gift certificates. Simply use coupon code MOM08 to receive the 10% off at checkout. This offer is running now until midnight on 11th May, 2008.

And here’s a sneaky trick… why not purchase a discounted gift certificate for yourself and use it to snag a deal on the perfect Mother’s Day outfit? Kiyonna have got some perfect items to wear for a casual day in the park or a formal dinner with the family.

Also, it’s good to know that currently Kiyonna are running a special on shipping… 2nd day air shipping is now only $15.

Fab 4 Day Sale at Torrid

Torrid has this week added a bunch on new arrivals to their selection of curvy fashions online. Besides, today they have also launched a fab 4 day sale… which will run through this Sunday, 11th May.

Here’s a quick sneak peak into the savings Torrid are offering us:

  • Select tops are now available at only $19.99
  • Select stylish dresses at only $19.99
  • Grab select denim shorts at only $24.99
  • Select crop denim styles at just $29.99

To have a closer look at the items on sale, visit Torrid today. Remember, sale ends this Sunday!

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