How to look and feel fabulous…when you are larger than a sample size
Welcome to Foxy Roxy!! First off, this is the first post and think we should get acquainted. I am a twenty-something girl living in Midtown Manhattan with a successful career in politics and a passion for fashion. With holiday parties, charity galas, and winter nights on the town with my friends, this size-18 girl is always looking for new show-stopping ways to express my inner fashionista.
In New York City, where every sidewalk feels like a runway, your average plus-size mall fashions just won’t cut it. For the longest time, I found my couture-loving self frustrated with the usually frumpy, ill-fitting and cheap polyester 12+ options out there. So, I have dedicated my spare time- what little I have of it- to seeking out the chicest must-haves for any big city girl with the big curves to match! Because let’s face it – though we may be bigger than the girls in Cosmo - we are fierce, smart, sexy, edgy and chic!
So this is for young women everywhere who crave a taste of the luxurious, glamorous “Sex in the City” style – at every budget and every size!
Not your mother’s shapewear. Whether your type is the Downtown banker or the East Village rocker, this sexy underpinning is sure to impress – both with and without the dress on! Here are some body briefers that slim and contour without risking an embarrassing Bridget Jones moment.
LACE TEDDIE, http://www.hourglassangel.com/teddie
DIVINE OUTLINE by Gok Wan, www.simplybe.ie
Some chic and unique pieces to jazz up your wardrobe and make even the Fashion Week crowd jealous:
Head over the bridge to Brooklyn for Lee Lee’s Valise, a hip little boutique featuring the hottest clothes from plus-size couture designers like Anna Scholz. Not in NYC? Cruise the plus-size fashions at www.shopstyle.com
MILITARY JACKET, $49.95 and LACE RUFFLE COAT $59.95, www.chicstar.com
The LBD for all occasions; David Meister, www.bloomingdales.com
Need something red-carpet worthy?
Try something like a long stunner by Terani Couture or Janique, www.edressme.com
And remember, don’t shy away from the designer labels just because they don’t carry “plus”. A lot of the big names go to a 16 and have knitwear, capes and caftans that will skim your curves.
Shoes! I don’t need to tell you ladies that a great pair of heels can really give your outfit and your attitude a real boost. Glam embellishments and a practical platform really do the trick. Some of my favorites : “Posh” chain sandals by Jeffery Campbell, $165, www.davidz.com
Black Knee-high boots by Naturalizer, $87, www.zappos.com (search for extended sizes for wide calf boots)
The best way to look and feel like a million bucks is with a few choice haute couture accessories like the new “it” bag or slick shades. If you have the cash, invest in a quality designer piece or try out all the latest looks by renting them at www.bagborroworsteal.com
Go get’em, gals!