Plus size nerds! It is Amazon Prime Day(s) 2020. That means ah-may-zing deals on plus size fashion for women, especially nerd and geek women. There are also deals on bags, under things, accessories, you name it.
Prime Day is also the perfect day to do your holiday shopping. You'll save a lot of money by taking advantage of Amazon‘s deep discounts on Oct. 13 and 14.
Scroll down below the Pinterest Pin for insider tips and general categories that will be on sale.
Search Prime Day deals for…
Oct. 14, 10:41 a.m. ET
Harry Potter: The Complete 8 Film Collection
Star Wars Mug (lightsabers light up when it's hot)
Stormtrooper Wireless Mouse (this one's for you, Aidy)
Arts & Crafts
Wednesday Addams / Sabrina Dress w/Collar (it looks awesome, goes up to 2X)
BIADANI Long Sleeve Soft Knit Open Front Cardigan (very flattering, up to 3X)
Sidefeel Women Long Sleeve Button Down Long Cardigan (leopard print, goes up to 2X)
Oct. 13, 6:44 p.m. ET
Middle-Earth: 6-Film Limited Collector's Edition
Wonder Woman “Be the Hero” Productivity Notebook (I'm snagging this for myself!)
Arts & Crafts
Oct. 13, 11:27 a.m. ET
Oct. 13, 7:45 a.m. ET
Crinoline Skirt (great for cosplay and costumes)
Rii RK100+ Multiple Color Rainbow LED Backlit Gaming Keyboard (my daughter has one and LOVES it)
GUSODOR LED Strip Lights RGB Strips (my daughter put these around her closet door and I'M JEALOUS. They look really cool and you can change the colors)
ALOHA Organic Plant Based Coconut Protein Shake (I personally drink these and I love them. They're very filling.)
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Before You Shop
Sign Up for Prime
The best deals are for Amazon Prime members, so if you don't have a membership, click here to sign up for 30 days of Amazon Prime for free.
I've been a Prime member since they introduced the program a zillion years ago. All I had to do was tally how much I'd spent in shipping one year without it, and I was convinced. The prime membership was less than I had paid for shipping! Plus, now I get movies, TV shows, original content, all kinds of perks.
Seriously, sign up for a Prime Membership before you start shopping. It will really save you a lot of money in the long run.
Get Notified About Deals
The Amazon mobile app can notify you when your deals are happening. That way you don't forget when to snap up that super-discounted dress or handbag.
- Sign in to the mobile app
- Tap the menu (upper left)
- Tap “settings”
- Tap “notifications”
- Turn on “watched and waitlisted deals”
- Find an upcoming deal and tap it to add it to your watchlist
- Once the deal goes live, you'll get a notification you can tap that takes your right to that item
- Buy it and BAM, you saved money
Remember, you can always turn off the notifications after Prime Day is over.
Been thinking about signing up for an Audible membership? Now's the time to do it. You'll get $50 your first year if you sign up during Prime Day(s). There are a variety of plans available, so you can find one that fits your budget. (I have an Audible membership and I love it. I listen to it in the car, while I'm cleaning, while I'm cooking, while I'm walking… you get the picture.)
If you're a voracious reader, like I am, Kindle Unlimited is a way to devour book after book without spending as much as you normally would. You get unlimited access to hundreds of books (including curvy romance novels by Aidy Award). Give Kindle Unlimited to yourself or someone else. You'll get up to 50% off during Prime Day(s).
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You can find dozens of nerdy deals in electronics. These are my top 3 deals from this section of Amazon.
Blink Mini Camera – This cute lil' camera can provide peace of mind inside your home when you're not there. Or it can let you spy on your kids. In our house, it's a guinea pig cam so we can watch our piggies when we're away. (We have four and, yes, we're crazy.)
Super Mario Bros U Deluxe – Last I checked, this Nintendo Switch game was marked $20 off. Not bad for a semi-hot game. (Didn't see a deal for Animal Crossing, but maybe Amazon will discount it on actual Prime Days.)
Airpods – If you've been holding out to buy Airpods, now might be the time. They were marked down $30 when I checked.
Amazon's brand of active wear is discounted for Prime Day(s). I gotta admit, I've been impressed with the Amazon brand of clothing. I thought their stuff would be flimsy and ill-fitting, but so far, the few pieces I've bought have been good quality fabric and fit very well. Here are my top picks in Amazon active wear.
Core 10 High Waist Leggings w/Pocket – These leggings have a lot going for them. All those panels and seams help flatten your tummy and keep your booty lifted. Plus, there's a pocket for your phone. I mean, that alone makes it a must-have. They're thick and well-made.
Core 10 ‘Fierce Pleats' Leggings – These leggings are listed as yoga pants, but whatever. They're high-waisted with that tummy-tucking panel, which I love. But the best part of these leggings are the sexy-cute sheer pleats that run from your shin to your ankle.
Starter Women's Training-Tech T-Shirt – Nothing like moisture-wicking fabric when you're working out. What I like about this shirt is it drapes nicely, rather than being boxy. Plus, it hits me at mid-hip, which is super flattering for plus size women.
Amazon Essentials Men's Control Tech Shirt – I know this is a men's shirt, but those sleeves got me. I love baseball shirts because the diagonal shoulder seam is super flattering to my big boobies. And I love the camouflage pattern. The XL measures 48″ – 51″ at the chest, which easily fit me. (I usually get 2XL in women's.) Be sure to check the size chart.
The Amazon Essentials brand isn't exciting, to be sure. Their pieces tend to be solid colors and sleek lines. But! That's EXACTLY what makes plus size women look slimmer. (Check out my YouTube video about dressing to look slimmer.) Plus, you can always layer solids with wilder patterns, or add nerdy jewelry and handbags. Here are my recommendations.
Oversized Open Front Knee-Length Sweater Coat – You can throw on this beauty any time for anything and look elegant. It's trendy, but also great for plus size women because it creates a long line. Having this sweater flowing behind you as you walk is serious drama, bb.
Mid-Rise Skinny Stretch Knit Jegging – Amazon totally surprised me with the quality of their skinny jeans/jeggings. (Check out my YouTube video where I try on a bunch of plus size jeans for under $50.) And these jeggings are only $22 before the Prime Day sale.
Lark & Ro Women's Long Sleeve Bateau Neck Sweater – Here are those raglan sleeves I was talking about. They are totally flattering on plus size women. And they lend a bit of drama and sophistication to your outfit. Mustard is the “in” color right now, but go for a bright one to really catch someone's eye.
Meraki Women's Lightweight Cotton V-Neck Sweater – The V-neck on this sweater will give you a slimmer, sleeker look. Plus, you can wear it all fall and into the holiday season. However, it only goes up to size 18, but their size chart says 18 = 3XL. (Get with it, Amazon, and offer bigger sizes!) The good news is that Amazon returns are super easy. 😉
Daily Ritual Women's Ribbed Short-Sleeve Crew Neck Shirt – Here's one of those pieces that you can layer with cool jackets and sweaters. It's short-sleeve and crew neck, so you won't get overheated. Plus, it's nice and snug, with a tiny bit o' drape, to show off those curves for days you got, bb.
You know all that nerdy makeup you've been drooling over? Now's the time to buy it. There are great “normal” makeup and skincare deals too.
Haus Party Set – Haus Laboratories by Lady Gaga knows what's up. Her makeup is cruelty-free and vegan. This 3-piece set is a great way to introduce yourself to her brand.
OPI Holiday 2020 Set – Set your nails to dazzling for the holidays. OPI is my favorite nail polish brand. It's long-lasting and they have the best color names. (Let's Take An Elfie is my current fave.)
PÜR X Barbie Endless Possibilities II Eyeshadow Palette – I love how the Barbie brand has been shifting in the last couple of years. As a brand, they're appealing much more to adults than kids. This eyeshadow palette is a perfect example. It's got blues, pinks, mauves, taupes and glitter.
PÜR Cosmetics My Little Pony: The Movie Collection Eyeshadow Palette – Now, if you really want to channel your fun, inner child, this is the palette for you. Just like the ponies, these colors are bright and cheery.
So many toys, so little in my bank account. There are still tons of deals to be had on Prime Day(s). Keep your eye on these favorites.
Star Wars The Bounty Collection – Have you seen these adorable figures? I mean, The Child (from The Mandalorian) is already painfully cute. But these figures are even cuter. And affordable!
LEGO – There's way too much awesome LEGO stuff to pick one, so I'm just linking to the whole enchilada. Here are just a few examples I'm dying for: Boba Fett Helmet; Avengers Tower Battle; Aurora's Forest Cottage; AT-AT; Privet Drive; Hogwarts Astronomy Tower. Waaaaah!
Animal Crossing Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch – It's. So. CUTE. If you (or someone you know) is an Animal Crossing fan, you'll die from the cuteness.
Here are a few more fun things I found. Merlin knows what other treasures there are!
Harry Potter Comfy Throw Blanket – It's a Snuggie-kind of blanket, but it looks like the Hogwarts uniform. You can choose one in your House.
LEGO Art Marvel Studios Iron Man – It's sort of like perler beads by the number. You end up with a really cool mosaic of Iron Man that you can hang on your wall. (I love you 3000, man. RIP Tony.)
The Addams Family (2019) – Okay, this isn't really a “find.” It's just that I saw it recently (free with Amazon Prime) and it was SO GOOD. I loved the TV show when I was a kid, and this was like the show but 10x. So good.
What did you find that's really awesome? Share it in the comments so other plus size nerds can get the deal too.