Stylish Plus Size Dresses and Separates

Monif C for Fall

Every season, plus size designer, Monif C never ceases to amaze and delight me with her new fashions and this fall is no different. Along with the usual Marilyn Convertible Dress, this season in black, teal, olive, purple, and red, she has four other dresses I love. Whether you are looking for a plus size party dress or career dress Monif has a little something special for every one.

Plus Size Dresses from Monif C

  • The “Maggie” Color Block Banded Dress in jade/ivory — I love the fact this is a full coverage dress from the wrists to the neck but still manages to show off the curves in style.
  • Of all of the dresses this season the “Gia” Batwing Ruched Dress in purple is my absolute favorite. I love the style and the color. This is the best use of the batwing that I have ever seen.
  • The “Alexandra” Draped Goddess Dress is just lovely and decadent in red.
  • When I see the “Dana” Exposed Shoulder High/Low Dress in black I think “fun” and a whole lot of dancing. I am a huge fan of the high-low trend and this dress takes it to the extreme.
  • And of course there is the “Marilyn” Ruched Convertible Dress in one of my fave colors, teal. This is also one of my favorite wrap looks.

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Resort Swimwear

Heading to the resort? On a cruise? Monif C has released their plus size swimwear for this season and it is ideal for the resort or pretty much any pool side gorgeousness.

First, the good news is the fringe bathing suit is back. It is available in Teal, Fuchsia, or Black for $165 (sizes 14 to 24):

plus size fringe swimsuit from Monif C

The other good news is she has more styles to choose from. Like the High Waisted Bikini in black or leopard print. Or you can get a full body print with mesh. The bikinis are $148 and the one piece is $158 (sizes 14 to 24):

plus size bikini from Monif C

Also making a return is the Ruffle one piece in navy or red for $148 (sizes 14 to 24):

plus size off the shoulder swimsuit with ruffle from Monif C

New this year and I am guessing they are going to be favorites are the Ruched swimdress in red or black for $188 and the Crisscross swimsuit in navy or electric purple for $148 (sizes 14 to 24):

plus size resort swimsuits from Monif C

And do not forget to pack one of the new colors of the convertible maxi dress!

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New Colors for Convertible Dress

Spring is in the air and with a new season comes a new selection of colors for the Marilyn Convertible Dress from Monif C. This plus size designer always comes out with so many of my fave colors and introduces me to new color combinations.

This season there are new colors for the Convertible dresses in ruched, short, and long. The Ruched Convertible Dress even gets some color blocking which makes it look even more fabulous. The color block colors are orange and purple or citron and navy. Awesome! The other colors for this season are black, citron (electric yellow), purple, aqua teal (amazing!), coral, white. The ruched dress is available in sizes 14 to 24 for $215.

plus size ruched dress from Monif C

The Original Marilyn Convertible dress is available in purple, citron, aqua teal, coral, white, and black. Unlike the ruched dress it is a multi-sized item which fits sizes 8 to 24. And with the multiple ways to wear, it is worth the $195.

plus size marilyn convertible dress in spring colors

The three new dresses so far this spring are the “Elsa” Color Block Ponte Knit Dress ($198) shown here front and center in ivory/brown (fave) but is also available in orange/purple; the “Miranda” Draped Jersey Gown ($228) in purple; and the “Blanca” Gathered Sleeve Faux Wrap Dress ($218) shown here in red but also comes in black. These new dresses are ready for pre-order for February 27.

new plus size dresses from Monif C

Well done Monif!

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The Infinity Dress

You all know I am a huge fan of Monif C’s convertible dress well Igigi has come out with a convertible type dress of their own and it looks nothing like the Monif C dress so you do not have to worry about looking like you are wearing a knock off. These two dresses together could quite possibly be the best travel companions ever. Have a look at the new Kaori Infinity Dress from Igigi and how many ways you can wear it:

plus size infinity dress from Igigi

The Infinity Dress is $125 and is available in sizes 12 to 32. Currently it is only in black but I hope this dress will be a permanent feature at Igigi with new colors every season!

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Plus Size One Shoulder Dresses

It is time to embrace your shoulders and your arms, even if it is only one shoulder at a time!

Torrid has quite a few one shoulder dresses but these are two of my favorites. They are available in sizes x to 4x. The Black One-Shoulder Sequin Bead Dress is $60 and the Black and White Cheetah One Shoulder Dress is $70.

black and white one shoulder plus size dresses from Torrid

City Chic has this sleek One Shoulder Sequin Dress for $68 and the Red Rose Kiki Dress for $36. Both dresses come in sizes 14 to 22. Throw a cardigan on the red rose dress and it could easily become a cute day dress.

one shoulder dresses from city chic

The ultimate convertible dress from Monif C is easily fashioned into a one shoulder dress. They are currently in their end of season sale and have only one color left in stock — canary yellow. This maxi dress fits sizes 8 to 24 and the dress is on sale for $138.

plus size maxi dress from Monif C

Currently the best way to feel comfortable and look supported in one shoulder dresses is to wear a convertible bra like the Multi-way Strapless Bra from the Cacique line at Lane Bryant. It is available the standard basic colors in sizes 36C to 44DDD for $42 (currently by one get second for $10).

plus size convertible strapless bra from Lane Bryant

Silk and Jersey Maxi Dresses

Monif C released a few short and long dresses for spring this week but my favorites were the colorful maxi dresses. The “Helena” Jeweled Neck Silk Maxi Gown (left) is 100% silk and is “special order” only. I love the rich colors of the pattern. The dress is $428 and available in sizes 14 to 24 and is made to order. If you are looking for something less expensive and more forgiving she has the “Joan” Caped Printed Maxi Dress (right) in jersey knit I love the splashes of purple and yellow on white. It has an interesting cape detail in the back too. This dress is available for pre-order and will ship May 31.

plus size silk dress from Monif Cplus size jersey maxi dress from Monif C

Plan your weddings accordingly!

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Spring Swimwear

It’s too cold for swimwear here yet but I imagine some of you are basking in the glow either at home or abroad. Or you will be soon. Lucky ducks!

You are not the only one getting ready for fun in the sun, three of my favorite plus size swimsuit shops have been getting ready for you and warmer days too.

My absolute favorite suits come from Monif C. She had an awesome fringe one piece last year and this year she has introduced an animalistic retro cut two piece –“Capri” High-Waist Plus Size Bikini– luv love. It is available to pre-order in sizes 14 to 24 for $160. She also has a few other beauty-suits that are a must a see both for color and style.

plus size zebra print high waisted two-piece from Monif C

Swimsuits for All is always getting new suits and spring time is no different. The one that stood out for me the most was the Fuchsia Halter Swimdress by Beach Belle. It comes in sizes 18 to 24 for $68. They have a huge plus size selection that is reasonably priced.

plus size Beach Belle fuschia swimdress from Swimsuits for All

And finally there is Always for Me which has some of the hottest brands including their own label. This season I wanted to show you something different so I went with the 4-Way Bandeau Swimsuit by Carol Wior which comes in sizes 16 to 24 for $114. That halter neckline you see in the picture below can be moved around for different looks.  There are lots of other suits in retro prints and bright solids to choose from.

plus size convertible colorblock one piece swimsuit from Always for Me

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It’s Spring at Monif C

Almost! You can pre-order hot spring colors of the Ruched Convertible and Marilyn Convertible Dress from Monif C.

The Ruched Convertible is available in teal, caramel, coral, white, and black. My favorite is the caramel (I bet you thought I was going to sale “teal”). I don’t care for the red shoes the model is wearing with the caramel. I’d prefer same colored shoes or black. I guess I’m a boring traditionalist but just I love black and caramel. The Ruched Convertible comes in sizes 1x to 3x (14 to 24) for $215.

plus size caramel ruched dress from Monif C

The Long and Short Convertible Dress is available in canary yellow, kelly green, coral, turquoise, black, and white (just in time for wedding season!). My favorite? Hello! Turquoise of course, with yellow following up as a close second. The convertible dress is a one size fits 8 to 24 for $195.

plus size turquoise convertible dress from Monif Cplus size canary yellow convertible dress

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Watch Monif C Discuss Swimwear

Monif C released a new video highlighting the incredibly stylish red ruffle one shoulder swimsuit she unveiled this season. What makes this video extra special is she enlisted the help of a customer to show off its features.

The “Espana” One Shoulder Ruffle Swimsuit is available in sizes 14 to 24 for $118. Watch the video below to learn about this suit and see the pink fridge suit that has been so widely adored:

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Plus Size Designers – Monif Clarke

Monif Clarke is the designer behind Monif C a business she started with her mother Elaine. Her designs are bright, sexy, and highlight the curves of women who are size 14 to 24. They are available at fine boutiques in the United States and Canada as well as online at her official website. Her staple piece is the Marilyn Convertible Dress which features new colors every season (for spring the colors are: canary yellow, fuchsia pink, pool blue, tangerine, soft white, and black). Here is a brand new video giving some background on the dress and how to wear it:

One of the things I like most besides Monif C designs is the designer’s consistent hands-on involvement. She is out there wearing her products and encouraging others to look their best. One of the things I love about her website is it doesn’t try to hide the fit of their fashions on undersized models. When you look at images on Monif’s website you see many voluptuous models of various heights and sizes. When you look at her blogging you see Monif C events with non-models wearing the same designs. A shopper gets a true representation of the clothing and how it fits.

The Marilyn Convertible Dress has been my favorite piece since it’s inception. Here are a few new ones:

Plus size maxi dresses and swimwear from Monif C

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My Monif C Wish List

Monif C has always been one of my favorite designers from day one. I may not like all of her designs but I admit to liking most.

Monif C has a few new items for this season (and some recurring favorites) and of course I’ve already chosen my favorites. You might remember the red ruffle dress I mentioned last week as being one.

Going through her online collection I have to say that these are my top three wants on my Monif C Wish List:

  1. “Liza” Cobalt Blue Beaded Silk Maxi Gown
  2. “Marilyn” Long Convertible Dress 97
  3. “Labelle” Zipper Dress in Coral

As always, looking forward to seeing more.

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