An invaluable resource for plus-size women of Australia

Over the past five years I’ve invested my energy and passion into providing styling advice, education & empowerment tools, a safe social media environment for discussion and I’ve been a loud voice for plus-size women.

I receive hundreds of emails and social media messages per month requesting assistance with sourcing garments or styling advice from women curvy women Australia wide. You are constantly wondering where to shop for clothes and how to put it all together. I’ve spent wonderful hours working with you one-on-one and in groups, but I thought it was timely to put together a resource that you could have at your fingertips, a one-stop guide to shopping!

Welcome to the Curvy Girls Shopping Guide to Melbourne, Australia. This guide is exclusively designed to provide you with resources for curvy girls in our gorgeous city.  This Guide contains information that has been compiled from my own research and personal experiences. It will be updated on an annual basis to ensure its relevance as stores and labels appear, evolve and change. Everything you need in one place!

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“Hey Janine got my copy and even though I’m in Brisbane like you said GREAT resources that are Australia wide!  Being American it has been difficult navigating beyond the ‘usual suspects’ for a more boutique shopping experience.  LOVE IT!  (Encourage any AU based people to get it!) I’ve read cover to cover & browsed every shop already! (Online that is)” ~  Kenyeal

The guide features detailed listings with all relevant contact details and clickable links directly to retailers and service providers. Fully printable or viewable in PDF.

Topics include:

  • Curvy styling options
  • An overview of plus-size fashion in Australia
  • Sizing Guide
  • Australian plus-size designers
  • Factory Outlets
  • Department Stores
  • Second hand markets and online resources
  • Bridal
  • Corporate Wear
  • Activewear, Lingerie & Sleepwear
  • Maternity
  • Specialty Boutiques specialising in Size 14+
  • Big Brands
  • and so much more…

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Remember, if you need styling assistance or have a special event coming up, I offer lots of options for shopping & styling.

Love your shape!

Janine x

 

Specialist Mastectomy Fitting Services for Women size 8-28+

With the recent news of my beautiful mum Dianne being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, our world was sent into a tail spin of panic, grief, coping and of course a huge learning curve! She is a third of the way down the path of a 24 week treatment cycle. We’ve had some good and bad news, and are taking each day as it comes.

Mum & I during one of her chemo sessions – she’s so brave!

There is alot of information out there to help women in this situation, but I was curious what help there was for women my size, size 20.

Lisa, owner & operator of Lisa’s Lacies agrees and has just opened a new service specialising in mastectomy services for women size 8-28+.

Plus-size lingerie can be just as sexy as the regular variety, and Lisa’s Lacies  has proven this time and time again over the past 19 years as a market leader of larger cup bra fittings providing gorgeous lingerie for women size 8-28+.

But imagine if you were one of the eight Australian women who will hear your doctor say those terrifying words – “You have breast cancer”.  The process of diagnosis to treatment is incredibly difficult, however the emotions associated with learning to feel feminine after a mastectomy or lumpectomy is incredibly challenging.

Utilising her extensive expertise in fitting a curvy figure, Lisa has developed a custom made service specialising in custom prosthetic breast forms and specialist bra fittings for women size 8-28+ offering an extra level of understanding to breast cancer survivors.  Lisa sourced two high quality prosthetic brands, Amoena and TruLife to meet the needs of her customers and their varying body shapes.  Her team has  dedicated Breast Care Consultants trained to marry the breast forms with a beautiful selection of the extensive range of over 174 options of bras to meet the needs of every figure size 8-28+ .

“It’s important to note that the brands I’ve chosen offer a wide range of breast forms and partial shapers that will meet the needs of any woman who has had breast surgery according to her body shape.  I recognise that a woman’s body image and self-esteem is paramount at all times, and most especially at a time such as this”, Lisa says “From recovery care to everyday to fashion bras, we can help”.

The process is simple, ring and ask for the Breast Care Consultant on (03) 9782-5955 to book your appointment at the store in Seaford, Victoria.  At the appointment the patient receives expert fitting advice in a beautiful custom built room providing a comfortable, nurturing and supportive environment.  The consultant will explain and demonstrate the huge range of breast forms and bras available and the patient is fitted in complete privacy.  The appointment takes approximately 1 hour.

One of Lisa’s Lacies Breast Care Consultants is a cancer survivor herself and understands first hand the sensitive care required.

The beautifully appointed specialist fitting room at Lisa’s Lacies in Seaford, Vic

This service is one of a kind in Australia offering expert fitting for all women, but specialising in plus-size, giving this service that extra level of understanding the patient is seeking. This expert service is available now. Please pass on this information to anyone who it could benefit and tell Lisa I sent you.

Love your shape!

Janine x