How cool is the Spring colored denim trend? What a fun way to add a pop of color to your wardrobe! I am loving this shade of pink and the longer crops from Talbots, and the feminine white blouse. These Sperry sandals have the cutest, tiniest tassels on them. The graphic patterned bag and pink sunglasses are the perfect finishing touches for this unique outfit.
Are you an aspiring designer? Check out this opportunity for a $1000 scholarship!
The NAAFA is holding their annual Plus-Size Fashion
Design Scholarship competition. They ask that students design and
submit drawings of three plus-size (Women’s 16 – 32) fashions along with a short
essay (750 words or less) explaining the thought behind their design and why it
is unique, and be sure to include your approach and interest in designing for
the plus-size fashion industry. The winning submission will receive a
$1,000 scholarship, to be awarded at the NAAFA
Conference being held in San Francisco on
August 4, 2012. For details, see:
Pin It I own this cute, retro inspired dress and love it! It's made by S.W.A.K., and is available from 1X to 5X online! It runs pretty true to size and is very flattering. It's somewhat low cut, so I'll probably wear a cami with it when I wear it to work. I love the polka dots and it will be fun to accessorize with a pop of color, like the red purse above. It also comes in dark gray. Note: My dress has a slight difference than the one pictured. It has a dark gray border at the bottom, and the reverse of the belt is dark gray/front is polka dot.
Welcome to Cute Plus Sizes!
Whenever I walk into a big department store, I look for the larger sized women's clothing. It's usually tucked away in the back of the store, or upstairs. I find myself scanning everything, and looking for the ugliest stuff. That's where the "Plus Sizes" are... a collection of ugly patterns, matronly and shapeless styles, things I definitely don't want to wear... it's a section of the store that obviously isn't the store's priority. Why is it this way, I wonder? Especially since the average size in the U.S. is a 14. Even when a store miraculously has some stylish things available, the choices are very few. Thankfully, there are more choices than ever now that Internet shopping is a possibility, and some companies are realizing that attractive plus sized clothing is in demand. But they still can be hard to find. This site was created out of my frustration with the way things still are in most brick and mortar stores, and to help make shopping inspiring and fun for those of us 14+. Styles that flatter larger figures will be featured and 'curated' here on my style boards, along with fun accessories. I hope you enjoy my posts, and if you have comments about the items listed, or suggestions, please share! Happy shopping! :)