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
Ciara Style grande

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

KNOWSTYLEUSA.COM 

 

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Outfits For Work, Weddings & Weekends | KNOWSTYLE

Want affordable outfits for work, weddings and weekends? We found some items that you may like to wear this week because we want you to look stylish all the time. 

 

The Work Outfit 

 

Monday through Firday... What will you wear? You want to look attractive, classy and professional at work, right? What about this midi dress? It comes in black, teal and orange. We sold this item so quick that we have other colors coming into the store. It is very affordable and also very versatile. You can't go wrong with this one. If you want to dress it differently, just put a top over the dress, and you will have a different outfit from the one you see in the picture. 
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To match your simple dress, wear a blazer from Loft! Because it is summer, I chose a white blazer to wear with this outfit. White keeps you cool from the sun and it compliments teal very well. Of course, a hint of black wouldn't hurt right?
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I am pretty sure almost every girl has a normal black heel in their closet. If not, you can buy one here! Wear it with black heels and you are ready to conquer the world, babe.
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Finally, if you are wearing black heels, you should wear a black bag to match your heels! Michael Kors have classy bags at affordable prices. It is definitely an everyday-kind-of-bag.  
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The Wedding Outfit 

 

Yes, your friend or family is getting married and you have no idea what to wear to a wedding! You want to look classy, but you also want to stand out? Are you (possibly) looking for your future husband? Well, what about this mini dress? The neckline is a statement outfit, so it will make you stand out as well as look classy (mmhmm).

 

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I recommend you wearing simple earrings with this dress because you want don't want to take away from the dress itself. So, what about a simple organic pearl earrings? It is elegant and simple. Plus, you can't get a better deal than the one from Aliexpress.

 

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Finally, Kate Spade has the cutest clutches and accessories. A simple Kate Spade gold clutch that pairs well with your earrings will complete your outfit. Gold and Black generally compliments itself, so it is the perfect combination of classy and bold. 

 

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Lulus heels are affordable, classy and simple. If you haven't been watching the trend, simple strap heels have been one of the most popular sandals this summer. It basically goes with every outfit and it is different from other shoes out there. Say good bye to gladiators and hello to simplicity. 

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The Weekend Outfit

 

On the weekends, it is all about looking cute and comfortable. It is time to take off your weekday heels and enjoy hanging at a restaurant, the local park or a fun day festival around town. Denim Dresses are perfect to wear out on a weekend because it is usually made with cotton, which means it will keep you nice and cool! 

 

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As you know, the white Adidas sneakers are coming back in style. We found some cute shoes that you can pair your comfy dresses, jogging pants and hoodies with, so you can feel cute and comfortable. 

 

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Quay, Quay, Quay is everywhere. These sunglasses are originally from Australia, but it has  made it's to America (yessss!) Famous fashion bloggers like Desi Perkins and Chrisspy on Instagram are rocking them. Not to mention, all of the Kardashians are wearing 'em too!

 

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Why don't you stand out and check this "IT" bag from Moschino? It is actually 50% off right now, which means you will get a great deal with them. The gold and white bag matches your shoes and your shades, duhhhh! It will hold all of your important goodies in one place while you walk around town. The best thing about it is that it is a shoulder bag, so you won't have to worry about holding it in your hand. 

 

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Well, I hope this helps you stay fashion forward at work, weddings and weekends! Like what you see? Click like and share this blog post to your friends! Thanks again for reading this post!

 

Xo,

IG @Joolianakim

KNOWSTYLEUSA.COM

 Ps. Here is a 10% off promocode for your next purchase: CHECKOUT 
 
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Rhinestones Make Its Way Back To The Fashion World

 

 

 

  | Outfit of The Week : Hot Issue Stone Dress  |

 

Rhinestones are making its way back to the fashion world, but classier than ever. Remember when Ed Hardy Rhinestone Shirts were in style, then Miss Me Jeans with Rhinestones took over.

Now it is time to combine mini dresses and rhinestones, baby. 

This black mini dress is definitely an eye catcher! The rhinestones placed in a symmetrical pattern makes this outfit look very elegant and sexy (because of how short it is).

I am 5'2" in height, so I recommend people with long legs to buy this dress in a size bigger. This dress comes in white and silver rhinestones or black with silver rhinestones. I recommend you to dry clean this dress or hand wash it, so the rhinestones stay in place. 

Wear it with your favorite black Chanel shoulder bag and some simple black heels to complete this outfit. 

 

 

Xoxo,

KNOWSTYLE

 | Location: Chateau Elan Winery & Resort |

March 28, 2016 — KNOW STYLE
Brunch, Drink, Sleep, Repeat *

Brunch, Drink, Sleep, Repeat *

What a weekend #KShotties. I think I ate over 2,500 calories from BRUNCH-ING all weekend.Too many Eggs Benedict and Chicken and Waffles for me...

The Famous Craig Devaney ( Who Is Notorious For Posting Too Many Pics on Instagram @craigd37) invited me and a couple of my girlfriends to an exclusive Brunch (and Campagne) event called, "Black Tie Brunch 2016" hosted by Guestlist and sponsored by Michelob Ultra

Let's just say... This event blew a night out in Vegas and a Brunch in New York City out of the water.

You have to be exclusively invited by Guestlist, so you have to "Request An Invite," online. Then you have the option to buy a ticket or a table (Fancy). 

For this event, I decided to wear a dress that was sexy and classy. I wanted something that was different from a "normal" cocktail dress. I decided to wear my Black Premium Crop Drop & Skirt Set. The best part about this outfit is that it is a two piece, so you can mix and match it with some high-waisted pants or a cute skirt. I like how this outfit made out of mesh because it keeps you nice and cool (especially when you are in a hot environment, oohlala!). The skirt is a little long, so it is kind of hard to get in a car or sit because you can't open your legs (you should be keeping your legs closed anyway, hehe). 

My friends and I headed to the event around 11:00am at STK.  I love that there was a killer DJ playing the coolest, chill EDM tunes as we proceeded to mix and mingle. The whole venue was blacked out, so it felt like you were at a fancy club in Las Vegas or Los Angeles.There were strobe lights and tables full of bottomless mimosas, mix drinks, and our favorite beer Michelob Ultra. 

The menu ranged from simple eggs, bacon and grits to a fancier dish like eggs and steak (yum!). My friend Craig convinced me to try the Chicken and Waffles (My first time trying this southern dish). I must say, I loved the crispy salty friend chicken tenders with savory and sweet waffles. 

Around 1:00pm (yes, I mean it), they turned down the lights and started playing the top 40 hits as the servers handed out glow sticks to all of the hotties! We proceeded to dance, laugh, and enjoy the music and atmosphere for 4 hours (time flies when you're having the best time EVER)!

After 4 hours of raging on a Saturday afternoon, we walked out of the venue asking yourself... "Is it seriously bright outside? Are we in Vegas? What is going on? Next?" 

Well, that was another successful weekend in Atlanta! 

SHOP THE BLACK PREMIUM CROP TOP & SKIRT

SHOP THE BUXOM LIP PLUMPER (Fashion Blogger Brandi's Recommendation) 

*Thank you Dylan York Photography (The best photographer in Atlanta)

for the awesome photos

Xoxo,

KNOWSTYLE 

February 22, 2016 — KNOW STYLE
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 Perfect Friday Night Date Outfit (for Sushi, if you are a big fan)

The Perfect Friday Night Date Outfit (for Sushi, if you are a big fan)

What an eventful weekend!! From a fabulous date with a very handsome guy at UMI (Do you have a Valentine? I need one!! Tick Tock, its only 7 days away) on Friday night to St. Regis on Saturday, then SUPER BOWL (and Bravo to the Broncos and Payton Manning kicking ass whoops) on Sunday!

Is it just me, or are you slightly out of it (mentally and physically) at work today? I need coffee, actually like 10 cups please and extra sugar to make up for this weekend.

Since I was out and about with a very special Jew Boy (for some reason, I tend to be attracted to them), I decided to wear this jumpsuit to the very best Sushi Restaurant in Atlanta, GA.


When I first saw this jumpsuit hanging on a hanger (we have it in black and white, ladies), I was quite hesitant about wearing it because of the neckline. It looked very odd to me and very difficult to zip it up all the way (by yourself). But, my adventurous-self saw Miss Daphne Joy wear this in white so I had to give it a try. The jumpsuit is pretty stretchy (must be the spandex and cotton), so it was pretty easy to slip in and out of it. I am short (yes, 5’2”), so I would recommend you wearing heels with them! I am pretty sure this jumpsuit is made for people with long legs. I wore my red Jessica Simpson heels and red lipstick to match’em and YESSSSS, even the valet guy liked my outfit (Score!!). The only thing I would say that was kind of difficult about this outfit was zipping the zipper all the way to the top. The dog-collar-lookin-neckline looks hot, but it can get uncomfortable, so make sure you have a great sitting posture (Back Straight, Chin Up, #KShotties).


Top it off with some cute earrings, and you, my friend are ready to go out and play with your girls (or impress a guy like I did. Just remember to stay C.L.A.S.S.Y and S.E.X.Y).


I can’t wait to share all of my Los Angeles adventures with you guys (I have a special event coming up, so stay tuned).

 

Xoxo,
KNOWSTYLE

CLICK TO ROCK THE AWESOME JUMPSUIT

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

 

 

Click Here to buy this Pink Mini Dress

 

Click Here to buy this Pink Mini Dress

 

 

Styles for the Skinnies

 Click Here To Buy This Amazing Hoodie

 

Click Here to buy this Lacy Sheer Dress

 

 

Click Here to buy this Classy Cross Back Dress