At Torrid, we break all the rules by taking measurements on actual women, not mannequins, to create plus size fashion that's fit to perfection. Each of our collections showcases flawless looks, comfortable fabrics, and versatile trendy plus size clothing for sizes 10 – 30 (check out our size guide)… With the days getting longer, we know you’ve got places to go, and going places equals new outfits! Peep this: our sweet plus size dresses made for Sunday outings, weddings, family photos and brunch (hopefully with mimosas). And with the weather catching up with your day dreams, picture yourself rocking cute and comfy plus size jeans in a park for a picnic date or playdate. Of course with sun, comes swim season. And you’re finally going to enjoy buying a swimsuit with our fun and easy mix and match bikinis. Our entire collection of plus size swimsuits is sexy and comfortable — you’ve never felt so confident with wet hair, trust us. So yeah, your social calendar may get full, but in any (and every) event, you’re going to look and feel incredible. Don’t forget about our plus size intimates - we spent years perfecting Torrid Curve®, our line of bras in band sizes 36 to 50 (cups B through H), and gorgeous, lacy plus size lingerie that will make your heart race. From bralettes to babydolls, these sexy little pieces accentuate all the right curves so you feel totally irresistible… At Torrid, we believe a real fit in plus size fashion is life changing. It’s what you want in plus size clothing, and it’s what we do best.
A sloppily cuffed jean. An ill-fitting blazer. A dress that shows just a little too much to be referred to as "tastefully sheer." These are the things that fashion editors and stylists can spot from a million miles away. To those in the biz, the proper proportions of a crop top may be obvious, but for those seeing the trends in a magazine or online, it can be a little trickier to know exactly how to wear everything.
We all know that we dress one way for the beach, another way for church, funerals, weddings, etc. One would hope that as a woman matures, so does her sense of style. Gracefully say good-bye to the micro minis you wore at 16, skimpy half tops and very low rise pants that expose your midriff, seductive plunging necklines and sausage tight clothing that desperately cling to the bygone days of your youth.

Jumpsuits are garments where high fashion meets ultimate comfort. Tailored jumpsuits are a perfect office look while dressy jumpsuits can be as glamorous as the fabled little black cocktail dress. At VENUS you’ll find jumpsuits in an assortment of styles, from strapless culottes and smocked pieces to wide-legged lounging outfits designed for a lazy day at the pool. VENUS also carries a wide range of one-piece rompers in a variety of paisley, leopard and floral prints.
Every true fashionista knows that the real clothing magic takes place when you bring in the accessories. Strategically placed, a belt can help you change the contour of a dress or slouchy top; cinch it around the waist to achieve a perfect hourglass look or well above your waist to accentuate your bust and lengthen your legs. Try a brightly colored belt that contrasts with the hue of your other clothing, and then pick up that shade in a matching handbag or hat. VENUS also carries a line of unique fashion jewelry, including earrings, chokers and bracelets, which will help you finish off your look.
According to Dorrie Jacobson, Senior Style Bible was created to inspire a more modern approach to fashion. Dorrie is a retired Playboy Bunny, model, make-up artist and is considered an expert on aging with style. She is launching a lifestyle brand that celebrates older women. Dorrie is quoted as saying, “It’s important to have a signature style that is modern, fashionable and most importantly, still turns heads. My heart still skips a beat when I spy something I adore. If fashion has the power to do that, I’m happy to grow old, as long as I can do it looking great.”
I agree with Catherine below. As a 51 year old, I like to wear what I want and that includes shopping at American Eagle Outfitter for jeans. I avoid low -waist jeans, but find they have a great variety of mid-rise to high-rise casual jeans at reasonable prices. I also own two pairs of Doc Martens shoes that I adore - one plain black and one floral - they are fun. Don't think it really matters - I say wear what you like and feel comfortable in. So what?
A lot of women over 50 and sometimes 40 too find shopping to be a daunting experience because nothing seems to fit, not in the size sense but holistically. Contrary to this popular notion, the fashion industry is highly volatile and is proliferating, with all big names changing strategy to make clothes targeting all age groups alike, reassuring us that age is, after all, just a number. So there hasn’t been a better time than now to explore everything there is for you. Just remember to wear your confidence up your sleeve, no matter what. If you have any more questions, drop it in right here in the comment section. Take care!
Beth Djalali celebrated her third blogiversary in March 2017. She has an ever increasing following, perhaps due to her down to earth, practical style. Beth encourages others to find their own personal style – that confident feeling that adds the perfect accent to whatever you wear. She has been a style blogger for Chicos, was photographed wearing their clothes and interviewed about her style. 
If you’ve got it, the place to flaunt it is the beach or the pool. VENUS helps you do just that. Many of the one-piece bathing suits and swim dresses at VENUS incorporate exclusive Hold U technology, resulting in a design that fully flatters your figure. VENUS also has an assortment of two-piece bottoms and tops, too, that you can pair to create a vacation look that’s uniquely your own.
Looking for a way to top off the perfect pair of jeans? Go bold with an artfully low-cut V-neck tee-shirt or an off-the-shoulder sweater. Tailored blouses can go from nice to naughty just by undoing a couple of buttons. VENUS has camo tops, nautical blouses and lumber jacket shirts that work nicely when you’re going for that tomboy look, plus strappy faux leather and eye-catching sequined creations when you want to put your girliest self forward.

Whether you’re looking for jeans, capris or open leg pants, you’ll discover them at VENUS. Many of the pants options have sewn-in control panels that smooth and slim your tummy, thighs and derriere. Choose from comfy leggings, too, in a multitude of prints and styles. Skirts come in all lengths from mini to maxi. Comfortable cut-off, cuffed and Bermuda shorts make a great addition to any casual warm-weather wardrobe.
Fifty plus women often assume that fifty means frumpy, without realizing that it can be quite a fabulous age. You just need little additions like tops with asymmetrical cuts, smart patterns, cardigans, and jackets that add to your style, and scarves that bump it all up. Classy and sophisticated scarves go a long way for not just women in their fifties and plus-sizes, but just about anyone.

If you’ve got it, the place to flaunt it is the beach or the pool. VENUS helps you do just that. Many of the one-piece bathing suits and swim dresses at VENUS incorporate exclusive Hold U technology, resulting in a design that fully flatters your figure. VENUS also has an assortment of two-piece bottoms and tops, too, that you can pair to create a vacation look that’s uniquely your own.

Susan Blakey was ahead of the curve, you might say, in launching her blog, Une Femme d’um Certain Age, after noting the absence of conversation about style for women over 50. Susan’s style exudes a Paris sensibility. She looks effortlessly chic, with that air of confidence that comes with knowing who you are and not trying to impress everyone. Her fashion blog has expanded to include travel wardrobes and destinations. Escape with Susan and embrace her joie de vivre.
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