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November 26, 2009

Yes, No, Maybe: Fashion Bug

Happy, happy Thanksgiving!

Today we are pricing down, to Fashion Bug, which  sells Misses and Plus size casual-wear and lingerie. At the top of the home page, you can opt to shop according to size, including 16-34, 16-32 short (they couldn’t call it petite? Whatever.), and 16-32 long. (Warning: Short and Long selections are limited.) (Misses sizes start at 6). Their sale page is here.

Today they are having the Thanksgiving Day sale, online only, on all their Fall clothing here.


Francesca had a hard time with the “Yesses” and “Maybes” because her personal idea of “casual” is “suede jacket with boot-cut jeans.” So let us get it out of the way: If you are looking for your basic turtlenecks (on sale today for $6 apiece), polo shirts, jeans, panties, and the like, this is a good place to go. It is a good value for the price.

And now for the slightly more Francesca-esque items. Click for outfit suggestions and/or purchase info:




  1. Is it bad that I love the ‘No’ dress? My joy in a nice knit dress for the winter months shall never stop! Although I’m not a huge fan of the colour, I like the details.

    Comment by Boobsihazdem — November 26, 2009 @ 10:33 am

  2. Not just ‘no’, but ‘DEAR GOD NO’, at least for the likes of moi. I am way too a) old, b) short, c) racktacular. Love #1 Yes, would love #2 Yes if it had a V-neck.

    Comment by theDiva — November 26, 2009 @ 12:46 pm

  3. I love the design and idea of the knit dress, but look at the tummy – this is one case where straight lines would be a boon. But I’d much rather where a huge sweater, put on some leggings – and then stay in and read!

    Comment by Diana — November 26, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

  4. The maybe is a “no” as far as I am concerned. I hate that cut–that might be my shape talking (hourglass).

    Comment by Lisa — November 26, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

  5. LOVE the gray “yes” dress. The top outfit, however, looks like something my grandma might appreciate. She’s 90. If you are 90 and perusing this site for fashion tips, more power to you – but I’ll definitely give that one a miss.

    The “no” sweater looks like one of those knitting projects that’s lots of fun to make, but then you finish it and realize it looks good on very few body types, and it’s also amazingly impractical (short sleeves?).

    I would wear the “maybe” dress as a tunic with jeans or possibly leggings and boots. I’d like it better if it had a more interesting neckline and the sleeves didn’t end right at the waist.

    Comment by B.S.A.G. — November 27, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

  6. Knit dresses are the home electrolysis kits of winter casual looks, by and large wonderful in theory and terrible in practice. The problem is, they need to be made for the figure almost exactly, and unless you’re a fit model a la Joy Nash, then nuh-uh. Also, they are generally made out of awful materials, as are only made for a season – I am a total knitwear snob, and can’t be having with them. This year I’ve been rocking a long cardigan with leggings and a belt.

    Comment by Margo — November 28, 2009 @ 10:35 am

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