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Last Update: August 1, 2017
Vintage Gingham Dress
Size XS - 4X
Animal Print Kimono
Size 8 - 22W
Vintage and retro style clothing
have taken the plus fashion world by storm in
recent years, with fatshion bloggers, plus-size
internet pin-up models like
Tess Holliday (Munster)
and burlesque stage acts such as America's
paving the way. Some is sugar sweet.
Some is Dita von Teese sassy fantasy. Much of it
has a vintage twist. All of it serves up the
self-esteem boosting message of: "love your
curves." Fueling more interest in the
popular imagination are the retro costumes
featured on the hit television show Mad Men
showcasing, among others, the voluptuous curves
Particularly popular around
Valentine's Day, styles range from vampy pencil
skirts and wiggle dresses to corsets, lacy bras,
stilettos and thigh highs. Channeling the divas
and screen goddesses of yesteryear, popular
inspirational icons include Bettie Page, Marilyn
Monroe, and the divine Mae West.
Creating the siren look of
vintage pin-up glam can be lots of fun, and
internet retailers make it much easier for
plus-size women with generous curves.
vintage and retro dresses be sure to stop in at
options available as large as 5X.
carries styles with a Steampunk or Goth style,
in addition to a variety of accessories,
including vintage style shoes, hand bags, hats,
also turn up some glam, vintage inspired
dresses, lingerie, and swimwear in size
XL to 6X.
Garters, thigh high hosiery, and
luscious corsets, babydolls, and body stockings
are all available at
Hips & Curves in size
6X. Playfully sexy vintage style costuming
is also regularly available including wigs,
bloomers, and Edwardian and Victoriana skirts,
tops, and dresses. U.K. retailers are especially
glamorous options for vintage inspired bras and
panties, so be sure to check out British plus
is a reliable source for well fitting lingerie
inspired pieces in size 14 to 28W, while
Eloquii's playful style
frequently has a retro vibe that works well for
pin up looks in sizes 14 to 24W.