Just a quickie…
Our mid-season sale is now on, so you can snap up a bargain on all sorts of fashion-forward pieces. It’s just the thing if you want to stock up your wardrobe in time for the festive season… or even buy a couple of totally on-trend Christmas pressies!
Anyway, we won’t keep you any longer. Go take a look… oh and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments box!
Fashion forward? Beauitifully curvy? Utterly outgoing and up for a challenge? If you’re ticking off boxes right now, keep reading!
Could you be Miss Natural Curves?
This month saw the introduction of a new beauty contest, one that welcomes women with fuller figures. It’s called the Miss Natural Curves Contest and will secure one lucky winner an instant place in the Miss England final next year plus a modeling contract with Hughes Models!
Entries are now open, so you can sign up any time. But you’ll have to be quick if you want to get into the first heat, because the closing date is 6th November 2009! There’ll be two heats and six curvy contestants will be put through from each. A further twelve will be voted in by the public. Then on 24th April 2010, twenty-four body-confident ladies will battle it out for the title of Miss Natural Curves 2010.
“We love curves!”
As you know, all our models have lovely, natural curves at Simply Be, so when we saw this contest, we were all aflutter. It’s a great way to show that fashionable ladies with fuller figures, just like our Simply Be shoppers, can look fab in a completely curvy way.
So if you want to make a point and show off your curves all at the same time, why not enter? And if you do, let us know – we’d love to know how you get along! We’ll even cover it on the blog!
Forget sequins, forget big-shouldered volume – this week we’re talking comfy, wearable, warm-to-the-core clothes! Oh yes, this week, we’re mad about knits!
The mornings are getting darker and there’s a definite October chill is in the air. So it’s no big surprise that cardigans are having a massive revival and scarves are starting to tip-toe back onto the fashion scene. Knits are a style staple when it comes to the Winter months and we wouldn’t be without them, not ever!
But staying toasty doesn’t mean neglecting your fashion duty, because the Winter trends always have something in-store for your treasured knits…
The bigger the knit, the better – that’s the rule for Autumn/Winter 2009. Chunky hats, scarves and gloves are accessory musts, while cardigans, jumpers and ponchos will reign supreme in your wardrobe. Look out for loosely draped sleeves, they’re a must this season, and make sure you’ve got plenty of waist-cinching belts to maintain that feminine shape!
Pile on knit after knit – jumpers, cardigans, scarves and gloves, wear them all together. It might sound like good-old Winter logic, but it’s actually a hot trend this season. The catwalks have been packed with mix-and-match knitted looks, from short-sleeved shrugs coupled with ground-skimming scarves to patterned-and-matched dress-cardi combos!
Knits work a treat on your feet! From socks to knitted boots, try wearing your knits below the waist for a great alternative look. And if you’re feeling really brave, invest in a pair 80′s leg-warmers and do two trends in one!
Ooh we’ve been planning this one for a while! A Simply Be blog completely devoted to plus-size fashion! From the latest trends to celebrity looks, catwalk shows to awards ceremonies – if it’s fashion, it’s fair game!
Yep, this is going to be one of our favourite pass-times, so keep popping back or add us to your RSS feed, because we’ve got heaps of fashion know-how and we love sharing it!