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4 Fabulous Flats for Wide Feet

Payless Women's Claire Scrunch Flat by dexflex Comfort

As a plus size woman, finding really cute flats for wide feet can be a serious challenge so I had to share my favorite finds from Payless Shoes – the Claire, Chaire, Caroline, and Blaire Scrunch Flats from the dexFlex Comfort line. While the names vary, they are all basically the same base shoe with varying decoration, fabrics, and colors. The really great thing about these flats is their elasticized top edge design and flexible sole. Read More »

10 Plus Size Holiday Cocktail Dresses

Eshakti - Floral jacquard wrap style dress

What to Wear to a Company Holiday Party: 10 Plus Size Holiday Cocktail Dresses Trying to figure out what to wear to your holiday company party as a plus size woman can be an interesting challenge. Naturally, there’s always the “little black dress” option, though it’s so predictable and plus size women tend to wear too much black as it is. This event is just begging for you to pick something a little more festive and colorful – after all, it’s a holiday! Think jewel tones like amethyst, emerald, ruby, sapphire, and topaz. Read More »

4 Must Have Winter to Spring Transitional Dresses from LaneBryant

Lane Collection printed sheath dress

Now is the perfect time to start loading up your closet with winter to spring transitional dresses for the office, date night, and playtime!  LaneBryant has four fabulous looks that will either take you from season to season or work perfectly for the warm weather getaway you have planned. What I really love about these is that they can be paired with extra layers for warmth such as tights, cardigan, blazer, or wrap and look fabulous for the chilly months and then easily transition into the warm months without all those layers. Here are my four must have looks that I can’t wait to try out: Note: LaneBryant is having a 50% off sale today, December 14, 2013, so you can grab these looks for a total steal using code JINGLEB! What a great way to say Merry Christmas to yourself! Read More »

Guide to Plus Size Brands on Zulily.com

A Guide to Zulily.com Plus Size Brands

Successful online shopping requires you have a good feel for how each designer’s or brand’s line fits. I’m sure everyone is all too familiar with the fact that sizes don’t run the same from designer to designer or brand to brand.  The bigger challenge in sizing lies in size charts with inaccurate measurements.  I order very frequently from Zulily.com since they offer access to lots of styles that aren’t available locally and I like having a look that isn’t like everyone else I see around town. Sometimes though, opening a package is anything but delightful – like yesterday when I pulled out this dress below: You can clearly see the blue dress by SHE runs shockingly smaller than the one by GLAM behind it and both are a size 22. Now I’ll grant you that it’s gathered and the one behind it isn’t. When I stretch the blue dress to it’s maximum, it measures 44 inches compared to the 50 inches of the print dress. A six inch difference is pretty major! I was really bummed since I really love the fabric of the dress and the sleeves are generously cut. This isn’t the first time I’ve run across this, ... Read More »

ASOS Plus Size Body Conscious Dresses Equal Body Confidence

Plus Size Body Conscious Dresses from ASOS

Rocking a body conscious dress for the first time in several years on a recent trip to Vegas made me feel amazing. Not just because my husband thought I looked fabulous, but because it truly made me feel confident in my curves. I searched through a number of popular women’s plus size retailers and designer’s collections, including Kiyonna, Monif C., and ASOS, to find the perfect look for me once we had booked our getaway. I really love a great print since it tends to draw attention to your overall shape instead of drawing attention to particular areas I’d rather not accentuate. Ultimately, I selected two from ASOS’s Curve and Plus line and was absolutely delighted with them upon arrival.  ASOS seems to have a great understanding of the shapes, designs, and materials that really make a body conscious dress work well on plus size women.   My first pick was the ASOS CURVE Exclusive Body-Conscious Dress In City Print – Multi / US 22 . It is as fabulous in person as online. Much to my surprise, the fit was very generous and required a little altering to get just the right fit for me, so if you’re on the larger side of their sizing, you should ... Read More »

eShakti – Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

Houndstooth print sheath dress - eShakti

eShakti is having one of their amazing Buy 1 Get 1 Free sales starting today (August 13, 2013)!  If you haven’t shopped with them before, this is the perfect time to start. They carry audacious retro-inspired fashions in sizes 0-36W. Read More »

Zulily.com – Endless Sale

Zulily.com

Zulily.com is an endless sale with tons of brands you love and some you have yet to discover.  Their sales inventory changes daily, making it great fun to view their morning email ads.  Discounts run in the 30%-70% range.  They have a great selection of plus size women’s fashions everyday.  Their daily deals sales concept is a bit unusual as there are no returns and it takes 2-3 weeks on average to get your items, but it’s usually worth it. In the unlikely event that you receive a defective item, they have a very generous customer service policy for handling the issue and often promptly refund the cost of the item to you without you having to send it back. You have to sign up for an account to view the deals, but you can also unsubscribe at any time. On the site you will find a wide selection of plus size fashions, including: Intimates and Shapeware Work Clothes Everyday Basics Lounge Apparel Workout Clothes College Sportwear Cutting Edge Trends Denim Maternity Glamour and Special Occasion Accessories Brand names include the likes of: Kiyonna Loveappella Apple Bottoms Lane Bryant Tabeez Dana Kay Rachel and Chloe Larry Levine Sandra Darren GAZIZ, ... Read More »