Monday, May 21, 2012

Some Like It Hot

Some like it hot and some are hot! Whichever category you'd place yourself, fresh fabrics that breathe go a long way.

Our design team, Diane and Alicia are very proud of our growing line of plus size fashion made of gauze and with good reason - these fabrics are light, gentle, breathe, hold their shape and look great even when it's hot, hot, hot.

I was putting together a few things for an upcoming trip to Texas. When I took out our Caftan, 02291, I was flooded with memories of how daunting putting things together for a trip to a very warm climate was for me in the past. I remember too many days at the beach when wearing a cover-up made me feel well-presented, but I was s-w-e-l-t-e-r-i-n-g. Having gauze options make all the difference, on the beach and beyond. That memory made me decide to develop at least 75% of the outfits I plan to bring around what is available in gauze.

Here's what I'm building my wardrobe around:

Hankie Hem Gauze Blouse, 22445 (multi)
Embroidered Gauze Tunic Tank Top, 22453 (lapis)
Crochet Detailed Gauze Tunic, 22452 (mango)
Turquoise Beaded Gauze Tunic, 22441 (black)
Beaded Gauze Tunic, 22449 (mango)
Cotton Gauze Pants, 02840 (black and white)
Rosette Detailed Gauze Dress, 22256 (orange)
Cotton Gauze Caftan, 02291 (white)

When I think of looking good and feeling comfortable in the heat, simultaneously, Ulla's gauze line is almost too good to be true.  What can I say, 'we've come a long way, baby!'

How do you stay cool and look fresh?


Monday, May 07, 2012

Spring into Color

Did you ever think that the colors you wear may telegraph more about you than your fashion preferences? Color helps people read your mood and it actually affects the mood you project. So why not Spring into Color?

At Ulla, being your personal best is more than inspiration, it's practicality. There comes a point when plus size fashion is more than finding what's on trend, or even what's flattering, it's about dressing yourself in what feels good and what makes you know you look good too. That's what people mean when they refer to a woman who 'has style.' A woman with style dresses in a way that gives her an edge. 

Ulla is the go-to source for colorful, plus size tunics that can help you use color to get up, get motivated and energized to make the most of your day. 

Check out the bounty of these beauties!

How do you give yourself an edge each morning?


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Feel good in what you wear.