Stylish Plus Size Dresses and Separates

The Black Wrap Coat

If you are looking for something a little different and on the black side, then Yoek has a wrap over jacket that looks like it would be great for hiding those ugly Christmas sweaters. It has an interesting triangular shape that looks like it would be conducive for layering over any sweater, ugly or otherwise. I like the long length too — perfect for winter leggings (like the ones at Re/Dress).

I love this black wrap jacket for fall from Yoek

Yoek is not a bargain shop, this Netherlands boutique piece has a boutique price at $460 with the exchange but if you are looking for something different that no one else has this European brand may be up your alley.

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Fall and Winter Outerwear

Another season of cool weather will be upon us before we know it. I am pretty disappointed that plus size women will not have As You Are to get outerwear from this winter but I am a bit excited about the cute outerwear recently unveiled by Yoek in their Autumn/Winter lookbook. I do not have any prices or anything yet but keep your eyes peeled for these pieces (I especially love the first one):

plus size coats from Yoek

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Plus Size Top Giveaway

This month’s giveaway is a top specially chosen from Yoek. Not too long long ago I had the opportunity to review a top (sizes 8 to 30 US) from this Netherlands based company.

plus size embellished tops from Yoek

If you are not familiar with this plus size clothing company:

“Yoek is a quality brand for all fashion loving women with a plus size. Yoek creates fashionable clothing with a beautiful and feminine flair. It makes every women look wonderful!”

Prize Details:

  • The choice of one Embellished Top in mercer or black
  • The retail value is €129.

embellished beads at neckline on black top

beading at neckline of mercer tunic
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 through the contact form on this blog so I can check on it.

The lucky winner will be chosen from the entries at random, using Rafflecopter on August 31, 2012 at at approximately 3 pm EST. There will be one winner. This giveaway is sponsored by Yoek and I will be confirming the email and mailing address of the winner (so make sure you enter the right email). This giveaway is open world wide to persons 18 years and older. 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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Hot or Not

That is right folks the value of my opinion has been validated by publication in the August issue of Yoek Magazine. On page 16 you can find me giving my view on what is Hot or Not for summer. It is a really quick piece and I share the space with Jennifer from A Little Blog Told Me and Sanne a Yoek fashion adviser.

Yoek Magazine

Check out the 34 page magazine for a few quick tips and lots of pictures of clothing and accessories for plus size women.

Yoek Dotted Tunic Review

A few weeks ago Yoek (The Netherlands) asked me to review an item from their spring and summer line. They sent me a pink ruffled tunic with white dots. It was designed in Holland and made in Turkey. It came packaged in a lovely heavy duty gift box all tied up with a bow:

Yoek Plus Size Clothing Box

And lots of pink tissue paper:

Yoek Plus size Clothing Sticker

A little surprise in the bottom was a plastic reusable snake skin bag. I do not mind that Yoek is stamped on the side but the “plus size fashion” emblazoned on it makes it a turn off.

Yoek reuseable bag

I wore the top out on a trip to the local rose garden. The top has substantial weight to it but I was surprisingly comfortable on this warm day.  It is a nice change from the barely there summer fabrics I have seen this year.

plus size ruffled tunic from Yoek

I wore it with a pair of white Cotton Ginny capri pants and black flats. As you can see from the photos I am still carrying around my red Naturalizer bag.

plus size dotted top from Yoek

This top is made of 95% Viscose and 5% Elastane which makes the fabric super stretchy.

plus size tunic from Yoek

I love the a-line cut on this top. I noticed the Yoek website has many a-line tops and similar lengths. I can see myself switching up the look of this top by wearing it with a belt.

plus size pink ruffled top from Yoek

It is well made. I was kind of disappointed when I noticed the ruffle had a raw edge but the more I thought about the way the fabric moves it is probably best.

ruffle top from Yoek

I love how they did not forget about the back. Normally a top like this would have a ruffle in the front and then just a standard covered back but the ruffles carries all the way around and they incorporated a peek-a-boo opening — it not substantial and I did not have to worry about my bra showing. The drawstring was also a nice touch and as you can see those loops are not coming off.

drawstring closure on Yoek top

I love the length of this top and I guess for some people it would be long enough for a short dress (I am 5’9″). [FYI: Lesson learned — look out for sun spots when wearing white dots.]

Plus Size Ruffle Top from Yoek

Along with the parcel came a preview book of the fall and winter line and I am very excited about what they have to offer plus size women. Their website is easy to surf with multiple language choices unfortunately the prices are in Euros. The price points are pretty high too. This plus size dotted top is listed at €129 (Euro) which converts to approximately $163. Their sizes range from S (8) to 2x (24/26) and a plus size (28/30).

Their clothing is available at many high-end shops throughout the world and online through their e-shop. Their shipping costs run high at €28 (about $35) for the United States and Canada.

Outtake Photo: It was a gorgeous day for taking photos despite sun spots and gusts of wind.

plus size  a-line top from Yoek

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