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Recession Proof Curvy Fashion Tips: Tune Into Tuesdays

These days everyone is watching what they spend, and not many people can afford to splash out on any piece of clothing they like. However this doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with last year’s styles and trends. This year you have to learn how to shop smart, choosing items of clothing which you can mix and match with other items to create a number of different outfits, to suit different occasions.

Recession Proof Style Tips

I ran across this very informative video the other day, from ABC 7 news, which showcases a number of different budget friendly outfits options. Michelle Weston, the curvy style expert features in this video also shares a number of useful recession proof style tips; watch the video today!

Choosing Maternity Swimwear: The Essential Guide

Hardware Detail Maternity Tankini SwimsuitWhen it comes to maternity swimwear, there’s never been a greater selection and diversity of styles available. In the past, most pregnant women either avoided the beach entirely or do their best to cover their growing abdomen in conservative swimwear and a cover up. Times have certainly changed. In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to see a woman eight months pregnant sporting a bikini. While this may be true, most pregnant women still feel more comfortable in a one piece but that doesn’t mean it has to look matronly. Here’s how to choose a one piece maternity swimsuit that’s stylishly practical:

Decide if you want to look pregnant or cover it up.
If you don’t mind showing off your pregnancy a bit, you can choose from a variety of one piece styles that will show off your expanding abdomen such as an empire tank or a keyhole style swimsuit. If you’re a bit more modest, you can opt for a style with a flouncy skirt such as a baby doll style with a halter back. A flouncy skirt can look stylish while making you feel a bit less self conscious about your expanding abdomen.

Plan for your expanding abdomen.
As your abdomen continues to grow in size, you may not want to invest in another swimsuit. To avoid this, choose a suit with tie closures as opposed to clasps. As your abdomen distends, you can simply adjust the ties to accommodate your expanding girth. This can be a big time and money saver.

Reconsider basic black.
Although a solid black swimsuit is slimming when you’re not pregnant, it does little to distract the eye away from your growing abdomen when you are. Try on a print one piece maternity swimsuit and you may find the pattern draws eyes away from your abdomen and towards your upper body and face. A print halter swimsuit top with a center pleated skirt paired with a simple tie bottoms can be very flattering. One piece maternity swimsuits come in such an array of colors and patterns these days that there’s no need to stick with basic black. Experiment a bit and find a shade and pattern that expresses your personal style and makes you feel good.

Be sure you’re supported on top.

As your breasts expand in size, you’re going to need adequate support. The best option may be a shelf bra with underlying elastic. If you’re smaller breasted, a bandeau style or halter top with soft cups or even a strapless style may work best although a strapless style may be impractical if you plan on swimming laps in the pool.

Hardware Detail Maternity Tankini SwimsuitChoose your material.
Cotton is a nice fabric for swimwear because it bleeds but a suit with some lycra has its advantages because it expands as your abdomen does. That added stretch can be important as your pregnancy progresses.

Decide if you’ll be swimming or merely sunning.
If you plan on swimming laps in the pool for exercise, a tank style one piece is probably your best choice. If you’ll be spending most of your time in a beach chair or walking along the shoreline, you can choose a less practical and more stylish type of one piece maternity swimsuit.

You don’t have to dread shopping for a one piece maternity swimsuit. The fashion world has responded to a woman’s desire to be stylish during her pregnancy by design lots of flattering options. Have fun selecting your suit!

Hot Summer Heels from Torrid

Want a surefire way to make a plain, old outfit fun and cool again? Grab a new pair of blog heels! Head on to Torrid, where they have just added a number of new shoes, making sure you are spoilt for choice. Here are our favorite 5 new pairs:

Purple Patent Cheetah Orsen Heel
1. Purple Patent Cheetah Orsen Heel

Gold Snake Orsen Heel
2. Gold Snake Orsen Heel

Leaf-Green Malia Heel
3. Leaf-Green Malia Heel

Purple Pleated Orsen Peeptoe Heel
4. Purple Pleated Orsen Peeptoe Heel

Beige Wild Cat Photo Print Orsen Heel
5. Beige Wild Cat Photo Print Orsen Heel

Save at Fashion Bug

Save at Fashion BugFashion Bug are running the following two great offers, helping you save whilst updating your wardrobe for a fresh summer look:

1. $15 OFF orders of $75 or more: Enter promotion code 776276602 at checkout.
Expires June 30, 2009.

2. Free Shipping with every $75 purchase: Enter promotion code 776276701 at checkout.
Expires August 14, 2009.

Choosing the Correct Belt for Your Curvy Figure: 4 Tips

Brown Basic BeltIf you’re looking for an inexpensive way to accessorize your clothing, a belt can be the answer. A well chosen belt can take a simple outfit and turn it into fantastic. Choosing the right belt can also subtly alter the contours of your figure, making your waist and hips look larger or smaller. Here’s how to choose the right belt to flatter your figure.

1. If You’re Short Waisted
It can be a blessing to be short waisted since you’re probably blessed with long legs. Short waists look best with thin, narrow belts since they’re less likely to overwhelm the midsection. It also helps to wear belts as low as possible to add length to the torso. A narrow belt slung low on the hips can be flattering and gives the illusion of a longer torso. Avoid big bulky belts which can overwhelm your mid-section.

2. If You’re Long Waisted
A long torso provides lots of length for a belt in a wider width. To add the illusion of longer legs, wear your belt as high on the waistline as possible, preferably with higher waisted pants. Try to match the color of your belt to your pants to give a long, unbroken line from waist to hips. Belting a dress or a tunic slightly higher than your natural waistline can add the illusion of length to your legs and call attention away form a long torso. Save the narrow belts and hip belts for those with shorter waistlines.

3. If You’re Petite
Large, bulky belts can overwhelm a petite figure. Stick with belts that are three inches or less in width to enhance your shape without looking too bulky. To give the illusion of greater height, wear a single color from neck to toe with a coordinating belt and shoes. Avoid wearing brightly colored belts or belts that contrast with your outfit.

Black Textured Patent Tab Buckle Stretch Belt4. If You’re Heavy
Choose a belt that’s similar in color to your outfit. Avoid wide belts in contrasting colors which can make your waistline look larger. Keep the buckle understated to avoid calling attention to a wide waistline. The key to de-emphasizing a heavier build is to keep it simple when it comes to choosing the right belt.

In general, you can’t go wrong with a simple, leather belt in a width of around three inches, preferably in a dark color. Dark, matte belts with simple buckles are naturally slimming and tend to be the most versatile. It can be difficult to wear a wide or brightly colored belt unless you’re tall with a slim waistline.

Always try on a belt before buying it to make sure it fits comfortably. Generally, your belt should be around two inches larger than your natural waist measurement. When you purchase a belt, take it home and try it with variety of outfits. Be sure it fits through the belt loops of most of your pants. If not, return it to the store. A well chosen belt should give you lots of versatility.

Torrid's Color Blast

Life’s definitely more fun in bold colors, and what better time to wear some bold colors than in the warm summer months? Torrid have recently added a number of fun and fashionable pants, tops, and also accessories, all in very bold colors. Check out this selection below to get an idea of the fun items Torrid have made available to us this season.

Tripp Green Skinny-Leg Twill Pant Regular
1. Tripp Green Skinny-Leg Twill Pant Regular

Tripp Neon Yellow Button Tab Pleated Skirt
2. Tripp Neon Yellow Button Tab Pleated Skirt

Tripp PurpleTwill Skinny-Leg Cropped Pant
3. Tripp PurpleTwill Skinny-Leg Cropped Pant

Tripp Holly Purple Flared Twill Pant Regular
4. Tripp Holly Purple Flared Twill Pant Regular

Black White and Neon Chevron Faux Leather Hinge Wallet
5. Black White and Neon Chevron Faux Leather Hinge Wallet

Tripp Neon Yellow and Hot Pink Tiger Print Hoodie
6. Tripp Neon Yellow and Hot Pink Tiger Print Hoodie

Raspberry Open-Knit Beret
7. Raspberry Open-Knit Beret

Plus, it’s also good to note that Torrid have added over 400 items to their clearance section! So if you’re looking for a bargain look not further, head on to Torrid’s clearance section today.

Top 10 Curvy Styles at Catherines

Get on board with the latest fashion styles at Catherines! From romantic laces to tailored workwear, Catherines have the latest scoop on what’s in style for this Season! To help your find what you’re looking for, we are featuring Catherines top 10 products below.

Crinkle lace jacket dress
1. Crinkle lace jacket dress – Ladylike lace puts a vintage take on jacket dressing.

Squareneck print top
2. Squareneck print top – Squareneck top in ink splash print with metallic accents. Soft shirring for fullness, short sleeves.

Chiffon trapeze top
3. Chiffon trapeze top – Black and ivory contrast highlight this chiffon trapeze top with dramatic pleats and a jewel encrusted neckline.

Floral embroidered denim jacket
4. Floral embroidered denim jacket – For weekend or weekday wear, denim blazer style jacket with floral embroidery accent in front and boldly decorating the back. Notch collar, princess seams. Metal button front, long sleeves.

Seamed denim skirt
5. Seamed denim skirt – Flattering lightweight denim skirt has slimming contrast seams in front and back. Button zip fly closure. Side pockets.

Long length gathered neck dress
6. Long length gathered neck dress – Take style to new lengths. Long length, smooth draping stretch knit dress with gathered jewel neckline.

Sateen tunic
7. Sateen tunic – Triangular cutouts detail the square neckline of this silky woven sateen tunic

Menswear look glen plaid jacket
8. Menswear look glen plaid jacket – Let business attire work for you. Menswear inspired glen plaid jacket embraces your femininity with shapely princess seams.

Glen plaid skirt
9. Glen plaid skirt – Menswear inspired glen plaid print patterns this slim skirt with flattering wide yoked waist and belt loop detail.

Spliced tie front swimdress
10. Spliced tie front swimdress – Shapely empire waist swimdress combines a swirl print tie front bodice accented with gold shimmer and a solid skirted bottom.

Memorial Day Sale at Torrid

Aqua Purple Hibiscus Halter SwimsuitBesides the 50% off clearance sale running this weekend at Torrid until Monday, another very advantageous sale is running at Torrid – the Memorial Day Sale. Here is where and how you can save:

  • Select fashion tops at only $19.99
  • All camis and tanks, 2 for $24
  • All hoodies between $19.99 and $29.99
  • Select bras at only $9.99
  • Select swimwear at 50% off
  • All graphic tees at $5 off
  • All jewelry BOGO 50% off
  • All denim shorts and crops at $29.99
  • Select bootcut denim styles at $29.99
  • Select Tripp cropped pants at $29,.99
  • Select footless tights at $6.99

So as you can see there are quite a number of savings to be made this weekend at Torrid. Sounds like a good time to shop there and grab some fun and stylish items just in time for summer. Enjoy the savings!

Frugal Fridays: Summer Picks from Kiyonna

In this week’s Frugal Fridays corner, we’re taking a look at 4 items from Kiyonna, which make perfect picks for the Summer months, and which are all discounted! Have a look:

Made-You-Look Wrap Dress
Made-You-Look Wrap Dress
Was: $126.00
Now: $50.00
Available in sizes 3X (22/24)
Sleek elegance encapsulates this minimalist wrap silhouette while the bold animal print showcases its dynamic nature. Front and back princess seams create slimming lines while a contrast tie adds renewed interest. Fluid jersey is perfectly cut for a universally flattering fit. P.M. style is easily achieved when complimented with sky high heels and clutch.

Blake Ruched Surplice Top
Blake Ruched Surplice Top
Was: $68.00
Now: $27.00
Available in sizes 1X (14/16)
A cinched ruched waist gives the flattering illusion of an hourglass figure to any body shape. Fluttery kimono sleeves offer feminine appeal in a cool lightweight top. Versatile enough to be worn with jeans or paired with the classic trousers for a sleek and professional office look.

City Lights Sequin Top
City Lights Sequin Top
Was: $78.00
Now: $24.00
Available in sizes 0X (10/12) to 2X (18/20)
Light up any room with a little glitz and glamour. Detailed with a scoopneck sequin trim and bra friendly straps, this is the top that you can dance in all night long. What’s even better? This top is fully lined so it’s comfortable and not too thin.

French Femme Tank
French Femme Tank
Was: $48.00
Now: $15.00
Available in sizes 0X (10/12) to 5X (30/32)
Makeover your closet with some color. Layer these pop colored tanks underneath a blazer or suit for a chic new outfit perfect for the office. Take it a step further and throw one over a classic collared poplin blouse for a strictly business look. Whether you layer it for work or wear it alone you will find yourself with a million ways to wear these versatile figure flattering tanks.

Remember when shopping at Kiyonna you can get $25 OFF your order of $175 or more just by using coupon code COLOR at checkout. (Expired August 1st, 2009)

50% OFF Clearance at Torrid

Torrid Clearance SaleTorrid’s popular sale is back ladies! Shop through Torrid’s clearance section from now until Monday 25th May, and enjoy an added 50% off all clearance items.

With a very wide variety of items within their clearance section, you will definitely be spoilt for choice here. So if you’re looking for something new, and very affordable, check out the Torrid’s 50% clearance sale today!

Remember, sale runs through Monday 25th May.

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