The A-Z Guide… S-V

Today on the A-Z Guide we are checking out letters S through to V!

S is for… SILK … and what a rarity it is in plus. But thanks to ElliottJane & Persse that is no longer the case, as ElliottJane & Persse introduce us to luxury plus size fashion, a collection of feminine silk garments ready to storm the plus size fashion world. Focusing entirely on quality silk pieces, expertly tailored with a feminine stance. ElliottJane & Persse is a breath of fresh (natural fabric) air in a sea of synthetic. With pieces that easily translate from work to play, this is a collection of versatile silk pieces a luxury that all women should have access to, at any size. Shannon Elliott, Designer and Founder of ElliottJane & Persse clothing says, “Every woman should have a bit of silk in her closet. Not only is it completely natural and breathes wonderfully it is the ultimate luxury. It feels like butter on your skin. Our brand believes that although manufacturers are beginning to put more effort into the design and fit for plus size clothing, there is still a great need for natural fabrics within the industry.” Oh Shannon we really couldn’t agree more! Available online in sizes 14-24 and shipping worldwide, silk plus size pieces are no longer just a dream. With prices around $45 – $200 this is affordable luxury for the plus size woman not offered anywhere else. | t: @elliottjpersse |

T is for… TWELVE NORTH(tm) Twelve North is one of the newer kids on the block but we already love their outlook and vibe! Created for the contemporary plus size woman who cares about clothes & quality, Twelve NorthTM is challenging the status quo of the plus size industry, with an emphasis on fit, quality, and trend, at accessible price points. While women below a size 12 seem to have an endless list of desirable places to shop, Veronica, Twelve North’s founder wanted to create the contemporary feel of straight size labels such as Zara, J-Crew and Anthropologie for plus size women. Twelve NorthTM is a curated online marketplace for women’s contemporary plus size apparel that features new and notable plus size designers, including Junarose, Kut from the Kloth and Persaman New York. Twelve NorthTM’s style is classic, yet modern chic, with a bohemian touch. The collection is carefully selected and artfully merchandised, integrating proprietary technology to ensure shoppers get the proper fit. We are also excited to hear they will be launching their own brand in the coming mUonths! Twelve NorthTM is definitely one to keep an eye on! Visit Twelve NorthTM for modern and chic pieces that can be for work, weekends and getaways: | t: @twelvenorth1

U is for… UP, OUT & ACTIVE The brand new youtube fitness series brought to you by SLiNK! We have teamed up with curvy fitness lover and documentary maker Thandie and personal trainer Paul Cheesman (in conjunction with Fitness First)to create a bespoke, fun, fitness series that YOU can follow at home. We all know fitness and health doesn’t have a dress size. Our short, sharp and fun workouts are easy for you to do at home, with no equipment needed! You can follow along with us online or read about it in our new Mind, Body and Soul section that brings together fun fitness and delicious recipes. We want to know when you are giving it a go, so make sure you tag us on social media @slinkmagazine and #upoutactive so that we can see how you’re doing!

If you head to SLiNK magazine online ( there will also be downloadable check sheets that you can get absolutely free to keep track of how well you’re doing, so you can keep track of your own fitness levels and goals. So get your trainers and have some fun with us; We like to think that the series is a serious workout that doesn’t take itself too seriously… really we are just trying not to fall over.

V is for… Lady VOLUPTUOUS Vintage styles are definitely one not to be ignored in the plus size market place and while buying really vintage is both a dedicated art form and one for those who love a good rummage, Lay Voluptuous caters for those that still want that vintage vibe but without all the trawling round early morning markets and of course with the added bonus of selecting a size that will fit. Lady Voluptuous has teamed up with well known plus size blogger, Georgina

Horne of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust to create the UK’s first dedicated plus size vintage clothing label and is proud to be Made in London, England. This first collection from Georgina channels her own style for creating a sensational hourglass and combines fantastic floral prints, full skirts and cinched-in waists for the ultimate fifties-esque nod. Available in sizes 16-32, this is a plus size collection that really offers a little bit of vintage inspira- tion for all sizes. We love the fun and flirtatious prints and of course we love that you can check out Georgina modelling each piece too. Whether you go all out with victory-roll hair or just filter the fit and flare pieces into your wardrobe, these dresses are chic, classy and really versatile. | t: @ladyvolup



-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine