UK Brand Phase Eight in Hong Kong (size 6-16)

Curvy girls I have some good news for you! English brand Phase Eight has opened 3 stores in Hong Kong by Rue Madame Fashion Group (actually since last year!) and they carry feminine and elegant pieces from UK size 6-16. The selection in the store offers mostly work wear, shift dresses and some evening gowns, These are the things I see lack of in the marking in Hong Kong so they come in quite handy if we need to get some party wear etc. Some of the styles are bigger than others and they can probably fit up to size UK20 (US16) so go try them out for the ultimate experience! I was not aware at first about the sizes they have so I visited one to make sure. The friendly staff told me when new arrivals come in, every size would have size 16 available, which is very good and not discriminating, so kudos to Rue Madame!                     As I am writing this post, I feel really excited to confirm to you that there is another brands here carrying up to size 16 apart from MnS, I basically feel lucky

Sera Lilly Curve

2015 is the most exciting year for plus size girls yet, as everyday, there are new brands sprung up and I can see the designs of plus size clothing keep improving and upgrading. Gone were the days when you can’t even find any decent clothes for a night out or a romantic date! Today I am going to introduce to you a brand from New Zealand called Sera Lily Curve – founded by NZ fashion designer / blogger Sera Lilly (ig:Kiwicurves) and his brother Josh in April this year, whom I followed for quite sometime now. I was quite surprise that the brand has come together and already established in a short period of time, I basically watch her whole sourcing period to launching within half a year. It also shows how much they are passionate and experienced about this business ( a big plus point!) Josh (Left) Sara Lilly (Right) Moreover, never have I thought that one of the most fashion forward plus size brand is happening nearer to me than in the US, so I am very excited and cannot wait to try on some of their cute playful designs. Here are a few looks I like the

Women’s Plus Size Work Clothes / Workwear

Hey There! I just learned about this new brand called Universal Standard, seems like a beautiful collection of higher quality products. The coat above and its little red detail tell it all (although the campaign is a little too subtle and dark, I cannot really take a good look at the overall craftsmanship of the collection) , but you can be the judge and below is the rest of the collection. Talking about work clothes for plus size women, just like any other plus size fashion or clothing, there aren’t too many choices out there, but of course you still have some options and it’s not like you won’t find clothes to wear 😉 Carmakoma The best established brand goes to Carmakoma from Denmark for it’s elegant design that fits properly on plus size women. Violeta by Mango The spanish brand was one of the first to use a plus size model in their campaign back in 2007 ( I still have the hard copy booklet!), but not until last year, they launch the plus size line Violeta. Just like Mango, it covers all segment for plus size women – casual wear, party wear and also included workwear. There are also

Top 10 Plus size sportswear / activewear

In my last post, I talked about Sportluxe – high fashion workout gear for straight size and some XLs for inbetweenies, therefore I have not focused on plus size brands. There are now many brands out there available for plus size women and I need to have a separate post just for it 🙂 Personally I have not tried any of these brands fit, because my heart is on the sportluxe brands (now I am working towards being able to squeez into them)! I want to point out that, appearance of sportswear is as important as its function, it has to be both! So, invest in some higher quality pieces. Especially nowadays we have more options as ever before, of course you want to choose the best among all that last long, functional and makes you look good. Material is really important, we don’t have the same body size or shape as slim women and there are many things in plus size activewear design that needs to pay more attention to. For example, the inner thigh area, most of us has chub rub because of our thick thighs, therefore the fabric use on the jogging pants need more resistant than

Santa Rosa Fatkini vs Triangl Bikini

I saw today on Monif C‘s website that these new bikinis are up and I am kind of happy and sad at the same time. Why? I am happy because finally I get to wear this “Poppy” style shown above in my size, but then I am sad that it is almost exactly the same design as the brand Triangl which has already made their wave early last year. I have higher hopes in plus size brands that one day they have their own originality and that even straight size designers would admire our style. Although, I have learned that nothing is original nowadays, but there are ways to “Steal like an artist” instead. I first saw this bikini style last summer and thought to myself, wow so lovely and cute, I wish they had it in my size (as usual), so automatically I go online and search for the brand. While doing research I also find that they are based in Hong Kong, which further induce the complication of my feelings because it is so close yet so far to reach! Do you know how many times I have thoughts in my head of me asking various designers/ brands