Plus Size Dressy Casual
November 24, 2010
During the holidays, it's your time to shine! Try a sequin trimmed jersey top like this one at OldNavy.com. Plus sizes 1X-4X, in black or stainless steel. $24.50 USD, on sale now for $19.50
November 7, 2010
Holiday shopping is underway, so here is your definitive guide to great gifts for 2010
An impressive gift that she will wear for many seasons, and think of you every time she does! This Eileen Fischer Alpaca Wool Coat is a luxury that's also practical. Available at saksfifthavenue.com in plus sizes 1X and 2X for $418.00 USD.
This plus size Calvin Klein Diagonal Twill Wrap Topper is chic and cozy. Also available in red. Sizes 1X-3X at Nordstrom.com for $228.00 USD
This wool and cashmere sweater dress from jjill.com is the perfect gift for someone who loves boots and leggings, and let's face it... who doesn't? Available in crimson or charcoal heather for $149.00 USD. As always with jjill, make sure you check the size charts because I am a solid 18/20, which is an XL in misses sizes. It's also available in Tall sizes.
This organic cotton Get There top at Athleta.com comes in 5 colors in plus sizes 1X-2X for $59.00 USD. Shipping and returns are free for orders over $50.00. Clothes tend to be body conscious, so if in doubt, size up.
This clear beaded bracelet set goes with everything and fits everyone. Three stretchy strands can be worn separately or together. $19.95 at Lanebryant.com
October 4, 2010
Tunics with leggings are hot this fall and this plus size outfit by Coldwater Creek embodies the style and comfort of this look
. The cowl neck tunic is available in plus sizes 1X-3X for $84.95 USD. The scoop neck long sleeve tee comes in plus sizes 1X - 3X for $39.95 USD. The twill knit leggings also come in plus sizes 1X -3X for $64.95. We also love the lugged sole riding boots shown, They are available in medium width, sizes 6-11, for $179.95 USD.
September 17, 2010
Actually, I don't know if this color strictly qualifies as chartreuse, but it's a brilliant green jewel tone, which I just love for fall. This blouse is a great work to evening piece with a collar that can be worn down or up for a shawl collar look. Available in plus sizes 12 - 30 at Igigi.com, but selling fast!! They only have 1 more left in several sizes. Designed and made in the U.S.A. for $76 USD.
October 22, 2009
This plus size Drape Neck Top by Coldwater Creek is dressy enough for casual holiday parties and perfect for a nice dinner out. Wrinkle resistant TravAllure(tm) fabric is a plus. Available in plus sizes 1X-3X for $69.95 USD.
October 19, 2009
This look from Jjill is great for business casual or dressy casual wear. The long dress with scoop neckline is un-fussy, with great lines. Calf length, stack heel boots are essential to pulling this look off. The scarf adds some visual interest and seasonal flare to an otherwise too plain ensemble. Dress available in sizes up to 4X for $119-$129, scarf - $39, Boots $199.
July 23, 2009
The keyhole surpliced bodice and ruched cap sleeves on this plus size Fortuna Dress
make it fun and alluring. Sizes 12 to 30/32; $98.00 USD at Igigi.com
July 15, 2009
At Lane Bryant, starting today buy 1 item, get 1 of equal or lesser value for 50% off. This includes everything in the store, except for Spanx products and Cacique panties. There are tons of new arrivals too, like this Flutter Sleeve Knit Top
in sizes 14/16 to 26/28. $39.50 USD.
July 10, 2009
Love the warm colors and textures on this Beaded Tunic Top
. This is spectacular for summer evenings and windswept beaches, and will carry over into the next season beautifully when layered. Sizes 14/16 to 26/28 at Lane Bryant; $69.50 USD.
June 6, 2009
How much do I love my Jjill knit trimmed linen skirt
? I bought one in the 'flax' color, and it's my new go-to piece for summer. It's so cool in the hot weather, and the knit 'sweatpants' style waistband is very comfortable. The godet insets add a bit of movement to the fabric and it dresses up just as easily as it works for everyday wear. Available in plus sizes 1X-4X, in black, white, flax and 'deep sea' blue. If you're an 18/20, save yourself the plus size upcharge and try size XL first.
April 8, 2009
Love this new plus size Sateen Jacket and Cropped Pants Outfit for the office. The ruffle trim tank top comes in brown and blue, so you can get totally different looks by playing off of the different colors. The jacket is available in 4 colors, and the pants in 3 colors. All available in sizes from 14-28 from Lane Bryant.
March 24, 2009
I saw this plus size tweed vest and pants outfit
in person at Lane Bryant this past weekend, and it was very
cute. If I had to dress for an office environment, I would have definitely scooped it up. In fact, it's so cute that this outfit is already sold out online. If you want one, you have to march your booty down to your local store and get it there while they last.
February 25, 2009
This Must Be Magic jersey dress at Coldwater Creek has a beautiful drape and fit, with ruching at the waist. Available in aqua and black in sizes 14 to 24 for $99.50 USD.
February 22, 2009
I'm thrilled that a bunch of new plus size clothes for Spring 2009 came out this weekend. One of my favorites is this cotton/spandex Shirred Faux Wrap Dress
by Donna Ricco, featuring cuffed cap sleeves, point collar, straight skirt, attached ties and size zip closure. Available in sizes 14W to 24W, at Nordstrom for $138.00 USD.