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2 Pieces or One for Summer?

Plus size bikini from Swimsuits DirectBikini, tankini or one-piece swimsuit? This twist-front bikini with removable straps from Swimsuits Direct is just one of the many plus size bikinis they offer. The high-rise swim bottom gives plenty of coverage in a comfortable fit. If you prefer a little more coverage on top but still with the comfort and fit of 2 pieces, shop their plus size tankinis. And of course if the one piece swimsuit is your preference, you'll love the selection at Swimsuits Direct.



Update Your Wardrobe with these 10 Pieces from Amazon Fashion

Bomber Jackets What's hot and what fashion pieces should you consider to update your wardrobe? All 10 of these might not fit into your sense of style, but picking a couple of the newest trends can keep your style fresh and fun. Figure out which new pieces would work best for your body type and which would complement the wardrobe you already own. Here's what's new!

1.) The Bold Shoulder – Expose those shoulders with an off-the-shoulder look or just a peekaboo cold shoulder top.
2.) Not-So-Standard Sneakers – Jazz up your footwear with sneakers that have animal print, lacy patterns, texture, metallics, sparkle, snakeskin and much more than plain white.
3.) Guitar-Strap Bags – Wider and colorful straps on bags make them much more comfortable worn cross-body and add an updated, hip vibe.
4.) Celestial Jewelry – Whether it includes stars or astrological signs, celestial jewelry adds an updated sparkle.
Y necklace 5.) The Bomber Jacket – The bomber jacket is just the right weight for day to evening and has been updated with embroidery, fun prints and embellishments.
6.) A Romantic Dress – What makes a dress pretty and romantic? Choose lace, ruffles or flounces, a vintage style or a soft floral print.
7.) The Y Necklace – This necklace silhouette flatters a v-neck and elongates the neck and is great for layering with other necklaces.
8.) Block Heels – The chunkier block heel is in and adds more stability and comfort for those on their feet a lot.
9.) The Bell-Sleeve Dress – Bell-shaped sleeves give a nod to the 70's and a Bohemian flair while looking feminine and fun.
10.) The Mixed-Metal Watch – Mix up your metals for a newer look. Combine silver, rose gold, stainless steel and yellow gold to your heart's desire.
See all these fashion examples on one page at Amazon.com.



Friends & Family Savings from Macy's!

burnout illusion maxi dress Tell your friends and tell your family because NOW is the time to shop Macy's during their big sale. Take an extra 25% off and get free shipping on purchases of just $25 or more. Just enter the code "FRIEND" at checkout. This awesome promotion ends May 2nd so don't delay. Today, while browsing Macy's great plus size fashions, we spotted this standout of a dress that immediately went on our wish list. The halter top City Chic Plus Size Burnout Illusion Maxi Dress has a nude lining to the knee and this gorgeous black damask illusion overlay to floor length. This is a dress to turn heads for sure! It's available in sizes 14W to 24W. Don't delay - Shop Macy's today!


Lucky Brand + Much More at Macy's

Lucky paisley top from Macy'sWe're in love with the casual mixed prints, paisleys and Boho-like plus tops from Lucky brand that can be found at Macy's. And there are so many other great brands like ING, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, NYDJ, it's no wonder Macy's is a customer favorite for casual, career and formal wear in plus sizes.



Show Your Mickey, Minnie and Disney Love!

Torrid Mickey Minnie kiss teeEveryone has their Disney favorites from Mickey and Minnie Mouse to the Little Mermaid and many more. We've chosen a few Disney favorites to feature including tops, tanks and dresses. Visit our Plus Size Disney Shop and get decked out for your theme park visit or for any day. Disney will bring a smile to your face and the faces of others.



Stripe It Up! Stripes For Plus Sizes

stripe top from KiyonnaNothing says summer more than stripes, but we think they're awesome any time. Whether you prefer bold, bright alternating colors or more muted stripes, it's a classic look that will never go out of style. The striped promenade top from Kiyonna pictured here is so flattering with its crossover bodice and flowy kimono-style sleeves. We also really love a bold stripe tee under a blazer with jeans for an easy but awesome look. Shop our plus striped tops and more as well as our plus size striped dresses.



Yay for Target Loving Every Body

Target Loves Every BodyHooray for Target and their "Target Loves Every Body" swimwear campaign. They are celebrating women of all shapes and sizes and curves with great swim selections. Target offers "retro, sporty or flirty styles... with tie sides, underwire, padding, thick straps, prints, and more" so they cater to every shape. It's so refreshing to see real women with a true variety of shapes in advertising. Shop plus apparel from Target.



The LWD is a Hit for Summer

white dressesThe Little White Dress has taken over for summer. With the fresh, cool, clean look and feel of white, it's the perfect choice for a summer statement. White is the perfect palette for a tiny bit of an accent color too and it's fun to play around with those pops of color in jewelry, a skinny belt, shoes of course or bags. Whites will complement every skin tone - darker skin tones can wear brighter whites whereas paler skin may look best with soft whites. Shop our selection of little white dresses.



Add a Global Touch with Ikat

keyhole ikat top from AvenueThe ikat trend came on strong a couple of years ago in home decor as well as fashion and seems to still be quite popular. This special weaving style is common in many parts of the world. While it may be an ancient technique, the colorful prints feel fresh and modern. We love it! Shop our global-inspired separates as well as global print dresses.



Stylish Plus Cover-Ups That Do Double Duty

cover upsWhether you're headed to a resort to lounge poolside, cruising to exotic locations or enjoying a beautiful beach, a cover-up of some sort is a must. With so many great choices, a cover-up can also serve as a casual dress or top or even a sleepshirt or tee. Your cover of choice will get you through the hotel lobby to the pool, which is sometimes required, and can also provide some sun protection when needed. We offer a great variety of cover-ups including short dresses, tops, tunics, shirts, wraps, skirts, shorts and maxi dresses. View our selection of swim covers here.



What Swimsuit Style Suits You Best?

swimwear from Bare NecessitiesWith so many styles of swimwear available today, how do you choose what's right for your body? One piece, tankini, 2-piece, skirted or with shorts? If you can narrow down the choices, you may save yourself time and frustration in the dressing room! Start with our article full of fashion tips about choosing a swimsuit based on body shape and suggestions on enhancing your look. Something else to consider is today's technology in fabrics and shapewear built into swimwear. We offer a selection of swimwear from various merchants.



Real Change for Real Women

thumbs up for plus size fashionBig changes in the plus size fashion industry are actually happening. J.C. Penney, Sports Authority and H & M have all added more inventory of plus-size clothes to their stores. Target added a new plus-size line called Ava & Viv and Charlotte Russe has added plus sizes as well. So it's an exciting time in the world of plus fashion right now with many more choices available. We at Plus Size Now will continue to add as many brands offering plus sizes as possible.



Favorites! Dressbarn is a Master of Mixed Prints

Dressbarn mixed prints
Mixing the right hues and the right prints is not easy. Luckily for us, Dressbarn has mastered the art and their mix of florals, paisleys, graphic prints and solids is gorgeous and just right for that popular hippie/ethnic/Boho vibe. Dressbarn also often includes beautiful border prints that are so flattering - another personal favorite. Shop plus sizes at Dressbarn now.



Loving These "Mesh Illusion" Tops and Dresses from Torrid

Torrid mesh illusion It's all just an illusion – mesh illusion, that is. Loving and lusting over the cute tops and dresses at Torrid using the sheer "mesh illusion." It adds just enough of a sexy, see-through effect.

And we especially love the black polka dot mesh as shown in this cute peplum top with the keyhole back. It somewhat gives the look of a strapless top with the sweetheart neckline, but you still have all the support provided by the mesh straps and back.



Lane Bryant Teases "I'm No Angel"

#ImNoAngel campaign from Lane BryantThe new campaign from Lane Bryant looks similar to Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty". Either way, we have beautiful, curvy women in undies again. But some say the tagline #ImNoAngel takes a jab at Victoria Secret's angels and maybe it does. The commercial, linked here, starts off cheekily saying "You want to meet my girls?" Is that a play on words because the camera then focuses on their bras, and then moves to show the other women. It's clever, for sure! Watch the commercial and don't forget to use the hashtag #ImNoAngel when you share your own sexy photos on social media. (Shop our Lane Bryant selections)




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