August 31, 2008

Plus Size Career Wear - Tailored Ruffle Jacket

IgigiPatriziaJacket.jpg I absolutely love this plus size tweed tailored ruffle jacket. It's shown here with a matching fishtail skirt, but there are also tailored pants that give it a whole new look. Hmmm... decisions, decisions.
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August 30, 2008

The Look for Fall - Plus Size Outfits at Avenue

AvenueGeoPrintDress.jpg This outfit from Avenue.com hits the major trends for this fall. The bold print, the purple, the tights and boots - it's all there. Get the entire outfit on a single webpage. How's that for convenient shopping? The dress is available in plus sizes 14/16 to 30/32, tights in A - EE, and boots from size 8 to 13.
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August 29, 2008

Plus Size Y-neck Sweater Dress at Nordstrom

YNeckSweaterDress.jpg Add some stylin' accessories to this merino wool plus size Y-neck sweater dress and strut your stuff this fall. Available at Nordstrom.com in sizes 1X-3X.
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August 28, 2008

Tailored Texture Tweed Jacket - Available up to 3X

CCTweedTextureJacket.jpg I'm always on the lookout for versatile plus size jackets, like this tweed texture jacket from Coldwater Creek. A sure fire way to look polished and put together is to wear a jacket that complements your outfit. Notice I didn't say 'match'. The most important thing is the fit. A general rule of thumb is that if your pants or skirt flow away from the body, then you want to wear a jacket that is more fitted to the body. Likewise, if your pants or skirt are cut close to the body, you can choose a jacket with a little more relaxed fit.

After you choose a style, then pick a color or pattern that either matches the colors in your outfit, or contrasts. When you match colors, they don't have to be exact, just in the same color family. For instance, you could wear a lilac boucle jacket with a solid purple top. To contrast, combine a light with a dark, a solid with a pattern or a bright with a neutral. You can even be brave and mix patterns, as long as one is much more subdued than the other, and the color families are the same.

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August 26, 2008

Plus Size Bras and Underwear - Special or Everyday

TriumphRomanticBra.jpg Figleaves.com is a treasure trove of undergarments for 'plus size' women. Many comfortable, functional and even beautiful options are to be found. I searched for my size and found this sweet Triumph underwire bra with available matching brief. I found many more options, and a lot were prettier than I could have hoped for. For everyday options, I like the Bali no-poke wire bra and the Wacoal full figure underwire bra.
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August 25, 2008

Plus Size Faux Wrap Dress - Fantastic Fall Color

IgigiFauxWrapDress.jpg Purple has a major presence in this fall's color palette. This plus size faux wrap dress is a beautiful jewel-tone plum. You'll notice that while it has a surplice neckline, it's not low cut. The ruching at the side seam creates a contemporary look. This dress is pretty enough for a night out on the town, and conservative enough for a high profile corporate event. Available in sizes 12 to 30/32.
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August 24, 2008

Plus Size Pointelle Short Sleeve Cardigan

StyleCoPointelleCardigan.jpg Does just the thought of turtlenecks make you itchy and claustrophobic? This cute plus size pointelle cardigan from Macy's might be more your speed. If you're warm natured or just not ready to don a heavy sweater, an open knit with short sleeves may appeal to you. Pair with your summer tank tops, camis and dresses to carry them into the early fall season. Available in versatile heather grey or black, in sizes 1X-3X.
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August 23, 2008

Straight Leg 'Eleanor' Jeans by Svoboda in Plus Sizes

SvobodaEleanorJeans.jpg Svoboda makes some great jeans for women of size, and these Eleanor jeans are a fine example. The 5 pocket, straight leg style creates a nice long line on the body. Black wash with a bit of sanding produces a dramatic effect without being overdone. Pair black with tones of grey this season, but don't forget to add color with a bold handbag, and shoes or belt.
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August 21, 2008

Tadashi Plus Size Couture Gown - New at Bloomingdales.com

TadashiBeadedGown.jpg This plus size designer gown from Tadashi is a vision in navy silk chiffon. The beaded bust and cap sleeve are breathtakingly graceful and glamorous. If you have an A-list function to attend, this is your dress! Available at Bloomingdales.com in sizes 14-22.
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August 20, 2008

Calvin Klein Plus Size - Pleated Sweetheart Satin Dress

CKSatinDressPlus.jpg Sometimes a dress just begs for an occassion to be worn. This plus size pleated sweatheart satin dress by Calvin Klein is absolutely stunning. If you have a prom, cruise, homecoming or wedding coming up, this dress is sure to make you the belle of the ball. Sizes 12W-24W.
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August 19, 2008

Kiyonna Klothing - Sadie Ruched Top in Plus Sizes

KiyonnaSadieTop.jpg Kiyonna Klothing is featuring this new ruched plus size top with kimono sleeves and a faux cami insert. It's available in this beautiful mango color, cheerful 'midori' green or black. Sizes are 0X-5X, which correspond to sizes 10/12 to 30/32. If you prefer short sleeves year round, live in a warmer climate or love to layer, then this is a good choice for you.
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August 18, 2008

Avenue Plus Size Cardigans - Colors and Styles for Fall '08

AvenueToggleCardiganGreen.jpg Avenue has loads of new plus size cardigans for fall 2008. I love this ribbed toggle cardigan. It's available in 8 colors, in sizes 14/16 to 26/28. This is a comfortable and versatile alternative to a light jacket that's a little more dressy than denim or fleece.
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August 17, 2008

New Fall Styles at Igigi - Plus Size Dresses

IgigiCamillaWrapDress.jpg It's sooooo easy for me to write about Igigi. In fact it's difficult not to. Besides having some of the prettiest clothes in the universe, they make the shopping experience so pleasant. What I like most is the $8 shipping, 60 day money back guarantee and user-friendly website.

One of the new fall offerings at Igigi that caught my eye is this plus size Camilla Wraparound Dress shown here in black. It also comes in red and plum, and is available in sizes 12 - 30/32. Made in USA - you know I love that!

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August 16, 2008

Wake Up Your Fall Wardrobe with Sassy Boots

DavidTateSavannahBoot.gif David Tate wide width boots and shoes are so comfortable and luxurious feeling, at a very modest price for the quality. I found these delicious Savannah extra wide calf boots at widewidths.com. While I might not normally splurge for something with prominent accent trim, these sexy boots are a steal at $99.00. Pull these babies on with a knee length skirt or dress to add some serious zing. To get more wear out of these, pair with a long skirt - then the zebra trim will go 'stealth mode'.
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August 15, 2008

New! - Plus Size Abstract Print Dress by Calvin Klein

CKAbstractDress.jpg This Plus Size Abstract Print Dress by Calvin Klein is career conscious and style savy. The belt is fashion forward without being too conspicuous. If you like to keep it subtle for the office without being a total wallflower, this is a great dress for you. Available in sizes 14W to 24W; machine washable.
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August 13, 2008

Plus Size Fall Fashion - Tights Are Back

NylonLycraTights.jpg A major trend for fall - tights. Carry over your open toed shoes from the summer by pairing with similar colored opaque tights. When cold weather hits, warm up a dress or skirt with tights and boots. Get these solid color plus size tights from We Love Colors in an astounding 45 solid hues. Available in sizes 1X-4X.
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August 12, 2008

Plus Size Activewear - Champion V-neck Tee

JMSChampTee.jpg JustMySize.com is a great site for finding affordable plus size workout clothes, like this Plus Size Champion Plus Embroidered Logo V-Neck Tee

They also carry a fairly good assortment of shorts, capris, sweatpants and leggings at prices that are budget friendly.

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August 11, 2008

Plus Size Peasant Top - Cotton Coolness in Sizes 1-4X

AlightVogueTop.jpg This plus size peasant top at Alight.com is playful and casual. Pair with jeans for a relaxed and comfortable look without the frump factor. 100% cotton, and available in plus sizes up to 4X. Chose from Black, red (shown), pink, rust and turquoise. Designed by Blue Plate.
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August 10, 2008

eShakti - Plus Sizes 1X - 3X or Made to Your Measurements

eShaktiCamiSm.jpg Feast your eyes on this unique plus size cami from eShakti.com . If you're looking for clothes that are different from off-the-rack offerings, check out the collections at eShakti. Not only can you get standard and plus sizes, you can have any garment made to your exact measurements. Plus, you can change sleeves, necklines and hem lengths to suit your figure and style.
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August 9, 2008

$25 Gift Certificate from Igigi - Sign in Before August 13th

IgigiSummerDress.jpg Sign into your account, or create a new one at Igigi.com before 8/13/08 and get on online gift certificate for $25! Got mine! If you don't know Igigi yet, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the fabulous plus size styles, superior quality and excellent customer service. Two thumbs way up!
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August 7, 2008

Golden Goddess Dress - Plus Size Cocktail Dress w/ Wrap

IgigiGoldenDress.jpg Check out this incredible, shimmering plus size Cocktail Dress from Igigi. Be sure to zoom in on the amazing beadwork on the front band - dazzling! This halter style dress has soft boning and side seams for beautiful fit and support. You've got to see the wrap that comes with this dress too - gorgeous! (It's in the side/alt view, after you click on the link)
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August 6, 2008

Calvin Klein Plus Size Scoop-Neck Top w/ Drawstring Tie

CKScoopTieTop.jpg Love the deep hue and feminine cut of this plus size Scoop-Neck Top by Calvin Klein Jeans. This top layers nicely under a jacket or cardigan, but is pretty enough to stand on it's own on a warm autumn day. Available in a solid and a print, in sizes 1X - 3X.
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August 5, 2008

Calvin Klein Plus Size Shawl-Collar Cardigan

CKShawlCardiganSm.jpg Be ready for fall in this plus size Shawl-Collar Cardigan by Calvin Klein. Layering is important for surviving quirky fall weather in style. Pairs nicely with a scoop neck top and boot-cut jeans. Machine Washable poly/cotton. Available only in black, sizes 1X - 3X.
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August 4, 2008

There's No Cure For Island Fever - Kiyonna Plus Size Fashion

KiyonnaIslandFever.jpg You won't mind catching some island fever from Kiyonna Klothing, like this Delaney Dress, which is available for pre-order and starts shipping on August 13th. Kiyonna extends summer colors into fall with this belted, cap sleeved cotton dress. Available in plus sizes 0X - 5X, and made in the good 'ol U.S.A.
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August 3, 2008

Sophisticated Plus Size Top - Layered and Luxurious

NNLayeredLookTop.jpg Someone finally got this look right. This plus size layered look top by Newport News is flirty, feminine and sophisticated. Available in sizes 1X - 3X, on sale now for $27.00. Hand washable.
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August 1, 2008

Time to Hit The Summer Sales - Plus Size Couture at Igigi

IGSalePencilSkirt.jpg In addition to plenty of sexy summer dresses, Igigi has lots of all-season items on sale as well. For instance, this stretch gabardine plus size pencil skirt is still available in sizes 12-30 (except 16, which is sold out). This is a high quality garment in a style that has staying power. Also, be sure to enter the $500 shopping spree and style makeover contest while you're there.
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