Venezia Victims No More: Cool Clothes for Larger Ladies

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http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/sites/default/files/tie_me_up_0.jpg

I like the one on the right -- and it apparently comes in my size?

You must be very cold in the sack. (sarahell), Monday, 27 May 2013 05:14 (five years ago) Permalink

i like that last one a lot!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 27 May 2013 06:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I spent a day last week clicking further and further back in the archives of margieplus.com, a plus-sized fashion blogger in I think LA? She's also just a great dresser (aka I love her style):

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ebONNJNwwQ0/UYyEPWL2hAI/AAAAAAAAC2s/x9ZKiGuKisA/s1600/blog-torridpic-4.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vd58ShfULlM/UUlEnxMwTLI/AAAAAAAACf0/pJAiLkJ0ewM/s1600/blog-10winter-4.jpg

lets just remember to blame the patriarchy for (in orbit), Monday, 27 May 2013 11:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I am SO INTO that stripey shirt lqqk!!!

siouxsan sarandon (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 27 May 2013 18:17 (five years ago) Permalink

if anyone knows where i can get a very severe powersuit in size fat, please alert me. I've been looking for months.

homosexual II, Monday, 27 May 2013 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I like the skirt in the 2nd pic a lot!

You must be very cold in the sack. (sarahell), Monday, 27 May 2013 23:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Her site has shopping info for all her outfits!

lets just remember to blame the patriarchy for (in orbit), Monday, 27 May 2013 23:36 (five years ago) Permalink

My tropical fatkini from 4-ever 21 has arrivvvvvvvvved!!!

emilys., Tuesday, 4 June 2013 22:55 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

PICS PLEASE EMILY!

homosexual II, Monday, 8 July 2013 15:58 (five years ago) Permalink

really, I need help - I want a very severe business suit like something an awesome femme fatale villain would wear. All plus size businesswear is so friendly looking.

homosexual II, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 02:43 (five years ago) Permalink

80s femme fatale villain or from an earlier time period?

Gregory Bateson is always appropriate (sarahell), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 06:23 (five years ago) Permalink

any time period, but 80's does 40's would be really awesome.

homosexual II, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I really don't know the answer! Maybe you should email margieplus.com.

Tottenham Heelspur (in orbit), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

HELLO THERE

http://www.bettiepageclothing.com/jackets/cat-eye-jacket

homosexual II, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 18:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Love that!

quincie, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 20:00 (five years ago) Permalink

omg

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 20:03 (five years ago) Permalink

I can see adapting that dress into a femme fatale suit ensemble with a color coordinated jacket. I also just like the dress.

Gregory Bateson is always appropriate (sarahell), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 20:20 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah thats real nice!!

i just bought this in red because it was on sale

http://bettiepageoutlet.com/image/cache/data/China_Doll_Red_&_Black_2-600x800.jpg

homosexual II, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 21:08 (five years ago) Permalink

is that from bettiepage's? I love both of those, but I want the black one!

Gregory Bateson is always appropriate (sarahell), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

yep! its on their outlet site for $38.

homosexual II, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 21:16 (five years ago) Permalink

they have a retail store in San Francisco too - I mean, you live over 1000 miles away, so that's prob not relevant to yr interests, but it is to mine

Gregory Bateson is always appropriate (sarahell), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I went to the shop in Las Vegas last time I was there. It was nice to go and try stuff on. I'll probably go back and load up when I go back to LV in November. I like some of their clothes, but I am already mistaken for a rockabilly chick far too often so I don't wanna go too nuts.

homosexual II, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 21:25 (five years ago) Permalink

I think I'm the only Bay Area ilx lady, except for geeta who only follows ilm

Gregory Bateson is always appropriate (sarahell), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 21:25 (five years ago) Permalink

I used to be! Got a bit sick of the bettie page ads all over the muni but I loved the store

kinder, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 21:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh and justine

kinder, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 21:28 (five years ago) Permalink

oh right! I knew you moved back to the UK semi-recently, and I guess justine's suburbs still count ;)

Gregory Bateson is always appropriate (sarahell), Wednesday, 10 July 2013 21:29 (five years ago) Permalink

okay that bettie page dress is super cute, but they need to design their 4x dresses better for fat arms.

I wore it to a club on sunday night and it was cutting off circulation practiclly!

homosexual II, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 18:55 (five years ago) Permalink

ugh yes ^^ this happened with a dolman sleeve top i got from eshakti - the sleeve holes have no stretch so idk why they don't ask for an arm measurement when you fill out all your other measurements on the custom form

just1n3, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 19:25 (five years ago) Permalink

i like this lady's style: http://www.zerostyleblog.com/

just1n3, Tuesday, 16 July 2013 19:26 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

What are people wearing these days? Today I wore a black pencil skirt in a sorta stretchy material with a black tank top tucked in, a red shirt with white-threaded tiny herringbone pattern over top, belted with a skinny tan belt. I am bad at grammar/describing clothes. The tan belt has been a real boon, though.

emilys., Tuesday, 20 August 2013 05:07 (five years ago) Permalink

i have been wearing these cropped denim pants bc they are the closest thing to shorts that I am willing to wear

except they are leopard print denim & I am p sure they are ugly to everyone but me. but they make me laugh & they are suuuuper comfy and fit nicely

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 05:12 (five years ago) Permalink

dawwwww cute! they make fairly discreet leopard print these days fwiw. I went through a phase where I would wear these zebra-print stretch pants if I was getting to hate-y on myself, because it's impossible to wear something like that without smiling

emilys., Tuesday, 20 August 2013 06:14 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

it is 3am and I have descended into an Amazon recommendation loop of plus-sized gothwear

clueless mom complaining about miley Cyrus (sarahell), Friday, 18 October 2013 09:55 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i am fuckng LIVID about the iNCREDIBLE 80'S VINTAGE CLOTHES I came across today at the thrift store that were all like 2 sizes too small

ARGHHHHHH

homosexual II, Monday, 4 November 2013 20:36 (five years ago) Permalink

This isn't really the right place for this comment but I just applied for a lowly coordinating job with a verrrry high-end jewelry company that's kinda in the fashion world and I am so not fabulous enough to bust their chops if I ever get an interview! I need to channel u, homoII.

Tottenham Heelspur (in orbit), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 17:54 (five years ago) Permalink

let me help plan interview outfit!!!!!

homosexual II, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 20:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't worry, I probably won't even get an interview...but it's an interesting thought!

Tottenham Heelspur (in orbit), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 21:37 (five years ago) Permalink

i think it's an A+ idea - start drawing up the charts, homo

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 6 November 2013 03:03 (five years ago) Permalink

ASOS curve got some money from me lately. Going to Vegas and need to look like an erotic thriller femme fatale.

http://images.asos-media.com/inv/media/4/1/4/2/3192414/black/image1xl.jpg
http://images.asos-media.com/inv/media/3/5/9/9/2869953/blue/image1xl.jpg
http://images.asos-media.com/inv/media/4/2/5/2/3022524/wine/image1xl.jpg

homosexual II, Thursday, 7 November 2013 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

zowee homo those are poppin

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 8 November 2013 02:33 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

the burgundy skirt was too big, the blue dress too small :(

just ordered this!!!

http://s502fbdf2cf428.img.gostorego.com/809E82/cdn/media/s5/02/fb/df/2c/f4/28/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/220x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/3/e/3e1f5154.jpg

homosexual II, Tuesday, 3 December 2013 17:19 (five years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Yeeeeeah!

Do we have a regular style icons thread? This blogger is not technically plus-sized (I don't think?), it's more that she has a real body that's familiar to me: short, thigh-y, not long-legged, and yet still wears ALL THE PANTS and all the amazing blazers too! (Goddamn I know exactly how it feels when legs and sleeves are always too long, I tried on so many jackets last week and they all made me look like I was wearing my grandma's dressup.) Amazing style, beautiful human, new personal inspo.

http://styleenthusiast.tumblr.com/tagged/me

Horreur! What are this disassociated lumps of (in orbit), Thursday, 2 January 2014 19:58 (four years ago) Permalink

Goddamn I know exactly how it feels when legs and sleeves are always too long

yeah, I definitely have gone through that! Grandma's dress-up is a better feeling than thinking you suffer from some mild form of dwarfism

sarahell, Thursday, 2 January 2014 20:55 (four years ago) Permalink

I like her look a lot! I bought my winter coat last year at a tall girls' shop and I now know the pain of looking like you're playing dress up :( It felt okay last year, a smudge too long but it's winter, I don't want a millimetre of skin uncovered - but this winter I've also lost weight so it's huge on me overall and I hate it. I bought I last year at my richest and chubbiest - it cost a good $200+ too! I roll my eyes at it a little every time I put it on. Sorry for the rant! Pray for warmer temps soon so I can wear the medium temp winter coat that looks cute on me.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, 2 January 2014 21:07 (four years ago) Permalink

i bought a bomber jacket for cheeeeeap ... it fits really well and I think I like it? it leaves my bum and hips out for the world to see, I think I'm finally okay with that. i never used to even look at them because I always had my mum's voice in my head telling me my jackets should cover my big bum

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 2 January 2014 21:26 (four years ago) Permalink

why do all the skinny jeans ride so ridiculously low on the butt? Am I just trying on the wrong ones?

^ enlightening post (sarahell), Thursday, 30 January 2014 20:57 (four years ago) Permalink

Xp link?

just1n3, Thursday, 30 January 2014 22:35 (four years ago) Permalink

xpost levi 512 has a plus size skinny style that come up nice and high over yr butt, I highly recommend them.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 31 January 2014 03:07 (four years ago) Permalink

i need a nice HIGH RISE pant

I have like 300 dresses, and TWO pairs of pants.

homosexual II, Friday, 31 January 2014 21:56 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh hey I didn't know about this Fatshion February thing

http://fatshionfebruary.tumblr.com/ and elsewhere

not a player-hater i just hate a lot (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 8 February 2014 21:56 (four years ago) Permalink

the dog dress is amazing

sarahell, Saturday, 8 February 2014 22:00 (four years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

WOW

Awesome color!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 11 July 2014 17:08 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

hello laaaadies

i've never bought anything from Asos Curve before: dresswise, is their sizing fairly generous or would it be safer to order a size bigger?

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 30 August 2014 01:17 (four years ago) Permalink

fuckit

i just bought my first ever jumpsuit
pray for zero cameltoe

http://images.asos-media.com/inv/media/7/6/7/9/4309767/black/image1xxl.jpg

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 30 August 2014 02:37 (four years ago) Permalink

The dress I bought from them was generously sized and wonderful - fit and flare. I want to try some of their jeans.

Jaq, Saturday, 30 August 2014 04:26 (four years ago) Permalink

good to hear!

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 30 August 2014 04:26 (four years ago) Permalink

From the looks of how that is constructed, it looks like you can easily avoid the camel toe unless you are quite high-waisted/super long in the torso.

Since I started doing a little (VERY little) sewing, I'm totally into seeing how garments are put together.

I have not considered a jumpsuit for myself because of the difficulty-in-peeing thing.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 30 August 2014 20:52 (four years ago) Permalink

that had not crossed my mind til now.... hmm

well I guess we'll see when it arrives

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 30 August 2014 23:50 (four years ago) Permalink

and re the cameltoe fear, there was a 'catwalk video' for it and it did appear to have quite a long crotch area, looked almost like a dropped crotch on that model so I'm hoping that will accomodate some of my supergut :)

SEEMS TO ME (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 30 August 2014 23:51 (four years ago) Permalink

jumpsuit arrived - omg so comfortable. i love it!!

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 September 2014 01:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Have you developed your peeing strategy?

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 10 September 2014 12:27 (four years ago) Permalink

xp Yaaaaaaaaay! <3 <3 <3 You can accessorize with ALL THE ACCESSORIES.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 10 September 2014 12:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Brand new Cole Haan leopard print wedges & a fancy bling-y pendant necklace omg you guys I'm so excited about this jumpsuit fuuuuuck

And! I love the way I look in it! Like, no fear. It's fun!

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 12 September 2014 01:48 (four years ago) Permalink

i have been buying plus-size stuff from zulily -- they take a while to ship orders and the quality of the pieces really varies, but i've mostly been pretty happy with what i've received. i just got in on their recent spanx deal and bought a bodysuit and some tights.

replacements gustafsson (get bent), Monday, 22 September 2014 04:51 (four years ago) Permalink

tell me about good places to buy dress pants, or work-appropriate pants

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 26 September 2014 06:11 (four years ago) Permalink

the only pair of dress pants I have came from the Jones New York outlet -- not sure how big their sizes go, these were a very generous size 16

sarahell, Friday, 26 September 2014 06:16 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

just bought this GOLD sequin sweater from the Macy's plus size department -- their clearance racks always yield awesome surprises for me, I find

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/2d/83/22/2d8322e9c3d2fd158d0c63dbfe894681.jpg

lord help me I may wear it with leggings, I fucking love it so much

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:22 (three years ago) Permalink

and I scored a faux fur bolero from Nordstrom

I think I'm turning into one of those eccentric old ladies who only wears metallics, velvet, and fur
maybe I'll buy a silk turban lol

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:23 (three years ago) Permalink

I think I'm turning into one of those eccentric old ladies who only wears metallics, velvet, and fur

I am definitely on my way to this

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:32 (three years ago) Permalink

http://www.tatyana.com/image/cache/data/Dresses/pencil/Venum_Front-max-200.jpg

this dress is on clearance. I tried it on at the store months ago when it was more expensive, and it was a bit too form fitting ... but part of me is wondering, should i just jettison all the fucks given about this

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:38 (three years ago) Permalink

fuck yes!!! go for it

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:55 (three years ago) Permalink

i am learning to jettison all fucks myself, it is v freeing!!

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 25 January 2015 01:01 (three years ago) Permalink

oh hell yes sarahell

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Sunday, 25 January 2015 01:25 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

so I bought the dress on clearance ($20 plus shipping) and wore it at a show I played -- so thanks ladies for the encouragement!

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Thursday, 5 March 2015 19:07 (three years ago) Permalink

:D

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 5 March 2015 19:27 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

How about "Hot Dresses and Swimwear"?

http://monifc.com/

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 30 March 2015 21:00 (three years ago) Permalink

haaay

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 March 2015 21:54 (three years ago) Permalink

damn the asymmetrical faux leather top and skirt!

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Tuesday, 31 March 2015 06:48 (three years ago) Permalink

I know! I want those--I'm technically not plus-sized but my proportions are those of a plus-sized woman, shrunk down.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Tuesday, 31 March 2015 12:09 (three years ago) Permalink

They're so good right? I've been eyeing Gabi Fresh's swimsuit line. Her suits come 12-24 and I'm a 12. I'm a little worried the cups might be too big but I think I'll take the plunge anyway.

http://www.swimsuitsforall.com/GabiFresh-for-Swim-Sexy?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=SFA%20-%20Competitors&utm_content=Competitors%20-%20GabiFresh&utm_term=gabi%20fresh&gclid=Cj0KEQjwi-moBRDL4Omf9d_LndMBEiQAQtFf8zj8R5-7rLvx0CPEg9kWNmLepksV2esW1PyYgx_qNtkaAit58P8HAQ

I want this one so bad - jellyfish!!!!

http://www.swimsuitsforall.com/Gabifresh-DDD-Cup-Sea-Reef-Plus-Size-Underwire-Bikini

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:39 (three years ago) Permalink

Also, I've never worn a bikini in my life but I think I might wanna try it so we'll see.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Also, I follow this model on IG because she's hot as hell and I love her confidence and she's just released a line with a store called boo hoo. Some of the pieces are pretty killer.

http://www.boohoo.com/usa/boohoo-plus/icat/boohoo-plus

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:43 (three years ago) Permalink

The new greater coverage bikini bottoms that have come out of this plus-sized bikini advance are MANNA FROM HEAVEN. The reason not to wear two-pieces has always been the poorly designed bottoms!

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Yes!!! That is what is so exciting about it to me. :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:48 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

I am semi-addicted to thredUP?

One of the problems is that they will categorize as "plus size" anything that is labeled "XL" ... and it seems like, more and more, that designers are moving from numbered sizes to S/M/L, etc. so XL is becoming the equivalent to a size 10 or 12? So there's this weird mix of more "old style" designers where a 3XL is very large, like 50+" waist, and others where a 3XL is a size 16. This isn't just a thredUP problem, it's a problem for all sites with a size filter option that carry clothing by multiple designers.

sansa riff (sarahell), Tuesday, 5 September 2017 01:42 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

thoughts on garments that tie at the waist or have large bows in the waist area?

sarahell, Monday, 22 October 2018 17:15 (one month ago) Permalink

personally I avoid bcz I hate adorning or signposting or otherwise drawing attention to my nonexistent waist. and Iā€™m not a huge bow fan.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 22 October 2018 17:28 (one month ago) Permalink

same! my biggest "concern" is that someone would see me in said outfit, and think, "oh how sweet, she has a bow around her waist because she's so proud of her babby to be and wants everyone to notice that she is pregnant"

sarahell, Monday, 22 October 2018 17:29 (one month ago) Permalink

exactly

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 22 October 2018 17:54 (one month ago) Permalink

90% of my wardrobe ties at the waist.

It suits me b/c I am hourglassy, also solves many fit problems that come with being over 5ā€™10ā€

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 22 October 2018 21:55 (one month ago) Permalink

But my bows are more tie than bow, or I swap for a wide cinch belt. A big boofy bow is not something I would necessarily go for. Though I did get married in a wrap dress with a bow.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Monday, 22 October 2018 21:58 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah -- the waist tie thing is good for hourglassy, or at least pear shaped figures. Like, now I look at various designs of plus size clothing, and see that many of them would be flattering to other figure types, but not mine.

Like I'm seeing a lot of dresses with color-blocking that have dark colors on the sides, and white or brighter colors in the middle, and I think, I would want the exact opposite, but I don't have that much in the way of hips

sarahell, Tuesday, 23 October 2018 15:41 (one month ago) Permalink


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