Wednesday, December 16, 2009

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly!

Just in Time for Gift Giving!

Our Special Holiday Offer

From now until 11:59 pm PST, Dec. 25, 2009, you will
be able to enjoy FREE Standard Shipping to Domestic addresses, on Orders of $100 or More.

Orders that need to be shipped outside the U.S. will receive a $15 shipping credit.

This should help "Santa" with his Holiday Gift Budget!

It's Time To Sparkle!

Picking the perfect Holiday and New Year's Eve party outfit can prove daunting...but not at MiB this year!

Add some sparkle & shine with our NEW Carli Blouse. Exquisite detailing will make MiB's plus size Carli Blouse your go-to blouse for parties and celebrations.

Features: beautiful trim, button placket, front panels, side panel embroidery, Princess seams, side slits, and long sleeves. Made of 100% Rayon.

Here's what one customer had to say about her new "Carli Blouse":

"Beautiful blouse! Nice sparkle with the sequins and beads but not overdone! Darker than the pic online with a hint of deep maroon undertone which I love. Best of all I ordered it in my correct size J ( because the length was running long ) and it's long enough and fits me right everywhere else! What a pleasure and relief not to have to order a size K for length and have to take it in everywhere else." --Charlotte E.

Our Lucy Blouse (going fast!) combines a beautiful, deep blue fabric with iridescent beading on unique patchwork detailing. A sure compliment getter! With so many beautiful details, our plus size Lucy Blouse will be perfect for your next social gathering. Pairs great with our Venus Pants for a classy look.

Features: patchwork detailing, beading on the patches, looped button closures, short sleeves, soft V-neckline and 4" side slits. Made of 100% Rayon.

Step out in high style in our Beaded Smock Top which is available in classic, go everywhere black, or our festive ruby red. You'll exude inner beauty wearing this beautifully detailed plus size top.

The Beaded Smock Top looks fabulous with our Angelica Pants, Venus Pants, Anywhere Pants or our Venus Skirt.

Features: silver beads embellish the neckline and hem, front pleats, front pleats, front yoke and 3/4 sleeves with banded cuffs. Made of 100% Rayon.

And don't forget a "customer favorite"...our beautiful Beaded Evening Gown! A Perfectly Dressy Ensemble for That Fancy Holiday Party! Adorn yourself with a dazzling array of hand beading in this absolutely lovely and sleek one-piece Beaded Evening Gown in Navy.

Features: ornamental zig-zag edging on hem and sleeves, hand beading, full body lining, skirted in elegant georgette, long sleeves and a modest round neck. Made of 100% Rayon.

"Gorgeous! I ordered this dress to wear in a piano recital my husband and I gave in November. It is incredibly beautiful. The photo does NOT do it justice. The dress is also comfortable, which is so important! Thank you for offering this!" --Angela T.

"LOVE this dress! I wore this dress to my daughter's wedding and received SO many compliments. The picture doesn't do it justice. It sparkles especially in low light. I felt like Cinderella." --Deb

And NEVER forget the power of a "Little Black Dress"! We have two classic black dresses to take you all the way through the Holiday Season: Our new Venus Dress and our Bell Sleeve Empire Dress.

We hope you fully enjoy this festive season with all your family and friends!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Are You Ready for the Holidays?

'Tis the Season for Giving!

And in the spirit of the Season, we have a FREE Gift just for YOU! If you spend $150 or more from now until 11:59 pm PST on Dec. 18, 2009, you will be able to pick one FREE Gift. Choose from either a handy-dandy Hanging Jewelry Organizer (value $35), our unique Yvette Scarf ($24 value), or our luxe Print Pashmina Scarf ($24 value).

To receive your discount once you've reached the $150+ amount in your shopping cart, enter the promo code: GIFT9W or mention this code if ordering by phone.

Not only will enjoy receiving one of these gifts, they make great Holiday Gifts as well. Something to think about this time of year. Click HERE for details.

MiB Coats Hit The SMALL Screen

First of all, we are very proud to have some of our most popular MiB Coats featured on Kim Brittingham's newest Plus Size Clothing Review Video, "Coat Tales"! Kim is a popular author and essayist who has gained media attention for her humor-filled essays on what's it's like to be a Plus Size woman in today's world. She appeared on the Today Show because she did a social experiment in her hometown by getting on buses and reading a book with a fake book cover that gave the title as "Fat is Contagious". The results of her experiment were not only interesting, but humorous as well!

This time around Kim is reviewing Plus Size Coats offered by various companies, explaining the reasons she likes them and what she looks for in such an expensive clothing investment. Kim reviewed 4 of our most popular MiB Coats & Jackets: Twill Swing Coat (in mesa), Tweed Wool Coat (in black & white tweed), A-Line Wool Coat (in red) and our Perfect Quilted Jacket (in planetarium).

Bad Santa...not this Year!

Do you run into gift buying quandaries each year about this time? Are you stumped on what to buy for your favorite plus size friends, coworkers and relatives? Are you trying to "stay-on-budget" this year? Are you looking for something with that extra special something?

Don't despair! We've got you covered in the Plus Size Gift department. We just launched our new 2009 Holiday Gift Guide that's loaded with helpful gift suggestions grouped by price point ($30 or less, $50 or less, $75 or less and $150 or less) so not only will you be able to give a gift that you'll be proud to give, you won't ruin your Holiday Gift Budget!

Don't Tell Santa!

Can you keep a secret? Well IF you can, then I guess we can tell you about a special up-coming Holiday Shopping Event!

Beginning on December 1st, we will be launching our new "Twelve Days of Christmas" promotion for email newsletter subscribers, which will feature a new One-Day-Only Discount on a special giftable item each day for 12 days. Great for gift-giving as well as self-giving! If you'd like to receive our special "Twelve Days of Christmas" One-Day-Only discount offers, you can sign up to begin receiving our MiB Newsletters right on the top left side of our website.

Earn Money for Gifts by Promoting MiB on your Website!

Do you need some extra money for buying gifts this year? Do you have your own website or blog? Yes, you say! Well then, we have a great way for you to do just that...join our new MiB Affiliate Program and begin earning 6% commission. You can learn more about our new Affiliate Program by clicking HERE. We launched our new MiB Affiliate Program via Google Affiliate Networks just a few months ago and already our affiliates are earning well-deserved commissions! In fact our clicks convert to actual sales at a dependable rate and even out perform the conversion rates of many other apparel merchants in the Google Affiliate Network! This may be because Making it Big has been in the Plus Size Apparel business for over 25+ years, we ship our products worldwide, we use actual plus size models in our catalogs, we design & size our clothing specifically for the plus size woman's figure, we give back to our community, we are a green/sustainable business and we have a loyal following of satisfied customers around the globe. Whatever the reason, our affiliate partners are doing very well with our product line and we are extremely pleased with our recent sales and the new customers we have acquired via our new network of affiliates!

To learn more about our MiB Affiliate Program click HERE. We hope to welcome you as a new MiB Affiliate soon!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's WINTER at MiB!

Some exciting news!

MiB will be launching it's new Winter 2009 Collection on tomorrow, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 with lots of new cozy styles to warm your Winter wardrobe.

Our new MiB Collection Winter 2009 catalog should be arriving at your homes soon too! If you haven't signed up yet to begin receiving our MiB Collection catalogs, click HERE.

You'll find holiday wear, stylish dresses, more fashion jackets and Winter inspired Tees and Blouses as well has new accessories for the season ahead.

Halloween is you have something to wear?

Visit our "Get Spooky" webpage for some fun costume ideas that incorporate basic MiB styles that will turn into comfy Halloween costumes once you add some Halloween accessories.

Not only will you look great and feel great for Halloween festivities, but you'll be happy knowing that you'll be able to wear your new MiB style all year long!

Stop by and see what's NEW at!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Something VERY Special has Arrived at MiB!

After a very, very long wait, our special MiB Pantyhose by BBW are once again
back-in-stock at our Cotati warehouse!

These Pantyhose have become a perennial favorite with our MiB customers around the world.

And the reason is?

Put simply, they are some of the most comfortable, best designed Pantyhose for a plus size woman's figure.

Some of the features that have made these Pantyhose receive such rave reviews are:

* Non-roll waistband
* Reinforced pantie
* Cotton/Nylon crotch
* Sandal-foot toe
* Available in Beige, Black, Coffee and Tan
* $8.00 per pair
* And they're made right here in the U.S.A.

And the many size choices don't hurt a bit!

MiB's Pantyhose Size Chart:
* 3X 5'4"-5'10" 215-265lbs Hips 45"-50"
* 4X 5'7"-6'0" 250-300lbs Hips 50"-60"
* 5X 5'4"-5'9" 300-335lbs Hips 60"-70"
* 6X 5'3"-5'9" 335-400lbs Hips 70"-75"
* 7X 5'3"-5'9" 400-450lbs Hips 75"-85"
* 8X 5'6"-6'0" 450-500lbs Hips 85"-90"

These pantyhose are a hot commodity...and sell out fast each time we get them back in stock. So shop early to make sure you get the colors and sizes you need for Fall!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's Pants Palooza Time!

Hear ye...hear ye! It's Pants Palooza Time at MiB!

If you've been hoping to add some more MiB Pants styles & colors to your new Fall 2009's the perfect time to jump right in!

Pants Palooza is a very special sale since we rarely mark down our pants, so take advantage of this great offer while you can!

If you buy 2 pairs of MiB Pants you will get 50% OFF your third pair of MiB Pants! (This discount will be applied to the pair of pants with the lowest price).

To get your discount enter or mention Promo Code B2G19F during checkout.

PLEASE NOTE: pants offer discount will not show up in your order total or your confirmation but will not be charged. The discount will be deducted prior to billing and shipping. Offer cannot be combined with other offers. Offer does not apply to previous purchases.

Pants Palooza ends at 11:59 pm on October 18, 2009. Shop now to get your favorite styles and sizes...while supplies last! SHOP NOW!

Shop 'til you Drop at

And if THAT wasn't's also End-of-Season Clearance Sale Time at MiB!

So now is the perfect time to grab those MiB warm weather styles you longed for all season.

Here are some of the great styles that are now available at the lowest prices of the season:

The Floral Maze Shirt - on sale for $79.95 (orig. $89)

This beautiful shirt is fashioned of hand-batiked 100% Rayon fabric. This shirt will help you reap compliments while staying comfortable and cool in the hottest weather. Looks particulary attractive when paired with one of our MiB Pants in black! It features a Mandarin collar (not pictured), 3/4 rollable sleeves and is 34" long in size H. Machine wash / Hang dry. Imported.

The Paisley Tank Dress - on sale for $89.95 (orig. $99)

Talk about "versatile"! This is one of those pieces that can be worn alone or with slacks or leggings or your favorite pair of MiB Jeans and look great. This swing style dress is made by Wintersun and radiates confidence and beauty. Shown here with our new Capri Leggings (sold separately). It features a front/back yoke, ruffles on both sides. Made of Cotton/Lycra. Machine wash / Hang dry. 42" long in size H. Imported.

The Ruka Tee - on sale for $29.95 (orig. $74)

This creative Tee style has a little something extra. It comes in a beautiful Royal Blue color which will look great on most skin tones. The Ruka Tee is a unique plus size tee of the softest cotton knit. Gentle gathers at the chest are so flattering. It features long sleeves, machine washable Cotton/Spandex fabric, 33" long in size H. Made in the USA.

The Cryos Peasant Blouse - on sale for $49.95 (orig. $85)

We've added a little zing to the classic peasant blouse by adding a few classic details to help enhance its beauty. Crisp black & white print with black trim at the neckline and sleeves add pizazzz! It features Raglan sleeves, tie at neckline and sleeves, machine washable Linen/Cotton fabric, 34" long in size H. Made in the USA.

The Blue Blossom Nightgown - on sale for $49.95 (orig. $59)

Everything about our plus size Blue Blossom Nightgown emits pure feminine charisma. Made of comfortable and cool 100% cotton print with white background and blue blossoms and blue ribbon trim around the ruffled neckline. It features a pleated bodice, ruffles around the neckline, blue ribbon trim, side seam pockets, washable 100% cotton fabric, 48" long in size H. Imported.

The Brush Stroke Tee - on sale for $49.95 (orig. $89)

This will become a wardrobe favorite! This beautiful, hand-stamped and hand-painted 100% cotton tee looks great with MiB Jeans, Pants, Skirts or for a more classic look our Anywhere Pants! Our Brush Stroke Tee is another great product by Wintersun of Ecuador. It features 3/4 sleeves, V-neckline, Side slits, Machine wash / Hang dry 100% cotton fabric, 33" long in size H. Made in Ecuador by Wintersun.

Be sure to shop early while your size is still available...our Clearance Sale items go quickly.

Happy Bargain Hunting! SHOP NOW!

FREE Dress Winner Announced!

Well here it is!

Our FREE DRESS CONTEST winner is Carol Reynolds, an MiB Customer. Carol is the lucky winner of our FREE Dress Contest! But lo and behold, it turns out she is not a Dress wearer so she opted to choose a substitute blouse instead, our very popular Fall Season Autumn Blossom Shirt, #10454, which we're sure will turn out to be a welcome addition to Carol's new Fall 2009 wardrobe

We'd really like to hear from all of you regarding YOUR feelings about dresses, wearing dresses, etc? Do you wear them? How often, what styles, colors, patterns do you like, not like, etc?

Be sure to check out our new MiB Group on Facebook!

We already have over 380+ members. Share your ideas with us and your worldwide MiB Community of plus size fashionistas.

Believe us when we say "We ARE listening"!

We read & share all of your comments, helpful suggestions and product requests with our MiB staff here at Making it Big, inc. in Cotati, California, with the intention to continue to exceed your expectations for comfortable, stylish and long-wearing fashions and great customer service when you shop with us.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Two MiB Promotions Have Ended

Today marked the end of our latest "Gift With Purchase" special offer (of a FREE wallet for orders of $150 or more while supplies lasted) and our "Win A FREE Dress" promotion for one lucky MiB Group member on Facebook.

We will be announcing our FREE Dress Winner soon...stay tuned!

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Latest News at MiB

NEW Gift-with-Purchase!

Shop our new Fall Styles & our Sale Items, then spend $150 or more and you will receive one (1) fashion-forward, Flat Wallet as our FREE Gift!

You'll be able to choose from two perfect traveling companions, our faux Croc Flat Wallet or our Check Flat Wallet. Marrying form and function, these wallets also can double as a clutch. The black faux Croc leather is the perfect accessory for an evening out, while the red-on-black Check or gray-on-black Check print goes anywhere, anytime.

Each Wallet style features a snap closure, zipper pocket, 6 credit card slots, an ID window and 3 roomy pockets for cash, checks and receipts. The Wallet is a $22 value!

This special Gift-with-Purchase Offer expires at 11:59 pm PST on Sept. 7, 2009.

Join Our NEW MiB Group on Facebook & Enter to WIN a FREE Dress!

If you join our new MiB Group on Facebook before Sept. 1, 2009, you will be automatically entered to win a free MiB dress of your choice. The Winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Sept. 5, 2009.

Not only will you have a chance to win any of our fabulous dress styles, but you will become part of our MiB community of Plus Size shoppers just like you, with some of the same hopes, dreams and aspirations.

You can share your suggestions for new MiB Styles, special Plus Size events that you know about, your photos of yourself modeling your own MiB clothing and much more. We're a fun group and we'd love to have you become a part of our worldwide MiB Community on Facebook!

Even More NEW FALL Styles Added to

Now that our second Fall Catalog has begun showing up in homes around the world, we thought we'd share the unique new styles that we just added to our already extensive Fall 2009 Collection!

The Mosaics Blouse: This breathtaking collage of hand-batiked blues, purples and black features an exquisite design that starts with a flattering asymmetrical hemline, moves to button detail in the back, and finishes with a flourishing V-neck mandarin collar, angled pocket and 3/4 sleeves trimmed in black. Fashioned using 100% Rayon.

The Sonata Jacket: Whether you're in the office or out on the town, this jacket adds flair to your ensemble. Marbled blue-gray batik, black geometric shapes and batik rice print trim highlight long sleeves, a frog-button closure and 7" side slits. 100% Rayon.

The Sonata Top: Simplicity can be deceiving. A hand-batiked blue-gray rice print over a field of black gives this V-neck shell with bracelet length sleeves more than a touch of class. Coordinates perfectly with the Sonata Jacket, above, and our Venus Pants. Made of 100% Rayon.

The Graffiti Zip Jacket: Create a splash all year long thanks to the red graffiti print collar and cuff trim that adorns our new cotton knit jacket. With a zip front and front pouch pockets, you'll stay toasty on cool autumn days. 100% cotton.

The Graffiti Tee: The zigzag detail on one side of the neckline gives this frolicsome graffiti print tee an extra kick. The center V-notch neckline and 3/4 length sleeves add bright notes to an already stunning style. Coordinates perfectly with the Graffiti Jacket above. 100% cotton.

The Costa Mesa Pullover: We've tamed a bold print with a subtle palette of teal, mauve, blush and black in an easy fit top that will surely become a favorite! Purl stitching adds appealing detail to the V-neckline, 3/4 sleeves, hemline and center front and back seams. 100% polyester.

The Paisley Shirt: Add a touch of whimsy to your new Fall wardrobe with this over dyed paisley and floral print. The soft stretch poplin is so comfy that you'll want one in each of the 3 colors offered (allure, cognac and arctic). Features include a button front, collar, side slits and 3/4 sleeves with slits. Cotton/Spandex.

Also new for Fall: The Annabella Shirt, Annabella Top, Annabella Pants, The Perfect Quilted Jacket (almost Sold-Out...get your size while supplies still last!) and the Alice Blouse.

In addition, we're also offering some lovely, Fall-inspired Accessories this season: Chivalry Earrings, Vegan Mary Janes (sooo cute!), Falling Vine Scarf, Seattle Ankle Boot (currently all the rage!), Deirdra Loafers (super comfy!), Impressions Silk Scarf (with this season's most flattering colors), Birki's Maria Clogs (cute and comfy!), Grandeur Necklace (coordinates with our Chivalry Earrings), Autumn Blossom Scarf (matches our new Autumn Blossom Shirt perfectly!), luscious Pashmina-Style Scarves (in red wine, black or winter white) and our new Navarro Silk Scarf (with deep Fall colors).

Get Into Fall While It Lasts! is the perfect time to plan your new Fall wardrobe and still be able to get your favorite Fall styles in your size...PLUS qualify for your FREE Flat Wallet before the offer expires on September 7, 2009.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Live Life Beautifully. Live Life with Style!

Welcome to our new MiB Community Blog!

Even though the leaves haven't begun to put on their beautiful Fall colors of russet and's Fall at MiB!

We've just introduced our new Fall 2009 Collection and it's available on our website now.

Our Plus Size model, Tesia, shown on the left, is wearing our new Arabella Top in one of our new Fall colors, "camel".

We've created a luscious Fall color palette this year...camel, rust, eggplant, deep teal, muted dusty rose and dusty blue, rich burgundy, warm brown, true red, peacock blue and soft thistle.

Many of our fashions mix and match perfectly and can also be added in to your existing MiB Collections, the Venus Collection and Divine Collection, for example.

This season we've added many new cozy Fall sweaters, jackets and coats as well as some beautiful scarves and jaunty hats to complete your new look for Fall.

One of our most popular categories is our special, super comfortable and durable MiB Undies and Lingerie. These are truly comfortable and our MiB customers continue to rave about them, season after season!

We invite you to stop by our Retail Showroom in Cotati, California, Monday through Friday, or shop conveniently from the comfort of your own home via our website or mail order catalog.

If you would like to begin receiving our special MiB Offers via email, click HERE.

We'd love to hear from you!

Let us know what you'd like to see in our next MiB Collection. If you've purchased one of our styles and have a photo of yourself wearing your MiB clothing, please email it to us and we'll add it to this new MiB Community Blog!