Plus size couture taking main stage in beauty!

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Plus size couture fashion originated in Europe in the 18th century, where again Paris became the hub for the wealthy to purchase artistic and original couture. These dresses were ultra-high-quality and of course, very costly!

Even more exquisite and expensive than ordinary than this was Haute Couture in plus sizes. With every effort made to please their wealthy clients, many pains and hands were needed to hand-make these extravagant outfits, with extreme attention to detail, embellishment and exact measurements. Ooh-la-la! The silks, the beads, feathers and flounces!

Today there are more excellent Plus size haute couture designers and even the famous couture houses are catching on...Emannual Ungaro...Balenciaga, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dior!

There are many popular brands of Plus size ready-to-wear in affordable quality garments. However, it is still my opinion, that for extra-special occasions, bridal and otherwise, the Plus size client is wise to indulge in a custom-fit and custom-made true Couture garment!

See Kate Winslet's bad celebrity fashion mistake and learn how to style yourself "SPOT ON!"

plus size wedding dress

Most retailers consider anything over 14 to be a plus size, but BEWARE!!! Sizing can be deceptive, brands keep shifting the sizes, so that a size 8 in 1970 would be a size 0 today!!! Hmm...

Today most Plus size couture clients want well made clothing that really flatters. So, my dear friends, there are some tricks of the trade you should know about!

SEE the j-na celebrity fashion secrets in plus beauty #'s 2-5 here!

J-na's Tips for Full-Sized Flattery

To visually elongate the body and create an hourglass shape, look for these fashions:

  1. Details along the base of a dress hemline to draw the eye downward.( slightly longer hemlines help, and matching hose to dress also) See the interest in along the hemline on this full length j-na couture gown.
j-na couture plus gown in wine styling secrets for a slimming look and tall appearance! On this page learn tips # 2-4!

2. Interesting embellishments like beads (my fav) or patterns or ruffles at the neckline or shoulder will draw the eye upward.

3. Empire waistline are flattering. See Photo of Jill Scott live in concert in her fab couture dress and cape!

Olivia Harper Charlotte Plus Size Dress Jill Scott live at Somerset House

See the Celebrity Fashion Mistake that Olivia Spencer made and how she learned and made it RIGHT!

4. NEVER buy anything too snug, always allow for a sexy "drape" of fabric close to body but never too tight...even if you must buy a bigger size! Do not let seller's psychology of wanting a smaller size, "trick" you! I feel that tight clothes add 20 pounds or more visually, and a looser "flow" will subtract weight!

Six-in-One! Convertible St. Lucia Plus Size Dress by Beach Belle®

Check out these Plus size couture designers:

  • Anna Scholz (U.K.)
  • Melissa Masse (Saks Fifth Avenue)
  • Alfred Angelo
  • Angela Zampell
  • Peggy Lutz

There are no more excuses ladies! It is so easy to cruise the net for neat plus size couture, and it is so much fun!


Of course, we here at J-na Couture have always known ANOTHER BIG SECRET!!!

ACCESSORIES AND BLING are the real answer!


The real answer to plus size styling: drum roll.......it's the couture quality bling baby!
j-na exclusive plus size accessories
Plus size couture jewelry and accessorie
Fashion wraps are the best for full figure flattery

SEE J-NA's other insider secrets for plus size couture styling, CLICK HERE! What can we learn from Celebrity inspired fashion!

Put the focus upward with j-na plus size accessories
Put the focus upward with j-na plus accessories

Scarves and Wraps are a wonderful way to bring the eyes upward and frame your beautiful face! No one does custom couture wraps better than we do here at j-na couture!

See our gallery collection for all the wonderful ways you can do plus size couture with accessories!


I have enjoyed showcasing exquisite plus size couture accessories for the Thyke Troupe of Chicago with founder, actress, singer and model Tressa Thomas (The Five Heartbeats)

Check out my tribute to Chicago's Fashion Heyday...the Roaring 20's, the Glamorous 30's, and the Hollywood era 40's and 50's.....in this runway production!

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