So much fashion, so little time and definitely not enough money. I will be featuring various items my fashionista heart is crushing on. Don’t forget to share with me what you love. I want to hear from you.
With Valentine’s Day looming upon us I know many of you are making your plans. Maybe you are even planning on spicing your night up with some lingerie, that is if you know where to find it in your size. Finding nice lingerie in plus sizes can be challenging. That is why I wanted to give you this list of places to find plus size lingerie.
I will be including some pictures that link to products that are personal favorites from each of the retailers.
No matter your opinion on Lane Bryant’s clothing style there is no denying they are a standout in the industry when it comes to their selection of underwear and lingerie from their Cacique line. And if you are lucky enough to live close to one of their stand alone Cacique stores then you have a large selection to actually try on before you buy.
Hips & Curves are long time online retailers serving the lingerie and costuming needs of plus size women. They also have the occasional piece of clothing, most of which is really well made.
If you aren’t familiar with Curvy Girl Lingerie they are a plus size lingerie store located in San Jose, California. If you don’t live near their store, no worries they have a website. Worried about whether an item will fit? Don’t worry about that either, they got you. Crystal the owner is a plus size woman on a mission and she is there to help. She often has Facebook live post where you can ask questions. She post pictures with real plus size women wearing the items she sells. And if you are still unsure, just call the store.
You can’t really be surprised at this point that Amazon made the list. They really have just about everything you can think of and that includes lingerie. Whether you are looking for something like a bra and panty set or you want a super sexy corset, Amazon has it.
Frederick’s Of Hollywood and plus sizes have had a very up and down kind of rocky relationship over the years. At one point they had a very extensive collection of plus size offering both online and in store. Currently the selection is minimalistic and to the best of my knowledge only online. I hesitated to include them in this list, but I wanted people to know they do have plus sizes even if they aren’t a lot at the moment. If they don’t have your size or what you want in plus size, I encourage you all to email them to add more plus sizes back into their offerings. I do this because I know from my past experiences with Frederick’s of Hollywood that they do offer a quality product.
If you’re looking for something more unique or for cos-play, then look to the Violet Vixen. They carry a selection of corsets and lingerie and accessories in both misses and plus sizes. They also carry clothing, but plus sizes are very limited in those.
7. Ashley Stewart
Like a sexy older sister, Ashley Stewart always has something in her closet for your special occasion. Valentine’s Day is no different. After you check out the selection of lingerie, don’t forget to check out their everyday clothing as well.
Just like all the other types of clothing Simply Be carries, they have a large selection in their lingerie. They have styles for all tastes and very size inclusive in sizes 6 to 28. Though order a little earlier if you are in the US since they ship from the UK.
I think Her Room is like the Ikea of lingerie. That may sound odd, but they really have everything you could possibly need including hard to find items and sizes. And don’t forget to pick up something sexy or practical for the man in your life at their sister site His Room.
Though they have been around since 2003, Figuresque is a company I personally only recently discovered. They are very size inclusive offering items in size small to 6X. And great news they ship worldwide.
Tell me in the comments if I missed your favorite place to shop for plus size lingerie.
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There are going to be lots of sales all over the web for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I wanted to get this up as fast as I could, so I will come back and add the sales as I find out about them. Also feel free to mention any sales I missed in the comments or links to any stores that don’t fit these two categories. I won’t be posting much, just the links to the store and a list of any sales that are applicable as well as when they start. I will divide this up into two section, plus size stores and beauty stores.
Plus Size Fashion
$40 OFF orders of $100 or more with code THANK40YOU
$60 OFF orders of $150 or more with code 60FAMILY
$80 OFF orders of $200 or more with code NOVEMBER80
$100 OFF orders of $250 or more with code 100CELEBRATE
Pre Black Friday Sale – 200 items up to 60% off. Already started. (I have not read anything regarding an actual Black Friday Sale, but I would guess this same sale will extend on into Friday maybe with some additional items added.)
40% Off Regular Price, Extra 50% Off Clearance. From 11/22 to 11/24 (Torrid Insider Credit Card Holders can start shopping early with a special preview sale on 11/20 and 11/21 with the code SHOPFIRST.
Up to 50% Off everything sitewide. From 11/25 to 11/26
Get 30% Off Regular Price, or Buy 4+ items and get 40% Off. On 11/27 Only
30% off New Arrivals and $50 off $100 or $100 off $200. On 11/22 Only
50% Off Sitewide! and Free Shipping. On 11/23 Only
Take An Extra 30% Off Clearance. From 11/23 to 11/30
40% off entire site and 50-60-70% off specials 11/24 to 11/26
50% off entire site and 60-70% Off Specials. Plus free shipping. From 11/26 to 11/28
35% off orders of $150 or more site wide when you use code GOODGRAVY. Plus free shipping with orders over $100. From 11/21 to 11/29.
Black Friday sale Dresses starting at $39.99, Separates starting at $19.99, $25 Mystery Items. Sale ends at 11:59PM PST on 11/24
Black Friday $9.99 Inventory Reduction Sale. From 11/21 to ?
BOGO 75% On All Apparel and Accessories! From 11/23 to 11/24.
Cyber Monday Preview (for select customers): 30% Off Entire Site! From 6pm to Midnight on 11/26 Only!
Cyber Monday: 30% Entire Off Site! From 11/27 to 11/28
50% Off site wide with code THANKFUL, Extra 15% off Knitwear and party shoes + dresses, $1 thank you gifts. On 11/23 only.
60% Off sitewide with code FRIYAY, clearance starting at $5. On 11/24 only.
Joe Brown’s Flash Sale 65% until 12PM PST
40% Off Entire Site. From 11/22 to 11/27.
All Bras Just $29.50. From 11/22 to 11/24.
$20 Lace Up Hacci Tee. From 11/22 to 11/23.
BOGO Free On All Clearance. From 11/22 to 11/26.
$20 Bell Sweaters And Chiffon Trim Neck Sweaters. On 11/24 only.
Packable Puffer Only $50 and $39 On All Jeans. On 11/25 only.
All Livi Sweatshirts Just $20. On 11/26 only.
40$ Off All Clearance. From 6pm on 11/26 to 11/27.
Sweaters Just $20. From 11/28 to 11/29.
Free Shipping no minimum purchase necessary. From 11/18 to 11/25
Black Friday extended sale – Cashmere Sweaters Just $19.50, Velour Tracksuits Starting at $19.50, Ribbed Sweaters Just $19.50, Ponte Leggings Just $19.50, Puffer Vests Just $29.50, Denim Just $19.50, and Packaged Sleep for $19.50/$24.50. From 11/18 to 11/26.
25% Off When You Spend $75, Combinable with Black Friday sale prices. From 11/22 to 11/26.
Cyber Monday Preview (for select customers) – 30% Off Site Wide. On 11/26 from 6PM to Midnight Only.
30% Off entire purchase, online only. From 11/27 to 11/28.
50% off all Camille styles. From 11/22 to 11/23.
40% Off site wide and free shipping on orders over $40. From 11/22 to 11/23
40% Off site wide and free shipping plus an IMAN lipstick gift with purchases of $60 and over. From 11/24 to 11/25.
50% Off site wide and free shipping plus a leopard print tote gift with purchase of $75 or more.
40% Off site wide and free shipping on orders of $40 or more. On 11/28 Only.
40% to 50% Off site wide when you use code BLACKFRIDAYNOW. From 11/10 to 11/28.
Drastically discounted daily deals each day. From 11/20 to 11/27. Deals start on the date listed at 4PM PST and end 24 hours later.
Daily Deal: Catch of the Day! 11/22/ (Sort of Like ModCloths mystery sale, pay flat fee for a mysteryDaily item. $5 to $25)
Daily Deal: $25 Dresses (select styles only)11/23
Daily Deal: More $25 Dresses added to the sale. (select styles only)11/24
Daily Deal: $40 Novelty skirts (select styles only) 11/25
50% Off All Denim, Everything $20 and under, and free shipping. From 11/22 through 11/25 at 3 AM EST
Everything for $25 and Under, All Shoes 50% off, and Free Shipping. From 11/25 through 11/26 at 3 AM EST.
40% off Regular Priced Items, 20% off Clearance, and Free Shipping. Excludes all Beauty, Including Fragrance. From 11/26 through 11/27 at 3 AM EST.
35% Off site wide and $3 shipping. On 11/23 only.
35% Off site wide and Free shipping. On 11/27 only.
30% Off everything site wide with code: EPIC30 . From 11/23 to 11/28 3 am GMT.
40% off your order. From 11/23 to 11/24.
40% to 50% OFF everything, Free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Ends 11/24
25% off everything with code ELTHANKS25. From 11/23 to 11/25
50% Off your entire purchase, Free Shipping on orders over $25 with code FREESHIP. From 11/22 to 11/24. (Additional deals available in store only)
20% Off on everything with the code BF20, A new daily deal each day. From 11/23 to 11/27
Take an extra 40% OFF sale items. No time frame posted.
30% off on orders of $50 or more. On 11/23 only.
7 Days of Deal, a new deal will be announced each day. Starts 11/21
Kit of three Prep + Prime Fix+ for $20. Black Friday Doorbuster item. Online and in stores.
Free full size mascara or lipstick with a $50 purchase.
MAC Select Members get 25% with code MAC25
50% Off Site wide with code CELEBRATE on orders $30+. Exclusions apply. Plus, get free shipping on orders $25+. From 11/22 6PM EST to 11/27.
Select Items on sale up to 80% Off. Take and extra 15% Off with coupon code 2017BLACK. From 11/22 to 11/24.
30% Off site wide with code THANKS30. On 11/23 only.
35% Off site wide with code FRIDAY17. On 11/24 only.
40% Off Nail items and gift sets with code CYBER40. From 11/25 to 11/27.
25% Off with code 25OFF. From 11/22 to 4:59 ET 11/23
Get $10 OFF orders of $25 or more with code LUSETA10
Get $25 OFF orders of $50 or more with code LUSETA25
Get $60 OFF orders of $100 or more with code LUSETA60
25% OFF sitewide and free shipping using code 25BFSALE
20% Off Eyeshadow Palettes and $4 Liquid Lips with code BESTPALS. From 11/24 to 11/25
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I am sure at this point that if you use Amazon, or maybe even if you don’t, you have at least heard about Amazon Prime. And the majority probably know at least the basics of what you get with it. But for anyone who is not familiar some of the more popular features are:
- Prime Delivery – FREE Two-Day Shipping
- Prime Video – Stream thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost
- Kindle First – Choose one Kindle book of the six Picks each month for free
- Prime Reading – Enjoy unlimited reading on any device
And they have so much more. For a complete list of what you get with Amazon Prime, you can view that here.
It seems like Amazon is constantly adding new features for their members, and surprisingly not raising the price of membership. If you are not already a prime member, Amazon’s latest announcement of what they will be offering soon should have you running to sign up if you are a plus size woman. Coming soon is Amazon Wardrobe, where you try before you buy and free easy returns. Currently it is still in the beta stage and by invitation only, but you can sign up to be notified when it goes live.
It will work very much like many of the online styling boxes, except you will be the one picking what you try, and there is no extra cost over your prime membership. Here is how it is going to work.
- Pick three or more items from across clothing shoes and accessories.
- You have a seven day try on period to find the best fit at home.
- Only pay for the items you keep, and return using the free label and box provided.
As someone who hasn’t had great success with those subscription styling boxes, I can’t wait to see how this service plays out with Amazon. I really think its a must have for plus size women because of the doubt it removes in the purchasing process. No longer do you have to worry about sizing being wrong on Amazon and the difficulty of trying to return it. What a relief it will be to so many people. I do hope that name brands will be included, but only time will tell.
Tell me in the comments what you think about this new benefit from Amazon Prime. Will you be using the service? Has this convinced you to sign up for Prime?
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Its been a while since I have taken you inside the dressing room with me. But I had to run into the mall to take something back the other day and I noticed that my local Macy’s is finally carrying a few City Chic items. I had a little time to spare, so I thought I would try on some things I had my eye on and take some pictures to share with all of you. I visited Macy’s and Forever 21, so there will be some variety in styles.
Now I did try the City Chic items on at Macy’s (there is no local City Chic store where I live), however I will be linking directly to City Chic. Based on what I have seen City Chic has better sales on items than what Macy’s can offer you. Plus shipping is free with City Chic even for returns. You only get free shipping at Macy’s if your purchase is high enough or if they have the item you were looking for in store and you can pick it up there.
Just like any other fashion post I do, I will share what size I tried on as well as any relevant information on fit or quality. For reference I typically wear a size 20W or 2X at most plus size stores like Torrid or Lane Bryant. My measurements are Bust: 49″ Waist: 43″ Hips: 54″ And I wear 40DDD bra.
So lets start with the City Chic items I tried on at Macy’s. They didn’t have a lot of items available, so I only tried on two here.
I am in a L or 20 here. It has spaghetti straps, so I obviously do not have on the right bra for this dress, but besides that it fit well in the bust. In general I find the sizing and fit to be essentially the same as Torrid’s. And just like Torrid’s they do occasionally have items that are exceptions to this rule. I probably won’t buy this for me because of the pleats. I don’t really like how this type of pleating lies on me. I think this dress would look best on someone that’s body shape is an inverted triangle.
At first I thought this was going to be a bad choice for fall/winter. However after trying it on, it is way warmer than expected. There seems to be almost a double lining. So add a shrug and it should be fine.
Again I am showing this in a size L or 20. I thought the fit on this one was perfect for me. There was enough extra room at the bottom that this could also work for someone who is more of a pear shape. It does have a built-in cami that is black, but it could easily be removed if you needed or wanted to. I really loved the details on this top, from the collar to the little flutter sleeves. I could easily see this being styled several different ways. And I will most likely purchase this sometime in the near future.
Now lets take a look at what I tried over at Forever 21. Since Forever 21 is a juniors store, that means their plus section is junior plus. I usually have to size up to a 3X, but because of variances in items there are some items I need a 2X. Occasionally I would need larger, but 3X is currently where their sizing starts. (Side note, if you see something blurry and white on some of the pictures, it’s not the clothing. Forever 21 just has dim lighting and really smudged mirrors.)
I tried this on in a 3X. I thought this dress fit okay. The sleeves fit really well, and I liked the lace up detail. The body fit a little snugger than I personally would like. I might have been okay with the tightness if it were done in a different material. But at $23.00 there is an element of “you get what you pay for”.
I tried on with it this Sequin Hooded Bomber Jacket. I can not find this on their site, but if you like it, its worth looking in your local store. Mine had lots of these. These jackets should work for any body type.
I also tried this on in a 3X. I actually picked this up initially to try on because I thought it was a skirt. They had it hung oddly. But I decided to go ahead and try it on to share. Again I thought the fit was okay, but in a different way than the previous dress. The top looked and felt like the right tightness, but I didn’t feel like it was secure at the very top. I thought the bottom also looked fine, but it felt very tight across the hips. And the length was indecent in the back. I feel like this would fit someone who is a perfect hourglass the best, and it probably would look good on someone who is an inverted triangle as well.
I have on a size 3X in both pieces here.
The skirt I thought fit well and was made out of a great fabric. I liked the lace up detail, but I didn’t think they stood out as much once it was put on. I also think it would be better paired with something different from this sweater.
The sweater also fit great, and it felt great on. I think it will work for many body types but will probably look best on someone with and apple shape. This is supposed to be a crop sweater, and since its not a form-fitting one, I was glad it was on the longer side. However since its barely crop length, if you are on the short side it may not read as crop on you. I really loved this sweater, and I would have purchased it, however I noticed it sheds horribly. So be aware of that.
Plus Size Lace-Up Mini Skirt,
The skirt is the same one from the previous outfit.
The bralette is a size 3X. It fit perfectly and I did buy it. It is padded, but removable padding. Honestly the way it is made makes it look more like a crop top rather than a bralette.
The top is in a 2X. I also tried a 3X, but it was really loose on me. I thought this fit well in the 2X. It was comfortable, but again I probably would not pair these tops with this skirt.
This is a 3X. The fit was again perfect in this item. I thought they worked well with the Dark Wash Jeggings from Torrid I had on. It does not call this a crop top on Forever 21’s website, but it definitely fits me the same as the crop sweater I tried on. I did end up purchasing this for myself.
I also wanted to take a minute and give a shout out for Forever 21’s bralettes. In addition to the one I showed here in the post I also tried on and bought their Plus Size Lace Bralette in a size 2X. If I had wanted a tighter fit I probably could have worn a 1X in this one. Probably the most comfortable yet supportive bralette I have tried yet. Looks like they are almost sold out online. I really hope they will consider making them a permanent part of their collection.
As always I want to hear from you. Tell me in the comments below if there is a store you want me to order from or go take you in the dressing rooms with me. I know the frustration of trying to figure out what your size is in a brand. I want to help make that easier for all of you.
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In the past I have shared with you the best place to find wide calf boots of various widths. But today I want to share with you what is hot right now, and the must have boots for this season that are available in wide widths and/or wide calf. Whether you’re looking for a casual pair of everyday boots or something to make you feel super sexy, this season has it all. With each pair I am sharing I will post the brands description as well as any comments I have and size information.
Right now some of the hottest boots (and clothes) are in lush fabrics like velvet and suede. This is a total trend alert, and I suspect this one will go well on in through the winter. Hope you live in an area that gets cool enough to take part in this one. If you haven’t worn these fabrics before be aware they can get very hot. Here are my top picks for this trend.
Looking for the wow factor? Try these lush, velvet wide width over the knee boots. The almond toe and chunky heel add a little something extra to this stylish boot.
This is from Avenue’s Cloudwalker collection, so they are comfortable as well as stylish. Available in two colors, black and burgundy. Sizes 7 to 13 in wide width. It has approximately a 17 inch circumference along with a lace-up calf and a stretch goring panel for comfort.
I just got a pair of these myself in black, so expect to see these show up in a few of my styled post this winter. I have to say I was a bit surprised when I received them. It calls them velvet, but in person it feels more like what I would call satin. They went on easier than I expected, and are probably some of the sexiest boots I have ever owned.
An amazing, exclusive collection at Torrid presented by Circus by Sam Edelman. Rich and sumptuous wine red velvet lends a nostalgic, 90’s twist to these comfortable combat boots. The lace up front features sparkly, shiny rhinestone on the tongue.
I suspect these won’t last long, so if you want them get them soon. They come in sizes 6 to 13 wide width. They do come in half sizes, which don’t see very often. And they are made exclusively for Torrid.
The embroidery trend reaches from head to toe and these soft suede boots from Heavenly Soles are sure to make a statement. All-over embroidery detail, block heel and inside zip. Wear with your favorite denim. Find them at Simply Be.
If you want to hit multiple trends, these are the definite ones for you. They are available in sizes 6 to 11 and widths E and EEE.
Another trend we are seeing this year in boots, and somewhat in clothing just not as much, is bright and bold colors. I am a big fan of bright and bold colors from neon to jewel tones, but we usually just don’t see those sort of tones for fall and winter. So I personally think its great to be able to play with these colors all year round. Here are my favorites for this trend.
A pointed-toe ankle boot from Lane Bryant. It has a faux suede upper and block heel. Elastic goring. Back-zip closure. Padded footbed.
Add a pop of blue to your outfits this season with these fantastic ankle boots. They would look fantastic with everything from jeans to dresses. Available in sizes 7 to 12 wide width.
The Shirleen ankle booties from Fashion To Figure give a nod to mod with color-blocked faux suede and a marbleized block heel. Rock this playful statement pair with everything from mini dresses to skinny jeans.
Available in size 7 to 10 wide width. The heel on this one is probably the highest one so far at 3.5 inches, so if that isn’t your thing, this might not be the one to choose.
Slip into these pointed toe ankle boots from Heavenly Soles and make a statement this season. Soft uppers with v shape detail and finished on a slim heel.
Find these at Simply Be. They are available in sizes 6 to 11 and widths E and EEE.
There are actually a lot of trends hitting at once this season, and I don’t want to end up listing every shoe on the market. So for this last category I want to include some things from various trends, but I think they group well. I think it comes down to the details. Small details, whether it be corset like lacing or embroidery, are a huge thing this season. Here are my picks.
From Lane Bryant its their tall lace-up boot with a medium block heel. Faux suede. Elastic goring at back stretches for the perfect fit. Side-zip closure.
Available in sizes 7 to 12 in wide widths. While this one is wide widths, I would not recommend this one for someone who needs a wide calf. Lane Bryant’s website says it is a Calf: 13 1/2″ Shaft: 14 5/8″. It is always helpful to know your calf measurement when boot shopping. It will save you a lot of time and frustration.
Pick up the call, girl. These boots from Torrid are taking you out for one wild night. The peep-toe, high-heeled, knee-high style gets lucky in sultry black lace and is naughty by nature with a lace up front.
Coming in at 4.75″ high, these heels are definitely the highest on the list. These go beyond just needing to being comfortable walking in heels like the last pair I mentioned being high. You must be experienced with heels to walk in these. But if you can, wow these are hot! They come in both wide widths and wide calf. It comes in 6 to 13. It is available in half sizes as well.
Hamilton Soutache Trim Tall Boot
From the Avenue’s Cloudwalkers line. Step into luxury with a tall, faux suede wide width boot featuring delicate soutache trim. These boots will be the centerpiece of any outfit.
If you want a boot with some drama but can’t do a heel, then consider these. They don’t specifically say they are made for a wide calf, but the measurement listed is Approx. 17 inch circumference. And boots can typically start to be called wide calf at around 15.5″.
Tell me in the comments below what your favorite trend for boots are this season. Do you have your eye on a special pair?
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