Spring/Summer Plus Size Dresses at Avenue

Spring is now with us, so if you are lucky, you live in a part of the world where the weather is already getting warmer, and the sun is showing it’s face more often these days. I definitely cannot complain. Although the past few days were horribly windy and gray, today has been a beautiful sunny Spring day. Just the way it should be!

This weather always reminds me that Summer is approaching, and that I need to check in on my Spring/Summer dresses to see if any need updating, or replacing. The warmer seasons for me are the perfect time for wearing dresses. They are comfortable, look good, are versatile and most of all they keep you feeling cool and fresh. I like wearing dresses both during the day and in the evening really, depend on the mood and the occasion.

If you think you lack dresses for the warmer months, of feel like you need ot treat yourself to a new dress (you deserve it after all!), definitelt take a look at the collection of plus size dresses found at Avenue. Their dress shop includes a very nice collection of Spring and Summer dresses, which are perfect for both day-time, and night-time. Besides you can also get $15 off every dress if you shop at Avenue using this link, until 30th August, 2008.

Samantha Wavy Stripe DressMara's Flowers Sundress

Two particular dresses that cought by eye are Mara’s Flowers Sundress and Samantha Wavy Stripe Dress. As seen in Glamour Magazine, Mara’s Flowers Sundress is a lightweight dress featuring bold flower print, making is a definite winner for Summer style. It is sleeveless with a smocked empire waist and surplice neckline. Then the Samantha Wavy Stripe dress is a very fashionable and flattering silky graphic printed dress which is a reliable option for both day or night. It comes with 3/4 length sleeces, a crossover neckline and empire waist with slight ruching at bustline.

If you like any of these dresses, or want to have a look at the other gorgeous styles available at Avenue, visit the online store today.

Save 15% at Fashion Oversdose

HerringBone Plus Size SkirtIf you are looking to add something different and very striking to your wardrobe, take a look at this new addition to the Fashion Overdose stock, if you are daring enough. This unique plus size skirt features a stretch foldover elastic waistband and velvet trimming.

Furthermore, it comes with a ruffled fishnet cheetah embelishment with a herringbone side contrast, which creates a great stylish balance. The skirt is fully lined, and the material is stretchy, making the fit feel super comfortable. This gorgeous new piece is available in sizes 1X to 5X and sells at $56.

Though if you purchase this skirt, or any other item, until 1st April, you will save 15% on your purchase! Simply enter the coupon code NEW upon checkout and your savings will be calculated. Visit Fashion Overdose today to take a closer look at this skirt, and other items.

Save $20 at Kiyonna

Kiyonna have this week launched a great offer, which you have to check out, especially if you are looking around for some chich plus size dress or something very smart, yet fashionable for the office. Shop at Kiyonna now and save $20 off your purchase of $150 or more.

All you need to do in order to benefit from this offer is enter coupon code SPRING08 at checkout. Pair this $20 discount up with Kiyonna’s flat ground shipping rate at only $6, and you’e got yourself a pretty sweet deal.

The $20 off promotion is running until 7th May, 2008. Although you do have time to shop around and take some time with you shopping decisions, why not start off right away?

Free Shipping at SwimsuitsForAll

SwimsuitsForAll.com have recently added a great number of stock to their collection, and to celebrate all the new choices, they are offering free shipping on new plus size arrivals for three day only.

So starting off today, through this Wednesday 19th March, shop for a figure flattering plus size swimsuits at SwimsuitsForAll.com and get it shipped to you door completely free. All you have to do is enter coupon code 3FRSH upon checkout. So remember, keep in mind the code and get shopping!

Tips for the Plus Size Woman: Coping with Large Breasts

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Wasilewski.

Being well endowed up top isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Although tons of women are envious of your breasts, you don’t share the same sentiment. Being "busty," can take an emotional as well as a physical toll on a women. Your clothes never seem to fit right and you can’t pull off certain looks the same why your medium to flat chested friends can. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help make the most out of what you were given. The worst thing a large chested woman can do is be embarrassed or hide her breasts.

The best place to start is with a properly fitting bra. Nothing can help you more than a bra that was made just for you. Invest in a few quality bra’s that offer you the support you need and you’ll feel better about your body immediately. Although a quality bra can cost you a pretty penny, you should think about it as a foundation for all your other clothes. Buying the right bra will instantly change the way your every day clothes fit you, making it a worthy investment.

When it comes to bra’s you may also want to consider investing a sports bra. Though the name may suggest you need to playing sports or running marathons, your action packed daily routine is enough to qualify you for one of these bras. Sports bra have come a long way from the supportive yet uncomfortable and unattractive bras of the past. Leading women’s apparel companies are marketing sports bras that are no only supportive but just as comfortable and attractive as regular bras. For women with a large bust, sports bras can offer you the comfort and support you need to keep your biggest asset in place while at work or at play.

Now that you have the right foundation the next challenge is finding clothes that accentuate your positives while helping you feel more comfortable. For women with a large bra size this can be a frustrating quest. When it comes to finding tops, keeping this tips in mind will make your search go smoothly:

  1. Look for shirts that accentuate your breasts in the right way. Stay away from shirts with extra ruffles and bows on the top. These will draw attention to your chest by making it appear even larger. Instead look for tops that that accentuate your breasts without making them appear larger. Scoop top and V-neck shirts are very flattering for large chested women. These shirts work to create an invisible line from your neck down to your torso, creating a slimming appearance while maximizing your breasts.
  2. Find shirts that are made of a stretch material. Since your breast are above average, you may find that shirts don’t always fit. They may stretch and pucker in all the wrong places doing a disservice to your natural figure. Shirts, especially button downs, that are made of a stretch material give you the extra room you need without going for the next shirt size.
  3. When it comes to tank tops, always choose ones that have a built in bra. While this may not act as a sufficient support alone, it can help create a smoother appearance when worn with a bra. Tank tops that have seams directly under the bust line also help to create support and are visually appealing.
  4. Many women are tempted to hide their large chest with over sized tops. Instead of helping your appearance these actually work against you. The larger top leaves you without anything to break up your upper half. Tops that are too large make your entire top look big instead of just your chest.
  5. For those who have them, large breasts can be a curse. However, the best way to look great is to embrace the body you have been given. It’s important you see your chest as a beautiful and normal part of the female anatomy.

Bigger bra’s meets the needs of all women by offering quality undergarments in all sizes including plus size swimsuits, and full busted swimsuits.

Lane Bryant Savings: 1 Month Left

Lane Bryant SavingsThe promotional offers currently available at Lane Bryant will expire within exactly 1 month! So ladies, if you have had your eye on a particular item for some time, do not linger any longer. You have 1 month left to use the coupon codes below to your advantage to save on your shopping.

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All the offers above are valid through 11:59 P.M. PT on 10th April, 2008.

Plus Size Fashion Tips For Teenagers

The following is a guest post by Sara Johnson.

Just because you are a plus-sized teen doesn’t mean you can’t be a fashion queen! Check out some of these style tips:

Don’t Hide Under Baggy Clothes
The biggest fashion mistake that plus-sized teens make is hiding themselves under layers of over sized, baggy clothing. The intention is to conceal their extra pounds by covering themselves up. Unfortunately, wearing baggy clothes only makes you look bigger, and it hides the shape and figure that you do have. A baggy, long shirt will mask your waistline and make your body look much wider than it actually is. Plus girls actually need a more tailored, well fitting wardrobe than their smaller counterparts! Get clothes in your size, or one size larger if you like a slightly loose fit – but no more than one size above your actual size. Remember, your curves are beautiful!

Plus size teens

Accentuate the Positive
Being a teenager is all about being fashion forward. Develop a personal style, and always accentuate your favorite attributes. For example, if you’ve got great calves, don’t be afraid to wear a skirt that is cut above the knee to show them off. Just because you’re not a size four doesn’t mean you can’t wear stylish outfits. A beautiful, voluptuous shape is entirely worth showcasing!

Be Colorful
You’ve probably heard that black is slimming, and while this can be true, why would you want to look like you are going to a funeral every day of you life? Come out of mourning, and add some splashes of vibrant color to your life. Not only will you look better, but you will feel better. Bright colors can actually lift your spirits. Also, when you wear black, you blend into the background of things and when you wear color, you stand out – and yes, that is what you want! If vibrant colors just aren’t you, consider deep jewel tones, like teal, burgundy and plum. While it is advisable to avoid horizontal stripes if you’re trying to look more slender, you shouldn’t shy away from patterns.

Fashion isn’t just about clothes. It’s also about the accessories, as every fashionista knows. Plus girls can pull off bold, stylish looks with ease! You should coordinate your outfit with your shoes, jewelry, and handbag. Your hair and makeup are also integral to your style. So many plus-sized teenaged girls simply ignore their appearance because they feel that if they’re not skinny, there’s no use in trying. This could not be further from the truth! Take care of yourself and nurture your appearance. An ample booty doesn’t mean you can’t also have the hottest hairstyle. Look through celebrity hair style magazines, and ask your hairdresser to replicate the style for you – be sure to bring along the picture. Also, make sure that you ask your hairdresser to walk you through the techniques that he or she used to create the style – so that you can do it yourself at home.

Plus-sized young women can be fashion mavens! It’s all about accentuating the positive and developing your own personal style.

Who is Sara Johnson?
Sara Johnson is the co-owner and product buyer at Velvetsiren.com – A posh plus size clothing boutique for curvy girls. She currently works as a fashion consultant for curvy women worldwide. Come see what everyone is talking about!

My New Favorite Song

I am a bit ashamed of not having discovered this song earlier, but thank goodness I stumbled on it a few weeks ago online whilst browsing around YouTube.com. Since then this song has been playing in my car constantly.

Let me introduce to you Mika, a singer who was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to a Lebanese mother of Syrian-Lebanese descent and an American father. A lot of you might probably know the song… ‘Relax, Take it Eaaaaasy‘… well Mika is the man behing that song. And he has recently launched another great single which simply praises big beautiful curvy ladies. The song is aptly name ‘Big Girl… You Are Beautiful!’.

Besides loving this song because it is truly about time full figured women get some love in the music scene, the piece is simply up beat and just makes you want to get off your chair, dance and celebrate your curves! Woo hoo! The video is great and the plus size women dancing along look gorgeous and sexy too.

Some snippets from the lyrics of the song, which stand out for me…

You take your girl
And multiply her by four
Now a whole lot of woman
Needs a whole lot more

Right on! And also…

No need to fantasize
Since I was in my braces
A watering hole
With the girls around
And curves in all the right places

Please share this with every curvy lady you know, I am sure it will make her day!

Plus Size Denim Jeans A Style And Fit Guide

The following is a guest post by Sara Johnson.

The right pair of denim jeans may be the single most important piece of clothing in your wardrobe and will without a doubt be the most versatile piece in your collection. Plus size denim lines are ever increasing and the trend focused options available in standard sizing are rapidly becoming available for the plus size community. From your favorite tee to a kimono top, your entire look can be changed without ever taking off your denim. However, what looks stylish and sexy on one woman, makes another one look frumpy or outdated. So, how do you know what’s right for you? Below are some basic guidelines to follow when shopping for the perfect piece of denim.

Plus Size Jeans

The golden rule is: Know what thyself is workin with! If you got it flaunt it, accentuate the positives. Booty like J Lo? Mile long legs? These are the features you want to accentuate. Work with different washes and of the minute denim shapes like boot-cut and wide leg that enhance your favorite features.

What is your body style? Wide Hips, avoid the temptation of drowning yourself in relaxed fit jeans, they will only add inches where you’re trying to lose them. Instead draw the eye down and balance the body with a pair of slight flare boot-cut jeans in a mid rise that’s fitted throughout the hips. If you have short legs, make sure you pay attention to the length; this is one of the most important aspects when choosing a pair of jeans. Denim should be about a half of an inch above the ground when wearing heels or flats. Darker washes, with a front crease from the knee to the hem, also elongate your legs. A new option re-emerging is the higher waist trouser jean, which not only slims, but creates the illusion of mile long legs. Girls with a boyish figure or a body style considered to be rectangular will want to opt for a cut that will add the illusion of having curves, such as a mid-rise flare leg jean, where the denim is fitted through the hips and thigh, with the flare beginning above the knee.

The devil is in the details; you will want to consider different details of the jean itself. A fan of distressing and aged denim? Make sure not to go overboard. Extreme fading or jeans that appear to be destroyed may be popular with 15 year old pop tarts, but in reality can look tacky and dated. Dark denim in a crisp shape is always chic, as is a medium wash with well placed whiskering. Pay attention to pocket shape and angle. Hexagonal shapes that angle in towards the center tend to work best in creating a heart shaped booty for any body. Pockets placed slightly higher on the tush tend to make a flat booty look perkier and higher. Flap, or cargo pockets, also add some oomph to a small tush. Long pockets that pass the bottom of the tush are fantastic for shaping and lifting an ample booty. Avoid excess fading on the butt and the thighs, as they will make these areas look larger. Also pay attention to a lot of whiskering around the zipper area, which can also accentuate the hips. When considering rise, most women will be best served by a mid rise (a few inches below your belly button).

When choosing the right pair of plus size denim know your body type first and foremost, it is the basis of your search. Know which styles will work with your type and most importantly, what makes you feel fabulous.

Who is Sara Johnson?
Sara Johnson is the co-owner and product buyer at Velvetsiren.com – A posh plus size clothing boutique for curvy girls. She currently works as a fashion consultant for curvy women worldwide. Come see what everyone is talking about!

About Curves Expands Collection

Heart Throb - Plus size lingerieAboutCurves.com, an online store offering exclusively plus size lingerie, has recently announced the addition of a brand new collection to its stock. The new items can be purchase directly through their site, and  include an assortment of lingerie featuring hearts, flowers, and feathers.

"We really aim to make the everyday woman feel sexy," says owner Robin Bryan-Culver. "Did you know more than fifty percent of American women are size 14 or larger?" As an exclusive retailer of plus size lingerie, Robin understands that many larger women get a message from society that they should be shameful of their bodies. But as a plus size woman herself, Robin believes that all women should have the opportunity to feel sexy and self-confident about their bodies.

Visit AboutCurves.com to view the new collection.

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