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Jessica Simpson Collection Plus Sizes: Review and GIVEAWAY!

July 3, 2012

I was so, so, so excited when an intern (who happens to share my name!) from Jessica Simpson Collection contacted me to try out an item from their line and then give an item away to a reader. I can’t brag enough on how nice my interaction with R. was, and I can tell that this company is excited to expand into plus-sizes. Jessica Simpson Collection carries high quality plus size dresses and separates, and most of their items are in sizes 12-20, although they told me that some of their Fall 2012 styles will be extended to sizes 22 & 24. Currently, you can order products from their direct site (linked above), or from Macys, Dillards, Lord and Taylor, amongst others.

So you might be wondering what a woman who is size 26/28 is doing working with a brand whose sizes only go up to a 20, but after trying on a JSC piece in NYC, I realized some (I haven’t tried on all styles!) of the pieces would work for me. Since I knew sizing could be an issue, I picked a style that looked like it eased through the hips, and I’ve been wanting to add more maxi dresses to my closet, so a perfect match was made!

I chose to review the Jessica Simpson Collection Plus Size Floral Maxi in a size 20, and I will say that my measurements are probably at the max for this dress at size 26/28.

This dress seemed perfect for a garden party (even though I’ve never been to one!) or a summer wedding or some other elegant summer event. The lining has some spandex in it, so it’s very easy to move around in and is not restricting at all. The top layer is a gorgeous, flowy material with delicate pinks, greens, creams, and oranges.

I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the front v-ish design of the gray straps, but I found them very supportive and they added a new style to my wardrobe. Although I neglected to take a picture of the back (oops), there is a stretch panel that accomodates various bust sizes and the grap strap below the bust opens at the back to be tied into a bow.

My favorite design aspect of the dress is that right under the bust the fabric gathers and waterfalls down (aren’t you impressed with my very un-fashion-y vocabulary), but it’s flat against the hips until it hits the bottom of the him where it gathers and creates more volume again. It’s very rare that I see details that are like “Wow! They are really thinking about my body here!” but it’s obvious that Jessica Simpson Collection understands that the curve of the hip is beautiful and should be shown off with a clean line rather than hid under lots of fabric.

At 5’4″ and at the max size for this dress, the length was perfect for me. I was wearing silver, flat sandals here, but I could also wear a slight heel with it. If you are smaller than me, the dress lay longer and have a more billowing effect.

The best thing about all of this is that Jessica Simpson Collection wants to give one of you an item from their line!

The winner will be e-mailed with 3 possible choices (one being the dress I’m wearing here), and then YOU can select which style you would like to win! Again, these are sizes 12-20, but as you can see in this dress, you may be able to fit even if you’re a larger size. That said, if it doesn’t fit, it’s still yours, so you’re free to give it to a loved friend or family member to enjoy!

Make sure to leave a valid email address. The giveaway entries close July 18th at 12:00AM, and I will announce the winner soon after! This giveaway is open internationally 🙂

So how do you enter?!

You can do 1 or all 3 of the following options to be entered up to 3 times for the giveaway. You must leave a valid e-mail address, and I will check to make sure you have completed the steps before announcing the winner.

1. Follow JSCollection and me (@theplussideofme) on Twitter and tweet the following: I’ve entered to win @JSCollection plus size dress via @theplussideofme Leave a comment linking me to your tweet!

2. “Like” JSCollection on Facebook. Leave a comment with your FB name!

3. Post about this giveaway on your blog/tumblr and leave a comment here with the direct link to your post!

I had to leave you with this gem from when a bug flew in my face. Such a fox!

79 Comments leave one →
  1. Pumba permalink
    July 3, 2012 10:15 pm

    Aw, so sad I cant enter this comp as I dont have twitter, facebook or a blog, but I just wanted to say thanks for posting this. I’d never considered the JSCollection, due to sizing, but its good to know that it is an option even though the sizing is only 12-20.

  2. Megan permalink
    July 3, 2012 10:28 pm

    Love the dress..the colours are great and would be so nice for summer!

  3. July 3, 2012 10:32 pm

    You look GORGEOUS in this maxi, Rebecca! 😀 I love the soft muted colors, they’re so pretty and summery. And yay for an awesome giveaway! Of course I’ve entered. 😉 My email is

    Here’s the link to my tweet:

    I’ve also liked JSC on FB as diyfatshion:

    And of course I reblogged your post on Tumblr 😉

  4. July 3, 2012 10:33 pm

    Meeee! Pick me! I liked them on Facebook (Molly Frendo) and tweeted that $h!t out! 🙂 I love, love, love that dress. You look seriously gorgeous and I\’m dying to get some more maxi dresses. My email is

  5. July 3, 2012 10:36 pm

    Great giveaway!

    I follow and I tweeted

    accordingtojolene at gmail dot com

  6. Katsura permalink
    July 3, 2012 10:37 pm

    The dress is beautiful :)!

    greetings from Germany

  7. July 3, 2012 10:38 pm

    I’ve “liked” JSCollection on Facebook

    accordingtojolene at gmail dot com

  8. Heather permalink
    July 3, 2012 10:39 pm

    The dress is gorgeous! I love maxis. 🙂
    my twitter is private but I did tweet & can approve you to follow me if you want to verify. Here’s the link:
    My name of FB is Heather Murray.


  9. July 3, 2012 10:48 pm

    Love her heels! Excited to see what else she makes!

  10. Laura permalink
    July 3, 2012 11:04 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway!


  11. Ileana permalink
    July 3, 2012 11:09 pm

    Love that floral dress 🙂 wishing everyone the best of luck! My email address is

    My tweet link: @Vivalascurves: I’ve entered to win @JSCollection plus size dress via @theplussideofme

  12. caroline k permalink
    July 3, 2012 11:45 pm

    you look great in this dress – so pretty!! i entered by liking JSC on fb – my name is caroline kim

  13. July 4, 2012 12:52 am

    Entered!! Love that dress, it’s stunning! You look great!

  14. July 4, 2012 3:08 am

    Hi! I follow you both on Twitter & tweeted about your giveaway here:

    -Mandy Q

  15. July 4, 2012 3:10 am

    I’ve also liked JS Collection’s Facebook page!
    (Mandy Queen)

    -Mandy Q

  16. July 4, 2012 3:12 am

    …& I tumbld your post! (hereiswhereiloveyou)

    Love that dress on you! Maxi dresses always make me feel like such a princess:)

    -Mandy Q

  17. July 4, 2012 4:10 am

    The dress looks great!
    I entered via Twitter and my Tumblr.
    Twitter:!/jadorepop (I don’t know how to link to individual tweets…)

  18. July 4, 2012 5:34 am

    Having seen the dress in real life, I have to say that the fabric is even more gorgeous than in the photos. Not only a beautiful soft print, but also it has such a nice flowy feel to it.

  19. Hanna permalink
    July 4, 2012 6:45 am

    You look GORGEOUS in this dress, amazing look :)!

    I tweeted:

  20. Hanna permalink
    July 4, 2012 6:49 am

    I liked on facebook as The Wardrobe Challenge

    And I reblogged on tumblr:

    Sorry for 2 comments.. was too excited and clicked too soon :D! ..Oh, and my email is

  21. Kevin permalink
    July 4, 2012 7:02 am

    Hi lady you look very sexy in that dress Sorry about that fly they drive you crazy even til dawn and in the morning in the mist they all over my front on my windsheld and grill on my Honda van But anyway i love you curves Thank God for you ladies you are a gift from above that we men can Enjoy Good day.

  22. Kimberly R. permalink
    July 4, 2012 7:05 am

    i liked Jessica Simpson collection on facebook.

  23. Natalie permalink
    July 4, 2012 7:05 am

    That dress is super pretty! I think it’d be perfect for a garden party, I’d add a pretty flower crown if I was to wear it! I love when people think ‘outside the box’ when it comes to sizing, just because it’s labeled a size 20, doesn’t mean only a size 20 will fit it!

    Yay for it being open internationally! I tweeted about it –

  24. July 4, 2012 7:19 am

    Thank you for the great giveaway! You look really lovely and whimsical in that dress! I love Jessica Simpson and have no less than 5 of her purses in my closet and at least 7 pairs of shoes. LOVE! Thanks for the great giveway!

    I posted about it here:

  25. July 4, 2012 8:25 am

    Hey there, I sent you a tweet (below)
    CoutureForCurve: I’ve entered to win @JSCollection plus size dress via @theplussideofme – was already following you, and I’m following JSCollection now as well.
    Liked on FB with a comment (Aislynn Rasmussen).

    Thanks so much for having the giveaway, it’s awesome that it’s international.

    I’m always saying that different brands cut in different ways, and not to let the number on the tag get in the way of trying something on. I’m so glad this worked for you, and trust me it really does 🙂 You could get away with it at an outdoor concert as well, or on a beach if you had a big, floppy hat. I would love to see flowers in your hair, but I’m a cornball like that.

  26. July 4, 2012 8:29 am

    I know it isn’t part of the contest, but in addition to the above, I also posted this on my timeline on my FB page:
    Oh, and my email is:

  27. July 4, 2012 9:21 am

    Liked Jessica Simpson Collection on fb as Angela Sanders Anderson.
    Love the maxi, thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  28. July 4, 2012 9:26 am

    Ive done all three steps. My twitter is @sizefabulous, my facebook is Jazzie B and here is a link to my blog: I hope the link works.

  29. July 4, 2012 9:40 am

    Love all of the pieces in Jessica Simpson’s collection. So excited about the dress in your blog!

  30. Denisa Dellinger permalink
    July 4, 2012 9:50 am

    I “liked” JScollection and here is my email address: I love this dress and am so glad that Jessica has deemed to consider us plus size girls as a customer. I do believe that she hit the motherload when she got into fashion. I’ve not seen one thing I have not liked. Her shoes includes a lot of high heels that I could’nt possibly wear but I loved the look of them. You look gorgeous in this dress.

  31. July 4, 2012 9:58 am

    Tweeted about the giveaway- here’s the link

  32. July 4, 2012 10:00 am

    I liked JSC on FB. My user name is Katie Frost, and I have a FB page for my blog Hems for Her

  33. July 4, 2012 10:02 am

    I am so pleased that Jessica Simpson is doing a plus size line. I checked it out, and I am really impreased. It’s frustrating when plus-size is an “after thought” with some companies!

    Katie- Hems For Her

  34. July 4, 2012 10:06 am

    That dress is so ethereal and gorgeous on you! I would never have guessed it was the “wrong” size. I love finding odd clothes that somehow fit, it’s like magic!
    I will go ahead and enter for a piece. I have liked JSCollection on Facebook with the name Hannah Rupp.

  35. July 4, 2012 10:14 am

    You look amazing!!! Im glad JS Collection is reaching out to fab bloggers like yourself!

    I already follow you on Twitter & I followed JS Collection. Here is my link:

    My email address is

  36. July 4, 2012 11:18 am

    What a beautiful dress! It’s something you can throw on and look like a million bucks.

  37. July 4, 2012 1:33 pm

    The Curvy Blonde‏@TheCurvyBlonde

    I’ve entered to win @JSCollection plus size dress via @theplussideofme

    LOVE that JS is bringing her fashion to plus size!

  38. July 4, 2012 1:54 pm

    I “liked” the JSC on FB, my email address is
    Fingers crossed I win 🙂

  39. July 4, 2012 6:25 pm

    You look so pretty! I’d love to win something from them. I tweeted here:

    Email is suburbansweetheart(at)gmail(dot)com in case I happen to win!

  40. July 4, 2012 6:26 pm

    I just liked JS Collection on FB. I’d rather not leave my full name in the comments here, but I’ll verify for you if you email me at suburbansweetheart(at)gmail(dot)com either before the drawing or if I win.

  41. clearbluewater33 permalink
    July 4, 2012 6:34 pm

    Liked the JS Collection. Like Suburban sweetheart would rather not leave my full name but am happy to confirm.

  42. clearbluewater33 permalink
    July 4, 2012 6:34 pm


    My email is svigasl3 at gmail dot com

  43. July 4, 2012 6:39 pm

    My last comment seems to have disappeared… Not sure why. I tweeted –

    email is suchabrunette (at)

  44. July 4, 2012 6:41 pm

    I liked the JS collection on facebook under Susan Miller.

    email is suchabrunette (at)

  45. July 4, 2012 8:45 pm

    Rebecca, The JSC maxi is truly lovely on you! The colors are so romantic (ethereal!) and suits your complexion perfectly. I knew JSC did handbags, but didn’t realize they carry plus size apparel as well! Couldn’t resist entering this giveaway! Tweeted about it here:

  46. Sarina permalink
    July 4, 2012 11:56 pm

    Ah, that dress looks absolutely stunning on you! I’d love to win it or something similar. Liked the JS Collection on Facebook, and my url is 🙂

  47. mihermosa permalink
    July 4, 2012 11:58 pm

    Ah, that dress looks absolutely stunning on you! I’d love to have it or something similar. Liked the JS Collection on Facebook, and here is my url: 🙂

  48. July 5, 2012 12:47 am

    I really like the colors of the dress… very light and summery. You look fab as always my dear!~

  49. July 5, 2012 7:19 am

    Love the dress! Maxi’s Rock!

    I’ve entered to win @JSCollection plus size dress via @theplussideofme

    Lakeyshia Jones posted toJessica Simpson Collection

    I just entered on the The Plus Side of Me Jessica Simpson dress giveaway.

  50. Kate permalink
    July 5, 2012 7:24 am

    I love this dress the colours suit you, i love the block colour detail.. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    I posted the giveaway on twitter!/puffstacks
    Liked JSCollection on FB under Cherry Blossom Hallow

    Email address is puffstacks (at) gmail (dot) com

  51. July 5, 2012 8:13 am

    This is gorgeous 🙂

    I followed both @JSCollection and @theplussideofme and posted the giveaway:!/exsoloadsolem

    email address is llauher@gmail dot com

  52. Carolyn G permalink
    July 5, 2012 8:16 pm

    Gorgeous dress. I follow on Facebook: carolyn Gonzalez

  53. July 5, 2012 10:03 pm

    you look so beautiful with these dress 😀
    followed and tweeted here I’ve entered to win @JSCollection plus size dress via @theplussideofme
    and liked their FB as Nila Kussriani

  54. July 5, 2012 11:41 pm

    U look stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. July 6, 2012 11:00 am

    This dress is lovely on you! I’d love to try out Jessica Simpson’s plus size range. I know I love Jessica Simpson shoes!

    Tweeted and Followed:
    Liked on FB as Molly Yocum-Sellers
    Reblogged on Tumblr:

    Contact me at!

  56. July 6, 2012 1:39 pm

    You look gorgeous in this dress!

    Tweeted at and followed you both

    my email is

    Likes the FB page name of

    and posted on tumblr

  57. Sarah Blake permalink
    July 6, 2012 9:09 pm

    Wow this looks gorgeous on you! So flattering 🙂

    I tweeted here:

  58. Sarah Blake permalink
    July 6, 2012 9:09 pm

    I followed her collection on fb as Sarah Blake

  59. July 7, 2012 3:45 am

    Hopefully I did this right!
    Never entered a giveaway from a blog 🙂 There’s a first time for everything right?



    I dont understand twitter.

    Thats it!
    Mandi Duryee
    Rosie Radio Girl

  60. Denisa Dellinger permalink
    July 8, 2012 6:47 am

    I tried this dress on in dillards yesterday and it was beautiful. Did you see the beautiful silken lining inside the dress? I thought to myself,hmmm, I wonder if it is reversable? I pulled it wrong side out and was amazed to see that the lining and all the sewing were just like the ourside, It was made so incredibly well. I put the dress on with the lining side out and with a few adjustments could see it very well being worn that way. Just take off tags and work with the chiffon hem a little and voila! A completely different take! I am anxious to see more of her plus line.

  61. Michelle B permalink
    July 8, 2012 10:58 am

    Thank you so much for your blog. I love it so much, you are beautiful and fashion fierce and I’m just so inspired by your every post! Here’s a link to my twitter showing my tweet!
    Thank you!!!

  62. July 10, 2012 8:33 pm

    So beautiful.

    I’ve reblogged your post on Tumblr here:

    And I’ve liked the JSCollection on Facebook as Michelle Reynolds,

  63. July 10, 2012 10:24 pm

    Liked on FB! I’m Jessica Stocker. So stinkin’ in love with that dress! Oh my goodness. My fingers are crossed so hard!


  64. sam permalink
    July 10, 2012 10:49 pm

    Fantastic Giveaway! I liked the JSCollection on facebook, my link is

  65. July 11, 2012 9:31 am

    I liked the JSCollection on Facebook,

    and also reposted on Tumblr

    That dress is amazingly gorgeous, and it looks amazing on you! 🙂

  66. Martha permalink
    July 12, 2012 2:01 pm

    Love the dress. Tweeted my entry, heres my link:

  67. Martha permalink
    July 12, 2012 2:04 pm

    And I’ve liked the JSCollection on Facebook as Martha McIntosh (Arzu)

  68. July 12, 2012 11:20 pm

    Here’s the link to my tweet!

    Thank you! 🙂

  69. July 13, 2012 9:28 pm

    Followed both JSC & You: @Dreafashionista

    Liked on FB: Andrea Rioja

  70. July 14, 2012 8:32 am

    This looks amazing!! I would LOVE to win!

    I follow you and JSC on twitter (

    and I liked JSC on facebook (


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