Celebration of Inner Beauty: Today in Pittsburgh

If you live in the Pittsburgh (PA) area, and you are a curvy lady proud of your full figure, you might want to check out the ‘Celebration of Inner Beauty’ fashion show today.

Taking place at the James Centre (327 S. Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220) between 4pm and 8pm, this event is set to be one to remember. This show is being organized by Plus Size G.A.L.S (Girls Achieving Lifetime Success), a foundation established to change the negative image that has been given to plus size women by society.  Their mission is to "change lives” with out the negative put down.

Admission costs $40 at the door. For further information visit PittsburghLive.com and PSgals.com.

5 Sales for President's Day

A lot of plus size clothing store have launched great promotions to celebrate President’s Day. Here is a round up of the ones I think are well worth a closer look:

1. Kiyonna
Save an extra 20% on already reduced sale items. This offer is valid through 18th February, 2008.

2. SwimsuitsForAll
For one week only, get 30% to 50% off Body I.D. Swimwear. Offer valid until 20th February, 2008.

3. AlwaysForMe
Save 25% to 50% on select styles. With swimwear from famous designers such as Carol Wior, Miraclesuit, Speedo and their own best selling private label collection – Always For Me Chic – there are some very pretty deals to be mae here.

4. Liz Claiborne
Now through Tuesday, February 19th, get 25% off already reduced items.

5. Jessica London
Take 30% off your favorite item. Simply use coupon code JLW4786 upon checkout. Offer valid through 17th February, 2008.

Last Days to Save on Torrid Lingerie

Lingerie Sale at TorridOver the past week Torrid has been running an exclusive sale on a selection of their lingerie and sleepwear collection, with many savings to be made as follows:

  • 50% off select lingerie.
  • 50% off select sleepwear.

This sale ends this Monday, 18th February, so you only have a couple of days left to take advantage of these savings. So do visit Torrid today to benefit from these savings.

Evans Launches Bridal Collection

Evans, the UK’s leading highstreet plus size store, and the top curvy store here in Malta (in my opinion!), has just launched an elegant and unique plus size bridal wear collection to their selection of offerings.

Plus size bridalThis new bridal collection, includes several statement dresses that start at £120. Among the items available you will find a taffeta prom dress, a hand beaded and embroidered wrap dress and a silk chiffon mix and satin full length empire line dress with brooch detail. If you are looking for something a little less formal there are two piece outfits starting from £45 that include a duchess satin skirt with bustier and lace cover up, a silver jacquard pencil skirt and jacket and a beaded satin and silk chiffon angel sleeve cami top.

Commenting on the new range, Buying Director Sue Vandenberghe says: “At Evans we believe every woman should celebrate their curves. Our research showed that there was a limited size range available for most bridal wear on the highstreet and with the average size of a woman in the UK being a 16 we realised there was a demand from our customer for something special to wear on their wedding day.

Once you have chosen the right dress it is important to complement your outfit with the right accessories. The footwear range includes a satin sling back sandal with brooch detail and a pintuck detail satin shoe and for that finishing touch there is also a beautiful range of hair accessories that includes a feather fascinator and jewelled tiara.

The new plus size bridal wear collection is available from size 14 to 32 and will be featured in 12 stores throughout the UK and online at http://www.evans.co.uk. So if you are a bride-to-be looking for the perfect dress, make sure you add Evans to your wedding wish list before you take your vows.

Look Like A Plus Size Fashion Model In 5 Easy Steps

The following is a guest post by Sara Johnson.

Plus size modelAs the shift in the “ideal” feminine body shifts from waif-like to voluptuous, leaders in the Plus Size modeling industry are rapidly become style and beauty icons. Powerful feminine curves, glowing skin and luscious hair may seem a far-fetched beauty goal for most, but ALL women, of all shapes and sizes can look plus Goddess fantastic by following just a few simple tips.

Find the right undergarments for your body. A well-fitting bra and Spanx are a girls best friends, they’ll slim, shape and enhance your curves. A properly fitting bra allows for better posture and supports your bust effectively, creating a sexy curvy shape. Spanx are a nylon-like support garments for the thighs and tummy, comfortable and utterly magical in their smoothing ability!

Don’t deny your true size. I know it would feel better to see a lower number size on your jeans, but trust me, when it comes to the fit of your clothing, your look will be made, or broken on the basis of fit. If you are bulging out of your pants at the top (the dreaded muffin-top) its going to kill the sexiness of any outfit. On the flip side, oversized clothing is just as unflattering as sizes that are too small; you’ll simply look larger than you are. Plus size women look best in tailored, slightly fitted styles created to enhance and flatter curves.

Play up your favorite features. If you have sexy legs, flaunt them in a knee-length pencil skirt or city shorts with a matching jacket. If you have a tiny waist or great cleavage, choose fitted blazers or wrap v-neck sweaters to show what you love about yourself. Consider the atmosphere when choosing how much of your favorite feature to show-off, your legs may be fabulous, but there’s only so much of them that’s appropriate to be showcased at work.

Great, polished hair is a must. Whether you have wavy, curly, or straight hair, always make sure its styled, healthy and shiny. Misting with a curl enhancer, or smoothing a shine enhancer throughout helps keep most styles looking sleek, and is easy to do before running out the door. Don’t deny your texture, fighting with styling tools daily take a tole on the condition and look of your hair.

Make-up should highlight the best parts of your face, your amazing eyes, luscious lips or gorgeous cheekbones. A good tip if you feel you have a double chin, is to swipe bronzer underneath the chin and onto the neck to make that area recede back and appear slimmer. Bronzer also can create, or enhance cheekbones and contour the cheeks. Keep your look simple and fresh, sticking to the principal of enhancing your favorite features.

Following a simple set of styling tips, created to enhance your authentic self allows all women, regardless of shape to look fabulous!

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

Happy Valentine's Day

To all my curvy readers…

Happy Valentine's Day

50% Off Clearance at Torrid

Torrid have done it yet again. They have launched yet another round of their infamous 50% off clearance sale – all the items within the clearance section are now available at half the price. Sounds good doesn’t it?

The sale runs until Monday, 18th February, so check it out today.

Chic Curvy Office Wear

Plus size office blouseI must admit, it’s been a while since I had a look at the new items available at IGIGI, so I though I would take a look today and update you with what’s happening there.

Well… not surprising some very elegant and fashionable new finding awaited me at the IGIGI website… what struck me most are the gorgeous office blouses amongst their ‘New Arrivals’ section. Named ‘Portrait Collar Top‘ these blouses set a brand new standard for plus size office wear. If you want to impress your boss, or have that important meeting where you really want to leave a lasting, professional and elegant impression, do take a look at these.

Fabulous in style and flattering in cut, this blouse comes in a stretch finish cotton fabric, which provides a chic and comfortable ensemble for the office. The portrait collar opens up the neckline, balances off hips and draws attention away from the tummy. The
strategically placed buttons create vertical lines and draw the eyes upward toward the decoltage. Furthermore the princess seams elongate the overall silhouette for a slimming look.
This gorgeous piece is available in two colors: pearl and flintstone. Selling at $85, I think it’s quite a gem

50% Off Curvy Swimwear

SwimsuitsForAll.com are currently having another great sale. For one week only, they have taken 50% off the price of their Longitude Swimwear collection. To take advantage of this offer, simply type in coupon code ‘longitude50′ during the checkout process.

If you are interested in this sale, make sure you check it out before the end of the week, as this sale is running during this week only!

Curvy and Glamorous Lingerie

There is always a good reason to add some style and glamour to your lingerie collection. But what better reason than Valentine’s Day?

Now is the time to look into your intimates drawer and see whether an update is needed. To help make your decision making process much easier, especially on your wallet, Torrid have just launched a great lingerie sale. All of their best lingerie is now on sale!

  • 50% off select plus size lingerie and sleepwear (through 18th February only).
  • All $8 panties are now $5!
  • Bras regularly prices at $32-36 are now $24.99.
  • Select bras for only $9.99.
  • All $12 panties are now $8.34.

The sale is running online through 26th February, 2008. Why not visit Torrid today?

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