The last couple of weddings I’ve been in I was the only plus size girl. Too some this may not be a problem, but for me finding a bridesmaid dress gets a bit difficult. Many thoughts run through my mind, Is the bride going to make us wear strapless? Are my arms going to show? What color will she choose? Will I look good in the dress?
The first bridal shop many Brides go to is David’s Bridal. There is nothing wrong with David’s Bridal but some of the dresses don’t really fit the way I would like them to. TIP:Remember to size up and do alterations later. Its cheaper if you don’t do it in the store.
Last week I was the Maid of Honor in my best friends wedding. I really lucked out because I found the dress at Elegant Lace Bridal in the store, this is where the Bride got her dress as well. One thing I loved about this shop is they carry Alfred Angelo dresses. Alfred Angelo dresses is heaven for any Bride for their Bridesmaids, you may ask why? If you have a different sizes in your wedding this company sizes 0-30w in most dresses and there is no price difference. This means your smaller bridesmaid will pay the same amount as a Fancydime like myself. Yay! Other companies may charge a bit more for plus size dresses.
My spring violet Modern Vintage dress was absolutely beautiful with soft net material. I sized up to 24, but usually wear a size 22. The dress was floor length with fluff out sleeves, this is what made my day. Click here for a similar Modern Vintage look.
- Most bridesmaids dresses are not true to size, you will have to go up 1 to 2 sizes. Don’t worry that doesn’t mean you got bigger.
- Cost: Almost all the Plus Size Bridesmaid dress cost is more than straight size dresses. Alfred Angelo is one of the only bridal places that all the dresses 0-30w are the same price.
- Making Alterations: this could cost a lot but if its something you can sew DIY, but if not check your local cleaners, seamstress or even Joanns/ Beverly’s for help.
- Strapless bra &Spanx: Make sure to wear the proper under garments. The Bridesmaid dress that I wore had a build-in bra so I decided no bra and the dress held me in so no spanx but a good pair of underwear!
- Shoes: When doing alterations make sure to bring the heels/shoes you will wear the day of the wedding.
- Have Confidence: Make sure you look in the mirror to see how beautiful you are. Your hair, make up and most importantly the Dress…smile and know you’re the Shhhh.
Its a great experience being a Bridesmaid but know its a lot of work as well. The dress is only one important part of the experience, the other is making the Bride happy! Make sure you share your bridesmaid looks with me. Hope you loved the tips and my look.!
Its nothing like having a surprise day for your two nieces. About a week ago I planned to take my Goddaughter and my friends daughter to Santa Cruz! I was in for a treat because my cousin and one of my bestie decided to come too.
If you ever decide to go to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk you can go for Retro Monday and Tuesday nights (5pm-close). Everything is $1! All the rides, sodas, and hot dogs. I got on so many rides but its nothing like the old school bumper cars.
Outfit Deets:Comfy and Chic. Lane Bryant activewear leggings|Ashley Stewart purse & sandals| Old Navy white shirt| Sunnies from Vegas & black long vest thrifted
My nieces and I
Enjoy your Summer 2016,
Have you ever shopped your mom’s closet before? I’ve been in LA for the past two weeks and needed something new to wear. I call my mom’s closet a store because she has new purses, dresses and skirts with the tags on them, accessories and some hidden treasures. Lets just say I love to come home not only to see my beautiful mom but to see what’s in her 2 closets.
The other day I went to Venice Beach to the Erwin Hotel to catch the sunset on the rooftop. I shopped my mom’s closet and found this simple but chic black and white Lane Bryant dress. The white clutch is from Forever21 and shoes from Macy’s Material Girl (similar). Hope you love my outfit as much as I did. If you’re in LA make sure to put this on one of your stops.
Remember that Plus size and curvy women are Top of the line and nothing less, Always 2SNAPS to that!
This afternoon called for a walk in Windsor Hills. Since I’m in my city LA for a little vacation I wanted to take a walk which turned into a hike up hill. I feel so comfortable in my Lane Bryant’s activewear leggings and shirt with my Nike shoes. When going exercising wearing something light and cool is the way to go. Don’t forget to grab your water either!
This is a comfortable yet chic outfit that I threw on to see my family in Brooklyn. I’ve only taken the subway twice in my life from Manhattan to Brooklyn. I literally took a uber to the subway to caught #3 to Flashbush, it was one of the hottest rides ever but I made it.
I packed so many clothes you would have thought I was staying in NYC for at least 2
months! I quickly threw together this “TwistOut On Fleek” T-Shirt on and my sassy Charlotte Russe skirt (old) and my go to Target Sam and Libby bow shoes. I felt comfortable enough to make moves on the subway.
I hope you liked my Manhattan to Brooklyn chic outfit. Remember curvy and plus size women are Top of the line, nothing less ALWAYS 2SNAPS to that!
I’m am so excited for all my friends that graduated class of 2016. I have been to at least 5 graduations in the past 2 weeks, finding outfits is hard! What to wear? What not to wear? Here are a couple of tips.
1. Heels: I will never wear heels again to any graduation celebration…too many people, long lines, no seats, to far of a walk let’s just say PACKED!
2. Location: This is very important, if it’s outside like the graduation that I went to today make sure you’re prepared. I dressed cool,had water and a fan.
3.Phone Service: Make sure you charge your phone the night before. If you don’t charge your phone, I guess no pictures for you.
4.Meet Up: If meeting up in a group have a set time and location to meet up or ride together. In large crowds everyone is on their phones, so phone service sometimes doesn’t work to find the spot.
5. Snacks: Graduations are long so always bring a snack or two because you never know. I stay with something in my clutch. LoL!
Being an alumni from San Francisco State, every year I come back to be one of the coordinators for our “Black Grad”. The Black/African graduation is a great time students celebrate each other. Here are my outfits from all the graduations.
Happy Graduation Season!!!
I never knew people had weddings on a Friday until yesterday evening! The Newberry Vineyard in Brentwood,CA was absolutely beautiful, the sound of the waterfall as the ceremony was going was amazing. Congratulations to my friend Jazzman and the love of her life.
I had nothing to wear to the wedding and I needed something quick, a dress was preferred. I ran into ROSS and tried on 6 dresses and found the one. I found this cute coral color dress (it photographs as a more red orange color). I love one pieces it super easy. Everyone knows I don’t like my arms to show, but I told myself to be confident and rock it! The color brought me Spring and ready for the summer.