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Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Advisor

Make the most of what you’ve got by implementing my streamlined fashion stylist skills to stylishly increase your polished presence + self-confidence.

Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Mentor

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From Plus size to not, what to wear as you lose weight?

Dear Sharon: I have undergone weight loss surgery and am about half way to my goal; just over 50 pounds gone so far. I have always been a plus size gal and I find that I have no idea where to start with clothes shopping in smaller sizes. I don’t know what looks good on me or…

Published on April 24, 2013

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Stylist Advice- Plus Size Layering, Define A Focal Point

Dear Sharon:  I am overweight. Sometimes I wear blouses open with turtlenecks underneath. Can you wear a scarf with the open blouse and turtleneck? (C.M. via Fashion Advice)   I’m not sure that I love the way you start out your question by announcing that you are overweight. Regardless of your size, we ALL need to make…

Published on November 20, 2012

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It’s Black and White- Fashion for your size that’s age-appropriate too!

Whether you’re a size 2, 12, or 22 there is no excuse not to look fabulous at any age! Knowing your body and what works isn’t always easy, however. Then, when the latest trends are thrown into the mix, the result can be confusing.  High fashion magazines aren’t always entirely helpful. They don’t translate into…

Published on January 03, 2012

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Holy Cannoli, It Costs More to be a Plus-Sized Gal

Study reports a financial whopper to be a big gal!It costs at least $4,879 more a year to be an obese woman than "regular-sized" and nearly twice what obese male counterparts have to pay, reports a study in The New York Post."It's much harder to be an obese woman that an obese man," said researcher Christine Ferguson, a George Washington University professor." That $4,800 number is a very conservative number."The story continues to say that according to the study obese women don't earn as much as thinner ladies and rank in $1,855 less annually, while big guys are unaffected in the wage department.>> Plus Size Shopping Guide

Published on September 22, 2010

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Figure Flattering Swimsuit Tips For A Curvy or Plus Size Body

We all know how impossible it can be to find a figure flattering swimsuit– even skinny models have their share of fit issues. When you have ample curves, or more of an everyday woman figure, selecting the most becoming bathing suit that shows your body off in the best light can even be more of a challenge.But it doesn’t have to be!Follow the Curvy Fashionista’s tips to look great in one or two-piece swimsuit styles. — S.H.The sun is out, the humidity is high, and invitations are overflowing your mailbox with the summer’s hottest pool party. However, you haven’t the slightest thing to wear to keep you cool and chic. Shopping for a bathing suit can send even the most experienced shopper into cold sweats, so know you are not alone. Beating out denim, swimwear is the hardest thing for a woman of ANY size to shop for!So what is a curvy and fashionable lady to do?Breathe. The latest trends of spring and summer deliver hope and fashion for the plus size woman. While caftans and tunics may seem like the only way to rev up the fashion factor, know that these trends in swimwear translate to fashionable figure flattering swimsuits. Take note of these trends and tips and sashay your curves into the fiercest and most curve friendly swimsuit season yet!SHOP: Plus-Size Shopping GuideWhich trends translate into flattering plus size swimwear and why it works for you

Published on July 20, 2010

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Jeggings and the Curvy Gal

Plus size fashion tips on how to wear skinny jeans, Hint: Fit and fabrication are the most important!At FocusOnStyle we believe that looking gorgeous is not about size but about attitude. Please welcome Marie Leggett, The Curvy Fashionista to share some of her plus size fashion tips about how to make the most of what you’ve got, no matter what size you wear.Marie’s skinny jeans tips are not only for the plus-sized fashionista, but for anyone with a curvy figure who has a tough time fitting into jeans because her body type has some hips and thighs.–S.H. * Curvy jeggings pictured in lead photo: James Jeans, Salon Z Skinny Stretch Denim Jeans at Saks.comAre they jeans or are they leggings?Actually they are both!Just when you thought that skinny jeans couldn’t get any skinnier, we have jeggings amping up the style factor as one of the one of the season’s hottest trends.Now before you ask… YES, the curvy fashionista CAN wear jeggings!Jeggings are this season’s new fusion “it” item for the spring with the combination of the jean and the legging, hence, jeggings- cute right? That’s sounds like something destined for a skinny girl, right?Well, not if you follow some some of my plus size fashion tips about how to work your curves into looking amazing in a pair of well-fitting jeggings.

Published on March 22, 2010

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Mark Fast has models of all sizes on his London Fashion Week fall 2010 runway

Moments before Mark Fast’s Fall 2010 London fashion Week show commenced there was only one question on everyone’s lips

Published on February 24, 2010

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