• Style That Lasts

    By Babe Hope – One of my all time Ulla Popken favorites, the Watercolor Print Duster, #12430, reminds me of icons of style that last. Yes, the duster has many virtues like it’s semi-sheer fabric, soft surface...

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  • The Hope Program

    The Hope Program helps New Yorkers transcend the root causes of poverty by preparing them to find, keep and grow careers. The program blends vocational, educational and social services with a lifelong commitment to a person’s success....

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  • Colors that Work

    Do you select colors that you love to look at or colors that flatter your face? Well, how about a color that does both? Check out our Embellished Knit Tunic, #22535, in Caribbean. The fabric is soft...

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  • Some Like It Hot

    Some like it hot and some are hot! Whichever category you’d place yourself, fresh fabrics that breathe go a long way. Our design team, Diane and Alicia are very proud of our growing line of plus size...

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  • Spring Into Color

    By Babe Hope – Did you ever think that the colors you wear may telegraph more about you than your fashion preferences? Color helps people read your mood and it actually affects the mood you project. So...

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  • Spandex Done Right

    Ulla Popken’s new Community Forum, U.P.Life Cafe has triggered some interesting conversations, several of which were started by members. “I hate spandex mixed in the fabric!” has gotten lots of participation. I’m so pleased because this is...

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  • 5 Dresses
    Five Dresses that Say It All

    By Babe Hope – Recently, my Ulla colleagues and I were taking a look at which of our COMMUNITY pages get the most traffic. I wasn’t surprised to find that our Prez, Phyliss Mosca’s “Weekly Words of...

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  • White pants
    Try These White Pants

    Take a risk, try a pair of white pants. Forget the ‘after Memorial Day’ rule. White pants are a leap-of-faith in yourself and in your personal style – now. Ulla Popken has several great plus size choices...

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  • LIFE – A New Acronym for Shopping

    By Babe Hope – I recently had the pleasure of going Ulla Popken shopping with a new client, Linda. She was heading off to a professional conference in Arizona later this month and challenged me to provide...

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  • Retail Therapy

    By Babe Hope – I’m a student of Linda Bacon, PhD, the author of Health at Every Size. Among the brilliant insights she has taught me is the importance of being attentive to the full experience of...

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  • Transition Dressing and The “Little Gray Dress”

    By Babe Hope – It’s cold – it’s warm – it’s in-between! Hmmnn…sometimes it’s a reflection of the temperature on the outside and sometimes – the temperature on the ‘inside!’ Applying the standard of the iconic Tim...

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  • Until I Lose Weight – NOT!

    By Babe Hope – Those pants won’t look good until I lose weight. How often has that tape circulated in my mind? Too often! I was blessed with ‘thunder thighs.” No, it’s true. When I was younger...

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