Stylish Plus Size Dresses and Separates

Colorful Leggings

Want to add some bright colors to layer under a long denim shirt or skater dress? Or perhaps to brighten your yoga routine? JunoActive (formerly Junonia) has a nice selection of colors in their legging collection (ranging from full length, to capri, to bicyble lengths) in sizes XL to 6X.

The full length leggings come in French teal, navy, Cancun blue, violet, and black. These machine washable cotton / spandex leggings are $49.95 and are touted as being long lasting.

I like the selection of colorful leggings at Junonia.

My favorite color though is in the capri length — berry bloom — so pretty. They also come in raspberry, French teal, Cancun blue, black, berry bloom, violet and navy. They are a little cheaper at $44.95 but still the same material.

I love the berry bloom color of the capri length leggings.

And if you are looking for something even shorter they have a bicycle length in lime and many of the same colors mentioned above for $39.95.

You don't seem bright lime often, love this color in bicycle shorts.

And of course if you are not ready for colorful leggings there is nothing wrong with basic black which goes with everything anyway.

And of course traditional black leggings are always an option that goes with everything.

Are you going to venture into some colorful legging options this summer?

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Jessica London Ups Sizing

Spring is in the air! Well, I am sure it is somewhere. With all the snow we have here it is hard for me to get into that old spring feeling when all I want to do is hunker down in a nice chunky sweater. But snow aside, Jessica London is gearing up for spring with their new collection and most importantly, they have extended a line of their sizes up to a size 40! A size range that has been drastically ignored by the majority of retailers.

You do not need to search through all their product lines to find the extended sizes as they have created a page specifically for them. At the moment it is only featuring some basic suiting and casual wear but according to Denise Schramm, Senior Vice President/General Brand Manager, Jessica London. “The Jessica London® team started with key items that will help women add must-have fashion pieces to their wardrobe, and plans to expand the size ranges on other collections in the future.”

There are just over twenty styles to choose from not including color options. On the extended sizes page they have also included a few denim pieces and swimwear but none of them go above a size 32.

Here are five of my favorite pieces from their extended sizing line for women:

Classic Boatneck Dress – This dress comes in nine different colors and two striped. It is priced pretty reasonably at $35 to $40 depending on size. I love the dress and the color choices but unless it is layered under something I can see peek-a-boo bras being an issue. These sizes have a hard time finding clothing in their size, bras are even worse. I just wish this dress was a little more bra friendly.

I love the color of this boat neck dress from Jessica London. It comes in a bunch of other colors too.

Fine Gauge Cardigan — Such a pretty sweater comes in seven color choices (hopefully the same colors for the smaller sizes will become available soon, like cobalt blue for instance). It’s priced right for $39.99 and if you buy two you save another $5.

This pretty plus size sweater comes in a few color combinations and you save if you buy more than one.

Double Breasted Pantsuit — This pantsuit comes in six color options as well as petite and tall lengths. It is machine washable and priced under $80.

They have the color basics as well as some spring colors in this plus size pant suit.

Striped Top — Such interesting stripe placement! This top is available in five color combinations and like the cardigan above if you buy two you get another $5 off.

I love the texture created by the stripes on this top.

Tee Shirt Maxi Dress — This $55 dress comes in five colors AND petite and tall! I always hate when I order a maxi dress and it comes above my ankles and I imagine ordering a maxi dress if you are petite is a horror too.

Lots of colors to choose from for this plus size maxi dress but even better is that it comes in petite and tall.

I like a lot of Jessica London fashions but I really wish they would employ models with fuller figures. I do not feel their model selection even remotely represents the majority of the sizing they offer.

Jessica London® offers international shipping to 90 countries. Check their site as they often have other promotions on too.

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Extended Sizes for eShakti

Eshakti has extended their standard size offerings past the usual 26 to include sizes 28 to 36. In the past these sizes were only available through custom sizing. Eshakti still offers the custom sizing for longer/shorter sleeves etc for $7.50.

While I was there checking out the new sizing I of course fell in love with a bunch of items from their fall line like these beauties:
plus size custom clothing from eShakti

Left to Right:

  • My absolute favorite from the fall collection is the Mod Dots Wool Dress, $75.
  • The Sophia Sheath Dress, $90.
  • The Blue Ruffled Tiers Dress, $60 also comes in red and olive but I love this electric blue.
  • The Bird On a Branch Skirt, $60.
  • The Brocade Panel Sheath Dress, $90.
  • The Starlit Lace Satin Dress, $99.
  • The Peacock passion dress, $99.

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* Get ready for fall with Eshakti

Cute Print Tops

Making It Big (MIB) continues to make strides in their style options this last year. This summer they are offering some cute print tops in an array of pretty patterns. If you are not familiar with MIB they offer plus sizes from 2x to 8x. They are a bit pricy ($49 to $99 for featured tops) but if you are in a difficult to find size they have some lovely options like these five print tops:

plus size print tops from MIB

My absolute fave is the Diane Tie Dye Tunic (upper right) which has an interesting texture to it and would look perfect with a pair of denim shorts and glads.

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$200 Making It Big Giveaway

This month’s giveaway is special in more ways than one. Making It Big is offering one lucky reader a $200 Gift Certificate for shopping at their website. That in itself is exciting but I’m also excited about the changes at Making It Big over the last year. They have always been a leader in offering plus size and extended size clothing but frankly I haven’t “loved” their clothing because I felt it lacked the shaping that plus size bodies deserve. They have made profound changes in their styles and I’m very proud of their progress and growth of their new line. If you have never heard of Making It Big (MIB): plus size career clothing from Making It Big

“Founded in 1984, MiB designs plus size clothing for women who want to celebrate their curves in style. MiB offers quality made clothing in luxurious fabrics in sizes 22-48 (2x-8x). Offering everything from beautiful blouses to everyday pants, MiB prides themselves on being the leader in quality, fit & service in the plus size clothing world.”

Prize Details:

  • 1 winner will get a $200 Gift Certificate to shop at Making It Big online.

How to Enter:

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

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Stipulations:

Six 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 winner will be chosen from the comments at random, using random.org, on March 30, 2011 at 3 pm EST. This giveaway is sponsored by Making It Big but I will be confirming the email and mailing address of the winner (so make sure you enter the right email). This giveaway is open to person 18 years and older living in the United States and Canada. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will have two weeks to claim the prize; after which time it will be rewarded to someone else.

UPDATE: The winner was announced in the comments below. Congratulations to #30: Courtney.