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Saturday, August 10, 2013 – Even better on a WOMAN!

Feminine shirts in crinkle fabrics cling where it counts, loose where there are lumps and bumps--our latest shirts are so desirable.

Featured on this wek's newletter is the latest  white shirt, lined with black and white stripes at cuffs and neckline, and with chevron pieces to the waist  to bring the eye to a point.  Lose at least a dress size, in this unique shirt, in monotone black, grey and white.

Laser cap sleeve shirts are back in stock in white and black-v neck cotton crinkle cut blouse is back in stock in white and black, with our first delivery  ttoally sold out. Crinkle flowers make up this curvy blouse which will take you through summer to autumn, in fact, all the year round.  Dress up the black for evening wear with gold jewels or pack  a white blouse for that late holiday -it will arive band box fresh and crease free

Cool in the morning or late evening-buy our cable collar ivory coat-superb with leggings for your working wardrobe , or tas a cover up  for evening with long skirts.  Later on,do up the snaffle and you will be cosy for autumn--to be featured shortly--and will be available in black, and cherry as well.

Black and white knits, not available yet in store (I wonder why?) but our stripey cardi with little bow pocket  can be worn open or closed ,and our  latest jumper is ivory at the neckline and black lace printed from waist to hem.  You can never go wrong with black and white combos-which can always be brightened with our ivory coat and the newest scarves and mufflers just around the corner (with little garbo hats and leather trimmed gloves!)

Crinkle twinsets are still on trend -our latest is beige/black/navy/cappucino and violet--surely you have a trouser and skirt in your wardrobe which will look well with these colours.  Mixing flwoers and stripes this print is exclusive to chesca and a perfect match for those of you with violet georgette palazzos  or sand tailored trousers with zips.

Little and often is the way i like to write, so ciao to all---going out to sit in the last of the summer sunshine


Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – On Trend-Is Plus synonymous with Curvy

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Let’s not emphasise the Plus, but accentuate the latest fashion trends for the curvy fashionista. Girls who are size 14+ want to look just as stylish as the super thin models on the catwalk. Whether you’re looking for a working wardrobe or for a once in a lifetime occasion, it is our mission to cover lumps and bumps, "bingo wings ", "knock-knees", and restore the confidence of all real women, who not only have that hour glass figure, but also a lovely decolletee, trim ankles & wrists and best of all fewer wrinkles!

Not all women are the same, and it is imperative to recognise this, we not only come in all sizes but different shapes too. Women's bra sizes are getting bigger, as newspapers report. Large bust and small hips look great in both skirts and trousers combine with a camisole & jacket, Any bias cut dress would also complement your shape snuggly fitting across the hips.

Pear-shaped curvy women should try a pencil skirt or slim trousers in dark colours combine with a flamboyant blouse which creates a style that works with your silhouette leaving you looking and feeling great. To lengthen a short neck, try one of our long scarves to draw the eye down or a dress with darker sides and chevrons. A great decolettee? small waist? Try our stripe tops which will accentuate from neck to waist. Legs not your best feature? Try one of our silky bias cut midi skirts which promote the illusion of trim hips and legs. Try on of our exciting combinations of stretch lace with special jersey linings to ensure a svelte silhouette. To complete any outfit you simply must try one of our beautiful fascinators or hatinators, adding height, and drawing eyes to your beautiful skin and shining eyes.

All these and more can be found in chesca nationwide, with a massive choice of cruise wear, and outfits for special occasions available online and in chesca stand alone stores.

For those of you who have found it difficult finding fashion that fits, chesca ticks all the boxes, styling you from top to toe for every occasion. Figure-flattering, sensational clothes that make the most of a curvy figure could be yours many zingy colours and luxe fabrics. The days are over when women had to wear boned corsets, struggling into tight dresses, simply because they could not find an item that combined style with fit. chesca insists on giving women of any size and shape the opportunity to enjoy shopping, confident in the knowledge that they, are capable of turning heads too! Wear chesca and let your positives shine. Accentuate the positive.

Amy x

Saturday, July 27, 2013 – new look for website

we are introducing-gradually a new banner for the website, and some new slots

You will be able to shop by department, but we will put together some co-ordinated styling, which may make use of an item you have bought for a special occassion and give it a different look. or maybe we will show you how a top from a previous season can be brought uptodate with this season's new jacket.  I promised you personal shopping, and we are all going to try our hand at updating your working wardrobe-or rather a wardrobe that works for you. 

Look out for a new banner in silver grey and white--new tickets for autumn in silver with white, too, with a touch of lace--why because we know you love feminine fashions and a touch or lace.

New collections will be introduced titled  inspirations, so we can share our inspirations with you. Winter warmers will showcase our new coats, and some new colours for some of your favourites Our most famous zip quilted coat, will be here in September in a new colour-haze, a soft mauvey grey, which is feminine and practical. Our zip trousers will no longer be only available in black and grey, but we will introduce a stunning aubergine.  A new wool coat in aubergine, a birght purple coat with a full skirt....ALL AVAILABLE FOR FEMININE LADIES WHO LOVE FASHION TO MAKE THE MOST OF A CURVY FIGURE. The list is endless, but back to NOW!

What should I wear in this heat? i don't want to buy a summer item now (unless it is reduced)  Try a black crushed pleat three piece in a print which reflects the colours of a cottage garden -you will b able to wear the jacket later with a bright red cami and black trousers, for a totally different look-or the printed skirt with a light weight black jumper and black boots-so far, the camisole is the most popular piece, I suspect you are using it to add some panache to your black georgette palazzo pants for evenings . A preview of next spring which can be worn now?  Be pretty in pink for that autumn occassion in our crushed pleat dress and coat-add a silver grey hat and shoes--then contrast the coat with black to add zing to your winter wardrobe--I promise you some lovely items in November to go with the dress so you will wear it again and again--a lace jacket in exactly the same colour? A pink jersey twinset?  I am passionate that your wardrobe should give you good value-and work for you.

and do you like my butterflies?  Printed Italian jersey in black and white with giant butterflies, deisgned to slim the figure by adding black jersey and clever cutting.  The eye looks at the butterflies, the black trim on the cami skims the sides, ensuring a svelte silhouette, the black trim on the jacket adds chic and our favourite gored skirt is a mass of beautiful butterflies.  I challenge you not to wear the tops time and time again, -it will be a favourite for many years ahead.--------and I have a lovely ivory jumper with black trim which will be  stunning  for evening  with our figure slimming skirt.

Hope i have inspired!



Monday, July 22, 2013 – Mother of the Groom

Mother of the Groom
Mother of the Groom

The mother of the groom likes to look her best on a wedding day but that isn’t always easy for plus size women, since most of the best outfits are tailored for smaller sizes. Finding bridal clothing you like is the easy part but it isn’t always available in larger sizes, which means having to shop in several different places to find everything for a wedding, whereas Chesca stock it all in one convenient location, but more importantly their sizes are guaranteed to be a perfect fit, however, anything that isn’t can be altered. The mother of the groom should be able to concentrate on her son’s wedding without having to worry about embarrassing lumps showing in her dress or wedding gown and Chesca’s bridal range will certainly have something that will dazzle everyone.

The mother of the groom would look glamorous in the Pearl Beaded Lace Bolero or the Cornelli Embroidered Trim Jacket, which is available from sizes 12 to 26. Chesca know that plus size women like to look their best just as much as regular sized women and that is often forgotten about by many of the high street fashion lines. The mother of the groom should be pleased with the bridal range available at Chesca and everything on display will be available in any size in the 12-24 range, although sometimes higher sizes are there too. If something isn’t an exact fit then it can be altered and no alteration is too small at Chesca, since having the perfect fit is paramount for the mother of the groom.

Many popular fashion designers seem to think that only supermodels like to wear the best clothing and that is simply wrong. It’s fair to say that a vast majority of the population has some embarrassing lumps or bumps somewhere on their body, although many would neglect to admit it, either way Chesca is fully aware that everyone has a slightly different body shape and that is reflected in their clothing designs, even their bridal wear. The mother of the groom doesn’t need to worry about showing the wrong curves on the wedding day since Chesca ensure that only the most appropriate curves will be on show and the rest will be subtly hidden from view. Any of their outfits can be adjusted to ensure the most comfortable fit and more importantly allow plus size women the chance to look fashionable without being self-conscious of the figure.

The mother of the groom won’t need to worry about a thing when shopping at Chesca because they pride themselves on offering customers premium quality clothing that has been fine-tuned over many years to fit plus size women with precision. They use customer feedback take customer opinions very seriously and proactively use that information to improve their products, which means they have improved with time and will continue to improve as more people choose to use Chesca as their primary clothing source. The mother of the groom and other plus size women will never have to worry about finding the perfect outfit again.

Amy x

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Monday, July 15, 2013 – Plus Size Clothing

Plus Size Clothing

The problem with most plus size clothing is that is usually mass produced and can be quite uncomfortable as a result, in some cases it won’t fit at all or it won’t accentuate the right places, but at Chesca they pride themselves on producing some of the best plus size clothing in the industry. In fact, some of the high street retailers don’t even produce clothing in sizes over 14 so they are losing out on a large part of the clothing market, since women of all shapes and sizes like to look their best. Plus size women will be pleasantly surprised at the variety of clothing available at Chesca that would suit most occasions, everything from weddings to a day at the races and since plus size clothing is their specialty, they will be always find a suitable outfit that fits with perfection.

Plus size clothing is often neglected or completely ignored by top fashion designers but Chesca specialize in these sizes, with their lowest size starting at 12 and going as high as 24. Their dresses and tops take into account all the important areas that other tailors ignore, such as the waist, hip and bust attributes. Fine details are considered for each outfit they design and the owner Jacquie Green personally checks and approves all of the plus size clothing Chesca has for sale. The only lumps and bumps being shown are the ones people want to show and the clothes will be completely comfortable at the same time. Anything that isn’t a perfect fit can be adjusted and it’s unlikely the plus size clothing available at Chesca won’t find plenty of proponents.

The clothing industry is popular with women of all sizes but it’s unfortunate that many of the mainstream designers don’t provide high standard plus size clothing. Women in the 12+ size range need outfits for every occasion just as much as women in the smaller size range but this is often forgotten by many. At Chesca they have specially tailored plus size clothing for almost every occasion imaginable, such as birthday’s, job interviews, special occasions and even swimwear. That means a plus size women will be able to find all of the latest fashion without having to worry if she can find something that fits too, since Chesca only tailor plus size clothing.

For fashion retailers that do supply both small and larger size clothing there is often little attention given to finer details in the larger size range, mainly due to ignorance of an increasingly popular market, but Chesca know exactly what plus size women are looking for in their clothes because that is their specialty. They can focus all of their time and effort into perfecting each design they make and the best fashion they produce will always feel comfortable and highlight important areas, while hiding others that could sometimes cause embarrassment. Looking one’s best is always possible at Chesca no matter what the occasion and size is never a hindrance for any plus size woman.

Amy x

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Monday, July 01, 2013 – Occasionwear


Plus size women like to look good in the latest fashionable clothing and the occasionwear available at chesca allows them to do so without having to worry about whether or not it will fit, since chesca prides itself on tailoring the highest quality products that also fit with perfection. Of course, anything that isn’t a perfect fit can be adjusted accordingly so that it looks and feels amazing. Unlike mainstream fashion brands that prefer to focus on smaller sizes for occasion wear, chesca does the opposite and only tailors for sizes 12+, going up to 24 and larger in some instances. Having such a variety of top quality clothing lines in one convenient location makes it much easier for plus size women to look their best whatever the occasion may be. Their Coffee Jersey Bolero or Ruched Dress would look at place in any high class restaurant or at the races, the latter of which being the perfect place to show off such glamorous clothing. The Pearl/Lilac Border Print Silk Blouse or Dress would look great in almost any situation, particularly during the summer months while out walking along the beach. The occasionwear available at chesca will be suitable for every event imaginable and since plus size women don’t need to worry about finding the right fit, they can concentrate on picking the most beautiful designs for their special occasions. The owner personally ensures each outfit is designed with larger women in mind so everything will be optimized for comfort and style.

The range of occasionwear at chesca is prolific, so there will  be something for everyone and for every occasion, also many of the outfits can be used for more than one event and would look good in almost every situation. Sometimes special occasions require one to look just a bit more glamorous than normal and it can be quite difficult to find a suitable outfit in the larger size range, which is where chesca makes it a breeze. Promotion at work ? interview? or even  attending that special birthday party could be problematic for some plus size women that can’t find a decent outfits in their size, but chesca is the obvious solution for all, offering some of the best occasionwear and  casual wear on the high street.

The owner of chesca, Jacqui Green is a plus size women herself, at size 20, so she knows exactly what women are looking for when they are selecting new clothing. She knows that only a minority of women have perfect bodies and therefore need their clothing to be tailored to their individual needs to ensure all the right curves are accentuated and none of the wrong curves are noticeable. She has perfected many designs across all of her product ranges over many years, thanks in part to continual customer feedback that she uses to tweak and alter outfits to make them even more comfortable for plus size women. The occasionwear at chesca has been designed and perfected over many years and there will be something for any event available in any size of 12+.

Amy x

Saturday, June 29, 2013 – Congratulations to chesca, leamington spa

wow! forget the Oscars --our two ladies who work at our shop in Regent Street, Leamington Spa are finalists for the customer service award for the whole county of Warwickshire.  There are so many shop in the county and we are honoured to have such amazing staff, who have made us one of 3 shops in the country to be honoured for our customer service.  Not only that we received a phone call on Monday from a gentleman in retail, who told us of the exceptional service he had received in store by Liz, when his wife came in on Monday.  he was offered coffee, and sausage rolls as well as a comfortable seat, and was bowled over by the service.

So, good luck, Leslie and Liz -a special thank you from all your colleagues at chesca H.O. and all the staff at chesca are keeping their fingers crossed when you attend the special dinner on Friday evening, all dressed up in chesca finery!  I would like to add my personal congratulations to all our girls who are all complimented for their willing service and attention to detail.  Nothing is too much for them and they will go to the ends of the earth to get those special earrings, that special pashmina--the fact is they love their jobs.  With passion, and enthusiasm, the days go by so fast-and i believe, our girls really enjoy their work.  if you wish to share with me any special treatment you have received, please do.  Our Sue at Head office received flowers from a delighted customer recently and Denise hasa loyal following.

Thank you, Warwick for recognising Leslie and Liz, and thank you all for your support for chesca--we realise without the zing you put in our footsteps, we would be so oooo bored at home.  Good luck, girls.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – Plus Size Fashion

Plus Size Fashion

Plus Size Fashion

Plus size fashion is a popular market and one that is often neglected by designers that don’t realize plus size women like to look their best regardless of their size. chesca produce some of the best outfits on the market but they are unique in that they only design plus size fashion lines, from sizes 12-24. Furthermore, they make outfits for every occasion so plus size women will always be able to look their best in any situation, especially weddings and special occasions. The owner of chesca is a plus size woman so she knows better than most what women are looking for in their outfits, with great attention paid to the smallest details, ensuring a perfect fit for every shape and size.

Most plus size fashion retailers produce larger sizes with no consideration given to whether or not it will fit individual women, unlike chesca that prides itself on doing just that. They do this by using previous customers feedback and opinions to help design better outfits each time, getting invaluable advice from plus size women is something rarely done by mainstream plus size fashion designers, which means they mass produce larger sizes that are almost always uncomfortable and unsuitable to women of those sizes. The feedback given by customers at chesca is given careful consideration and the owner, Jacquie Green, reads them all and this allows chesca to continually produce some of the most fashionable and comfortable designs in all of their clothing ranges.

The plus size fashion range available at chesca is diverse and impressive, with something for every occasion imaginable, including swimwear. There are products that would be suitable for job interviews but also would look good in almost any social environment, just as with regular sized clothing. The reason chesca is so popular with plus size women is because they know better than anyone what women are looking for in their outfits and they also know they will look their best in chesca outfits, whereas other retailers rarely provide as much care in their larger size ranges. For any design that isn’t a perfect fit the professional tailors will alter it as needed, giving plus size women complete peace of mind.

Plus size fashion often means having to settle for smaller sizes and forcing oneself to fit into an outfit because it was the only size available, however, at chesca one can take great comfort knowing that all of the products on sale there will fit to perfection. With their Summer plus size fashion range there will be lots to look forward to for many plus size women. The Fuchsia Floral Print Beach Bag and Coral Two Tone Scarf would look good on any beach while on holiday and the beautiful Jacquard Floral Jersey Dress is just another highlight of an impressive Summer collection currently available at chesca. Of course, there is plenty of swimwear on offer that are also designed to make plus size women feel as comfortable as possible regardless of their shape and size.


Sunday, June 23, 2013 – Centre Court Chic!

Centre Court Chic!

Wimbledon is here, together with strawberries, cream and hopefully, sunshine!

No need to be wedding smart for Wimbledon, try a casual jersey tunic in apple green or strawberry pink and pick up a summer bargain at the same time!  Our short sleeved jacquard jersey dress is now only £60, casual yet smart for summer chic wear it later with little wedges for that long awaited Summer holiday!

Just in and selling out in store is our stunning coral lace twinset-stretch lace is so flattering and coral is the colour of sunshine! Try with ivory linen pants or co-ordinate with our cool coral skirt.

Ace it in our white linen dress, reduced to £50 for the Summer, or our lovely little ivory tunic with lace trim at £40!  White turns heads on the centre court, and it will certainly make you look like Maria Sharapova, or the Lion fans downunder.  Our white laser cut crush blouse has been the outstanding best seller this season--buy one fast, while the stock is still available--although our repeat for next spring will be here for August-just in case, you did not get one in time for Wimbledon.

The rain is due to go away.....have fun now that summer is officially here!  I intend to.....


Tuesday, June 18, 2013 – Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride

The mother of the bride should look her best at any wedding and Chesca knows this better than anyone, offering a variety of high quality bridal outfits that both look and feel great. It can sometimes be difficult for plus size women to find clothing that isn’t mass produced and uncomfortable as a result, which is where Chesca excels, providing state of the art professionally designed and tailored outfits that are guaranteed to be a perfect fit for everyone regardless of their shape or size.

On such a big day a mother of the bride might feel a bit self-conscious if she can’t find a suitable dress, especially if she is a plus size women, fortunately Chesca specialize in sizes that start at size 12 and can go up to size 24, so the mother of the bride will have one less thing to worry about for her daughter’s wedding. The owner of Chesca, Jacqui Green, is herself a plus size women and she knows better than most how difficult it can be to find an outfit that looks amazing and fits perfectly in larger sizes. She has used her years of experience and customer feedback to perfect all of her fashion lines so that they all meet her high expectations and standards. Unlike most high street clothing retailers that rarely put much effort into plus size clothing for the mother of the bride, or indeed any plus size women, Chesca are the acknowledged experts in the field.

The mother of the bride might feel obliged to squeeze into a size 10 just so she can wear the dress she likes , even if it means sacrificing comfort in the process. Fortunately, at chesca she can have elegance and comfort and ensure she will be pefectly dressed from dawn until dusk. Mainstream fashion lines often forget about sizes in excess of 12 and 14  and the ones that do design cloths for plus size women often pay little or no attention to how well it fits, usually because they are mass produced and have a “one size fits all” mentality. Chesca realize each mother of the bride will have individual needs when it comes to bridal clothing and one size fits all will rarely be effective at hiding lumps and bumps or producing a perfect fit. If something doesn’t fit exactly as required it can be altered accordingly until it is and the mother of the bride will be able to wear her favourite dress without sacrificing any of the comfort or style.

For any mother of the bride there are always unexpected mishaps up until the wedding day but Chesca aims to help relieve some of that stress by providing fashionable clothing from their Mother of the Bride collection. Unlike other fashion designers they ensure the clothes are designed to fit perfectly and look good at the same time, which is largely due to the fact that Chesca take customer feedback and suggestions seriously and use that knowledge to enhance their clothing for the future, meaning their products are constantly being tweaked and perfected.