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Making Resort Wear Our Own

By Silhouettes1 · July 15, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

It's a fashion tradition for our favorite designers to create a more casual, relaxed collection inbetween their big fall and summer shows, geared toward the lucky men and women in the world who are planning to take gorgeous tropical vacations during the dull winter months. While I don't know about you all, the closest I'll be to a warm trip this winter is when I sit in front of a heater drinking a piña colada. It's okay though. Vacation or not, we can all take some style cues from some of the best of the new Resort 2012 collections! And the best part is, we don't have to wait for the winter.

Drench Yourself in Monochrome. Chloé's breezy, effortless ballerina style has been ruling my runway heart for a few seasons now. But this newest collections use of single color outfits makes me wonder if I could pull off the same statement! There is something so bold and daring about wearing a single color head to toe, while the mixing of textures still allows for depth in the look. Try it with any color you want!

POPS of Neon! Diane Von Furstenburg plays with extreme accents of the flourescent variety, while maintaining a relaxed silhouette. It's fun, fresh and maintains quite sophisticated. You can try this look in a number of ways, be it with a scarf, headband or a shoe. Lately, I've been rocking hot hot pink nail polish, which adds a nice surprise to my rather neutral looks.

Seeing Red. Red is one of those colors that everyone owns, but I feel like it can be daunting to wear in a new, statement making sort of way. I'm crazy about the Rebecca Minkoff shorts, and think a bright pant in any color is something we should all try more often! Sonia Rykiel gives us another take on red, and shows just how lovely a couple of stripes can be!

Sheer Madness! A recurring trend in the past few seasons has been SHEER ANYTHING! Givenchy and Stella McCartney give us another take on it, and I am absolutely in love. It's obviously not very practical, and I wouldn't suggest wearing a sheer skirt to the office, but one thing I think that could be taken away from looks like this is how many textures are being layered together. Do you have a top in your closet that's maybe a bit too transparent for your every day style? Layer it between a contrasting tank top and a cute jacket! Play around with making transparency work for you.

With all of these shows, and any other fashion event, it's important to stay true to yourself while still having fun. Inspiration comes from everywhere, so always keep your eyes open! Now go on over to the Silhouettes shop and get creative!

Red Carpet Style Watch: Blake Lively & The Green Lantern premiere

By Silhouettes1 · July 1, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Yet another comic book movie, and another (probable) summer blockbuster just opened—The Green Lantern. Ryan Reynolds plays the superhero and Blake Lively plays his love interest.

I really liked Blake’s dress choice at the premiere. White is a great summer color, and the flowers and the style are sexy and fun. She also accessorized it beautifully.

Since she looked so awesome here, I decided to investigate some of her other fashion choices…

First, a very bad choice. Really, what was she thinking?! The hair? And the color? GAH.

But she redeemed herself back in April with this fantastic seafoam dress, a new hair color, and just all around classy appeal.

And now, for all of you who are into it, a bonus shot of Ryan Reynolds in his chic suit at the Green Lantern premiere.

First Lady Style Watch: Michelle Obama

By Silhouettes1 · June 27, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Back at the beginning of the Obama campaign and shortly after becoming First Lady, Michelle Obama’s style was the talk of the fashion world. Some of the initial excitement has faded, but I thought it would be fun to take a look at what Michelle is wearing now, especially when it comes to fancy evening gowns.

Did you see this dress from the dinner with Queen Elizabeth? I LOVE this beautifully elegant and amazingly flattering white dress and long gloves.

In January 2011, Mrs. Obama wore a red Alexander McQueen gown to welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao to a White House State Dinner. While I tend to prefer sleeker lines, she does still look red hot.

And here she is in May 2010 at a State Dinner with the Calderons of Mexico in a stunning blue sparkly one-shoulder.

Trendwatch: Lace

By Silhouettes1 · April 27, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Spring and summer fashion in 2011 is going to be marked by a couple of trends, and one is lace. This pretty, delicate embellishment is showing up on sleeves, hems and necklines after designers began incorporating it into the season’s hottest looks.

Here's an example of a lace-trimmed blouse that would look hot with a pair of jeans or tighter-fitting pants.

This plus-size tunic features lace insets in the sleeves and neck--another fun way to work lace into your wardrobe.

And finally, to add a hint of lace that peeks out from underneath a shirt, this cami, in print or black, is a great idea!

Filed in: plus size clothing, Trend
Tagged with: Blouse, Lace, camisole, tunic, style

Seersucker Style

By Silhouettes1 · July 30, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

The word “seersucker” makes me think of old southern men in seersucker suits drinking mint juleps on their porches. I think because that’s the way it’s used in books I’ve read. But there’s a reason why people in the south wore seersucker—it’s the perfect warm weather fabric!

Seersucker is very light and made of woven cotton.  According to Wikipedia, “Seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. This feature causes the fabric to be mostly held away from the skin when worn, facilitating heat dissipation and air circulation. It also means that pressing is not necessary.” (No ironing? Awesome!)

So there are plenty of seersucker options that aren’t suits!

Like this plus-size jacket. It’s the perfect warm weather jacket…if that’s not an oxymoron. Seriously, you can wear this thing on all but the hottest of days.

Next up, the pants. They do coordinate with the jacket, but you can wear them separately with a white tee or tank and still stay cool. Lightweight and very comfortable.

And if it’s still too hot for pants, the seersucker capris do the same job but give your legs some more breathing room.  Throw on a flowing white top and you are ready for the hottest summer weather.

Curvy Commentary 1/15

By Sarah Conley · January 15, 2010 · 0 Comments ·



Pocket Rocket takes a closer look at the constant debate surrounding model size and creates a Fashion Size Debate Fail bingo card.

Skinny Emmie shares her love for clothing that she is absolutely in love with. Could you ask for more?

Musings of a Fatshionista shares her favorite jeans in an outfit of the day.

Young, Fat and Fabulous takes a spin with red lips & mint colored nails and looks amazing while doing so.


Filed in: Curvy Commentary
Tagged with: plus size, style, Fashion

The Blue Couture Winners Have Spoken: They Chose Control-Fit!

By Sarah Conley · January 15, 2010 · 0 Comments ·


If you could have your choice of any pair of Blue Couture jeans, which would you chose?  When it was time for the winners of our Blue Couture Giveaway to select their prize, they all selected our Control-Fit Jeans!

What makes Control-Fit Jeans so great? At first appearance, this five-pocket style looks classic & traditional in styling. However, after closer examination, these jeans are sporting built in power-mesh, designed to help control the bumps & lumps you'd rather not see.

Available in petite, average and tall inseams and flare or bootcut styles, there's a fit for almost every woman. Get them now for $44.99 a pair - you can be a Blue Couture winner too!

Filed in: Fashion
Tagged with: plus size, denim, style

Shop Afrobella's Favorites!

By Sarah Conley · January 6, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Patrice, the author of Afrobella, has amazing style. You might remember her sharing her plus size fashion insights, words of wisdom and generous spirit with us in an interview last Fall.

We're thrilled to announce the launch of Patrice's very own Blogger Boutique, live right now on Silhouettes.com, full of her favorite items and style tips.  Regarding her selections, Patrice said:

"Party dresses, outfits for romantic dinner dates, cozy sweaters to just be yourself in. My blogger boutique features a little of everything that you need to feel comfortable and look chic at the same time!"

We hope that you enjoy Afrobella's words of wisdom as much as we do.  Which of her picks are your favorite?

Filed in: Blogger Boutique
Tagged with: Afrobella, plus size, style, Fashion

Curvy Commentary 12/11

By Sarah Conley · December 11, 2009 · 0 Comments ·




Chunky Curlz's recent trip to San Francisco left her feeling inspired by all the plus size options the city had to offer.

The Demoiselles take a closer look at what you should be requesting during your next trip to the tailor.

Fat Girls Like Nice Clothes Too takes a walk on the wild side & reviews a va-va-voom corset.

Le Blog de Big Beauty already has her outfit planned for the Holidays and it's fantastic.


Filed in: Curvy Commentary
Tagged with: plus size, style, Fashion

Vote For Your Favorite Spring 2010 Cover!

By Sarah Conley · December 10, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

Which Silhouettes cover for Spring 2010 is your favorite? We want to which trend resonates most with you. Do you love soft feminine florals or are you ready for easy dresses in soft colors?

Share your thoughts in the poll below - you never know, your favorite could be our Spring 2010 cover! If we missed your favorite looks for Spring 2010, tell us in the comments below.

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