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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Plus Sized Style Spotlight: Toccara

So I've been getting lots of e-mails lately imploring me to represent more plus sized fashionistas.
While I've profiled plus sized sirens Jennifer Hudson and Queen Latifah in past Style Files, there's a new voluptuous vixen in town, representing for the girls with a bit more curve:
Toccara Jones.
This former ANTMer parlayed her bubbly personality and undeniable charm into stints at BET and the pages of Italian Vogue and Essence. Her style has evolved accordingly, by focusing on fits that show off her best assets.
For Toccara, the rule is black, black, and more black...

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...as the dark color is slimming and its monochromatic look creates a vertical line, making the body seem sleak. Toccara also favors plunging necklines...
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...that bring the eye downward, and the focus more towards the center of the body. When she diverts from black, she stunts in dresses in eggplant or turquoise...
...or pops on a belt on other occasions to highlight her smallest part:
Chic!
For more casual events, she opts for a v neck vest or t-shirt....
..worn with jeans in straight or boot cut styles to balance out her hips.
Want a chic plus size look? Try these options:
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1. Monif C Marilyn Convertible Dress 26, $75. 2. Torrid White Purple Zebra Head V-Neck Tee, $28. 3. London Times Woman Crepe Belted Dress, $90. 4. Sutton Studio Exclusive Bi-Stretch Cap Sleeve Dress - Plus Sizes, $150. 5. Womens Rise Boot Cut Sweetheart Gray Jeans, $20. 6.Camilla Wraparound Dress in Red, $135. 7. Rachel Pally White Label Short Caftan Dress, $248. 8. Black Lola Ruched Dresses by Kiyonna, $126. 9. Robbie Bee Crisscross Silk Chiffon Dress, $88.
Smootches!
See more Fashion Bomb Plus Sized Posts here.

8 comments:

topseekrit said...

I love Tocarra and think she's the only plus-sized modeled who represented well on ANTM. Unfortunately, I can't stand to hear her talk for too long. Nonetheless, she's doing her thang and I love her for that - seeing her in the latest issue of Essence with Mo'Nique and other plus size women was fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Just a note - not any beef with the site or anything because I lovvvvvveeee fashion bomb, but Tocarra is NOT a plus size model. Tocarra is like a size 6 haha. She just has big knockers haha. But Im a big girl and I wear a 16...thats plus size to us real women. If the fashion industry plus size would be looked at as Tocarra because she has big breasts and some curves, as does Beyonce has curves, but neither are plus size. I think if you will showcase a plus size model, let it actually be a PLUS SIZE model in the real world (or our world rather). But good touches of info with Tocarra :)

BRG said...

I don't see anything plus sized about Tocarra.

Fashion Guru said...

i love tocarra. Her style has evolved since her days of ANTM

Joy said...

Just in case any readers ask about Tocarra’s dress, it can be found online at Stop Staring Clothing for $141 in sizes from S to a 2X!
Here's the link:
http://www.stopstaringclothing.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=214

Love your blog!

briana said...

She seems to have really evolved since ANTM and, dare I say, Celebrity Fit Club. While I tend to think that some of our plus-sized beauties in the biz are hardly plus-sized at all, I am still glad she got healthier. But come on. We need to start getting real about womans' bodies and abandon labels all together. Models like Toccara and Whitney are not plus-sized; they're just beautiful.

BOLDANDBEAUTIFUL said...

I dont think she is plus size anymore. Just my opinion.

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