GB Member Sarah Chiyawa caught our attention with her new hashtag #plussizeplease created to encourage stores to carry a wider ranges of sizes. Here, Sarah tells us about how she came up with the idea and how it’s beginning to effect some real change within the industry.
It’s summer time! The urge to add clothes to the closet is more tempting the more the summer calendar fills up with plans. It’s a perfect time to expand your wardrobe to accommodate the versatility that your calendar calls for.
As you may have noticed by now, we’ve given our blog a change of wardrobe. Our goal was to make it more fun, more engaging and more social for you, our members and readers.
We asked you to share an OOTD photo that captured the essence of your Gwynnie Bee experience — your #OMGBee Moment as part of our #OMGBee Photo Contest and today we announce the winners. We received a ton of entries — so many beautiful and empowered women shared their experiences with us and choosing our winners proved to be quite a challenge.
To commemorate our second anniversary, members were given two opportunities to enter and win a variety of prizes – our sweepstakes and the #OMGBEE moment photo submission contest. A big thanks to those who celebrated the milestone with us by participating and a congratulations to those who scored the loot.
Christine wears the NYDJ Tanya Boyfriend in Manchester, sizes 10-24W
“Normally I wear a size 12-14 jean and they are typically loose fitting, so trying on anything tight was quite a departure for me. I did really like the look of the Tanya Jean, even thought I felt like it was much tighter than what I would normally wear. I had on the size 10…to be honest, if I were buying them, I would probably get a size 12 so that I would be sure I would actually leave the house in them. Everyone else thought they looked great, but I think I need one size up to feel really comfortable in my skin. I paired them with heels, which was fun for the photoshoot…but I’d normally wear them with cute flat sneakers (like a pair of low Chucks in a fun color). It was a bit tight in the tummy in a size 10, but I think it’s part of their technology – it certainly shaved a few inches off my waist line, but it felt a bit like wearing a denim pair of Spanx. I think that’s a good thing? I am 5’8″ so I didn’t roll them up much at all. I would say they fit pretty true to size.”
Yesterday’s trip down memory lane got us thinking about things to come — what will the next big Gwynnie Bee milestone be? Well, we don’t want to give too much away, but we may just have something in store for you…
Gwynnie Bee began with a just a handful of us running the show out of our CEO Christine’s East Village apartment in NYC. Our website was little more than a page explaining how the service worked. We’ve come quite a way since then! With our 2 year anniversary upcoming, we thought we’d take a look back to where it all began…
Gwynnie Bee is turning 2, and there’s going to be a party! We’re celebrating YOU, our members and friends, in a 2-week long extravaganza loaded with prizes and promotions. It’s just one small way of thanking and rewarding you for your continued support.