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JCPenney and Jessica Milagros Celebrate the Launch of Boutique+ Swim

With every cold day, every snowstorm we’ve had, we’ve been praying for the quick arrival of the warmth of the summer season. There may still be snow on the ground, but we’re already looking forward to swimsuit season, and so is JCPenney. The famed retailer has expanded its plus-size private label brand, Boutique+, to include swimwear that fits and flatters curvy silhouettes of all sizes. This first Boutique+ Swim collection is in collaboration with Jessica Milagros, the first plus-size Latina model to land a national campaign with JCPenney.

(Mark Von Holden/AP Images for JCPenney)

(Mark Von Holden/AP Images for JCPenney)

One major concern of plus size fashionistas, besides options and availability of fashionable choices, is the fact that they’re not able to try on swimsuits in stores. Their only option is to order online, try on at home and return what they don’t want but JCPenney is changing that with the Boutique+ Swim collection. Ladies that wear sizes 1x-3x can purchase the swimwear collections both online AND in-store. JCPenney has been creating a wonderful haven for plus-size fashion lovers. You may remember their fab collaboration with Boutique+ plus-size fashion and Project Runway’s Ashley Nell Tipton.

The expanded swimwear collection was celebrated with a wonderful pool party at the Parker Hotel in NYC. Curvy girls of all sizes were rocking one-piece and two-piece swimsuits from the expanded collection. Along with enjoying a break from the winter cold, attendees enjoyed indulging in the pool, customizing and personalizing Tote bags and flip-flops, and an indoor burger grilling station.

As previously stated, each stylish swimsuit is specially-engineered for sizes 1x-3x and features adjustable straps, molded cups, tummy control, and power mesh. Check out Jessica Milagros rocking swimwear from the collection below:

The Boutique+ Swim collection is available exclusively at www.jcpenney.com and in select JCPenney stores now, with additional styles rolling out in April. Are you ready for swimsuit season? What’s your favorite Boutique+ Swim collection piece?

JCPenney & Ashley Nell Tipton Launch Boutique+ Plus-Size Fashion

JCPenney has just made two major moves in plus size fashion. The retail giant introduces Boutique+ Plus-Size Fashion, its first-ever plus-size fashion brand designed exclusively for full-figured women, and an all‐new, plus size in‐store concept. JCPenney teamed up with Project Runway Season 14 Winner Ashley Nell Tipton, who will serve as Boutique+’s brand ambassador and design two capsule collections for the plus-size fashion brand, to welcome the new initiatives. The launch was celebrated with a runway show at JCPenney’s Manhattan Hall location hosted by Ashley Nell Tipton.

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Check out video of her welcome message to attendees below:

The new Boutique+ Plus-Size Fashion and lifestyle collection is designed for the fashion minded millennial shopper and was conceived and created by a dedicated team of JCPenney design, trend and product experts who ensure the colors, prints, and fabrics of Boutique+’s fashion offerings flatter and fit curvy silhouettes.

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The Boutique+ clothing brand made its debut in 500 stores and on jcp.com May 1st and offers everything from maxi dresses, skirts, jeans, trousers, tops, jackets, etc. As the first designer to present a plus-size collection during the Project Runway finale, Ashley Nell Tipton is the perfect advocate to provide expertise plus-size style for the millennial woman.

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This season, Boutique+ collection features avant-garde styles inspired by the ‘70s, including femme tops and dresses infused with floral and paisley prints and vintage denim, some of which can be seen in the runway show pictures above. Trendy fashion pieces include fringe tanks, tiered blouses and pleated skirts ranging in sale price from $12.99 for a top to $39.99 for a jacket. In addition to introducing the Boutique+ brand of clothing, JCPenney also debuts “The Boutique”, their plus size fashion in‐store concept, in nearly 200 of their retail locations offering feminine silhouettes, edgy patterns, and bold colors.

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The Boutique boasts a display of plus-size mannequins to show how various outfits complement a curvy figure and features a curated assortment of classic and modern, plus-size fashions from brands such as a.n.a, Boutique+, Liz Claiborne, Worthington, Alyx, and Bisou Bisou. Shoppers should expect casual sportswear, denim, and activewear, as well as a collection of handbags, fashion jewelry, and accessories from this one-stop shopping destination.

For fall and holiday, Ashley will introduce an exclusive JCPenney capsule collection, “Ashley Nell Tipton for Boutique+,” marking the first time that her designs have been made available by a national retailer.

Wear Your Curves Proudly | City Chic’s Spring 2015 Collection

We hate begin this post by saying we’re highlighting some stunning plus size fashion from City Chic for Spring 2015. We’d much rather say today we’re showing some very chic, sexy, and glamorously bold spring 2015 looks, which just happens to be for the plus size fashionista….because that’s exactly what they are. Ladies, if you have some bodacious curves, you definitely need to read on for some fun, fashionable, and fearless spring fashions for this fab fashion label. Whether you’re looking for some stunning dresses, chic separates, or sensual intimate apparel or swimwear, you need the stylish offerings from City Chic.

Are you in need of some fab day dresses? Perhaps some stylish festival looks, or some spring/summer staples. There are so many fab options to love from City Chic. We are head over heels over all the belted options, whether they be maxi dresses, short dresses, or jumpsuits. A skinny belt adds an even higher level of sophistication to these great looks. We’re dreaming of having the bold red with black trim maxi, the stunning navy flared dresses with red belts, and the red and black floral jumpsuit in our closet now.

The aptly named City Chic is bursting with incredible looks for spring, you may find yourself looking to replace everything in your closet with these great pieces. You may also find that your friends that are not shapely or voluptuous will seethe with envy that these great spring looks are not available in their size.

City Chic wonderfully proves that just because you’re a size 14 and up, you don’t have to give up on having a chic wardrobe. We hope you’re already a fan of the brand and you’re aware of all of these stunning pieces, but if you aren’t, welcome to your new favorite label ladies.

What are your favorite looks from City Chic’s Spring 2015 Collection?

Celebrate Your Curves with these Plus Size Holiday Fashions from Ashley Stewart

To welcome the holiday season, trendy, plus size fashion favorite, Ashley Stewart, recently held an event to celebrate all things holiday fashion. The event featured a fashion show highlighting the full-figured fashion brand’s must-have holiday styles for women sizes 12-26. Media attendees were invited to learn about all things Ashley Stewart and meet with CEO, James Rhee, before all attendees were treated to holiday bites and cocktails, a live performance by Rasheeda Wallace, and the event’s music, provided by DJ Flyy Grl.

The fashion show featured red hot holiday day and evening looks (see video of the models walking the fashion show’s finale below). Chic separates, stylish dresses, a fabulous cape we’d kill for, and contemporary looks walked down the makeshift runway at the Harlem location to a boisterous crowd of attendees. Favorite styles included the Gold Foil Deep V HiLo Peplum Dress, Ruffled Colorblock Dress, Contrast Trim Cape, and a Liquid Gold Knot Waist Dress, all of which are featured below.

When it comes to curvy girl style, Ashley Stewart has everything a fashion-loving, plus size woman needs and wants to celebrate her curves and show off her fashion sense. That night, waists were cinched, curves were celebrated and style was in high regard at Ashley Stewart.

If you do have a plus size fashionista in your life, be sure to gift her with one of these fabulous fashion finds you see above or treat her to a gift certificate, so she can find her favorites. Enjoy the show’s finale below:

OneStopPlus.com’s Fall 2014 Plus Size Collection Offerings

Curvy girls, get excited for the wonderful fall fashions OneStopPlus.com has in store for you this year. Whether you’re looking for looks that add a punch of color to your fall wardrobe, elevate or revive any garment that’s already in your closet with new pieces or just on the hunt for chic fall looks, the go-to styles offered on OneStopPlus.com will surely delight you. Looks are seen in cool fall fabrics, updated shapes, and stunning details and embellishments. With fun and flirty must-haves from City Chic, classic casuals and sporty styles from Roaman’s, Jessica London, Woman Within, and so much more great plus size brands, the Fall leaves won’t be the only things that will be beautiful this season.

The plus size online boutique’s Fall 2014 offerings boasts dresses for both work and play, styles to take you from your office desk to dinner and cocktails. Highlights include faux leather details, mod-inspired color-blocking, dark florals, and fall staple – plaid.

Sweaters, tops, and blouses wow with their rich tones, flirty silhouettes, fun prints, and cool details. The sheer jackets are a great way to transition to fall and we can’t help but want to cuddle up in the cozy sweaters, we have a soft spot for the blue floral jacquard sweater. There are lots of ways to highlight your style personality.

The OneStopPlus bottoms offer even more ways to flaunt your style with very special details. We adore the laser cut-out detail on the faux leather flared skirt, the abstract print on the mini skirt, the sexy slit on the quilted pencil skirt, the gold hardware details on the pants and the delicate floral print on the colored denim.

Outerwear is just as cool as the season. There’s a jacket for those who love glamour, edgy street styles, classic silhouettes, fun details and color. We’re huge fans of the moto-style jackets, the puffy polka dot vests, and the divine blush pink wool coat with the vintage-inspired feminine collar. There’s much more to see on OneStopPlus and we invite all fashion-loving curvy girls to check out the photos below and visit the plus size retailer.