Posts tagged "plus size"

The 10 Most Heinous Plus-Sized Pieces From “WTF Plus”

Why for the love of all that’s holy do designers continue to make only the most heinous of options for plus sized women? What would be the harm in, oh I don’t know, giving plus sized women the same clothing options as straight-sized women? Oh no! We couldn’t possibly treat all women with the same…

By: The Gloss / August 30, 2013

Tim Gunn Thinks Fashion’s Size Standards Are “Repugnant”

"I've had my own moments in front of designers when I've actually said, 'You know, there's a market here for expanding your work, and here it is,'" Gunn told us. "And frankly, there are two markets: The women who are larger than the 12, and then there are women who are petite. And most designer…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2013

Style For Every Size: Ashley Madekwe’s Perfect Summer Uniform

Confession: I didn't know who Ashley Madekwe was until I Googled her (Aha! She's in "Revenge"!), but I do know a perfect summer outfit when I see one, and this cutoffs and slouchy striped t-shirt combo she wore recently is just about as perfect as they come. This cute, casual outfit would look so good…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 14, 2013

Style Stealer (Plus!): Jessie J’s Fabulous Fuchsia Pants

I was instantly entranced by Jessie J's hot pink pants and the way she styled 'em with a sheer black blouse, gold accessories, and a funky zebra print tote bag. After the jump, check out all the pieces you need to recreate her rock 'n roll look -- all in plus sizes, and all for…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2013

Lululemon Says Larger Sizes Aren’t Part Of Their “Formula”

.... whatever that means? I guess people who want to wear cute workout clothes but need to wear larger sizes are going to shop elsewhere.  [Huffington Post] On social media, sexual assault, and Steubenville. [The New Yorker] Philadelphia Weekly reporter Tara Murtha has filed a federal civil suit against her employer for sexual discrimination. [Jezebel]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2013

Does Lululemon Favor Its Skinny Customers?

Although Abercrombie & Fitch has been hit hard with criticism for not carrying larger sizes in stores, they're far from the only company ignoring the plus-size customer base. We already knew anything over size 10 is considered "plus size" at Forever 21. Now, according to Huffington Post, Lululemon Athletica, a Canadian clothing company that focuse…

By: Mary Odell / July 31, 2013

Style Stealer (Plus!): Gabrielle Union’s Sexy Sheath Dress

I'm pretty sure I literally gasped when I saw this photo of Gabrielle Union in a retro orangey-red dress and bold gold accessories. She looks so gorgeous, doesn't she?. The neckline and shape of her dress would be great for ladies with curves, so I was inspired to find a plus-size version. Mission accomplished. Check…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 31, 2013

5 Dating Tips For Plus Size Women

Six years ago, I couldn't get a real date to save my life. I blamed nearly all of that on my size and used weight as a shield to deflect getting rejected. When you're overweight  you come up with all kinds of reason why dating sucks, like "guys are such jerks! They won't even LOOK at

By: YourTango.com / July 13, 2013

Style Stealer (Plus!): Julianne Hough’s A Babe In Black And White

As much as I love neons and colorful floral prints in the summer, sometimes a black and white sundress can be just as lovely. Case in point: Julianne Hough strolling around Los Angeles in this black and white print dress, accessorized with black booties, cat eye sunglasses, and a pop of bright red nail polish.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 11, 2013

Style Stealer (Plus): Melissa McCarthy’s Rockin’ Outfit

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 28, 2013

Style Stealer (Plus!): Sandra Bullock’s Sexy Leather Skirt

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2013

Must Haves: 9 Pretty Plus-Size Bikinis

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 18, 2013

Check Out “There She Is,” A Documentary About Plus-Size Beauty Queens

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2013

Awesomely Affordable: 9 Not-So-Typical Plus-Size Swimsuits Under $100

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 9, 2013

Style Stealer (Plus!): Khloe Kardashian’s Curve-Hugging Stripes

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 23, 2013

Style Stealer (Plus!): Mindy Kaling’s A Beauty In Blue And Green

The fabulous Mindy Kaling wore this beautiful blue and green combo to the Fox Upfront Presentation yesterday. I wasn't able to find exact matches for her dress and belt, but this sapphire dress is so lovely, and we all know mirrored metallic pumps go with everything. Read on for shopping details so you can steal…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 15, 2013

Style Stealer (Plus!): Jordana Brewster’s Fab Floral Print

Jordana Brewster was spotted strolling around London in a lovely floral dress and cardigan combo. This pretty, put-together look would be perfect for a day at the office or even--gulp--Meeting The Parents. I found a similar floral dress and cardigan (both in plus sizes!) and all the accessories you'll need to steal this style. Shopping…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 7, 2013

Style 911: Help Me Find The Perfect Plus-Size Maxi Dress!

"I would love some fashion advice. I'm on the smaller end of plus sized (14-16) and I want to get my first maxi dress. Although I am of average height I have always steered away from long dresses because I have felt like they made me look, for lack of better terms, stumpy and dumpy.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 4, 2013

Style Stealer (Plus!): Lauren Conrad’s Lovely Leather Look

I'm really excited to debut a new feature today called Style Stealer (Plus!). As much as I love putting together affordable versions of celeb outfits in our regular Style Stealer posts, I don't like limiting these fabulous fashions to sizes 0-12, so I decided to start a weekly plus-size version. We're kicking things off with…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 1, 2013

For Anyone Who’s Ever Thought, “WTF, Plus-Size Clothing?”

Plus-size clothing has made some major strides in the past few years, but overall, its bad reputation is still well deserved: most brands for larger women seem to specialize in bat-wing blouses in garish floral prints and tragically pleated elastic waist jeans. Enter a Tumblr blog called "WTF, Plus Size Clothing Manufacturers?", a collection of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 21, 2013