I am loving this shirt dress from the Gap! Shirt dresses are a nice way to be casual and put together at the same time. This one comes in a few different patterns, but I am in love with the green and navy versions. The dress is called the Camp Dress and is on sale for %59.95. The Gap has sales every week now, so I am sure there is a coupon code available. Check out how I styled the dress below, and don’t forget I am accepting new personal styling clients. Click here to become a client or join my team and start a career in personal styling. Photo from the Gap. Shop This Post:
Printed pants are definitely a trend I can get down with. I am loving this trend because you can dress these pants up or down. They come in different patterns and prints and look amazing on everyone despite what you might think! My favorite style is the harem printed pant. Forever 21 has a bunch of printed pants in straight and plus sizes. I particularly like the Day Trip Harem Pants from Forever 21 Plus. They are only $19.80, so they aren’t breaking the bank. Get you some great style at a low price.
Because I am fall mode, despite the heat, I bought two sweatshirts this week. Unfortunately I missed out on the new Old Navy Crew Sweatshirts. They look super comfy, and make me long for cooler weather. All of the designs are either basic, graphic, or have some sort of embellishment on it which makes them great for spicing up an outfit or just playing it cool. The Women’s Plus Jeweled-Crew Tunic Sweatshirts with the jeweled collar is my favorite. I love the All of the Old Navy Crew Sweatshirts are on sale, so get them for a great price! Also don’t forget that it is Super Cash time at Old Navy, so you can redeem that Super Cash up until the 18th. Photo from Old Navy.
When I first saw this Alice & You plus size leather overall dress from ASOS, I happened to see it by chance on Tumblr. From there, I proceeded to die three times, be revived, and then die again. This dress is so hip, and cool, and now! I can’t get enough of it. The overall trend is big and so is leather too! I can’t wait to try this. It is simply to die for! Get your plus size leather overall dress from ASOS for $65.82. ASOS CURVE also has a jean version of this dress too with a more flared out skirt.
This week I found three plus size sweaters to buy this fall. Now is the time to buy so you can be prepared for the first little chill. Each one of these sweaters features a fall trend – ombre, animal print, minimalistic color-blocking! My favorite has to be the ASOS CURVE Ombre Open Knit Sweater for $67.50. I am also partial to the Women’s Plus Color Block Tunic Sweaters from Old Navy for $43.94. Those sweaters come in two colors. The one above is the neutral sweater and the other one is red.
The Animal Heart Sweater from Lane Bryant is regularly $59.95 and super cute to boot. I can imagine myself wearing that sweater with my new flare skirt. I’m telling you to buy these three plus size sweaters now because this weekend will be full of Labor Day sales! Lane Bryant even has a code (LDAY40LB) for 40% off the Animal Heart Sweater above. Old Navy has 30% off with code SPREE. I will be sure to update this space with the code from ASOS when I find it out. They do have a sale on their sale items right now that is up to 70%, so jump on that. Photos from the store mentioned above.
I am literally drooling over the Monif C Wear to Work Collection. This one of the best plus size businesswear collections I have seen in a long time. The set of dresses are sexy and sophisticated and come in mostly neutral colors with a few bright colors here and there. Monif C really knows how to dress the plus size woman. This is the kind of collection I would love to see more plus size and straight size designers creating for women past a size 10-12. The clean lines and expert darting really show off and flatter the figure. The Monif C Wear to Work Collection is all glamour and I am totally here for it! Which dress is your favorite?
Have you gone and taken a look at the Ashley Stewart Dress Sale? Their dresses are all $10 dollars off and they clearance dresses are 25% off plus the additional $10! You can’t beat that. My favorite dresses are the Gold Trim Maxi Dress ($26.24), the Tropical Print Maxi Dress ($39.50), and the Floral Print Maxi ($13.00). They are all really cute and perfect for the end of summer heat! Wear them on that last vacation. Hop on this sale beforeit ends! Photos from Ashley Stewart.
H&M, the European fast fashion chain, has finally opens an online store it had delayed several times before. While other H&M markets around the world had an online store to shop from, shoppers here in America were beginning to get frustrated. Now you can shop H&M’s women’s, men’s, plus size, and kid’s lines, as well as the new home collection. Now shopper’s can breathe a sigh of relief. The new webstore has opened just in time, because the new Isabel Marant designer collaboration collection will be hitting H&M stores soon. Photo from H&M.
There are a lot of cool collections and designer drops this fall like Carmakoma to ASOS. Now ASOS Curve Jewelry, coming in August, is another one. You may have noticed ASOS Curve little pieces of jewelry here and there, but not a larger selection will be available this fall. I can’t wait to check out the ID necklaces, bracelets and rings they have for sale. The prices are pretty good too. The range will be priced from $10-$51. Check back on the ASOS site for details on the jewelry launch. Photo from ASOS.
It is just about as hard to find a cute plus size swim cover-up as it is to find a cute plus size swimsuit. When you find one, you have to snatch it up immediately. The Beaded Print Cover-up from Avenue is gorgeous! It is $48 and come is a beautiful print with a little beaded action in the middle. Jump on this plus size swim cover-up before it is too late.
ASOS Curve continues to slay with the hottest plus size fashions even though my wallet is on a spending freeze. SMH! Check out the ASOS CURVE Embroidered Cold Shoulder Denim Dress with cutouts! The dress is $67.88 and cute as a button with some revealing shoulder action! How could you not just die for this dress?! Also be sure to check out some of ASOS’ new bikinis. They are calling my closed wallet as well! There won’t be a Bad Bish post tomorrow since I will be preparing myself for a natural hair show this weekend, so have a great and pleasant weekend!
Have you heard of DKNYC Plus, the plus size clothing line from Donna Karen? I found a few pieces at Bloomingdales.com and I lurve them! My favorite piece is the DKNYC Plus Three Quarter Sleeve Half Placket Dress. It is a sexy little shirtdress with a three-quarter sleeve. It is long enough to be professional for your work attire, but hot enough to wear to the happy hour after work. The $109.00 dress from DKNYC Plus comes in sizes 1X-3X. It really is to die for. Photo from Bloomingdales.
The Stained Glass Windrow Dress from Modcloth is a very pretty dress that goes from size XS- 3x and costs $82.99! You can wear this to tea, out shopping, to church, or work. Pair it with a cardigan or without! There are so many colors in this dress, and they are flattering on most skin tones. I love the stained glass print because kaleidoscopic prints are big right now. Photo from Modcloth. Where would you wear this dress?
I ‘ve been looking for a way to wear pajamas during the day and I think I really have found a way this time. The Evans UK Ivory Spot Nightshirt is really the perfect length to make it a shirt dress. It makes for a really chic outfit. You could also wear it with or without a blazer and some black tights and heels or loafers. Then again you could just wear it for its intended purpose to bed. The Evans UK Ivory Spot Nightshirt is $42.00, but you can get 30% off of everything today and tomorrow!
Shop Ruche always has some super cute plus size clothes. I feel like not enough people know about them because Shop Ruche is a hidden gem full of vintage inspired clothing. I also think, this is strictly my opinion, they do a better job at plus sizes than Modcloth. The Night To Remember Ruffled Curvy Plus Dress is one of those two in one dresses because you can wear it to work with a sweater or cute black blazer, or you take off the sweater/blazer and wear it to cocktails later.
This is also a great dress to wear to all those summer weddings coming up. It is cream on top instead of being white all over, so you won’t compete with the bride. Plus you can slip a small sweater or blazer on this for the wedding as well. The Night To Remember Ruffled Curvy Plus Dress comes in sizes 1x-3x and is on sale for $42.99. Go to Shop Ruche now! Photo from Shop Ruche.
Monif Cdresses. Plus size women always obsess over them. The Eva Cold Shoulder Double Slit Dress With Detachable Belt is no exception. I live for this dress because it looks amazing! Any plus size woman would look absolutely sexy and to die for in this dress. I love the mock neck turtleneck collar, and the cut outs on the shoulders. The cut outs reveal just the right amount of skin on the top of the dress.
Then you work your way down to the detachable belt. I love the fact that the belt is detachable because it gives you options. Although I am not really all that sure that you would want to take the belt off of the Eva Dress since it looks so great as an accent piece. Then you get down to the double leg slits. As they say, “You show a little leg. Then you take it away.” Well this is more than a little leg. It is more like a KAPOW! The Eva dress by Monif C goes from a size 14-16 to a 22-24 and is on sale for $238. It also comes in your choice of black or white. Make sure you pre-order it now because it ships May 22nd!
Womenswear brand Rue 107 recently premiered their debut plus size collection Rue 107 +. The collection is full of crop tops body conscious dresses and skirts and plenty of printed leggings. I am really loving this collection. I think Marie Jean-Baptiste, the designer, did are really great job of translating straight size trends to plus size. Even though I love just about all of the clothes in the Rue 107 + line, the TriBeCa dress is my favorite. Get it for $125 here.
Gabi from Gabifresh is really doing some great things with her blog. Last year she brought about the great fatkini craze of 2012. This swimsuit season she is bringing a supergalactic swimsuit line with plus size swimsuit company SwimsuitsForAll. The collection features galaxy prints and bright neon colors. I can’t wait to buy one… that is if they don’t sell out before I get my coins together! The 5 piece collection goes on sale on the SwimsuitsForAll website May 15th. Check out an interview and extra sneak peek of the line on Refinery29 and see some behind the scenes shots of the photoshoot on Gabi’s on Gabifresh. Photo from Gabifresh.
Forever 21 + has a ton of really cute swimsuits in their plus size line. The Flamingo Print One-Piece is the cutest by far. It has a little flamingo print action going on and cute little ruffles in the front. It is partially lined and has a built-in underwire. Get it on the low for only $27.80. The Flamingo Print One-Piece Swimsuit is definitely to die for! Photo from here.
It looks like the ombre trend has no plans of dying out this season, and I don’t care because Forever 21 Plus’ Ombre Skinny Jeans are TO DIE FOR!! The jeans are super springtastic and super sexy. I love the orange color because they look great on many skin tones, and I love the fact that the jeans are $27.80. You know how I like to try my trends on the cheap! Get the Ombre Skinny Jeans from Forever 21. You won’t be sorry. Photo from here.