A blog post about swimwear might seem a little unusual at this time of year, but when the team at Marisota recently asked me to share their new infographic with my readers I wanted to do so straight away. Also, I know that I am not alone in considering taking a holiday over the Christmas break, so swimwear is something that we could potentially be purchasing at any time of year. Marisota's latest infographic - found here - helps customers find swimwear that fits and flatters their figure.
As regular readers will know, I am a long-time fan of George at Asda. So when their team contacted me to ask if I'd like to take part in a dress challenge I jumped at the chance.
The challenge was to pick a dress from their current range, and add accessories etc to make it work for both night and day. I didn't have to stick to items available at George, but I decided to do so as it's a great opportunity for me to show you the wide range of items available on the website.
If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know I am a big fan of Polish clothing brand BiuBiu. They make clothes that are specially designed to work on curvy figures, with many items allowing for large boobs, small waists, and large hips. I've written a number of reviews of their items, including the Venice top, and today I will be telling you about the Florence top (£19.35).
Quite some time ago, I was sent an amazing parcel of lingerie goodies from the wonderful Ewa Michalak. I meant to review these sets some months ago but due to my enforced blog hiatus I have fallen behind with these posts. Today I am bringing you my review of the most colourful of these sets: the S Tęczowe Kfiaty Bra, Briefs, and Thong.
Here in the UK, we have quite a range of plus-size fashion brands to choose from. The biggest and perhaps most well-known include Evans, Pink Clove, Asos Curve, Yours Clothing, New Look Inspire, Collectif, Curvissa, Boohoo Plus, Simply Be, Forever 21+, and Taking Shape. However, if you're looking for an even broader range of choice for clothing for larger ladies, you might want to cast your net a little further and look across the pond to the USA. In America, women seem to be spoilt for plus-size choices, with brands such as Pinup Girl Clothing, Torrid, IGIGI, Ashley Stewart, One Stop Plus, Lane Bryant, and Avenue really leading the way and providing an incredibly wide range of style choices. Most recently, super-cool plus-size brand City Chic, originally founded in South Africa but perhaps better known for its stores in Australia, opened its first store in the US. (I am keeping my fingers VERY tightly crossed that all of these brands will soon be coming over here to the UK, but in the meantime I am often tempted by the gorgeous threads available from these overseas retailers.) A few months ago, I saw the stunning Chastity from Garner Style showing off a dress from City Chic; it was the Wild Floral Dress (US sizes 14/XS-24/XXL, $138.00):
I've got a real love for floral dresses so I'm absolutely delighted that they're all the rage at the moment. What could be better than a dress emblazoned with flowers in an array of gorgeous colours? Some might say leopard print, or polka dots, or stripes, or aztec print, and so on...I love all of those too, but florals more often that not are the prints that really jump out at me. I've reviewed a number of plus size clothing brand Pink Clove's items over the past few months on my blog; some of which I've purchased myself and some of which I've been sent by the lovely PR team. Today's review is of a dress I bought myself - and I'm very glad I managed to snap this one up as it's now, sadly, out of stock. The dress I'm reviewing today is the Pink Clove Bold Bloom Skater Dress (£26, UK sizes 16-32).
Quite a few months ago I was sent a parcel from the wonderful Ewa Michalak. This parcel contained a wealth of lingerie goodies that I was itching to share with you, but unfortunately real life got in the way and as explained here I was forced to take a few months' break from blogging. So this post is long overdue and comes with huge apologies to Ewa and her team.