In This Issue

* Note from Yolanda

* Stylish Words of Wisdom

* Featured Article

* Stylish Steals and Deals

Note from Yolanda


I am truly excited to put out the premiere issue of Plus Styled. Thanks to all of you who have been patiently waiting as the website and ezine have been slowly coming together. I love helping plus size women look and feel their best. So, this month's issue is focused on just that. I hope you find the makeover tips, words of inspiration, and plus clothing discounts useful. Expect more great things to come. Talk to you soon!


Stylish Words of Wisdom

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.”

–Miuccia Prada

Featured Article

Makeover: Revamp Your Personal Style

Every woman needs to update her look every now and then. Maybe she gets a new job or wants a new love interest. Or perhaps there’s a milestone birthday coming up. Whatever the reason, makeovers are a great way to jumpstart change or to reflect changes that have already been made. So, if you’re ready for a new look, here are some steps to point you in the right direction.

Evaluate. The first step to any makeover is to assess where you are. Go through your closet. Get rid of anything that is worn out, out-dated, doesn’t fit or doesn’t match the new image you want to create. No cheating!

Get a professional bra fitting. Many women are wearing the wrong bra size and don’t know it. This is alarming considering that a well-fitted bra is the foundation of any good outfit, and especially for plus size women.

Shop smart. If you want your makeover to stick, then you have to make it easy on yourself. Fill your closet with clothes that fit your body and your image. If you hold on to things from the past too tightly, then you’ll never get out of the comfort zone. Start with the wardrobe basics, and then build with pieces that add flair. Everything you own should make you feel excited to get dressed.

Introduce a new color into your wardrobe. While black is a staple in plus size fashion, color is an avenue for expression. To shake things up, go for a color that you typically avoid. Just make sure the shade you choose works with your skin tone.

Find a freakum dress. Beyonce sings a hit song about this subject. A “freakum” dress is any dress that flatters your full figure and makes you feel beautiful and sexy. Why do you need one? Because no good makeover is complete without one. The little black dress should make you feel sophisticated and chic. It’s a practical purchase. The freakum dress, however, is all about pizzazz. Pick one that shows off your personality and your femininity.

Buy a piece of statement jewelry. Being of large stature allows plus size women to pull off big, bold jewelry. Go for a multi-layered necklace or a substantial cuff bracelet. Choose a color and style that grabs attention.

Add polish. Hair and makeup complete a look. You can’t overlook them if you want a total transformation. Get input from professionals even if you decide to do it yourself.

Stylish Steals and Deals

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