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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

In 2009 missy and plus size curvy celebrities like Beyonce and Queen Latifah embraced their curves in form fitting dresses on the red carpet. Let's take a look back at some of our favorite curvy celebrities red carpet looks:

Best 2009 Red Carpet Curves













Who is your favorite?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Curvy girl Jennifer Lopez rocks a gray courduroy jumpsuit. I am all for a jumpsuit that hugs curves in all the right places, but, I think this one is a little too tight. Her body looks great, but, this jumper does not flatter. There is too much pulling in the crotch area and the color washes her out. The matching shoes makes the outfit look bland and dated.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you put your curvy body in something this tight and light?


 We are used to celebrity fashionistas being the normal slender frame with no curves, but, this year plus size curves reigned supreme in fashion. One new star that stood out to me was Ms. Amber Riley. The breakout star from the hit show glee.


Everytime we saw Amber she did not disappoint. She always was dressed to impress. What is more important to me about Amber is that I know she made so many young girls who identify with her body feel so much better about themselves. For years plus size women have been fighting to show designers and the world that we can look good in clothes and that plus size women have curves too.

I can't wait to see what Amber is going to be wearing for 2010. She has some serious style.

Flashbacks of Amber's style:








2009 was a fashion mixture of decades. 70's, 80's and 90's fashion was reinvented for 2009. We saw the return of broad shoulders due to Balmain, neon brights graced the runways at Michael Kors, and leggings and harem pants (aka MC Hammer pants) replaced jeans. Oh, and how could I forget, the romper jumpsuit and plaid also made a nice comeback.

These trends could have been difficult for a curvy girl because we have full hips, butts, and thighs which sometimes can make a trend like harem pants or rompers go awry. I think that these curvy celebrities did a pretty good job of wearing 2009 trends well.

Let's take a look at how curvy celebrities made these looks their own:

Jennifer Hudson rocked harem pants for a Today Show performance. I can't really say that they were a hit, but, she definitely gets an A for at least trying the trend. I would have chosen a blazer and pumps instead of a bulky top and wedges.



Beyonce casually debuted the Balmain military jacket. This was a good look for be the shoulders balanced out her curvy hips.
                             

Serena rocked a plaid mini dress that showed off her thick muscular thighs. This was definitely one of her best outfits.
                                         
Curvy girl Kim Kardashian wore a linen romper with a sweetheart neck line and looked fabulous.
                                              

What was your favorite trend of 2009?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Six New Years Eve dresses guaranteed to flatter your curves, accentuate the waist, and turn heads.


Brocade


1. Vintage Black London Brocade Dress Torrid

2. Textured Tube Dress $42.99 Plus Size Fix


Chiffon & Lace



3. Shimmer Stripe Chiffon Dress $79.50 Lane Bryant

4. Lace Sheath Dress $79.50 Lane Bryant


Shimmer


    
5. Purple SParkling Cocktail Dress $39.99 Plus Size Fix

6. Disco Sexy Gold Mini Dress Plus Size Fix

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I will be spending the next couple of days with my family and thinking up new ways to keep your curves stylish. So, I wish you and your families a wonderful and safe holiday.


MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Today's Stylish Curves goes to Natasha.




Natasha says: I get my style cues from Gwen Stefani and Kim Kardashian. I love Garbrielle Union and Kerry Washingtion with some Alicia Keys.

What I like about Natasha's style is that it is fun and girly. I do see Gwen Stefani's influence in both of her looks. Her hair and makeup has a pin-up vibe and gives her a standout look.


Get Natasha's style with these pieces:

Express at ShopStyle




If you would liked to showcase your curves in style, please send all photos to Stylishcurves@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

According to newyorkmag.com and Nitrolicious Balenciaga shoes are for sale at the Union Square DSW for under $100. Which means $99.99.

If you are in the NYC area, go and check it out for yourself.

Here's what some of them look like:






Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Models.com offers an exclusive preview into the January issue of V Magazine's fashion spread, "One Size Fits All." The spread features models Crystal Renn (Plus Size) and Jacquelyn Jablonski (Straight Size) in the same outfits and striking similar poses. Photographer Terry Richardson does a great job capturing the beauty of both models. I love the idea of  "One Size Fits All" because many designers believe that if you are above a size 10 or 12 that you look hideous in their clothing. This spread shows them that they're wrong.

Crystal Renn is breaking so many barriers for the plus size. It's hard to believe this voluptuous babe used to be anorexic. One of my goals with this blog is to get women to embrace their curves as well as realize that they don't have to be thin to look good. My hope is that the size discrimination in fashion stops.

The V Magazine issue hits the stands on January 14th.

Check out the pics below:


Hey Guys. I have just discovered Daily Venus Diva, an online magazine for curvy girls.



According to the sites mission statement:

Daily Venus Diva is a plus size magazine where women of all ages can thrive in their curves.


From topics regarding fashion to parenting, Daily Venus Diva believes that all facets of your life should be celebrated.

Through daily content, look forward to receiving the tools to live a well-rounded and exciting life.


Check it out.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Every month like clock work, magazines fill your mailboxes. If you are anything like me, you can’t wait to crack one open and begin drooling over all the new and hottest trends that are sadly at designer prices and only made in sizes 0-12. Fall magazines were filled with numerous fashion comebacks. Balmain graced just about every magazine with his 80’s military style jackets and exaggerated shoulders. We saw pages filled with neon bright dresses like the ones that the models wore as they sashayed down the Michael Kors runway. Animal prints looked rich in the 2009 fall collection at Valentino.
We even saw celebrities such as Beyonce and Rihanna incorporating these trends in their off duty wardrobes. Although you drooled over these trends, you were skeptical about trying them on your plus size frame. Since the year is almost over, I say take a chance and try out these trends at affordable prices and yes, in your size. I am sure one of them will work for both your body and your pockets.
Don’t miss out on these 5 trends that reigned supreme in 2009:

Military Jackets



Balmain $$$$, New York& Company $59.50, sizes 0-18


Neon Bright


Michael Kors $$$, Spense @ Macy’s $



Animal Print


Valentino $$$$, Simply Be coat, about $70

Sequins





Over The Knee Boots and Peep Toe Booties



 
Two Lips $109.95, Steve Madden, $109.95

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Skinny Girl Fashion for the Curvy Girl
Last year this time Katie Holmes was spotted wearing a pair of rolled up jean shorts and tights. Now, shorts are no stranger to winter, but, they are not necessarily the first item you pick up in the store when shopping for fall and winter clothes. Since fashion is about being fearless and breaking the rules, I thought wearing shorts in the winter would be a nice change from wearing skirts.

When trying to pull this look off, especially in the colder months, I suggest a pair of wool shorts with dark opaque tights and a pair of tall boots to keep warm. Katie chose a cardigan over a buttoned up shirt. For a more feminine vibe, I would choose a ruffled blouse with a blazer.

Check out my choices for the curvy girls (Click on the picture for price and sizes):

Forever 21 at ShopStyle


This outfit could be a great option for work and you can take the blazer off for drinks after work.

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