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Plus Sized Dresses for Summer

It may almost be the summer, but that doesn’t always mean sunny days and warm weather! This is where sweater dresses come into play. Sweater dresses are a great alternative to a jumper and jeans and look perfect teamed with boots and on-trend opaque patterned tights.

If you are little worried about the clinginess of such a style, simply pop on a light support garment underneath, this will in turn make you seem more svelte and a lot more confident.
Sweater dresses are a great option for the more curvaceous woman as they offer a figure flattering shape, which even suits the most athletic of body types.
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White 2-in-1 Sweater Dress

The basic black dress is an absolute must in every woman’s wardrobe, whatever your shape or size. It’s a staple item that can be both dressed up or dressed down and is a fail-safe option when you feel you have nothing else to wear!

When you need to look good and look good quickly, reach for the trusty LBD. It’s certainly one statement item that every plus sized woman should have in her closet

Look for a dress that fits perfectly. Opting to wear a strapless full-length camisole underneath the garment will work wonders on the figure. The black dress is also a great option for women who have curvy assets to show off. Invest in a form-fitting dress for best results.
Team with glossy locks, lashings of mascara, killer heels and a good lip color for the maximum wow factor, or alternatively with flat pumps and opaques for an office look! Adding a shawl or some statement jewellery is a great way to dress the LBD up a little and the contrast between the two, really make accessories stand out.
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Ellos Black Dress

You can find some great deals on plus size clothing online. Read more information here and find a new chic dress for your next night out!
Last but not least, here is my favorite pick for a summer dress.
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Carmakoma Sleeveless Printed Dress with Draped Neckline

Monique Lhuillier Spring/Summer 2011

Monique Lhuillier‘s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection is a beautiful visual celebration, one that I have come back to multiple times since becoming engaged. There are clear floral inspirations weaved throughout the collection as well as a refreshing use of bold and soft pastels colors. Lace, chiffon, sequins and intricate beadwork make the pieces pop with a rich, strong, sophisticated and glamorous look.

The deep v-neck dress below is similar to the silhouette of my wedding dress, my dress will be with ivory lace and not sequins.

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The gold dress with a top that looks like sprayed on glitter is spectacular.

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I love the striking poppy blue flower skirt + corset top combination below.

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‘Tis the season for Holiday dresses

It’s that time again, when your calendars start filling up with Holiday functions.  Whatever your Holiday plans entail, this time of year can be hectic…planning dinner parties, scheduling vacation time, or most importantly, finding something to wear to all of your Holiday events.

I’m here to possibly help lower your stress level.  I’ve created looks appropriate for all of the events you have scheduled for this Holiday season!

The Office Party

Boat necklines are very elegant and flattering on most body types.  Pair a LBD with nude heels and a jacket with a pop of color for a polished and sophisticated look.  You might not wear this at the office, but you want your outfit to portray you and your professionalism (even if you you are dancing with the guy from accounting)!

Affordable options: Pleated v-neck dress, Ruffle jacket

Dinner with your boyfriend (and his parents)

This dress is festive, cute and the coverage of the dress is perfect for dinner with your future in-laws!  Pair a short dress with opaque tights for a charming, yet modern look (his parents will be sure to adore you)!

Affordable options: Chiffon dress, Open-toe platform heels

Dinner with friends

This is a trendy outfit that your friends will appreciate!  Pair a cable-knit sweater with a knee length skirt for that “lady-like” look that we love for Fall.  Add a motorcycle jacket and ankle boots for a little edge.

Affordable options: Wrap skirt, Ribbed collar jacket

Cocktail Party

Nothing screams the Holiday’s like a little bit of glitz and glam.  If you’re attending a “cocktail party,” this is the perfect look.  Pair a metallic dress with platform ankle boots for a flirty and fun look!

Affordable options: Metallic lace dress, Zipper clutch

Colorblock Thursday

Who doesn’t love a little color to get them through the grueling workweek.

Here are some of my favorite color inspirations today!

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This might as well be called the Pantone color kitchen. I really dig this look, especially with the strangely clean counter and tabletop. I think the look could easily go south if countertop appliances and accessories aren’t white, great or a very basic color. I admire anyone who can pull this look off int their kitchen!

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Here are some of the best of the best colored pieces this year.

  • Sergio Rossi Block-Color Sandals, $277.50, available at
  • Forever 21 Colorblocked Sheath Dress, $13.99, available at
  • Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière Leather Sandals, $1,495, available at Balenciaga Boutique NYC
  • Derek Lam Colorblock Dress, $1,390, available at Barneys.comimage of colorblock bedroomFinally, so fun way to play up an otherwise white bedroom.

Mika Organic Horse Dress

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Support organic farming and buy this horse dress from Mika Organic. Like most people these days, care for the environment, the planet, and animals are the main inspirations for Mika Machida, owner/designer behind Mika Organic. Clothing is made of the finest organic and sustainably made materials including organic cotton, organic linen, hemp, and organic wool.

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Check out the rest of her collection at Shop Mika Organic.

Tie-Dye Lite

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Jessi is constantly sewing herself the trendiest new dresses, shirts and pants (you can imagine how excited I get to receive presents from her). Just today, she completed this number, I call it Tie-Dye Lite. It’s made of gray bamboo. The draping is excellent, creating a very flattering silhouette, for an already slim gal. After the dress was completed, she added peach paint to a spray can and sprayed the dress to give it this nice Tie-Dye effect.

I’m hoping she makes me something similar for my up-coming birthday!

Wear your cake and eat it too


Unbelievable cake dress by Lukka Sigurdardottir, that’s crazy!

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