Anna Wintour may edit one of the most influential mainstream fashion magazines, but at (barely) a Size 0, she hardly represents the majority of American fashionistas...who are 5'4" and a size 14 - with a full third wearing a size 16 or up. However, fashion-minded celebs like songbird Adele, singer/actor Jennifer Hudson, and in some cases, the fabulously in-yo-face Beth Ditto do. Regardless of the actual number on the clothing tag, those of us blessed with sexy real-life curves and a love of high style know that bombshells like Sofia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, and Dorothy Dandridge - not to mention Mad Men's Joan Holloway - can thank their curves (and a ton of well-placed accessories) for their timeless sex appeal...as did Betty Page, Jayne Mansfield, Josephine Baker, Jane Russell, Carmen Miranda, and Elizabeth Taylor.
For a fab selection of stylish plus-size clothing, trendy sportswear, cute dresses, outerwear, and plus-size denim that fits, check out Ashley Stewart - which has been making curvy fashionistas look hot since the early 1990s. They also have one-size-looks-cute-on-all stylish loop scarves that no self-respecting closet is without this season. AshleyStewart.com
- Lesley Scott
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