I have to shed light on this most hated Summer staple when it comes to plus sizes; the cover up. I mean a cover up is supposed to keep you dry, cool and be able to dress up or down but all I have ever seen in plus size version are moo moos, trapeze styles and ugly ill fitting caftans! What’s a curvy girl to do? We have hot dates and Chic places to go after the beach too! 

So I scoured the internet to not only find flattering caftans but sexy and Chic cover up dresses and even a cute skirt! So go forth my curvy lovelies; wear that oversized straw hat, Jackie O sunglasses and meet your hot date after you have some fun at the beach ( hopefully rocking some of my choices!)

Hello my curvy beauties!

I know it’s been a while since we have written and as a fellow curvy girl trust me I could never forget about my sisters! Summer is quickly speeding towards us and I want all of you to be bold, sexy and beautiful in your swimwear this Summer! I found some really sexy suits that hug all your curves and support all the yummy giggly bits! These swimsuits are all under $50! 

I am shocked to see Forever 21 up their plus size swimwear game offering everything from monokinis to high wasted bikinis! Curvy girls come in a variety of shapes and sizes so it’s nice to see a company take that into consideration as well as understand that plus size swimwear is so expensive we often don’t get to buy multiple pieces..but all of the Forever 21 designs are under $30!! So now we can try out a variety of styles and not break the bank! I can’t wait to go swimsuit shopping!

I am so excited that Project Runway Winner and the most successful contestant to date on the show Christian Siriano has turned his fabulous attention to the plus size world! He has created a capsule collection that features skirts, dresses and tops. His collection features vibrant colors and flirty silhouettes. I wasn’t a fan of some of the pieces so I chose the ones I thought looked the most flattering on all shapes. I hope Lane Bryant will continue working with Siriano to produce more pieces like a jumpsuit or outer wear!

  
Houndstooth Jacquard Dress $128

  
Organza plaid circle skirt $108 & tee is $48

  
Shirt dress $128

  
Cut out dress $148

I absolutely have fallen on love with the Boho style and have been mixing it with my rocker/punk style for a while now! I am so happy to see it come back in style in different versions every year! So my fellow curvy girls I have put together some cute outfits for you to try out. I don’t like ponchos on curvy girls as it just makes us look boxy so instead go for a kimono or blanket cardigan that you can layer. Leave multi tiered skirts alone as they are too clichĂ© and can make you look older and instead go for a flowy maxi skirt or shorter flared Boho printed skirt. I hate traditional peasant tops for the same reason as ponchos and instead go for an embroidered tank or a short sleeved silk modern peasant style that opens at the neck.

curvy chic Boho style

Summer is almost upon us and what better way to celebrate it then to buy new swimwear! With all the new pastel colors and fun candy prints and colors shopping for swimwear has never been more fun!! We curvy girls always need to buy swimwear because new cuts and better flattering styles are always coming out each new season. Keep your eye out for Friday’s post which will feature swimwear for everyone else! As always nothing will be over $70!!

 

Fringe is the hottest trend this season and the bold color is so fun! $27.80 for the set! www.forever21.com

The color is haute on this Liz Claiborne swimsuit !The ruching and 1940s look give this swimsuit a sexy pin-up feel. On sale for $54! www.jcpenney.com

This two piece from Asos Curve is just sooo sweet!! It even has studs for added punk! Top costs $18.10 but couldn’t find price for the bottom 🙁 us.asos.com/Curve

This adorable one piece from Esther Williams features cherries all over the swimsuit and goes with this season’s candy theme!! On sale for $67 (also available in sky blue) www.modcloth.com

 

 

 

Curvy Chic Punk Couture
Hey curvy ladies! This Fall is all about Punk! Punk isn’t just about studs, spikes and skulls it’s also about attitude! You can wear pop culture tees with witty sayings, ripped and shredded jeans and shorts ( if it gets a little chilly just add some leggings) and don’t forget to add a leather (or faux) jacket for the chilly Autumn nights! try color instead of the usual black for a punk edge for 2013!

We have decided to do a curvy edition because as a fellow curvy girl it was hard to find swimwear that was sexy and fit my large bust. (I had to settle for a 1x swimsuit from Old Navy that my friend who is a seamstress will cut down to fit my size 16 body so I can have the bust that fits) As always I will keep all pieces under $70!

Flamingo Print One-Piece Swimsuit $27.80 www.forever21.com

Swim & Sun Marilyn Monroe Rose Cross Back Swimdress $61.60 www.onestopplus.com

Monroe Black Cross Over Halter Swimsuit by Swim Sexy $47.60 www.sonsi.lanebryant.com

Chlorine Resistant Crossover One-Piece Sheath Swimsuit $44 www.justmysize.com

Bandeau One Piece with Strip Inserts by Swim Sexy $68.60 www.sonsi.lanebryant.com

 

 

 

 

 

Curvy Chic spring Edition:Wear Florals!

Spring is all about floral prints but us curvy girls have to be careful what types of prints we wear as to not look like our grandmother’s couch! Choose floral prints that are large and brush stroked as it flatters the body more. You can also choose dresses that break up the floral print like the polka-dot dress I chose above.  Make sure your silhouettes are fitted on top but loose on the bottom or if you want sexy vixen make sure your silhouette is body hugging but with a flattering neck line like boat or sweetheart. Choose floral prints that are bold and not too dark. Make sure to pair all that floral with some chunky nude heels as these are in all the way till Fall!