Monday, March 26, 2012

Try White Pants

Take a risk, try a pair of white pants. Forget the 'after Memorial Day' rule. White pants are a leap-of-faith in yourself and in your personal style - now.

Ulla has several great
plus size choices but I want to focus on three of my favorites.

The Stretch Twill Relaxed Pant, 12830 gives you a sleek silhouette with a flat front, a 3/4 elastic waist and a vented hem It has sort of a rich linen surface texture. leaner lines and a contemporary vibe. It gives great balance and works so well with our tunics.

The Stretch Button Zip Tab Pant, 14821, is an excellent choice too. It has a relaxed fit with a straight leg, it is well-tailored with adjustable front button tab and zipper.I love the stretchy, smooth surface texture of this pant because it allows tops to drape, glide and never cling.

The third option, is our Leggings, 19900. Our Leggings are made of a cotton-rich knit with supportive stretch. They have a flat elastic waist and of course, a slim fit. The fabric is 95% cotton/5% spandex. These leggings are great with any of our long tops, dusters and tunics. Very relevant and tuned-in.

I use white pants as often as I can for three reasons:
  • They're fresh and stylish.
  • I pair them with a stylish, flattering tunic to present my torso as flatteringly as possible.
  • They present me in a confident light.

All of these bottoms are comfortable, wear well and are easy to develop into go-to outfits for all plus size women.

Please share what, if anything, keeps you from wearing white pants! Also if you dare to try them, please share photo(s) of yourself in them. We love featuring employees and customers wearing Ulla clothing because “feeling beautiful is empowering”. You can email the photo(s) to me at


Ulla Popken Stylist & Blogger

Feel good in what you wear.

Monday, March 12, 2012

LIFE, a New Acronym for Shopping

I recently had the pleasure of going Ulla shopping with a new client, Linda. She was heading off to a professional conference in Arizona later this month and challenged me to provide her with a week's worth of new clothing that would make her look great at both professional and social gatherings.

Here were Linda's guidelines for me:

  • A budget of $400 to work with.
  • One roll-aboard suitcase for everything.
  • She already had a pair of well-fitted black slacks and Ulla jeans that she would bring, everything else was to be new!

Here were my guidelines for Linda:

Peruse Ulla's catalog and pick 10 items that you believe will achieve the following: (Use the acronym LIFE for perspective)

Love - You love it!

Inspire - It inspires you to be your personal best!

Fit - It will fit well and comfortably!

Empowered - You are empowered because you feel beautiful and liberated from the "I have nothing to wear" syndrome!

Here's what we decided on adding to her one pair of blacks slacks and Ulla jeans:

Each plus size top goes with each plus size pant. Two colorful tunics and two black/white tunics. One tunic includes a white tank top so it provides the option of wearing two of the tunics open or closed. The five new pieces easily fit into one roll-aboard and came in at $375, under budget. Perhaps the best part is that there's even room in that roll-aboard for the acronym LIFE which serves as her virtual yardstick for dressing well, looking great and living life to the fullest!

If you were making such a trip, what would go into your roll-aboard?

Ulla Popken Stylist & Blogger
Feel good in what you wear!