Tag: plus size fashion

Robin Givhan's piece for the Washington Post about plus size fashion, featuring marketing photos for ELOQUII and Universal Standard

Don’t Read the Comments: Policing Plus Sized Women’s Bodies


I read the comments. I should know better. I loved Robin Givhan’s latest article about plus size fashion and was so excited I clicked the comments button to see if others were as awed as I.  I figured I’d see some familiar names in there of fellow bloggers or friends. Instead I scrolled and scrolled, and scrolled and scrolled past comments attacking model La’Shaunae Steward and plenty of “advice” geared towards overweight women.…

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Style Tips with a Health Condition - achieving personal style when health issues require certain fashion and footwear

Ask Allie: Personal Style with a Health Condition

Fashion Advice Fashion By Decade

I have multiple health conditions which make dressing nicely difficult. The two hardest are that 1. I can't wear pants (or tights!) of any type and 2. I can only wear a few “comfort” shoes. Mainly Algeria Palomas. I can get by with some cute Merrell flats or Uggs for a very short time, if I'm not going to be on my feet much. That's literally it for footwear. I…

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Nordstrom and NIC+ZOE for Spring [sponsored]

How to Wear Fashion Trends Plus Size Fashion shopping tips

I think you all know by now my love for Nordstrom. The selection of brands, the variety of sizes (and pricepoints!), the free shipping and returns, and the world-famous customer service can’t be beat. Nordstrom asked me to check out their NIC+ZOE collection and share with you my favorites. This wasn’t hard, as I have NIC+ZOE already residing in my closet and have featured pieces from the brand in previous…

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Ask Allie: Colorful Cusp Sized Workwear

Corporate Fashion Fashion Advice Plus Size Fashion shopping tips

I have lost weight recently and now I am CRAVING color. I am interested in finding some beautiful, bright, jewel-toned pieces to wear mainly for work. I like a bit of structure but having had a personally-dark winter, I just need color. Tops, dresses, and suits. Now that I can shop more on the non-plus size spectrum, I'm at a loss where to look. I'd prefer NOT to break my…

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Ask Allie: Capsule Wardrobe for a Fluctuating Figure

Capsule Wardrobes Fashion Advice

I’m going through a divorce and at the same time my only son has left for college [thousands of miles away]. I know I am self-medicating with food and I need to do something about it but in the meantime my clothes don’t fit. I don’t want to spend a lot of money because A. I don’t have it and B. I don’t plan to be this size for long…

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Ask Allie: Plus Size Wardrobe Staples

Capsule Wardrobes Fashion Advice personal style

Dear Allie, I found your wardrobe staples post many years ago and it changed my life. I cut my closet in half but finally had the right clothes for everything. Since then, I have had two children and some health issues and I’m now a size 22. I gave up on fashion the past five years but my New Year resolution is to get back in shape and in style.…

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