Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Casual Regal

I love strapless maxi dress, especially semi-fitted ones. While some shy away from fitted, curve-defining styles, I find they work best for me (yes, despite my apple shape and visible belly outline). This one has a slight a-line shape and empire waist. I paired it with a black bolero to make the look a little less revealing and for some coverage given the still chilly temps here in Toronto, Canada.

 

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Dress by Pennington’s – this year but it seems to be sold out online (wearing size 0X)

Necklace by Addition Elle – last year

Bolero by SexyPlus Clothing -last year

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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: In the Navy Now

Finally warm enough today to wear a strapless maxi, and it was perfect with my Point Zero Curvy crochet navy cardi (available at SexyPlus Clothing). It just so happens that I also have navy wedge mules from a few years back 💙👗🌻– perfect!

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Dress and necklace by Ardene – last year (yes, I’m actually wearing the XL by Ardene and I’m a fully rounded size 16/18)!

Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing (by Point Zero Curvy brand)

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A Thousand Wishes

So aptly named for its whimsical design, this post features the Thousand Wishes dress by SexyPlus Clothing (a Point Zero Curvy design).

I am always drawn to super feminine things, and this plus size dress had me at, well, you know the rest. With a lightweight and flowy chiffon fabric, and a delicate geo print in subtle corals and mint greens on an ivory background, everything about it is like a daydream.

Paired with a coral wedge and a cute jean vest, it’s total summer everything.

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To add to this dress’ appeal, the lining is knee-length giving it a see-through effect from the knee-down, so it kinda feels maxi, without the bulk.

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I actually love halter necklines, and have no problem wearing a strapless bra despite my 44D size. Addition Elle has excellent strapless options in a wide range of sizes. And they’re excellent quality for the price. I love a hint of cleavage provided by the keyhole detail.

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The back is nicely detailed as well, because Point Zero doesn’t sleep on unique design elements. The back panel, from the waist up, is wide enough that you don’t feel like it’s falling and showing too much skin.

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If you haven’t tried the Point Zero Curvy line which was introduced in 2015, you simply must. It’s the stuff we always wanted for big girls – but could never find. Now we can and my boutique, SexyPlus Clothing offers a substantial selection from their line each season.

I am wearing the 0X and am a healthy size 16 (18 on bottom). I am also wearing shapewear (which I always do).

SPECIAL OFFER: Use coupon SASSYPLUS for 10% off this dress until June 4, 2016 online at http://www.sexyplusclothing.com.

Special thanks to Lisa of the blog Mustangsallytwo for snapping these great pictures for me!


Thousand Wishes Dress by SexyPlus Clothing

Coral Wedge by Maurices

Denim Vest by Maurices – last year, similar here

Strapless Bra by Addition Elle

Bodywrap Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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Ruching, I love you.

Ruching, also sometimes spelled “rouching” and pronounced “roo-shing”, from the noun “ruche” is defined as: a strip of pleated lace, net, muslin, or other material for trimming or finishing a dress. 

Ruching has gained popularity in fashion design in recent years, particularly in the body and hip area of dresses and tunics, and it’s a technique I know many of us have embraced. While we are making advances in the area of confidently showing our curves along with our lumps and bumps, notably a protruding belly outline (called #VBO in the world of plus size bloggers for Visible Belly Outline), some of us may still be more comfortable with some camouflage around our mid-section to minimize the belly outline. And that’s ok too, because it’s all about what makes you feel good, body positive movement aside.

For me, it depends on my state of mind (and level of confidence) at the time I’m considering a certain dress, for a certain event or activity. It fluctuates, and that’s ok. Sometimes I’m totally ok with a bold curve-hugging, unapologetic fit, and sometimes I am looking for a little help from some good ol’ ruching.

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This dress, the Zuri Plus Size Bodycon by SWAK Designs (Sealed with a Kiss Designs), does the trick. And to find it on a casual, cotton jersey dress like this is nice. With an asymmetrical hem design, this casual style actually allows you to feel kinda fabulous even if it’s just to run some errands.

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The shoulder straps are totally bra-friendly and the round neckline reveals the tiniest bit of décolletage without being too sexy for a daytime look.

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I envisioned it with the gorgeous and slightly dramatic Terri Chiffon Duster, also from SWAK, to provide some colour contrast. Isn’t it perfect?!

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It’s the kind of piece you wear as an accessory, and I feel so chic in it. I brought the mint colour in with a simple pastel chainlink necklace, and the pweter boho chic bag by Coach was just so “ladies who lunch”.

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And for shoes, a neutral like these light brown studded sandals are fine because they do not compete with the dominant colour palette.

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The Zuri Bodycon Dress also comes in black, and if there are any left, teal. Hopefully SWAK will keep offering this cut, perhaps with sleeves for Fall, in new colours.

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And the Terri Chiffon Duster also comes in the lovely multi print.

 

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Special thanks to Lisa of the blog Mustangsallytwo for snapping these great pictures for me, and lending me her gorgeous Coach bag.

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Zuri Bodycon Dress by SWAK

Terri Chiffon Duster by SWAK

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Delicate Mint

LO-VING my plus size outfit of the day today, featuring a beautiful corset detail knit top with delicate floral scrolls and to create contrast which I love, I added a mint coloured cardi and a belt to cinch the look.

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Top by Addition Elle – sold out

Mint Cardi by SexyPlus Clothing (designed by Point Zero Curvy)

Perfect Leggings by SexyPlus Clothing (by SWAK designs)

Booties by Pennington’s – sold out


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Aztec Chevron Mix

Today’s outfit combines Aztec and chevron prints – because I can! And because I wanted to add a splash of colour. With these Aztec leggings, you may automatically go for monochromatic pieces to complete the look, but this outfit demonstrates that you can opt for something unexpected like a chevron cardi and get a totally cool look.

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Cardi by Maurices (last year) – similar one here

Cami by SexyPlus

Leggings by Addition Elle (last year) – similar here

Sandals by Pennington’s (last year) – similar here


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Plus Size Outfit of the Day: Spring Camo Ammo

This outfit is total Spring transition and I’m ‘armed’ with the right wardrobe pieces to make it happen. I wanted to wear sandals but it’s still a bit chilly soooo I threw on my fav tuxedo mesh cardi.

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Cardi by Point Zero Curvy brand by SexyPlus Clothing (sold out)
Camo blouse and necklace by Addition Elle (2 years ago)
Perfect Leggings by SWAK Designs by SexyPlus Clothing 
Gladiator sandals by Ardene (last year), similar here


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