I usually have to use non-plus-size actresses as inspiration for Style Stealer (Plus!) posts because there are so few plus-size celebrity women, and even fewer ever pop up in our photo feeds. Melissa McCarthy always looks gorgeous all dolled up at red carpet events, but I was extra excited to see her dressed down a bit in this badass outfit for a recent appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman.” I have a feeling this look — retro band t-shirt, blazer, printed leggings, statement necklace — is the “real” Melissa, because she’s totally glowing in that “I freakin’ love my outfit today” way. Wanna steal her rocker style? Get all the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
Sandra Bullock has reappeared on the red carpet recently to promote her new movie “The Heat,” and is it just me or does she look more beautiful than ever? Seriously, the girl is glowing. I’m also really digging her new look for this round of publicity: lots of black, slightly slouchy silhouettes, with an edgy vibe — in this case, that fierce leather pencil skirt. I found all the pieces to create a plus-size version of this fabulous outfit. Get the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
Earlier this year, blogger Gabi Fresh made waves when she collaborated with Swimsuits for All to launch the Fatkini. Inspired by the Harmony Korine movie “Spring Breakers,” Fresh’s collection is full of bold, bright color and fun styles. “I wanted to give [plus-size women] cuter things,” Fresh explained in an interview with The Daily Beast. “All I want for us is to have the same ability to go shopping like everyone else and have those options available.”
We loved her designs, and wanted to find a bunch more cool plus-size bikinis, but it proved a more difficult undertaking than we thought. Even go-to plus-size retailers seem to be shilling belly-covering tankinis in place of straight up bikinis. To me, the relative dearth of plus-size bikini options speaks to a larger notion — seemingly even prevalent in the plus sizde marketplace — that bigger women should cover up their bellies and be ashamed of the way their stomachs look. But plus-size women should have an equal opportunity to show off their curves in bikinis that fit and flatter them, too.
Thankfully, more and more plus-size clothiers are catching on. We found nine totally awesome plus-size bikinis that’ll look great on every beach.
What better way to celebrate the beginning of Full Figured Fashion Week (and cleanse your palette after Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant ridiculousness) than with a documentary about plus-size beauty queens? “There She Is” stars two friends, Allison and Jenny, who love everything about beauty pageants: the makeup, the hair, the costumes, the glitter.
But unlike the women who compete in Miss USA and Miss America pageants, Allison and Jenny are both a size 22. Keep reading »
Feeling like being a little bold on the beach? Then we’ve got the perfect swimsuit for you. These patterned prints will pop poolside and offer a fun alternative to the staid single-color suit you’re always seeing. You’re not boring, so why should your swimsuit be? We’ve got nine kick ass options (in sizes up to 28) to keep you in colorful company all summer long.
I’m pretty obsessed with this curve-hugging striped dress Khloe Kardashian donned recently. Those black side panels are so flattering, and when paired with lace-up stiletto sandals, the whole effect is very va-va-voom. Want to get the look for yourself? After the jump, get the shopping details on a plus-size version of Khloe’s fab dress and an affordable take on all her accessories! Keep reading »