Aug 31
Fashion Flash Highlights!
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We have been off line for a few weeks! Wow! That is a record. Just wanted to catch you up with  the latest and greatest info from our Fashion Flashers!

From Shawna K at Female Fat Loss Over 40, sign up and get a Report on Fat Loss Secrets Revealed.

From Menopause Makeover!! A new contest—$650 worth of products. Sign up today!

More as it happens!

Aug 21

Oh, it cannot be! In just a few more weeks, we will be seeing leaves turn and fall to the ground as the cooler weather sets in and puts the end to the summer of 2011.

Here are some great trends you will want to add to your closet for this Fall:

A great party dress that can go from day to evening in no time.   Check out this Samantha Cinch Dress from Kiyonna.  With its flattering silhouette that minimizes waist and hips and its colorful pattern you can wear it to the office and then to party on after hours!

Denim Jackets are HOT HOT HOT!  We’ve ordered them for Fall ’11!

Throw a denim jacket over everything and mix in with a different color (only the young can wear head-to-toe denim) and fabric! You’ll look casual and oh-so-cool!

Tank Tops and Camis are still goin’ strong!   Check out our tanks at Neon Buddha and Our Teez Her Shapewear Tanks have been re-vamped with no a slip hem and are great to wear under your fave cardigan or jacket.

Cardigan Sweaters such as this Cosmic Vee sweater from Pure & Co. are still in from basic black–you can’t go wrong to muted tones to brights. Mix and match with your favorite pair of dark denim jeans for a complete outfit!


So, there you have the Fashion Scoop going into September! Let’s see wha else we have in store for this season’s greatest trends!

More as it happens! Off to MAGIC–the best trade show on EARTH! Shopping for Fall and Spring ’12~

Aug 20

I love to research old sewing patterns and magazine ads to see just where some of our silhouettes came from and how we adapt them to the modern styles we see today.

This ad from McCall’s magazine from Feb. 1929 features diagonal patterns. A mainstay for today’s plus size fashion styles is the use of the diagonal seams.   The use of this type of silhouette uses pleats or princess seams on the bodice which draws the eye downward, thereby making slender lines appear even more streamlined.

A variation of the diagonal is the asymmetrical style, especially in a  hemline can minimize and flatter as it breaks up the natural line of the leg.  This style is very popular for plus size as it provides a similar illusion as the diagonal lines especially when done in cotton.  Pair this Comfy USA Inside Tie Tunic with a pair of leggings and  off you go!

Aug 14

We are pleased to host the Fashion Flash with excerpts of the best of the best posts  from our fave blogger friends!

These gals have been working hard to bring you the latest news in fashion, beauty, fitness and more!

From Shawna K at Female Fat Loss Over Forty

Do you lack motivation to workout? Check out how one of  Shawna K’s clients is getting motivated here.

It’s Berry Season!  Take a look at what Deb of the No Nonsense Beauty Blog has to say about berries!

No-Nonsense Beauty Blog explores the  anti-aging benefits of berries.

Does a boyfriend jacket look silly or sensational on a midlife woman? Find out what the Glam Gals think at Fabulous after 40!

Get the benefits of beautiful makeup and anti-aging skincare in one package.   Fab Over Forty shows us 29 Cosmetics which has both of these wonderful benefits.

Power walking can improve your health, burn calories, give you more energy, lower your cholesterol level, and it’s free!  Staness Jonekos, creator of The Menopause Makeover, shares 10 safety tips when power walking at night.
A little strip of paper can clear up your skin and make you feel great. FabOverFifty talks to Dr. Jeannette Graf about her revolutionary pH diet.  


And, from us here at Black Cat Plus, thanks to our Friends at Miss Oops, makers of our ever-popular plus size Boob Tube, check out this great contest give-a-way!

Aug 11

Miss Oops Boob Tubes have been one of our most popular items at Black Cat Plus! (Yes, that’s the name!)

Need something to wear under your favorite  “Oh too low” top?   Try one! They are awesome!

And…our friends at Miss Oops just let us know about their Facebook Sweepstakes! Enter to win $200 in Miss Oops Solution products! August 31 deadline, so hurry!   Thanks to Miss Oops, you are covered!

Aug 8

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash Host, the No Nonsense Beauty Blog!

While you’re there check out this interesting post on Berries for Beautiful Skin. Sign up for the newsletter and receive a copy of Road Rules for Retin A.



Aug 6

Wanna be Fabulous?  Check out our hosts of this weeks Fashion Flash!

Let Deb and JoJami tell you how!

Authors of Jumpstart Your Style, Mother of the Bride and Chic on the Cheap, you’ll be engaged and entertained as you browse their site.

Check it out!


Aug 6

Now this one, I just don’t know about!

Sheer hose?

Getty Images

The last time I wore hose was….well, the early 90′s….

The Duchess of Windsor, Kate Middleton,  is now wearing sheer hose. Thanks to Kate, we are seeing a spike in sales and perhaps a new fashion trend?

A hint of iridescence and non stick soles, sexy yet practical. Yes, that seems to be Kate’s style.

But hose? Maybe