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Plus Size Work Clothes

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

As the end of summer draws near, the new season presents an excellent opportunity to freshen up your wardrobe. If you are a working girl, this is your chance to spice things up at the office and add a little pizzazz to your 9 to 5.

If you are like me, style, comfort, and functionality are key factors when it comes to incorporating the latest trends into your closet. This season is out with the old and in with the new and SWAK Designs has you covered 7 days a week. I came across some really fabulous finds for plus size work clothes and plus size business casual attire that will have you fired up for fall and ready to juggle it all.

The Alyssa Cardigan is stylish and sassy and a great choice for a plus size business casual ensemble. This hi-lo style cardigan features faux leather shoulder embellishment and front-open style. This is a great cover-up for a tank top paired with dress pants or fitted leggings with pumps; add a few pieces of elegant jewelry to complete the look.AlyssaCardigan1478

Depending upon how dressy or relaxed your place of business is, plus size work clothes that can be transitioned from causal to dressy are optimal choices. The Grace Cardigan is a short-sleeve option with a front tie. The cardigan is a great piece that will transition from the office to causal gatherings and weekend wear because it functions as a layering garment; it can be dressed up or down with pants or a skirt and accent jewelry.

This season faux-leather is definitely all the rage and the Xena Skirt yields sophisticated style. The high-waisted, knee-length skirt is classy enough for the office and edgy enough for networking mixers.

The Audrey Lace Tank Top is a fantastic addition to your plus size clothes collection. Tank tops can be paired with blazers and cardigans for a professional look providing limitless styling options all season long.

If you are looking for professional style but really crave comfort, consider the Wendy Wrap Skirt. The wrap skirt is a versatile piece to have on hand and it works well as a business casual look.

AudreylaceTopWhile uncovering fashionable plus size work clothes and knitwear, I found the Faye Top (Tropic) knit sweater. This knit top is classic feminine style wrapped in one great staple piece. The deep neckline is a provides a great opportunity to adorn your look with a statement necklace and the elbow length sleeves will show off beautiful bracelets. The length of the tunic-style top really adds an extra splash of elegance making this a fabulous choice for in the office or afterwork shenanigans.

90s fashion has returned with the Perfect Palazzo Pants. The wide-leg pants are stretchy and comfortable allowing for excellent range of movement. They can be worn with an array of tops that range from casual to dressy as well as a host of footwear styles including boots, heels, and sandals.

For a flirty plus size business casual option that is fun and free, the Lulu Chiffon Skirt delivers. This classic pleated skirt with elastic waistband is too cute to boot but, the knee-length style is ready for business. This look can be finished with a blouse and cardigan for a crisp style.

The Ivana Chiffon Tank Top is a lightweight top with crossover design and beaded shoulder accents. With a contemporary hi-lo design, this top can be paired with fitted pants or leggings, and knee-boots or heels.

If you prefer a slightly edgier look, consider the Kendra Knit Sweater. The knit sweater is great for day to night looks and goes great with dress pants and flowing skirts.

The Cheyenne Jersey Top is an ideal option for a dressier look and a nice balance between playful and mature. Having an eye-catching geometric pattern, the top can be coordinated with solid bottoms and even a classic  black cardigan.

If you are in search of fresh and fabulous plus size work clothes or plus size business casual attire to update your wardrobe, SWAK Designs is a great source for stylish professional and casual attire. With a wide selection of staple pieces, elegant tops and fashionable bottoms, SWAK Designs delivers on trendy styles, seasonal color selections and transitional pieces that function in the office our outside of work.

You will find the season’s latest trends including wide-leg palazzo pants, knitwear, pleated skirts, crossover blouses, and cardigans all in one place. Stop by SWAK Designs and jumpstart your wardrobe haul, let your imagination run wild and head off to work in style.

Plus Size Wedding Guest Dresses for Summer

Friday, May 30th, 2014

If you enjoy this post, check out my post on the best plus size swimsuits and beach coverups.

Wedding season is upon is! Plus size wedding guest dresses used to be hard to find but luckily we have many more options now, especially online. If you’re like many people my age, you’ve probably been invited to at least six weddings this summer, many with some of the same guests, and you don’t even have something to wear to ONE of them, let alone all. And there are so many things to consider with wedding guest dresses for summer weddings. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite plus size wedding guest dresses and some websites that are great places to look for more. Whether it’s a casual, outdoor, or daytime wedding, or an evening, black tie, your-ex-is-definitely-going-to-be-there wedding – we’ve got you covered. Literally.

Plus Size Wedding Guest Dresses (& Accessories!)

ModCloth

 

Boot Scootin’ Cutie Dress from ModCloth

Price: 89.99

Aisle Be There Dress in Aqua from ModCloth

Price: 164.99

Lady

Love Song Dress in Pink Lace from ModCloth

Price: 89.99

Dance Floor Date Dress in Dots from ModCloth

Price: 59.99

Dinner Party Darling Dress in Blue Bubbles – Plus Size from ModCloth Price: 96.99 Twinkling at Twilight Dress in Champagne from ModCloth Price: 169.99 Refined Finalist Dress from ModCloth Price: 90.99 Painting Presentation Dress from ModCloth Price: 107.99
Soda Shop Sweetie Dress from ModCloth

Price: 79.99

Have the Dance Floor Dress in Teal from ModCloth

Price: 119.99

Cute Clipper Dress from ModCloth

Price: 104.99

Hepcat Dress in Cherry from ModCloth

Price: 49.99

Coveted Chandelier Earrings from ModCloth

Price: 14.99

Patent Office Heel in Ruby from ModCloth

Price: 34.99

A Ladylike You Fascinator from ModCloth

Price: 29.99

 

Kiyonna

Portia Pin-Up Dress, Jade Tropical Print (Women’s Plus Size)

Price: 108.00

A classic faux wrap cinch dress, but daring style, is the best combination for the fashionista in you.

Screen Siren Lace Gown, Twilight Grey (Women’s Plus Size)

Price: 228.00

Effortless beauty meets classic style with our Screen Siren Lace Gown.

 

eShakti

eShakti Women's Rose dress eShakti Women’s Rose dress “Trapunto stitched trim layered over spring rose print creates lovely texture on this swingy full-skirted dress, Slips on over head; partial side zip closure , Scoop neck, back wide V-neck , Sleeveless, inner bra strap keeps , Princess seamed bodice , Side seam pockets , Below knee length , Polyester, woven, fancy slubs, no stretch, midweight, Machine wash cold”


eShakti Women's Olivia dress eShakti Women’s Olivia dress “A modest cut balances the fit-and-flare silhouette of this stretchy cotton poplin dress textured with a pintucked bodice and pleated inset waist, Slips on over head, partial side zip closure, Round neck, keyhole back with rouleau-button closure , Sleeveless, inner bra strap keeps , Bust darts to shape , Knife pleat full skirt , Side seam pockets , Below knee length , Cotton/spandex, woven poplin, light stretch, mid-weight , Machine wash”


eShakti Women's Joy dress eShakti Women’s Joy dress “Bolero inspired overlayer finished with a bow-tie at the boat neck lend elegant styling to this cotton poplin dress featuring a refined fit-and-flare silhouette, Slips on over head; partial side zip closure, Dolman cap sleeves , Inner bra strap keeps , Princess seamed bodice , Elastic back waist , Side seam pockets, Below knee length , Cotton, woven poplin, pre-shrunk and bio-finished, light crisp feel, no stretch, midweight , Machine wash”


eShakti Women's Virginia dress eShakti Women’s Virginia dress “Cotton poplin is shaped into this scallop trimmed dress styled with a wide V-neckline, princess seamed bodice, banded waist and full circle skirt for a flattering silhouette, Slips on over head; partial side zip closure , Dolman cap sleeves with partial elastic cuffs, Inner bra strap keeps , Elastic smocked back waist , Side seam pockets, Below knee length, Cotton, woven poplin, pre-shrunk and bio-finished, light crisp feel, no stretch, midweight, Machine wash”


ELOQUII

ELOQUII Plus Size Classic Seamed Sheath Dress - Pink ELOQUII Plus Size Classic Seamed Sheath Dress – Pink “This Seamed Sheath Dress will be your latest obsession with a classic look! Comfortable double weave fabric, Unlined Hidden back zipper with hook & eye closure, 51% Cotton/45% Polyamide/4% Spandex Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Cool iron as needed. Import.”


ELOQUII Plus Size Studio Petal Neckline Gown - Pink ELOQUII Plus Size Studio Petal Neckline Gown – Pink “This STUDIO Collection Gown will become your new go-to gown for all occasions Fully lined Hidden back zipper with hook & eye closure, 92% Polyester / 8% Spandex Dry Clean Import”


Torrid

Retro Chic Dotted Mesh Yoke Swing Dress

Price: 68.50
Sale: 68.50

Retro Chic – Swing Dress

Price: 68.50
Sale: 68.50

 

IGIGI

Deora Plus Size Casual Dress in Pin Dot

Price: 118.00

Adora Plus Size Casual Dress in Black/White

Price: 108.00

Daniela Plus Size Casual Dress in Vermillion

Price: 98.00

Deora Plus Size Casual Dress

Price: 112.00

Ambrosia Plus Size Cocktail Dress in Red

Price: 175.00

Nencia Cocktail Plus Size Cocktail Dress …

Price: 170.00

 

Lane Bryant

   

ASOS Curve

Target

TEVOLIO Women’s Plus-Size Satin V-Neck Dre…

Price: 69.99

TEVOLIO Women’s Plus-Size Chiffon Strapless in Mint

Price: 69.99

Women’s Plus-Size One Shoulder Shantung Dress in Rose

Price: 34.99

 

Fashion to Figure

Malibu Crush Dress

Price: 32.50

Coral Arrangement Peplum Mesh Dress

Price: 40.00

Dorothy Perkins Sale!

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Dorothy Perkins is having a bonkers sale right now, FYI. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Dorothy Perkins Sale

petite black seal shirt dress$49 $29
black point mid-courts – $95 $55
teal pleat frame clutch – $17 $11
diamond chandelier earrings$15 $8
ivory all over lace victoriana$35 $21
orange color block skirt$59 $35
black satin ruffle courts$69 $44
black oriental chiffon$12 $8
wine lace top tunic$89 $35
black diamonte bow waist belt$17 $9
black mid heel court shoes$57 $35
oval shape stone drop earrings$17 $9
burgundy large check shirt$39 $21
indigo straight leg jean$44 $27

 

Cute Workout Clothes: Keep Your New Year’s Resolution in Style

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Do you make new year’s resolutions? If you do, chances are good that one of them is to get in shape.

One of the biggest roadblocks for me getting myself to the gym or outside for a run is – well, okay, the biggest roadblock is the 19 inches of snow that fell last week. But the SECOND biggest obstacle is a shortage of cute workout clothes.

It’s amazing what a difference it makes when I have something cute to work out in, it’s clean and I’ve laid out the whole outfit the night before. No excuses.

Here’s a roundup of some of the cutest workout clothes and accessories I’ve seen lately. You can click directly on the image to go to the item’s page. I’ve been wanting one of those FitBits forever, and that ski suit ALMOST makes me want to learn to ski (almost).

Cute Workout Clothes and Accessories

(1) Hawks Seamless Long-Sleeve Top (Base Layer) – $78
(2)Keen Women’s A86 TR Trail Running Shoe – Coral/Grey – $90
(3) Vibram Five Fingers Jaya – Plum/Pink – $85
(4)Liberty Bottle Works Mass Transit Water Bottle – NYC Subway Map$18 $16
(5) Ballerina Yoga Cami – Black – $62
(6) Keen Women’s A86 TR Trail Running Shoe – Purple/Pink$90 $52
(7) ASICS Women’s Gel-Noosa Tri 7 Running Shoe$125 $98
(8) Padlock – Magenta – $18
(9) Vibram Five Fingers Speed – Rose/Pumpkin – $175
(10) Chaturanga Yoga Cami – Jewel Red$88 $61
(11) Competitor Run Hoody – Irismarl – $104
(12) Textured Infinity Scarf – Chromeicon$72 $60
(13) Ace Tennis Jacket – White$112 $56
(14) Run Water Bottle – Clear – $8
(15) Athlete Workout Tank – Seaweed Green – $45
(16) Dumbbells – Magenta – $40
(17) Easy Tennis Dress – White$128 $64
(18) High Energy Workout Cami – Grey Rubix Blue$80 $40
(19) New Balance Minimus – Black/Pink – $112
(20) Statement – Down Gym Bag – Charcoal – $110
(21) FitBit Zip – Wireless Activity Tracker – Magenta – $60
(22) Skipping Rope – Pink – $16
(23) Takeya Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve – Purple$25 $17
(24) Aviatrix Ski All in One – Black – $630

Dresses for New Year’s Eve

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

See my 2014 New Year’s Fashion Recommendations!

We’re getting down to the wire, you guys. Do you have your outfit planned for the big night? ‘Cause I got nothin’. Luckily, Dorothy Perkins has you covered with some seriously cute dresses for New Year’s Eve plus party shoes, bags, jewelry, etc.

I love black and gold for New Year’s because I’m cliché classy like that.

For first-time customers, enter code INTDP15 for 15% off your order!

 

Dorothy Perkins New Year's Eve Fashion

1. diamond shape drop earrings
2. gold western ankle boots
3. gold sequin pencil skirt
4. diamond drop stud earrings
5. black bead and gold collar
6. kardashian gold pleat dress
7. black and gold sequin clutch
8. kardashian gold glitter clutch
9. black metal toe tap courts
10. bronze glitter wedge boots
11. black/gold sweetheart tunic
12. gold glitter pointed courts
13. gold sequin skirt

 

New Year’s Eve Dress: Gold Sequins!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

New Year's Eve Dress: Gold Sequins

Gold sequins! New Year’s Eve dress?