Stylish Curvy Picks From Curvissa

January 18, 2013 by  
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Curvy women look best in fitted clothing.  The idea is to play up your shape. One way of showing off your figure is to highlight your waist and streamline your silhouette.  Belts and heels can work wonders for your appearance (they help show off your waist and balance your curves).  Check out some of my favorite figure flattering picks from UK Plus Size Fashion Brand Curvissa.

Pair either one of these dresses with nude heels for a sexy figure flattering look.

Contrast Jersey Dress  | Wrap Affect Dress

A white blouse is a must in any women’s closet.  Pair it with this stylish vest or simply belt the blouse and pair with jeans, skirts or slack for work.

Long Sleeve Blouse | Faux Leather Vest

Edgy leggings or dark jeans are a must have and easy to dress up or down.

Buffalo London Leggings | 5 Pocket Boot Cut Jeans 

 

 

 

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Fabulous Plus Size Evening Dresses

May 11, 2011 by  
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Looking for an affordable, sexy evening dress can sometimes be a daunting task no matter what size you are especially one that can be worn more than once!  Well, Bonmarche Plus Size Clothing has a ton that will make you feel as good as you look with an extensive selection of contemporary apparel and accessories for women ranging from sizes 12-24.  What really caught my eye was Bonmache’s selection of sexy, sleek and classic dresses for the plus size woman.  Not only were they surprisingly affordable (leaving you plenty to snatch up a fab pair of shoes or accessories) but they truly flatter the curvy shape.  Bonmarché is UK’s largest value retailer selling affordable quality womenswear in a wide range of sizes (12-24). Ranges include casual and formal separates, outerwear, swimwear, lingerie nightwear and accessories, all designed with the real feminine figure in mind. In 2007, it launched a collection designed in collaboration with David Emanuel, the designer famous for the co-design of Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding dress in 1981. This collection has a slightly higher price point than the main Bonmarché range but still represents very good value for money.  Check out some of my fave’s below:

Mesh Trim Dress


David Emanuel Panelled Satin Dress

Jersey Trouser Suit

David Emmanuel Mesh Dress

David Emmanuel Printed Jersey Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Little Boho Goes A long Way

March 30, 2011 by  
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While the boho look is nothing new, it has experienced a resurgence in popularity recently with the help of some of today’s hottest celebrities (Nicole Richie, Drew Barrymore and Sienna Miller just to name a few).  Best of all, there’s no need to be a size 2 to get the boho vibe…something I know from personal experience!   Check out some of my tips on how to incoroporate a little boho into your Spring wardrobe with pieces from one of my favorite plus size fashion stores, Simply Be.

 

While the boho trend can be a tricky style to nail because it straddles the messy and overly sloppy look, the key is moderation.  There’s no need to wear it from head to toe (and for that matter there’s no need to wear any trend from head to toe). Below are a few tips:

A favorite way to add a little boho to your everyday look is a big, slouchy hobo bag There are a variety of hobo bags to choose from without breaking the bank.

Slouch Bag – $45

Scarves provide a simple and bold way to give an outfit that unstructured yet classy vibe.  There are a ton of lightweight scarves that are perfect for the warmer weather.

Scarf – $24

A maxi dress is an excellent and comfy option to get the boho look – particularly when paired with a blazer or leather jacket. The dress provides the boho part, and the jacket pulls it all together.

Maxi Dress – $73

Jewelry is the easiest and most fool proof way to add a little boho to your style.  Whether it’s long beaded chains, bangles or a pair of chandelier earrings you can’t go wrong.  Pair them with a white shirt to the office or with a tee during the day.

Bangles – $24

When it comes to shoes, the possibilities are endless.  A pair of slouchy boots, wedge heels, or braided sandals immediately come to mind.

Peep Toe Bootie – $57

So, whether your style is classic, modern, preppy or just straight up trendy, why not add a little boho to your look?

 

Holiday Dresses For The Curvy And Fabulous!

December 15, 2010 by  
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Modern fashion has brought about a welcome change in plus size casual dresses, with options both sexy and flattering.  There’s no longer the need to sacrifice style because of shape or style.  The modern woman nowadays (even celebs like Christina Hendricks, Kim Kardashian and Queen Latifah to name a few) are curvy and fabulous with clothes that reflect the same!  Check out the holiday perfect selection below.

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