Would you wear ruffles? I have to admit that I’m tempted by them on a regular basis, and at a number of shops, too. If you have the same “problem” as I do, do you give in and buy ruffly items, even though they could increase the possibility of looking bulky? This is an especially [...]
When most people think “vertical lines,” especially for the plus-size women, they think overly long dresses with vertical stripes, floor-skimming slacks, and smart blouses. What about the soft stuff? Some of us love dressing up in ruffles and otherwise feminine pieces that certainly don’t help you look long and strong. What’s a girl to do? [...]
It’s funny how things work out. I didn’t want to buy a leather jacket at Old Navy, but I ended up there anyway, and I bought something completely perfect! Image: Old Navy I thought that this Cord Shirt Dress from Old Navy, available up to size 26, was really darling. The dipped yoke design adds [...]
I haven’t spotted the Just My Size collection at my local Walmart, but I’m really impressed with the shots I spotted from a previous runway show. With nothing costing more than $22, it sounds like a neat way to outfit ourselves for the holidays– they have a silky blouse and a cool kimono-sleeve sweater and [...]
I love plus-size sweaters, but the bulky ones can be a little overwhelming if you are a woman of size. I have found a nice little cardigan that is on sale and goes up to 3X (22-24). This jewel-tone color is absolutely lovely, and I am looking forward to matching it up with interesting stuff [...]
Last week, Ashley Graham and Gary Dakin, who’s in charge of the plus-size division of Ford Models, talked about her career and plus-size modeling in general. I love that NPR publishes transcripts, so we can revel in treats like this: GRAHAM: “I think that, you know, promoting obesity, I think that has nothing to do [...]
I was shopping over at Torrid, and I saw some really interesting tees over there. Normally I really don’t like longline tees or ruched styles that have a sort of “nightgown-esque” vibe, but this one had some mean mod flavor that I found myself just eating up! Image: Torrid The face on the tee is [...]
Looking for a gorgeous bridesmaid dress? Have I got a great recommendation for you! I was back at eDressMe (I know), and I scooped up a pleated, strapless dress that is available up to size 28. If you have the bod to rock a strapless dress, and you wear them regularly, why not try one [...]
I love it when I run into ultra-sexy dresses like this one at Saks. Available in sizes 1-3X, it’s as slinky as one in a size 6, except built for our hips & curves. Finally! There’s something really mesmerizing about this particular dress… I’m really digging it. Image: Saks One of the best features on [...]
Whatever your thoughts are about fashion bloggers, this week’s links à la mode reads were quite evocative. Hardly does an article leave me questioning my own thoughts or ideals, especially when talking fashion. I may be moved to buy, but deeper? (sans any type of societal injustice) These bloggers brought more to the table, as [...]
This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Fashion Weekend Plus-Size, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. What an experience! I went into it with little knowledge of the current up-and-coming plus designers in Sao Paulo, and then I managed to get backstage to talk to plus models who have been in the biz for 7, 5, [...]
I was hoping that they’d make it official-official! Full Figured Fashion Week will be in Los Angeles this fall, and it sounds just as exciting as the New York trip. What did creator of FFFWeek, Gwen Devoe, have to say?
Look who was featured in last week’s Woman’s World! I’m thrilled, naturally, and looking to providing more tips to the magazine for women of every size.
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My favorite pair of jeans for the past year has been a pair of overdyed Xhilaration jeans from Target. When I bought them (at a thrift store), I just loved the way they stretched, and I didn’t care where they came from. Now that I looked at the tag, I thought I would spread the [...]
eShakti is one of my favorite companies out there: they offer amazing price points (starting at about $30), handcrafted pieces with detailing like embroidery, beading, cutwork, and appliques, and– the best part– customizable anything on the items they offer. Change the sleeves, submit your measurements for a perfect fit, or get petite/tall items– the sky’s [...]