Monday, December 14, 2009

Dazzle At Your Holiday Parties With Lane Bryant

**Contest is closed - thanks to those who entered! Winner will be announced soon!

I've never been the gal who loves to dress up. My style is very casual, but I know that holiday parties often dictate a slightly dressier fashion. Part of my problem is I don't like to draw attention to myself - I want an outfit that is practical without standing out too much, and I want it to fit me well.

Years ago I didn't know about Lane Bryant, and being a plus-sized woman, I struggled to find any clothing that would 1) fit me, and 2) not look like something my 60-year old babysitter wore in the early 80's. However, three years ago I walked into my first Lane Bryant store and realized it was possible to look good even if I wasn't a size 6.

Right now Lane Brant has so many gorgeous outfits available for holiday fashion, with many items under $50. Many of their sweaters are on sale for $19.99 and up, and all jewelry and Cacique bras are buy 1, get one half off. My favorite Lane Bryant staple item - their Right Fit bootcut jeans - are also only $49.50. (An amazing deal when you consider they are quite possibly the world's perfect, best-fitting plus-size jeans around.)

So what did I buy for my holiday party? Being crazy practical, I started with a pair of pants that will serve me well for the party and for many other dressy occasions:


Next up was a top. I tried on so many of their sweaters, and loved some of the larger tunic sweaters, but I know that at a party I tend to get warm. (Does no one think to lower the thermostat when they invite 40 people into their house?) Then I found this amazing lightweight sweater:


...and paired it with a matching silver cami to wear under it:


The sweater and cami are perfect together, and with a little bit of silver jewelry (that I already own) I have great, understated outfit for the Christmas Eve party I'm going to. Best of all, it fits well and is incredibly comfortable to wear. I won't need to spend the night tugging or pulling at various parts of my outfit whenever I move.

Go Shopping On Lane Bryant!

I'm going to make it a little easier for one person to pick out her holiday outfit. I've got a $50 Lane Bryant gift card to give to one lucky reader! Here's how to enter:

Go to LaneBryant.com and tell me what item(s) you'd love to buy. You can leave a link to the clothes in the comments, if you'd like. Be sure you leave a valid e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.

One entry per person, US residents only.

Entries will be accepted until Friday, December 18 at Noon, EST. One winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) after that time. Winner has three days to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

Full Disclosure: I was given a $50 Lane Bryant gift card for my personal shopping spree, along with the $50 gift card to give to one reader. No review, positive or otherwise, was guaranteed or expected. All opinions above are my own. Your mileage may vary.

120 comments:

SUEB0B said...

Right fit jeans. I wear them all the time! my email is suebobdavis AAAAT gmail

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the Racer back screen top.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Captivated said...

This! http://www.lanebryant.com/cacique/cacique-new-arrivals/ruby-red-mesh-babydoll/4043c4051p14859/index.pro

Mysharona said...

I'd get the Icon Collection knit dress

peg42 said...

I would really love to get one of each color of the Ultra-soft cable shell. Here's the link: http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/sweaters/ultra-soft-cable-shell/4018c88p31641/index.pro
I've been looking for a shell in brown and this one is perfect.
Thanks so much and Happy Holidays.

Alice said...

http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/tops/shirts-blouses/plaid-tab-sleeve-shirt/4018c4019c90p58029/index.pro

Laura said...

I love this sweater: http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/sweaters/milano-sweater-jacket/4018c88p56541/index.pro

jellosheriff said...

I really like this sweater. It has interest to it without being too flashy. http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/tops/top-rated/ribbed-grommet-sweater/4018c4019c14947p54324/index.pro

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/jackets-outerwear/faux-leather-fur-coats/hooded-stadium-jacket/4018c4034c14561p48463/index.pro

circargus said...

I would get the beautiful Zip up cardigan in dark blue. I like that it has 3/4 sleeves.

McKim said...

I like the peacock print sweater.
http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/sweaters/peacock-print-sweater/4018c88p58940/index.pro

kdkdkd said...

I love this Lurex ® kabuki sleeve sweater http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/tops/top-rated/lurex-reg-kabuki-sleeve-sweater/4018c4019c14947p15090/index.pro

Anonymous said...

I need jeans - plain and simple. I hate my current pair.

Carolyn

c c s t r i t z e l @ y a h o o . c o m

mickeyfan said...

I love the short trench coat. In red!

Angela said...

I would love to get the Embellished hooded tee!



texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

Liz said...

I like the Rib-neck sweater coat (color is mushroom).

cdziuba said...

I like the Lace Sheath Dress in Black.

http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/dresses-skirts/top-rated/lace-sheath-dress/4018c4031c14951p54340/index.pro



cdziuba@aol.com

hale2005 said...

I would get the Filigree teardrop earrings.

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

http://www.lanebryant.com/sale/jewelry/filigree-teardrop-earrings/4053c4062p14986/index.pro

Jen @ GBG said...

I like their ruffled crinkle blouse.
http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/patterned-tops/ruffled-crinkle-blouse/4018c14969p32094/index.pro
ssovrnej (at) gmail.com

Sonya said...

I really like the Boyfriend jeans. They look comfy :)

Sunnyvale said...

I'd get the Ponte knit pants

llinda29 said...

http://www.lanebryant.com/special-sizes-fits/petite-pants/skinny-leg-jeans/4052c61p37384/index.pro# is just what I need

mindy said...

i like the peacock print sweater thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Dana said...

The Right Fit pants and jeans! They are the only things that fit my hips in a comfortable AND flattering way!

Heather said...

I want to get my hands on another cardi or two from there, love the one I got that one day!

KPort207 said...

I love the Right Fit Jeans, thanks.

kport207 at gmail dot com

mogrill said...

I would like a black zip up cardigan. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

crystalf said...

The Ribbed grommet sweater is really nice. Thank you!

mmentor said...

sign me up

Victoria said...

I really like this dress: http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/dresses-skirts/casual-dresses/collared-printed-dress/4018c4031c909p54961/index.pro

utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

noey718319 said...

really love the sweaters, thanks

Dispatcher_kristy said...

My favorite is the Checkered coat which is in the Icon Collection

dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

I'd love the ultra-soft cable shell in black!

melissamcnicol(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Their quality ia much better than other plus size stores.Much prettier for bussiness class without killing a budget.

erma said...

I'd buy jeans.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I like the straight leg jeans best. Charlotte
charlottewinters@cox.net

Mami2jcn said...

I like the fox trim cardigan.

http://www.lanebryant.com/new-arrivals/outfits/icon/fur-trim-cardigan-charm-necklace-ponte-pant/4000c4001c13827e197/index.ens

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

~ Cee ~ said...

What a FANTASTIC giveaway! I love Lane Bryant so much. I would choose the Drape Cardigan in black, or the Marled Boyfriend Cardigan. I am also in love with the Textured Tunic Sweater, the Shirred Front Knit Top, and the Metalic Thread Shrug. The Collared printed dress is cute, and I love the Cropped blazer.
However, I am in desperate need of some jeans, so I would go for ... the Right Fit trouser jean in a petite size.
Thank you again so much!

ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I love the color of the pleated shirt at this link.
http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/tops/top-rated/long-sleeve-pleated-knit-top/4018c4019c14947p15254/index.pro

Would love to win.

rmc1ra(at)aol(dot)com

randio said...

I love, love,love the lightweight crochet sweater in fresh khaki! Next time I'm at the mall I'm trying on the right fit jeans & buying this sweater!

randio said...

I subscribe via email.

Jana said...

http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/jewelry/rings/flower-stretch-ring/4018c277c14691p58158/index.pro

That flower stretch ring..adorable! (And one for my daughter too! LOL)

Amanda said...

I would love to buy the Deep Banded V-neck Sweater!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Meghan said...

I really love the short sleeve boyfriend cardigan

meghanray at gmail.com

Mommy 2 Bears said...

I like the Striped ruffled pintck shirt, the Plaid tab sleeve shirt and the Seven7 screen print crinkle hoodie.

Laura Lee said...

Cotton plunge bra.

lauralee at speechwriting dot com

Anonymous said...

This time of year I'm all about comfy cozy sweaters. I very much like THIS ONE and I'd probably pick up a new bra or two also. Thanks!

kanderspina at yahoo dot com

ps: HA! My captcha for this comment is lanes! Ironic!

KowgirlsRule said...

I like the cropped motorcycle jacket. http://www.lanebryant.com/cropped-motorcycle-jacket/p54974/index.pro

Adriana said...

I love Lane Bryant! And had the same aha! moment as you when I found them... finally pretty and stylish clothes for me!

For the holidays (and with the $50 GC)I would like to buy this pants:
http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/bottoms/right-fit-pants/right-fit-houston-pant/4018c4022c4024e36/index.ens

They look like they would look nice on me. Thank you! My e-mail is on my blogger profile.

iluv2blog said...

A shawl-collar cardigan

sksweeps said...

I'd like the straight legged pants

http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/bottoms/pants/straight-leg-pant/4018c4022c100p56550/index.pro

sksweeps [at] earthlink [dot] net

Anonymous said...

I would love the Seven7 straight leg jean.
shawnac68@hotmail.com

Happi Shopr said...

Right fit jeans are tops on my list. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Erica C. said...

I like the Deep V Neck Sweater.

Pat said...

I'd like to buy the Crinkle tunic.
pkildow at gmail dot com

heaventrees said...

I like the Frayed Edge Jacket
http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/jackets-outerwear/new-arrivals/frayed-edge-jacket/4018c4034c4035p54957/index.pro

InABox said...

I like the Chiffon Flutter Sleeve Top in purple. It would be great for the holidays.

whatinabox (at) gmail (dot) com

kendra said...

http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/sweaters/mitered-stripe-shrug/4018c88p55021/index.pro

Love Love Love the clothes.....thanks for the opportunity :)

Daniel M said...

don't know actually, i'd give the card to my gf and let her pick! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anonymous said...

I"d love a pair of Right-fit jeans. Thanks for this offer.
oak462@juno.com

Staycee said...

I love the Lace`Trim Balconette string bikini set :)
http://www.lanebryant.com/new-arrivals/outfits/cacique-decadent-details/lace-trim-balconette-string-bikini/4000c4001c4003e425/index.ens
soleskiewicz@yahoo.com

Tegan said...

Chiffon dress with burnout print is beautiful, I would love that!

mverno said...

zip up cardigan mverno@roadrunner.com

txfilly said...

the short trenchcoat

Heidi Gail said...

I could use the Right Fit Lafayette pants in black. http://www.lanebryant.com/right-fit-lafayette-pant/p15176/index.pro

J.K. said...

Collared printed dress


http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/dresses-skirts/casual-dresses/collared-printed-dress/4018c4031c909p54961/index.pro

Claire said...

I like the Chiffon dress with burnout print.

thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

Kiara said...

I like this sweater: http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/sweaters/milano-sweater-jacket/4018c88p56541/index.pro
austma7@aol.com

Meaghan F. said...

I love the Kabuki sleeve pleated top and the Plaid trouser!

Deb said...

I have been coveting this sweater coat

http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/sweaters/rib-neck-sweater-coat/4018c88p31645/index.pro

This would certainly help me get it! Thanks.

Mary said...

I would get the Rosette knit top in the frost gray. Very cute.

mamie316(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

chlorinebrain said...

I really like the Zip up cardigan

susan1215 said...

I like the Ribbed Grommet sweater

Chelsey Burke said...

My favorite item is:

http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/jewelry/rings/large-flower-ring/4018c277c14691p58160/index.pro

email is looking4agoodcar51(at)yahoo.com

Angela C said...

I love the boyfriend cardigan. http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/sweaters/marled-boyfriend-cardigan/4018c88p54661/index.pro

G.B. said...

I would get this ring http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/jewelry/rings/large-flower-ring/4018c277c14691p58160/index.pro and these http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/jewelry/earrings/contemporary-circle-earrings/4018c277c931p43147/index.pro

Rae said...

I like this dress
http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/dresses-skirts/sale-dresses-skirts/ruffle-trim-mesh-dress/4018c4031c14920p37296/index.pro

E said...

I like the Ponte knit riding coat! So cute.

honeybushtea AT gmail.com

Angela G said...

I'd love the Tank and Short Sleep Set
http://www.lanebryant.com/cacique/sleepwear/pajama-sets/tank-and-short-sleep-set/4043c4050c323p31446/index.pro
ag1414@hotmail.com

Kathy said...

Love the "Hooded Coat With Toggle Closure." Looks warm, and I like the classic look!
kateswen(at)gmail(dot)com

lfhpueblo said...

The Plaid Tab Sleeve Shirt. It only comes in the Blue Plaid.
lfhpueblo (at) msn (dot) com

Atreau said...

I'd love to purchase the icon Collection knit dress.

Mamushi Love said...

I'd love to have the Plaid Tab Sleeve Shirt.

Lisa said...

I love the accessories like the Satin bow headband and the Faux pearl headband. Thanks!

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

i heart the rib neck sweater coat!!

Jinxy and Me said...

I love the Faux fur trim casual boot: http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/accessories/boots/faux-fur-trim-casual-boot/4018c4041c14571p14945/index.pro

nesta 67 {at} live dot com

Pamela S said...

I NEED a new coat, so I'd put it toward the quilted pea coat. It would be a huge help! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Lim said...

The Jewel Button Trousers. My pant selection is a bit limited right now.

Deb K said...

I love the Lace print knit kimono dress and it's on Sale!

deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

Gianna said...

http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/dresses-skirts/career-dresses/ponte-cowl-neck-dress/4018c4031c4056p56332/index.pro

Amanda G said...

Their bras, I need new ones badly! I love this sweater though, I'd love to have it. http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/sweaters/long-cardigan-sweater/4018c88p54662/index.pro

Thank you so much!

saddleoneup at att dot net

susanry said...

I love the crochet sweaters.

mom2anutball said...

I'd like the Metal embellished knit top! Thanks!
hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

Sharon Harmon said...

I would love to have the Get The Scoop Neck Cable Sweater in blue!
txgigggles@yahoo.com

sue14625 said...

being a larger gal its hard to find clothes that fit well and look good i love the Camis i can apit them with a sweater and mix and match ty for think of us Happy Holidays all

Carol Tyner said...

I could really use a dress for date night. It seems that I have become 'frumpy' the last couple of years. I need to spice it up a little. :)

My email is caroltyner@yahoo.com

Thanks!

dreamcleavers said...

dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
i would get the black short trenchcoat

seaside44 said...

I love the tapered carrot pants!

fivemonkiesreview said...

http://www.lanebryant.com/sale/shapewear/spanx-reg-hide-amp-sleek-mid-thigh-smoother-/4053c1050p25834/index.pro

lilyk said...

I love the Large flower ring!

lilyk@mail2world.com

Karen said...

I love the Floral print skirt http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/dresses-skirts/skirts/floral-print-skirt/4018c4031c59p56028/index.pro

pinkrose6785@hotmail.com

Reeva said...

i'd get some new accessories, like the large flower ring,the fur trim boots, and a sweater coat.

Screw said...

This DD needs a new bra!

taxchyk said...

I'd like to get the Icon Ponte Kit Pants. They look dressy and classic.

Leslie S. said...

I really need new bras.I love the Push up demi bra.Thanks!

littlelatina said...

great sweaters and nice bras

kngmckellar said...

http://www.lanebryant.com/new-arrivals/outfits/icon/leather-ruffle-jacket-sequin-front-top-pant/4000c4001c13827e298/index.ens

I love this leather ruffle jacket and sequin front top and pant.

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

giggling kids said...

I love the Square neck sweater in pink, blue, yello, and the orange! http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/sweaters/square-neck-sweater/4018c88p53751/index.pro

heatherstamper09@aol.com

Donna said...

I like the right fit jeans.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Arla said...

Embellished hooded tee!

sphinx63 said...

I like the Ribbed Grommet Sweater. Thanks!

LindsayC said...

I would get some of the seamless briefs. They are the most comfortable underwear I've ever worn!

Anonymous said...

I really like the sheer crinkle top blouse.

teacherlinz[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jan said...

I would use it towards a pair of the Seven7 embellished pocket slim leg jean.

janmcd01@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I could use some new work clothes so I would like to get the cropped blazer and the wide leg dress pant.

wildhrts@yahoo.com

Beejax said...

I like the snow leopard print dress.

dillon.sostrom at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Zip up cardigan in orange

efricke01@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like the sheer crinkle top blouse.
dadulka11@yahoo.com

Living in Alaska said...

I would love a new swim brief. These are great. Its all I wore the last time I was in Hawaii.
http://www.lanebryant.com/apparel-accessories/swim/separates/pull-on-swim-skirt-with-brief-by-it-figures-/4018c4039c635p37002/index.pro

dhunt said...

Would love to win this!!