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Chadwicks of Boston spring for everyone

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Dress c/o of Chadwicks of Boston. Can be found online here use coupon code CH75247 to save 20% off your purchase now through April 30, 2017.

Spring is here! The weather here in the San Francisco Bay Area has reached the 70’s and it is absolutely beautiful! I was thrilled to be able to wear this beautiful spring dress by Chadwicks of Boston over the weekend for a lovely day with my friends outside, enjoying this fabulous weather!

When I was walking around, I received so many compliments on this dress! I loved being able to tell people it was from Chadwicks of Boston and they have the best prices in the world! Not only does Chadwicks of Boston have amazing price points, they offer fabulous on trend clothing in petite sizes, tall sizes, and plus sizes. Love that!

Since I am regular sized on top, and petite sized on the bottom, Chadwicks of Boston is perfect for me. I can find a regular size top, and pair it with the perfect petite bottom, for a complete outfit, at a great price, all from one place! For these photos, I am showing you a regular size dress which is perfect for spring. Can I tell you how much I LOVE this dress!!!

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This dress from Chadwicks of Boston can be worn with the shoulders down, like I have done in the photos, or with one shoulder up, or both shoulders up. I also wore it to church over the weekend and put both shoulders up, and switched to flats. It was perfect for a modest look for church; yet with wedges and the shoulders down, it made for a sassy look with my girlfriends. Love the versatility!!!

The belt is detachable too, so if I want to wear it with black accessories, I can switch out the belt easily. I love this dress so much!!!

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Chadwicks of Boston is such a great place to find clothing for spring! I love how they have a variety of sizes, making it the ultimate destination for all body types, and all women. Plus, can we talk about the fabulous prices!!! The clothing is great quality, fits well, is comfortable, and offered at such good prices! I have to pinch myself to believe it!!

Before internet shopping became so common, I remember receiving the Chadwicks of Boston catalog in the mail. They always had such cute clothing at great prices! This is still the same Chadwicks of Boston from the catalog, only much easier to access from anywhere because, as you know, the Internet is everywhere! Chadwicks of Boston also has easy to follow “Fit Guidelines” which makes ordering the right size super easy. Love that!

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I am so happy to have received this beautiful dress for spring from Chadwicks of Boston. They have so many amazing styles for every body type, and every woman; I cannot wait to find more styles for my wardrobe! You can find my fabulous ruffle dress online here, you can use coupon code CH75247 to save 20% off your purchase now through April 30, 2017.

This dress hits every button for spring. Bare shoulder trend; check! Ruffle trend; check! Stripes trend; check! Denim trends; check! That’s four trend in one dress! Love that! The sidewalk is my runway, and I’m walking it this spring in this fabulous dress, at a great price, by Chadwicks of Boston.

For more fabulous styles and sizes from Chadwicks of Boston, please visit their website at and use coupon code CH75247 now through April 30, 2017 to save 20% off your purchase!!!

Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉


*Photo credit: Dawn/Fashion Should Be Fun

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Plus-size fashion tips from the stars of TLC’s new show “Big Sexy”

TLC will premiere a new television show, “Big Sexy” on August 30, 2011 at 10pm ET/PT which will feature plus size fashion industry insiders Leslie, Tiffany, Audrey, Nikki and Heather. This amazing show will let viewers see a candid view of their lives as confident and sexy plus-size women who are making great strides in their fashion careers.

TLC was generous enough to provide us with ten fabulous fashion tips from the cast of “Big Sexy” to publish and share with you. The following text was written, provided and published with permission by TLC and the cast of “Big Sexy:” 

1) Do not avoid tailored, woven fabrics: A lot of plus-size women avoid woven fabric because it has little to no stretch; however, clothing like pencil skirts and tailored jackets make plus-size women look amazing. The tailored look can make you look thinner, more toned and professional. With the sharper lines and better structure, people will take you more seriously. Knitted clothing (which has a lot of stretch) tends to look a bit too casual for most settings. – Audrey Curry, makeup artist and aspiring fashion designer

2) Shoulder pads look awesome on curvy women: Many women generally stay away from shoulder pads, but plus-size women with larger hips should embrace the strong shoulder look. Naturally, a woman’s shoulders should be a little wider than their hips. Shoulder pads, which come in all shapes and sizes, can make a large woman look more proportional and thinner. It’s best to experiment! Shoulder pads can be easily added to existing clothing, such as a blazer or a shirt dress. – Audrey Curry, makeup artist and aspiring fashion designer

3) Deodorant and baby oil are your friends: If you want to avoid the crazy chub-rub between your legs, roll on deodorant or dab baby oil on your inner thighs. You’ll no longer have to wear biker shorts under your dresses! Keep travel sizes in your purse. It does tend to wear off throughout the day. –Tiffany Bank, plus-size model

4) Only wear what makes you happy: If you feel happy, you look happy. Want to wear hot pink lipstick or patent red leather heels? Go for it. Fashion is all about you and how you want to express yourself. I enjoy wearing crazy nail polish because I love colors and colors make me feel good! – Tiffany Bank, plus-size model

5) Do not try to hide your body under big, shapeless clothing: This approach never works. Even with all the material, we still know that you are plus-size. Now you just look frumpy! Instead, wear clothes that define the best parts of your body. Defining your waist with a belt, for example, can accentuate your curves. – Leslie Medlik, fashion stylist

6) Do not follow traditional plus-size fashion rules: A lot of plus-size fashion tips are outdated. Liberate yourself. Follow a few trends that you like and will keep your look current. If you like stripes, go for it. You can wear anything with confidence. Confidence is the key to having great style! – Leslie Medlik, fashion stylist

7) Do not be afraid of stores that don’t typically sell plus sizes: A lot of plus-size women shy away from mainstream stores, in fear that they will not carry clothes in their size. How do you know unless you go in and try? I am a huge fan of Anthrolopologie and can easily pull off a large dress made out of knit or jersey. I can also fit into their XL and L tops. Fit is more important than what the size says. Try everything on before you make the purchase. – Nikki Gomez, plus-size model

8) …but remember to support plus-size designers!: Most plus-size lines are created by plus-size women for plus-size women. These designers understand the issues we have with clothing, and they know that we want to look our best at any size. You have to dress the body you have now. If you embrace your curves and feel good about yourself, you will work even harder to achieve your personal body goals (or just realize how beautiful and sexy you already are!).  Plus-size designer brand clothing is not only made for your body, but it also tends to be made better and last longer. – Nikki Gomez, plus-size model

9) The right undergarments are essential: Underwear are essential to dressing and significantly affect the overall look. It is extremely important to have on a great-fitting bra and beautiful panties. What is worn underneath will play a huge difference in the way you feel on the outside.  – Heather Roach,wardrobe stylist and bra/bikini designer

10) Wear your clothes and do not let them wear you: Stand up tall and put your shoulders back. Good posture and confidence is everything. Be proud of who you are and respect yourself. Love your voluptuous curves and know your best features. – Heather Roachwardrobe stylist and bra/bikini designer
*Special THANK YOU to TLC for providing Bay Area Fashionista with these amazing tips from the fashionable women of “Big Sexy.”

*Make sure to tune into “Big Sexy” on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10pm ET/PT on TLC to see these fabulous Fashionistas take the world by storm.


Cast of TLC “Big Sexy” Photo courtesy of TLC