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Hot Curvy Fashion Trends for 2009

The world of fashion is a notoriously fickle one, and it is important for all shoppers to understand what looks are in and out of style before hitting the mall. Some looks are so classic that they never seem to go out of style, while other outfits may be suitable for only a single season.  Understanding the hot trends for 2009 will help you make he most of your limited fashion budget.

Posey Waist Tie TopWith that in mind let’s take a look at some of the hottest plus size styles and colors for 2009:

Stylish Black and White
The classic elegance of black and white never seems to go out of style.  Expect to see lots of bold new outfits in black and white this year.  From classic tunic dresses to bold business suits, black and white is definitely in style.

Classic Pastels
Pastel colors are always a hit when the spring and summer seasons roll around, and 2009 will be no exception.  From subdued pinks and lilacs to lovely shades of blue and green, pastels are hot for 2009.

Tropical Colors and Bold Patterns
Tropical colors and patterns are also expected to be very much in style this year.  From bold floral patterns to more subdued tropical patterns, look for lots of dresses, suits and more with a tropical look.

New Spring Releases from IGIGI

IGIG Spring Collection

The Spring styles, newly available at IGIGI let you mix and match several items to easily create different, chic and stylish outfits perfect for work. So now you can wow your colleagues and your boss each time, just by mixing up and matching different items within this collection. So now you can look forward to creating a different outfit everyday!

IGIGI have named their new Spring collection the Timeless Architecture Collection. Mix it up now, and check out the items in this collection here.

BYO Plus Size Bathing Suit

Now you can, build your own plus size bathing suit, by shopping through SwimsuitForAll’s extensive range of curvy swimwear separates.

Plus size swimwear separates

What sounds better than to create the perfect, custom swimsuit to fit your unique curvy figure? Many women find that when shopping for things like suits and swimwear, they would need different sized tops and bottoms; this is because many of us wear a bigger size at the top, and smaller size at the bottom, or vice versa. But two piece swimsuits usually come in set sizes, and many stores do not allow you to mix and match sizes.

Well ladies, SwimsuitForAll have solved this problem for us, because we can simply shop through their large selection of plus size swimsuit separates to create the perfect bathing suit for our figure. So we can easily select the right size for our top area, and our bottom area with super ease! And why not buy 3 separates instead of just two, this way you can actually create two swimwear styles with just 3 separates. In fact, SwimsuitsForAll currently have a great offer running which let us do just that and save.

They’ve also go a super offer currently running: buy 3 and get an extra $10 off! Just make sure to use coupon code mix10 at checkout for the discount to appear.

Up Close and Personal with City Chic

City Chic OnlineRecently we introduced you to a brand new plus size clothing store, City Chic. Hailing from Australia, this store provides a wide selection of styles, and has now recently expanded it’s reach and also completely revamped it’s website. With so much going on lately at City Chic, we wanted to get to know more about this unique new store and City Chic general manager Phil Ryan, was very kind to talk to us about City Chic, who they are and what makes them one of the hottest curvy stores currently online. So what follows, is a quick interview between and City Chic…

1.  Tell us a bit about the early days, and the start of City Chic. When was the store founded?
“The store was founded in 2004 and the first store was in Melbourne, Victoria. It was super exciting to be the pioneer for  the fashion forward plus size industry in Australia. The customers and the public just loved it. Once word got around we had people from all over Australia come to shop with us.”

2. What was the motivation behind opening up a curvy focused store?
“I had loads of plus sized friends and they were always complaining that they did not want to look like their mothers and wanted the latest fashions to suit their shape. We took a risk and thought that people would support the venture and they did. I love fashion and have always worked in the fast fashion area, as we are able to produce hot fashions fast, seeing the looks on our customers face when they walk out of the store with something they love and is on trend is all the motivation I need to continue on this exciting journey.”

3. What style of clothing do you specialize in, and what sizes do your clothes come in?
“We are bold, sexy, sassy and chic, it is all about the latest fashion looks and what’s HOT in sizes 14 to 24. Dresses are our best selling category, with the cuts of our dresses suited perfectly to the shape of our curvalicious customer. We offer formal and casual dresses in the latest styles and prints. We want our lady’s to look and feel sexy on a night out and on the edge of fashion for a day out with the girls. Our jeans are a fantastic cut and fabrication, with the extra stretch allowing them to suit all body shapes.”

4. Are the size cuts, tailored for the plus size figure?
“It sure is! Our design and production team have years of experience in plus size fashion. Our designer is a curvy lady who knows what works for our girls. We take the latest looks and adapt them to the plus size figure.”

City Chic JeansWhat makes City Chic clothes perfect for the plus size figure?
“We do all of our patterns in a size 16 and then grade them up from there. This gives our garments the shape you need to make the most of your curves. Many brands start in a size 10 and by the time they get to an 18 or 20 all shape is lost. Our shapes are designed in sizes 14 to 24 with style and end use in mind.”

5. What are currently your top 3 selling items?
“This changes every week, with the fashions, but right now here are the top three.

i. In the Jeans it is the Glamourazon boot cut. This is our most popular jean as it is an amazing fit and suits every shape.

ii. In dresses the Lace Bodice dress with satin trim.  This formal dress looks amazing for a wedding with classic accessories or for a night out on the town with chunky heels and OTT accessories.

iii. Tops it is the Knit Basque Chiffon, this garment is so flattering and will be back in store in a few weeks. The shape is so flattering and can be worn on a night out with some dark jeans or dressed down with lighter jeans.”

6. You recently revamped your online store completely, and also expanded your shipping reach. What’s new in the revamped site?
“We looked at of all the best websites in the world and developed a cutting edge website that says fashion and is bold sexy sassy and chic, like our clothes. The functionality is much better so it is easier to navigate the site to find what you want. It is also heaps easier to shop on the new site, with exceptional levels of security for payments.”

City Chic Dress7. Where do you now ship to, and what brought about this expansion?
“We ship to the USA, UK, Canada, NZ and Australia. I get to travel the world with our design team to get inspiration for our range and I have not seen anyone giving the curvy women the latest fashions like we do at city chic. We have had such a positive response from the customers in Australia, we wanted to bring this to the world. We think curvy women everywhere should look and feel sexy, and that’s what we do! We also offer a free return service to all of these destinations if you are not happy with the fit or look, to take the risk out of shopping on-line!”

8. What exciting new things are coming up at City Chic in the next 3 to 6 months?
“In April we have our second Designer Dress Range from Billion Dollar Babes coming into store, with 4 formal dresses that are absolutely amazing. It is the first time a high end Australian designer has done work with the Plus Size industry. Our first range in November 2008 was a great success and this one looks even better.

Boots are being added to the range in April. These are custom made in 2 styles, heeled & flat; for the woman who struggles to find boots that will do all the way up. We have shown our store team and they love them. These will be our next hottest items. Each week we have new deliveries of the latest fashions from around the world, so check out the website each week to see what’s in.”

Crazy for Crops

Avenue Plus Size Capris and Crops

Avenue have recently added a selection of ultra comfy and laid back Spring pants to their collection, which may be short on length but they have major style!

Here are 4 picks from this selection…

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You will surely find something that is just right for you here. Just try out Jessica London and enjoy this exclusive offer only available for new customers: get 30% knocked off your highest-priced item by using coupon code JLE4125. This coupon code is valid until 31st December, 2009.

Spring Plus Size Dresses at Avenue

Spring plus size dresses at Avenue

Spring is now with us, and that brings with it plenty of sunshine (if you’re lucky!) and also plenty of great new Spring fashions for us to look through. I’m very much intrigued by Avenue’s brand new Spring collection of plus size dresses.

Get dresses to flirt with this collection, which features a mix of bold colors, fashion and fun. The sleeveless Garden Party Georgette Dress is inspired by the most beautiful garden on a sunny Spring day; whilst the Brynn Printed Dress features perfectly places pleats which ass a touch of goddess style to your wardrobe. Many more styles are obviously available at Avenue, so go ahead and look through their brand new dress collection. If you dress collection needs to be freshened up this year, Avenue is the place to head to, with prices starting at only $37.90!

Frugal Fridays: Tops, Hoodies, and More!

First off I want to apologize greatly for missing last week’s Frugal Friday’s insertion! Things got very busy on this end. I am tied up with a lot of things right now at work, and with planning my wedding this October, so things got a little bit out of hand. But I am back this week to bring some super affordable and of course always stylish, plus size clothes. To make up for last week’s miss, this week’s post will be slightly longer than usual, and include many more items. So let’s dig right into it.

New Plus Size 3/4 Sleeve Top
New Plus Size 3/4 Sleeve Top
Price: $18.99
Available in sizes: 1X (14/16) to 6X (34/36)
An ode to comfort and style! The bold color choices of this top are fresh off the runway. Pair this gorgeous plus size top with your favorite pair of jeans and boots and you’ll be ready to head out the door! The silhouette of this top is flattering for all body types. There is a seam below the bust, and an o-ring to accent the garment. The super-soft material feels great, while the three-quarter sleeves complete the look.

Plus Size Zip Up Hoody
Plus Size Zip Up Hoody
Price: $19.99
Available in sizes: 1X  to 3X
Our ultra soft, ultra cozy zipper front hoody, with front pouch pockets and full length sleeves. A great items to have at hand for layering.

Your Best Look Solid Black Scoop Neck Swimsuit
Your Best Look Solid Black Scoop Neck Swimsuit
Price: $29.00
Available in sizes: 18W to 24W
This figure flattering basic piece features a soft cup bra, stylish double criss cross straps and a slight scoop front. The tummy control helps to smooth and flatten any problem areas. Will comfortably fit up to a D cup!

Lycra Garter Dress
Lycra Garter Dress
Price: $22.95
Available in sizes: QUEEN
Sugar and spice blend together perfectly in this flirty plus size garter dress. Black Lycra makes this saucy number smooth and sexy. Low-cut front shows off your supple body off in all the right places. A hot pink satin bow and matching mesh trim sweetens the deal. There’s no question this dress is a recipe for fun! This dress best fits XL or 1X.

Super Saving Deals at Roamans

Romans Deals of the WeekRoamans offers different deals every week on a number of select items, and a lot of items this week caught my, so I thought of sharing them here with you ladies:

  • Georgette Print Dress – Price: $69.99 – $74.99. Now: $20.99 – $54.99. Sizes 14W-24W.
  • Buckle Detail Pantsuit by Allison Woods – Price: $69.99 – $74.99. Now: $29.99 – $34.99. Sizes: 14W-34W.
  • Lace Trim Chemise By Amoureuse – Price: $44.99 – $49.99. Now: $19.99 – $24.99. Sizes: M-5X.
  • Geometric Printed Jacket Dress by Allison Woods – Price: $69.99 – $74.99. Now: $29.99 – $34.99. Sizes:14W-34W.
  • Cutwork Skirt Suit – Price: $179.99 – $199.99. Now: $89.99 – $99.99. Sizes: 14W-34W.
  • Woven Embroidered Gown – Price: $34.99 – $39.99. Now: $19.99 – $24.99. Sizes: M-5X.

Plus Size Trench Jackets

Plus size trench jacket

Studying the wardrobe classics isn’t complete without a trench class! A wardrobe must-have for decades, the trench makes its Spring debut at OneStopPlus in a rainbow of vivid colors. Pair it with a skirt, jeans, pants or dress for a look that’s simply magnifique!

Buy this particular trench from Jessica London now from only $39.99.

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