the Shira Rose

A NYC Body Positive Fashion Blog


3 Best Products For The Hell That Is Chub Rub

I will never forget this shoot I did with Kelly about 3 or 4 summers ago. We walked for miles as we usually do during our photoshoots but I hadn’t thought to bring an anti-chafing product and…. I can’t even begin to describe the pain I felt between my thighs. If you’ve experienced chub rub, you know the firey, unspeakable pain I’m talking about. Well, let’s just say that I haven’t made that mistake since, and today I’m sharing the best chub rub products I’ve found for surviving summer (and any time of year).
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Let’s start with what I personally gravitate toward (more…)

5 Top Plus Size Clothing Stores You Need To Try

The plus size industry has come a long way in the last decade but of course there is still so much room for improvement; especially in regards to in-store options (as opposed to it currently being available almost all solely online). I remember being a curvy teen and my only option for larger clothes were matronly and frumpy. It was a terrible feeling being 17 years old and having to dress like I was 70 because my options were so dismal.pleated shirtdress

Thankfully, the plus size retail world has been expanding because we ALL deserve to wear clothes that are reflective of who we are while making us feel confident and beautiful. Everyone deserves to wear nice clothes no matter their size so I’m really excited to be sharing some of my favorite fashion forward plus size clothing stores retailers with you today! There are so many coats, jeans and dresses for full figured women! It’s amazing! (more…)