Tuesday, 21 October 2014

George at Asda Scuba Floral Fit and Flare Dress: Styled Two Ways

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.

So, my first decision was which dress to choose. George always has such a huge range of dresses on their website so I was absolutely spoilt for choice and it took me quite some time to decide. In the end, I opted for the 'bargainous' Scuba Floral Fit and Flare Dress (£12.00, UK sizes 4-28):

Image courtesy of George at Asda

Sunday, 19 October 2014

BiuBiu Florence Top 40 BB/BBB

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).

Image courtesy of BiuBiu

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Ewa Michalak S Tęczowe Kfiaty Bra 32KK/70KK, Briefs 18/46, and Thong 18/46

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.

Image courtesy of Ewa Michalak

Sunday, 24 August 2014

City Chic Wild Floral Dress and Wild Crane Dress 14/XS (US)

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 ClothingTorrid, 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):

Image courtesy of City Chic

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Pink Clove Bold Bloom Skater Dress 18

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).

Image courtesy of Pink Clove

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Evans Scarlett & Jo 2 in 1 Poppy Prom Dress 14

A couple of months ago I reviewed the gorgeous Scarlett & Jo Black 2 in 1 Floral Prom Dress. The dress was really well received and many readers were excited to see what other dresses Scarlett & Jo would be bringing out. Today I am very excited to bring you a review of one of their newer dresses: the 2 in 1 Poppy Prom Dress (£60.00).

Image courtesy of Evans

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Ewa Michalak Babydoll For You! 32KK 70KK

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.

Possibly the most exciting item this wondrous parcel contained was the Ewa Michalak Babydoll For You!

Babydoll  For you !
Image courtesy of Ewa Michalak

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Cleo By Panache Maya Balconnet Bra 36J and Briefs 18

I recently reviewed the very pretty Cleo By Panache Minnie Red Spot Balconnet Bra and Briefs on my blog; today I'm lucky enough to be able to review another set sent to me by the very generous Panache team.

Step forward the Cleo Maya (bra available in sizes 28-38 D-J, briefs and thong available in sizes 8-18 (UK)).

Image courtesy of Panache

Friday, 4 July 2014

Collectif Dolores Doll White/Black Polka Dot Dress 12

Like many women, I am a huge fan of polka dots, so any time I see a piece of clothing with a polka dot print I am sorely tempted to buy it.

I've already reviewed the Collectif Dolores Doll Red Polka Dress here, and have had the Black Polka in my wardrobe for quite some time. I was absolutely gutted that I missed out on the version with a blue background and red spots a few years ago, but last summer I was excited to see that Collectif had brought out a new colourway: the Dolores Doll White Polka Dress (£50, UK size 6-22).

Image courtesy of Collectif

Friday, 27 June 2014

George at Asda Maxi Dresses - Summer 2014

Around four years ago, when I started regularly wearing dresses for the first time since being a teenager, the first dresses I favoured were maxi dresses. They are so easy to wear, with their long, flowing skirts that go all the way down to the floor. However, over the past few years I have mostly moved away from maxis and instead favoured midi or knee length dresses as I feel they work better for my figure overall. I do still have a few maxis in my wardrobe, including some gorgeous numbers from plus size US brand IGIGI and boob friendly Polish brand BiuBiu, but they usually only get worn when I go on holiday or on a more formal occasion.

This summer, I decided to see if I could find a few everyday maxis out of which I would get more frequent wear. I came upon this decision when I was browsing the rails of my local Asda Living, where they have a reasonable range of clothing available, and quite a few maxi dresses. I tried a few dresses on in store, bought some of them, and then when subsequently back at home I ordered more online to collect from the store a couple of days later.