Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Pioneers of Plus Size Fashion!

Congratulations to Sakeena for winning the $75 Gift card for Eliza Parker, a plus size fashion store mentioned in this post!
Thank you everyone for participating. Don't worry, we will have more of these!
Now, it's time for some plus size fashion fun!

Plus size fashion has really come up over the years.

Nowadays, you can find amazing clothing that will beautifully flatter full-figured women of all shapes.

Women can wear a size 12/14 or larger, but that does not mean that they all have the same body type/shape or personal style.
Like I always say, dress yourself in clothing that fit your body type as well as your personal style.

Everyone deserves to have options,no matter what size you are.
So, let's explore the plus size options...

Lane Bryant is one of the most widely recognized plus size brands with more than 900 stores nationwide selling clothes in sizes 14-32.
LB provides stylish, high-quality fashion in the form of career and casualwear as well as accessories, hosiery and intimate apparel.
LB has also partnered with Seven7 and DKNY JEANS for designer collections and recently introduced new styles of their popular T-shirt and Back Smoothing Bras.
You can shop online, in-store or by phone at 1.866.886.4731

SALE: Lane Bryant is currently having a holiday campaign with a 5-day Buy One Get One Free Sale (excluding panties and Spanx products) lasting through Today on everything in-store and online.

Founded in 1991, Ashley Stewart has 100 plus stores located in urban areas from New York to Los Angeles. AS has offers their customers clothing in many different styles including classic, edgy, bohemian etc.
Check out their holiday 2010 collection.

SALE: Until 11:59PM tonight, Ashley Stewart is having a Buy One Get One 50% off as well as Free Shipping on online order of $75 or more!

Avenue provides fashionable plus size pieces for females of sizes 14-32. Their clothing ranges from casualwear to businesswear to dressy options.
Avenue also offers undergarments from their Body collection as well as rare shoe sizes in their Our Cloudwalkers shoe brand.
Check out their holiday 2010 collection.

SALE: Avenue is giving their customers up to 50$ off on their orders plus Free Shipping when you spend $50 or more. Use AV101249 at checkout.

Started in 2001, Torrid is a plus size clothing retailer that provides trendy fashion including their labels as well as other labels such as BabyPhat and Ed Hardy in sizes 12 and up.

SALE: Only Through Today, Torrid is having a 60-80% off sale online and in-store!

City Chic is a newer brand that provides modern plus size clothing for the plus size fashionista of different styles for different occasions in sizes 14-24.

City Chic is currently offering Free Shipping and Free Returns to US customers!

Founded earlier this year, Eliza Parker is also a newer brand that provides stylish career wear, separates, cocktail dresses, and fun accessories for women of sizes 10 to 28 while focusing on flattering all body types of plus size women with the use of their PerfectFit system. Check our their classic, sleek dresses.

SALE: Running through tommorow, Eliza Parker is having a thanksgiving sale with 35% off everything using coupon code "thanks35" at checkout.

Kiyonna as just an idea, was born around 14 years ago while its entrepreneur was on vacation. It evolved into a line of classy dresses, separates and lingerie etc in sizes 10-32 with specialization in sizes 0-5X.

SALE Ending tommorow, Kiyonna is having their biggest sale of the year: a 30% off of all orders of $100 or more sale going on (not valid on wedding dresses or Spanx).


Founded in 2005, Monif C. is a contemporary, designer clothing line for plus size fashionistas that provide luxurious,sexy, feminine pieces such as outerwear, dresses and swimsuits etc. Shop online on their website,by phone at 212.842.1641 or in their Manhattan store: 325 W. 38th Street, Suite 207, NYC 10018

Founded in 2000,IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel is an award-winning American designer brand of amazingly stylish, contemporary women's fashions in sizes 12-32. IGIGI focuses on creating unique designs with flattering silhouettes, attention to detail and the use of beautiful fabrics.
Check out their bridal collection.

SALE: IGIGI is currently have a thanksgiving sale ending tommorow with 15% and 25% off of select items and 50% off of all sale items with coupon code "thanks50"

Anna Scholz is a German-born designer that launched her own line of plus size clothing in 1996. Known for her bright bold prints, striking silhouettes and luxe fabrics, Anna has developed a White Label premium collection with luxury products for full-figured women as well as a Black Label diffused collection with a lower price range.

Founded in 1997, Jessica London provides quality career, casual and special occasion fashion, plus classic, easy-to-wear separates, comfortable lingerie and sleepwear to women sizes 12 to 32, & plus shoes to size 12.
JL's fashions are classic pieces (some tailored and some relaxed silhouettes) for the plus size fashionista with simple sophisticated taste.

SALE: Jessica London is currently having a 30% off of your entire order deal ending today, a Holiday bonus valid thru 12/15/2010 and Free Shipping on orders of $150 or more.

Other stores with great plus size options:

FOREVER 21's "Forever Plus" Plus Size section

DOTS' Plus Size section

DEB'S Plus Size section

MACY'S Plus Size section

OLD NAVY'S Plus Size section

NORDSTROM'S Plus Size section

So what happens after you go shopping at these plus size websites and stores mentioned above and get some great pieces...?
Then you put some ensembles together, complete with accessories and shoes.
Need help doing that? Hijabis, need help "hijabifying" these pieces for an outfit?
Ask me, I can help :)

That's all for now. Up Next, "Five Fashion Myths". OR, if there is a specific topic that you would like to see on the next blog post, email me or comment on this post.
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Anonymous said...

Love this post about Plus size stores. This is very helpful and inspiring to Plus size ladies. It is so hard to find clothes that fit. Now if someone could sale plus size clothes for teens that are not gear toward older women they would make a fortune.

Hanifah Abdul-Baqi said...

Thank you for the feedback, glad you enjoyed it!
I agree, the teen plus size market is wide open!

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