Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!!! DIY: Plus Size Chic Halloween Ideas!

Transform that plus size little black dress, into a spooky sheik costume!

      All right dolls, the time has come to masquerade as monsters and mummies, as Halloween is fast upon us! Every girl loves to play dress up, but lets cut the bologna, Halloween has become a hot cauldron of bimbo soup, an all of us have lost our appetite! Don’t spook into hiding this Halloween, strut your stuff with these quick, cheap,easy ways to muster up a fab costume, without having to break the bank, or be forced to wear an outfit that should have discretionary warnings. Plus size girls like to keep it modest, while most seem to showcase the bits, when given a social opportunity to do so. Keeping it modest, as oppose to a slutty fill in the blank costume, should not mean $100 spent just to cover a little more T and A. For designs that come in plus sizes...$$$$ beyond atrocious!! I say we ban together and start a DIY Halloween plus revolution!          
       Making costumes can range from super fast, and minimal, to very hard. Here you will learn super quick, easy, tricks that will help turn items in your closet, into fabulous Halloween costumes, through pairing with simple pieces!! Accessories, and inspired base pieces go a long way. The best example is the little black dress, and its endless potential transformation. A black dress can simply have accessories added, and become a witch, a flapper, a maid, a vamp, a demon, Goth, you name it, you can create it!! Try this on for size, the best accessory you don't have to buy that you can manipulate, is your make up! Wearing a simple black dress, with cute animal make up like a nose or whiskers, with curly hair, can be a fabulous home run!! I have included some great make up inspirations for basic animals to go fabulously with any LBD combo, and animal print shoe, scarf, or accessory.
     The flapper look is especially fab if you have any tiered or drop waist inspired base layer piece, and would look fab with black tights and pumps. A simple piece of thicker black fabric or ribbon can be tied around the head, and string of long costume pearls added, for a fabulous flapper touch, right from our own closet!! Take it up a notch by purchasing cheap accessories like a cigarette holder, or a little 20's inspired hairpiece! Have a fabulous and safe Halloween girls!! Check out my next post for a special Halloween shoot I prepped to style for tomorrow!
                                                          xo Anne~ Fat & Fabulous

Halloween Style Time!

             




                 Hello my lovelies!  Happy Halloween!!  Styling a few friends for tonight's festivities am just prepping my line up!  I brought the best 20's, 30's, and 50's hats, and accessories, that might be conceptually work for sheik costumes.  Accessories are really where you can turn any garment into an elaborate costume!  My collection is well seasoned as you know, so pulling insane vintage accessories, would only make sense to pair with sheik minimal garments.  The goal of the day, let the vintage pieces hold the spooky and sheik spotlight! I made sure to get stand alone accessories, and non vintage props from the local store, as options to wing little black dress costumes.  I also brought some period specific, and inspired garments that are not costumes, to sheik up the situation.  All's fierce this Vintage Hallows Eve! More photo's to come!!
                                          Xo Anne ~ Fat & Fabulous

Monday, September 5, 2011

Head Turning Trends: Fall Runway

        Head Turning Trends for Fall: Runway
By Anne Weiss from Fat & Fabulous


      Let's face it, plus size retailers are not exactly breaking fashion forward ground, like some straight sized designers. As the looks for fall come rolling in, we see some fabulous trends, and we want the goods. How to get these head turning trends for next season on our budget, and in our size? With these looks, compiled from different plus retailers, inspired by all the haute runway trends! The array of color blocking, neon & neutrals, gradient hues, nautical, sunny stripes, empire sundresses, and pastels, delight us! The trends we see this summer and fall, have many vintage inspired silhouettes and cuts, with a modern updated edge.

      Neutrals with a pop of neon, gradient hues, and color blocking, are the latest buzz this blistering summer, so take advantage! Dresses with color accents, and gradients in just the right places, are perfect for creating the most alluring, allover look. Use this look to drive the eyes to the curves we love, creating the most flattering flaunt worthy fashion! Color Blocking with brights and neutrals, is a fabulous look for anyone! Tunics as shown below, provide a lot of coverage over separates. Shop this look at Forever21.com and Nordstrom.com





      The Aztec Bohemian lewk, is in every haute collection, coming up! The bohemian trend is one we see season after season. To obtain this edgy style, a few must haves must reside in every hipster’s wardrobe. A great selection of dresses that range from simple to elaborate patterns is essential. Dresses are the easiest garments to pair with, dress up, dress down, and are most versatile. Simple shapes allow you to use the dress as a pallet to layer or add to. As more color and fabric appear in a garment, more simple accessories should be incorporated.
      Other must haves include vests such as faux fur, crochet, denim, chiffon, and cut off styles. Vintage or like inspired belts, hats, and bags, are the easiest ways to tie any piece, into a hipster or downtown look. Billowy tops, tanks, tees, and shift dresses will also help you create that appeal. Don't be afraid to tuck billowy shirts, into fab skirts, and pair with a belt for a modern, yet vintage inspired look! Wedges, and flat slouchy booties are big this season, so get them while they're hot! Cardigans and scarves are total must haves for any modern fashonista! Make or break any outfit with this duo of tools! Accent, or change any look into a whole different one just with a sweater or a scarf! Having artillery in 4 basic colors is a good idea; go to colors are grey, brown, black, and white. Pairing one vintage, like inspired piece, or trend, with a current or modern garment, can create a fabulous Lewk lovechild. Stay chic, by making sure vintage accessories work with your style story. Your accessories and garments should never be in a screaming mach for attention!





      Brights & Pastels: every designer seems to be incorporating these into their collection, so take the hint! We see a trend uproar, in bold colours and pastels. This look is whimsical and flirty, yet striking! We see it all over the runway, including Gucci and Aquliano E Rimondi. This trend is the perfect excuse to lively up yourself, and your wardrobe, by sporting stunning bolds and pastels! Get these looks by pairing bold or pastel statement pieces from plus retailers, with accessories or cardigans, that have pops of colour as well.







      Nautical elements are ramped on the runway, but plain nautical stripes can be a slippery slope for full figures. Incorporate that look by adding elements of Navy style, like accessories, or a navy-blue belt on a white garment. With ChloĆ©, and Chanel, featuring nautical notions, and inspirations, we can’t help but want to jump overboard, for these designs! It’s a shame most designers don’t cater to larger sizes or the smaller budget! But how do you sport these styles without overstating the literal? Choosing one statement piece, and pair it with unlikely and fabulous accessories that scream effortless not Navy! Here are the finds, for plus retailer pieces, that you can incorporate into your wardrobe to achieve this trend!



      Military on Neural Territory? It’s true! Military trends are huge this season, and being paired with all the shades of neutral. Military remained one of designers' favorite trends, and therefore, it is back again for 2012. This seasons military chic, has fashion designers choosing neutrals and browns to complete their haute runway fashions. Get the look: Alloy.com, Torrid.com, Oldnavy.com


Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Dish: Summer Dress Staples!

The Summer dish is in! 
On this Anne's Style Scope: 
Haute Summer Dresses for Full Figure Fashionistas

We need comfy and fabulous, ‘go to’ looks for summer!  Summer style is a synch, with these slender styles!  Check it out!  We all want to have fun in the sun this season, but it can be difficult finding flattering styles to stay cute, yet comfortable!  Attain the Effortless style allure,  by dressing down for day in a casual dresses, or flowing separates!  Dress that dress down for day, with a casual cardigan and fabulous flat.  Neutral and brown flats and wedges are amazing tools to keep any lewk day appropriate.  Edge up your look for night, by adding short leather jacket, or cropped sweater!  Throw on a wedge or heel, to glam up those gams!  Keep accessories minimal and sophisticated for night.  Flattering and flirty styles for every size are described below.  Shop these styles and more from left Alloy, Torrid, Forever 21+, Nordstrom Plus, and Lane Bryant.




        


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Dress Shapes for Delicious Divas!

It is spring time, and we all want to start donning our old favorites and new designer dresses!  Make sure to re-use what you have this season by mixing it up, in new fabulous ways!  Pair a more baggy silhouette dress, with a belt or piece of fabric under the bust line, for an added flattering flare!  Create new shapes and effects, of your garment with accessories!  You can change or add to a look, simply by mixing up what you coordinate with it!  Edge up a dress for a night out, with your go to leather, short jacket.  Dress down for day, with a vintage inspired accent belt, cardigan, flats, or flat boots!  Dress shapes and silhouettes are key, for making sure your body is looking its most fierce!  A line silhouettes, halter,  empire cut dresses, along with shift, and maxi dresses are must have silhouettes for any pretty plus miss this Summer!

How to Pick a Dress for Your Body

A Line Shaped Dress Cuts- Flows out on the body like a capital A


Maxi Dresses
The Shift Dress

         
                                                                 The Empire Cut Dress
Drop Waist and Tiered Dress


   The Halter Dress with Empire cut                                      The Almighty Kaftan

Don't be a Slave to Summer! Plus Swim Help is Here!

     Summer time is here, and we all need to embrace our bodies, and look fab just how we are!  Even if your are trying to shed that winter weight , feeling good about how you look, and feeling comfortable in a suit to have fun in the sun, are summer must haves!  Don't fret, Particular patterns, and sultry styles, for every plus shape are described below!
     The bathing suit is the most important component of your Summer look!  It is great to pair a cute beach dress, with a bikini top underneath for most fun in the sun activities.  How can we feel confident and look fab when we want to take a dip, or tan in our skivvies?   I'll tell ya!  Fabric textures and patterns, coupled with one pieces, tankinis, swim dresses, and cover ups, provide the right amount of coverage, and cloth draping, in all the right places.  Examples and styles of suits below, are great options for any pretty plus miss!  Victoria's secret does carry some plus sizes in certain suits, such as the ones listed, as well as Juicy Couture.  
            Pairing your beach look with a dress, cover up, hat, large bag, and fab glasses is a must.  Large accessories and loose cover ups, can really make the body appear slender and occasion ready