Summer Is Here: Transitional Women’s Fashion Trends


JFW Double V-Neck Maxi in Black and Fuchsia

Winter wore out its welcome and spring has already seen full bloom – it’s summertime and the hottest fashion trends for the season are cool, crisp and clean.  Today’s truly fashionable women and juniors are delighting in vibrant colors, bold patterns and cuts that are as comfortable as they are stylish. This year, finally, there is a summer style for every body type and for every look like ClothesRUs’ JFW Double V-Neck Maxi.

We especially like this summer’s women’s dresses.  Full, flowing and flirty maxis are still a must have for the truly fashionable, but shorter styles are around as well. Pick a cut that flatters your body style and go crazy making color and pattern choices.  Bold solids are making a comeback in this summer’s dresses.  Ravishing red, icy indigo, lemon yellow, and, of course, black are all on fire this summer.

Prints are huge as well and if you take a look around, you notice less of a focus on animal prints with designers favoring exotic prints, asymmetrical prints and some that define logic.  Check out ClothesRUs’ fantastic Sleeveless Tunic in Orange, with its beautiful, eclectic patters and this season’s hottest color trends.  All of this summer’s hottest colors including blushing pinks, simple blues, crisp whites and gorgeous greens are used to create patterns that range from simple to simply mesmerizing.

Madison Paige Colorful Sleeveless Tunic in Orange

The summer 2011 fashion trends are a varied and unique as the people who wear them. Today’s stars can always be counted on to show off the diversity of the season’s women’s and juniors’ fashions.  Take a chance and wear a maxi to a formal dinner or pair a simple pant with a exotic print top and know your look is more than ‘in’ — it has arrived.

Mod It Up: 70’s Styles in Women’s Clothing


Summer 2011 means taking a trip down memory lane (for those of us who know what it means to be fashionable).  From the crazy colors of the 70’s to the frequently used peek-a-boo look, this summer’s styles are all about taking what was best about the styles of yesterday and making them current.  So, without further ado, the hottest trends in 2011, with a nod to the past, are:

1.     70’s Glam:  from colors that pop to the unique fabric choices of the 70’s, what’s in this summer is what was ‘in’ during the 70’s – without the horrible hair.  Choose over-the-top colors and stylized pieces to disco your way through the summer

2.     The Stripes Are Winning:  This summer, if it’s stripped, it is hot.  Choose bold, symmetrical stripes like ClothesRUs’ V-neck Vibrant Colored Tunic, or delicately designed

Plus Size V-Neck Vibrant Colored Tunpieces and pair them with simple whites or blacks. A free flowing stripped skirt and a simple white top will have you dancing in the streets.

3.     Denim:  Who would have thought that a fall fabric would make such summer splash?  This summer everything can be made out of denim.  Try a tunic jacket with a simple tank and skinny jeans to vamp it up.

Junior Sheer Blouse with Sweetheart Neckline

4.     Peek-a-boo:  See-through fashion has appeared again.  Today’s hottest peek-a-boo women’s fashions and juniors fashions couple bold opaque pieces with a see-through top.  Add a bit of daring without taking it too far with this reincarnated fashion statement, such as ClothesRUs’ Junior Sheer Blouse.

5.     Funky Footwear:  no outfit is complete without fun shoes, and this summer’s hottest style is the jazzed-up espadrille.  Fun, funky platforms add a touch of style, a bit of class, and a ton of chic to any look from casual to formal.

Mod up your wardrobe this summer with a combination of vintage-look pieces and the latest designer pieces to always to a vision of taste and beauty.

Runway Report: Colorful Creations


by Molly Griffin

The runways and retail racks are exploding with bursts of color in blushing pinks, vibrant citrines, and turquoise blues. Mauves and blush pinks are the softer contrast to the bright color immersion making its way into spring fashion trends. Unfortunately, the luxurious fashions gracing the radiant runways of Paris, Milan, and New York are accompanied by a whopping price tag. Well, dolls, it doesn’t have to be that way. Clothes R Us offers an economic alternative to runway style, minus the designer price tags.

“Radiant Royal Blue and Tantalizing Turquoise”

If your calendar is filling up with special events like cocktail parties and wedding celebrations, look no further than Clothes R Us’ selection of special occasion dresses. The versatile selection of women’s apparel is designed to fill that desire for runway fashions, but at a fraction of the price at an affordable price point of $29.99.  Check out how our selection of women’s dresses fares with the latest runway obsession…bold blue hues!

Spring 2011 Color Trends: Blue

Junior Strapless Sweetheart Dress

Junior Strapless Sweetheart Dress $29.99

“Chic on the Cheap Meets Citrine Dream”

It doesn’t get much better than the radiantly refined citrine color family. This subtle glow offers the ultimate sunny sophistication to sleek styles offered by Clothes R Us. A yellow tone with lime green undertone is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe, giving you an angelic glow with the greatest of ease! Pair with turquoise or pink for an added burst of color. Fashionistas, your wow factor will go way up if you choose from our Plus Size and Missy clothing selection of citrine tops. Be prepared to shine!

Spring 2011 Color Trends: Yellow

Plus Size Ruffle Front Blouse with Flair Sleeves

Plus Size Ruffle Front Blouse with Flair Sleeves $19.99

Missy 2 Piece Top With Satin Trim and Front Tie

Missy 2 Piece Top With Satin Trim and Front Tie $19.99

“Blushing Budget Babe”

Listen up all you budget-friendly frugalistas out there! Spring is right around the corner, with luscious pinks and blushes calling your name. Now is not the time to go on style strike. So, what’s a budget babe with champagne taste on a domestic beer budget to do? Shop Clothes R Us’ selection of women’s apparel, specifically their affordable selection of modern mauves and posh pinks. Warning: saving money without sacrificing style may be addictive!

Missy Sleeveless Blouse with Embellished Neckline

Missy Sleeveless Blouse with Embellished Neckline $19.99

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That 70’s Look – Pleats and Tiers


by Cherrys Gavini

One of the hottest Spring-Summer looks is the 1970’s vintage fashion.  And this season’s vintage look can be recreated with ClothesRUs Pleats and Tiers.  Remember with any 70’s fashion the focus is on the waist.  So whether you are wearing a pleated shirt or a tiered dress, always draw attention to your waist.  The beautiful thing with pleated and tiered clothes clothing is that it is very forgiving with our mid section.  So this waist focus can be brought about by a wide belt scrunching your dress or your blouse accentuating your waist and camouflaging the rest with the pleats and tiers.

You can pull this look together with our Plus Size Earth Tone Swirl Blouse With Front Pleats.  And pair it up with some wide legged jeans and a few buttons undone giving off that sexy ‘70’s vibe, much like Selma Hayek’s pleated ensemble.

Plus Size Earth Tone Swirl Blouse With Front Pleats

Plus Size Earth Tone Swirl Blouse With Front Pleats

Salma Hayek

Or try our Missy Tiered Black Special Occasion Dress and pair it up with a contrasting wide belt keeping in mind the 70’s waist focus.  Pair it up with high heels, a long necklace, some shades for sun protection and a fun hobo bag and you get to pull off the this trendy look that the Sex and the City star, Jessica Parker is sporting.

Missy Tiered Black Special Occasion Dress

Missy Tiered Black Special Occasion Dress

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

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Style for a Cause: Go RED for Heart Health Awareness Month


by Molly Griffin

Attention fashionable femmes: February is not only the month of L-O-V-E, but it is also dedicated to a great cause, Heart Disease Awareness Month. An entire month designed to raise money for and bring awareness to a worthy cause, heart health, February is a chance to show our support in the form of fierce fashions. Wear red to rock the awareness, an attainable feat with the help of Clothes R Us radiant red fashions. Choose from their wide selection of women’s apparel, particularly women’s tops, dresses, and even plus size apparel. You can’t go wrong with saving money, all while supporting a worthy cause. So, let’s see what Clothes R Us has to offer, shall we? Let’s GO RED!

Plus Size Scoop Neck Embroidered Top

Plus Size Scoop Neck Embroidered Top $19.99

Junior 2-Piece Set Set with Camisole and Matching Jacket

Junior 2-Piece Camisole & Matching Jacket $24.99

Missy 2 Piece Cardigan Set With Long Jacket

Missy 2 Piece Cardigan Set With Long Jacket $39.99

Missy Short Sleeve Handkerchief Hem Dress with Red Floral Arrangement Patterns

Missy Short Sleeve Handkerchief Hem Dress $59.99

Missy Designer Embroidered Empire Waist Tunic

Missy Designer Embroidered Empire Waist Tunic $39.99