Jan 30

When dressing for the most romantic day of the year, you want to look and feel your best while also giving a nod to this romantic holiday. Valentine’s Day is a holiday to look flirty and unforgettable, while also looking classy in something like this Ming Wang tunic and lady-like and appropriate for the occasion.

For plus-size women, don’t be intimidated by the styles and see what you can work to your advantage.  You’ll want to think out of the box as to which clothing trends will flatter and complement your curves and not get stuck wearing the same pieces that they bought years prior.

Colors to Wear

For Valentine’s Day, don’t be afraid to wear pink or red. If red or pink isn’t your best color, then opt for white or black, which are still great options for the holiday. Try finding a button-up sheer blouse that is romantic and sexy. How about a sexy dress with ruching in all the right places such as this Kiyonna Flaunt Cocktail Dress.

Pair a loose tank underneath to hide the goods, and accessorize it with some gold jewelry that makes you look your most attractive. You can also opt for large gold earrings, which many men find feisty and sexy.


Tasteful skirts are a perfect choice if you want to dress special on Valentine’s Day. They’re feminine, yet aren’t over the top, and timeless. Opt for something the doesn’t go higher than your fingertips when you put your hands down. Take a look at this Art of Cloth Bianca Jersey Mesh Skirt in Nickel and Maroon.

You can also wear a dress that is flowy and goes to your knees — some of the cutest will have large floral patterns that can be paired with a simple tank and cardigan. This screams girl next door and will make you look sweet.


When choosing the proper jewelry to wear on your romantic day, opt for charm bracelets in gold such as this 14k gold charm bracelet from Heavenly Treasures. These will look beautiful and can be paired with a large gold watch to match.


Valentine’s Day just isn’t the same unless you’re wearing a flirt perfume that subtly announces your arrival. Choose something romantic and sweet, like Ralph Lauren’s Romance or Chanel No.5. These are classy and beautiful scents that you can wear on a date or when going out for dessert. Any age of woman can wear them and they’ll still be appropriate and timeless.

Pants and Flats

If you feel in the mood to wear pants on this year’s Valentine’s Day then pick out a pair that are in a dark shade and not too heavy or serious.


We love these new flat front ankle pants from Comfy USA.

You can wear jeans as long as you dress them up enough with your top and a few accessories. Pair the jeans with some cute flats like Tory Burch or Kate Spade. For the flats, choose pink or red if you can, and if not go for the traditional black or red. This is another clothing item that will make you look like the girl next door.

Dress Options

Perhaps one of the most acceptable and appropriate clothing items to wear on Valentine’s Day is a beautiful dress. Something casual and knee-length is perfect, paired with flats or a heel. You can choose one with a simple, floral pattern or a lace that is flattering.

With a few flattering picks on what you’re going to wear on Valentine’s Day, you’ll feel festive and beautiful looking romantic. You’ll be able to enjoy your day, and maybe even flirt a little, too.


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Jan 22

Well, how about if we showcase full-figure fashion alongside mainstream fashion and see what happens!

That is exactly what Trapped in a Skinny World Boutique and Evolve magazine have set out to do!

Running simultaneously with London’s Fashion Week, the London Plus Size Fashion Weekend takes place February 15 and 16, 2013.  We will have a chance to see international designers, speakers, models, and retailers joining forces to showcase their collections for plus-sized women,  all with one mission: to “enhance, educate, empower, and support.”

Great idea! We’ll be watching!

By the way, check out this week’s Fashion Flash by Fab Over 40!

Jan 22

We are pleased to be featured in Nanny Net as one of the Top 25 Blogs to feature fashion advice for plus size women.

Nanny Net chose to feature Finding the Timeless Little Black Dress to Flatter the Plus Size Figure which is always an excellent reference article for choosing a black cocktail dress.

Nanny Net has excellent info about  yes, you guessed it! A NANNY! How to find one, how to become one! The site is most clever and helpful!

The post talks about general tips, fashion do’s and don’ts, how to dress for your shape and more!

Black Cat Plus is pleased to be featured along with Oprah, Real Simple, 3FatChicks on a Diet Blog and More!

Check it out!


Jan 20

Product Alert!

I Love these readers! I have to wear glasses now to read and if you are like me, it is such a pain to have to remember to bring them along everywhere. But, these readers are oh-so-stylish, you’ll never forget them and want to check them out!

Renee Bachner is a licensed optician with an optical store in New York. Confronting her own aging while taking care of  elderly parents motivated her to create Renee’s Readers.  The readers are high quality reading glasses designed in wearable, on-trend style with attention to the comfort features so many of her customers were searching for in their reading glasses.

Sharing their stories on aging further inspired Renee to name Renee’s Readers after her customers, since their personal style and attitude each with its own unique story, describes so many of us as we get older.

All of Renee’s Readers frame styles are designed in the practical, current styling that our busy lives demands. A portion of each sale will benefit Alzheimer’s research and support services.

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from Staness at Menopause  Makeover:

Jan 15

Oh, you gotta love Howie… Sometimes he needs a smack.

Last Monday, Howard Stern called Dunham, “a little fat girl who kind of looks like Jonah Hill” and ranted about his “Girls” grievances.  Stern said,   ”I learned that this little fat chick writes the show and directs the show, and that makes sense to me because she’s such a camera hog that the other characters barely are on,” Stern complained.

Today, he did a 360 and said that he was sorry because he has come to love the show and Lena Dunham, the producer and writer and now, two-time Golden Globe Winner, one for Best Actress in a TV Comedy Series and the other for TV Comedy.   Dunham looked cute as she tried to maneuver her heels in her Zac Posen gown.

Image: Paul Drinkwater, NBC

Dunham’s acceptance speech showed grace and class and maturity beyond her years.  She said, ”This award is for every woman who felt like there wasn’t a space for her,” said the 26-year-old writer-actor, who an unknown until last year, with the premiere of her comedy about the travails of young women living  in New York.

Dunham said on the Late Show With David Letterman, “I did find out that Howard Stern really hates (the show), “I’m a Howard Stern fan and I really think that he has earned the right to free speech and he should just go for it. But he did say something that I thought was so funny that I want to get on my gravestone, where he said, ‘Congrats to her, it’s so hard for little fat chicks go get anything going these days.’ And it put me in the best mood!

“I just wanted to be like, my gravestone says, ‘She was a little fat chick, but she got it goin’.”

She certainly did.


Jan 8

While you want to purchase the dress according to your size and your choice there are few factors that should be kept in mind so that the dresses you are about to choose are not only aptly fitted but also you look fashionable wearing them. Here are some tips for you in terms of choosing dresses,

  • Occasion time and event location:The event location and the time–day or evening, work or play- are the most important factors while choosing a dress to wear as it depends upon the time and the occasion where you are wearing it. For example, most likely, you won’t be wearing the dress on New Year Eve that you wear to someone’s funeral.  Look for a dress where you can put a jacket over it and take it from work to evening or vice versa, such as this Kiyonna Whimsey Wrap Dress.


  • Color and other features:Color and other features of a dress, such as style are really important factors as choosing it as it will have a huge impact on your outlook.  Make sure you are comfortable with the color or the accessories that will be used with the dresses you have chosen and that the style is always flattering.  An Empire style is universally flattering and this Kiyonna Lace Dress is a perfect option for a cocktail/evening dress event.


Besides these factors there are some other aspects as well the length of the dress and detailing. These plus size dresses are wonderful for the curvy woman and allow them to be fashionable and stylish.

Author Bio:

Ella Stevens is a frustrated fashion and design addict currently working in administration for a local primary school. She has knowledge on party dress and related topics. She likes nothing more than sharing her young fashion tips and insights with the world, regularly contributing to several leading blogs.

Check out Female Fat Loss Over 40 for this week’s Fashion Flash!

Jan 8

We are excited to be offering Ming Wang Knits to the Black Cat Plus Line!

If you are looking for classic, career wear, look no further!

You’ll love Ming Wang for its easy wear, lightweight knits that can be mixed and matched from season to season.

At Ming Wang, we want to help women fall in love with their closets again. That’s why we design with real women and their lives in mind, and focus on creating easy, effortless styles that take you through your day with class and confidence.

Watch as Steven Wang of Ming Wang knits talks about the collection that you will be seeing on Black Cat Plus.


As Ming Wang says, “We believe style shouldn’t  be complicated, and we’re dedicated to creating simple options that deliver sophisticated results in women’s 1X-3X. Our separates are always classic yet stylish, designed to layer, and built to go together, season after season. So among all the things you have to think about in your day, what you’re wearing doesn’t have to be one of them.”


Jan 8

This is one of the most revolutionary hair loss products that I want to tell you about that can give you confidence and offer you an alternative to thinning hair or even hair loss.  Check out Fibond today.

If you suffer from hair loss or know someone who is, check it out. This product covers bald spots and instantly bonds to your hair without damaging it and gives you a natural-looking thick, luxurious, full head of hair until you shampoo. Made from plant resin, the fibers bond just like keratin compund in your natural hair.  And, it is safe to use with your other hair products such as hair spray and other shampoos.

And, Fibond won’t come off on your clothes, in the rain, wind or when you perspire. If you are not happy with the product, you can also get a complete refund. If you are looking for a way to cover bald spots, this is a perfect solution.

Jan 6

Happy New Year! We have some great posts today from our fabulous Fashion Flash women!

Fab Over 40 shares with us some wintertime skincare tips from Dr. David Bank, Director at the Center for Dermatology in Mt. Kisco, NY.

Smile your way into 2013! Jackie Silver at AgingBackwards.com has tooth tips from the dental academy.

Win an amazing FabOverFifty Menopause Makeover Giveaway worth over $1,600!  Win 12 weeks of personal consultation with Staness Jonekos, author of The Menopause Makeover, and lots of fabulous goodies.  Create the makeover of a lifetime in 2013!

How do you look professional yet stylish when it comes to casual career dressing when you’re over 40?  The Glam Gals at Fabulous After 40 have some advice on some must-have wardrobe pieces to wear to the office.

Too simple, or simply perfect? Fab Over Fifty wants to know what you think of this look!

New Year, New You. Lose weight and get in shape. Great tips this week at Moving Free with Mirabai.

Planning on going on a diet this January? Maybe you should rethink that idea. Female Over Fat Loss Over 40 Expert, Shawna K, tells you why.

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty BLog  looks at the beauty benefits of grapefruit.

Prime Beauty is having fun creating a plethora of nail looks with Le Metier de Beaute’s Holiday Nail Lacquers. The Deck the Nails duo are shimmering overlays and Bright as Night are deep jewel tones including the new Pantone color for 2013-Emerald! See what combinations she created!


Happy Reading and Have a Happy New Year! May All of your Dreams Come True!