Keeping it Curvy, Confident, Chic. by Marie Denee
In a previous podcast, we talked about how many people are not aware of the most
appropriate way to dress for business settings (Interviews, Business mixers, etc). My
thoughts wandered to think that if people of smaller sizes can’t (or don’t) dress for
business occasions, how can my larger, curvy self do it without looking ridiculous or
For the record, my name is Monika, I am a size 18 (depending on the jeans), and I can’t
stand shopping. I have been considered “Plus Size” since longer than I remember (like
when “plus size” began at a size 14). The process of shopping is a chore for me. The
frustration trying to find appropriate business outfits leads me to not shop at all. Real Talk,
Its difficult for a girl like me to look my age in what seems like a fashion world that
assumes a size over 16 means you should dress like either a school matron or so
inappropriately that no one wants to hang out with you. Looking at the the traditional
options while trying to maintain my personality is hard work to me.
Thank goodness for Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista!
Her e-book, Keeping it Curvy, Confident, Chic is a godsend for folks like me. Denee
breaks down not only the best places to get plus size fashions, it also tells folks like me
(the fashion deficient) the tips and tools EVERY Girl should know before trying to shop and
dress like a grown up. I’m sure some of the rules were known by some people: Buy a good
bra, always have a Little Black Dress (LBD). But for me, I thought that bigger sizes had
different rules. Probably because of the consistent marketing discouraging to today’s
This book addresses all of that. Its an overall great guide to the when, where and what
of Shopping. And did I mention that it has DISCOUNT CODES!!!
I would like to personally thank Marie Denee for providing a great guide to help folks
through the task of actually getting clothes that flatter. I am actually getting excited… well
at least I don’t dread it as much.
Pick up your copy at the Curvy Confident Chic Website
updated 2024 by Monika L Brooks