Archive of ‘Plus Size’ category

LBS Opinion: Christian Siriano’s Courage Slays the Runway


There are several things I just didn’t expect to see in my lifetime that have now taken place- a black president, Beyonce’ with a pixie cut, and now average sized models at a “traditional” womenswear show. While the presence of normal women on the runway of a show intended to promote and selling clothing to normal women shouldn’t have been shocking for me it was. I couldn’t hold my applause as Sabina Karlsson, Precious Lee, and Marquita Pring each emerged gracefully from backstage this season at Christian Siriano and the rest of the crowd seemed to feel the same way.

Read more about the designer’s daring show below.


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The Ultimate 2016 Swimwear Guide for Plus Sizes


While the task of swimsuit shopping can be daunting for curvier women today it’s easier than it’s ever been. Retailers like Lane Bryant, Rue 21, and ASOS have discovered that women like style with their support and are serving up swimsuits that are both flattering and on trend for this summer season.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite  plus-size swimwear to help you take advantage of this year’s many choices. Check them out below! 

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Tune In To See Me on The Today Show!

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 Hey guys! I’m really excited to share with you all that I’ll be featured on the TODAY Show this morning. As you might recall, I was part of StyleWatch Magazine’s May 2015 issue in a spread about swimsuits for every size. 10 of us bloggers were interviewed about our swimsuit struggles and then offered the opportunity to show you guys how we dress for our body types. Well, the Today Show has invited a few of us on the show to demonstrate how to dress with confidence during swimsuit season.

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I’m so excited to be featured on a national platform like this, especially in a way that I know will give women across the country confidence to strut their stuff this summer! I have to admit I’m a little nervous. This is NATIONAL television after all. And I’m going to be making my national debut in very minimal clothing. But it’s all good. I do it for the people.
Hope you guys tune in this morning. Set your DVRs – I’ll be on during Kathie Lee & Hoda from 10am-
 11am. Feel free to hit me on social media if you spot me! I’m @LoveBrownSugar on every platform!

4 Stylish Plus Size Outfits for New Year’s Eve

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New Year’s Eve is a time to stand out but it’s not so easy to do that when you’ve waited until the last minute! We’ve rounded up four shoppable outfits for New Year’s Eve that work for anywhere you might be celebrating 2016 from the VIP to the loveseat so get ready to take advantage of the miracle of 24 hour shipping!

The second I saw this dress I thought “New Year’s Eve”. The navy blue number has delicate beading that invokes flapper style without being too costumey. Take advantage of the warm temperatures by completing the look with a silver sandal from Sam Edelman.

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4 Stylish Plus-Size Outfits for Thanksgiving

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We’ve put together four stylish plus-size outfits to get you from the holiday commute to the dinner table this Thanksgiving.


More and more groups of friends are gathering together to show their appreciation for one another not only before, after the holiday but on Thanksgiving Day as well. These occasions lend themselves to more casual attire but that doesn’t mean you have to be sloppy. Pair a slim printed pant with a black sweater for a comfy look. The weather outside is frightful so finish the look off by reaching into your closet for a cape to keep you warm. See how Christina rocked hers in the holiday issue of People Stylewatch here.

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Check out other outfit options for Thanksgiving below.

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Confessions of a Shopaholic: Plus-Size Lingerie

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When it comes to fashion foundation is key. Choosing the right undergarments is a must when creating a cute outfit.  Not only is there is nothing worse than putting on the perfect dress and finding that your undergarments aren’t seamless starting out with something chic gives you an extra hit of confidence.We’ve rounded up options from this season’s offerings for plus-size lingerie from vintage inspired slips to colorful chemises so you can slay underneath your fall style.

Take a look at them below.

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On the Market: Ava and Viv Fall 2015

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Target’s Ava and Viv is back with another season of cute contemporary clothing. The brand teamed up with bloggers Gabi Gregg, Nicolette Mason, and Chastity Garner-Valentine for their inaugural lookbook and now they’re showcasing their offerings on these stylish ladies once again.

Check out some of our favorites from Ava and Viv’s Fall 2015 Collection below.

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10 Under $100 Plus-Size Fashion Week Essentials

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Fashion week is a time to expect the unexpected. You never do what the day will bring so transitional attire is a must. Of course since not every fashionista has a slim waist and a huge bank account spending and choosing wisely is a must. We’ve put together a list of ten must have items under $100 for the curvy girl looking to keep it cute during the city’s most fashionable season below.

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LBS Kickin’ It: Simply Be’s America’s Next Top Model Screening

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I’m happy to say I kicked off my fashion week celebrating a brand that I’m proud to support- Simply Be. We at LoveBrownSugar have been very vocal about the need for strong options and positive imagery within the plus size community. Christina is constantly using her platform to champion this issue vocalizing her frustrations about being on the smaller side of plus size and the need for more diversity in all aspects of the fashion industry.

Simply Be clearly feels the same as we do. They hosted a screening of an episode of America’s Next Top Model at the famed Soho House New York inviting bloggers and reporters to learn about their latest ad campaign and the beautifully uplifting messages behind it.

Read on to learn more about Simply Be and how they are looking to encourage women below.

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4 Stylish Plus-Size Outfits for Made in America

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Before we get ready to say goodbye to another season of sunshine and festivals we’ve got one more chance to don a flower crown and dance the day away.

Budwesier’s Made in America is once again taking place in the Philadelphia beltway.  This year’s headliners are The Weeknd and Beyonce’ and they are being joined by Big Sean, Fabolous, Modest Mouse and more.

Day 1 Lineup

Show up looking star-studded on Saturday in these printed overalls from Torrid. Complement them with a crisp white tee shirt and a classic pair of chuck taylors. Add a backpack to tuck away your blanket and bottles of water.

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Day 2 Lineup

Use the play on words in this fitted tee from Forever 21 to create a look that’s relaxed and fun. Add some shine with these flash tattoos as seen on the Queen Bey herself and hold on the memories with this modern version of an instant camera.

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Check out more Made in America outfit options below.

Related: LBS Beauty: 6 Made In America Festival Beauty Ideas

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