January 29, 2009
I like this plus size floral top by Style and Co.
because it reminds me of a painting. The fabric and cut are modern, dramatic and most decidedly sophisticated. Wear this top with straight or wide leg pants and a bit of attitude. Available in sizes 1X - 3X at Macys.com
January 28, 2009
New for Spring 2009, this Turqoise Sky Necklace and matching earrings present a playful mixture of embossed metal, brilliant glass beads and mother of pearl. At 36" long, you can wear this in either a single or double loop. $48.00 USD at Chico's.
January 27, 2009
This plus size Giovanna Dress by Igigi is so gorgeous and very sexy. This would be a perfect choice for a night at the Opera or for a formal dinner on a cruise. Available in sizes 12 - 30/32 in black.
January 26, 2009
This Eileen Fisher Plus Size Cotton Ballet Neck Dress is the epitome of elegant simplicity and versatility. The cap sleeve and ballet neck are modern and stylish, yet understated. Add jewelry and accessories to dress it up, and opaque tights to dress down.
January 25, 2009
In the search for the best plus size jeans ever, I've come across these spectacular Marina Rinaldi jeans at Saks Fifth Avenue. If you're looking for something high-end, the cut and fit of these jeans are superb. Available in sizes 12-18 for $280.00 USD.
January 23, 2009
Get the comfort of cotton with this new plus size Modal Foldover Knee Length Skirt by Lands End. The fabric has the softness and breathability of cotton, but resists pilling, shrinking and fading like a synthetic. A touch of spandex makes this skirt really comfortable, while the fold down full elastic waist lets you customize your rise. Available in sizes 1X - 3X, in 6 hot colors.
January 22, 2009
This plus size outfit by INC features a split neck sweater and dark wash jeans, new at Macys. The sweater is washable cotton with embroidered details and tassel trim, in sizes 0X - 3X. The jeans are stretch cotton, bootcut, 5 pocket jeans with rhinestone flower buttons. Sizes 14W - 24W.
January 20, 2009
I've had my eye on this plus size Sweater Coat
by Jane Post for Saks Fifth Avenue, but thought it was a bit pricey. Now it's 50% off, so I decided to feature it. This wool/cashmere blend coat makes a great everyday choice because the car length is easy to wear and the luxurious material will keep you warm without sacrificing style. It measures 35" from shoulder to hem and features button closure and patch pockets. Available in sizes 1X - 3X.
January 18, 2009
I have to tell you that since I started buying David Tate shoes, I have stopped dreading getting dressed up. They make so many styles of quality made, comfortable shoes. Check out this new 'Necklace' shoe
, available up to size 13 in wide and double wide. In addition to black satin, they also come in silver satin. Silver is a great way to go formal and pairs well with almost any color.
January 16, 2009
I love these plus size Chaturanga Fitness Pants
from Athleta.com. The fit is updated and the fabric is moisture-wicking and antimicrobial. Available in sizes 1X - 2X in 4 colors.
January 14, 2009
I've been anxiously awaiting the new clothes at Igigi.com, and they've finally released a few items. This plus size Victoria Wrap Jacket is my favorite. I love the portrait collar, made of dupioni silk, and the shapely princess seams. It also strikes me as very modestly priced at $72.00. Made in the USA in sizes 12 to 30/32.
January 13, 2009
This plus size Obi Sash Blouse and Crepe Pants ensemble by Gayla Bentley is chic and conservative. An excellent option for a business function where style matters, or for lunch with your future mother-in-law. Both pieces available in sizes 14-16 to 26-28 at Neiman Marcus.
January 11, 2009
New Spring clothes have arrived at Coldwater Creek and a nice selection of plus size items is included. This Peplum Matka Jacket is crisp, bright and versatile for spring layering. Available in sizes 14 - 24.
January 10, 2009
Find lots of plus size vests, jackets, coats, pullovers and more on sale now at Lands' End. This stretch fleece vest is now $24.50. Available in sizes 1X - 3X in four colors. Sale ends Friday, 1/16/09.
January 8, 2009
This sophisticated plus size Club-Collar Tweed Walker Coat is one of the bargains you could snap up on sale at lordandtaylor.com. This coat normally sells for $315, but with the sale and promo code it's just $175.99. Be sure to use promo code 'Take2' at checkout to get the additional 20% off sale and clearance items. Check details for exceptions.
January 7, 2009
I just love Athleta for activewear and this new plus size scoop tee is no exception. The double length cuff and hem trim give this semi fitted tee a funky edge. This is a tissue weight tee that is perfect for layering. It comes in 14 fabulous colors and is available in sizes 1X and 2X.
January 6, 2009
These Plus Size Bootcut Stretch Jeans by Calvin Klein are playful and casual, with a faded dark wash. They pair perfectly with your favorite t-shirt or hoodie for ultra laid back style. Available in sizes 14W-24W at Nordstrom.com.
January 5, 2009
I'm not generally a fan of the big colorful print craze that's out right now, but I think this plus size Madison top has a lot going for it. The envelope neckline and more body conscious fit are appealing, and I like the color combination. The colors actually look good on the model, not too clashy or muddy. It's on sale now for 30% off and you can get free shipping with an order of $75.00 or more. Available in sizes 1X-3X.
January 4, 2009
Now through 1/5/09, take an additional 40% off sale priced items at Igigi.com when you use code 'salerack' at checkout. For instance, this wardrobe staple plus size trumpet skirt is only $23.70! This is a first quality, exclusive Igigi garment for a totally bargain basement price.
OK, here's something else - there are LOADS of plus size dressy dresses on sale so cheap it will make your head spin. Like this one here:
Now this plus size velvet dress is so gorgeous that you'll want to make up an excuse to wear it before next holiday season. (Valentine's Day?) The best part is, guess how much? $28.50!! I kid you not. If this one's not your style, then for the love of green tomatoes get your eyeballs over to Igigi.com to see what else they have. This is top shelf, 'designed for plus sizes' clothing. Don't miss out!
Here's a recap of what we saw last month in the plus size fashion world. There were lots of holiday party dresses and winter coats and jackets. We also had a holiday gift guide and after Christmas sales. In January, we hope to survive the winter doldrums by finding great stuff on sale and sneek a peak at Spring 2009 fashions.
Plus Size Accessories
Plus Size Activewear
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Plus Size Party Dresses
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January 1, 2009
I'd like to take this opportunity to say 'Happy New Year' to our readers, family and friends. Here's to a healthy and prosperous 2009!