Style Challenge: Review of LYS by Kmart

Hey guys! Recently we were contacted by K Mart to announce their exciting new plus size line and also review some of their new pieces!  We were stoked because over here at Fashion Plus 3 we love fast fashion and we know that not everyone has $200 dollars to spend on a dress, or designer jeans. So we loved seeing fashionable pieces for affordable prices in their look book!

Check it out:

Fabulous, right?

Check out their mission:

“This season Kmart declares ‘Love Your Style, Love Your Size’ with the launch of its LYS plus-size collection. Made especially for women size 18 and over, LYS has stylish and contemporary looks that move effortlessly from day to night.  From the Structured Lapel Jacket to the Flirty Frock Tunic, LYS incorporates the best of this season’s on-trend styles. Fun splashes of color and bold prints lift the assortment, while fabrics ranging from satin to denim help create the versatile mood of the collection. LYS Senior Designer, and plus-size woman, Nicole Magnani sees LYS as redefining the plus-size fashion landscape, bringing her personal eye for style and ease to the clothing.  She says, “Kmart will be the destination where curvy women shop for clothes they feel great in, want to be seen in, and look amazing wearing!”

Well, we have to agree! After trying on the line we decided to challenge ourselves to incorporate the new LYS pieces into our wardrobes and reflect our style through the amazing brand!

Check out our LYS Style Challenge Lookbook:

Which look would you rock?

You can get your hands on these pieces (all under 30 bucks!) at your local Kmart or

Check out Plus size Model Fluvia Lacerda and Maddy of Plus Model Magazine checking out LYS for the first time:


Also two of our blog friends have also reviewed LYS!  Check them out:


Lastly check out their look book here on Plus Model Magazine for all the details on the fabulous pieces!


And please don’t forget to tell us which one of these looks are your favorite!


Plus Size the Look: Kim Kardashian

Hey guys, today’s Plus Size the look is Kim Kardashian.  What I love most about her style is that it is easily translatable to plus sizes because she is a curvier woman herself.  Also, her style is classic and chic and she wears pieces that every woman should have in their wardrobe staples, like structured blazers, nudes pumps, fitted skinny jeans and body con dresses.

Check it out:

1. Asos Curve

2. Aldo Shoes

3. Asos Accessories

What do you think of Kim’s style?

I Want Glamour in My Wardrobe: Igigi by Yulia Raquel Dress Review and Giveaway!

Hey guys, it’s Micaela here and today’s  review is from Igigi by Yuliya Raquel and this is by far some of the best dresses the Fashion Plus 3 team has ever wore! We are always talking about adding more glamorous dresses to our wardrobe.  And these dresses make the cut with their soft fabrics that glide over your skin like butter!  Everything about these dresses made us feel luxurious.  The fit is perfect and the style is impeccable.  But we didn’t expect any less from Igigi by Yuliya Raquel.  We had our first sneak peek of her collection at Full Figured Fashion Week (end)  in L.A. and we instantly fell in love with Yuliya’s passion for making all women look and feel beautiful in her designs.  So when we actually got the chance to try her designs we were ecstatic.  I chose the Champs Elysees Dress (in Olive) in a size 22/24, Dannika chose Audrey Cocktail Dress in a size 18/20 and Jasmine chose the Belle of the Ball dress in a 14/16.

Check it out:



Micaela styled her dress with Torrid nude heels and her Louis Vuitton handbag, Dannika styled her dress with Torrid Patent Leather Croc Pumps and Chandelier earrings from Forever 21, and Jasmine styled her dress with puprle pumps, chandelier earrings and bracelet from Torrid.

We definitely loved the designs and believe that they are perfect for any type of plus size woman.  Our team is three different sizes and the dresses fit us well and was tailored to perfection.  We are sure we will go to Igigi by Yuliya Raquel for all future glamorous dresses for our wardrobe!

Check out their mission:

“Our mission is to transform the world’s view of beauty by providing full-figured women with self expression tools like stylish, quality, and well-fitting clothes for all occasions. Another unique tool is our Shape Stylist,, to help determine their shape to shop accordingly for the most flattering outfits. Also, videos with advice on how to style and dress so they have the right tools to reaffirm their true authentic beauty and reflect that on to the world in order to achieve a more size positive society. You can find our worldwide community at” –Ashley Puma (Assistant Marketing Coordinator for Igigi by Yulia Raquel)


Win a $50 Dollar Gift Certificate for Igigi

by Yulia Raquel designs

In addition to allowing us to review their designs they also gave us a $50 dollar gift certificate for one lucky reader on our blog!


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Note: Make sure that you leave a valid e-mail address in your comment so we can contact you if you are the winner!

Contest ends on Friday, March 18, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.  Winner will be announced on the following Monday.

Good Luck!

Plus Size the Look: Blake Lively (I mean Serena Vanderwoodsen)

Today’s Plus Size the Look is all about Blake Lively and her amazing style.  Well actually Serena Vanderwoodsen, the character she plays on CW’s hit show Gossip Girl.  What I love most about the character’s style is this effortless look that is both sophisticated and sexy.  To interpret her style simply pair this gorgeous Asos Curve blazer, with a body con dress or even a sophisticated dress like the one we picked from SWAK with a pair of nude heels and a leather brown bag and presto, you’ve achieved upper east side status!

Check it out:


1.ASOS CURVE Exclusive Tailored Drapey Jacket $134.48
NOW $107.58

2. S.W.A.K Designs Dynasty Plus SIze Dress $49.00

3. Aldo- Latasha $80.00

4. Aldo- Siregar- $60.00



Celeb Style File: Amber Riley

If you don’t know who this style diva is you better ask somebody.  Miss Amber Riley, recently proclaimed as the new Red Carpet Queen (and a power house singer and actor on the hit show Glee), is a fresh new plus size icon for plus style mavens.  And over here at Fashion Plus 3, we too are in love with her fabulous style!  Miss Riley thank you for for ushering in a breathe of fresh air for the red carpet and plus fashionistas everywhere!

Check out these pics from her recent Essence Photo shoot:

Amber Riley in Camilla, Tees by Tina, Etro and Edmundo Castillo

One Word: Haute!!!

What do you think of Amber Riley’s style?  Do you consider her a Plus Size Fashion Icon?

We’d love to know!




Hey guys, its Mickey here, currently blogging from my phone with a massive head cold that I have seemed to aquire over the weekend. However, being sick is just one of my issues. My computer’s hard drive is being replaced so I’m blogging from my new android phone. (Which is really new to me). So I hope that everyone can bare with us this week. We should be back to normal in a couple of days.

For the two giveaway announcements that were scheduled for today, they will be post poned for tomorow. This will allow me a little extra time to get better.

Thank you all for your patience!

And the Winners Are…

Hey guys as promised we have chosen the giveaway winners for the We love Colors tights and Igigi gift certificate using As I mentioned yesterday, I am blogging from my android phone and not my computer so I hand wrote everyones entry and then chose the winner. (sorry no screen shots folks).

So with further ado, drum roll please:

For the We Love Colors giveaway the winner is Monik!

For the Igigi gift certificate giveaway the winner is Rachelia G!

Congrats ladies!

We will contact you by DM on Twitter.

Thanks everyone for partipating and reading Fashion Plus 3