This time last year you would most likely find me lounging in my pajama’s or heading out in whatever I grabbed from my closet. I had no sense of fashion whatsoever. Now I’m playing catch-up and loving it! I never realized how fun it could be to keep up with fashions and dress up. I also had no clue how much better I would feel about myself by wearing clothes that not only were comfortable but looked good as well.
Being a plus size woman left me feeling helpless and thinking there was no point in trying to be fashionable. It always seemed that most stylish clothes were made for sizes 0 – 8 which I could never squeeze in. But, after months of searching I’ve found a few stores that have fashionable and stylish clothes for us who are plus size.
One of my favorites has to be Karen Kane. Besides being up to date on the latest fashion trends, Karen Kane also offers awesome and fashionable clothes in special sizes (a.k.a. for us curvy divas!) One of the problems I’ve had when shopping for clothes to fit is the quality of the material. Most of the brands I’ve tried have been horrible quality. Either they fall apart after 1 or 2 wears/washes or they fit like a bedsheet and offer no body or shape at all. With the outfit I received from Karen Kane neither of those factors are at play.
The first item I received was this Flower Embroidered top with an extended back. I fell in love with this top as soon as I saw it and knew I had to have it. The color is beautiful – bordeaux almost burgundy – and the embroidered design is gorgeous!
The material of the shirt is so comfortable you’ll soon forget you’re actually looking hot wearing it; I did. It feels like I’m wearing one of my comfy tee’s but in reality I’m wearing this top that defines my curves instead of clinging or wearing like a tent.
I complete it with a bolero and a lace belt and it goes from daytime casual to date night hot in seconds! I’ve washed it twice so far (I had to put it to the test!) and it has held up perfectly. There is absolutely no pilling, no rips or tears and no fading. It’s the perfect top for me!
The next item I received were these Black Matte Jersey Pants. I can’t live without black pants, that’s my go to fashion staple. I own at least 4 pairs of black pants, 2 of those are pinstripe and they are the most comfy pants ever. However, they just seem to hang and do my body no justice. Since the quality is subpar they have holes in the seams, frays in the waist and are fading quick. For lounging around the house they’re fine, but when it comes to leaving the house I need high quality pants and these fit the bill.
The Black Matte Jersey Pants from Karen Kane fit perfectly and I love, love, love them. Unlike other pants I’ve worn these aren’t clingy to the point where they show off every problem area, and they aren’t so baggy they make me look like I’m wearing my curtains. Instead they fit just right and show off my curves while hiding the areas of my body I don’t love (my stomach and rear.)
I’ve put these through the washing test too, although I was hesitant because the material seems so delicate. However they stood up to the test with no issues whatsoever. There were no frays, no tears no fading – the perfect pants for me! They are super sexy with a pair of heels or flats.
I’ll be wearing this outfit in Las Vegas next week while I’m at CES. I feel so awesome wearing Karen Kane; I’m not self conscious or worried about showing off all of my flaws. Instead, I am accentuating the parts of my body I like and showing off a side of me that has been lost for far too long. I’ll also be posting some pics of me in the outfit while there, neither John or Dameon have the photography gene so they’ve all ended up with my head or my feet.
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If you’re looking for clothes that are high quality and fashionable then look no further than Karen Kane! They have all the latest trends and styles from size 2 to 2x. They also carry trendy accessories that are must haves for every diva. Stay fashion savvy with their blog that offers suggestions for the perfect outfit, their new releases and more. You can also stay up to date with Karen Kane on Twitter and on Facebook as well as Youtube. You definitely want to follow them so you don’t miss out on anything!