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Two Affordable Plus Size Dresses You Can Still Get In Time For Valentine’s Day

Two affordable plus size dresses available on Amazon Prime

Valentine’s Day is upon us in just a few short days. Perhaps you have special plans for that day, or like me you are waiting for the following weekend to have a special evening with the one you love, because after all it should be about spending time with someone special and not about the date.

Maybe you want something special to wear, but you haven’t had time to find something. Or maybe you are on a budget and haven’t found something affordable that you like. Well I have a couple of great dresses to show you that are both affordable and should be able to make it to most people in the US before actual Valentine’s Day.

Two affordable plus size dresses available on Amazon Prime

On the left is the Agnes Orinda Sweetheart Neckline Dress, and on the right is the ESPRLIA Plus Size Lace Off The Shoulder Bodycon Dress. Both of these dresses would normally be in one of the Hidden Gems of Amazon feature, but I thought since they both seemed like good affordable options for Valentine’s Day date dresses we would go this route. But honestly they both can be worn for many other occasions.

Before we get started, I will once again go over my sizing to give you a reference for these dresses. I typically wear a 20W or 2X at most plus size stores like Lane Bryant or Torrid. My measurements are Bust: 49″ Waist: 42″ Hips: 54″. I wear a 40DDD bra.

Lets take a look at the Agnes Orinda dress first.

Here is the size chart they have posted:

International Size—-Chest Girth—-Waist Girth—-Hip Girth—–Shoulder Width
1X————————–46—————–39—————48—————–16 1/2
2X————————–48—————–41—————50—————–17
3X————————–50—————–43—————52—————–17 1/2

I ordered the 3X, and it does fit okay, but I think I would have been okay ordering the size 2X as well. The fabric has more stretch than I expected. It is a thicker fabric, so it works well for the winter if you live in a colder climate. In the coldest weather you would still need coat to pair with it. Overall I thought it was a nice, pretty dress that also happens to be very comfortable.

This dress comes in just this dark purple color. Available in sizes 1X to 3X, as the size chart implies. It sells for just $18.99 and free Prime Shipping. This brand has lots of other affordable options as well if this dress is not your style.

 

And now lets look at the ESPRILIA dress:

Here is the size chart posted for this dress:

Esprlia Size Chart

I ordered this dress in the 2X size. I think the fit was perfect on this one. I think if I ordered up most of the body would have been okay, but the way the shoulders are made would have left that area too big. The fabric on this one is much thinner. I actually put a light shaper on with this one. This wasn’t for shaping my body, but just for modesty and warmth. I would have used a slip, but I couldn’t find mine. This is going to be a better option for those of you that live in warmer weather, if you want it for Valentine’s Day. But it would be a great Spring and Summer dress everywhere.

This dress comes in two color options. There is a black option and this one. The page says it is pink, though it is closer to peach in person. Available in sizes 0X to 4X. It sells for just $23.99 with free Prime Shipping. This brand also has several other affordable options to try.

 

Let me know in the comments what you will be wearing for Valentine’s Day.

 


 

 

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10 Places To Find Plus Size Lingerie

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.

 

1 Cacique from Lane Bryant

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.

       

2. Hips & Curves

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.

Soft and Comfy Babydoll 1X In Charcoal By Hips & Curves    Halter Tie Cup Heart Print babydoll 4X In Black and Red By Hips & Curves    Diamond Corset 1X In Red and Black By Hips & Curves

 

3. Curvy Girl Lingerie

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.
Curve Sassy in the Saddle Set from Curvy Girl Lingerie    Kixies BethAnn Honeycomb Thigh High Black from Curvy Girl Lingerie    Curve Wonder Babe Costume from Curvy Girl Lingerie

 

4. Amazon

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.



5. Frederick’s of Hollywood

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.

 

Stephanie Sheer Robe with Panty from Frederick's of Hollywood    Olivia Flocked Teddy in Red on Fredericks of Hollywood

 

6. The Violet Vixen

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.

Budded Beauty Corset    Laced Gown - Pearl - Plus Size    Ocean Breeze Flyaway Babydoll - Plus Size    Absolute Cherry Pop Red-White Corset

 

 

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.

Berkshire Lace Garter Stocking from Ashley Stewart    Full Length Lace Lingerie Dress    Fishnet Crop Top Mini Skirt Set from Ashley Stewart

 

8. Simply Be

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.

           

 

9. Her Room

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.

Sculptresse by Panache Chi Chi Babydoll at HerRoom    Ashley Graham Ritz Plus Size Underwire Corset at HerRoom    Shirley of Hollywood Plus Stretch Lace Split Cup Babydoll with G-String at HerRoom

 

10. Figuresque

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.

Plus Size Demi Plunge Red Trim Corset 1X-6X    Plus Size Leopard Print Satin and Lace Chemise   Plus Size Deep V Studded Vinyl Dress

 

Tell me in the comments if I missed your favorite place to shop for plus size lingerie.

 


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Plus Size Valentine’s Day Look Book 2017

Plus Size Valentines Day Lookbook

Plus Size Valentines Day Lookbook

As you can probably already tell from the title, this is going to be a Valentine’s Day Lookbook. This is the first look book I have ever done, so go easy on me. I will probably do more in the future, but not on a regular schedule. And just in case anyone is not sure what the difference is between a lookbook and what I usually do is, a look book tends to feature multiple looks all set around one theme with limited info on the clothing. What I usually do is only more detailed info and only one or two looks.

What I really wanted to do here is make sure that I get you the basic info you need and offer a range of styles and prices for any budget. I wish I could have shown you more options, but I just didn’t have time to do it this year. I will as usual try to include info on the fit. For reference I typically wear a 20W or 2X at most traditional plus size clothing stores like Lane Bryant or Torrid. My measurements are Bust:49″ Waist: 42″ Hips: 54″. So I really hope you all enjoy the looks I put together, I would love to hear your feedback.

 

ESPRLIA Plus Size Lace Dress

Dress: ESPRLIA Plus Size Retro Glam Lace Dress – Sold on Amazon for $52.99 regular price. Currently on sale for $23.99. Available in size 1X to 5X, I ordered a 3X (I felt their size chart was accurate). Available in three color combinations, this is the black lace and purple lining.

Shoes: My shoes are from Prima. I have had them for several years now. However I did find these Nina Women’s Bobbie LS Dress Sandal that are very similar. They come in two color options and the price starts at $31.38. Price depends on size and color picked.

Jewelry: My earrings are black chain on a French hook. I bought them a couple of years ago while on vacation. I can’t send you to a link for the exact pair, but I have found a very similar pair on Amazon. Check out these Drop Chains and a Rhinestone Earring By Fashion Destination.

 

Plus Size Black Lace Maxi Dress

Dress: I purchased this dress on Amazon. It is sold out through the seller I bought from. However I did find it available from another seller. The size charts are the same and everything. This Plus Size Lace Maxi Dress sells for $59.99 regular price. But it is on sale for $32.99 right now. Available in sizes 0X to 5X, I ordered in a 2X (I feel like this fit everywhere except where the band is at, it is quite snug there. I would not recommend this for anyone who puts their weight on in this area). Only available in black.

Shoes: The shoes I have on, you can’t really see them, but they are a pair of Nine West pumps from a couple of years ago. They are really similar to these Nine West Women’s Favorly Peep Toe D’orsay. They sell for $55.99, but there are limited sizes left.
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Pixie Dust Pleated Skirt from Society Plus and top from OCC

Skirt: Pixie Dust Pleated Skirt – Sold by Society Plus for $39.99 at full price (they almost always have some sort of sale, like right now they have two different sales happening so make sure you use a coupon code). Available in sizes 14/16, 16/18, and 18/20 (I don’t understand the sizing choice, just make sure to check the size chart). I ordered the 18/20, I could have possibly gotten away with ordering the 16/18. If you wear a 22 at most places you could still possibly wear this if you happen to be a pear shape or hourglass. It is available in two color options, the one I am wearing is Magenta.

Top: The top is from a brand called C.O.C. I purchases it several years ago on Zulily.

Shoes: These are a pair of platform heels from Candy’s. I bought them about eight years ago, so obviously they no longer have them. And unfortunately I am not seeing anything similar.

Hair Accessory: I am wearing a Goody brand chiffon hair flower clip. I couldn’t find a link online, but most drugstores carry them and I found a similar one on Amazon. It’s the Wholesale Princess Chiffon Fabric Flower Hair Clip. They look spot on the same. They are available in twelve color options and sell for $2.49 + $3.49 shipping.

 

Society Plus Tutu paired with a Bardot Top from Torrid

Skirt: 5-Layer Tutu Tulle Skirt Sold by Society Plus starting at $79.99 regular price (they always have sales going like now, they currently have two sales in progress as I type this. So be don’t forget to use a coupon code). Available in sizes 14/16 to 34/36. I can’t tell you what size I have because I bought mine back when they were still Cool Gal Blue and they offered these customized. I do know they are still the same design, but I don’t think they custom make them anymore. They are available in three lengths and eight colors.

Top: The Off The Shoulder Bardot Top in pink. I purchased this at Torrid last year and it is no longer available in this color. There are some other options available though. The same top is still available in black. You can find it on Torrid’s Website or on Amazon. You can also make one of the Foldover Collar Sweaters from Torrid work.

Shoes: My shoes are from Eva & Zoe. I bought these a couple of years ago at Off Broadway Shoes. I can’t find anything like them currently.

Belt: My belt is from city chic. They no longer have the exact one I am wearing in the picture, but they do have the Wide Metal Plate Belt. It looks just the same with the exception of the color is slightly different. This is a stretch belt all except the metal potion in the front. It closes in the back with a snap. It sells for $24.00.

Jewelry: I purchased my bib necklace at TJ Maxx a few months ago. I have no idea what the brand is or where to point you to for the exact one, but I found this Crystal Flowers Bib Necklace Set By Fashion Destination that is similar. It sells for $24.34 currently, but the regular price is $44.13.

 

In the comments below tell me what you are planning on wearing for Valentine’s Day.

 

 

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I Heart Torrid’s Lip Print For Valentine’s

Every year my husband and I choose to do our Valentine’s celebrating on a day that is not actually the day of Valentine’s Day. This year we decided to have a little weekend getaway this past weekend. I thought now would be a great time to share with you all the outfit I wore on to one of the dinners we had out.

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The Coat: Midnight Velvet Woman’s Double Breasted Satin Coat –  I found mine on eBay. Unfortunately, no matter how much I looked I could not find one comparable for all of you. Just for future reference, if you do buy from this brand they run a bit small. I generally wear

 

The Dress: Torrid’s Polka Dot Lips Scuba Dress. It sells for $58.50. and the website says they are almost sold out, however it does appear they have all sizes in stock at the moment. I must add that if you have not tried anything in their scuba fabric yet, you are missing out. It is very comfortable and stretchy. I am wearing this in a size 2, which is my normal size at Torrid.

 

The Shoes: Easy Spirit’s Gessica Ballet Flats in black. They are currently selling for $69.99 on Easy Spirit’s website. This is a style they tend to always have around, but they change the available colors up often. You can sometimes catch colors on their way out for $20 a pair or less. They are extremely comfortable and they are available in wide widths. I often have a hard time finding ballet flats that fit me right and don’t cause blisters, but these never do.

 

So what are all of you wearing for Valentine’s day? Or are you like me and celebrate on  different day?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Date Option

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching every fashionista’s mind turns to what to wear. So today I wanted to share one of the fabulous looks I recently rocked that I thought would make an awesome look for Valentine’s Day. Here is what I wore:

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For a more detailed look at the dress:

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Dress is the Belted Lace Dress from Dressbarn. They are sold out online, but you may be able to find one in store. And if not, I have found some similar items online. Those stripes near the bottom are sheer mesh panels, and they give the dress a small dose of sexy while still being both feminine and modest.

I thought the dress was extremely comfortable. It runs true to size. As with most brands I am in a 20W with this dress. For perspective my measurements are B:49″ W:42″ H:54″. While this was a perfect fit, it would probably accommodate about an inch or so larger in the bust and hip areas. And I think the dress hit me in about the same spot as the model. Again for perspective I am 5′ 8″.

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Lux Rose Dress from City Chic

I actually have this dress as well, and you may see it on the blog soon. You can purchase it on City Chics website or in stores. Currently on sale for $74.99.

 

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Lace Peplum Dress from Torrid

For a slightly sexier option with the same look, try this Lace Peplum Dress from Torrid. This is available exclusively on Torrid’s website. Currently on sale for $51.98.

 

 Shrug is from Lane Bryant from years ago. It is one of my favorite ones I have. But since it was bought so long ago it is no longer available, but I have found a similar option for you.

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Long Sleeve Lace Trim Shrug from City Chic

This is City Chic’s Long Sleeve Lace Trim Shrug. You can find this on City Chic’s website or in stores. Currently selling for $49.95.

 

As always I want to hear from you. Let me know what you think of the look. Do you have this dress too? and if so what did you think? What will you be wearing this Valentine’s Day?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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