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May 5, 2013
Art You Can Wear
Add depth to your wardrobe with new Winter Sun pieces and other gorgeous new Summer styles! These styles truly are works of art that you can wear. Intensely
original, hand-painted and hand-batiked garments allow you to create your own individual look; knowing that what you wear is absolutely one of a kind while
helping make the world a better place.
The Ryder Tunic is made up of cool woven cotton and a mix of
brightly colored patches of beautiful fabric. The eye-catching print and unique asymmetrical hemline intensifies the striking effect. This tunic looks great
when paired with Capri Leggings. This is a great everyday plus size tunic to wear while
running errands or to a weekend barbeque with friends and family.
The Cala Kurta Tunic is the perfect dressy top for Summer and would look
fantastic when worn with our plus size Venus Pants to a wedding or for a busy day at the office. The popular kurta tunic style and
gorgeous colors that are available make this batiked style one of a kind and the perfect piece for you to wear this season.
This Summer, we have a great selection of new brightly colored tops, tunics, dresses and swimwear. New tops, new dresses and new colors so stock up on
your favorite basics in gorgeous Summer colors before they sell out!
The Pleat Front Denim Dress is the perfect
casual Summer dress for a comfy and trendy look that can be dressed up with bright accessories and a fun pair of shoes! This dress is great because you
can pair denim with anything!
Be sure to stock up on your favorite MiB basics in all of the beautiful Summer colors we have to
offer. Whether you are a fan of our popular Short Sleeve Oversize Shirt or you prefer a more contemporary style such as our
plus size Hadley Tee, you'll be sure to find what you're looking for in a color that suits you.
Click here to shop MiB's new plus size Summer Collection!
We are so happy to announce the winner of our 2013 plus size Model Search...Congratulations to Judy from Florissant, MO! This was such a tough decision as we had so many gorgeous women enter our Model Search. Be sure to check back to see Judy modeling in one of our upcoming seasons!
Your favorite! A color a day for work and play! Our plus size 100% cotton Undies are a customer favorite and have received high ratings.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you. These are the best panties I have found. The fit is terrific and they are so very comfortable." - Angela
These plus size Undies are made of an ultra-soft cotton jersey that will keep you comfortable all day long. Sewn to last, these cotton Undies have covered elastic at the waist and legs and come in basic black and white as well as other fun colors like blue, pink and green.
These easy-care machine washable plus size Undies are made in the USA and will last wear after wear.
Special offer for a limited time only - Buy 5 white or 5 colored Undies and save $10! Buy 5 pairs of white Undies and pay $17/each, buy 5 pairs of colored Undies and pay $19/each. Use code: UNDIES before this offer ends on April 1, 2013.
Click here to shop MiB's best-selling plus size Undies.
The upcoming Spring season, brings new styles to MiB! New tunics, new dresses and new colors in your favorite, ever-popular basics!
The Kadee Dress is the perfect flowy Spring dress for a comfy and trendy look for going out with friends or attending a wedding! This sleeveless dress is perfect to wear on a warmer day or can be dressed up with more coverage when you pair it with the Kadee Jacket.
Be sure to stock up on everything from swimwear to dresses and tunics and our popular plus size crop pants new plus size styles so you can stylish and comfortable all season long.
Changing seasons bring changing styles. We are proud to release our newest fall plus size fashions for 2012. This season we have an array of upper plus size long tunics and cozy sweaters and cardigans in gorgeous jewel tones.
The Versa Sweater is one of our new cozy plus size sweaters that pairs perfectly with jeans or leggings for a comfy weekend outfit.
Also new for this fall season: the plus size Cuff Long Sleeve Oversize Shirt, the 100% cotton shirt that is styled after our plus size Long Sleeve Oversize Shirt. Thanks to your feedback and desire for new style options, we designed this shirt with button cuffs and no pockets. It's a smart clean look that will carry you through the season.
Back by popular demand, these 6 new for summer styles are some of our most popular styles. One of the new plus size styles that is back in stock is the Dani Top. With its classic polo shirt styling, this upper plus size top is a comfy favorite available in six colors. The plus size Dani Top looks perfect when paired with your favorite MiB plus size jeans for a casual and comfortable look.
Plus Size Jeans and T-Shirts: Stay Cool in Summer Weight Denim
Four pieces from MiB are featured on Kim Brittingham's blog.
"Jeans and a t-shirt. It’s the classic uniform for relaxation.
But many of us put aside our favorite denim when summer heat sets in. Seems a shame that the season of relaxation should be inconsistent with comfy blue jeans.
Thanks to great styles of summer weight denim, you can continue playing in jeans, right through the most sweltering months.
I’ve hunted down four perfect picks for summertime jeans in plus sizes, and paired them with fun t-shirt options in sizes to 7X — along with jazzy sandals available in wide widths, for cherubically chubby feet!"
With summer fast approaching, MiB offers all the styles you’ll need for every occasion. We offer plus size crop pants in crinkle cotton to keep you cool. The Arista Crop Pants are offered in basic black and white and also fun summer colors like green, lilac and marine blue.
Looking for the perfect shorts for when the sun really shines? MiB’s Stretch Twill Shorts are made from a soft cotton twill with a hint of spandex. These plus size shorts pair perfectly with a basic tee or one of our new summer print tees. The stretch in the shorts will make them the ideal choice for a summer barbeque in the heat or a stroll through the park on a relaxing weekend.
The plus size Venus Crop Pants are a winning choice for a dressier occasion in the warmer weather. These crop pants are perfect to wear to the office with a buttoned up blouse or to a summer celebration with a gorgeous flowing top. These 100% rayon pants also feature an elastic waist for comfort and pockets for convenience and are available in extended plus sizes.
Be sure to stock up now on these summer basics and give us a call M-F, 8-5 PST at 877-644-1995 if you need assistance in putting together the perfect Summer outfit.
It’s time to build your plus size wardrobe! MiB Plus Size is having a Stock-Up Sale! Buy any 1 of the selected favorite styles and get a 2nd at 50% off. Over 20 styles to choose from!
This season is in full bloom and it’s the perfect time to grab great deals on classic plus size and super plus size basic tees and pants. We have a variety of plus size tees available from short sleeve to long sleeve turtlenecks. Have you been searching for the perfect plus size crops to wear this season? We have plus size and super plus size crops, pants and jeans to choose from, all with the comfortable, flattering fit you depend on in size 0X to 8X from MiB.
This great offer from MiB plus sizes is only available until 4/13/12 so shop now and stock up on these upper plus size basics.
Add a little sparkle and shine to your holiday ensemble! These plus size picks are perfect for a company holiday party or a gathering with family and friends.
With delicate embroidery throughout the whole blouse, the plus size Satin Trim Blouse is the perfect choice this holiday season. Dress this blouse up with our popular Wide Leg Venus Pants, cute flats and a fun necklace to wear to a holiday party or dinner with family. This blouse is trimmed in gorgeous coordinating satin which adds a feminine touch. Available in Beet, Black or Navy, this long sleeve blouse won’t be too heavy to wear all day long. Available for $69, this plus size style is lightweight and made of 100% cotton.
Keeping it casual but craving something eye-catching? The new plus size Royale Henley Tee is available in three fabulous winter colors (Charcoal, Heather and Plum). This new tee will be your go-to favorite with its subtle stripes that add visual interest. Long sleeves and classic Henley styling make this top perfect for pairing with MiB’s Relaxed Fit Jeans and kicking back comfortably this holiday. This comfy plus size shirt is available in three colors for $59.
Looking for the perfect addition to your already marvelous plus size holiday outfit? Wear the new Crinkle Swing Jacket in Burgundy, Navy or Silver over your favorite basic tee to dress up your look. You can easily go from day to evening in this jacket by adding accessories for a night out or a fancy holiday get together. This fun fashion jacket can be yours in any of the three gorgeous colors for only $69!
All these styles are available for $69 and under! Shop now to get these great styles before the Holiday season sneaks up on you!
Searching for the perfect top to wear this holiday season? MiB has over 20 new tops for the cold weather season. Whether your holiday tradition is dressy or casual, we have the perfect top for you.
Searching for the perfect top to wear this holiday season? MiB has over 20 new tops for the cold weather season. Whether your holiday tradition is dressy or casual, we have the perfect top for you.
Going somewhere that requires a bit of glitz and glamour? MiB’s Shimmer Blouse comes in four different colors (Antique Jade, Beet, Peacock and Wineberry). This gorgeous plus size blouse is made from a shimmery rayon fabric refecting yuor inner radiance. The Shimmer Blouse looks great when you pair it with our Wide Leg Venus Pants that are cut full through the leg for non-clinging comfort.
Our new Symphony Cowl will be a great choice for those who want to look a little dressier and prefer matte over shine. Available in four fabulous colors (Black, Rust, Teal and Violet), the neckline of this top nicely frames any necklace you choose to wear. We suggest pairing this top with the Silver Cinque Necklace. For ultimate comfort and style this holiday, pair the Symphony Cowl with the new Symphony Pants.
If you are looking to keep it casual this holiday season, be sure to pick up the MiB Flannel Blouse in either Red or Green. Pair this plus size flannel with Relaxed Fit Jeans and a cozy pair of boots. This fabulously soft and cozy 100% cotton flannel will transition nicely from dinnertime to curling up fireside.
Long week? Time to wind down with the great styles from MiB that are perfect for a weekend full of relaxation and recharging.
First up is the Bindi Tunic. Made of a luxuriously soft rayon jersey, this plus size style goes well with our equally comfy Anywhere Pants or a pair of MiB Leggings. This tunic also features bright tie-dye along the asymmetrical hemline that will be sure to brighten up your day.
Another fall favorite that is perfect for kicking back and keeping cozy is the Jasper Vest. This lightweight style is perfect for layering over a basic tee or the popular Mock Turtleneck. With a hint of stretch, the plus size Jasper Vest looks great in Black, Heather or Wine and flatters every shape.
Spending the weekend relaxing outdoors? Look no further than the plus size Quilted Swing Coat. This cozy, quilt-like coat is perfect for crisp morning walks or chilly nights spent by the fire. Featuring a pleat below the back yoke, this jacket is cut full near the hemline and perfect for fuller hips. Choose either Black, Astronaut Blue or Dragonfly Green and keep warm this weekend.
Are you looking for a cling-free fit that won’t pull or feel tight when you sit down? MiB has a variety of swing styles that are perfect for pear shapes. Whether you prefer tees, tunics or jackets, MiB has a swing style to suit your curves.
Swing style tops and jackets are great for full hips and tummies because they angle out at the hips, floating over your curves.
MiB is featuring three different tops that all have one thing in common…the flattering and comfortable swing silhouette.
The plus size Erika Swing Tunic is a Fall favorite. Along with the softly flared silhouette, the Erika Swing Tunic catches your eye in four fabulous colors. The cotton/linen blend tunic has two front pockets and looks great when worn with leggings, cute boots and a scarf.
Looking for something shorter than a tunic? You’ll love MiB’s Stripe Swing Top. Offered in five colors, the plus size Striped Swing Top is 100% cotton and a perfect match for your favorite MiB Jeans. This flattering plus size top also features long sleeves and a purl stitched hem.
Looking for something to layer against the chill in the air? You’ll be sure to feel cozy and chic in the Harper Swing Jacket. This versatile and vivaciously colored jacket features the popular swing silhouette and other gorgeous details. Hand-batiking, a notched collar and ¾ sleeves are all details that will make you love this jacket even more.
While swing styles are ideal for fuller hips and tummies, this style can be worn by anyone who loves style and a flattering fit.
New for fall at MiB are some of the coziest plus size sweaters ever in rich, gorgeous colors! Whether you like an open cardigan to pair with a basic tee, or a flowy pullover to cover your middle, MiB offers an array of comfy, flattering plus size styles. You're sure to find a design that works for you all season long.
Available in three fab fall colors, the trendy Ashland Cardigan features a shawl collar and an open front, perfect for showcasing our coordinating Stripe Tee This ultra-soft ribbed sweater has long sleeves for cooler days but also looks great when pushed up to the elbow when you’re feeling warm.
Another timeless look is a V-neck sweater. The V-neckline is universally flattering and looks even better when paired with a fun scarf, like our Winter Sun Scarf. Our Sierra Sweater is available in gorgeous jewel tones and has short sleeves for more arm movement while still keeping you warm. This style would look great with any of the MiB vests, as well.
Any solid color sweater can be dressed up with a fun necklace or scarf, bringing the focus to your face and decolletage. Try pairing a basic black sweater with a bold, bright colored necklace!
Sweaters provide nearly infinite pairing combinations. All MiB plus size sweaters coordinate beautifully with your favorite pair of jeans for a comfy, fashionable look. Layer sweaters with a longer top and leggings for relaxing on the weekends while cozying up with a good book or your favorite show. Add a belt to accentuate your curves and head out to take on the world!
Autumn's arrival brings new MiB styles for your perfect-fit plus size wardrobe: Clothes that complement your curves without skimping on fashion. Our Fall collection offers a wealth of seasonal choices plus the classic quality favorites you expect from MiB. We're committed to bringing you perfectly sized, perfectly lovely clothing you can feel good about wearing - all season long. Inspire Romance. Elegant lines, captivating curves, beautiful you. Our plus size Luxor Crinkle Tunic (right) combines vibrant color and irresistible texture to convey elegance and versatility.
Love your curves in the plus size Nina Dress (left). A hint of spandex delivers the perfect fit while the ruffles at hem add the style you crave. The Nina Dress was featured at Five Favorite Things this week. Thanks, Moe!
The plus size marketplace is crowded, but not all plus size clothing collections are created equal. We're proud that MiB stands out from the rest and attribute our success to one thing: community.
When it comes down to it, MiB is about people. People dedicated to developing patterns that achieve the perfect fit for plus size women. People finding artisans across the globe who create exquisite fabrics for our collections. People focused on sourcing fiber-reactive dyes, finding paper from sustainable forests and implementing green business practices.
And that's just the beginning. Our community includes our models - whose curves provide the proportions for exceptional fit. It includes our team of style specialists who act as your personal shoppers. It includes those who package and ship your order with care and diligence.
All of our teams are part of a broader community - the plus size community. A community that includes our customers, our coworkers, our families, and our friends. That's why creating beautiful clothing isn't simply a business. It's our passion and our life's work. That's what sets MiB apart.
Delicate bodice pintucks and soft crinkle cotton make the plus size St. Croix Blouse a must-have. Styled to flatter apple-shaped figures, this easy-care classic is perfect for summer.
Shop now for the gorgeous plus size Kaylin Blouse. Embroidery brings this blouse to life, adding stylish details to a classic cut. Made with the legendary MiB fit, you are assured of a flattering top you'll wear again and again.
MiB's attention to detail makes all their plus size clothes exceptional.
Longtime MiB model, Tesia Johnson, dreams of educational opportunities and success for economically disadvantaged children. Her vision led to her involvement in the
"I Have a Dream" Foundation, a non-profit foundation that supports children from elementary school through high-school graduation in order to prepare them for college acceptance. "I Have a Dream" makes a long-term commitment to these kids, providing them with mentoring, tutoring, academic advising, social and cultural enrichment activities and parent workshops.
MiB shares that commitment, which is why we will donate $10 from each sale of our NEW Carri Tunic to the "I Have a Dream" Foundation. MiB will also match your direct donations to this foundation.
Tesia has worked on three IHAD projects in the past six years and says, "We KNOW and have proven over and over that when you set high expectations for children and give them the proper support to reach those expectations they WILL succeed."
MiB will donate $10 from each sale of the Carri Tunic and will match individual donations up to a combined total of $1,000.00 for 2011. You can make a direct donation to IHAD at www.ihad-eastoakland.org. Use the "Network For Good" button and enter MiB MATCH in the box labeled, "Designation".
One of the latest trendy swimsuit style by MiB is the Halter Swimsuit featuring retro pin-up style and a classic navy and white polka dot pattern.
The fun details of the Halter Swimsuit make it perfect for a sunny day at the beach or reading a page-turning book by the pool. The Halter Swimsuit has ruching across the stomach for a flattering waistline while the flirty skirt provides you with maximum coverage and style.
The Leah Swimsuit is cleverly designed to mimic a two-piece suit with the comfort of a one-piece suit. Loose fitting around the mid-section, the Leah Swimsuit perfect for fuller hips. The flowing attached skirt makes the Leah Swimsuit the perfect suit for plus size women with fuller thighs.
For those who prefer a more "mix-and-match" approach, the classic Swim Top from MiB is a perfect choice. It comes in five different colors, (red, black, blue, purple and turquoise) and they all coordinate perfectly with MiB Swim Shorts. This is a great basic swimsuit to have in many colors as the great fit and classic design will never go out of style. Add a floppy hat and chic sunglasses for casual chic.
Ready to say "Good-bye" to winter? MiB can help with some gorgeous new styles for spring. Breezy, stylish plus size and super plus size designs have arrived at MiB and we can't wait to share them with you! The New Lisha Blouse (left) brings sheer bliss and a touch of embroidery to your spring wardrobe.
The New St. Tropez Top (right) is a sophisticated top featuring a modern graphic print with contemporary styling details. Certain to become a go-to favorite, this top is easily paired with denim or dressier pants.
Treat yourself to something sweet this Valentine's Day!
Choose your offer from MiB! For a limited time only, MiB is letting you choose your offer! So what'll it be? Free Shipping? 20% OFF your entire order? Or 40% OFF just one item? Offer good through February 14, 2011 so shop now.
We are thrilled to bring you the latest plus size styles with the legendary MiB plus size fit you've come to expect. Our Rose Tee has a trendy screen-print with a splash of bling. The scoop neck and light texture are on-point fashion-wise and the 100% Cotton fabric fits like a dream.
Looking for something to dress up or down? The Tango Tunic can't be missed.
Stylish and contemporary, the Tango Tunic offers a stunning graphic rose print. The contrast trim adorning the open Y-placket, side vents and sleeve opening make this a truly special top. You can wear it now layered over long-sleeve tees and wear it alone and breezy all through the warmth of spring and summer.
MiB is proud to introduce our newest, best fitting plus size clothes for spring!
The flattering Sammi Top is a modest yet flirty fashion statement with contemporary appeal. A-line style provides ample room for hips and is especially suited for pear-shapes.
The Simplicity Collection is designed with for the professional plus size woman on the go. Created from easy care fabrics with gorgeous drape, the Simplicity Collection offers a flattering fit that's wrinkle-free and ready to wear. Treat yourself to comfort.
This weekend only, MiB is offering an additional 20% OFF all Clearance items! Use Promo Code: 2011MIB in your cart and save today!
Now is the perfect time to reinvent yourself completely or simply add some more style to your plus size wardrobe! Recent markdowns include the Joni Beaded Blouse, (left) a stylish classic you can wear again and again. The Hanna Blouse (right) is a best-seller from last summer when you first fell in love with the waist-flattering pin-tucks and sweet details of this 100% cotton blouse.
All-Out Fall-Out Clearance Extravaganza PLUS Free Shipping!
It's here! MiB's HUGE All-Out Fall-Out Clearance Extravaganza! For a limited time, add a clearance item to your order of $150+ and the shipping is on us! Use Promo Code: CLRFS at checkout and get free standard domestic shipping before midnight, December 24, 2010.
Looking for the perfect gift for your plus-size friend? Grab an MiB Gift Certificate! Always the perfect fit!
We at MiB have been working hard on improving our web site lately. New additions include the ability to sort by ratings and price as well as size. We've also added Live Chat so you can ask our Customer Service Team members any question you might have about plus size fashion, fit or style.
Did you know that at the beginning of every season, we hold a fashion show with all the new products? Our Design and Merchandising teams show off the results of their hard work and our Customer Service Team members as well as the Web Team examine the clothing in detail. We touch the fabric, examine the seams and details, admire the designs and prepare to answer your questions. MiB customers have discriminating taste and expect the best plus size fashion has to offer! And we expect nothing less of ourselves.
If you haven't already heard of her, Kara is a dynamic example of an active plus size woman. Her book, Fat Woman on the Mountain, was published in September and she's heading back up Kilamanjaro in February 2011!
In her own words...
Fat was swallowing my
dreams. It served as a
cocoon of sorts while I, like
many obese people, lived a
life of contradiction.
I longed to climb the highest
mountains in the world but
the only thing that went up
was my weight.
Copyright 2009 / Fat Woman on the Mountain /
Kara Richardson Whitely
MiB is thrilled to support Kara on her journey. She looks great in MiB's Laynie Top. Be sure to get your plus size organic cotton Mandala Tee from MiB today. Both shirts were just marked down so move fast!
Sally E. Smith is a passionate supporter and advocate
for plus-size women. She has been the editor-in-chief for BBW Magazine and was
the executive director of NAAFA for 11 years. She is also a long-time MIB
customer and we are very excited to feature a series of her articles written
from the perspective of a plus size woman.
"As plus-size women, it can be a challenge for us to love and appreciate our bodies. After all, we’re constantly bombarded with media and advertising messages that clearly communicate that we don’t measure up to societal standards of beauty. We may be told by those who are supposed to love us unconditionally that we would be more lovable if our bodies were smaller. We are subjected to indignities small and large as we move about in the world."
Fall in love with our new
Desiree Jacket. Gorgeous blue print with solid trim reverses to solid jacket with printed trim. Cleverly attached decorative buttons and light quilting make this a plus size wardrobe staple.
Black and White add style to your plus size or super plus size wardrobe!
Punch up your wardrobe with new markdowns on MiB's Fresh and Fabulous Black and White Fashion!
Whether you need a new shirt for the office like our gorgeous Whitney Cotton Shirt or a new casual shirt like our Tivoli Tee (a 4+ star customer favorite, btw!), you'll add energy to your wardrobe with MiB's Black and White Plus Size Style!
FREE Cozy Scarf with Coat purchase PLUS $10 OFF your next order!
A Special Gift for YOU! Buy any one of the selected MiB Coats and receive a FREE Cozy Scarf PLUS $10 OFF your next purchase from MiB! Simply choose any one of the gorgeous plus size coats listed below and receive our beautiful Cozy Scarf absolutely FREE! Not only that, we'll also send you a code to receive $10 OFF your next purchase of $75+! To take advantage of this terrific offer, choose from the plus size coats and jackets listed below. Use Promo Code: FGIF10 at check-out to receive your free gifts. Selected Coats:
Let's talk about skirts. I've talked to some of you who were looking for skirts and now I want to hear from the rest of you: What style of skirt works for your curves? I love skirts that I can wear over tights or leggings in the winter or with sandals and bare legs in the summer. I like all different lengths but most of my favorites are knee-length, A-line skirts.
Let us know what style of skirt works for you! We're always updating our plus size designs and put many of our customer suggestions into production.
That's right, MiB is making room and clearing space! Now's your chance to SAVE on Summer favorites!
No matter what season you're shopping for, you know you can count on MiB's commitment to Quality, Fit, Service. We don't want to sell a single garment that we can't stand behind and we strive to provide the best-fitting plus size clothes around.
Shop our SALE today and buy MiB's legendary quality clothing at discounted prices!
That's right, ladies. You heard it here first. MiB Collection is looking for Fit models. You know we can't design our stunning plus size clothes without beautiful plus size women to fit them on! MiB is committed to the best fit a plus size garment can have and so we need plus size fit models.
If you are in the Northern California Bay Area, are taller than 5'6" with a well-proportioned physique, we'd like to hear from you! You must be able to provide your own transportation to the MiB Collection office in Cotati, California and payment is in merchandise credit.
Whew, today flew by! I could swear it was just 10 minutes ago that I poured my coffee and greeted the day! I have to admit though, I love this time of year, no matter how rushed. I may have spent too many years in school but to me, Fall means new notebooks, a fresh supply of pens and back-to-school shopping. It may be hot outside but I'm thinking of sweaters and boots and light layers against the evening chill.
MiB Collection has some gorgeous plus size clothes to carry you from the heat of summer to the fall. Today's favorite? The Tunic Dress. The picture doesn't do this sweet plus size dress justice! Gorgeous cowl neckline, long sleeves and above-the-knee length make this a plus size wardrobe staple. Flattering, comfortable and easy to dress up or down. What's not to love?
Summer has flown by here at MiB. Some of us are deep into our New Fall Catalog, (request yours here now!) and some of us are prepping the Winter book and still others are designing plus size clothes for next Spring! We're all looking forward to meeting our Design Contest Winner next month!
Have you seen our newest sweaters? Introducing the NEW Rylee Cowl Sweater! The Rylee Cowl Sweater is a new style, perfect for Fall. It has a traditional cowl-neckline, 3/4 sleeves and side slits making the Rylee a perfect choice for your plus size wardrobe. Available in Black, Infinity and Russet, this is one 100% cotton sweater you won't want to miss.
Check back tomorrow for the next featured product from MiB Collection!
It's that time again! Time to save BIG on your Favorite Plus Size Pants from MiB Collection! Buy any 3 pair and take 50% off your lowest price pair! That's right, choose any 3 of our gorgeous Plus Size Pants and take 50% OFF the lowest price pair. Or buy 6 and take 50% off the 2 lowest priced pairs! Hurry though, the sale ends September 8, 2010! Stock up and save today!
The pants from MiB Collection have long been our best-sellers. We have the World's Best Fitting Pants! When it comes to pants, we have styles to fit every plus size shape. With fabrics ranging from comfy cotton jersey to casual twill with a touch of spandex added for stretch, you'll quickly discover the plus size pants you've been searching for. Most of our pants feature side-seam pockets, elastic waistbands and are made in the USA!
From casual and active to career and dressy, we have the pants you need every day.
Announcing the winner of the Dream Big Design Contest!!
Congratulations to Ava-lyn L! Her gorgeous design was chosen by the MiB Team as the Winner of our Dream Big Design Contest!!
And it wasn't easy. So many of you sent in wonderful designs for plus size clothing - it was a hard choice to make. Ava's design will be put into production and available to you in our Summer 2011 catalog! Stay tuned for more details....
You submitted designs for outfits of all styles and colors. We pored over them and considered how each designer thought about the plus size body and shared their vision of what plus size clothing should look like. We considered aesthetics, practicality, and ingenuity and in the end, Ava's design was our first choice.
We can't wait to bring Ava's design to production and we're all looking forward to meeting her when she enjoys her free trip to California!
Are you ready to add some beautiful new Fall Styles to your 2010 wardrobe? In soft and cozy fabrics in rich Fall hues, that will help you welcome the season of Changing Leaves with open arms? Then you're in luck!
Yesterday we added just a few of our new Fall 2010 MiB Styles so that you can take a sneak peek at what lies ahead for Fall.
Our NEW Fall Styles will go LIVE tomorrow, Saturday, July 17, 2010! So be sure to shop today and tomorrow and get your size and favorite colors before they disappear!
We are thrilled to offer our plus size Rose Swimdress. Offered in Women's Sizes 26W - 36W. Offered in Blue, Green and Orange.
Full skirt with attached matching brief. Slightly padded soft bra cups. Supportive mesh lining from bra to brief. Front and back princess seams give a flattering and slimming silhouette.
Moderate scoop back provides extra bust support. 1" wide shoulder straps. 80% Nylon/20% Lycra. Hand wash/Dry flat.
Designed with a focus on style and fit, MIB fashion swimwear is not intended for daily use in a chlorinated environment. We highly recommend immediate rinsing after use in a chlorinated water to ensure longer wear of the garment.
your design is the winner, MiB will fly you and a friend to the Beautiful Northern California Wine Country for a 4
day, 3 night trip (airfare and hotel included). You will also win $500 CASH!
Whether you've always
dreamed of becoming a fashion designer or simply have one sensational idea, we want to hear from you! It's easy
to enter! Send us a sketch, record a video or take a photo of your Dream Design in a
way that expresses your vision with as much detail as possible.
Just in time for Summer Fun...MiB is having their Memorial Day Sale. You'll get an additional 20% OFF already marked-down items in our SALE
category. Everything from MiB blouses, pants, dresses, jackets and more! This limited
time sale ends at midnight on Monday, May 31, 2010. Use Promo Code MCL10 during check-out.
HURRY...don't miss out on these fabulous prices on your favorite MiB Styles!
Stock up on one of our customer's favorite pant styles...our Easy Pants. If you
purchase 2 Easy Pants, you'll get 1 additional Easy Pants for FREE. Easy Pants come
in a wide variety of colors which will work beautifully with your new summer blouses and tees. Use Promo Code
B2G1E during check-out. This offer ends at midnight on June 2, 2010.
* They come in a rainbow of garment-dyed colors to match your every mood
* The Long Sleeve Oversize Shirt has elastic cuffs for comfort and ease of movement
* Button front
* Shirttail hem
* Breast pockets
* Pleated front & back yoke
* Machine washable
* 34" long in size H
Get Ready for Summer Fun!
Just added...more NEW Swimwear and Coverup Styles!
Are YOU ready for Summer? We've just launched our expanded line of colorful, sized to fit, Summer '10 Swimwear Collection! Be sure to get your size before it disappears as our Swimwear goes fast as soon as the sun begins to shine.
PLUS from now until 11:59pm PST, on Friday, May 14, 2010 get $5.00 OFF MiB Swim Shorts! Use Promo Code: 5OFF during check-out. Click HERE for offer details.
Speaking of Summer Comfort...We've Added More Sandals!
Our commitment to delivering perfect fit and sensational style to women of all plus sizes remains unwavering. We are
proud to present the culmination of two years' work in redesigning and refining our smaller sizes for a better fit.
We took sizes E and F and split them into four sizes to offer you the best fit possible.
We created a
smaller size C and a new size D from our former size E. Plus, we transformed our size F into a new size E and an
improved size F.
As always, we're here to answer any and all questions regarding your fit.
Simply call our Customer Service Team Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 5:00 PST at (877) 644-1995
In addition to our new sizes, we have added MiB Contemporary! We
listened to your requests for closer, body-conscious styles that celebrate your sexy curves!
This Spring Fling will have a new special offer daily, beginning on Friday, March 19, 2010, and
then new daily offers on Saturday, March 20, 2010 and Sunday, March 21, 2010 and the last daily
offer will end at midnight on Sunday, March 21, 2010.
Each day during a Fling, the special offer for that day will expire at midnight and a new one
day offer will begin right after midnight on the following day until that particular "Spring
We've decided to help you avoid getting pinched on St. Patrick's Day! Pick any one of the styles (with green accents) displayed on
our special Green Sale category and get $20 OFF that select style from now until
Midnight, March 17, 2010. To get your $20 OFF use Promo Code: 20GREEN during checkout.
Offer expires at Midnight on March 17, 2010. Not valid on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers.
We Need Your Help!
Soon, MiB will be rolling out a new, additional line of clothing featuring sizes beginning at 1X which offer a more
form-fitting silhouette for our MiB customers who have requested a slightly smaller fit. What we need is advice
from our MiB Community on which names they think would work for this new line of MiB Styles. So far we been
throwing these names back and forth: vibe, verve, glamorous, fashionista, but we would LOVE to hear from YOU, our
loyal MiB Community on names that resonate with your own fashion sense. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear your name ideas!
Spring Deals - New Special Value Styles Just Added!
Our NEW Shirt Tank Combo comes with a Shirt and coordinating Tank. Wear them together
or separately. They'll become Spring & Summer favorites for only $69! Making a decision is a snap when you can get TWO tops for the price of one with
our plus size Shirt And Tank Combo.
The sleeveless white knit tank features shirring at neckline on tank top, wide straps for ultimate coverage and
close cut at the bust and armholes to minimize gapping.
The 3/4 sleeve Black and White woven shirt features shirred front yoke, narrow banded button cuffs, collar and
Made of 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
Shirt: 34" long in size H & Tank: 33" long in size H. Imported.
Looking for a warm-weather alternative? Our new
value-priced Dani Top is a combination of the crisp styling of a polo with the lush
plus size softness of cotton jersey. Offered in Black, Diva Blue, Fire, Purple (pictured) and White. Pairs
perfectly with your favorite jeans and crop pants. Features a short front placket with snap closures and a seam
down center back.
Made of 100% Cotton jersey. Machine wash. 33" long in size H.
Refer A Friend to our Showroom & Get $20 OFF
Your Next Showroom Order!
Refer a friend (must be new customer) or family Member
and get $20 OFF Your Next Showroom Order, AND Your
Referred Family or Friend will get $20 OFF Their first MiB
Outlet Showroom purchase. Offer not valid for Online and Phone Orders. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Not valid on previous purchases. Mention this offer when checking-out at the Cotati Outlet
Showroom. Offer expires at closing on March 31, 2010.
EXTENDED OFFER - FREE MiB Signature Market Bag with $150+
Our new Market Bag, a $19 value, is the perfect size for your groceries, picnic supplies and beach gear. To get your
FREE Market Bag, spend $150 or more and use Promo Code GRNSP10
during check-out. One Market Bag per customer. Offer EXTENDED until March 15, 2010!
FREE Standard Shipping - for MiB Twitter Followers' First Order!
*Become a Follower of MiB on Twitter and get FREE Standard Shipping
on first order! Offer expires at 11:59 pm PST on March 31, 2010. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid on
previous purchases. $10 Shipping Credit for International Orders.
Enter to WIN a FREE MiB Blouse or MiB Dress!
*WIN a FREE Blouse or Dress of YOUR Choice! Sign-up to become a
"Follower" of our new MiB Community Blog and you will automatically be entered to Win either a FREE MiB Blouse or
MiB Dress of YOUR Choice. If you sign-up as a Follower of our Blog, from now until March 31, 2010 you will be
entered to Win. Look for the brightly colored "Follow" Button on the top right side above the images of our Blog
Followers, to become a registered "Follower". If you do not already use "Google Friend Connect" you may be asked to
register for that free service first, prior to signing up to follow our MiB Blog.
Is it "Spring Fever" or just our innate company culture? Whatever the reason, we're feeling especially generous
right now and we've just launched some great ways for you to save!
A VERY SPECIAL 3-DAY SALE
Now is the perfect time to shop! We just launched a "Take An Additional 25% OFF MiB Sale
Styles" 3-Day Sale, that ends at 11:59 pm PST, on Saturday, February
27, 2010, that will help you add some smashing new MiB Styles to your wardrobe at significant savings. Always a
We've just added even more new mark-downed styles to our Sale Section, so that you'll
have over 100 styles to choose from! Everything from stylish Plus Size Shoes, Shorts, Pants, Dresses, Tunics,
Blouses, Shirts, Jackets, Coats & much more!
The popular Zig Zag Hem Tunic, at left, is just one of the styles on sale right now,
that qualify for the additional 25% OFF.
To get your additional 25% discount on your Sale Styles purchase, be sure to use our Promo Code SALE25 during
check-out, or if shopping by phone, mention this Promo Code to the MiB Associate assisting you.
GET FREE SHIPPING
Follow MiB on Twitter and get FREE Standard Domestic Shipping on
your first order. Use Promo Code FSTW during check-out. Offer valid for MiB Twitter Followers ONLY. Not valid on previous purchases. Cannot be
combined with other offers. Offer ends on March 31, 2010. Click HERE to Follow us on Twitter!
WIN A FREE MIB BLOUSE or MIB DRESS - YOU Choose the Style!
Sign-up to become a Follower of our MiB Community Blog between
now and March 31, 2010 and you'll automatically be entered in our Drawing for a FREE MiB Blouse or MiB Dress. One
lucky "Blog Follower" will become the Winner and be able to pick out their favorite MiB Blouse OR MiB Dress for
FREE! Click HERE to sign-up today.
FREE MiB Signature Canvas Market Bag
Our new Market Bag, a $19 value, is the perfect size for your groceries, picnic supplies and beach gear. To get your
FREE Market Bag, spend $150 or more and use Promo Code GRNSP10
during check-out. One Market Bag per customer.
MORE SPRING SURPRISES TO COME!
Watch the MakingitBig.com site daily to make sure you don't miss out on any of our up-coming
surprise, "Today's Special" One-Day Sales. We will be randomly picking items to put on sale for one day only and do
this on different, randomly picked days of the week as well.
So far we've featured special one-day discounts on some of our most popular new Spring 2010
Collection Styles as well as offering special discounts on shipping and more for just one day. When we do
launch a new surprise "One Day Special" you will find it displayed on the top right section of our home page. Don't miss out...visit MakingitBig.com daily!
Hilarious NEW "Kim Weighs In" Video - "Have a Bawl"
Well, she's done it again! One of our most talented & loyal MiB customers, Kim Brittingham, just launched her latest video, "Have a Bawl", on YouTube, once again wearing
some of our MiB Styles.
This latest "Kim Weighs In" Video, called "Have
a Bawl", is an hilarious take on the importance of crying. Kim is both humous and convincing as she outlines and
demonstrates why crying is so important for both our physical and mental health.
Kim's new video certainly won't make you cry...except for laughing yourself to tears, but her message is a good one
and we agree.
One of our best customers, Sharon M. from Sebastopol, California, came by our Cotati Showroom recently to purchase a special blouse to wear as an audience member on the Oprah Show taping on January 29th.
The blouse Sharon K. chose is a customer favorite, the Dahlia Blouse.
Sharon's brother got the tickets for her and her sister since Sharon shares the same birthday as Oprah (what a nice
Happy Birthday Sharon and we hope you thoroughly enjoy your "Oprah Experience"!
We'd also like to say "thank you" for honoring us by choosing to wear one of our MiB blouses during your special day!
We just launched our new Spring 2010 Collection online this past weekend. We're very
excited about this year's Spring Collection and we think you will be too! Our customers
tell us what they want...and we listen. So get ready for some pleasant surprises for Spring 2010.
If you'd like to sign up for our MiB Newsletters, so that you'll be the first to know when we add new styles to our
MiB Collection on our site, click HERE to sign up (be sure to scroll down to
the bottom of the page to find the sign-up section).
Our Winter 2009 Collection is Selling Out Fast!
Be sure to check on your favorite Winter 2009 styles to see if your size
available. We have had such a phenomenal response to our Winter Collection
this year, that some styles are down to only a few sizes... so hurry to be sure you don't miss out on your favorite
styles while they last.
One of our popular, go-anywhere Winter Styles is our new Carli Blouse
at right. Perfect for a Saturday shopping expedition paired with our super comfy and stylish Relaxed Fit Jeans.
Here's what one of our customers had to say about her new Carli
"Beautiful blouse! Nice sparkle with the sequins and beads but not overdone! Darker than the pic online with a hint
of deep maroon undertone which I love. Best of all I ordered it in my correct size J ( because the length was
running long ) and it's long enough and fits me right everywhere else! What a pleasure and relief not to have to
order a size K for length and have to take it in everywhere else." --Charlotte E.
More To Come....
We've created this new MiB Community Page as a way to encourage a 2-way conversation with our international MiB Community. We'll be sharing stories about you, our MiB Team, our non-profit events and fun, new things on the horizon.
Bookmark this page now and check back often to see what's happening at MiB!
For over 25 years, Making it Big, inc. has provided its loyal customers with a line of fashionable high quality
Plus Size clothing that fits great and lasts and lasts. Displaying a unique understanding of the fashion needs of
Plus and Super Plus Size women, MiB offers a wide selection of Plus Size fashion styles. MiB covers the essentials
from the much loved tried and true “MiB Basics”, Venus professional line, t-shirts to relaxed fit jeans, plus many
other necessities for the Plus Size woman’s wardrobe. MiB offers sizing designed specifically for “real” Plus Size
women equivalent to traditional sizes 2X to 8X or 22W to 48W. In an industry that considers a size 10 or 12 “Plus
Size” and chooses smaller models even when offering larger sizes, MiB is celebrated by Plus Size women.
MiB sees the importance for Plus Size women to have fun opportunities, which women of smaller size frequently have
an opportunity to experience. In addition, MiB believes in the importance of helping local women during these
challenging economic times. MiB hopes you too can join their efforts to help disadvantaged Plus Size women during
future events. For further information please contact email@example.com.