"Beauty is more than an outsider's view of your body. Beauty is your soul's introduction to the world" - Dina
My intentions behind starting Urban Thick was to create a platform whereby plus size curvy women could buy and sell beautiful clothing for affordable prices. What I didn't realize at the time was that I was stepping into the fashion arena. In this world, clothes and beauty are defined and worn mostly by women wearing a size 0. Hence curvy women were often left out of advertisements or seen very little. But things are starting to change. With popular events such as New Year's Full Figure Fashion Week originated by former runway model Gwen DeVoe. As well as top paid plus size models like Tess Holliday, more beautiful women with larger body sizes are redefining beauty standards to the world!For many curvy women identifying their beauty is difficult even though positive plus size images are being shown more now than before. The awareness of beauty for all body-types have a long way to go in many mainstream media markets. Therefore, until that day comes Urban Thick will continue to be a plus positive cheerleader! We work with beautiful plus size women everyday and we'll continue to promote them and the various body-types out there using our cute trendy clothes as an avenue for change. Submit your photo and apply for our next blog post! We want to celebrate the beauty in you!Your Curvy Executive Officer!
"I dress based on my mood and my mission,
so one or both can change daily!" -Dina
When I started Urban Thick back in 2011, I didn't see a lot of plus size online affordable shopping options. I grew up in Southern California where variety is the foundation of it's mere existence. You can eat just about any cultural dish you could every image, and with the exception of maybe New York, clothing options are as plentiful and diverse as the people who live there. So when I moved to Georgia, I was shocked!
Don't get me wrong, I found the basic commercial big girl stores, however because of my size and career, quality clothing is a necessity! Another thing that is important to me, is my individuality. I do not want to wear what everyone else is wearing. In fact I will wear a seemingly tight fitted dress for a night out on the town, but not for a meeting with clients. It seems that the multifaceted plus size woman is sometimes trapped between all tight or just alright. This is where Urban Thick comes in.
We carry a variety of quality name brand clothing and styles including some popular designer labels. You can get formal and casual wear. You can also treat yourself to an outfit for the "playroom" (bedroom) or the boardroom. We have it all! As women we need one place that has something for every part of our lives. Just like our hair, sometimes we want to wear it down for work, then whip it into an updo for a wedding. So the next time you're feeling in the mood to be you, consider what Urban Thick can do!
Your Curvy Executive Officer
When I met our lead model last year, I had no idea how things were going to work out. Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you that I have a "no nonsense" personality when it comes to business. So when Scheronda and I started working together I was pleasantly surprised at how professional she was.
Sheronda has several beauty pageant titles, she's a stylist, and model. She also has an honorable full-time job she loves. But what's really impressive is her sense of style, inner beauty, and confidence. She is Urban Thick!
Urban Thick is not a place, color, or thing. It's a felling of Confidence! All women should have this feeling while doing the important things they do in the world. What we wear as curvy women is a reflection of who we are and how we're perceived. Our sense of fashion and style comes from within. When a woman is wearing the right clothes for her body type she looks well put together and comes across as being strong, empowered and of course confident.
So when the models wear our beautiful clothes, they are helping us exemplify the beauty of plus size women in all shapes and sizes. We can showcase them wearing a fitted formal dress or rocking a pair of jeans. At Urban Thick our customers buy confidence and in return, we make sure they get the clothes they deserve to fit their curves!
"Let your urves be heard!"
P.S. We are always looking for aspiring plus size models/consignment sellers and new customers!
Dina, your curvy social media consultant & owner of Urban Thick. The original online plus size boutique, consignment & resale store for women with curves, She is also a plus size woman that enjoys shopping for beautiful, colorful curvy clothing at affordable prices. Living a frugal lifestyle as well as an advocate for positive body images & acceptance. An Entrepreneur for the past 10-years. An Online Seller, lover of great music and most of all an authentic down to earth person, with high moral values and standards. Let Your curves be heard, by joining our community today!