Chub Rub

A Painful Secret

A couple of weeks ago, a group of us were having brunch when someone brought up the subject of “chub rub”.  It’s when your thighs rub together and the friction causes such a burning sensation that you think you’re on fire.  And, it’s not just your thighs.  It can also happen on your inner arms.  […]

Tim Gunn Fights For Us

We Need More Voices Like His

Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn is once again using his voice and his clout to fight for the plus-size community.  He is appalled at the lack of stylish, plus-size clothing. “When I’m working in the real world with real women and we’re shopping, we find that fashion seems to end when you get any larger than a size […]

Diesel Finds Models Using Social Media

The clothing brand Diesel has stepped out of the box with their new ad campaign.  They decided not to go with the typical waif-like models.  Instead they took to tumbler and found plus-size and androgynous models. This was Nicola Formichetti’s first Diesel campaign as the brand’s new artistic director.  He relied on social media and […]

Lululemon Shuns Larger Sizes In Their Stores

Consumer Advocates Want Change

High-end athletic retailer, Lululemon, has been feeling some heat from consumer advocates.  Advocates feel that there is a lack of support for the larger sizes that they carry.  Lululemon is best known for their $98 stretch yoga pants.  Their fans are loyal and plentiful. A former employee told Huffington Post reporter Kim Bhasin about the […]

Renting Your Wardrobe

Your Closet Just Got Bigger

Do you remember the scene in the Sex and The City movie where Jenifer Hudson;s character introduces Carrie to renting designer handbags?  Well, now you can do it with your entire wardrobe.  You can rent everything from dresses and tops to shoes and jewelry. I recently discovered Gwynnie Bee.  They are an online fashion store […]

Plus Size Pajamas For A Cool Look This Summer

No More T-Shirts

When you’re looking for beautiful plus size lingerie, you know you can find it at About Curves.   We offer elegant styles to make those nights of passion even better.  However, don’t forget about all the other nights of the week.  You will also find fabulous plus size pajamas that are perfect for the BBW woman. […]

Teen Girl Fights For Untouched Photos

Seventeen Magazine Agrees

In April of last year, eighth-grader Julia Bluhm started a campaign to stop the teen magazine from airbrushing photos used in their magazine.  She started a petition on Change.org after hearing many of her fellow teens in her ballet class complain about their weight.  It called for Seventeen Magazine to run one unaltered photo spread […]

H&M’s Swimsuit Catalog Features Jennie Runk

H & M did something outstanding this year.  They chose plus size model Jennie Runk to represent their swimwear in the 2013 catalog and marketing campaign.  She’s photographed sporting a variety of beachwear such as swimsuits, sarongs, bikinis and cover-ups. What’s amazing is that they did the photo shoot, put together their catalog and marketing […]

Dare Magazine

New Magazine For The Stylish Woman

Searching the internet for blogging inspiration, I came across a fantastic new plus size magazine.  Dare Magazine is the work of fourth year Ryerson University student Diana Di Poce.  She is in the Fashion Communications program and launched the magazine as her final project. With a target market of women size 12-plus, they have done […]

Is Your Relationship In Need Of A Makeover?

Tips To Breath New Life Into It

If you’ve been in your relationship for a while, chances are you’re probably past the honeymoon stage.  Just because you no longer get the tingles every time you see their name come up on your phone, doesn’t mean the love is gone.  However, even the most love-filled relationships can go stale over time.  Here are […]