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?)

ASOS-plus-size-clothing-surcharge

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!

fall-2016-bell-dress-for-sale

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! 

cheap-off-the-shoulder-midi-dress

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. 

sweater-dress-on-sale

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! 

off-the-shoulder-olive-dress

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? 

casual-vest-on-sale-summer

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!

____________________________________________________

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. 

Ciara-Casual-bomber-jacket-style-outfit

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!) 

Dark-destroyed-high-waisted-ripped-denim-jeans

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! 

 graphic-tees-on-sale

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! 

light-bomber-jackets-on-sale-cheap

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 :-)

black-nike-high-top-wedge-sneakers

 

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).

 selena-comfortable-set-style

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. 

iluvsarahii-selena-gomez-matching-hoodie-set

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

camo-hoodie-set-on-sale

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!) 

white-steve-madden-heels-on-sale

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

elle-magazine-gigi-hadid-tan-jogger-set

Here you can get the set below

gigi-hadid-comfortable-hoodie-set

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. 

white-toms-on-sale

______________________________________________

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 

 

Casual denim dress for weekends

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. 
simple-long-dress-for-work

 

 

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?
white-blazer-on-sale
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.
fashionable-black-heels-for-work

 

 

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.  
black-michael-kors-bag

 

 

 

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).

 

elegant-black-dress-for-cheap

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.

 

 cheap-pearl-earrings-on-sale

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. 

 

kate-spade-gold-clutch

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. 

 strap-black-heels-on-sale

 

 

 
 

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! 

 

denim-dresses-for-cheap-sale

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. 

 

 adidas-shoes-and-outfit

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!

 

 quay-sunglasses

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. 

 

moschino-bag-on-sale

__________________________________________________

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 
 
bella hadid transformation

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).

Bella-Hadid-Black-Leather-Dress

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

Bella-Hadid-Black-Leather-Dress
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

Gigi-Hadid-Inspired-Shirt

Shop Gigi Hadid Inspired Shirts for $19.99

Available in colors: Navy, Purple 

Gigi-Hadid-Inspired-Navy-Shirts

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! 

Alessandra-Ambroiso-maxi-dresses

 Shop Alessandra Ambroiso Inspired Maxi Dress 1 for $32.99

Available in colors: White, Black 

Alessandra-Ambroiso-Inspired-Maxi-Dress

Shop Alessandra Ambroiso Inspired Maxi Dress 2 for $32.99

Available in colors: White, Black 

Alessandra-Ambrosio-inspired-maxi-dress

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)

Johanna-Ortiz-Off-Shoulder-Style

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

Available in various colors 

Johanna-Ortiz-Off-Shoulder-Tops

Johanna-Ortiz-Off-Shoulder-Tops

Johanna-Ortiz-Off-Shoulder-Tops

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! 

Carrie-Bradshaw-Sex-and-The-City-fashion

Shop Carrie Bradshaw Inspired Top for $29.99

Available Colors in: White, Light Blue 

Carrie-Bradshaw-Floral-Mesh-Crop-Top

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 

Ps. Here is a 10% off promocode: CHECKOUT