Posts Tagged ‘plus size fashion’

My Plus Size Clothing Picks – May 12, 2010

  • Nighty-Night
  • Talk about improvisation and creativity! See how this curvy blogger from ‘Frocks and Frou Frou’ customized a dress she received from Dorothy Perking, to add a bit more zing to it. Gives a lot of food for though; when receiving an ordered item and it isn’t really what you expect, try and thing of way how you can make it wearable!

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  • Kylanita and Co Dans Glamour !
  • This is Kylanita’s blog, one of the fatshionistas featured in the June issue of French Glamour magazine. Check out her gorgeousness and super style.

  • Casual day in the city
  • I am loving Jessica’s accessories in her latest post, from her new blog. Love the mix of gorgeous shoes, funky ring, and a necklace with a touch of chic pearls. She is definitely rocking it!

My Plus Size Clothing Picks – May 11, 2010

  • Hats, Hats, Hats
  • Are you into hats? I didn’t think I was, but after seeing this gorgeous collection of very chic and unique hats, I think I might be a hat girl!

  • *Plus size* models protest Australian *Fashion* Week «
  • An issue which has cropped up in many articles today is the fact that Australia’s Fashion Week was not that plus size friendly, and with reason plus size models complained and protested.

  • Is Hollywood really ready for a *plus size* leading lady?
  • Interesting article from Alaina L. Lewis who explores the issue of full figured models, and their acceptance in Hollywood. Among many actresses she highlights Queen Latfiah’s career and new movie ‘Just Wright’ which will open in theaters this Friday.

My Plus Size Clothing Picks – May 10, 2010

  • Plain Jane?
  • May 10, 2010
    – Gabi of 'Young, Fat, & Fabulous' describes this outfit at plain… and I seriously have to disagree! I describe it as tres chic! Love the blazer and the acid wash jeans.

  • *Plus*-*Size* WOMEN Featured In June's Glamour (PHOTOS)
  • May 10, 2010
    – The June issue of French Glamour features real plus size women, not models. Women like you and me, and they look gorgeous. Finally, more real women being represented in fashion magazines. Well done Glamour! Merci indeed!

  • The man who champions curvy models
  • May 10, 2010
    – Times Online carries an article about Gary Dakin, the man who runs the plus-size division of Ford Models, and who has been working to give plus size beauty the exposure it needs.

  • Beyond Runway
  • May 10, 2010
    – This week the Columbia Tribune has carried an article featuring Qristyl Frazier, the creator of ‘Project Runway’ and plus size fashion designer. She talks about what it means for her to have been named the Best Plus Designer for the Full Figured Fashion Week Industry Awards, as well as talks about the future in her career.

Australian Plus Size Fashion Retailer Soon Hitting the USA

City ChicCity Chic, a leading high street plus size fashion retailer, which has redefined the BBW fashion market in Australia in 2008 and will now be expanding it’s offerings to the USA, through their online store.

Their online store will be opened for USA businesses in February 2009. This store specializes in bold, sexy, sassy and chic apparel, made for the fashion forward female in Australian sizes 14 to 24 (USA size 14-24). Their range includes the latest international high street fashion trends, glamour and party dresses, denim, club and prom wear!

I am definitely looking forward to this launch, and be sure to keep on reading for more news on this.

5 Picks Under $20

Check out these 5 picks from Avenue, all for under $20.00! Great wardrobe essentials, which make great gifts and stocking fillers too!

1. Pull On Ponte Pant at $14.99
These comfortable pants are also stylish, easy to care for, and versatile. Need I say more? Classic fit-designed to sit at your natural waist. Elastic waisted!

2. Flyaway Cardigan at $15.00
This ultra soft cardigan has elegant silky buttons and a modern silhouette for a dressier look. 3/4 length sleeves. 3-button closure with subtle ruching at yoke. Rib trim at hem and cuffs.

3. AVX Yoga Pant (Also in Petite and Tall) at $10.00
A great fitting bootcut yoga pant provides all-day comfort with an easy relaxed fit. Modern Fit-Designed to sit slightly below your natural waist. Wide elastic waist with drawstring closure.

4. Denim Legging (Also in Petite and Tall) at $16.90
Comfortable denim legging in stretch cotton for that great fit you want. Original Fit-Designed to sit above your natural waist. Small slit at hem. Elastic waist pull-on legging.

5. Curvy Tunic Sweater at $16.88
This stylish sweater has a flattering fit and shows your body in its best light. Get it in every color! V-neck. 3/4 length dolman sleeves. Ribbed empire waist with rib trim at hem and cuffs.

Just In: Flirty Tops and Sassy Skirts at Kiyonna

Kiyonna have recently introduced a brand new collection to their inventory, called ‘Le Provocateur’. This new collection is designed to turn heads and have people talking.

Olive greens and neutral plaids mix colors and textures for a retro chic feel that can transition from day to evening with ease. Well worth checking out.

And remember to be a savvy shopper and get discounts wherever you can. For instance, Kiyonna offers the great rate of only $8 for standard ground shipping, and no coupon code is needed! (Applies to domestic orders only.)

Retro Style Plus Size Looks at IGIGI

Retro and 80’s look are making a come back all over the place, and especially at IGIGI. Check out their brand new separates with Dolman sleeves, color blocks and leatherette trims.

If you’re like me and love vibrant colors, you will love this new IGIGI collection. My favorite plus size top within this new selection has to be the Cindy Colorblock. It screams out glam with its fierce colors, Dolman sleeves. Perfectly made for appearing like a rock star at fall’s festivities. This top is also versatile to suit your personal style: it can be worn asymmetrical for an off-shoulder look. Very sexy.

What Makes a Perfect Plus Size Cami?

So what makes a perfect plus size cami? Tina, at SWAK Designs sent over these few traits to look for in a cami, all of which are integrated in the unique cami, made exclusively for fuller figures, and which is available at SWAK Designs.

  1. One size, ultra-stretch fabric makes for a great fit.
  2. 92% Nylon, 8% Spandex.
  3. 3 great colors to choose from.
  4. Banding hugs your hips in all the right places.
  5. Forget about those pesky adjustable straps!
  6. Soft fabric feels oh-so-good against your skin.
  7. No seams! Fits every contour of your body.

Fall Forward Into Fashion

Indulge in the season’s most uncomplicated styles, with Kiyonna’s lastest plus size fashion offerings for the fall.

Smartly tailored shirtdresses juxtapose delicate chiffons with sleek suiting while classic knit wrap dresses receive a modern update when layered with crisp popling shirts.

A delightfully elegant and timeless palette of purple, teal and grey showcases the clean yet playful designs of the collection. Shop La Bella Vita collection at Kiyonna.

Are you in?
Kiyonna has just launched a great initiative for regular customers and Kiyonna fans. Join their new Key Club and start getting style updated, and special promotions, and also receive $20 off your first purchase when you join! Visit Kiyonna for more information, and to register.

Plus Size Fall Fashion, A Look Behind the Scenes

Zahir Babvani, VP of Design, OneStopPlusZahir Babvani, Vice President of Design at OneStopPlus, reveals how the fashion collections are born, in the short interview below.

Q: You are actually making recommendation for Fall 2009 right now. How do you forecast so far in advance?
A: Well, fashion actually begins with Color & Fabric, which gets created 1 to 2 years in advance. So, I work with European color forecast services that set the trends for the upcoming seasons. I also attend fabric shows here in New York and in Paris which give us the direction that fabric will be going. Our design team adapts this information for each brand, focusing on their individual customers.

Q: But what about styles? How is that done?
A: We focus on the major trends in fashion that evolve from season to season. For example, the Global trend has been around for a few seasons now, each season has a new place of inspiration. We see it continue going forward, this time with a more Russian influence. With trends, it’s most important to stay true to the customer and not force a trend that isn’t right for her.

Q: How about plus-size fashion? Do you feel it keeps up with the trends?
A: One of our strongest efforts is to make sure we offer our customers the latest trends. We feel that being plus-size is not a restriction to being on trend. It’s not about size, but about attitude. Having a positive attitude is all you need to look good, and we design our collections with this mindset of not limiting our customer.

Check out the OneStopPlus fall 2008 collection today!

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