Stylish Plus Size Dresses and Separates

Going Plum

When I was over at Plus Side Plum I found myself falling for everything purple. Purple lace, purple satin, purple ribbon, purple ruffles. Purple is considered a power color you know. Here are a few favorites:

Plus size lingerie options from Plus Size Plum.

From left to right:

  • Beautiful 3 Piece Peignoir Set with stretch lace bodice, $72
  • Paisley Lace-up Bustier, $32
  • Flocked Dot Babydoll with lavender ruffled hem, $30
  • Finally-Your Dream Babydoll, $32
  • Stretch Lace and Net babydoll , $38

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Wrapped in Cheri

Oh Cheri’s website has a little voom here, and a little voom there, everywhere a voom voom. Or if you prefer, vavoom. Silliness aside here are a few of my favorite plus size lingerie picks from Oh Cheri’s plus size offerings.

Plus size lingerie from OhCheri

 

  • Red Plus Size Corset with Fringe,$49.95
  • Lace Bandeau Short Nightgown, $33.95
  • Leopard Plus Size Babydoll Lingerie, $39.95
  • Plus Size Ruffle Chemise, $36.95
  • Pink Plus Size Chemise with Fringe, $38.95

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Low-Key but Sexy

I find that Lane Bryant’s lingerie selections offer a lower key style than the online lingerie shops. Don’t get me wrong, I still think they are sexy offerings but they are just a different kind of sexy. Many of their options could be worn any night of the week and not just on “special occasions”. Here are a few of my favorite low-key plus size lingerie items:

Plus size lingerie from Lane Bryant.

From left to right:

  • Polka dot camidoll set, $42.95
  • Chiffon babydoll & panty set, $49.95
  • Beautiful ruffled cheeky panty, $18
  • Ruffled cami & boyshort set, $42.95
  • Polka dot corset, $64.50

Which do you prefer, solids or prints?

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Chiffon Babydoll Giveaway

September’s giveaway is from returning lingerie sponsor, Oh Cheri. They are offering one lucky My Favorite Things reader their choice of color of the popular Pleated Chiffon Babydoll.

If you are not familiar with this online plus size lingerie company:

“For the last five years Oh Cheri has been offering classy lingerie in a wide range of styles (romantic sleepwear, seductive corsets, bustiers, flirty babydolls) and sizes, including plus sizes up to 6X.”

Prize Details:

  • Plus Size Pleated Chiffon Babydoll (pink, black, red, or purple)
  • Size options: 1x/2x or 3x/4x
  • The retail value for this item is $39.95

an assortment of colors for plus size chiffon babydoll from Oh Cheri
How to Enter:

For this giveaway there is the option of one to ten entries plus a daily tweet bonus entry per person! To get all entries you must follow the directions for the Rafflecopter widget below. If you have any problems using the Rafflecopter please email me via the contact form on this blog so I can check on it.

This giveaway closes on September 27, 2012 at midnight. The lucky winner will be chosen from the entries at random, using Rafflecopter on September 29, 2012 at at approximately 3 pm EST. There will be one winner. This giveaway is sponsored by Oh Cheri and I will be confirming the email and mailing address of the winner (so make sure you enter the right email). This giveaway is to persons 18 years and older in the United States and Canada. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will have ONE week to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.

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Five Must Have Bras

There is a simple truth, fine undergarments make a woman happy. For decades plus size women were relegated to wearing ugly bras and boxy t-shirts for sleepwear but no more!

PlusSize-Lingerie.com is under the umbrella of J D Williams & Company Limited, and its sister sites (Simply Be, Heather Valley, Simply Yours, Fashion World, Fifty Plus etc.). Through this portal they are able to link shoppers to plus size friendly brands such as: Cleo, Curvy Kate, Eve, Glamorise, Gok Wan, Joe Browns, Naturally Close, Panache, Vanity Fair, and Wonder Bra.

There are five bras that every woman should work toward having in her plus size lingerie drawer.

The Balconette Bra

When it comes to my favorite style of choice, I would pick the balconette bra for a comfortable everyday bra. They give a great shape and lift and are usually “prettier” than your average bra. Most balconette style bra have padding all over the cup but there are some available with none at all.

plus size lingerie - balconette bra

The Plunge Bra

As the name suggests there is some plunging involved; right between the breasts. These bras are perfect for low cut blouses and dresses when you just do not feel like layering a camisole underneath and you do not want your bra to show.

plus size lingerie - plunge bra

The Push-Up Bra

You would not think a plus size woman would be interested in a push up bra but let’s face it. Gravity is not friendly to plus size breasts so sometimes a little push is needed to get them where we want them to go or if we really want to make our cleavage a focal point. You can get push-up bras that lift or you can get a demi-bra which lifts and pushes together. These padded bras generally come with removable pads to be inserted on the outer inside of the cup for added lift — most plus size women do not needed the little pads.

plus size lingerie - push up bra

The Sports Bra

This is probably the most important bra in any active woman’s drawer. No woman should be working out in a regular pretty bra, there is not enough support to manage the jarring motions of the many activities we participate in — even if you are only walking for exercise you should be wearing a sport bra. A good plus size sports bra brings in the breasts closer to the chest but still manages to offer some shaping. Most importantly when it is worn it does not loose its shape or support or restrict movement.

plus size lingerie - sports bra

The Strapless Bra

In the summer the strapless bra is a necessity of life with all the spaghetti straps, tube dresses and tops that make summer so much fun (not to mention cooler). Or even if you have a regular sleeved top with an open back (strapless tend to sit lower). Because women tend to have a little more to carry I think the best strapless bras offer more durability and better support with longer side and back panels.

plus size lingerie - strapless bra

Bras are an expensive investment but luckily there are many online avenues offering choices not available locally. If you are really on a budget, sign up for the newsletter of your favorite stores and watch for their online promotions. Gradually you will build up your lingerie drawer with the necessities of daily living.

This post was created in collaboration with www.plussize-lingerie.com.

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Plus Size Lingerie Giveaway

For the month of love and utter sexiness HotPlusSizeLingerie.com is sponsoring this month’s giveaway with the choice of one of these three lovely pieces of plus size lingerie (sizes 1x/2x or 3x/4x):

Options are from clockwise:

  • Red Dragon Bustier, $36.99
  • Stripe Open Back Babydoll, $38.99
  • Polka Dot Halter Babydoll, $35.99

If you are not familiar with HotPlusSizeLingerie.com:

HotPlusSizeLingerie.com offers hundreds of sexy lingerie, costumes, shoes and hosiery in sizes ranging from queen to 4x. They also offer to pay your sales tax, a lowest price guarantee and discreet shipping and billing.

Prize Details:

  • 1 – lingerie selection from the three choices listed above.
  • 1x/2x or 3x/4x

How to Enter:

For this giveaway there is the option of one to five entries plus a daily bonus entry per person! To get all entries you must follow the directions for the Rafflecopter widget below. If you have any problems using the Rafflecopter please email me through the contact form so I can check on it.

Five entries per person are allowed (one per method described above) plus a bonus worth two entries — The lucky winner will be chosen from the comments at random, using Rafflecopter on February 29, 2012 at 3 pm EST. One winner. This giveaway is sponsored by HotPlusSizeLingeire.com and I will be confirming the email and mailing address of the winners (so make sure you enter the right email). This giveaway is open to person 18 years and older living in the United States ONLY. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will have ONE week to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.

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Playtex Bra Giveaway

Most women have come across Playtex bras at some point in their lifetime. When I was younger a Playtex bra usually meant an ugly white slingshot that someone’s mother or grandmother wore that we made fun of during dress up. I am happy to say Playtex has come a long way since then and All You Magazine and Playtex want to show 15 readers just how much by sponsoring this month giveaway for fifteen 18 Hour Bras. That’s right 15 women will have a new 18 Hour Bra. plus size playtex bras

ALL YOU, is geared to the value-driven woman, published by Time Inc. and sold on newsstands at Walmart stores nationwide and by subscription. One of the hallmarks of our brand is our connection with real women and our celebration of women of all shapes and sizes.

PLAYTEX is the fit expert that truly understands women’s bodies and provides solutions for women with fit-specific needs. With top quality, beautiful bras and shapewear, Playtex gives women the comfort and support they need in their everyday lives.

The 18 HOUR PLAYTEX bras provide full coverage for long days. This bra is for the woman juggling a busy schedule and looking for a bra that won’t budge, slip, or create discomfort. It features moisture-wicking fabric for breathability, a soft underband to reduce chafing, and wirefree cups.

Prize Details:

  • 15 – 18 Hour Bra will be awarded to 15 women in winner’s size (varies per style but approximately 36B to 46DDD)
  • There are 12 styles of 18 Hour Bras to choose from.

How to Enter:

For this contest there is the option of one to four entries per person! To get all four entries you must LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT BELOW FOR EACH METHOD following these directions:

  • Main entry: This one is a must to enter. But it is super easy — leave a comment below telling us why you think you need an 18 hour bra.
  • Second entry: Follow me on twitter (yes, it still counts if you are already following me). Leave a comment below that you are following me including your @ name.
  • Third entry: Follow me on facebook (yes, it still counts if you are already following me). Leave a comment below that you are following me and a link to your facebook or facebook name.
  • Fourth entry: Like Playtex on facebook (yes, it still counts if you are already following them). Leave a comment below that you are following Playtex and a link to your facebook or facebook name.
  • BONUS: Tweet about this giveaway on twitter: @biggirlblue is giving away 15 Playtex bras on her blog: http://www.plusshe.com/2011/08/playtex-bra-giveaway/ and then leave a comment below that you tweeted about this giveaway.

Stipulations:

Four entries per person are allowed (one per method described above)– suspicious entries with the same IP address (you know who you are) will be deleted without notice. The lucky winners will be chosen from the comments at random, using random.org, on August 31, 2011 at 3 pm EST. Only one winner per person. This giveaway is sponsored by All You Magazine and Playtex and I will be confirming the email and mailing address of the winners (so make sure you enter the right email). This giveaway is open to person 18 years and older living in the United States ONLY. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will have ONE week to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.

UPDATE: The winners were announced in the comments below and contacted via email. Congratulations to Kathy, Kelynn, Cricket, Joy, Tequila, Maddie, Angy, Stephanie, Teressa, Janine, Tiffany, Belinda, Deborah, Malaina and Julie. And replacement winners JaNelle and Laura.

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Big Gals Holiday Collection

If you are looking to be a sexy hostess for your Christmas party then look no further than Big Gals Lingerie. They have over eight pages in their Holiday Diva Collection which includes hostess and of course private party designs.

plus size Christmas costumes

One of my favorites is the Festive and Shiny Metallic strapless tube style shown here with its fluffy white marabou fur trim. This dress an the others are available made-to-order in sizes 1X to 12X.I don’t know of any other company that offers such a size range made-to-order.

This little cutie is $55 and is sure to make you very popular under the mistletoe!

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Promo Friday

A sale or two to get you through the weekend:

CJ Banks is offering 15% Off Your Order + Receive Free Shipping On Orders Over $50
Coupon code: NA
Expires: NA
Visit CJ Banks for plus size clothing

Webundies is offering free shipping on orders of $75 or more
Coupon code: NA
Expires: NA
Visit WebUndies

Swimsuits for All is offering 15% Off Entire Order
Coupon code: KISS15
Expires: February 28, 2010
Visit Swimsuits for all for plus size swimwear

Oh Cheri is offering 15% off store wide
Coupon code: TESA15
Expires: March 7, 2010
Visit Oh Cheri for plus size lingerie

MIB is offering 25% one item from their sale section
Coupon code: SALE25
Expires: February 28, 2010 at midnight
Visit MIB for plus size clothing

Kiyonna is offering $30 off orders $175 or more
Coupon Code: STYLE
Expires: May 1, 2010
Visit Kiyonna for plus size career wear

Have a great weekend!

Promo Friday

A sale or two to get you through the weekend:

Yoga Accessories is offering 10% off order of $50
Coupon code: AFFS9324
Expires: February 31, 2010
Visit Yoga Accessories for a variety of yoga treats

Avenue is offering 20% off first item
Coupon code: NA
Expires: NA
Visit Avenue for plus size clothing

Buy Costumes is offering Free Shipping on Orders $70
Coupon code: freeship10
Expires: March 31, 2010
Visit Buy Costumes for plus size clothing

Hot Topic is offering Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more
Coupon code: HTAFS50
Expires: February 27, 2010
Visit Hot Topic for plus size novelty fashions

Diamonds International is offering $10 Off Orders Over $25
Coupon code: GIFT10
Expires: March 5, 2010
Visit Diamonds International for authentic and fashion jewelry

Kiyonna is offering 20% OFF Everything & Free shipping on all ground domestic orders of $100+
Coupon code: NACHOS
Expiration: February 7, 2010
Visit Kiyonna for plus size career wear

Have a great weekend!

Promo Friday

A sale or two to get you through the week:

Kiyonna is offering 10% OFF All Tops
Coupon code: TOPS10
Expires: February 3, 2010
Visit Kiyonna for plus size tops

CJ Banks is offering 10% Off Any Order
Coupon code: NA
Expires: NA
Shop CJ Banks!

Elf is offering FREE 27-pc Mini Makeup Kit with any purchase
Coupon code: LOYAL
Expires: February 14, 2010
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Elf Cosmetics

Evans UK is offering 20% off everything
Coupon code: NA
Expires: Monday February 1, 2010
Visit Evans UK for plus size clothing

Hot Topic is offering 25% off orders $50
Coupon code: HTA25OFF50
Expires: January 31, 2010
Visit Hot Topic for plus size clothing

Oh Cheri is offering $20 off your order of $100 or more
Coupon code: LOVE20
Expires: January 31, 2010
Visit Oh Cheri for plus size lingerie

Swimsuits for All is offering 20% Off All Plus Size Swimwear
Coupon code: OFF20
Expires: February 2, 2010
Visit SwimsuitsForAll for plus size swimsuits

Have a great weekend!

Plus Size Pop Queen

If you want to make a tribute to Micheal Jackson this Halloween then look no further than Big Gals Lingerie. I realize the name is deceiving but they have some excellent costumes this year (for private and for partying). And besides looking gorgeous they go up to size 12x — the largest size I’ve seen on the market for plus size costumes (and lingerie).

Michael Jackson is a popular costume choice every year among boys and men but Big Gals Lingerie has introduced a series called Pop Queen which highlights popular costumes eras of the pop idol. There are four different designs to choose from: The traditional Queen of Pop, Dirty Diana, Thriller, and the Military version.

Personally I like the traditional Queen of Pop and the Military versions the best. These are high quality costumes so don’t be shocked by the prices ranging from $136 to $175 depending on style (sizes 5x on up there is an additional $5 to $10 charge). The upside is the shipping is free!

Pop-Queen-Costumes

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Promo Friday

Here’s a little something to get you through the weekend:

Anna Scholz is offering 10% off
Coupon code: EXTRA10
Expires: July 28, 2009
Visit Anna Scholz for designer plus size clothing

CJ Banks is offering $20 Off Orders Of $80 or more
Coupon code: NA
Expires: July 31, 2009
Visit CJ Banks!

Yoga Accessories has summer clearance sale on
Coupon code: NA
Expires: while quantities last
Visit Yoga Accessories

Bigger Bras is offering 10% off
Coupon code: July10
Expires: August 1, 2009
Visit Bigger Bras

Ulla Popken is offering 10% off orders
Coupon code: UPLS091
Expires: September 1, 2009
Visit Ulla Popken for plus size clothing

Have a delightful weekend!