Plus Musts

Fabulous pieces from the Karen Kane Plus Size collection described in detail from our fabulous in house blogger, Laura Mayo.

New Year, New Look: Wear Karen Kane for a Winter Makeover

Ebony Magazine’s December/January issue had a great story about a makeover for Rachel Jeantel. While she experience some media backlash earlier in the year, she now has many supporters and is excited about celebrating her inner strength. Ebony Magazine gave her a new look in the “Rachel Jeantel: New Year, New Look” spread. She is seen wearing the Karen Kane Denim Leggings (L65512W) with a sweater and vest in a “relaxed and radiant” look. This winter, keep warm while looking great in Karen Kane pants and leggings in Missy and Plus Size. 


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SLiNK Magazine Shoot Features Karen Kane Pieces

SLiNK Boutique is a highly curated luxury fashion boutique for women sized 16+, as well as a magazine with the same mission. They just posted a great video of their most recent photo shoot, featuring plenty of Karen Kane pieces. We spotted the Karen Kane Ruffle Lace Top (3L46533W), Rolled Sleeve Contrast Top (3L25196W), Sleeveless Drape Neck Top (2L13108W) and Tie Dye Maxi Skirt .

 

 

SLiNK has some great pieces from the Karen Kane Women’s Collection on their website.

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Weight Watchers Success Secrets: Wearing Karen Kane

In Weight Watchers Magazine’s September/October issue, Karen Q. shares her Success Secrets and is featured wearing a Karen Kane Spotted Cascade Wrap Dress (1L21031). This dress provides coverage in all the right places, and the faux wrap style creates a very flattering shape. Shop the Cascade Wrap Dress Collection here.


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Karen Kane Super Soft Tanks: “single most useful items you can have in your wardrobe”

Alison Freer, a costume designer, and xojane’s resident clothes editor, wrote a story called ” I Buy This Tank Top for Every Actress I Dress — and It’s Made Right Here in Los Angeles,” calling Karen Kane Super Soft Tanks “life changing.” She explains that she stocks the wardrobe of every show she works on with Super Soft tanks in every color, and makes sure to buy plenty of extras because actresses are always taking them home to keep. An amazing layering piece, also available in plus size, the Super Soft Tank is the foundation to any great wardrobe. Check out the full Super Soft line here. 

Alison also mentions lots of other reasons she loves Karen Kane: being made in the USA, plus size options, and even just the good quality on trend pieces. Read her full story on xojane here.


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Faux Leather, Real Chic

We’re seeing it everywhere, summer leather that is. It’s one of the season’s hottest trends and, well, I’m diggin’ it. From shirts to skirts and playful details, we should all jump on this look. Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall – there’s no excuse not to.

Growing up in Mississippi with scorching heat, my summer staple has always been a cute cotton sundress, most of the time in floral prints and bright colors (which I love), but sometimes I want (need) something different. I’m excited to embrace year round leather and add a bit more edge to my summer collection! Never did I think I would be wearing leather in any other way than a jacket or vest, but let me tell you, when I put this Karen Kane leather inset dress on, I felt FIERCE! Like a diva ready to take on L.A… LOL, just kidding… no, I’m not – I did! This dress falls perfectly over my curves, and the vertical faux leather inset creates a long lean look. I’m wearing this dress with my hair pinned up for a fancy night out or paired with my favorite wedge sandals for a casual look. With fall approaching and more leather on the horizon, y’all had better watch out: here comes diva!

 

Karen Kane Leather Inset Dress

Shop this look at karenkane.com or here.

 

Tell us what you’re loving this season! And check out some of my favorite warm weather leather looks below!

Warm Weather Leather


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Melrose Must-Haves

I started working for Karen Kane a few months ago. As you can probably imagine, the best part of working for a clothing company is the clothes! After working with samples day in and day out, I was eager to get my hands on a few pieces of my own. Working at the headquarters in Los Angeles, I’ve seen the quality and care that goes into each piece we ship out. Can you believe almost all of it is made in sunny California?! When our newest collection, “Melrose,” finally arrived, I had a chance to purchase my first few looks, and I felt like a kid on Christmas morning!

Therefore, for my first post, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you my “Melrose Must-Haves” – the pieces I can’t live without!

  1. Button Up Blouson Sleeve Shirt – 2L25186W
    I consider my style to be a little more laid back, so when I saw a blouse I could dress up or down, I knew it would be my new obsession. My favorite part of this shirt is the color. This particular shade of coral (which we’ve been calling “salmon”) is warm, but not too bold. I also love the fact that this shirt is machine washable. For a girl who uses the dryer to get wrinkles out, it only helps that my new favorite top is perfectly wrinkle resistant!
  2. Contrast Maxi Tank Dress – 2L13084W
    I have some mad love for maxi dresses, but I actually don’t have as many as I would like. They are super easy to throw on and go! I absolutely love how the color blocking creates an illusion of a print and sets it apart for your basic black dress. Also, the rayon/spandex fabric is amazingly soft and lightweight, which makes for a great look…whether it’s casual or more dressed up for the office.

Click on the links above to find out more about my “Melrose Must-Haves” or here to browse some other looks from the collection.

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Seen in InStyle Magazine

Karen Kane’s Super Soft Tank (L26136W) was featured in the July Issue of InStyle as part of the “Full-Figure Flair: Great Style Has No Size” story. The tank was featured alongside brands like Sigerson Morrison, Cole Haan, Furla, and more. The Super Soft Tank is the perfect mix of sophistication and comfort, and is great in any size, for any occasion.

InStyle July 2013 Issue: On stands now.

Super Soft Tank featured on the right.

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Fa-La-La-La-Free $250 Karen Kane Giveaway

Karen Kane is featured again on the “Fa-la-la-la-free” contest page in the Dec. 2012 issue of Redbook. On stands now!

The company is giving away $250 shopping sprees at karenkane.com for six lucky winners!

The featured Red Pleated Waist Wrap Top Dress, 4L14159, looks great!

Redbook Magazine has a monthly circulation of 2,211,659 and we are thrilled to meet their readers!

Happy Holidays all!

December Redbook Cover

Karen Kane Featured Dress

Karen Kane Featured Dress


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Opinionated Girl loves Karen Kane at Gwynnie Bee

Have you heard of Gwynnie Bee? It’s a must for every style savvy curvy girl out there.

Gwynnie Bee is like Netflix for full-figure fashions sizes 10+. Members can choose a subscription service that allows them to “rent” a certain number of fashion-forward items from prominent designers and labels to be worn for as many days as they like. When they want to try something new, they simply send it back and exchange for some new duds! Gwynnie Bee even does the laundry!

Karen Kane shipped it’s first styles to Gwynnie Bee this Fall. Fashion icon and blogger, Laurel Ann Walker, of the Opinionated Girl, loves the looks she currently has in her closet. Including the Cheetah Pencil Skirt from our Fall 2012 Plus Size collection.

For one day only, Gwynnie Bee is offering a free trial promo of their goods & services via promo code TW30DF. Hurry and try it out before the styles are “sent away!”

Karen Kane Cheetah Pencil Skirt #4


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