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How to Dress Slimmer

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Genius clothes tricks from a fashion stylist that'll take off 10 pounds


WANTED: My waistline. It hasn’t been seen since approximately May 2002, when my baby-carrying belly popped. One gift of motherhood is that I haven’t had much time to mourn my shape’s disappearance. Recently, though, I had a body panic attack: I had two events to attend, and I no great outfits for them. I needed a dress, bad. I needed my waist even more.

Then a fairy godmother arrived in my email in-box: Kimberly Garrett of Plush Fashion Styling, to be exact. Formerly part of the celeb dressing team at Polo Ralph Lauren, she’s helped style Blake Lively, Julianne Moore and Debra Messing; she’s also worked with the wardrobe designers on Gossip Girl and Sex and the City 2. Turns out she now specializes in working with New York City moms, and she was up for lending me—non-celeb me!—her expertise for events. Free. Was I interested?

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fat frugal and stylish Archives - The Toast

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Heavy Duty Bathroom Scales for Large People

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Most bathroom scales weigh people up to 300 pounds. While that's just fine and good for many . . . it just doesn't cut it for those of us who need a heavy duty scale. The heavy duty bathroom scales on this lens are not just for heavy people, thou...
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How to get a bikini body: put body in bikini

How to get a bikini body: put body in bikini | BBW Life | Scoop.it
You've seen them the articles on 'How to get bikini ready' or the best 'Bikini body moves' but wouldn't it be great if they ran this instead
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They Called Her Fat, But It Was A Good Thing. Wow. -The Daily Positive

They Called Her Fat, But It Was A Good Thing. Wow. -The Daily Positive | BBW Life | Scoop.it
As the Father of a baby girl, I find it scary how the women in our culture often think of themselves. The hurtful thoughts and the distorted definition of beauty. This video is a shocking mirror into the hearts and minds of many women today. While women naturally possess the ability to be empathetic and …
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Redefining Body Image, Big Fat List of Myth-Defying Health Resources

Redefining Body Image, Big Fat List of Myth-Defying Health Resources | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Big Fat List of Myth-Defying Health Resources This is Redefining Body Image's go-to list of resources, articles, research, videos, etc. providing facts and information regarding health and body image,...
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Disney Slimmed Down An Iconic Figure, And Here’s Why That Was A Really Awful Thing To Do

Disney Slimmed Down An Iconic Figure, And Here’s Why That Was A Really Awful Thing To Do | BBW Life | Scoop.it
If you look at it from this perspective, an iconic Disney villain is really more of a hero.
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Knitting at Large

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For fat women, being stylish isn’t a luxury. It’s often a necessity to get hired, to get access to healthcare, to get treated like a human being.

Fat women have all kinds of narratives...

For fat women, being stylish isn’t a luxury. It’s often a necessity to get hired, to get access to healthcare, to get treated like a human being.<br/><br/>Fat women have all kinds of narratives... | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Melissa McEwan: Fat Fashion (via tangerineadamantine) (Melissa McEwan: Fat Fashion (via tangerineadamantine) http://t.co/kTVTRom7bz)
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why i hate shopping for plus size clothes

why i hate shopping for plus size clothes | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Clothing designers: listen fatty, you clearly don't give a shit about yourself so why not wear this burlap sack (available in leopard print) with the word 'diva' across the front in glitter. that's good enough for you, fatty.
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Attacking Plus Size Shop Mannequins Isn't Going to Combat Obesity - Care2.com

Attacking Plus Size Shop Mannequins Isn't Going to Combat Obesity - Care2.com | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Attacking Plus Size Shop Mannequins Isn't Going to Combat Obesity Care2.com Britain's chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davis is in the headlines this month for her scathing attack on “plus sized” mannequins in stores and her comments that...
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Childhood obesity: Schools continue to send home "fat letters" - Examiner.com

Childhood obesity: Schools continue to send home "fat letters" - Examiner.com | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Examiner.com Childhood obesity: Schools continue to send home "fat letters" Examiner.com School children have so many things that bombard them each day, and some school district's decision to have children "weigh in" only makes matters worse for...
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Just what the kids need - more focus on their weight! Why not write it on their lockers and school books too. Make them wear a sign at school all day... oh, never mind, they don't need a sign to point out the obvious. Do they?

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Tweet from @CammyBoNelson

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RT @ashleymabile_: "@CammyBoNelson: Shit fat chicks tell slim girls http://t.co/m7E9mlIExP" lol fat girls are annoying
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I've never told another woman anything like that. Why do people need to attack large women? 

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I just wonder why I need bigger polka dots over the skinnier...

I just wonder why I need bigger polka dots over the skinnier... | BBW Life | Scoop.it
I just wonder why I need bigger polka dots over the skinnier version? 
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editor’s note: giant polka dots are slimming !!! i always wonder about really big features added to plus size clothing.
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The Best Shoes for Overweight People

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It's hard enough to find good shoes, but if you are overweight, it can be downright hard. The best shoes for overweight people will not only fit your feet, but cushion them. On top of this, they have to last more than a few weeks. Many overweight peop...
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THIS Is How You 'Dress For Your Shape'

THIS Is How You 'Dress For Your Shape' | BBW Life | Scoop.it
In March, sick of the onslaught of "bikini body" headlines, we asked readers to submit photos of themselves in bikinis to help remind us all that if "if you're physically able to put on a bathing suit, you're bikini-ready."
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Girl Tips

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More Girl Tips from artist Kendra Wells.
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Men Have Eating Disorders Too---And Often Can’t Talk About Them -

Men Have Eating Disorders Too---And Often Can’t Talk About Them - | BBW Life | Scoop.it
The widespread perception that only women suffer from eating disorders has ill-effects on men who also suffer from problems such as anorexia and bulimia.
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Disney Villains: Ursula Gets Slimmed Down For The New 'Designer Collection'

Disney Villains: Ursula Gets Slimmed Down For The New 'Designer Collection' | BBW Life | Scoop.it
It seems that Ursula, Ariel's nemesis in "The Little Mermaid," has lost her curves. The once full-figured character has been transformed into a much smaller version of herself for a new Disney Villains Designer Collection of figurines and beauty products.
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Every woman has to be a Barbie. 

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How to Read a Nutrition Label from PC Blue Menu

How to Read a Nutrition Label from PC Blue Menu | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Steps to take to read a nutrition label. Use the nutrition facts table along with any additional health claims to make informed choices.
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Hi. So, um, I noticed you post a lot of sexy fat women. I've been having a crisis of confidence in regards to my weight, and I was just wondering what about them do you find attractive? I like sex,...

Hi. So, um, I noticed you post a lot of sexy fat women. I've been having a crisis of confidence in regards to my weight, and I was just wondering what about them do you find attractive? I like sex,... | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Anonymous asked: Hi. So, um, I noticed you post a lot of sexy fat women. I've been having a crisis of confidence in regards to my weight, and I was just wondering what about them do you find... (Anonymous asked: Hi.
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Feminist Victimhood

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The Other McCain Hey, Stop Raping Fat Chicks! This public service announcement should not be necessary, but unfortunately there seems to be some confusion on the subject: Rape culture is prevalent,...
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'Drop Dead Diva's Final Season Marks the End of An Era in the Fat Liberation ... - Bustle

'Drop Dead Diva's Final Season Marks the End of An Era in the Fat Liberation ...
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There are few women in the lexicon of female television characters that can be considered a legitimate representation, or even a mirage, of women of size.
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I'm looking forward to watching Drop Dead Diva on Netflix. Not all the seasons are up yet so I'm waiting for them to catch up. 

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'So fat, my organs almost collapsed' 27-stone woman was so large ...

'So fat, my organs almost collapsed' 27-stone woman was so large ... | BBW Life | Scoop.it
SLIMLINE Louise Watson lost 17 stone after she became so large she found herself wedged in a caravan shower cubicle on holiday.
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Why eating like a cavewoman really is the best way to lose weight

Why eating like a cavewoman really is the best way to lose weight | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Cambridge scientists say women who ate a paleolithic diet - centered around berries, veg and lean meat - lost twice as much body fat in the first six months.
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Return of the Fatkini!

Return of the Fatkini! | BBW Life | Scoop.it
Plus-size trendsetter Gabi Gregg has finally launched a second collection for Swimsuits For All today, filled with retro-style bikinis, tankinis, and maillot styles that come in brightly-colored prints.
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