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WELCOME TO Haute Curvy Woman For Plussized Women and Teens

Welcome to my Site HauteCurvyWoman for PlusSized Women and Teens

I began this site as a resource to myself for great plus sized clothing. I moved into a small city and couldn’t find what I needed.

I then decided to make this information available in my blog.

I welcome all opinions and would love to hear about your favorites, your questions and your reviews.

So…pull up a chair, get some coffee and browse through our blog, beauty reviews, lifestyle and much more.

Thank you so much to all who have been following me and Haute Curvy Woman since October, 2011 and to all my new followers.





The Difference Between Adult Plus Size and Teen Plus Size

I Never Realized There Was a Difference Between Adult Plus Size and Teen Plus Size.

In fact, I have a huge amount of clothing at the bottom of my closet to prove this difference. Who knew?

Since I didn’t really know how, exactly, they are different, I hand the issue over to ebay and Elegantplus.com.

The main differences are:

As per ebay:

Junior plus dresses/clothing are cut slimmer through the bust and hip areas with less of a differentiation between waist and hip measurements and a higher bust line. Consequently, junior plus sizes run smaller than regular plus-sizes by as much as one, two, even three sizes. The idea is that junior plus pieces are cut for younger bodies which are less fully developed, less curvaceous, and more youthful in proportion.


Furthermore, Junior Plus Size Clothing made in Junior Sizes is the trendiest and often some of the least expensive in fabric quality and materials.  Who wants to spend a fortune on something that is going to be out of style tomorrow, right?   But the cut is also very different.   The idea is that younger (junior) bodies are less well developed than older women’s so have fewer curves.  If you look around you know this not to be true, but it is how the cut evolved.  Consequently, the cut is straighter with less room in the bust and thighs, and less of a difference between hip and waist than either the Misses or Women’s cuts.


According to Elegantplus.com:

Women’s Sizes – Women’s Sizes are cut with some key fit components.  First, arm holes should be more generous. A common tip off that pattern fitting and grading hasn’t been done properly during production in a brand is problems with the arms, but if the garment is a true women’s size arm holes should be lower and larger.  There is also more room in the bust area, and again lower.  Meanwhile, waists are more generously cut in this fit type as well.  This tends to be the best cut type for apple shaped figures.  Sometimes a top or bottom in this cut will suit other figure types especially well, for example, if a customer is especially busty.  Ironically, the larger arm hole is most important for figure types that carry extra weight in their arms which is not always true of apples, and more common in some others that may or may not need the extra room in the bust or waist areas.

Misses Sizes – The Misses cut is the one most straight size clothing is available in. Styles tend to be classic to contemporary, although trendier detailing can also be seen occasionally.  Most ideal for evenly balanced figure types, the waist to hip ratio is closer to the classic hour glass in proportion.  Pear shaped women often also do better with this cut type if they can find it in their size, although frequently take different sizes top and bottom.  Larger hour glass figure types can run into trouble with this cut if they carry extra weight in the upper arm and thighs, as the pattern grading rarely takes this into account in Misses Sizes.


Misses Sizes do not carry the “W” at the end.  A Misses Size 14 will fit differently than a Women’s Size 14W, and it is not unusual to wear a larger numerical size in Misses than in Women’s in order to accommodate for particular figure issues such as heavier upper arms, thicker thighs, or a less well defined waist.

Don’t forget that there are also petite plus sizes and Tall Plus Sizes,

So, I hope this clears things up on this matter.

Oh my gosh….the number of ruined outfits I had to learn from.



PlusSizeFix.com’s Newest Fashion for your Holiday Shopping

Newest Fashions for your Holiday Shopping from PlusSizeFix.com!

At this time: 10% OFF USE CODE: DEAL10 TOLL FREE: 866-674-3385

I wanted to bring you up-to-date on PlusSizeFix.Com’s Newest fashions. I think you’re going to love these selections and many more to be found on Plussizefix.com at the most reasonable prices online.

Plus Size Floral Romance Gold Neckline Lace Top


DetailsGet your hands on this gorgeous plus size top! It features high-neckline design with gold collar, floral lace fabric, cutaway sleeves, key-hole opening at back, lining underneath and A-line silhouette. Stretch-fit fabric. Don’t miss out on this chic plus size top.

90% Nylon, 10% Spandex, 100% Polyester

This comes in Red or Black; sizes 1XL – 3XL and costs $27.99.

Plus Size Modish Nature Love Soft Midi Dress

Details:  Let this plus size dress hug your curves in all the right places! It features stretch-fit fabric, medium sleeves, gorgeous nature inspired print and midi length. Great for plus size clubwear or any occasion! Get that model look! Limited in stock, get this while you can!
95% Polyester, 5% Spandex

This comes in sizes 1XL – 3XL and costs $39.99.

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Modcloth for the Perfect Fashions for the 2015 Holidays!

  Get to Modcloth for the Perfect Fashions for the 2015 Holidays!

Here are some great looks for the Holidays!

Come by It Modestly Top


DetailsYou do all things with a demure disposition – like stepping out in this sweet ivory blouse, for example! The image of casual elegance, this 3/4-sleeved top touts a ruffled neckline paired with black piping that leads into a tie, sheer mesh accent panels, and gathering below its yoke. So stylishly prim!

  • 100% Polyester.
  • Fabric does not provide stretch.
  • Hand wash.
  • Semi-sheer.
  • Imported

This comes in sizes S-4X (be sure to use their measurements before ordering) and sells for $44.99.

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My Top 10 Favorite Posts I’ve Read This Week

Here are my 10 Favorite Posts I’ve Read this Week (Not necessarily written this week)

woman on computer1. Latina.com – Jennifer Lopez’s Hottest Outfits on ‘American Idol’

2.  Plus Model Mag.com – Sponsored Plus Size Fashion Trend of the Day: Red Peplum Dress from Full Figured Fashionista (F3)

3.  Beauticurve.com – Back to Basics:  Nailing Your Laid Back Style

4. The Haute Blogger – Current Home Project: Dining Room Gallery Wall

5.  Plussize princess.com – Got Thick Legs? Here are 8 Gorgeous Wide Calf Boots

6.  Theplussize of me – OOTD: Dressing Up for a Rehearsal Dnner

7.  Phoenixnewtimes..com – Three Best Beauty Blogs for Hair and Makeup Junkies.

8.  CurvyCEO.com –  CurvyCEO’s Tenets of Style (Written in 2011, but still relevant)

9.  THE CURVY FASHIONISTA – There is a New Plus Size Premium Denim Company@ Meet Slink Jeans

10. Allure.com – 7 Grooming Mistakes To Never, Ever Make During Your Morning Commute

So, that’s it for the Beauty and Fashion Roundup for This Week.

I hope you enjoy!


Kiss False Eyelashes: I Think I’ve Figured It Out

Kiss False Eyelashes – I believe I have finally figured out the Rubik’s Cube of Makeup:  putting on False Lashes.

False Eyelashes are not easy to work with. I don’t care what anyone says.

That’s why there are about a million youtubes on this very subject. After watching several of these videos, I think that I’ve figured it out for myself. Everyone will have their own way of placing these on your eyes.

I would put on these eyelashes on before any other makeup you’ll be wearing.

  1. First, put mascara on your lashes. This definitely makes it easier to find that perfect spot to put your eyelashes on. This really made a big difference for me. google image
  2. Get one of the eyelashes out of the container and put on the eyelid lightly to see how much cutting you need to do
  3. in order to fit the lash right, you will probably need to cut the ends off. These were way too long for me so I cut them on the outer side. I think you’ll find that you will want to cut a little bit off the end so they fit better. The other thing I did was to cut down the entire eyelash as they are very heavy and long.

4. Now you’re ready to put the glue on top of the false eyelash!

Very important!

Let the glue set for awhile until it gets tacky.



5.   Put on with your fingers or tweezer or implement it came with. I just used my fingers and’ smushed’ the false lashes with my lashes  together and it worked very well.

6. You can put eyeliner on to make it a very seamless look. I think, actually, now when I think about it, the look would be better with the eyeliner.

Well, here’s the final effect.


I believe I paid about $6.50 for them at Walgreens.

I really like the final look. Maybe for a really special occasion I would wear these again.

They really feel heavy on my lids, I did see that they had a feather light package of eyelashes and I think I’ll give those a try.

So, what do you think? Worth the effort? For those who wear these all the time, I gotta ask, ‘how do you do it?’

Anyway, here’s to false eyelashes!




What I love about this clothing is that it isn’t just making smaller clothing larger, this great site takes into account our particular body type and what works for us: the Plus Sized community. They have some of the best choices in my beloved bodycon clothing. (By the way, these are going quickly.)

I know you’ll love it!

Don’t forget the holidays are coming and you are going to be going to a million different functions, including the office party, the dinner with friends and family and going out to restaurants.

At these prices, you can get 2 or 3 different outfits.

You are going to love the styles such as:

Plus Size Charming Cross Over Front Midi Dress

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DETAILSWe can’t get enough of the softness plus chicness of this plus size dress. Features include a cross over front design at front, rounded neckline, cap sleeves and midi length.Great for plus size clubwear or any occasion! Get that model look! Limited in stock, get this while you can!
95% Rayon, 5% Spandex

This dress comes in sizes 1X-3x and comes in the colors: Red, Aqua, and Black and sells for $36.99.

Plus Size Night Diamond Pink Bodycon Dress


Details:  t’s time to start stocking up on those party dresses. The Plus Size Night Diamond Bodycon features a zipper closure at front, mock turtle neck, diamond pattern, and sleek fabric. Great for plus size clubwear or any occasion! Get that model look! Limited in stock, get this while you can! Polyester/Spandex

This pink dress comes in sizes 1X-3X and costs $16.89.

Plus Size Peek Through Fringe Grey Tank

fringeDetails: Rock this sexy plus size top featuring dotted cut-outs, rounded neckline, fringe hem and suede, lightweight fabric. Great for plus size clubwear or any occasion! Get that model look! Limited in stock, get this while you can! Polyester/Spandex

This top is $21.99 and comes in sizes 1XL – 3XL.

This is a very small sample of all they have to offer including: sale items, shapewear, and Best Sellers.

So just click on the link below and start shopping!

PlusSizeFix.com – Sexy Plus Size Fashion



**At the time of this writing, the sizes that were available is what I put in the post. Be advised that these styles go pretty quickly.

**I am an affiliate of Plussizefit.com and receive a small commission for any item bought through my website.

LAURA GELLER: Review of EyeDew Cream Eyeshadow

Laura Geller Brings Us the Most Wonderful Eye Shadow Called ‘EyeDew’ Cream Eyeshadow

I’m not usually one to wear eye makeup; mostly because I don’t know how to wear it and it usually takes forever to wash off. Especially the mascara. So, yes, I am lazy and it’s a good day when I even remember to take my makeup off at night.

I knew when I saw this crayon, I would love it. My Laura Geller Eye Dew.

I have been looking for a crayon style eyeshadow for so long. The only one I could find was by Jane at Walgreens. Actually that is a pretty good eyeshadow. However, it is not as smooth to apply on my eyelid.

I made a concerted effort to find something that would be easy to wear (like a crayon) and would be very sheer or I would be able to build it up.

Alas, my search is over.

All I can say is this is one of  the best eyeshadow ever!

‘Eye Dew’ Cream Eyeshadow.

In this line, There are 6 eyeshadow colors: Amber,Amythise, Copper Penny, Opal, Rose Gold and Soft Metal, which is pictured above and the one I chose.

As soon as I got it (I ordered from Nordstrom.com, (one of my favorite places to order from ) and I tried it on, I was in love.

The soft metal is like a mixture of warm brown and taupe and just goes seamlesly on your fragile eye lid.

You decide how much you want to wear, You can have just a wash of color or you can build it up. You can use your fingertips also. How easy is that?

This picture is with just a soft sheer look that I spread with my fingertips and I love it. Especially since I’m not much of an eyeshadow woman. In this picture there is no eyeliner or mascara on.


DETAILSPlaying upon the success of our beloved, editorial darling lip crayon, we’ve created Eye Dew, a sheer wash of creamy eyeshadow in the no-fuss crayon design you love! This fingertip-friendly formula sweeps on and blends effortlessly with a touch of the hand—perfect for those low-on-time moments when you want to look your best. The whisper-soft shadow, infused with Aloe Leaf Extract & Vitamin E, conditions the delicate eyelid skin. Perfect for beauty beginners and pros alike, the convenient crayon never needs sharpening. Say “I do!” to Eye Dew!  

This is when I built it up with more eyeshadow and used under the eye and mascara. I think I used a darker crayon on the crease.

These crayons cost a very affordable $16.00.

Of course, after I went and bought this single crayon, I happened upon QVC and, of course, there was this great deal on 3 crayons for $25.00.



I always ‘just miss the boat’

However, I’m still happy. This eyeshadow feels like silk going on.

If you do want that sheer look, you need to work quickly to get it the way you want it as I’ve found that it sets in a rather short amount of time.

Anyway, I am very happy with this and am looking forward to buying more colors.

I think you’ll love it also. Let me know what you think!

Happy Shopping!


Additional Resources:

Laura Geller.com


**I was not compensated in any form for this review. As always, this is my honest opinion on this product.




Trying to find that perfect  Halloween costume that isn’t trashy? Try these. They come in extended sizes up to 6X.

Go no further than hipsandcurves.com.

Diamond Corset


Details: Go ahead and make it your own. Our red and black Diamond Corset has a front busk with modesty panel and a lace up back. Plus size corset is lined in cotton fabric for breath-ability and comfort. Pair it with a petticoat and thigh highs for a fun costume, or with a long black skirt for a unique evening look. Includes four 3/4″ detachable garters.
Style Number: HC2696
This comes in sizes 1X-5X and sells for 59.95.

Ruffled Two Layer Petticoat

handcpitticoatDetails: She had flounce and flair, with style to spare. She could be anything she dreamed; a princess, a pirate, a French maid or mysterious maiden. Her imagination ran wild and she couldn’t help but smile.

Ruffled Two Layer Petticoat. Pair with your favorite corset or costume to create your perfect look. Petticoat has elastic waist and gathered soft tulle ruffles. Stylist tip: Double the flounce, double the fun! Double up your petticoats to create extra volume or color contrast. Black on white looks fabulous for French Maid costumes. Red over black looks amazing for cirque chic. The possibilities are endless!
This petticoat comes in sizes 1X-3X and 4X-6X and costs $29.95.

Soft Cotton Bell Sleeve Dress

handcwhitedressDetailsVirgin or vixen? Princess or pirate? Diva or demimondaine?

She captured his ship, then took command of his heart. By the time they dropped anchor in Jamaica, he felt completely unmoored.

They stood on deck watching the stars that embellished the sky. She was dressed to frill in snowy flounces and lace. He was sunburned and unshackled, succumbing to the allure of corset and stripes. He cradled her cheek and she did not pull away. “Heartbreak or honeymoon?”, he asked. Her reply, “not everything is so black and white”.

Part pirate, part peasant. Soft Cotton Bell Sleeve Dress has dramatic bell sleeves, ruffles and lace trim. Wear alone or pair with your favorite corset and accessories 

This comes in sizes Large to 6X and costs $89.95.


Valentina Steel Boned Underbust


Our Valentina Steel Boned Underbust corset is made of a heavy weight brushed satin, which has a lush sheen and elegant feel. There are 14 bones in all, made of high density German steel. Ten are spiral bones for four-way movement and four are rigid steel bones for two-way movement.This waist reduction this corset is designed to achieve is between 2 to 5 inches. Underbust corsets are versatile and can be worn with a black bra (like our ruffle demi bra shown here), or with a blouse, tank top or lace teddy. Ruffle demi bra is sold separately.If you’re not used to wearing corsets, we recommend getting dressed a little early the first time you wear it. Tightening the laces and hooking the busk might be a little tricky if you’ve never worn steel boned corsets before. The results are worth it though – you will love it!
This comes in sizes 20-44 and costs $129.95.

Venetian Face Mask

handcmaskDetails: our masquerade awaits. Our metal Venetian Face Mask has an intricate cut-out scroll design accented with rhinestones and glitter. Satin ribbon ties are adjustable to hold the mask securely in place. Pair it with a dress or corset and satin gloves for a look certain to intrigue.

Mask measures approximately 15″W x 8″H.

Short Satin Party Gloves

handcglovesDetails:What’s a party dress without satin gloves? These short satin gloves are smooth and soft to the touch. Wear them with your favorite lingerie, a retro garter belt and back-seamed stockings or your favorite black dress.

These come in black, red and white and cost and are in one size.

This is just a sampling of the wonderful items from Hipsandcurves.com.

The wonderful thing about these is that they can be used not just for Halloween, but for the entire year.

Hit the link below and get your sexy ready for Halloween!
Hips & Curves Plus Size Apparel

Happy Shopping!
**I have an affiliation with Hips and Curves for which I receive a small commission. I have ordered from them, however, and I feel confident in the services and products.

Me, An Airplane Ride and a Seat Belt Extension

A Sad Story of Me, an Airplane Ride and a Seat Belt Extension.

I Had to go out of town recently and when I sat down on the middle seat of 3 in Coach, I was told that if I wanted, I could go to the last row where I could have a window seat.



Of course I made the change.

Just so you know, I have not gained an inordinate amount of weight, lately.  In fact, I actually lost weight since I quit smoking over a year ago.

So, now I’m sitting there in the last row and incoming was this seatbelt extender. The hostess just threw it into the center seat. I didn’t ask for it and I checked the seatbelt just to be sure I hadn’t misjudged my heft. Turns out I had no need for the seatbelt extender.

If you don’t know what a seatbelt extender is, it’s used by people too heavy for the normal seatbelt. Airlines usually carry them.

seatbelt extender

Nope…the regular seatbelt  fit perfectly with space in between.

So, while I’m waiting to figure out the logic, a woman came with the world’s best behaved baby in the world and sat down to the left of me. So we’re saying ‘hi’ and all the other stuff when you’re going to be on a plane for 6 hours.


I finally asked her: just to know if I was being overly sensitive:  “The hostess threw me this extender and I didn’t need an extender and now I’m really kind of pi**ed abut it.” I asked her if she thought that I should just confront the hostess (Is that what they’re called?) to find out why she did that?

My seatmate really encouraged me on that, so I decided I had a right to find out.

It’s like you go out on a date and the guy never calls again and you just want to find out where it all went wrong. Usually, I didn’t care, but I would have liked a little summary so I could avoid my making the same mistake again with someone I cared about.

Anyhow, back to the plane:

Did I just look huge?

Was she erring on the side of caution?

Was she senile? (She looked to be about 110 years old.)

It was more out of curiosity than anything else that I wanted to know.

So, I waited until every thing was settled down and I waited for her to be done with her drink tray and I got up out of my seat and she was right behind me with another hostess who looked only 90 years old.

Lillian Walby, dressed in uniform from her time as a Pan American World Airways flight attendant from 1969-73 and instructor from 1985-90, laughs with another former flight attendant at Pan Am's Worldwide Family Reunion in their former Pan Am uniform. The event took place in Miami, Florida on October 22 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Pan Am ceasing operations.  CREDIT: Brandon Kruse for The Wall Street Journal MIDSEAT

Lillian Walby, dressed in uniform from her time as a Pan American World Airways flight attendant from 1969-73 and instructor from 1985-90. This is a google image and not the woman I am writing about.

BTW, just to let the hostess know…the older you get, the less makeup you should wear. However, I’m sure that when she was flying in the 1950’s they recommended this kind of over-the-top makeup.

So, now I’m in their face and say ‘ what’ going on? Why did you throw this extender to me?’

Well, both of them started stammering, saying that they forget who asked for one and they thought I asked for it. blah,.blah…blah.

I could tell that I wasn’t going to get anything more out of these ladies, as they were very protective about their bad service.

I was pretty upset but not upset enough to make something out of this.

It does make me sad that I’m right on the border of heavy to fat.

It really left a bad taste in my mouth because I believe that she really knew exactly what she had done. Maybe she thought she was saving me the embarrassment of asking for an extender.

I think that what I thought, as usual, was that I’m bigger than I look to myself. I have no full length mirror and when I’ve caught my full image, it wasn’t very good. Oh well.

I’m curious if any of you have had anything like this happen to you? I really hope not because it’s really a bad feeling.

Just so you don’t have to be bothered with the crew’s insensitivities, you can buy your own seatbelt extender on Amazon.com HERE.  Just make sure that the one you use is compatible with your airline and is FAA approved.

Happy Flying!


Further readings:

Tips for flying while plus size by Meagan Kerr

Fat Girl Travels: 10 FAQs for Fat Flyers





If you’ve never shopped at Modcloth.com,  you’ve been missing out. I think you will fall in love with this site as I have.

Here are some of my favorite autumn looks:

Book Tour Bliss Coat in Black


Oh my gosh. I want this coat so much! It is just so rich looking and you could really accessorize it with cream or red, or any colored accessories.


When you wear this black swing coat to your book signing, your elegant style garners as much acclaim as your new novel! Adorned in ornate details, from it’s crochet-adorned collar, faux fur trim, and embroidered buttons, this pleated garment is timelessly posh and as polished as your own prose.

  • Shell: 90% Polyester, 8% Rayon, 2% Spandex. Lining: 100% Polyester.
  • Fabric does not provide stretch.
  • Dry clean.
  • Side pockets. Fully lined. Front button with hook and eye closure.
  • Imported
  • This coat is rated Warmest on our Coat Warmth Scale of Light, Warm, and Warmest. More info about this rating can be found in the Help section under Size & Fit Guide.

You will want to follow the measurements, as I’ve read that this runs small.

The sizes are:  XS to 4X and sells for $219.99.

Medium Format Memory Tunic in Blue Plaid

mcplaidThis is such a cute or, dare I say it, a rather sexy look on plaid.


Zoom in on that group shot to admire yourself in this delightful plaid tunic! Boasting blue and ivory lines atop a black base, and a coordinating sash, this breezy scoop-neck top forms a picture-perfect look. Love this long layer? Check it out in a host of other hues!

  • 100% Polyester.
  • Fabric does not provide stretch.
  • Hand wash.
  • Made in the United States

Again, this goes from a S – 4X and costs $44.99.

The Dream of the Crop Cardigan in Olive

mccardiganEver since I’ve seen Bernadette wear these sweaters all the time on ‘Big Bang Theory’, I’ve coveted this. I think I’ll have to wait for the right time to buy it as I just spent pretty much all my budget this week.


Looking for a stylish sweater to add a dollop of darling to your wardrobe? This cropped, olive green cardigan is truly best in class, thanks to its cozy knit and V-neck. Slip this 3/4-sleeved number over any ensemble for a look that’s unequaled in both function and flair!

  • 80% Acrylic, 18% Nylon, 2% Spandex.
  • Fabric provides stretch.
  • Hand wash.
  • Front button closure.
  • Imported

This comes in sizes S-4X and costs $29.99.

Don’t forget to check out accessories and sale items:

Foggy Mornings Gloves in Mist



An ethereal mist still hangs over the prairie – the perfect time to slip on your jacket, favorite hat, and these grey knit gloves for a stroll around the farm grounds. Dainty eyelets and a rustic black wrist tie make these gloves as dreamy as this quiet morning moment.

  • 100% Acrylic.
  • Machine wash.
  • Imported

These cute gloves sell for $24.99.

It’s a Sure Fete Heel in Petal


How cute are these??!!!


From birthday bashes to casual dates, you better believe these vegan faux-leather heels are a reliably stylish pair to wear! Affixed with a lace-up Mary Jane front, piping, and dotted perforations along the toe and heel, these light pink pumps are a vintage lover’s dream.

  • Man-made materials.
  • Heel measures 3 inches. W best fits a wider foot.
  • Lace closure.
  • Imported

These shoes come in 4 more different shades, lost of Wide Sizes and sell for $44.99.

There’s tons of Jewelry to choose from also, such as:

Third Chime’s the Charm Necklace


I have seen this look at 3X the price. Love these!


Practice makes perfect when it comes to your music, and this layered, gold necklace gives you the radiant poise you need to reach that high note. Long chains are decorated with petite circle, arrow, and feather pendants, adding even more harmonious style to your melodies.

  • Metal.
  • Chain measures approximately 34 inches in length. Pendant range from 0.25 x 0.25 inches to 1.5 x 0.5 inches.
  • Imported

This sells for $17.99.

As you can see, there is so much to be found at Modcloth.com, including Home and Gifts and much More!



***As an affiliate of Modcloth, I receive a small commission on items sold from my site. All opinions are my own and am not asked to write anything but my own opinion.