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BOHO Styles from SWAK Designs




With Spring in full swing and Summer just around the corner, it's time to add a little BOHO style to your wardrobe. SWAK Designs has a very nice collection of stylish BOHO dresses. These are a few of our favorites.


Farrah Maxi dress



















The Farrah Maxi Dress is a beautiful spring piece. With its vintage style floral print, this plus size maxi dress flows over your curves, with ease and comfort.



















If you love florals, the Celia Pocket Dress is an exciting addition for you. You'll love this dress with its oodles of easy-going stylish charm and pockets. Perfect for spring!




















The Layla Maxi Dress a lovely bohemian style vintage piece. This pink rose printed, flowy, oversized-fit dress will keep you comfy all day long. You will also love the cool hidden side pockets.





















If you want to be the center of attention, the Daphne Maxi Dress is your choice. This flowing plus size maxi dress is a timeless piece fit for a princess. Enjoy for day or evening, dressy dinner or casual brunch out with friends.





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The Miss Plus World Pageant



The Miss Plus World Pageant focuses on promoting, elevating and celebrating the accomplishments and humanitarian services of women from across the nations.  Through sisterhood, their goal is to built confident and influential women who will share their cultures and experiences with each other and the world. These lovely ladies will also continue to promote education, peace, wellness and community service.

On July 25-27, the 2018 Miss Plus World Pageant will be held in Atlanta Georgia.

Visit for more info. Come out and support our beautiful ladies!


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4 Beautiful Wedding Styles By Kiyonna



The ring, the white dress, something borrowed, something blue. They say it’s every little girl’s dream. To one day marry your soul mate and feel like a princess for at least a day. I say, forget feeling like a princess and be a queen on your special day!

You only get married once if you’re lucky enough to find ‘The One’, and you deserve to feel beautiful. Cue! Kiyonna has been in the plus size industry since 1996 and, while they specialize in special occasion dresses in sizes 10-32, they have an amazing wedding dress collection. There’s no need to break the bank either to find the perfect dress. All of Kiyonna’s bridal dresses are quality made in the USA, fit like a dream, and cost less than $300.

Here are some top picks to check out!

Feel glamorous in the Elegant Aisle Wedding Gown. Available for $288.00, this dress is designed with a unique faux illusion mesh one shoulder gathering over a beautiful scalloped lace neckline. The mesh then flows into a striking asymmetrical drop waist that’s both flattering and stunning.

For the classic and modest bride, the Sweet Serenity Wedding Gown for $248.00 is gorgeous. With a boat neckline under a high illusion scalloped lace top, this A-line dress is not only attractive, but oh-so comfortable. A fun modern addition are the hidden pockets, because what woman doesn’t love a dress with pockets?

Do you consider yourself a fashionista that’s always the center of attention? Then the Poised Peplum Wedding Gown for $288.00 is for you. This stylish mermaid silhouette features a flattering peplum, illusion neckline, and ¾ sleeves. You’ll celebrate and dance the night away in comfort thanks to this beautiful pullover gown.

If you’re more laid back or looking for a retro look, I highly recommend the Wedding Belle Dress for $198.00. This simple A-line dress has an elegant scalloped neckline with feminine allover lace. Whether you pair with fun shoes or rock a birdcage veil, you’ll have fun making this dress your own with personal touches.

Get even more help finding your dress with Kiyonna’s Bridal Style!

Plus Size Bridal Style - Luxurious Bride – Featuring the Lace Illusion Wedding Gown

Plus Size Bridal Style - Western Look – Featuring the Wedding Belle Dress

Plus Size Bridal Style - The Edgy Bride – Featuring the Luxe Lace Wedding Dress

Plus Size Bridal Style - Classic Beauty – Featuring the Amour Lace Wedding Gown and Elegant Aisle Wedding Gown

Now go on, check out their entire wedding collection and say yes to the dress with Kiyonna!


For more wedding fun, find Bridal Party and Mother of the Bride dresses in Kiyonna’s Online Plus Size Wedding Shop.




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Sophisticated Curves Style At The I.R.C.P. Fashion Show



Last month was a very exciting month for us here at Sophisticated Curves. We had the privilege of being a sponsor in the I.R.C.P Fashion Showcase, a charity fashion show, in Oak Park, IL. produced by Cisco & Cisco Productions.

This show was about empowering women  from all walks of life, all shapes, and all sizes. During this event, ladies who have been doing outstanding work in their community were recognized. They also showcased the talents of local artists and models. It was a very exciting event!

Below are some of the lovely ladies we sponsored during this event. They were awesome! More to come :).

The Scalloped Boudoir Lace Dress in Red


The Whimsy Wrap Dress in Red by Kiyonna


The Whimsy Wrap Dress in Black by Kiyonna




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11 Beautiful Plus Size Wrap Dresses For Any Body Shape



Finding the right dress for your particular body shape can be a challenge, especially if you are a big beautiful woman. A lot of the dresses on the market today just are not designed with your specific proportions in mind. Luckily, there is one group of dresses that can rise to the occasion. They are called wrap dresses.

What makes these dresses so unique? Wrap dresses are designed to wrap nicely around your body regardless of your body shape. This makes them very versatile and forgiving. These dresses also come in a variety of sizes and styles. Every woman's wardrobe should have a wrap dress.


Model: Dellany Peace; Photography By: Nicole Keith Photography of Concord, NC; Dress: Whimsy Wrap Dress by Kiyonna provided by Sophisticated Curves Here are 13 exciting wrap dresses that work with any body shape.

1.) The Whimsy Wrap Dress by Kiyonna - $88.
This dress is both beautiful and versatile. You can dress it down for work, wear it casually at a wedding, or dress it up for a night out on the town. Every wardrobe should have one.

Whimsy Wrap Dress by Kiyonna


2.) The Weekend Wrap Dress by Kiyonna - $106.
The Weekend Wrap Dress is stylish and exotic. Get away for the weekend in this beautiful piece.

Weekend Wrap Dress by Kiyonna


3.) The Flirty Flounce Wrap Dress by Kiyonna - $96.
If you want to get someone's attention, the Flirty Flounce Wrap Dress is the way to go. With new beautiful prints, this dress really pops!

Flirty Flounce Wrap Dress by Kiyonna


4.) The Sweetheart Knit Wrap Dress by Kiyonna - $88.
This dress is both beautiful and classy. Take a step back into time with this gorgeous piece.

Sweetheart Knit Wrap Dress by Kiyonna


5.) The Glittering Affair Wrap Dress by Kiyonna - $128.
Nothing screams special occasion more than a sparkling dress. Kiyonna's new Glittering Affair Wrap Dress definitely fits the bill.

Glittering Affair Wrap Dress by Kiyonna





6.) The Kim Wrap Maxi Dress by SWAKDesigns - $59.99.
If you are looking for a more casual look in a wrap dress, then the Kim and Heather Wrap Maxi Dresses are a nice choice. These dresses with their unique designs are a welcome addition to any wardrobe.

Kim Wrap Maxi Dress


7.) The Heather Wrap Maxi Dress by SWAK Designs - $59.99.

 Heather Wrap Maxi Dress by SWAK Designs


8.) The Wendy Wrap Dress by Kiyonna - $108.00.
This dress is a new addition from Kiyonna this year. It has a very stylish design which makes it a very good transition style into spring.

Wendy Wrap Dress by Kiyonna


9.) The Harlow Faux Wrap Dress by Kiyonna - $96.00.
If you need a simple by stylish wrap dress, then the Harlow Faux Wrap Dress is for you. This is another stylish piece which is very flexible. You can wear it for both work and play.

Harlow Faux Wrap Dress by Kiyonna


10.) The Eternity Convertible Dress by SWAK Designs - $69.90.
The Eternity Convertible Dress and the Eternity Maxi Convertible Dress are two very amazing dresses. These dresses are designed to be wrapped a number of different ways to produce many different looks. This makes these dresses very versatile and adaptable to any shape.

Eternity Convertible Dress by SWAK Designs


11.) The Eternity Maxi Convertible Dress by SWAK Designs - $89.90.

Eternity Maxi Convertible Dress by SWAK Designs


These are just a few of the many different types of plus size wrap dresses out there today. As Spring gets ready to roll in, there will be many more beautiful styles to choose from. Which style is your favorite? Do you have any additional wrap dresses that you like?




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Fashion Issue For Stay At Home Moms



I’m a stay at home mom with 3 kids. My husband works a full-time job, and between running the kids back and forth to school, and trying to keep up with my 2-year-old, I never have a minute to myself. Let alone time to shop!

But I’m still a woman, you know? I want to feel and look beautiful. Not just for me, but for my husband too. But time is, and always will be a factor for any mother with children. Let’s face it, after having 3 kiddos, my body doesn’t look like it used to. Finding cute, stylish clothes that actually flatter my curvy figure is a task in itself.  

When my friend told me about Sophisticated Curves plus size fashion subscription boxes, I was thrilled! It’s like having my own professional stylist, who knows my exact body type, wrapped up and delivered to my doorstep every month!


I get so excited when the package is delivered. I put the little one down for a nap, I make myself a cup of tea and curl up on the couch and tear into my fashion subscription box.

It’s filled with all of the things I never knew I’d love! Dresses, accessories and even a few items to pamper me with- and the icing on the cake is that it all fits me perfectly!

This may sound crazy but these fashion subscription boxes help me “adult” again! It’s like a breath of fresh air in a neverending busy day. And- I deserve it!  

Plus Sophisticated Curves has 3 different boxes to choose from!!! Ladies, this is one bandwagon you will want to jump on! Trust me!

Moms, find your perfect subscription box today!

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Beautiful Red Dresses for Date Night



We love date nights. It is a special moment for you to spend quality time with the one you love. We feel that these special moments should always be given special attention. This includes putting in a little something extra. Today, we are featuring a few of our favorite red dresses in honor of Valentines Day. Any of these lovely pieces can be used to create a fun and exciting date night outfit. Add a little sparkle to take these outfits to the next level. Perfect for a night out on the town.  


Teagan Dress in Scarlet by IGIGI


Teagan Dress in Scarlet by IGIGI


Ambrosia Dress by IGIGI


Ambrosia Dress


Scalloped Boudoir Lace Dress by Kiyonna


Scalloped Boudoir Lace Dress by Kiyonna


Bonnie Maxi Dress by SWAK Designs


Bonnie Maxi Dress


Affair of the Heart Evening Dress by Sydney's Closet



You have seen our picks. Which is your favorite? Do you have a different red dress you would like to showcase?



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Kiyonna Style for the 2018 Winter Olympics



Get into the Olympic spirit with A leader in the plus size industry, Kiyonna is proudly made in the USA and shows their All-American style with gorgeous silhouettes and classic design.
Proudly Made in the USA

Who says you need to support the athletes in plain jeans and a t-shirt? Instead, show off your pride in style with easy-to-wear tops like the Posh Ponte Peplum Top and Promenade Top. Both are extremely feminine with a flattering silhouette and go great with your on-trend skinny jeans.


Posh Ponte Peplum Top
Posh Ponte Peplum Top

Promenade Top
Promenade Top



Check out the standings later and turn heads for date night in the Bianca Ruched Dress. This bodycon dress features a subtle peek-a-boo neckline and draped cold shoulder sleeves for a unique look.


Bianca Ruched Dress, Porcelain (Women's Plus Size)
Bianca Ruched Dress, Porcelain (Women's Plus Size)


For the office, show your Olympic spirit in the Ella Faux WrapE Top or Ciara Cinch Dress. Both styles flatter your curves and can easily go from work to Happy Hour with ease.


Ella Faux Wrap Top
Ella Faux Wrap Top


Ciara Cinch Dress
Ciara Cinch Dress


For more red, white, and blue styles, be sure to check out their entire collection and start shopping before opening ceremonies!
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Valentines Day With Kiyonna



Love. While it’s an emotion felt throughout the year, February 14th is a special day to show your loved ones how much you care. No matter the special people in your life, or your plans, is your one-stop-shop for Valentine’s Day attire.

A leader in the plus-size industry, Kiyonna has been making American made clothes since 1996. Their collection is classic, comfortable and oh-so flattering. Let them show off your curves in style!

For date night, you can’t go wrong with a little sex appeal. Slip into the Valentina Illusion Dress and watch their jaws drop. With black lace side paneling, this bodycon cocktail dress will give you an hourglass silhouette no matter your shape.


If you’re looking for something a little more loose and feminine, the Wendy Wrap Dress is a beautiful option. This true wrap adjusts for that perfect fit and is designed in a color-blocked floral print for an on-trend look.


 Going out with the girls? Have a fun night with the A Crinkle in Time Skirt. Versatile and easy-to-style, this midi skirt will keep your style options open and keep you comfortable all night.


Of course, who says you need to go out on Valentine’s Day? Beat the crowds and relax at home in the Love Story Cardigan. Made for the occasion, this romantic sweater is lightweight and goes with your favorite leggings or jeans.


If you’re looking for that perfect gift for her, look no further than Kiyonna’s gift cards. To make things simpler, all gift certificates are delivered to the recipient via email once the order has been approved. A gift that’s sure to fit and gets sent directly to them? You can’t get easier than that!


Shop Valentine's Day Gift Card

There are even more amazing styles to choose from in their vast collection of dresses and separates. From day dresses to evening gowns, to casual bottoms and sophisticated tops. No matter what you’re looking for, you will be sure to find it at Kiyonna.

Also, don’t forget to use code FRESH20 at checkout to save 20% off your order of $150 or more!


Happy Valentine’s Day!



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