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Pretty Plus Size Fashion
Hi, I'm RitaAnn~
Here's a little about myself. I let my guards down and brought 'me' to the table. It's only one part of me however, so you'll have to read some of the other 'stuff' I've done over the years to get to know more about me. Until then read on and please leave some 'hub' love or a comment, it's important and helps me grow in my mad blogging skills. :-)
Year after year I grew. Not taller, oh no! I'm 'almost' 5', so my growing couldn't possibly be taller, just wider. I've thinned out over the years, changed many habits, and taught my kids good eating habits as well. (actually hubby is the good eating habits guy). Then I got depressed seeing the kids on the streets (kids I've grown to love over the years) and lost a whole bunch more weight. I'm back up to 105 lbs. at this point but remember I'm really short.
However, even though I have thinned out, I had to say that big people clothing is UGLY!
When I was larger, I not only had a terrible time finding cute short people clothing, but a harder time finding short 'big' people clothing (at a price within a stay at home budget) then I had to search for short big people clothing which adds frustration to my short self. lol
So, plus size industry, listen up...
I think your clothing is ugly and now I buy skinny people clothes!
......and seriously ladies, it feels sooooo much better being thin. I feel healthier, get more compliments, laugh more and feel sexier. That's just me though. I still need to add a few pounds because I like a little thickness, but at this point I'm healtier.
If you want to know some of the things I did, read on.
I didn't diet, or use any diet plans. I cut my portion sizes down slowly, (start out with 1/2 the meal you usually have, then when you're ready, only eat 1/3 until you're at the desired weight. Then add some veggies and fruit and continue to eat this way.) etc.
Just healthier and less food, common sense and fun exercise.
I didn't mind being bigger, but for such a small person, it wasn't easy for me to find clothing that I liked or that would fit, let alone both. Life just wasn't simple for my little short big self.
Before I started cutting back on my portions and eating healthier I was in a size 12-14 and was able to fit some 16's. For a person right at the 5' mark and not even that tall, it was too big. Clothing wasn't just the problem, health was a bigger problem; and I knew it.
HEY! Fashion Designers
Hey Fashion Designers, your Big Girl clothing is UGLY!
Think like a big girl and design like you have us in mind. We're tired of paying high prices for potato sacks!
We want clothing that makes us feel as beautiful as we are.
Fitted at the top for a touch of femininity, loose in the middle; possibly flowy to cover bumps and rolls, and tapered at the end to add length.
I think fashion designers are haters. We want clothes we can afford that have a fashionable look. Not Potato Sacks for the prices we pay..
Plus Sizes for females - Pretty Clothing for the 'Big Girl'
I like clothing that gives a good curvy, round figure without looking 'frumpy' or sloppy. Fashion should look like it's made for you, to enhance beauty, and help you feel your best. Many of the Plus Fashion lines I came across made me look 'fat' and uncomfortable.The bigger I got, the more depressed I felt. The extra weight also made me tired, bloated, out of breath, my knees, legs and feet hurt and I knew I was unhealthy. Big girls are beautiful but I don't know that the fashion industry feels the same way.
We need help finding nice, attractive clothing in all forms including: Tops, pants, panties, shoes, lingerie, shorts, bras, pajamas, and anything else I hadn't thought of.
Share your Plus Size Pretty's with us.
If you're a plus size girl, send us your photos. Find just the right look with you in something that makes you ROK! Tell me a little about your look and what makes you feel it rocks on you. HELP OTHERS with your fashion tips.
RitaAnn~ ....who can't wait to see your photos and get to know a little more about you. :-)
Crochet is usually not a good idea
I LOVE crochet.
Unfortunately, it never looked right on me. I always felt like I had a potato sack on. Crochet just wasn't a good look on this big person. What I found was the square look at the bottom wasn't hiding the rolls.
One rule of thumb for really most outfits, but especially crochet is to find one with the 'Boob Rule' and has a tapered bottom; unlike squared off.
Also, if you add heels to it you can't go wrong.
The tapered bottom gives a thinning appearance and adds elegance to the look of crochet; which has a beautiful feminine look all it's own.
Sexy Black Top
Every closet needs a sexy little top for going out in.
For bigger girls a fitted look around the breast area and fuller look around the torso tends to give a slimming look and it's considered really sexy for men. You already know men like boobies so without showing too much and still giving the round voluptuous look they desire, the tighter fit at the breast is one of the best fashion secrets I can share with you.
This particular little top adds some beads as well.
Cute little top that can be as simple as white pants for the summer, or a sexy skirt for going out on a date.
This little top has a great look and will give you that "I'm too sexy for my shirt" feeling. :-) You go girl!
The white pants below add a clean, and professional look while still being comfortable.
Add heels for a classy appearance as well as adding length to chubby legs. Men love it.
Tankini Swim suits
Swim Wear for the Fashion Plus Queen
Swim wear for the plus size gal is always a hard find for the girl who likes to look fashionable and look her best.
Finding the right fit and tasteful look can be daunting to say the least, discouraging, frustrating, time consuming and exhausting are the words I think of when the thought of swim wear shopping comes to mind.
Measure yourself according to the site measurement charts, look for the flattering suits for your best look, and be ready to try the suit on when it's delivered to your door. Having measurements will make the ordering & fitting process an easier process.
Almost everyone wears shorts at one time or another. I've always been really self conscience about my legs so the longer shorts are something I prefer.
I also have it on good authority from the many men I have in my life that they prefer to see a lady look like a lady, not a lady of the night.
Ladies, men do not especially prefer to see all a woman's 'stuff', so please don't go out with the booty shorts that show everything. STAY IN THE HOUSE with those type of pants on. All the bumps and rolls are NOT appealing in most cases to many men. When bigger women wear skimpy or tight pants, watch men's reactions when you go out. If they are staring..... Um.... it's probably NOT because it's sexy to them; they're wondering if you REALLY think you look good going out like that. Now, if they give you a wink or sexy smile, then you've got what it takes. Unfortunately, it's most likely not appealing to most men. Famous women who can rock those skimpy shorts or skin tight leggins have the money for plastic surgery to make it look better. Unfortunately for those of us normal people, we have to cover it to make it look better.
So, the longer, covered look is what seems to work in many cases.
And for goodness sakes STOP letting your children go out with all their 'stuff' showing also. It's a sign to many men that says 'I'm easy' and the respect level goes right out the window.
Cover it up, make it look nice, and feel like a beauty queen that you are.
A simple t-shirt with a v-neck and a little tighter fit around the bust is a better look for a sexy appeal while still keeping comfortable. This type of shirt is still simple enough to wear with shorts and be comfortable, but it gives you a less frumpy or fluffy look. You want to rock!, not suck.
Looking nice doesn't have to be expensive or frustrating (if you're taller than 5')
Regular square t's tend to be unappealing because people can see all the rolls. They look square and honestly don't show your body the way it should be shown.
Girls, stay away from the traditional t-shirts; they rarely give you a good look.
Keeping an appealing look also gives you the advantage in the business or dating world.
Listen ladies, men do like big women, so if you thought otherwise, get it out of your head. If you're looking to date, there IS a man out there that will love you and all your curves, I'm confident of that; but make sure he sees you in the crowd. When he sees you, make sure you look appealing, NOT fat and frumpy.
Just keep in mind the top should be a little tighter and the bottom should flow so it doesn't show bumps and rolls.
A Shirt For You
Here's a shirt every big girl should look at; not to mention this style has a ton of options.
The squared off neck adds just the right touch of elegance and a nice feminine look, the fitted breast area takes the look off the belly, and the bottom flare hides what you don't want to show. This shirt comes in all types of colors and patterns including floral, leopard spots, and tyedie which makes me feel it's a thumbs up for the wardrobe given all the options.
This would be a nice addition to any wardrobe as it can be dressed down with blue jeans or up with slacks or skirt and heels.
Several colors would result interchangeable outfits; again dressed up or down. Find the look that fits you and your lifestyle.
Something for everyone and a good look too.
Clothes can make you look thinner.
Business Suits for the Plus Sized out there.
Do you wear suits for work?
Finding a suit isn't a fun experience for me; I'm under 5' tall. So, when I have to find a look for business I go into stress mode and want to hide away in a cave until there are no more jobs with suits.
I added Suits for Plus Sized ladies because I thought it might be easier for you to find something here that you might like.
Online shopping has become so easy for consumers that a large majority of shopping is now done online.
Find something you like, give the measurements, and have it delivered right to your door; Easy.
Pant Suit for women
Classy and business rolled into one. Sleek and still looks comfortable also.
Not to mention Evan Picone; you already know the name and quality.
When working, many big women don't think about how they look professionally and sometimes that's because there simply aren't enough good looks for a business suit.
Go with fitted instead of a 'block' look
Many times I see women who, in my opinion are trying to hide those curves.
Big girls, you need to ROK! those curves, don't be too shy.
The shoulder pads and square look of a business suit shouldn't be something bigger women should wear. Just sayin'. This type of look is generally too conservative (not always a bad thing, don't get me wrong) but for bigger women, in order to look your best, you need a more fitted top, not shoulder pads or a squared look; it's just not helping your look.
The jacket with the v-neck look is a more welcoming look with a little lacey top if you can get away with it. You want to look your best, stop settling for what you think people want to see. Even though you're in a business meeting with other women, you should still look sexy.
Boobs are the Key! :-)
Just enough to show your feminine side, but not enough to show the world what you have.
Stay away from Square Jackets and Shoulder Pads.
Spring / Summer Look
Show your personality and stop being shy!
* Go for bold and bright, fun and happy colors to help brighten the mood in the room.
* Express the days feelings via suit color and let people know ahead of time of your days energy or mood.
Make wearing a suit Fashionable... and FUN.
Go ahead girl, you Rock!
Food Storage Solutions for Portion Control
Everything in Moderation
As with anything, it's all about moderation.
When I was trying to lose weight, my taste buds just wouldn't stop yelling for yummies. With that in mind, dieting wasn't something that appealed to me and wasn't something worth doing in my opinion. However, knowing that in order to lose weight my intake must be less than it had currently been.
By cutting down on sweets, junk food and drinks with too much sugar, it was easier to lose weight. At that time the notion of packing food in containers specifically to lose weight wasn't really the main stream, but those containers are really a great idea.
I've added storage solutions for your food intake in order to help you with your journey and adventure losing weight. Use the storage containers by making your meals ahead of time and measuring the amount of food you consume. This would have been something I would have incorporated into plan had it been available to me or had I known about it.
Good luck, don't try to lose weight, try to enjoy life. :-)
If you like asparagus, try this.
Bacon Wrapped Aspargus
I love bacon.
I also know it's bad for me, but when I was trying to cut back, I still made the things I loved to eat.
Why scrimp and be miserable when you can eat and enjoy?
I love veggies too so that did help me eat better and healthier in some cases. This is one of those recipes that helps you eat your greens and still adds enough flavor, you'll enjoy your meal.
- Prep time: 35 min
- Cook time: 25 min
- Ready in: 1 hour
- Yields: Serves 6-12 people
Get Aspargus and Ingredients Here:
- Recipe Ingredients on Pinterest
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- 2 lbs Fresh Aspargus, Trim the hard ends off
- 12 Slices Bacon
- 1/2 Cup Light brown Sugar
- 1 Stick Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Divide Asparagus spears into 12 bundles. Wrap 1 Slice of bacon around each bundle. Start wrapping a little less than 1/2 way up from the bottom. Lay the loose end of the bacon underneath the asparagus so it doesn't come off or add a toothpick to keep the bacon on. Arrange each bundle in low-sided casserole dish.
- In Medium Saucepan: combine brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, garlic salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil.
- Pour hot mixture over asparagus bundles.
- Transfer dish to the oven and roast for 25 minutes, or until the spears have begun to wilt and the bacon looks fully cooked. Remove toothpicks before serving.
Wedding Dress that Accentuates the Curves
I think this is so beautiful... I just love it. :-)
This is one of those dresses that will give you a busty look, add a thinning look to your mid section and show off your sexy legs. Sexy on top to accentuate the bust, lacy at the hips to accentuate them without making you look big, then adding the short layer for those sexy legs your man loves. This look is stunning.
Don't look Fat on your Wedding Day! Look Fabulous
We've all seen it. The Bride that looks twice as big as she should on the day that she shouldn't.
Standing in the line waiting to see the bride and groom. Been there, done that.
But, have you ever wondered what you should say to the bride that looks way too big for her wedding dress?
Ladies, you want to be beautiful. You also want to be beautiful on that one day that you're suppose to shine. Don't let your wedding dress make you look fat, like your falling out of your dress, like you found that $1,000 dress at the goodwill, or, that all your guests will see your fat rolls.
Take time to consider what people are REALLY thinking.
When you're trying on your dresses take someone that will be brutally honest with you. You NEED that person who is critical. Ask them to go along with you, even though they might be the most annoying person you know; take them, if they're honest.
The one thing I can tell you is that an honest opinion will be worth the money you spend on that dress. We have a tendency to pick out what we want or like; not what might be flattering.
Keep the "Boob Rule" in mind while picking out your dress, but DO NOT hang out of the dress.
Remember to find something fitted at the top and loose on the bottom, the focus should be your face, not your boobs, but you want to flatter your figure with just a touch of femininity. So boobs; Yes. Hanging out; NO!
Also remember to look at your belly rolls. You don't want to be uncomfortable either, so loosen up on the bodice area because in ALL HONESTY, it's NOT appealing to see a beautiful bride hanging out at the bust, and rolls of fat in the belly.
Surely, no one told her.
Don't let that person be you.
Take someone with you, ask their opinion, if they like it and you don't, keep looking.
Take pictures and ask others you trust how it looks on you. Is it flattering to your face and figure, or showing all your bumps and fluffy areas? If is shows ANY fluff, take it off and find one that doesn't.
Don't be that person I want to say hello to in the bride line, but can't figure out how to tell you that you wasted your money on a dress that simply doesn't look good on you.
Wedding Night Bride
Cute and sexy for the honeymoon. 4 piece bridal 'costume' is hands down one of the sexiest outfits I've found.
It had good ratings, this was a thumbs up.
Don't forget your heels too.
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