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Vetono Chocolate Tunic at Vida Moda

Chocolate Tunic Dress – Your New Best Friend

Every woman needs a great jersey dress, and our Chocolate Tunic by Vetono is a perfect example and is available up to a size 22.

It’s super stretchy and perfectly weighted to drape beautifully for truly effortless chic.  Add this little beauty to your wardrobe and you’ll soon realise how flexible it is – dressed up or down, it’ll always look bang on trend.

Vetono Chocolate Tunic at Vida Moda

For a daytime look, keep it simple, team with your favourite jeans or leggings, some great boots; add a chunky beaded necklace & an oversized shoulder bag and you’re good to go.
For work, just add opaque tights and some patent court shoes.  For a splash of colour, style with a bright scarf – left loose or tied in a quirky pussy bow depending on your style.  Choose a bold Aztec style print to tie in with one of this season’s big catwalk trends and you’ve got instant office-chic.

When you’re looking for more glamour, the tunic’s gorgeous chocolate brown shade lends itself beautifully as a blank canvas to accessorise with this season’s Afrocentric trends.  Think chunky ethnic style jewellery, earth tones, wooden bangles, and of course, don’t be afraid to throw a splash of animal print into the mix.  Fashion’s long standing love affair with playful prints shows no sign of ending any time soon, so why not invest in some leopard print pumps or heels to really set off the look.  Add a coordinating clutch to stash the essentials and get ready to party!
This great little dress will soon become one of your wardrobe staples – have fun experimenting with it!

This designer tunic is available at Vida Moda now in 3 sizes catering for size 16 to 22.

 
Joanna
Vida Moda | Designer Fashion For Women With Curves Images ©Vida Moda 2012

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Green Sweater by Bitte Kai Rand at Vida Moda

Designer Knitwear To Wear In Winter Weather!

It goes without saying at this time of year, knitwear is a wardrobe essential! When it’s freezing outside, and staying at home under a duvet isn’t an option, a gorgeous chunky knit is the best way to keep yourself warm while staying stylish too.

Green Sweater by Bitte Kai Rand at Vida Moda

Green Sweater

White Sweater by Bitte Kai Rand at Vida Moda

White Sweater

Long Jacquard Sweater by Vetono at Vida Moda

Long Sweater

This gorgeous green sweater by Bitte Kai Rand, is like a great big knitted hug.  The large knit stitch gives it a lovely texture, great for snuggling into, and there are two panel pockets too, just in case you forget your gloves!  The colour looks great with denim, or equally good with neutral coloured long skirts/trousers/leggings – whatever your style, this classic design sweater will slot in nicely. If you prefer a monochrome palette, this contemporary Danish design is also available in white (both sweaters are currently in the sale too – so why not treat yourself to one of each?!)

For a more glamorous take on knitwear, have a look at this long sweater from German fashion house Vetono – the colour blocking and fine rib knit make it sleek and flattering, while the floral detailing keeps it bang on trend too. Perfect teamed with a long black skirt, or leggings – throw on some sparkling jewellery for a stunning evening look that won’t leave you shivering in the cold!

Bitte Kai Rand Chocolate Merino Skirt Vida Moda

Chocolate Skirt

Bitte Kai Rand Beige Merino Skirt Vida Moda

Beige Skirt

Bitte Kai Rand Black Merino Skirt Vida Moda

Black Skirt

Our 100% Merino wool skirts also by Bitte Kai Rand are timeless pieces you can dress up or down in so many different ways.  They are available in black, chocolate or beige and look fabulous with tunic tops, sweater, heels or boots. If you have hips then these skirts are going to look amazing on you! Style them with coordinating neutral tones, or team them with bold tops for a splash of colour – the possibilities are endless.

It looks like summer might still be quite a way off, so for now, invest in some great knitwear and wrap up warm in style!

 
Joanna
Vida Moda | Designer Fashion For Women With Curves Images ©Vida Moda 2011

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Bitte Kai Rand Merino Wool Skirt At Vida Moda

Snuggle up in a sweater

The weather continues to vex us in the U.K. but instead of hiking up the thermostat, put the seasonal archiving on hold and hang on to your woollies.

There’s nothing more comforting that snuggling up on the sofa in a large thick warm jumper. Cup of tea in one hand, remote in the other. While it’s too cold to motivate you to venture outside, keeping our knitwear around can actually help keep the heating bills down. Garments with big roll necks, stretching down to our thighs, envelope us in cosiness. Continue Reading →

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Tulip Winter Coat by Bitte Kai Rand | Designer Plus Size Clothing at Vida Moda

Brrrrr. Where’s my winter coat?

It’s been a mild winter so far but with a cold snap in our midst, it is never too late to invest in a timeless winter coat for all occasions.

Tulip Winter Coat by Bitte Kai Rand | Designer Plus Size Clothing at Vida ModaFinding a coat that will serve a few seasons means you get value for money but always look well groomed. A coat with a good cut will not only look smart but flatter all shapes and sizes, find one that enhances your best features and wonderful curves. Shorter ladies should avoid long coats, stick to a style just below your rear. Tall ladies can obviously wear longer coats but try shapes that can pull in at right places on the torso but be generous and comfortable around the hips.

The trick to keeping winter coats looking fabulous is to clean regularly according to the manufacturers instructions. Garment brushes and lint rollers are excellent to have handy in order to give your coat the once over before going out. All in all, with your coat looking so pretty and clean, you won’t want to take it off.

Classic colours such as black, grey, taupe or camel will always be in style but if you are depressed by a lack of brightness, liven up with a large, colourful, enamel broach with a motif symbolising your personality. Or you can use scarves to add colour to your coat. You can use soft scarves, long or short to great effect add an extra dash of style to your coat, plus they’ll help keep you warm!

Joanna
Vida Moda | Designer Fashion For Real Women

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Knitted Scarves at Vida Moda | Jungle Loopy Scarf

Ruffle Scarves and Loopy Scarces at Vida Moda

Add a ruffle scarf or a loopy scarf from Vida Moda to accessorise your outfit.

At this time of year a lot of the clothes we wear are darker colours, but scarves can add colour and interest your winter outfits. Vida Moda stocks handmade designer ruffle scarves and loopy scarves. Both of these knitted scarves will add texture to your outfit and of course colour for a touch of vibrant expression. The ruffle scarf is longer and can be worn in two ways: looped round your neck or hanging straight. Wearing it straight will also help to visually lengthen your body shape.

The loopy scarves are are made from the same yarns as as the ruffle scarves but the knit is looser and little freeform to give these knitted scarves a lovely texture which is a little abstract and quite modern. The loopy scarves are shorter than the ruffle scarves and are best worn round the neck.
Knitted Scarves at Vida Moda | Jungle Loopy ScarfKnitted Scarves at Vida Moda | Exclusive Snow Flake Ruffle ScarfKnitted Scarves at Vida Moda | Exclusive Rose Ruffle

I love these scarves and three of them, shown above, (Jungle, Snowflake and Rose) are exclusive to us at Vida Moda, they look fabulous, their visual texture is different and the colours I’ve chosen are exciting and can be worn with a variety of clothes. The yarns used in these knitted scarves are 100% acrylic so they are easy to look after, very fashionable, light to wear and snug.

Our range of knitted scarves for women are perfect for making your own fashion statement this winter and will break up your dark winter colours. Our ruffle scarves and loopy scarves are handmade in the UK and if you’d like to see us stock them in further colours please do let me know and we’ll discuss it with the lady who makes them!

So don’t delay, visit Vida Moda to see our select range of knitted scarves for women today!

Joanna
Vida Moda | Designer Fashion For Curvy Women

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Black-Stockings-Vida-Moda

How do you like your Hosiery?

After some thought I’ve added a small collection of Hosiery to our collection. Have you ever bought supermarket tights in what you thought was large or extra large only to find that the waist only comes up to your hips or the crotch is half way down your thighs?

Plus size tights are a definite must have and I’ve sourced a make that caters for larger hip sizes, which I am pleased about. My other major consideration is what price range to offer. For me there is nothing more annoying that donning a new pair of tights that have cost me £12.00 only to stick my fingers through them. Therefore, I’ve gone for lower priced tights that are suitable for every day wear.

Also, at this time of year when we’re all wearing longer length skirts and boots we want comfortable, well fitting tights that do the job. I hope you are pleased with my selection. We have plain 15 and 20 denier tights, Opaque’s, Fishnets and Hold Ups – all in plus sizes. If you’d like to see us stock more variety please do let me know! As always, I welcome your comments.

Joanna

Vida Moda | Designer Fashion For Curvy Women

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Dawn French

“The Ones Who Like Chocolate”

Shane Watson’s article in the Sunday Times Style Magazine last Sunday “Wise to the size lies” certainly gave me plenty of food for thought. I agreed with some of what she says – like Dawn French letting down the side having lost weight after years of presenting large women as having a big appetite for life. A newly  slim Dawn French I’m sure Ms French has her reasons for seriously losing weight after all these years and I’ve no doubt it was not easy for her.

The media reports her having lost 4 stone, to be honest I’d say she has lost a lot more than 4 stone. But that does not necessarily mean that all large ladies who decry the media’s obsession with skin and bone are hypocrites or liars.

Ms Watson describes Nigella’s as one size over voluptuous. (sounds a little bitchy!) Can she mean the same Nigella Lawson whom men desire and women admire? I have to disagree with Ms Watson. There are many women who are really happy with their size and shape, oblivious to the media, illusion and the cheap condescending articles in fashion magazines.

A slimmer Nigella Lawson

Larger people do get treated differently and probably much less positively than skinny people. People always state the obvious about size, we all have lots of reasons why we might try to lose weight so it is dangerous to make assumptions about why people are driven to lose weight. There is huge pressure from the media and fashion world about what looks good.

These industries glorify and parade waif like teenagers modelling and selling a look to women buyers a lot older and with vastly different body shapes to the models.

This creates far more peer pressure to “conform” than the odd whimsical reference to chocolate by Dawn French or the enthusiastic beating of something glorious in a mixing bowl and raiding the fridge at midnight by Nigella Lawson. Perhaps you could take this fact into your reasoning next time Ms Watson.

Who am I to comment? I’m not a celebrity, just an ordinary person with a business selling designer fashion for larger women. Like everyone I like to buy clothes that fit me and that I can look good in and that’s the service I’m trying to give to my customers.

Joanna

Vida Moda | Designer Fashion For Curvy Women

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