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Ruby in Summer's Fabulous Fashion Finds

By Silhouettes1 · July 27, 2009 · 0 Comments ·
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If you’re a reality TV fan like I am, then you know Ruby…

Ruby Gettinger, the redheaded beauty who stars in the reality series “Ruby” on the Style Network, is documenting her personal battle with size. Weighing approximately 700 pounds at her heaviest, Ruby is now fighting to get to a healthy weight where she can feel comfortable in her own body.

As every woman knows, feeling confident and beautiful begins on the inside, but a hot outfit always helps! I’d love to take Ruby shopping, get her out of the frumpy, solid cotton dresses and flip flops that she so often wears and have her experiment with some chic styles.

She would look stunning in some of the summer’s hottest looks, like a flirty floral print paired with sleek metallic T-strap sandals or a bright beaded tunic with a sleek, black pair of wide leg stretch twill pants. Oh, how I’d love to makeover Ruby’s closet!

Ruby has such fabulous fire engine red hair, stunning blue eyes and a bronzed glow that so many women spend hours on the becah trying to achieve, but her wardrobe doesn't reflect her stunning features or playful personality. Clothes don't make the woman, but they can have a major impact on how we feel about ourselves! I know when I get dolled up for a day at the office or a night out with the girls, I feel much more confidant in fun clothes that fit my size and my shape.

Ruby says her goal is to become healthy and not reach a particular weight. We think she looks fantastic and with a few of the season’s latest fashion finds, she would look and feel like the glamour girl she is!

Written by Jessica Bacharach, author of The Glamtastic

Weekly Curvy Commentary 7/24

By Silhouettes1 · July 24, 2009 · 0 Comments ·


Fat Chic investiages high fashion Fall styles that can easily be translated for the plus size consumer.


Fat Girls Like Nice Clothes Too is sad that Summer is nearly over, while most of us feel like it just got here.  Hitting the fast forward button, she's already planning her Fall must haves.


The Pretty Pair has refreshed their 6 year anniversary giveaways.  If you didn't win the first time around, try again!


Saks In The City sports an 80's inspired outfit that looks amazing on her curvy shape.  Outift inspiration!

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Fall 2009 Footwear Preview

By Sarah Conley · July 22, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

The arrival of next season's styles also means the arrival of every girl's favorite accessory - shoes! Whether they're suede boots or metallic flats, it's time to think about which styles you'll be sporting. Gunmetal grays are a hot trend for early fall. If you haven't started planning your wardrobe, we recommend considering the following styles:

Ghillie Pump - $49 Menswear is a huge trend this fall (as you might have noticed from our Fall Fashion Preview post). These spectator-styled open oxfords are the perfect marriage of masculine paired with feminine in an easily, wearable 2" heel.

Essential Skimmer - $29 Honestly, you can't go wrong with a classic flat in fashion colors. There's a reason it's named the "Essential" - it is an essential component to your wardrobe this fall. The only question is how many colors do you want?

Demi Wedge Pump - $59 A new twist on a fall classic, the Demi Wedge is styled in black, emerald and gray. Instantly update any outfit with these runway-inspired pumps.

Three Buckle Riding Boot -$149 Trend-right wide calf boots are tough to find, especially once fall arrives. Silhouettes carries styles in calf widths up to 17" and we suggest snagging your size before they're gone!

What styles will you be wearing?

Weekly Curvy Commentary 7/17

By Sarah Conley · July 17, 2009 · 0 Comments ·


Jennifer of The Demoiselles thinks she's having a fat day.  When you have these types of days, what do you do to combat the feeling?


Fat Chic has a happy announcement to share, including her perfect wedding dress.


Full On Style has found babydoll style dresses that don't make you look pregnant.


The Pretty Pear is celebrating a 6th birthday by giving away lots of gift cards.  Celebrate & enter!

Filed in: Curvy Commentary

Fall 2009 Fashion Preview

By Sarah Conley · July 16, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Though our thermostats may tell us otherwise, it's time to start shopping for fall. After paying close attention to the fall runways at New York Fashion Week, I've been looking forward to the luxurious fabrics, rich textures and saturated Autumnal hues all Summer. Silhouettes's pre-fall selections just went live, and I am already making my shopping list! Check out a few of the pieces I am excited to wear!

Melange Knit Dress - $69 If purple is your favorite color you're in luck this Fall, because the hue is back with a vengeance. Inverted pleats from an empire waist are also incredibly flattering.

Gillian Grey Soft Pleat Cardigan - $59 There are certain pieces that you fall in love with at first glance. For me, this gorgeous draped cardigan falls into that category. It's casual but has enough detail to make you feel effortlessly chic.

Swing Jacket - $74 Menswear detailing turns this ultra flattering jacket into a key piece for Fall. Plus the swing shape, bell sleeves and inverted pleats help streamline your silhouette.

Print Ponte Dress - $74 Although this dress is described as an "earth toned abstract print", every time I look at it, I see Monarch butterflies. Pulled together by the black cuffs and hem detail, set this dress free on a sunny Autumn day.

Beaded Shell - $44 Who says basics have to be boring? This beaded shell makes every day glamorous and it will transition beautifully into holiday!

What trends are on your Fall shopping list?

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Tagged with: plus size, Pre-fall, Menswear, Fall 2009

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