Thursday, April 25, 2013

What do You Think about Exposed Zippers?

On dresses, so far...

Saw this 1st, I believe, last year. One of Igigi’s otherwise beautiful Milan dress…

Here is its exposed Zipper, on one side…
Now here is Fashion to Figure's Contour De Force Peplum Dress
Contour De Force Peplum Dress
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Here is the view of its exposed back zipper.
Now I have had mixed feeling about this Exposed Zipper, especially on fairly feminine, dresses.

Do you like them? 
Or not?
or could care less?

I am curious, so if you have a moment please let me know via my twitter, or Facebook page about this or other bra, fashion or style issues, concerns and ideas.

Thank you!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

20% Off New Full Figure Bra Styles

Bare Necessities is running their B1G1 at 50% Off at check out on select American Favorite full figure bras, (Bali’s Satin Tracings and the like), again! These styles do not qualify for their 20% off discount whose code and link you can find at the end of this post.

Here are some new bra and bustier styles that you can get 20% off with the above-mentioned discount code!

By far the one of best buys among these are Felina’s Harlow Bras, especially if you happen to be a size they have the sale color in. Full Price these bras are only $36, and have a 4 star average out of their current 32 reviews from full figure women at Bare Necessities!


Near equally nicely priced is Parfait by Affinitas’ Lola Bustier, which comes in sizes up to 30 and 32FF and sizes 34 to 40D to G, for $65. Their Lola balcony bra comes in sizes 30 to 40D to G size range and is just $48.


Parfait by Affinitas bras usually have excellent ratings form full figure women!

Marlies Dekkers’ intimates all qualify for this discount and this is their new lace version of their highly rated Dame De Paris T-shirt Bras!

Their styles are pricey, so if you really want to try them, getting 20% off would really be nice!

Just note the code in this Get 20% off at Free Shipping over $70! Exclusions apply, ends 04.30.13. link then take it to go to Bare Necessities or click on the styles you see above if they are what you want and use the code when you check out!

Spring is an excellent time to refresh our wardrobes, and have plenty of quality bras and undies ready for when the weather heats up!
Getting 20% off where we can is a nice way to do this!

Monday, April 22, 2013

25% Off near Everything at Bare Necessities

Most Bare Necessities discounts exclude full figure and large cup size bras, and everything else, by Elomi, Panache, Fantasie and many other brands, but not this time!

This is a near site wide sale which ends today. So enjoy this rare opportunity to try new styles or stock up on these and other excellent intimate brands!

You can use this 25% Off at during the Friends & Family Sale. Exclusions apply, ends 04.22.13 link to go straight to their fantastic sale!

This is a new Demi-Plunge version of Chantelle’s C-Chic bras, which get excellent reviews for curvy women at Bare Necessities! These come in sizes 30D – F, 32 to 36B to G, 38 and 40B to D in nude and this pink / black color.


These bras are $78 at full price and this is a great way to enjoy this and many other old favorite and new bra styles!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spanx for 20% - 25% Off with Free Shipping

If you want to try Spanx shapewear, panties, bras, (in sizes up to 44DDD) and / or hosiery this is a great time! Both Spanx and Bare Necessities seem to have discounts!

Spanx appears to be included in Bare Necessities’ 25% Off at during the Friends & Family Sale. Exclusions apply, ends 04.22.13 discount! They provide free shipping for orders over $70.

Spanx themselves have this Get 20% off + Free Shipping on any order with code SPANXEMPSPRING20 at! Ends 4/18. discount and free shipping offer, which ends today!

If you already know the Spanx styles and sizes for you, you might want to save more anyway. Browse using this Plus Size Spanx, New with Tags, at Buy it Now prices at eBay stores link and you will currently find 536 styles, starting at $10 in sizes 1X, 2X and 3X!

All eBay stores aside, I do not usually see great discounts that include Spanx. I would take advantage of one of them if you want shape wear or smooth full figure bras.

They have what seems to me to be rare, front-close full figure bras!

These are a new, and already highly rated at Spanx, by women with pear and hourglass shapes, Bra-llelujah Soft Touch underwire contour bras in sizes 32 to 36A to D and 38B to D.

 Spanx Bra-llelujah! Soft Touch Underwire Contour

Both stores have their favorite Bra-llelijah front-close contour underwire #216 in sizes up to 42DD at Spanx, in 5 colors and up to 42D at Bare Necessities in 4 colors.

They both have plenty of other Spanx full figure bra, panty, shapers and apparel styles too!

New or old styles, trying them for the 1st time, or stocking up, it is a great day to buy Spanx!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

20% Off Sculptress by Panache Full Figure Bras

Sculptress is Panache’s new intimate line designed for well-endowed full figure women who need bras in the 36 to 46D to J size range

Sculptress by Panache qualifies for Bare Necessities' current 20% discount which is at the bottom of this post. So does Marlies Dekkers new, colorful, always unique bras , and their already highly rated by full figure women bra styles, which is fine if you need sizes such as 32 to 38B to F and 40D and E!

Unlike the Marlies Dekkers bras, Sculptress bras are made for women who need bra sizes 36 to 46D to J!

This is their Willow 3-part cup bra. These bras come in sizes up to 36 to 46HH for $59.

Matching panties are available in sizes 14 to 20 for $34! The matching panties for the bras below cost $28 and $30 and come in the same sizes.

If other seamless T-shirt bras are not working for you, you might want to try Sculptress’ Pure T-shirt bras below.

This style comes in sizes 36F to H, 38E to H, 40DD to GG, 42D to FF, 44DD to F and 46D to E in nude and black for $56.

Bare Necessities also has these, overall lace, yet seamless, bras in this line that come in this hot pink, nude and black in sizes 36 and 38F to H, 40DD – GG, 42D – FF, 44D – F and 46D, DD and E for $62.


Matching panties are available for all three bra styles above and cost This is a good way to try these bras because, like most Panache bras, they are not cheap.

On the other hand we do get what we pay for when we buy Panache bras.

Still it’s nice to get bras, like these above, especially if you like to buy your bras with matching panties, at 20% off. I have been wearing, and keeping an eye on Panache bra styles for some years now and find that:
For these reasons, getting these at 20% off is likely a rare opportunity.

Get 20% off at Free Shipping over $70! Exclusions apply, ends to enjoy discounts on Sculptress bras and panties, this month… 

If you check out the Details for Bare Necessities discount above at their site you will find both Panache and Cleo by Panache are excluded from this, (they usually are), discount. Take advantage of this before next month, as it would be no surprise to find Sculptress by Panache to be excluded then…

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cowboy Boots up to W Widths

Also The rare, much more expensive, Extra Wide ones

I found a pair of semi-cowboy boots, that I believe would be so extremely versatile, (think: for all but formal events and job interviews), that I felt I had to share. I tried to find similar styles in wide and extra wide widths. This boot style just below, and the one at the top of our newly updated wide width footwear page, are as close as I could come to the style that inspired all this.

Ariat’s boot below comes in sizes 5.5 to 9.5, 10 and 11, in this color, black and mission brown, in widths up to wide and costs $140. At least is has over 200 reviews and a 5 star rating!
 Ariat - Heritage Roper (Distressed Brown) - Footwear
As cowboy boots go, judging from what I could find this AM, that come in widths of at least wide, this is one of the few versatile, not too ornate, styles I found at Zappos, One Stop Plus and Avenue, (none at Avenue, don’t bother looking).

This is just a picture of the variety of, up to wide width women’s cowboy boots you can find at Dingo women boots. Their styles cost about $133 to $182 and this blue pair is on sale at $164. You can go to their styles using this Justin: Justin Boots: Justin Women's link.
This is just a picture of their Justin L4302 style below.

Sadly more expensive Extra Wide Cowboy Boots

Available, in limited sizes, these defiantly cowboy boots styled boots are by Elites, for $216. If you click on their picture you will find them at ShoeBuy. This style comes in sizes up to 10.5 and whole sizes 11 to 13 in wide and extra wide widths.

 Elites - Cowgirl (Women's) - Tan Tooled Leather
The good news about this style is its two excellent reviews are from women who wear extra wide and wide width boots!

Also at ShoeBuy, in limit whole sizes only, so far…These Anita Allysa boots are available in more extra wide sizes in this mocha leather than in their black leather color. This style comes in sizes 7 to 13, Medium to Extra Wide, for $275.

 Antia Shoes - Allysa (Women's) - Mocha Leather

The good news is that if you search Women’s footwear by Anita in Extra Wide and Boots at Shoe Buy, you will currently find 22 styles, of varying modern and vintage modes.

The versatile boot style that inspired all this

This cowboy--ish slouch boot, only comes in medium widths. It is also one of several of its ilk, in medium widths, at Zappos. These are on sale for just $45, and if it was not off budget for me I’d snatch up a pair in my size while they last!
Romantic Soles - Patricia (Tan Burnished) - Footwear

There are plenty of taller boots, heels and the like in widths up to extra wide and especially wide widths at on line stores. Certain styles, like cowboy boots and the like are not quite as available. Not yet and what is there is pricey!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Today Only 50% Off Cacique & Lane Bryant styles

Today only you can enjoy 50% Off Cacique, Lane Bryant’s bras and intimate line, and other Lane Bryant styles! This is an online only offer, and it excludes non-Lane Bryant styles they carry such as Kiyonna and other full figure designers.

It might be possible to enjoy more savings on their Cacique bras using this cacique bras BOGO 50% off Online Only link, which is also on line only, and also expires today. This offer does not appear to require a code, but if you use this link you will find the code for their 50% off all Cacique and Lane Bryant styles code across the top of their pages.

This is their Cacique Picasso Paisley Bandeau Bra. It has four 5 Star reviews, comes in sizes 36 to 44C to DDD and would be $22 at 50% Off!


Matching boy short panties are available and this is just one of their highly rated, uniquely printed and beautifully styled Cacique bra styles! If you wear bras in this size range this might be an excellent way to get them for the very least.

I do not know if using their above BOGO at 50% off link will work for this, combined with their 50% off Flash Sale code for today, but if you already like, or wanted to try their bras, it is worth trying!

Monday, April 08, 2013

Fav Full Figure Bras in Exclusive Colors, for LESS

Panache’s Tango II Super Bras are longtime favorite go-to bras for many of us full figured and full busted women. Today I noticed that not only can we get their balcony and plunge bra styles in exclusive colors at 2 different on line stores, these rarer colors actually cost less than the normal $54 and $52!

Only Bravissimo, currently, has an Exclusive Panache Tango II bra color in both their balcony and plunge styles. This is their Exclusive Lemon Sorbet Tango II in the Balcony style, which they carry in sizes 28E to K and 30 to 40DD to K, for $38.26, both the Balcony & Plunge versions!


They not only have matching panties and thongs in this color, they also have sale colors in this style. To browse the plunge cut in lemon sorbet, just click on this picture, then select Sensational Sets above its picture at Bravissimo!

It appears that Figleaves only has Panache’s Tango II balconnette and the matching deep brief in their exclusive Peppermint color, this bra is also just $38! They have these in the 28 to 36D to K, 38DD to J and 40D to HH sizes ranges.


All sizes over 38 are Low Stock!
Not surprising because this is an excellent price for a unique color in a reliable, comfy and supportive bra style!

Snap these pretty colors in these bras up while your size is available!

Friday, April 05, 2013

20% Off B2G1 Free + Free Shipping on Full Figure Bras

Bare Necessities is having their Best Free Event of the year! It happens to be Buy 2 bras by Bali, Playtex, Olga, Maidenform, Vanity Fair and other similar brands and get 1 Free. You just put 3 qualifying bras in your cart and one of them checks out Free when you order!

As it happens, all of these brand are included in their current Get 20% off at Free Shipping over $70! Exclusions apply, ends 04.30.13. Discount!

This is the new color of Vanity Fair’s Illumination T shirt bras. These bras come in 7 other colors in sizes 34 to 38B to DD and 40 – 42C and D.


Pricier Bras, that seldom have Discounts for Less

Sadly, as usual, their new discount excludes Fantasie, Freya, Elomi, Wacoal, Panache and many others.

Discounts on those brands are what I find at eBay stores, New with Tags, at Buy it now prices. You can learn more about that here.

For instance: You might be looking out for good prices on convertible / strapless bras, for formal events and summer sun dresses and the like.

If you use this Elomi Strapless Bras New with Tags at Buy it Now prices link today, you will find about 13 of Elomi’s Undie Award Winning strapless bras starting at $33.20 in various sizes.

You can click on this bra’s picture to learn more about it, check out its rave reviews and the Undies Award it won. It will take you to it at Her Room who has it at its normal price of $69

This is why I do most of my bra shopping, especially styles I am confident of my size in, at eBay stores.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ashley Stewart’s Flash Sale TODAY

Until 3PM today, (EST), you can enjoy the new, (full price) dresses, denim, linen, tops and more at Ashley Stewart at 30% Off. After that it goes down to 25% Off.

Just use their Get 30% off your full price purchase of $100 at through 4/3, 3PM ET! Act now before the discount drops to 25% on 4/4 3PM ET! link to go straight to this great discount event!

This Cropped Jacket with Floral Sheath Dress is eligible for this discount! It is also still available in all sizes 12 to 26, except 16…

 Cropped Jacket And Floral Print Sheath Dress

Ashley Stewart's Butterfly, (Double Wrap back panel) bras are all eligible for this discount!

They come in smooth, seamless, convertible strapless, plunge full coverage and extended sizes styles.
You can click on this picture of the back of one of their plunge styles that shows you their Double Wrap Back Panel.

 Plunge Butterfly Bra
They also have new swimwear, linen career wear, sweaters, jumpsuits, skirts of all kinds, blouses and much more. Enjoy these new styles with this great discount and save!