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Shapewear Express

In Plus Size Fashion

Happy Hump Day!

As of late, I’ve been exploring with different forms of shape wear. Growing up, I was so anti shape wear. Today, I realize that the proper shape wear can make or break a look that you’re going for.

When Diva Curves reached out tome about reviewing their latest line of shape wear, I was  a little hesitant. But after researching about them and Plus Model Mag; a magazine that has never steered me wrong, I WAS ALL IN!  

Different people have different opinions about what the function of shape wear should be. I can go over all of them BUT, my definition is plain and simple: sucks in the gut and smooths out the lumps in my butt. I’ve tried other shape wear in the past but Diva Curves takes the cake for me!

The product I am specifically reviewing is Long Black Compression Garment.

Disclaimer: This is for hardcore shaping. If you are interested in something lighter for all day wear, this isn’t for you. It will make you look smooth and firm in all the right places in your tight cocktail dress, though!

Here’s a before picture wearing a dress from Qristyl Frazier. The dress was slightly loose on me.

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When I tried on the shapwear, it must have taken me in about 2 sizes and I was still able to breathe comfortably.



Can you see the difference? It does exactly what I would like shape wear to do: Suck in and Smooth Out!

Here’s what the dress looked like after:

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It actually became so big that I had to pin it in the back. Even with the dress being pinned in, there’s still a flawless look. You can’t even see the under garment.

The first two times you wear it, you have to get used to it. But after you’ve worn it a couple of times, it’s a lot easier to wear.

Make sure you check out Diva Curves if you’re looking for extra hold!

Happy Shaping!






Ebony Gala 2.0- GOWNS

In Plus Size Fashion

Happy Hump Day!

As I’ve been tossing back and forth with deciding whether I would be attending the Ebony Gala this year, I thought about how much fun I had last year!

Playing dress up with the girls, 3 rooms of music, and all best and brightest of Boston under roof—> I GUESS THAT’S A WIN WIN!

If you can recall last year’s outfit, I really went against the status quo! I wore my MONIF C Sequin Jumpsuit! It was an eye turner and definitely unique!


Today, I wanted to highlight some places I will be checking out. GIVE AWAY TIME!!! The first person to guess which dress I am getting, will win one item from that specific brand!  


So let’s start with where I went last year, MONIF C. Here are three dresses that I’ve mulled over for the past month. I think it’s about that time to stop mulling and start shopping!

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Eloquii– Believe it or not, Eloquii legit has an outfit for EVERY occasion!! Whether you’re looking to go to a GALA or stay at home for some R&R, they’ve got you covered.

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Z by Zevarra– With such regal pieces, Z by Zevarra is definitely on my list of MUST HAVES for the holiday season!

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ASOS– It’s been a while since I’ve been on ASOS, but I have to say they are truly a one stop for plus size fashion. From the latest tights to elegant gowns, you can always find what you need. (BRACE YOURSELVES, I COULDN’T PICK ONE)

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Youtheary Khmer– In the beginning, I kept saying to myself,  ” I don’t want to wear a conventional gown. I want to stick out like last year.”  So the first thing that came to my was YK!

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Navabi– Navabi is a luxury brand that I’ve recently became acquainted with and I wish I knew about them sooner! (Caution, another overload)

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So which dress do you think is the one I will choose? You get to pick up to three choices!

Send an email to [email protected] with you selections!

Clothing for size 22+

In Plus Size Fashion

Happy Monday!

Today I found myself trying on some of my winter clothes from last season. During Winter 14/15, I was a size 20 in bottoms. This morning I found out, that I was a size 20-24 in pants…depending where I bought them and the material they are made of. So today, I decided to write a post for any ladies who are tired of forcing the “jean dance” and have to size up beyond the typically offerings of 12-22/24 at most plus size stores.

Side note: I am not really a fan of the word “Extended Sizes”. I don’t get it…


PSB’s Top 6 Choices for Clothing Above a Size 22

Pssst: Make sure you check out all these designer’s Sizing Charts before you are purchasing. A 5x isn’t the same everywhere.


Today with more than 400 locations nationwide, along with, the Catherines brand continues to fulfill its promise to women everywhere as the fashion and fit authority for sizes 16W-34W and 0X-5X. As part of the Ascena Retail Group family of stores, Catherines serves a unique niche in the marketplace, offering beautiful fashions and intimates in hard-to-find extended sizes and a proprietary fit customers love.

Here’s my favorite pieces from their selection:

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At Maurices, their customers find a place to express their individuality and feel good about who they are. With styles that match the budget and the occasion – and sizes 1-24 – the fashions always fit.

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Sealed with a Kiss (SWAK) has been manufacturing trendy women’s plus size clothing for the better part of a decade. They provide clothing for sizes 14-36.

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Eloquii– If you couldn’t already tell, Eloquii has been a long time favorite of Plus Size Beausion’s. With lookbooks catered specifically to women who wear above a size 22, they have really shown style in every size.

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Jibri – If you are really into customization and edgy clothing, Jibri is always my go to store. They are best suited for special occasions as the costs usually start at 90.00+.

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Chubby Cartwheels – For more casual or funky clothing, Chubby Cartwheels has some of the best shirts that slick have sayings and body cons and leggings to match!

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Looking for something in particular? Let me know!


Size Sexy

In Plus Size Fashion

Over the past month or so, I’ve found a growing amount of brands that are offering lingerie to plus size consumers. And why not, we all deserve to feel beautiful in our skin. Whether we’re  bundled up in a burka or stripped down to our bra…everyone has a comfort level of sexy. Here are my top 4 retailers who are taking my type of sexy to the next level!


Lane Bryant– This past weekend while I was in NY, I went to Lane Bryant and binged on a few sexy items!



Rebdolls– With their sizing going as high as a size 24, I definitely took advantage of a Baroque styled piece or two.



Ashley Stewart– Only one way to describe them: HOT!!!  I love their models and their pieces!

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Always For Me – I recently discovered Always for Me and one thing I really love about their collections is their diversity in offerings. Whether you want to be covered up from head to toe or a string worth of coverage, they have it!

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What do you think?

Holiday Wear

In Plus Size Fashion

Happy Hump Day!

With the holidays rapidly approaching, I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some brands that have some great holiday collections/holiday-esque in the works!


Here is part one of the brands on my radar:

Monif C – Monif C is always known for bringing elegance to the holidays! With the Ebony Gala around the corner, this will be one of my first places to check out!  Here are some of my favs!

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Ready to Stare– Ready to Stare captured my heart with their Holiday 2015 looks!

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Ashley Stewart – Ashley Stewart really never ceases to amazing me!

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Avenue – Avenue has been on my list for a while. When I showed my mother my latest find from there, she laughed and said, “Who taught you about them first???”

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Eloquii– And of course, how could I not round off a list with one my favorite stores!

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Here are my top 5! What are your favorites?