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What Is Plus Size?

What Is Plus Size?

From the time that I could dress myself, I always remember trying to squeeze into an XL at the most popular stores among teens in malls, which was where all of my thin friends shopped. My mom would usher me into plus size clothing stores like Lane Bryant or Torrid, but at the age of 13, the clothing in these stores seemed too matronly or far from my personal style. So I squeezed until XLs until 2013, when brands started to create cute clothes for plus size women that were on trend and stylish. This was mostly due to the...

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Looking for Plus Size Birthday Outfit Ideas? Look No Further

Looking for Plus Size Birthday Outfit Ideas? Look No Further

You anticipate this day all year, and the outfit is just as—if not more—important as the actual day itself. And since we can’t just strut our stuff in just any regular outfit, you need a look that’s going to start the next year of your life off right. That’s right–we’re talking about the perfect birthday outfit. If you’re looking for birthday outfit inspiration, you’ve come to the right place, and your outfit may even set the tone for how you spend your birthday. Here are some birthday looks that are almost better than your birthday suit and where you should...

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Plus Size Business Casual Wear That Shows Off Your Style

Plus Size Business Casual Wear That Shows Off Your Style

Business casual work environments are where fashion can thrive at work. If the dress code is too casual or too formal, a lot of times style gets sacrificed on both ends of the spectrum. If your dress code at work follows business casual rules, here is how you can spice up your work wardrobe for an extra dose of confidence while on the job. But before you take our advice, you should always consult your dress code or HR director to ensure you are in the clear. And if anyone ever says, “The office isn’t a runway,” they are wrong!...

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What to Wear if You’re Petite and Curvy

What to Wear if You’re Petite and Curvy

  For a long time, plus size fashion was made exclusively for women who were both curvaceous and tall. However, because the average American woman is now a size 18—which is plus size—and she also stands just under 5’4”—which is petite—brands have begun to diversify their clothing offerings to accommodate plus size women of all shapes, sizes and heights. But petite plus size options currently available are slim. Meaning short, plus size women are having to get extremely creative in the way they shop for and style clothing because there really isn’t clothing out there that fits a petite and...

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How These Plus Size Influencers Slay Curvy Girl Fashion

How These Plus Size Influencers Slay Curvy Girl Fashion

If you’re constantly on the quest for noteworthy curvy girl fashion, you know there’s no place like Instagram (and the virtual shelves of Chic Soul, of course). Offering up all sorts of game-changing tips, product reviews and styling ideas, the Insta-based fashion influencer has more power than virtually any other form of media. Over 200 million people follow a fashion account on Instagram, citing fashion inspo and tips as their reasons why. We personally couldn’t live without these trendy movers and shakers! In honor of the debut of our Napa Valley Collection, we’re celebrating some of our favorite plus size...

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