Posts tagged "plus size"

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 21, 2013

Must Haves: 7 Plus-Size T-Shirts For Spring

Spring is coming, and you know what that means: T-shirt weather! Style your t-shirts with cutoffs, pencil skirts, or your favorite tailored blazer for a look that’s super comfy and super cute. I found seven awesome plus-size t-shirts in a variety of styles and designs. Click through to check ‘em out!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 18, 2013

Must Haves: 7 Plus-Size Peplum Dresses

Peplums may have seemed like a passing trend at first, but their massive popularity indicates they’re here to stay. This fun, flirty, flared-waist silhouette is a great way to accentuate your curves. We found seven sexy peplum dresses in plus sizes, all for 80 bucks or less. Click through to check ‘em out!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 22, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Cute & Casual Plus-Size Dresses

I have no idea why, but I’ve noticed that “casual” plus-size dresses are often, well, not that casual. And while I’m really glad designers are making gorgeous silk sheaths in larger sizes, what are curvy girls supposed to wear out to brunch? Or to the library? Or the farmers’ market? Or, like, mini golfing? To…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 27, 2013

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Flirty Plus-Size Skirts For $50 Or Less

Even in the worst “I have nothing to wear!” moments, you can always reach for a flirty skirt. Pair with a simple top, black tights, and sexy heels or ankle boots, and you’ve got yourself a fabulous outfit. Click through to check out 10 plus-size skirts in fun shapes, prints, and fabrics……

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 11, 2013

Cuba’s Plus-Size Dance Troupe Is Breaking Stereotypes, Opening Minds

Cuban dancer and choreographer Juan Miguel Mas used to belong to a traditional dance troupe, but he rarely made it on stage because of his weight. “I created a character for myself to play, Giant Baby, and that was the first and only time I was allowed on stage,” he says. “I needed more opportunitie…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 27, 2012

Girl Talk: Fat Girls Are A Man’s Best Friend

Years ago, I had a conversation with a group of my close male friends and the age old question came up: Can men and women really be just friends? My boy Otto said, “No way! Guys always want to sleep with their female friends.” My friend Steve interjected, “Of course! I have a platonic female…

Erica Watson / November 15, 2012

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Pretty Plus-Size Pieces From Evans

I stumbled across the Evans website while gathering items for another shopping guide, and I was immediately impressed. They’ve got a great variety of beautiful tops, dresses, skirts, and denim in sizes 10 through 28, and the prices are totally reasonable. Click through to check out some gorgeous dresses, comfy sweaters, and more fall fashio…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 15, 2012

Rumor Has It That Adele Will Collaborate With Burberry On A Plus-Size Line

I’m not plus-size, but as a fashion-loving girl who’s small-framed and somewhat oddly proportioned, I completely sympathize with the plight that is finding quality clothing that not only just kind of fits but truly flatters. It can be incomprehensibly difficult to style a woman who doesn’t adhere to the slim, often straight up-and-down silhouette that…

Rachel Krause / September 18, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Super Sexy Plus-Size Lingerie Looks

Lace, satin and ribbons, oh my! We scoured the internet to come up with the sexiest, sultriest, sweetest pieces of plus-size lingerie, and boy, have we got some hot numbers. From waist-cinching corsets to romantic baby dolls, there’s something for every plus-size lady to feel good in. Check ‘em out above!

Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2012

The Soapbox: In Comedy Is “Fat & White” The New “Sassy & Black”?

I was recently contacted through my website by a pregnant black woman who inquired about hiring me to perform standup at her baby shower. She and her husband were diehard comedy fans, and thought it would be fun to have a comic perform for their guests.

“How did you find me?” I asked.

Erica Watson / August 31, 2012

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Pretty Plus Size Dresses

I generally think shopping is pretty fun, but sometimes you just want everything in one place, and not have to schlep all over town trying to find the perfect outfit. That’s why we’re big fans of shopping aggregator sites like One Stop Plus, which filters everything you’d want in one handy, easy-to-search place.
We used…

Julie Gerstein / August 21, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Stylish Plus Size Shorts

How do you stay stylish in the sweltering heat? Chic shorts, of course! Whether you’re into classic denim, sophisticated tweed, fun prints, or sexy cutoffs, we’ve rounded up 10 fabulous shorts for curvy ladies. Pair with wedge sandals and a breezy blouse for a go-to summer outfit that’s comfy and cute. Click through to check…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 23, 2012

Meet The Winner Of Israel’s Plus-Size Beauty Pageant

This beautiful woman is 22-year-old Vered Fisher, a member of the intelligence unit of the Israeli army who was crowned “Miss Large” after beating out 15 other contestants in a plus-size pageant. As weirded out as I am about beauty pageants in general, and as much as I wish there didn’t have to be a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2012

Shopping Guide: 8 Pretty Plus-Size Dresses For Spring

Spring is in the air, and you know what that means … spring dresses! Time to put away the drab, dark clothing and embrace bright colors, pretty prints and flirty florals. Click through to check out eight of our favorite spring dresses for curvy ladies!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 14, 2012

Evening Quickies: Adele Offered $1.6 Million To Promote Plus-Size Dating Web Site

I actually think this would be awesome: Adele has been offered $1.6 million by The Big and the Beautiful, a dating website for plus-size women and the men who love them. The Big and the Beautiful was started by “America’s Next Top Model Winner,” Whitney Thompson, who was the first-ever plus-size winner of the…

Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2012

Mirror, Mirror: A Lament From A Size Zero On The Ever-Changing Body “Ideal”

I spent my teens and early 20s wishing for a bigger, rounder, fuller body. In fact, I did more than wish. I padded my bra with two rolled-up washcloths, I wore two pairs of long underwear beneath my jeans, and I stuffed myself with a pint of ice cream every night. Every night.

Kiri Blakeley / February 20, 2012

Shopping Guide: 7 Stylish Plus-Size Blazers

A blazer is one of the few pieces of clothing that can transition effortlessly from workday to date night to casual weekend. It’s also a super flattering choice for curvy women: the nipped-in waist highlights an hourglass silhouette. Here are 7 stylish plus size blazers that will look amazing with pencil skirts, jeans, or a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 2, 2012

Shopping Guide: 7 Sexy Plus-Size Sequined Dresses

The season of holiday parties is upon us. What better time to ditch the predictable LBD and highlight your curves with a fabulous sequin dress? We found seven sparkling show-stoppers available in plus sizes. Just add black tights, red lipstick, and high heels to complete the look!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 12, 2011

“ANTM” Winner Whitney Launches Plus-Size Dating Site

In 2008, Whitney Thompson made waves when she became the first-ever plus-size winner of “America’s Next Top Model.” These days, she’s parlayed her win into a successful modeling career — and a turn as an entrepreneur. This past month, Thompson launched, a dating site geared specifically toward plus-size women and the men who love…

Julie Gerstein / December 6, 2011