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 “the most heinous offenders” in the plus-size fashion world. A quick scroll-through will cause anyone who’s ever shopped in the plus-size department to laugh, nod with recognition, and possibly cry. Submissions are welcome, so next time you stumble across a leopard print drawstring maxi skirt in the super clearance section of your favorite plus-size website, feel free to share the link and call them out. [Tumblr]
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!
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!
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 friends and I love them to death.” But then my friend Yorell said, “Yes, men can have platonic female friends, but only with women that are unattractive. If she’s pretty, there is no way you can be just her friend. That doesn’t mean it’s not a genuine friendship, but if you get the opportunity to smash, you will. Unless … she’s ugly.” Keep reading »
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 fashion must-haves–all for $100 or less!
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 designers cater to (see: the gorgeous Christina Hendricks and her many sartorial misses). Adele — and, giving credit where credit is due, her stylist — is the consummate example of a woman who dresses beautifully for her shape, oftentimes with the help of Burberry Prorsum creative director Christopher Bailey.
Now, rumors are rumors, but this is one that’s too exciting not to spread: Vogue UK reported this morning that the chanteuse may have been approached by Bailey to be not only an ambassador for the quintessentially British fashion house, but also to collaborate on a bespoke line for plus-size women. Neither Burberry nor Adele have commented on the potential partnership, so for now it’s all just hearsay… but wouldn’t it be awesome? [Fashionista]
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!
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. “I Googled ‘Fat Black Female Comics’ and you were one of the women that popped up!” she answered. “Everyone knows that fat black women are the funniest comics alive!”
After I hung up the phone, I sat there for a moment trying to figure out if I should be offended or not. While I understand that she was trying to be complimentary, I’m not sure if I am flattered by someone thinking that I am automatically funny just because I am plus-sized and black. Then I thought about the $1,500 she offered to pay me to stand in the middle of her living room and crack jokes for 30 minutes, and I instantly felt better. Throughout my career, I’ve been paid much less to do far worse. There was plenty of time for me to be offended later, but for now it was time to get paid!
Comedy is hard work, no matter what you look like. The perception that fat black women have an edge up, purely because of the size of their bodies, diminishes the amount of hard work, discipline and creativity that it takes for us to create this art form known as comedy. Furthermore, I think it’s crazy that someone would assume that all fat black women are funny.
On the other hand, I get it. Keep reading »
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 One Stop Plus to find these 10 gorgeous dresses — all under $75 too. Check out our finds after the jump!
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 ‘em out, and if you have a request for a specific shopping guide (Pencil skirts? Belts? Rompers?), please feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!