Friday, 18 December 2009

Stay on Trend this Winter at Yours

Buying clothes around Christmas time can be a bit of a headache if you aren’t sure if your new purchases are still going to be on-trend in January. However, at Yours Clothing, we’re already ahead of you and ready to advise you what you should be looking for style-wise in items of clothing you purchase from us so that they’ll remain fashionable right up until spring!

Colours: Autumnal shades have stayed faithful to fashion-lovers since September, so if you love deep purples, blues and berry red/pink colours, now is the time to get your hands on clothes utilising these colours. Choose a plain block-coloured top in any of these shades and accessorise with statement jewellery and a warm and comfy bit of knit wear. The great thing is that outfits like this can be dressed up for work with black trousers and smart heels for work and dressed down with jeans and pumps for an evening at the cinema with friends. These shades should last you well up until spring so don’t hesitate, buy your favourite items and get lots of wear out of them before the warmer weather returns.

Prints: Sequins and sparkles are all the rage this winter but if you don’t think spangles are for you, there are other ways to stand out. Flirty, feminine and fun, this empire line floral tunic is just the item for girls who want to look like they haven’t tried at all to look amazing. Pair it with jeans and a long draping cardigan just like our model in the picture or wear it with jeggings and a long pendant necklace. Either way, you are sure to look fantastic.

Animal prints are still about but more understated than previous seasons. If you want to show off and release your inner animal on the Christmas party dance floor, try this purple animal print top with a fitted jacket to ooze confidence and style. Best worn with a matching clutch handbag, you would be mad to pass this beauty by without a thought.

Trousers: Baby it’s cold outside... so save tiny mini skirts until the summer unless you will be going from club to taxi very quickly! You could wear tights with your sexy mini, but why bother when Yours Clothing have so much to offer this winter to keep you warm? These fantastic trousers are great value at a credit crunch busting £12, but if they are a bit formal for what you’re looking for today, don’t worry as we have much more in stock. These sequinned leggings are perfect for the party season but if you’re feeling a bit tired of sequins, we have some black wet look leggings reduced from £12 to £5. What a bargain.

Enjoy your Christmas shopping!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Christmas Clothes Shopping

In the run up to Christmas, it is hard to even think about buying clothes for yourself when you have so many friends and relatives to buy for, but with the Yours Clothing sale, it will be hard to resist!

Fortunately, if you know someone who wants clothes but is difficult to buy for, why not consider Yours Clothing gift vouchers? Vouchers are available to be used online or in store so make someone you care about happy this Christmas with a shopping trip to Yours Clothing. Vouchers can be used in our fantastic sale that has already begun! You can save up to 80% on the original price so start filling up your wishlists ladies. We have reduced most of the
sale knickers to just £1! If you’re doing a bit Christmas shopping on Yours Clothing, don’t forget to stop by and pick up a couple of pairs for yourself. It would be rude not to at these prices!

Everybody likes to dress up and look pretty on Christmas day so I will share two of my favourite Christmas dresses that are in the sale. This
belted black dress has been reduced from a massive £15 to just £10. Unfortunately, the sizes left available are limited but if you’re between a size 24 and 32, you’re in luck! Beautifully flattering thanks to the waist-cinching belt, you’ll be the toast of Christmas dinner just after the Queen’s speech.

For ladies who like to wear a bit more colour on Christmas day, we have a sexy blue dress that should tick all the boxes for looking glamorous on Christmas day. If blue isn’t what you’re looking for, we do the same dress in red as well for the same price – reduced from £25 to just £10.

Don’t worry about how close we are to Christmas now - all UK orders will receive a free upgrade to guaranteed delivery before Christmas! As long as you place your order by 3pm on Tuesday 22nd December, your new purchases will be in your hands by Christmas Eve.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

November Review Winners

Black Short sleeve rolling stone t shirtBack in November, we launched a competition asking you to write a review on your favourite products for the chance to win £25 in Yours Clothing vouchers. The response we saw was incredible, we were so pleased to see how much you like the range of clothes we have on offer. Without further ado, here are the winning reviews:

"I have recently lost ten stone and have had a huge makeover, hair and clothes etc... I can shop in any store now as a size 16/18, I discovered this great web site and I haven’t been in any other clothing stores since. The tops I have purchased are sexy, trendy, comfortable and make me feel wonderful. I have purchased over ten new tops in the past few weeks and the compliments I have been getting are a real fact I have all the new tops out can’t wait for any new collections to come in because I’ve bought all the others, have converted my daughter and friends but warned them not to buy what I have, lol! Well done to a value for money trendy site for the larger lady - I promise to stay a loyal customer! I received my order within 24 hours and was amazed at the quality, I feel great in these clothes. Go and see for yourself yLemon Shrugou won’t be disappointed" - Karen

"I received this shrug which has a beautiful colour and fits beautifully. The material is absolutely lovely and a real attraction when worn with a black vest and trousers. Smart yet casual. Always such a pleasure shopping at Yours Clothing and will continue to do so for as long as Strappy lace bustier I can." - Joyce

"This top is utterly fabulous. It has flattering padding around the bust, makes my stomach look much flatter than it actually is, and the bottom of the top skims over my bottom which means this is the first strappy top that I've not had to team with a cardigan of some sort to cover it up. It's well made, the straps are adjustable (which is always useful) and when teamed with a gypsy-style skirt of the same material (also from Yours), it looks great :o)" - Kirsty

LIMITED COLLECTION Black Sequined Waistcoat
"So on-trend; smooth & soft; drapes well & is so versatile. I even stick mine over longer long sleeve cardis. Have worn it over a denim jacket & a biker jacket for a bit of layered up glam! Totally love it!"
– Hilary

All four of the lucky ladies who wrote the selected reviews have won a £25 voucher for Yours Clothing to spend on their next purchase. Fortunately for everyone else, there is another chance to win a £25 voucher this month.

All you need to do to be in with the chance of winning one of our four £25 Yours Clothing vouchers is to write a review of your next purchase. All you need to do is simply visit the product page and click on ‘Write a Review’ which is on the right hand side of the screen next to the stared customer rating. It really is as simple as that!

So come on ladies, get writing and you could be the lucky winner of a £25 voucher to spend at Yours Clothing.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Keep warm this winter at Yours

The nights are drawing in and it is now dark when I leave work. Boo hiss! Come back summer, we miss you! The weather is somewhat chilly and we all need to start moving into our winter wardrobes because some days, it is just too cold to get away with light jumpers.

Luckily for us ladies who feel the cold, knitwear is back in this season with a bang. The purpose of knitwear in fashion this season is to be distinctive so don’t be afraid of ponchos or short-sleeved cardigans, embrace them! Get warm and layer up to create your own distinctive look. My favourite cardigan in our range is this long pink cardi.
Berry colours are the colour of the season, especially purples and darker pinks, so with this fine knit cardigan, you will ooze style without even appearing to have tried. The best thing is that it skims over your curves so this cardigan is a flattering and stylish addition to your wardrobe. The pink cardigan is perfect for cosy nights in or an evening out with friends, you can’t go wrong with this beauty.

This season, the purpose of fashion is to make an impact so use knitwear to do this, either by choosing items that are brightly coloured or are different in some way. Our selection of knitwear offers you the chance to stand out and get noticed. Whether you choose chunky-knit items or fine-knitted delicates, your knitwear choices can really update your outfit. Alternatively, you could pick classic jeans and use your knitwear to make wardrobe staple items like jeans and a t-shirt more versatile.

Perfect for the colder evenings out are our shrugs, we have a generous selection that will brighten up your day or jazz up your night. My favourite shrug is this cobalt blue shrug
but if it’s one of your favourites too, you need to get it now or miss out as our stocks are running low.

Ladies, keep warm and stay stylish.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Sparkle this party season with Yours

For Autumn/Winter 2009, textures are really important if you want to keep your outfit stylish and up to date. You could opt for jacquard fabrics, embroidery, or the hottest trend of this season – sequins.

Sequins add seasonal glamour to your outfit and they are everywhere at the moment. Not only will you find tops and dresses covered in sequins, but also handbags and even jackets have been given a touch of sparkle.

At Yours
Clothing, we have combined two of the season’s hottest trends – tuxedo jackets and sequins. Flattering for all shapes, our Black Sequin Tuxedo Jacket from the Limited Collection is one of our best sellers for the party season. At £39, it is excellent value for money and a must-have for the fashion faithful. Reviews of the product have all been overwhelmingly positive, with ladies who are not plus-size coveting this beautiful jacket too. Get it while you still can.

It might only be the middle of November, but at Yours Clothing, we are already preparing for the party season. We have added colourful sequins to lots of items in our range if you’re not feeling brave enough to wear a sequined jacket. We have a selection of dresses, tops, handbags and belts for you to stay on trend with if a shimmering sequined jacket is not what you’re looking for.

Pair the sequined jacket with leggings or your favourite tight jeans. Pop a really funky t-shirt on and you’re ready to go out and enjoy the party! You can either wear flat shoes or skyscraper heels, both are in fashion and we have some good deals on at the moment with our range of shoes. Purple is one of the hottest colours of the season and we currently have some purple sling back sandals reduced to £3. Yes, only £3!

Don’t let the cold weather get you down, add sequins to your wardrobe and make the world a shinier and more sparkly place.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Wish List - “All you want for Christmas is Yours”

Are you fed up of unwanted Christmas and Birthday presents?

Do all your hints never go anywhere?

Your favourite plus sized website has the solution, the Yours Clothing wish list.
Whether you are making a list for that special occasion or waiting for Payday and fancy a little window shopping. The wish list means you can save what you are looking for and tell everyone else about it.

The wish list has a number of options that lets you tell everyone exactly what you want.

• Email the wish list as an attachment by adding your friends and families email addresses
• Let friends and families know the wishlist number
• Print off your wish list and send it by post.

The wish list is easy to use but if you are stuck here’s a little help.

1. Find a product you like, pick your size
2. Click on add to wishlist
3. Login into your account and view the wishlist by clicking the ‘View Wishlist’ link.
4. All the products you have added can be seen here. You can change the quantites if you want more than one of any item.
5. To email the wishlist to your friends click on the ‘Email to a friend’ button.
6. Enter the name and email of each friend and click ‘Add’ to add them. Repeat until you have all the friends added.
7. Write a personal message to your friends in the box provided.
8. Click the ‘Send Wishlist’ button to send the wishlist.
9. If you want to print your wishlist you will need Adobe reader installed, you can download it free here.

Make things a little easier at Christmas and Birthday’s with the Yours Clothing wishlist. To create or view the wishlist, click here and login

What's New at Yours Clothing?

Black & Silver Sequined Front Sleeveless TopHi, Its Lianne here from the Yours Clothing technical team.
You may have noticed some exciting changes to , here’s a quick update to let you know the latest.

We’ve just launched our wish lists!

This brand new development allows you to select all your favourite Yours Clothing items and send them to all your friends and family, a great idea as Christmas is just around the corner.

You can e-mail your wish list and you can even print if off and send it in the post, don’t forget we also take orders over the phone by calling 08448 204 204.

Last week our products went live on Amazon so now even more people can see the great deals and fashion we have on offer at Yours.

As the party season is now upon us, we’ve now added Party Time to our range of options. Take a look at the
Party Time Collection to find a great choice of party wear so you can look your best this party season.

Also this month we’ve added a review system, have a favourite top you’ve bought from Yours, tell us about it. Found some great pairings like a Tunic that goes great with leggings, let us know. We love to hear your feedback so rate our clothes and your review could be chosen to appear on the front page of the site. Even better the four best reviews each month each receive a £25 gift voucher to spend on the site. Leaving a review couldn’t be easier, you will receive an email 14 days following your purchase inviting you to leave a review or you can select the product you want to review and click write a review.

And that isn’t it; we have a great range of new features coming soon, including a redesign of the navigation and filter system so it’s even easier to find what you want. Also a wish list so you can let friends and family know exactly what you want.

Happy Shopping

Monday, 12 October 2009

Limited Collection at Yours

With winter approaching, it is tempting to let the short days and dark nights get us down, but here at the Yours office we know that the approaching season only means one thing; party time! What better way to prepare for the coming festivities than treating ourselves to a glitzy new outfit from the recently launched Limited Collection from Yours Clothing. Up-to-date fashion combined with a sense of exclusivity the collection is a perfect choice for those of you who are after something just a little bit special for your upcoming Christmas parties.
As all curvy girls will agree, it often seems that high-fashion pieces are designed purely for figures with little or no womanly shape. On a rare occasion we are thrown a lifeline in the guise of a ‘Plus Size section’ squashed to the back of a high-street store but we want more; affordable fashion designed for curves! Thankfully Yours have answered our plea - the Limited Collection is designed exclusively for plus size figures, skimming curves and accentuating our most flattering areas. Besides the perfect fit we have all come to love and expect from Yours Clothing, the limited collection is inspired by the latest trends. For example; sequins are set to be big news for autumn/winter '09 so Yours have designed pieces based on this huge look. From the stunning Tuxedo jacket for full on glamour, to the cute large sequin bag for everyday sparkle; there’s a style to suit everyone.

Besides the gorgeous designs and flattering cuts of the Limited Collection, as ever Yours is committed to keeping value as a priority. With prices from just £22, the pieces may be exclusive but the prices are affordable for us all! So rare is it that we find a plus-size fashion collection offering such style, glamour and value, that we just hope you’re excited as we are. View the limited collection today and even sign up for exclusive email updates when we add more to the collection.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Plus Size Summer Brights

With the weather already proving to be the most summery we’ve had in years, this seasons biggest looks are following suit with hot bright colours and bold prints. At last we are all able to embrace the sunshine and what better way to get in the summer vibe than with a flattering, cheerful wardrobe to match!

For plus-size women in particular, fashion has taken a braver turn this summer proving that us curvy girls can finally banish the black and find flattering styles in statement colours. The summer collection at Yours demonstrates this better than any other. From yellow to fuscisa to green and orange, Yours have managed to capture the essence of summer fashion and combined it with expert knowledge of the ideal shape and design for fuller figured women.

Palm Print Chiffon Maxi Dress This beautiful dress is a perfect example. Maxi dresses are THE story of the summer and the bold palm print of this piece perfectly displays rich blue and green tones which are sure to compliment any skin tone. For any summer occasion the cool chiffon and skimming shape of this gorgeous dress is will offer ultimate style and comfort.

If its everyday value pieces that are lacking from your wardrobe, then take a look at these fun, flattering tees that teamed with shorts, crops or jeans will instantly put you in the summer mood! With a choice of the most flattering necklines and asymmetric hems which are instant figure fixers, you’re sure to find a colour, shape and print to suit.

So, next time you update your wardrobe, take inspiration form the beautiful sunshine we are set for this season and choose a shade to match!

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Comfort, Style, Value - Plus Size Promises for Spring/Summer 09!

Stone Cotton shirt
With spring in the air and summer fast approaching, it’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to our summer wardrobe. This year, with everyone tightening their belt and keeping an eye on their purchases, Yours Clothing has the perfect collection of value pieces that are versatile and stylish to see you through the season.

One of the biggest summer trends this year is layering. For plus-size ladies, this is a great way of adding colour and texture to an outfit while also keeping cool and flattering a fuller figure. Try wearing a vest under a shirt or cardigan or experiment with colour by wearing a flash of a shade you would not usually choose. By adding extra dimensions and playing with colour and styles you will often find a new look which combines this season’s fashion buys with old pieces in your wardrobe.

For a truly comfortable and stylish outfit which incorporates the layering trend perfectly, the new ‘cool cotton’ range from Yours is an absolute must! This range shows how plus-size clothing can effortlessly mix fashion with practicality and value; a 100% cotton range in the season’s prettiest shades to mix, match and layer with coolness and comfort. Furthermore, with prices from just £10 for shorts, crops trousers and shirts, it’s incredible value for money too!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

80's Fashion Back with a Plus-Size Bang!

The 1980s was a decade full of change. From politics to music there were dramatic shifts in the trends and lifestyles of people worldwide. As the world entered a new era, fashion inevitably followed. While there seems to be a tendency for some to look back on this decade with a ‘what-was-I-thinking’ attitude, the basis for many 80’s fashion trends were dramatic, edgy and super-stylish! At last this decade is getting the recognition it deserves in the fashion stakes. At Yours, we have embraced this hot spring trend to create a flattering, striking and wearable collection so that us curvy girls can enjoy a touch of 80’s nostalgia!

Perhaps the most influential aspect of this particular trend is the use of colour. Bright, bGrey black and pink batwing topold tones are used for colour blocking, stripes and geometric prints. Key colours for this look are cobalt blue, hot pink and acid brights with grey or black hues for the base. For fuller-figured women, these over-sized shapes and large blocks of colour create clean, flattering lines and can draw attention away from troublesome areas. This eye-catching 80's top (right) offers a great combination of colour-blocking, simple liens and comfort, all key features of the trend. If you are cautious with colour and prefer to stick to muted shades, it is still possible to add a touch of 80’s glamour with a hot pink streak or coloured leggings!

As well as colour, shBlack Split Sleeve Batwing topape is a crucial element of the 80’s look. Oversized tops teamed with leggings or straight leg jeans are a perfect way to embrace the trend while still skimming your curves and keeping you comfortable. Shapes and detailing around the shoulders and arms play a major part in the 80’s styling. Batwing tops have made a massive comeback with sleeves becoming fuller and more of a feature. Similarly, slits on sleeves are regularly used to keep the shape authentic to the 80s and to flatter the arm at its most shapely part. This gorgeous top (left) with a batwing and slit in the sleeve is the perfect example – and it incorporates the hot pink and black elements of 80’s chic!

There are of course features of the 80s that none of us want to repeat – hair crimping and shoulder pads are thankfully constrained to fashion show catwalks. This season’s look is about incorporating 80’s fashion concepts with a modern, fresh feel. For those of you who would rather remember idols of the 80s rather than the fashions; try an iconic T-shirt such as these Blondie, Rolling Stones and Betty Boop tees for an instant nod towards the hottest decade to make a come-back in years!

With all the above pieces and indeed a full collection of 80s inspired outfits at Yours Clothing this season, plus-size fashion has never been so exciting and accessible, no matter the limits to wish you dare to push it!

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Global Traveler – A Plus Size Spring Trend!

Is it me or has this winter dragged on longer than usual? It seems that everything has come to a standstill as way of protest against the miserable weather and dark evenings. Well I’m pleased to be the bearer of good news…at last things seem to be cheering up – not the climate quite yet but certainly the fashion world is in full bloom. As promised last week, here begins a guide to the hottest trends for Spring/Summer 09….


The ‘global traveler’ trend is all about taking inspiration from a mix of cultures and styles; combining a variety of patterns and textures in order to create an eclectic, feminine look. Key to this style are ethnic prints, cool cottons and loose chiffon. Colours include purples and fuchsias with jade and lime accents set against backgrounds of black grey and denim. Monochrome also features but in muted tones. Paisley prints are often used to add impact and colour. Shape is also important. ‘Loose’ and ‘Skimming’ are the key words here. Forget restrictive, tight clothes, ‘global travelers’ like to feel comfortable and cool.

Perhaps the best aspect of this pretty trend is its accessibility. Us curvy girls can embrace the styling while enjoying ultra-flattering fabrics and prints. Long skimming patterned tunics teamed with jeans or leggings are a great way to show off the style in comfort and with confidence. The black purple and lilac mix and match print tunic (left) for instance combines all the colours and examples of the ‘global traveler’ fashion with a figure-enhancing shape.

For more of an evening look, this tunic (right) is a great example. The black and cream chiffon layer tunic instantly keeps it feminine and the embroidered detail catches the feel of the look perfectly. Texture and shape are key to ensuring that this piece is flattering as well as stylish for plus-size girls.
When looking to add some ‘global traveler’ into your wardrobe, remember to look for; Texture, Pattern, Colour and Shape to add an exotic twist to your style this spring…and without the costly plane ticket!

Next Month it's there's an 80's revival heading our way, keep posted!

Friday, 23 January 2009

Spring is Coming...Plus Size Style Tips to Get you Ready!

Although it’s hard to believe at the moment as we look out of the window onto a miserable, cold, rainy scene but spring really is on its way! This always comes as a welcome arrival and as the sun begins to reappear our attention turns to the most enjoyable part of a change in season: A wardrobe update! I’m very pleased to tell you that this spring there are some gorgeous fashions emerging and, for the plus size clothes market, close attention to pattern and shape means that we can all feel feminine, confident and ready to fully embrace the season. Here at Yours Clothing we are particularly excited about our coming collections, the most fashion inspired and best value to date!

While we’re eagerly anticipating the new collections to arrive, there are some great ways for us all to prepare our wardrobe for a top-up. Here are my top 3 ways to get yourself and your wardrobe ready for spring:

1. Have a good clear out – There are certain items we all own that we simply can’t bring ourselves to throw away. This spring, many garments from last year will still be wearable with a new twist so there’s no need to be brutal. However it is important to keep your look fresh so if there are any wardrobe horrors lurking about then now’s the time to chuck them out! A good clear out can instantly make you feel ready for a little modernisation.

2. Stock up on great value staples – At the moment, while there aren’t too many gorgeous spring prints and styles about to distract you, have a quick check to see if you need to stock up on or replace some key wardrobe items. For example, us curvy ladies always need a good pair of black bootleg trousers and a pair of flattering jeans. Investing in these must-have pieces now will mean that you can treat yourself to ‘fashion’ items throughout the year with confidence that you will have something to wear them with! Check out the great range of plus-size trousers and jeans at today.

3. Choose your style – There are some key trends which we will all be wearing this spring/summer and over the next few weeks I will be introducing you to them with some great tips on how to get the most out of the look. For the time being however, try and think about the look/style you would like to try out in the coming months. What is your wardrobe most lacking? Are you keen to progress at work and need to dress accordingly? Or, are you keen to try a completely new trend?! It’s important to have an idea of the look you are you looking for before the spring styles tempt you to buy anything too rashly.

With these simple rules, you should be ready when the time comes for a spring spree. Stay tuned for some spring trend exclusives over the next few weeks. Meanwhile I’m off to have a good clear out and a flick through some magazines for my very own new season wardrobe overhaul!

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Plus-Size New Year Resolutions We Can All Enjoy!

So we’re two weeks into 2009 and already Christmas seems like a distant memory as do the ‘New Year’ promises and resolutions we no doubt made to ourselves in our merry festive mood. We all do it, promise to give up a bad habit or cut back on all the things we enjoy in order to gain confidence or feel proud of the way we look or act throughout the coming year. The problem I’ve always found with resolutions however is that they’re not enjoyable! Unless you really want to and feel ready to make that change then inevitably they fall by the wayside by about this time of year!

There are better ways to give yourself a lift or alter your demeanour and they all come from the attitude we take and the effort we make when we present ourselves to the world every day. Perhaps the best example is the way in which we dress. As plus-size women will know, clothing can become less of a delight and more of a challenge when womanly curves fail to inspire clothing companies to design exciting fashion for shapely ladies. However now there is an affordable way in which we can dress stylishly and keep that resolution to take more pride in the way we look no matter our size:

Yours Clothing has made their own resolution this year; to continue to cater for the Plus-Size clothing market with even more value, choice and cutting-edge fashion. Whether you feel that your work-wardrobe needs a lift to push you into going for that promotion or if you’re planning a big night out soon or if you simply wish to add a new twist to your day-to-day image, look no further! Over the next few weeks these blogs will keep you in the know when it comes to this season’s hot trends and the pick of the best plus-size fashion buys.

With these hints, new lines being added to every week and the spring collection arriving at the beginning of February, there’s never been a better time to make a resolution to update your look great and feel great in 2009.