"I don't think you ready for this jelly/I don't think you ready for this jelly/I don't think you ready for this/Cause my body too bootylicious for ya babe." Destiny's Child, 'Bootylicious'
So reader Iguerri wrote me the following:
"I am a plus size girl who is tired of shopping at Old Navy or having to order offline for specialty sizes only to have to return them because they don’t fit. I feel there is hope for us 14-18 size girls. Can you profile lines or even websites that offer plus size designer jeans, cute dresses, JACKETS, and tops for us ultra curvy, top-heavy, thick hip and thighs, too much junk in the truck fashionistas???"
Great request, huh? Full figured women are always given the shaft in terms of fashionable finds. I decided to do a search, but first I needed a bit of style inspiration. I thought to myself...
Who better to look to than the award winning, cover gracing Jennifer Hudson??
Jennifer wears mostly dark colors...
She's not afraid to pop on a print...
When she wears lighter colors, she makes sure the waist is empire...
With t's, she likes 'em long...
Want her look?
The Fashion Bomb searched high and low for similar styles from websites that carry or specialize in plus sized threads.
Check it out:
www.torrid.com; Lucille Cocktail Dress in Black/Silver, $129, www.igigi.com; Marilyn Convertible Dress, $165, www.monifc.com; White Denim Halter Dress, $69.50, www.lanebryant.com.
Bottom Row, Left to right: Short Sleeve Wrap Dress, $36, Fashion To Figure; Not Your Daughter’s Jeans Tummy Tuck Stretch Jeans (Plus), $138, www.nordstrom.com; Baby Phat Batwing Large Cat Top, $49, BabyPhat.com
Nine West Piped Trench (Plus), $169, www.nordstrom.com.
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PS For a daily dose of plus sized fashion, check out the blog www.plussizedfashionistainthecity.blogspot.com!
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1. WWD reported today that Iconix Brand Group Inc will acquire the Rocawear brand...
2. Jennifer Hudson (speak of the devil) has signed a deal with Avon to become the face of the company's Imari fragrance brand.
Here we go, Jennifer, here we go!