It's already August, where has the time gone! It's that hot, sticky time of year that leaves you feeling like a melting piece of chocolate. But already the days are getting shorter and in a few short weeks time the evenings will be cooler and before we know it autumn will be here.
At Plus Size Fashion Diva we are all about getting big bang for your clothing bucks. Anything you buy now should be wearable for months to come. But what to do when it's high heat and humidity now and crisp and cool in a month or so?
We took a look at our favorite online plus size designer, eShakti
. While they are not technically "plus size designers", their standard sizing goes up to a 26W, and with their customization service, even higher. Why do we love them? Let me count the ways:
First of all, they have beautifully designed and wonderfully made clothes that you won't find anywhere else.
Secondly, they let you customize pretty near every darn thing on each piece of clothing for a very modest fee ($7.50!). If you don't like the sleeves on a blouse, change them! A dress is too short or too long for you? Change the length! You have big boobs and small hips? Everything will fit beautifully because each garment is made for you. How incredible is that?
Thirdly, their prices are incredible and their quality amazing.
Here's our pick of best plus size dresses that you can wear now and that will take you into fall:
Fall Fashion Trend 2012: Red, White and Black
This is the perfect real wrap dress for apples. We've got slimming black on top with a nice deep surplice V-Neck, a slim cream skirt that optically evens out your figure and a bright red band pulling the eyes down to your best feature, your lovely legs.
The map graphic on the skirt is embroidered, not printed!
Wear with strappy sandals and a bright red purse for summer. In fall wear it with a blazer to the office or with a knit shrug, tights and knee-high boots for a day on the town.
This is the Globe Trotting Dress
Fall Fashion Trend 2012: Deep Jewel Hues
This mid-weight woven crepe dress will accent an hourglass
' curves exceptionally well. Fabric covered buttons showcase eShakti's attention to details. The waist tabs highlight your small waist, while the ruffles and cap sleeves accentuate your femininity.
Worn with a clutch and heels, this is easy dressing for hot summer days. Color block with pink and rose in late summer or try some high boots and a long, light cardigan in fall.
This is eShakti's Pretty in plum dress
Fall Fashion Trend 2012: Green
This stretch cotton dress is just what the doctor ordered for us ladies with straight
" body types. Rectangles are basically hourglasses without the waist definition, the figure is proportionate throughout the shoulders, hips and thighs and it is important not to put too much emphasis on one part of the body.
This dress really ramps up the curves by optically nipping in the waist. Pick up on the green hues and accessorize with all shades of green from your purse to your shoes to your jewlery for summer. Add a little green jacket or shrug and some green anklets for fall. Or be very daring and color block with green tights and black shoes. This is a dress that you will get a lot of mileage out of.
This is the Sinnett sheath
Fall Fashion Trend 2012: Red
Not just red, this dress is also available in green (also fantastic!) and black (clasic and basic).
This mid-weigh woven poplin woven dress is really lovely with it's rounded square neck and wide v-neck back. Great for pears, the fitted bodice and the full, below knee length skirt will accentuate your tiny waist and hide big hips and thighs making you look small all over.
This dress just needs sandals for summer. For fall, add a white high-quality long sleeve t-shirt or blouse underneath and a black shrug or blazer. Tall black boots will finish off the combo, taking you from plain red to the trendy red-white-black graphic feel.
This is the Red retro frock
Fall Fashion Trend 2012: Polka Dots
Polka dots are everywhere this fall! And this little dress is just too cute with it's colored dots.
This is a great dress for inverted triangles. The detailing at the shoulders and the little cap sleeves minimze broad shoulders, while the corset styling at the waist gives you definition. The straight paneled skirt is very slimming and highlights your great legs. It also has a beautiful keyhole back.
Wear as is for summer or add a tiny colored belt at the waist for even more defintion. In fall you have tons of options, color block using the colors of the dots, say a green blazer and blue shoes or go all black and let the dots do the talking. Very versatile, you'll love wearing this dress.
This is the Candy dots sheath dress
In our next article we will look at accessories that will go from summer to fall.
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