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Allow Me To Reintroduce My Blog

In the words of one of my favorite Emcee’s, Allow me to reintroduce myself, well, allow me to reintroduce my blog. Stylish Curves is a blog that bridges the gap between missy sizes and plus sizes. This blog will show you how to wear the latest and classic styles whether you’re a size 2 or 24 or larger. I believe a size 18 can be just as curvy as a size two. Over the past couple of years new and old designers have come to their senses and are now designing clothes to cater to the curvier body. I will share with you fashion advice and tips that I have learned through experience about dressing your curves and how to defy the so called rules of fashion.

On this blog I will show a range of low and high end fashion to help you become stylish or maintain your style. I am not a budget blog or a high end fashion blog.

My goal is to bring to you great clothes and accessories that have quality and style. Many items will be budget friendly and some will be great pieces for you to consider investing in or to drool lover like I do. Haven’t you ever walked across Madison and Fifth Ave. in NYC and just gazed at some of the beautiful designs? I have and I want to share some of those designs with you in case one day we can afford it.

 Most of all this blog will get you to embrace your body and try new styles that you may have never tried before. Aren’t you tired of so called fashionistas and designers telling you that if you have a big butt stay away from pockets on jeans, if you have large breast always wear v-necks. Who wants a closet full of plain pocket jeans or v-necks?

Some highlights of Stylish Curves are Shoe Fashionation of the day where I will show an interesting pair of shoes that can either be high or low end. Designer Highlight will be on Mondays and I will introduce designers that have both misses and plus size lines. Fashion News will offer information about retail stocks, store openings, new designers, and much more.
If you feel you are a stylish girl and you want to send in pictures of yourself displaying your curves in a stylish way send your pics to alissasavonne@yahoo.com and you could be featured in Stylish Curves of the day.

P.S. Yup, thats me in my ruffle top from Banana Republic and my Alfani pencil skirt.

Plaid Dresses for Work and Play

There is an explosion of plaid this Fall season. There are so many versions and colors and cuts that are making this lumber jack look so feminine. I know when people think of plaid they think casual or school girl, but this year plaid dress have really taken a turn for the best. I remember a time when I tried on a plaid dress. I knew it was wrong for me when I bought it, but, I talked my self into thinking that I was going outside of my comfort zone. It was a halter red and black short plaid dress. What was I thinking? I truly looked like I was about to chop down some trees. I felt uncomfortable all day in it. It was like an arrow was following me around all day saying, “Hey, look at me.” I never wore it again. In fact I passed it on to someone else. Hope they liked it.

Dress to the left is from Forever 21, $26.80, sizes S-L

Check out these plaid dresses for work and for weekends. A plaid sheath dress for work will look great on its own or with a blazer. Try a collared shirt under your sheath dress for a new look.

Wear plaid to work

     Plus Size Curves                                     Missy Curves

Calvin Klein dress, $69.99 at Macy’s sizes 14W-24W. Ann Taylor Loft dress, $98, sizes 00-18

Afraid of all over plaid for work try these from JCPenney
      Missy Curves                                   Plus Size Curves
Worthington dress, $49.99, sizes 4-16, Bisou Bisou dress, $59.99, sizes 14W-24W
For the weekend try a plaid shirt dress. You can rock it with flats or kitten heels for a young and trendy look a waist tie or belt is a great way to add some structure to the print.
Weekend Plaid
Plus Size Curves
                Missy Curves

Torrid dress $58, sizes 10-24, Old Navy dress, $29.50, sizes XS-XXL

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Animal Prints For Fall Fashion

Every now and again I wake up in the morning feeling like I can handle anything and I can take on anyone. I have no fears no regrets, my thoughts are all about making that day a great day. That feeling translates through my wardrobe. I have no insecurities and I put on whatever I want and miraculously I look good in it and I feel good in it. I look in the mirror and say to myself, “Curves, you are looking right.”

Today, I had that feeling I like to call my animalistic vibe. It made me think about the Fall and how animal prints will be everywhere for the Fall season. I know many of you are afraid of the animal prints, but, I am here to tell you don’t be. Your curves will look great in animal prints. If you are still too afraid. Try animal print accessories like leopard print shoes or a zebra print bracelet.
Alissa’s tips:
Full figured Curves: Checkout the Lane Bryant dress in the leopard family. It will give you an hour glass figure. Notice how it pulls away from the stomach and floats around the hips to give your shape an equal balance. The small leopard print will make you look smaller.
Petite Curves: Checkout the Top Shop jumper in the pink animal print. This will highlight your curves in all the right places and it will accentuate a small waist as well as add length to your small frame.
Hour Glass Curves: Checkout the Kay Unger dress in a V-Neck fitted silhouette. This will accentuate the bust line as well as show off a small waist and voluptuous hips.
The Leopard Family

From Top Left: Lafayette 148 New York, sizes 2-16, Kay Unger, sizes 2-16, Ralph Lauren, sizes 6-10, Lane Bryant Dress, sizes 14-28.
Snakeskin

From Left: Stuart Weitzman, sizes 5.5-10.5, Max Studio, sizes 6-10, Top Shop, sizes 0-12


Zebra Style


From Left: Torrid, sizes 12-26, Overnight bag, JC Penney

Animal Print Jewelry

From Left: Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet, $66, ABS By Allen Schwartz earrings, $131

FASHION AND RETAIL NEWS

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

According to the Associated Press: Retailer Saks Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter loss widened as consumer spending on luxury fashion continued to languish, but the loss was not as

big as analysts expected.
The retailer lost $54.5 million, or 39 cents per share, in the three months that ended Aug. 1. That compares with a loss of $32.7 million, or 24 cents per share, a year earlier.