Curvy Repost: Plus-size clothing: the real women behind the revolution

Yes and thank you! Finally curves are being represented more and more. It’s not about curvy women versus standard sized women, it’s about ALL women being represented in fashion and our culture as equals. Check out this article from Yahoo News!
By Kaye Foley Women come in all shapes and sizes. And the fashion world has started to get in alignment with reality, from the runway and magazines pages to store shelves. Although there’s still a lot further to go, the business of plus-size is on the rise. Plus-size retail sales grew by 5 percent from…(read more at the link below)

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Curvy Friendly Brand: The Torrid Culture

It’s not very often I get a chance to go behind the scenes of a brand, especially a curvy friendly one. I was thrilled when Timothy Snell, celebrity stylist and CurvySwagger contributor invited me along for two of his Torrid appearances.IMG_5738

Our first event was a visit to the Torrid offices for a tour, a behind the scenes look at the new 2015 Torrid Denim Collection for a live-streaming style Q+A with Timothy on Facebook.
The Torrid space is a stunning, sun drenched modern loft/warehouse space and wherever we went, we saw a showroom of happy people. Beautiful curvy ladies are everywhere and you just can’t fake a great environment. After meeting everyone from the CEO to the designers, marketing execs, buyers and brand executives I honestly didn’t want to say goodbye – there had been a lot of laughter between us.

Days later Timothy and I were back with Torrid again, for their 2015 Model Search. This was anything but a competitive atmosphere – it was a “love fest”, with curvy ladies making new friends, supporting one another, feeling confident and appreciated.

IMG_5951I had the best surprise getting to meet one of my favorite Torrid supermodels, Lornalitz Baez who appeared with Timothy to encourage and celebrate the ladies. Tim and Lornalitz selfie with models

Later in the store, two luck winners received makeovers by Timothy and I happily shopped for jeans because I knew that I’d find more than one with a great fit.IMG_5978

Many of the frequent shoppers end up working at the stores and everyday curvy ladies are featured in their ads all the time. The Torrid culture is positive from the executive office to the retail floor, a living and breathing curvy community. I was on a fashion high having been surrounded by happy curvy ladies enjoying each other with genuine kindness and compassion. Very, very cool.

Check out Torrid’s 2015 Denim Collection and their #MyStoryMyTorrid fashion trend lookbooks. The Torrid Model Search winner will be announced January 2016!

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Curvy Style – How To Rock Swimsuit Curvy

It’s time to pull out the bathing suits again. This season promise yourself you’ll enjoy the Spring/Summer season and celebrate your curves! It doesn’t really matter what your body type, swimsuit season isn’t easy for anyone. Bright fluorescent lighting, unforgiving mirrors and way too much pressure put upon our bodies and our psyche. As a curvy girl it can be even more daunting to find not only swimwear that fits but that flatters. It helps a lot to see other curvy ladies rockin’ their curves in beautiful, chic swimwear. You don’t have to be a size zero to be smokin’ hot on the sand.

Swim wear collections from Monif C, Torrid, Old Navy and Sorella Swim are chic and stylish that flatter your curves. Now you have every reason to look good, feel good and chill out under the sun.