Plus Size and Fabulous

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I recently interviewed Jessica Teneglia, CEO of Eliza Parker, on my radio show The Clothes Line  Jessica is co-founded of Eliza Parker, a premium plus size women's apparel company that offers stylish dresses, career wear and accessories in sizes 10-28   As we discussed on the show, one of the challenges that curvy women face is finding the right fit to compliment their figure as well as a selection of stylish clothing.  When I saw the Eliza Parker line I was truly impressed! The clothing and accessories are gorgeous and stylish, yet timeless and versatile. Here are some tips from the show as well as some of my favorite pieces! 

  • Start wit the proper undergarments.  A good bra fitting is essential!
  • Make friends with your tailor--many times alterations are necessary to get a proper fit
  • The internet has a much wider selection of plus size clothing than the stores do.  Even department stores such as Nordstrom's or Macy's have a greater variety on-line than in the stores.
  • Don't wait until the last minute to find a dress or outfit for a special occasion.  Allow yourself plenty of time or better yet, buy a great piece when you see it!
  • Every woman should own a little black dress and a great blazer!
 The Miami Dress--this perfect little black dress offers a very flattering neckline, defined waist and skirt that flows (doesn't cling!). Every woman should own this piece!  $189.00

Classic pencil skirt--only $98.  Wear this figure flattering skirt casually with boots and a sweater or decked out with a dressy top and heels.  Perfect for the office with the belted open cardigan or cowl neck top (below).

Open belted cardigan $88.00

Cowl neck top in plum--$68.00

Don't forget to accessorize!  Clutch is $88 and glass earrings $68.00

See something you like here? Check out the entire line at and enter code STYLE2010 for 10% off your purchase.  Offer expires October 2010.  Happy shopping!

You Might Also Like