Monday, December 30, 2013

Great Bra Deals at Semi-Annual Sale

Right now Bare Necessities is having their Semi-Annual sale which includes excellent full figure bras by many great brands.

While it is true that some are only on sale in select colors, such as Curvy Kate’s Princess Bras, others, like Panahce’s Andorra Bras are simply on sale, for $37.20!

Check out the sale soon, because it ends on 1/2/14. 



Friday, December 20, 2013

Chantelle's Semi-Sheer C Chic Bras Starting at $22

These, Chantelle # 3582 C Chic bras were a highly rated style that now appear to be discontinued. They came in sizes 32 - 36A to H, 32 - 40 B, 32 - 44 C, D, E, 30 - 44 F, G, H.

I am finding 96 of them in a wide variety of sizes, starting at $22, using this Chantelle 3582 New with Tags, Buy it Now Prices at eBay stores link! This is just a picture of this style. Use the text link to browse these at eBay. The current, Spacer foam rather than sheer, #3585, goes for $68.

4/30/14: Her Room tells us this bra below is Chatelle's closest replacement to their Semi-Sheer C-Chic bras. Click on its picture to find it there in the 30 to 40C to H size range in 5, (3 of which are on sale), colors. It has excellent reviews! 

Chantelle’s Semi-Sheer C Chic Bras

The following is my 10/2012 Article about these highly rated bras! Chantelle's C Chic bras, #3582, get excellent ratings at Her Room and are recommended by My Shape for most body shapes!

From a teenager to a woman in her 80s, from women who wear B to G cup sizes, women give these bras very high ratings, (at Her Room).

For some reason the most ratings are from women in their 40s to 60s and not a one who wears H cup sizes.

These bras love these bras for their comfort, up lift and support, nice round shape, stability and smooth enough to work well under t-shirts!

Two Concerns about these bras

Women who review these bras do warn the cups run small.
Bigger Bras knows all about this. They thoughtfully provide a brand comparison for cup size chart at the bottom of each of their bra's descriptions. You might want to check out Bigger Bras’ Bra Size Comparison Charts.

Another concern of some reviewers is that in cup sizes F, G and H, the top cup is lined, not sheer, as pictured. This is where it pays to read a bra's details, as Her Room does, (well did), have that clearly posted there. Let’s face it, if you are wearing a larger cup size bra, you will want that extra control anyway. However, I can understand, the sheer part is very pretty...

Details about this Bra style

Unlike other side support bras, such as by Fantasie, Elomi and Goddess bras this Chantelle side support bra really does have a three section cup.
This is because the lower cup has one, not two, section.
Even so, these bras do come in cup sizes up to H.
Even though this bra has seams, these are Transversal flat seams, not only good for their seamless effect; they also help create that nice rounded shape!
These bras have reinforced cups, sewn in three places.
This gives you maximum stay put support, and comfort!
These lightweight bras can be worn all day.

My Shape recommended this bra for all, except what they call E, shapes. Their E shape has proportioned shoulders and hips, an undefined waist, full tummy and taped legs.

Originally Written: 10/21/10

Latest Update: 4/30/14

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

30% to 50% Off Coats, Boots and Other Fashions

& Last Minute, E Gift Cards

Stumped for last minute gifts? Last Minute Shoppers - Buy Holiday Avenue E-Gift Cards! If you give a $75 gift card, you get a gift, ($10 cash card) too!

50% Off Coats and Boots

It is not even winter yet and we can find 50% Off coats and boots already at Avenue! This faux suede jacket is now just $70, available in all sizes 14 – 32 and one of the Many coat and jacket styles on sale 50% off at Avenue Now!
 Faux Suede Cascading Jacket 
There are plenty of more
  • fitted coats
  • jackets
  • fleecy styles
  • even puffer vests
in Avenue’s 50% Off section.
We can also enjoy 50% off:
  • Dresses
  • Cardigans
  • TightsBoots
  • Ankle boots
  • Flats 
 40% Off:
  • Tops
  • Long Sleeve Ts
  • Blouses
  • Camis
  • More Coats
  • Boots, (lots of tall boots at 40% Off!)
  • Dresses
  • Jackets
  • More Cardigans
  • Jeans
  • More Flats
  • Pumps
  • SweatersSkirts 
 I could go on…

There is also a 30% off this seasons styles section, and a 30% off discount you can read about at the bottom of this post!

While not as many boots as outerwear, in the 50% off section, these stretch panel wide calf riding boots have an 18 inch circumference, and are available in Wide Width only, sizes 8, 8 ½, 9, 9 ½ and 10 to 13, now at ½ price, $42!
 Marlowe Stretch Panel Riding Boot (This is wide wide)

30% Off Spring Preview Styles

Use this 30% Off 1 Item in Spring Preview with Code AV131213 - 12/17-12/24 Only! link and code to enjoy this discount before 12/25/12 at 12AM.

This is just a picture of their new jacket dress from this preview!
It is available in all sizes 14 to 32, for $60 before the discount.

So far there are many beautiful dresses, tops and plenty of accessories in this spring preview!

These, (just a picture), earrings are just $8, come in a gold color too, from the last page of this preview.

It is one of their simpler jewelry styles…

Enjoy these wonderful savings and get your gift shopping done so there’s nothing left but to enjoy the holidays when they come!


Monday, December 16, 2013

New Plus Size Swimwear from Always for Me

Always for Me designs plus size swimsuits and separates based on years of customer feedback and research. They have new mini-swimdresses, tankini, skirtini, one piece and an underwire skirtini! Many seem to be 2014 versions of their best-selling Twist-Front, shirred halter / bandeau swimwear styles!

New One Piece and Tankini Styles

This swimsuit’s twist-front one piece swimsuit looks like a tankini. It has adjustable, removable straps! It also has side boning for extra bust support. Women's Plus Size Swimwear - Always For Me Chic Prints Santiago Twist Bandeau 1 Pc 
This makes it easier for us to wear it: 
  • Strapless
  • Halter
  • Straight Shoulder Straps style
  • or Cross-back! 
It also provides foam cups with power-net bust support and front ruching for a flattering mid-section! This style has a gold ring accent at center bust and the dropped waist of its printed top half helps visually slenderize and elongate your torso! 

Their new Chatham plus size tankini also comes in a lime / blue madras inspired print. 
The pink version has hints of gold foil and the lime hints of silver foil to accent this beautiful style! 

The swim briefs are solid pink and lime and the tankini tops of this new style have all the advantages of the one piece shown above, strap and bust support wise! Always For Me Chic Prints Chatham 2 Pc Twist Tankini #80880 
This is also a twist front, with ruching and the longish, flirty ruffle hemmed tankini top is very flattering.

Some New Skirtinis

Skirtini’s top has underwire, with side boning and tie-halter straps! It has real, yet concealed bra band construction, with normal hook and eye back closure, but looks just like a beautiful tankini top from the back!
 Women's Plus Size Swimwear - Always For Me Chic Prints Floreana 2 Pc Skirtini 

This swimsuit’s tankini top an skirted swim brief are both fully lined with power-mesh for curvy, flattering contouring!

 Their new Martinique skirtini also comes in a shimmering pink as well as this green shown below. It has the same adjustable / removable straps and side boning and can be worn any way you like, strap, or strapless with soft cup on power-mesh bust support.
Women's Plus Size Swimwear - Always For Me Chic Solids Martinique 2 Pc Skirtini 

The ruffled hem is attached to the skirted swim brief of this two piece bathing suit. This swimwear style’s flattering twist-front and front shirring and power-net smoothing swim skirt will visually slenderize and support you at the pool or beach in gently shimmering color!

These swimsuits come in sizes 16W to 26W, (except for the Floreana skirtini, which seems to be missing size 24W at this writing…), as many swimsuits by Always for Me do.

In writing this I was pleasantly surprised to find one underwire swimwear style by Always for Me. I am looking forward to its reviews, and hope we see more by them.

OK, I am also secretly hoping they start making bra sized swimwear in my size so I can wear their swimsuits someday…

In the meantime, it is a start!


What’s New at Kiyonna

Currently I am finding new colors of favorite styles, like Kiyonna’s Whimsy Wrap Dress, and entirely new styles at Kiyonna. If you check out the Kiyonna page here, you will also find a 20% Off discount, good into next year! An especially nice way to try their new dresses, tops and skirts!

New Kiyonna Tops and a Skirt

I like that their new Ethereal Lace Blouse comes with a matching cami and removable sash! So you can wear it belted, loose, and over a cami you already have, or its own, different looks!

This is just a picture of it. Use the discount banner on the Kiyonna page, just in case you end up shopping and Save!

These tops come in black and blue as well as this purple color shown in sizes 10 - 32.

This appears to be a new color for Kiyonna’s Smitten Lace Top, which you can now find in Most Loved Styles and New Arrivals.

These tops have great ratings and also come in plum, black, grey and jade. Here is the same top in black pictured with their new Twirling Tulle skirt, which also comes in black!

Kiyonna’s New Wedding Gown

Currently Kiyonna has 4 knee length wedding dresses, one which appears to be cut just like their very popular Retro-Glam Lace Dresses, which are always in customer favorites.

They now have three full length wedding gowns. This is their new Amour Lace Wedding Gown.!
Too new for reviews, (just like the other new styles above so far…), this gown comes in sizes 10 – 28.

While most of their fashions come in sizes up to 32…a brief look through their wedding section shows many of these dresses and gowns only come in sizes 10 – 16…

Just for perspective, I checked the Wedding Dress section at Igigi, and they only have two gowns and dresses in sizes up to 30 / 32 and three in sizes up to 26 / 28, so perhaps this is normal…?..

I am also seeing more new, or perhaps new colors in, tops, dresses and an evening gown in New Arrivals today.

Anyway, just remember, pictures above are just pictures, use the discount link on our Kiyonna page to enjoy savings on their designed just for full figure ladies fashions and accessories!

They have a nice sale section too!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

25% Off Panache, Le Mystere, Curvy Kate and More

We can enjoy excellent discount on great DD+ bra styles, such as Panache’s Tango II bras, Le Mystere’s Dream Tisha bras and more, as well as Vanity Fair, Playtex, Bali bras and more!

Check it out here: 25% Off at during the Friends & Family Sale. Exclusions apply, 12.11.13 - 12.16.13.. This discount include more than bras too! Spanx is actually INCLUDED in this discount!

Apparently New Panache Large Cup Bra

We can try this new, smoother version of their popular Tango II bras now at 25% off using this great discount! Bare Necessities has these bras in sizes up to 28F, 30JJ, 32 + 34K, 36J, 38JJ, 40 + 42HH and 44F, for $62.


This discount on this is really nice way to try new styles and stock up on your favorites!

Sadly, Eveden bras and other intimates, such as Fantasie, Freya, Elomi and the like are excluded from this wonderful discount…

However this event is still well worth browsing!



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ashley Stewart’s Strapless Butterfly Bras

These Ashley Stewart bras come in black, mocha and black extended sizes and have ratings of 3.9, 3 and 4 star averages at this updating, (8/20/14). They do not come in my size, so I cannot review them, but I am a big believer in It’s a Firm Bra Band that makes the support. So I wish I could, and will show you why down the page a bit.

These bras are $29.50 and the extended size version is on sale for $19.99 at this update. The regular sized styles are both listed as Best Sellers at Ashley Stewart!

Speaking of bra related info I cannot checkout myself, here’s an enjoyable read about 3 online companies new bra sizing methods by Molly Mulshine for BetaBeat, Hack Your Rack: We Tested Top Bra Startups so You Don’t Have To!

Convertible Butterfly Bras

These bras have removable straps and a double back band. comes, You can  l size range click on this bra's picture at this update to find it in sizes 42DDD, 44D, DD and DDD.
You can find the black version of this style in sizes 38D3, 40D3, 40DD, 42D, 42D3, 44D and 44DD. I am not all that comfortable with bra sizing such as 42D3, but you can view Her Room's nice explanation of it on this method on their Universal Cup Size icon page.

Convertible Strapless Butterfly Bra

This is a picture of their Butterfly Bra Back, which says ‘Extreme Support’ to me. This back style really got my attention. They call this back style double back wrap panels.
Click on this picture of their Extended Size Convertible Strapless Bras to find this version on sale at $19.99 in sizes 46D3 and 46DD.
Convertible Strapless Butterfly Bra (Extended Sizes)

Ashley Stewart tells us:
  • These bras can be worn 6 different ways
  • They include graduated push-up gel pads
  • They have Underwire Contour cups
  • They also come with clear straps 
If they came in my size, I would try them to see if this double back band makes for extra firm support!

If you have already tried these bras, please let me know how they are, as I am intrigued!

Latest Update: 8/20/14
Originally written: 12/10/13

Monday, December 09, 2013

UP to 75% Off Order & 40% Off Holiday Dresses

This week One Stop Plus has a 25% Off our 1st, 3rd and 5th styles we buy. They are also running a 40% Off Holiday Dress sale! Here are some sale dresses that qualify for this tiered discount!

Special Occasion Dresses

This beaded cocktail dress has no cons so far, out of 9 excellent reviews! It comes in sizes 12 – 28 and is on sale at 29% off!
 Cocktail Dress with Beading (JET BLACK,20) 

Roamans’ lace and chiffon jacket dress is on sale at 30% off, comes in boysenberry and jade, as well as this navy color below in sizes 14W to 34W and has great reviews!
 Lace and Chiffon Jacket Dress (NAVY,18 W) 

This beaded tiered jacket dress might work for some women for work. I say that because 3 of its current reviewers wear it casually…It is still available in this color below and black in most sizes 14W to 34W this week at 23% off. Most women wear it for nights out and occasions.
 Beaded and Tiered Jacket Dress (PALE GREY,16 W) 
They have many other special occasion dresses on sale too.

From Work to Night Out Styles

This lace shift dress is available in this dark red below, black, honey mustard yellow and a sea blue. It is 40% off and available in sizes 12 – 28 and has excellent reviews!
 Shift Dress in Lace 
Eight of this style’s current 115 reviewers wear this dress casually, 4 wear it to work and the rest wear it for special occasions and dates.

Roamans’ fit and flare dress below is also on sale at 40% off and available in sizes 20W to 32W, except size 28W…It too has excellent reviews, and no cons.
 Fit and Flare Swirl Dress (BLACK SILVER MULTI,24 W) 
Six of the current 30 women who review it wear it to work, the rest for special events or nights out.

This is just a small sampling of the many dresses that qualify for the discount and happen to be on sale.

You will find dresses, and other fashions, at One Stop Plus that do not qualify for their discounts. These are styles that ship from their own manufacturers, such as:
  • Kiyonna
  • Igigi
  • Ulla Popken
  • Alex Evenings
  • Torrid
  • City Chic 
and the like.
You can at least get their styles on sale at OSP, and this sale does include some of those brands as well!

Brands that normally qualify for OSP discounts are:
  • Roamans
  • Woman Within 
  • Jessica London 
  • The Best Dressed 

Currently OSP also has an Up to 50% Off Boot Sale
Roamans has a BOGO at 50% Off Sweater Deal
Their tiered discount will apply to the boot sale and may well apply to the Roamans sweater deal.

I am fairly sure it would so long as you get to Roamans through One Stop Plus.
You could do that by click any of the dresses above,
then clicking on their name at the top left corner of any page to go to OSP’s home page.



Saturday, December 07, 2013

Strapped for both a Party Dress and Cash?

Fashion to Figure has many party dresses under $50! Here is a look at some of their

Sparkly Dress Styles

This fantastic sequined dress, solid black back, is just $45 and like all the others I am showing here, still available in sizes 1X to 3X!
I Dye For You One Shoulder Sequin Dress
Get ready to take center stage in this dynamic asymmetrical sheath dress, featuring a s... [More]
Price: 45.00
This sequin and mesh dress is just $48. This is a great little black dress to have ready for whatever happy occasions that suddenly turn up!
Lightning Strikes Sequin Mesh Dress
Electrify onlookers in this black sequin stunner, which features seductive mesh at the ... [More]
Price: 48.00
This gold and black dress is just $45 and has an alluring keyhole back.
Can't Outshine Me Sequin Dress
A dress so stunning onlookers may just need a pair of shades, thanks to the paillette s... [More]
Price: 45.00

Subtle, Sheer and Lace Dress Styles

This Hi-Lo lace and chiffon evening dress is just $38!
On My A-List Lace Dress
A decadent dress worthy of a jaunt down the red carpet. This stunner is classically bea... [More]
Price: 38.00
This more subtle lace neckline little black dress just $34!
Yes My Darling Lace Flare Dress
The curvy fashionista who flounces by in this sweet-meets-sexy frock can't help but get... [More]
Price: 34.00

Fashion to Figure has many more outstanding and trendy dress, and even some gown styles too. All reasonably price!

Plus, they just added new styles to their Up to 50% Off Sale section.

Clearly an excellent place to find full figure dresses at skimpy prices!


Monday, December 02, 2013

3 Exceptional Cyber Monday Deals

$1.50 Makeup, possibly less: E.L.F.

They’ve, (Allure, Seventeen, Redbook and the like), said it, now I will say it: E.L.F. Makeup is Great!
 It is also 50% off on purchases of $30 or more until midnight 2/3/13 This banner changed to general ELF link 10/9/15.
e.l.f. cosmetics

Actually, this is what I was thrilled with at full price: $3. I got for myself a few weeks ago at Target.

Of couse, Target does not have the selection E.L.F.’s own website has…

$3 by E.L.F. Previously I have tried many eyebrow pencils and the ones that worked cost $12 and $20, (Lancome and Anastasia). This works much better and is Totally Affordable! /div> I also tried their e.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow Happy Hour, $2 full price: also excellent!

These are now daily wear for me, which pretty much says it all.

Both brow makeup and shadow:
  • went on easily
  • blended very nicely
  • wore well and my eyes, which can be picky about these things, like my checkbook, couldn’t care less! 
 Allure recommends their larger eye shadow palettes as gifts.

Their palettes are from $6 to $15 mostly, with one $25 one and their Ultimate $40 makeup palette. I am not a palette kind of gal but yeah, I can see them as gifts, affordable, high quality gifts!

$14.95 for Alluring Bras Today

Hips and Curves has, so far as I am concerned, the best selection of full figure lingerie.

Now if they would just get full figure with full bust styles…

Today their The Ruffle Demi Bra is on sale for $14.95 which normally sells for $39.95 for Cyber Monday. Hurry now since this sale will only last today and while supplies last!

and their

The Ruffle Shelf Bra is on sale for Cyber Monday for only $14.95. The normal price is $39.95 and this sale only lasts today. Hurry now before we sell out!

Sadly, it appears these bras come in the 38 – 44C to DD size range…

They do have plenty of other lingerie styles and other savings deals too.

BOGO at 50% Off already Extremely Inexpensive Styles

Styles for Less has a good plus size department and their prices start in the $0 to $10 range. What more can I say, except I wrote about them here before.

Use this link.,Get BOGO 50% plus free scarf on your purchase today or night to take advantage of this incredible offer.

The picture below is just to show you the scarf.

This ends at the end of 2/2/13.