Plus Size Underwear and Briefs with TomboyX

By Alysse Dalessandro
on September 04, 2017
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Plus Size Underwear and Briefs with TomboyX

I have a ridiculously hard time finding plus size underwear and briefs that are cute, comfortable and come in my size. And because of this ongoing struggle, I don't know what took me so long to try out TomboyX! Now, I have found briefs, shorts, and trunks that are soft, comfy and aesthetically exactly what I want. 

TomboyX offers underwear designed to fit wherever you are on the gender spectrum. Their underwear also comes in a range of sizes: small - 4X. They have a really detailed size chart so that you can figure out what size you need. They suggest ordering by hip measurement so I ordered a 3X in all styles.

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Fat Girl Aesthetics with Chubby Cartwheels & Fat Leopard Photography

By Alysse Dalessandro
on May 24, 2017

Fat Girl Aesthetics with Chubby Cartwheels & Fat Leopard Photography
A few weeks back, I took a trip to New York. I'm energized creatively each and every time I visit New York but this trip was extra special because I got to shoot with Rochelle Brock of FatLeopard Photography. I have been following Rochelle for a few years now and I am constantly in awe of her artistry.
Her images of plus size bodies have taken my breathe away on multiple occasions. Her style is distinct and her eye is unparalleled. If you're looking for a size inclusive photographer in New York, Rochelle is the best.

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Celebrating Mother's Day In Curvy Couture Plus Size Sports Bras

By Alysse Dalessandro
on May 09, 2017
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Celebrating Mother's Day In Curvy Couture Plus Size Sports Bras

For as much as my mom and I look alike, we don't have much in common when it comes to the way we like to move our bodies. She prefers kettlebells and I'm personally an aquarobics gal. We are always looking for ways to spend more time together: enter nature walks in the perfect plus size sports bra from Curvy Couture

Around Mother's Day last year, my mom and I had the opportunity to visit the Curvy Couture HQ in Los Angeles together. My mom is pretty set in her ways when it comes to her bras but Curvy Couture introduced her to new some styles that totally upgraded her lingerie game. When we heard Curvy Couture launched a new plus size sports bra line, we both knew we needed to try them out! 

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My Plus Size Lingerie Wishlist with 3Wishes.com

By Alysse Dalessandro
on April 25, 2017

Plus Size Lingerie: 3Wishes.com

Even though April 24 marked National Lingerie Day, I don't need one specific day to celebrate plus size lingerie. My lingerie wishlist stays full all the time and that's where lingerie retailer 3Wishes.com totally comes through for me! From bustiers and hosiery to sleepwear and costumes, 3Wishes.com is a plus size lingerie destination you need to know. 

3Wishes.com began online back in 1998 so they've got a nearly 20 year history selling lingerie, costumes and accessories. I really love the variety of their lingerie. I don't want to wear the same lingerie everyday and 3Wishes.com has something for my every lingerie whim. Plus, they carry pieces up to a 4X. WIN!

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My First Plus Size Boudoir Shoot

By Alysse Dalessandro
on February 08, 2017
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My First Plus Size Boudoir Shoot

In honor of Valentine's Day, I wanted to treat myself to a plus size boudoir shoot! I have posed in lingerie many times over the past two years but I have been conscious to remove any bedroom element from those photos. For Valentine's Day, I wanted to not only pamper myself with a boudoir shoot but also challenge myself to try something new. 

Lucky for me, I am good friends with an amazing Cleveland-based body positive boudoir photograher, Amber Patrick. We shot these images on the day of the Inauguration - definitely a day when I needed some self care and pampering!  After giving a few sneak peaks of this shoot on social media, I got a lot of questions about plus size boudoir and how to be more comfortable posing online in lingerie. I have a few things that in the past have made me more comfortable and a few things I learned by doing this boudoir shoot. 

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Extravagant Plus Size Lingerie for Valentine's Day

By Alysse Dalessandro
on February 02, 2017

Valentine's Day Plus Size Lingerie

I am a person who purchases plus size lingerie year-round but Valentine's Day presents an added reminder that adorning yourself in lingerie is one way to show some love to your body, whatever size it may be! And whether your style is sweet or sultry, there's plus size lingerie for every aesthetic. 

My personal style happens to lean bold, in-your-face and unapologetic so when I am on the hunt for plus size lingerie for Valentine's Day, I am looking for designs with interesting details that make a clear statement. This list is for my fellow babes who like their plus size lingerie to have an element of drama or extravagance in some way. Pale pink babydolls are cute and all but this isn't that list (unless it's covered in marabou fur). 

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Three Plus Size Bloggers Tackle Lingerie As Outerwear

By Alysse Dalessandro
on January 27, 2017

Plus Size Bloggers: Lingerie As Outerwear

For today's blog, I teamed up with Marcy and Char, two of my fellow On The Plus Side experts, to show how we each style one of their new intimates items. As y'all already know, I am no stranger to the trend of wearing plus size lingerie as outerwear and I leaped at the chance to try out lingerie from one of my favorite extended plus lines.

The Magic Lift Figure Sculpt Bra comes in three colors and is available in sizes 44C -56F. I am a size 42D in bras which translates to a 44C. This bra was super supportive. It had the comforts of a bralette but the structure of an underwire bra. It's definitely one to try out! 

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16 Plus Size Style Mantras I Practiced In 2016

By Alysse Dalessandro
on December 30, 2016
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16 Plus Size Style Mantras I Practiced In 2016

I swear I wasn't going to make a year in review type of post this year but what can I say I am a girl who loves self reflection and even though 2016 sucked in so many ways, I had some really great plus size personal style moments this year. I continued to break the rules, follow my own fashion bliss and hopefully inspired some of y'all to do the same! 

When I first started plus size blogging, taking images became a self love challenge. Blogging was a way for me to see myself in a whole new light. And along the way, the things that used to terrify me became second nature. I decided that my flaws were part of my power and my beauty. Eventually, I learned to see my body not as a problem I needed to solve but as a beautiful vessel that was all mine.

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Extended Sizing: My 90s Inspired Look with On The Plus Side

By Alysse Dalessandro
on November 30, 2016
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extended sizing

Growing up as a chubby kid, there wasn’t a lot of characters in movies or television who looked like me. I found myself taking fashion inspiration in my own life from straight size characters. As a kid and into young adulthood, I didn’t understand that people would have a problem with me wearing styles I saw on these characters just because I was a different size.

Now that I am an adult, I deal with body policing and people telling me what I can and cannot wear on a regular basis. And when I’m dealing with a stranger’s opinion on what I should wear, I often draw on the confidence I built in my personal style as a kid. I remind myself that these rules aren’t real and that other’s opinions on what I can wear don’t matter. I don’t know if this why my personal style still takes so much inspiration from the 90s but it could have something to do with it.

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#StareStyle: A Curvy Couture Lingerie Review

By Alysse Dalessandro
on March 15, 2016

I am constantly on the hunt for alternatives to the few mainstream plus size lingerie options and Curvy Couture was the first online brand that I tried out last June. Before Curvy Couture came into my life, there was only one style of bra that I really wore because I just really didn't know what else was out there that was comfortable, sexy and available in my size.

I have to admit that I was nervous about getting a bra that I hadn't tried on first. But picking something out online actually helped me step out of my comfort zone. I skipped padding for a change and opted for a lace balconette instead of my usual push-up. I was in love!  

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