November 30, 2008
Get there quickly and you can still get BOGO deals at Lane Bryant side-wide until 11/30/08,11:59 PM Pacific. Certain items are exempt, like Spanx, but most things are fair game. Also, if you order $75 in merchandise after discounts, you can get free shipping as well. So, stock up on your favorite jeans or bras if you don't see anything else that you want.
November 29, 2008
Now through December 1st at Igigi plus size couture, get up to 80% off and free shipping on orders over $150. Most of the 80% off stuff is available in very limited sizing (a lot of 12's), but even the newer stuff that's fully stocked seems to be at least 30% off. For instance, this Maribella Dress is on sale for $166 (30% off). It's available in Chestnut brown and Bijou blue in sizes 12 - 32.
November 25, 2008
This plus size beaded chiffon dress
by Adrianna Papell nicely capitalizes on the trend for pleats and transforms them into something light and glamorous. Add a dressy jacket if you're not a fan of sleeveless. Available in black in sizes 14 - 22.
November 24, 2008
From now until 12/1/08 you can order plus size (or any size) clothing from the Liz Claiborne website and get 40% off the entire collection. Use code GIVE40 at checkout to receive the discount. You might choose something like this yoked cable knit sweater, which is kind of pricey but with 40% off, more attainable. This cotton blend sweater is made from beautiful marled yarn in grey, black or camel. Available in sizes 1X - 3X.
November 22, 2008
If your family lounges in their pajamas on Christmas morning and you want to feel extra festive and photo ready, these plus size snowflake pajamas are a nice option. They feature a picot trimmed jewel neckline, full elastic waist and comfy 100% cotton interlock fabric. Available in 4 color combinations in sizes 1X - 3X. $38.50 USD.
November 20, 2008
Need some casual plus size pants and dont have a lot of money to spend? Then look at these Bootcut Cords at JCPenney.com. They come in 8 great colors and are available in sizes 14 - 24W. Reviews from customers say that the fabric is soft and comfortable, the pants keep their shape and travel well. Many repeat buyers is a good indication that these pants really are nice. And for the price, I think I will order a few pairs for me too!
November 19, 2008
As seen on Nikki Blonsky at the 2008 Critic's Choice Awards, this plus size Marianna Dress from Igigi is available on their website for $150 USD. Where else can you get a dress worn by a true celeb for $150? Customer reviews for this dress are outstanding and praise the quality, style and fit. Sizes 12, 22/24, 26/28 and 30/32 are still in stock. Order yours before it's gone!
November 18, 2008
This sweater is so cool! Check out this Zephyr Sweater
, a zip cotton cardigan by Athleta. The back has an original jaquard pattern that you need to see. Click on the link, then on zoom image and more views... (I'll wait). See isn't that amazing? I love it
in blue and the mulberry is pretty too. Available in sizes 1X and 2X.
November 17, 2008
If you liked Calvin Klein's plus size pleated sweetheart satin dress
you may also like this Tadashi Iridescent Twist Gown
at Saks.com. It's a $500 dress on sale now for $299.90, so if you love it, better nab it quick! Yesterday I got a comment from a reader looking for the CK pleated sweetheart satin dress, which is no longer available at Nordstrom. I can't find it anywhere, but if you see it please let us know. It's really gorgeous and I hate to see anyone miss out.
November 16, 2008
This plus size square neck top is super cute and also comes in two different floral prints. Sizes 1X - 3X at Nordstrom.com. You should also know that you can get free shipping on orders over $100 until December 19, 2008, noon Pacific time.
November 14, 2008
Looking for the perfect gift for the 'plus size' woman in your life? I've put together a few suggestions for you here.
Here's a great gift from Coldwater Creek for just $29.95 each when you buy 2 or more. A shawl doesn't require precise sizing, so you don't have to worry about choosing the correct size. The generous 53 inch by 42 inch dimensions make this a pretty safe bet for anyone in the 1X - 3X size range. Coldwater Creek carries most of their line in sizes 1X - 3X, so if you're looking for something else, this is still a good place to shop.
Chicos.com is not a 'plus size' retailer, but I like their jewelry because their necklaces are really unique and most come with chain extenders to adjust the fit. This 'Foya' necklace sells for $48.00, and is adjustable from 16 to 20 inches. I love giving friends and my mom jewelry from Chicos.com because they have designs you won't see anywhere else, and it's something that I know they won't splurge on for themselves.
This cashmere sweater from Landsend.com makes a great gift because cashmere is a luxury that many women will not buy for themselves. This one comes in 18 beautiful colors and is available in sizes 1X - 3X. The fit is natural, meaning it neither hugs the body nor is too loose.
Happy shopping, and be sure to let us know about the great gift ideas that you find out there.
This plus size faux suede and fur jacket is so whimsical and cozy, I'm going to have to buy one. If ivory makes you a little nervous, you may be happy to note that this jacket is machine washable and if you're still nervous, it comes in tan as well. Available in sizes 1X - 3X, XL(18), and petite XL.
November 13, 2008
A nice cashmere sweater can be a great piece to dress up a basic skirt or trousers around the holidays. This shawl collar cashmere sweater is beautiful and comes in a warm, bright red and a cool winter ivory. Right now at Macys.com, you can get this sweater for 30% off. There's also an 'extra savings' event going on until 11/16/2008, and even though the page says this item qualifies, when you look at the fine print, Charter Club cashmere is excluded. That said, I bet you could find some things you like that do qualify, and I still think that this sweater is a good deal for cashmere. Available in 4 colors in sizes 1X - 3X.
November 12, 2008
You may not think of Sears as a bastion of fashionable threads, but I found this really cute layered hoodie
on sale for just $11.99 until 11/15/08. Also, tonight
11/12/08 from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am, there is a moonlight madness sale, online only. Get an extra 15% off a clothing purchase of $50 or more and 25% off a clothing purchase of $100 or more. Plus free shipping on orders of $99 or more.
November 11, 2008
Here's a special holiday emsemble featuring an embroidered cami and hipster that I'm sure your significant other will like much better than the flannel pajamas with the reindeer on them. Just a hunch. Sizes 14/16 to 26/28.
This pretty plus size crepe sheath cocktail dress by Tahari ASL is on sale now for 30% off at Belk.com. The illusion puff sleeve with beading detail adds a spark of whimsy to the classic design. The jewel neckline is nice and conservative if you have a business related function or company holiday party to attend.
November 9, 2008
Beyond the basic little black dress, this plus size pleated jersey and tafetta dress makes a fashion statement. The pleated criss cross bodice and full taffeta skirt contast and complement each other beautifully. If you forgo a necklace, be sure to ramp up your shoes and earrings. Available in sizes 14W - 24W at Nordstrom.com.
November 8, 2008
I like the short sleeved sweater trend this year and this cabled babydoll sweater is a cute example. I personally would wear this with straight leg or boot cut pants, but if you can pull off these leggings, then by all means! You could also wear a sleek mockneck or crewneck top underneath. Available in medium grey or black in sizes 0X - 3X.
November 6, 2008
Ultra-soft and luxurious feeling, this plus size Heavenly Fleece jacket by Lands' End is a dream to wear. Microdenier yarns give this jacket it's unbeatable softness and warmth. Available in sizes 1X - 3X in 6 versatile colors. Coordinate with the Angel Down collection for layering and footwear.
November 4, 2008
This is a great plus size jacket to block out the cold weather without too much bulk. The synthetic down insulation is super warm, without the fluff factor. Waterproof fabric, zippers and seams will keep you dry and comfortable. Adjustable cuffs and hem let you keep all of that cold wind out and toasty warmth in. It has zippered side pockets and an internal MP3 player pocket with a cord loop to hold your headphone cord out of the way. So whether you're out on a walk, taking the kids to the park, or building a snowman, this jacket is just right for cold weather comfort.
November 3, 2008
I love this look for a holiday gathering that's not so formal, like an open house or office party. Get this shiny shirt with beading from Coldwater Creek
in sizes up to 3X. It's also available in a stunning copper color as well. Perfect as shown with black crepey pants. Add a shimmering necklace for more impact.
November 2, 2008
Looking for dressy shoes for the holidays that are available in sizes 4 to 13 in wide or double wide width? Zappos.com has these really pretty Rosette dressy satin sandals by one of my favorite shoe designers, David Tate. These shoes feature an adjustable sling back, comfy cushioned insoles and a textured leather outsole. If you're not familiar with Zappos.com, they offer free shipping and free returns, so you don't have to worry about buying shoes online. They also have online reviews from their customers, so you can get a better idea of what the shoe is like before you buy.
November 1, 2008
This is a fabulous plus size velvet wrap dress that would look great on nearly every body type. The silk ties are a beautiful detail that help give this 'sure thing' dress a touch of elegance. You'll love going to holiday parties in a dress so festive and luxurious. Available in sizes 12 to 30/32, also in Emerald and Purple. Proudly made in the U.S.A.
Last month, we saw lots of nice jeans, pants, long sleeve tops and jackets for fall and some gorgeous party dresses and couture gowns. Here's our month in review:
Plus Size Activewear
Plus Size Blouses
Plus Size Coats
Plus Size Costumes
Plus Size Dresses and Skirts
Plus Size Dressy Casual
Plus Size Jackets
Plus Size Jeans
Plus Size Long Sleeve Tops
Plus Size Pants
Plus Size Party Dresses
Plus Size Sweaters
Plus Size Wedding