Fashion Brands Shouldn't Surcharge For Plus Sizes | KNOWSTYLE

Fashion Brands Shouldn't Surcharge For Plus Sizes | KNOWSTYLE

As women, we can agree that shopping (itself) can be a challenge.

We are constantly trying to find clothes that fit right, accentuate your curves, and give you a little boost of confidence. However, sometimes we are just out of luck and we can’t find ANYTHING to wear.

So, this is where online shopping (e-commerce shopping) can really help us because it enables us to shop from anywhere (literally). If you like a top or shorts that you see online which is sold in France, you can pay that extra $20.00 international shipping charge and have it shipped to you right in front of your door.

However, I was reading a fashion article published by Yahoo News about Fashion Brands Accused of Charging More for Plus-Size Clothing. To summarize this article, the author Marie-Claire Dorking wrote about how a lifestyle and fashion blogger named BeckyBedBug was browsing through a prominent online retail store, ASOS.com and spotted a price difference of a product. The regular size dress cost around $32 and plus size cost around $46. That is more than $12 dollars difference (Is ASOS.com asking plus-size people to skip lunch one day and purchase a dress?)

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You can also read screenshots of tweets between Beckybedbug and ASOS.com here.

As an employee at an E-Commerce Business such as KnowStyle, I spoke to my colleagues about this matter. We all agree that it is shameful for companies to charge more for plus size clothing because everyone has different body shapes. So, is it necessary for clothing companies to charge differently for the discrepancy between the two sets of figures?

We don’t think so.

“The average American woman weighs 166.2 pounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” published by The Washington Post.  

We understand that companies have to use more fabric in order to produce bigger clothes for plus size women, but that means we should be charging extra for every size: Small, Medium, and Large. I believe in equality and as a woman who shops online frequently, I don’t think it is ethical to surcharge people for the product in a bigger size.

With that being said, KnowStyle is working towards releasing plus size clothing products and we are also conscious about selling clothes that would fit all body types (for the same price). In the meantime, we found some items for you below that are very versatile!

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This bell dress is super cute, comfortable to wear and you can buy it for $15.99 at KnowStyle. It is one of those dresses that are very comfortable, versatile and stretchy which is suited for all body types! 

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Off the shoulder outfits are very trendy right now, and we decided to combine it with a bodycon dress! This dress comes in black and red. I think this fits all body types because it is stretchy and really hugs your body. You can wear some Spanx under the dress, so your body looks nice and smooth. 

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What do you think of this classy dress? It is also a bodycon shape dress, but it hugs your body and it is very stretchy. I love the knit material and the stripes because it actually makes you look slimmer and taller. You can buy it at KnowStyle for $39.99. What I really love about this dress is that you can wear it to work with a jacket or you can wear it out to a happy hour event! 

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If you are one of those short girls, this is the perfect dress for you. It is very loose, so we found a waist belt to show off some curves. This off the shoulder dress is very soft and comfortable. I think this is going to be a hit this fall, especially if you wear it with some high-heel boots! Yes or no? 

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I love love love vests because it always completes a simple outfit. You can wear a simple dress or just a tank top and jeans/shorts and Tada! A vest can change the whole persona. Not to mention, it is a article of clothing that can be worn by anyone (well, as long as YOU like the style). Like the vest? Buy it here!

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Here is another interesting article about different body types. 

SKINNY BODY VS. CURVY BODY (AND HOW TO EMBRACE YOUR BODY)

I hope this article was informational and fun to read. Remember that you should always love your body no matter what, because you are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are. 

Xo,
Jooliana Kim
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Celebrity Casual Outfit Inspirations For This Weekend | KNOWSTYLE

Who is ready for the weekend? (I am!)

Who is ready for fall? (We are!)

Because the weekends are all about being casual and comfortable, we pulled the latest fashion trends that you can rock this weekend. Whether you are having brunch with your girlfriends, grabbing drinks at a local pub or going to some fancy event, it is all about comfort, causal and confidence. Of course, we get our fashion inspirations from one of the leading beauty and fashion magazine, ELLE Magazine where we found these amazing styles and photos Just. For. You. 

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Who loves Ciara as much as we do? She is a total 90's babe that rocked our jams! She's still sexy, fierce and fabulous. Of course she made it in Elle Magazine's fashion website because of her amazing outfit this year to Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Sports. Did you see her dress at ESPY Awards 2016? (I almost died because it was so gorgeous). So, if you like her casual look, we have the perfect outfits to mix and match for you!

These knee ripped jeans have been really popular cause it is skinny jeans and sorta high-waisted! But my favorite part about the jeans is that it is stretchy, but it doesn't stretch out after wearing it long periods of times (no butt crack for me!) 

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To match your jeans, we need a white top. Of course, we have some #slayin tops for you at KnowStyle. My favorite top is the following Killin' it All Day Everyday top because 1) it is super affordable... like $15.99 (seriously). 2) it goes with everything 3) You should be killin' it everyday, girl! 

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Finally, you need some bomber jackets and nikes to complete your Ciara-lookin' outfit! I think light bombers are super comfortable and they are relatively cheap at KnowStyle right now. Not to mention, we have them in white, black, mint and pink. Of course, these babes are on sale right now for $29.99 which is super cheap because originally, it was $39.99! 

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Nikes are sexy if they are worn with the right outfit! Have you checked out Nordstrom's new Nike high top release? Well, here is a link if you like the image below. I love these wedge sneakers because it still gives you a little boost and makes your booty look gooooood :-)

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Up next, we have Selena Gomez in her matching comfy slayyyyyy :) of course, she is such a talented singer, gorgeous and we also LOVE her style. As you know, hoodies are coming back in style for Fall 2016 (according to Elle Magazing).

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First off, let's talk about Selena's sunglasses. As you know, the Cat-Eye sunglasses have been super popular!! Especially, my favorite Quay (love, love, love). You can purchase similar sunglasses right here at Zappos! QUAY AUSTRALIA Invader

Of course we have plenty of matching hoodies and pants sets at KnowStyle. One of my favorite is the one that @iluvsarahii wore in her instagram picture (see below). This gray one has been super popular, so we had to reorder them again! It is great if you are planning on traveling out of town and you want to look comfy and cute. 

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If you like pattern hoodie sets, we also have a camo one too for less than $50.00.

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Of course, some of you like those heels that Selena was wearing while she was walking through the airport! We have the perfect white Steve Madden heels for you. They are on sale and you get free shipping by using promo code: SMFREE50 (Chi-ching!) 

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Do you like Gigi Hadid? I know she's literally one of the top trend setters (close to the Kardashians). I had to show this Tan set that she is wearing, which literally blew up everywhere! We still have a couple of them left at the store and not to mention... It is $19.99 for the top and $19.99 for the bottom (Use promocode: BOS

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Here you can get the set below

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Not to mention, you can get Gigi Hadid's circular rayban glasses here

 If you like Gigi Hadid's shoes, I think Toms are the perfect casual wear for us. Did you know that they donate a percentage of their sales to charity? Always givin' back. 

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I hope this gives you some inspirational /casual outfit ideas for this weekend and here is a promocode for 15% off : CHECKOUT15

Xo,

 

Jooliana-kim-fashion-blogger

IG @Joolianakim

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Fashionable Bloomers 2016 | KNOWSTYLE

Would you believe me if I told you that granny panties and bloomers are back in style this year? 

We believe it. 

Vogue magazine published that these vintage-inspired, high-waisted bloomers are back in style. The magazine stated that familiar clothing brands such as Burberry, Fendi, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana even released new items that follow this trend. Not to mention, it is a fashion trend highly worn by famous celebrities: Beyonce (of course), Kim Kardashian and even Taylor Swift

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(Above) Kendall Jenner Wearing Balmain's Bloomer Style Outfit

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(Above) Bloomer Styles at Burberry Fashion Show 2016 

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If you like the bloomer styles, we have the perfect bloomer-inspired outfits for you at affordable prices. Tap the image for outfit details :-) 

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Like what you see above? Use promocode: Jooliana20 to get 20% off your first order with us! Thanks for reading and happy shopping! 

Xo,

 

IG @Joolianakim

KNOWSTYLEUSA.COM 

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Celebrity Inspired Fashion | KNOWSTYLE

Want to dress like your favorite celebrities? We found the perfect celebrity inspired fashion for less because we want you to look #flawless like them without breaking your bank account.

Here are the latest taste-makers in the fashion industry: Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Johanna Ortiz, Alessandra Ambrosio, and of course Carrie Bradshaw from The Sex and the City (duhhhh).

If you are one of those sexy provocative vixens who love the grungy style with leather. Bella Hadid wore this tight leather dress with her favorite black CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN heels (killin’ those strides babe).

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Shop Leather Dress for $29.99

Available in colors: Red, Blue, White, Black

Bella Hadid Black Leather Dress

Shop Leather Dress for $29.99

Available in colors: Red, Black

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Keep the grunge goin: Gigi Hadid is following her sister’s footsteps. From Gigi Hadid’s matching set phenomenon early this year to now, all grunge rock & role, we have concluded that she can pull off anything (when it comes to fashion). Don't forget, bodychainz and chokers are in as well (She is fresher than 2Chainz

Shop Gigi Hadid Inspired Shirt for $19.99

Available in colors: Navy, Gray

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Shop Gigi Hadid Inspired Shirts for $19.99

Available in colors: Navy, Purple 

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Alessandra Ambrosio is one of those girls who can pull off anything when it comes to dresses and floral prints. Her beautiful, enlightening smile goes with (literally) everything. What do you think of this beachy, floral, maxi dress? You're in luck because we have similar dresses for you! 

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 Shop Alessandra Ambroiso Inspired Maxi Dress 1 for $32.99

Available in colors: White, Black 

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Shop Alessandra Ambroiso Inspired Maxi Dress 2 for $32.99

Available in colors: White, Black 

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Shop Maxi Dresses at KnowStyle

What a babe Johanna Ortiz is. Who is in love with off shoulder tops and dresses? We have so many off shoulder tops and dresses that range from different colors, fabrics and patterns! The outfit choices are limitless. Most of them range from $20 to $50 (for outfit sets)

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Shop Johanna Ortiz Off Shoulder Tops for $18 - $36 

Available in various colors 

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Finally, who hasn't seen Sex and The City? I wish they would bring this show back (I hope they do one day) with new seasons and episodes. We can't get enough of our favorite Carrie Bradshaw! 

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Shop Carrie Bradshaw Inspired Top for $29.99

Available Colors in: White, Light Blue 

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Shop Fashionable Skirts

Thank you for reading this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious long blog post! I hope you look fabulous like your favorite celebrities (ohhhhhh, yeah!) 

 

Xo,

 

Jooliana-Kim-KnowStyle-Fashion-blogger

IG @Joolianakim

KNOWSTYLE.COM 

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Golfing Can Be A Challenge (Sometimes), But You Know What Isn’t?

Golfing Can Be A Challenge (Sometimes), But You Know What Isn’t?

FASHION (Duh).

Hey #KShotties, I wanted to update you on my super exciting boring life.

I developed an interest in golfing (after you know, the hottie Jordan Spieth won the 2015 PGA tour), so I decided to take a mini trip to Top Golf in West Midtown with some of my #BAEs Brooke (IG @Brookenevels ), Tracy (IG @tracyelizabeth18 ), and Casey (IG @liljonesyyy).

I thought it would be a great time to write a blog post because I absolutely SUCK
at golf, but socializing, eating and “pretending” to be the best golf player is always FUN. If you haven’t tried Top Golf’s Mushi (Mexican Sushi), you are MISSING OUT!! They are so creamy, savory and D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S. It literally melts in your mouth (besides the soft tortilla shell).

 Is it just me, or does Georgia weather have a mind of its own? It was freezing outside, so I decided to bundle up in my new fashionable jacket. I love this jacket because it is mostly black and white and it has an accent of nude near my shoulders. When you look at the picture below, you see that the jacket has a collar, but it tends to flap back and forth (it has a mind of its own as well!!).

The gold zippers on the pocket and collar make the jacket very luxurious. The only thing that I wasn’t happy with the jacket was the flappy collar. I like my collars to stay popped (throw back to the Abercrombie and Fitch days), but I figured out a brilliant idea to keep them in place. Use a small safety pin or sew it on… and… TADA!

Some of you #KShotties may like the flappy-ness, but I said “No, thank you.”

 

 *Tap to see jacket details 

 

Oh, and I forgot to mention, we met Atlanta Hawks Basketball Player Dennis Schröder

Xoxo,

KNOWSTYLE

The 58th Grammy Awards (and the best performances ever)

The 58th Grammy Awards (and the best performances ever)

The Grammy Awards ceremony was such an unique, extraordinary, once in a lifetime experience. 

First off, this is an invite-only ceremony, so you have to be an associate or voting member of the Recording Academy in order to attend the Grammys (How to become a member) . Everyone at the event was dressed to impress: from beautiful, lavish gowns to simple cocktail dresses (like mine).

Everyone looked fabulous regardless.

My favorite part was when I ran into my Atlanta Chapter friends and Michele Caplinger, the Senior Executive Director at Grammy Nominanees party.

The award show was about three hours long including commercial breaks. It is definitely a film production catered for the audience watching it on TV. 

The best part about the Grammys is being able to watch A-List talents such as Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Adele, Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt, Demi Lovato, Kendrick Lamar and the legendary Lionel Richie (Click here to view the full list of performers) LIVE!!!! 

My favorite performance was Lady Gaga, Adele, Sam Hunt & Carrie Underwoord (because I love country music) and Kendrick Lamar (he was on fire, literally). 

After contemplating months about which outfit to wear to the Grammys, I finally narrowed it down to a white outfit (My favorite color is white). I am not a big ball-gown type of girl, so I wanted something that was fitting, bright (you can't get brighter than white) and stylish. A week before the event, I found this white dress at the office and I thought "this is PERFECT!". This long sleeve dress with square mesh pattern top was the perfect sexy, but classy dress. It is made out of Terylene, which is the same material that Bebe makes their clothes out of. I decided to wear my white Victoria Secret Bombshell Bra (since I don't have double D boobs), my white Chanel bag, and some white heels. 

I got compliments and kind gestures from various people (men and women) about this dress because it really shows off your curves. The only advice I would give you is... Be careful about ordering colored drinks (like sodas, coffee and red wine) and where you sit. You definitely have to be EXTRA cautious about it because you'll be in trouble! 

Know Style has this Excellent Dress in black and white. It is pricier than other dresses we sell at our store because of the material it is made out of. I will tell you though, it is totally worth the money you spend on it!

After the three hour show, our crew went to the exclusive Red Light Management After Party which was a total blast! My feet were dying though from all of that walking and networking! We met celebrities to producers and the most prestigious industry people. 

Can't wait until the BET Awards in June. Los Angeles, I'll be back (as the Terminator would say).

 

SHOP THE EXCELLENT DRESS

Xoxo,

KNOWSTYLE 

 

THE 58TH GRAMMY AWARDS With Your Fashionable Los Angeles BAEs

THE 58TH GRAMMY AWARDS With Your Fashionable Los Angeles BAEs

Thanks to my friend Carmen Rizzo (did I mention he was nominated for the Grammys, twice?), I went to The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where a Grammy Award Winning Artist Miguel performed to kick off the 58th Grammy Awards weekend.

Visiting from the good old Georgia, I never realized how attractive, hot, and fashionable people are in LA! I saw styles from funky bomber jackets to little black dresses and overly voluptuous fur coats. Not to mention, this lady at the party had the hottest cheetah print jacket and boots (#musthaves).

The best part of the night was meeting a girl named Hannah from Berlin (Yes, her accent is S.E.X.Y) who works for an international PR company called, Bold (Business Time…..hehe). Then I met this hot lady named JES who happens to be a talented #singersongwriter.

Guess it’s totally normal in Los Angeles, California.

I may convince the boss lady (my aunt, the shortie) that I NEED and MUST move to LA. Surprisingly, it was a bit chilly outside at night, so I decided to wear this sweater dress! It kept my neck warm, but not my arms. I got so many compliments from guys and gals about my outfit because it’s so unique. If you decide to wear it out in February, don’t forget a jacket or else you’ll freeze your butt (even though it was 90 degrees in LA during the day) like I did.

Another thing I have to tell you about this outfit is that if you wear a strapless bra, make sure it doesn’t fall down (or just go braless haha). But overall, I’d rate this outfit 9 out of 10 for the hotness and 7 out of 10 for its functionality. TIPS: I think wearing sticky boobs will do the trick next time.

Wear some cute black booties and black earrings to top it off and you are ready to go out and enjoy the night.

 

SHOP THE HALF GREY DRESS

Up Next: The Grammy Nominations Party.

 

Xoxo,

KNOWSTYLE

Skinny Body vs. Curvy Body (and how to embrace your body)

Skinny Body vs. Curvy Body (and how to embrace your body)

In the 1950’s, the famous sex symbol Marilyn Monroe set the trend of embracing voluptuous curves and exceptionally skinny waists.

After the millennium, the new body trend shifted from glorified curves to the almost-anorexic-small-chested-model-lookin’ bods. According to odysseyonline, the writer said that slender bodies became admiring after late 1950's because

“What women needed was to be seen as tough, confident, and capable members of society that had the ability to do anything. With straighter lines and muscular tones, it was easy to see why losing weight would spark the idea that skinny equals capable, because this body structure is very similar to that of males.”

As social media continues to play a prevalent role in society, there has been a controversial issue of which is better, Skinny or Curvy?

The only answer I have for you is: BOTH.

Whether you have that slender beach body or that sexual curvaceous body, just absolutely hate EMBRACE it!! :)

With fashion trends consistently changing over the years, you can flatter your body with certain styles, outfits, and best of all, that expresses your personality and individuality.

We got you covered #KShotties.

Xoxo,

KNOWSTYLE

 Styles for the Curvalicious

 

 

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Styles for the Skinnies

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