Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Ewa Michalak PL Jagodzianki Bra 34KK/75KK and Briefs 16/44

Just before Christmas I received a parcel that made me super excited. It was a selection from the current range of lingerie from Polish brand Ewa Michalak. It's been about a year since I last had a delivery from them, and I had pretty much grown out of my 32KK/70KK bras, so I was very eager to try the new pieces.

One of the sets of lingerie the parcel contained was the PL Jagodzianki Bra and Briefs.

Biustonosz PL Jagodzianki
Image courtesy of Ewa Michalak

Monday, 22 December 2014

BiuBiu Chaville Dress in Green 40 BB/BBB

BiuBiu are a Polish brand who make a variety of clothing for women with curves, and especially busty ladies. I'm a particular fan of their amazing dresses. I've reviewed a number of their items on my blog and today I am going to share with you my thoughts on the Chaville Dress in green (£32.39).

Image courtesy of BiuBiu

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Evans Teal Jacquard Dress 14

High street plus size retailer Evans have been around for many years. Their collections have varied since the brand came about, and personally I think their items are getting better and better. I recently placed an order to try a number of items and today I am going to share with you the Teal Jacquard Dress (was £40.00, now £36.00, UK sizes 14-32 (limited sizes available at the time of writing)).

Image courtesy of Evans

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Lady V London Estella Dress: Cream Birdcage Print and Red Wine Polka Dot Print

I have been aware of vintage-inspired brand Lady V London (a.k.a. Lady Vintage London) for a few years now and have often lusted over their gorgeous dresses and beautiful prints. However, as my proportions are so troublesome, I had never previously dared to place an order as I strongly suspected I wouldn't be able to get a good fit on both my bust and my waist.

I expect you are already familiar with my wonderful friend, Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust, and the dress she helped design for Lady V: the Estella.

Image courtesy of Lady V London

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Evans Scarlett & Jo Black Spot and Floral Print Dress 16

I love Scarlett & Jo. I know I've said it before but I adore the clothing they produce and am always impressed with their new collections. They really know how to make the most of a feminine figure and how to show it off to its best advantage.

I recently ordered a couple of Scarlett & Jo dresses to try on from Evans, and of course I took the opportunity to take some photos to share the garments with you. Today's review is of the Scarlett & Jo Black Spot and Floral Print Dress (was £45.00, now £40.00, UK sizes 14-32 (some sizes out of stock)).

Image courtesy of Evans

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

BiuBiu Rotterdam Wrap Top 40 BB/BBB

I've been writing a number of reviews of Polish boob-friendly brand BiuBiu lately, and that's because I have owned these items for some time and have been waiting for the weather to turn cooler so that the timing of my reviews is more appropriate.

If you haven't heard of BiuBiu before, they make reasonably-priced bust-friendly clothing that fits amazingly well and is wonderfully comfortable to wear whilst being feminine and flattering.

Today I am going to share with you the BiuBiu Rotterdam top (£19.35).

Image courtesy of BiuBiu

Friday, 28 November 2014

Evans Scarlett & Jo Black Jersey Crepe Top 14 and Yellow Floral Print Prom Skirt 14

I have previously waxed lyrical on my love for Scarlett & Jo's dresses, and you can read my past reviews here. Back in the summer, they did something a bit different, and brought out their highly successful prom dresses in separates. Naturally, I was itching to try them out for myself, so I placed an order with Evans and eagerly awaited their arrival.

First of all, I tried the Black Jersey Crepe Top (was £28.00, now in the sale for just £8.00; most sizes available at the time of writing) and the Yellow Floral Print Prom Skirt (was £48.00, now on sale for just £20.00 (wowwww!!) at the time of writing in limited sizes).

Image courtesy of Evans

Image courtesy of Evans

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Cut For Evans Navy Textured Panel Knitted Dress 14/16

Several weeks ago, high street plus size retailer Evans launched its latest 'Cut For Evans' collection. These pieces are part of an industry leading initiative that introduces a range of garments from brand new fashion designers. You can read all about it here. Sadly, I wasn't able to attend the launch myself due to prior commitments, but I did order an item from the collection to try for myself and to share with you here on my blog. 

The piece I chose was the Cut For Evans Navy Textured Panel Knitted Dress (£55.00, UK sizes 14-32 (dual sized)).

Image courtesy of Evans

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Monroe Knows Amber Dress in Black 18

If you're an avid follower of plus size blogs and their various social media outlets, you will almost certainly have seen a lot of hype about new clothing brand, Monroe Knows. Starting off with a small signature collection, the brand is set to expand very soon and I for one can't wait to see what gorgeous items they bring out next. 

I was absolutely delighted when Marvin, the brand's founder, contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I'd like to review a dress from the collection. I headed over to the website to see what choices I had and I was pleased to see they have a good range of stylish dresses for me to pick from. All of the dresses look well made and cut for plus size figures, and the price point shows this is not another brand aiming at the fast fashion market but instead they are offering quality garments made to last. 

I was instantly drawn to the Amber dress (£49.99, UK sizes 18-24); its figure-hugging style and slinky fabric appealed to me immensely and I loved the fact it had elbow-length sleeves, which are perfect for this time of year.

Image courtesy of Monroe Knows

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Big Tights Company: Comparing the All Woman 180 Denier Tights with the All Woman Cotton (woolly feel) Tights

As we head into the winter months and the weather turns colder, we reach the point where it's time to bring out our warmer clothes. I have many garments in my wardrobe that I wear all year round; they just need a bit of adapting to be suitable for either warm or cool temperatures. 

In the autumn and winter, I often wear dresses that I also wear in the spring and summer, but I add layers to keep me warm. It's also crucial to have some warm, thick tights to see me through the winter, and when I was recently searching through my wardrobe and drawers I was shocked to discover that all of my winter tights had holes in them. They've done pretty well as I've owned them for several years, but it was a sure sign that I needed to top up my tights collection.

Image courtesy of The Big Tights Company

Sunday, 16 November 2014

BiuBiu Gotham Top 40 BB/BBB

If you're looking for a brand that makes gorgeous, bust-friendly clothing, you'd do well to check out Polish brand BiuBiu. I've bought many items from them in the past and have never been disappointed. They pay close attention to providing an excellent fit for ladies whose boobs don't easily fit into high street clothing and stock a wide range of tops, shirts, dresses, and even jackets.

Some time ago I bought the BiuBiu Gotham top (£19.35):

Image courtesy of BiuBiu

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Pink Clove Floral Print Strappy Skater Dress 18

Pink Clove have brought out some amazing items since their launch around a year ago, and it's so great to see a new plus size brand go from strength to strength in the way that they have. I've reviewed quite a few items from them on my blog over the past 12 months and today I am bringing you one of my favourite dresses of the summer: the Pink Clove Floral Print Strappy Skater Dress (was £28.00 but now limited sizes in the sale at just £14.00).

Image courtesy of Pink Clove

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

BiuBiu Lauret Dress 40 BB/BBB

Several months ago I ordered a number of items from Polish bust-friendly brand BiuBiu but due to a busy schedule I am only just getting round to reviewing them on the blog now.

Today I am sharing with you my thoughts on the Lauret dress (I bought mine for £28.04 but it's currently available at the reduced price of £23.70).

Image courtesy of BiuBiu

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Evans Scarlett & Jo Pink Floral 2 in 1 Prom Dress 14

Scarlett & Jo are a plus size fashion brand sold in Evans stores and on their website. The designs are figure-flattering and are created to inspire and express both personality and confidence. I've reviewed a number of their pieces on my blog and back in the summer I ordered a whole pile of their items from Evans and in this post I will be sharing with you the Scarlett & Jo Pink Floral 2 in 1 Prom Dress (was £60.00, currently in the sale for just £31.50 (limited sizes available)).

Image courtesy of Evans

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Marisota Swimwear Infographic

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.

Image courtesy of Marisota

Sunday, 26 October 2014

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.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Big Bloomers Company Anti Chafing Knickers

I love summer. The sun shines, the skies are blue, and the warm weather makes my soul sing. However, I must admit that for me there is a downside to summer: I dread the onset of the higher temperatures because it means if I wear my beloved leggings I will overheat. I have to make the tricky decision between feeling way too hot and going barelegged, neither of which are a concept I relish. 

I have always had large thighs. I can recall that even as a perfectly healthy and of average weight child if I went barelegged I would experience chafing that brought me to tears. A particularly strong memory is when I spent a fun day at the beach with my family, but unfortunately the combination of salt water and sand lead to me developing a rash on my inner thighs that left me in agony for much of the day.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Pink Clove Tropical Print Wrap Dress 16

I have reviewed a few of affordable plus size fashion brand Pink Clove's dress offerings here on the blog since they first burst onto the scene in 2013, including their wrap dresses. For spring 2014 they brought the dress out in a new print: tropical!

Image courtesy of Pink Clove

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Cleo By Panache Minne Red Spot Balconnet Bra 36J and Briefs 18

It's been quite some time since I wrote a lingerie review on my blog so when the lovely people at Panache contacted me to ask if I'd like to review something from their Cleo range I jumped at the chance.

Panache's Cleo range is described as being 'crafted for fit; styled for fun' and I'd completely agree with this. The vibrant prints and colours are varied and exciting, and perhaps typically appeal to a younger customer, but as the fit is so superb I know these sets are worn by women of all ages.

The Cleo Minnie Red Spot (bra available in sizes 28-38 D-J, briefs and thong available in sizes 8-18 (UK)) is a pretty red and white set featuring my beloved polka dots:

Image courtesy of Panache

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Collectif Dolores Doll Yellow Summer Bouquet Print Dress 12 Medium

I was so excited to see last year that Collectif had brought out a few new prints in their fabulous Dolores Doll dress. I hear there are many more lovely prints to come this year, but for the time being I am pleased to show you one of the designs I picked up last year.

It's the gorgeous Dolores Doll Yellow Summer Bouquet Print Dress (£65, UK sizes 6-22).

Image courtesy of Collectif

Saturday, 31 May 2014

The Perfect Cami

I have always had a problem with finding dresses and tops with sufficient boob room for my big breasts. So many items would look lovely if only they had more coverage over my chest. It's not a good look to have one's bra showing but in order to make sure this did not happen I have previously had to opt for high necklines, which I am not a great fan of, or sizing up to fit my boobs, meaning that the fit elsewhere was oversized and baggy.

Fairly early on in my boob-clothing journey I found that I could wear a thin vest underneath tops and dresses to cover my modesty. However, this meant wearing an extra layer and in warmer months or in centrally heated environments this could be pretty uncomfortable. It also changes the appearance of clothing as the neckline looks very different but at least it meant I didn't have to settle for poorly fitting clothing any more.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Ebay Jersey Pencil Dress 14

If you're a regular reader of my blog you will be well aware of my ongoing quest to find dresses to fit my figure. It's not easy as I am different sizes on each of my bust, waist, and hips, but I am always willing to try something different or unusual on the off-chance that it might work for me.

Last summer I was trawling online auction site eBay and I came across this gem: the eBay Jersey Pencil Dress (£9.99 plus postage, UK sizes 8-18/M-XXL).

Image courtesy of eBay seller leggingsworld*2010

Friday, 23 May 2014

Collectif Dolores Sweetheart Gingham Doll Dress 14 Large

Last year I managed to snap up a few new Dolores Doll dresses from vintage repro retailer Collectif. I love the cut of the Dolores Doll as it suits my hourglass figure very well indeed.

Gingham has always been a favourite print of mine so you can imagine my excitement when Collectif brought out the Dolores Sweetheart Gingham Doll Dress (£65, UK sizes 6-24):

Image courtesy of Collectif

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Evans Scarlett & Jo Black 2 in 1 Floral Prom Dress 14

It's been quite some time since I last put fingers to keyboard (is that a correct enough way of modernising the phrase 'put pen to paper'?) to write a blog post. I am sorry for being gone for so long; it certainly was not my intention.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Collectif Dietrich Check Swing Trench Coat 18

As the weather turned cooler last autumn, my thoughts turned to outerwear. I usually wear my beloved Ben De Lisi raincoat when I feel I need a light extra layer, and of course I have my Collectif Ashley coats for days when it is very chilly. However, I didn't have anything for those 'in between' days when a light mac is not enough but the weather is not cold enough for a heavy duty winter coat.

Thank goodness for Collectif - they released their gorgeous Dietrich swing trench coat in a thicker fabric for exactly this sort of weather.

Image courtesy of Collectif

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Urkye Black Blazer Kameleon W Czerni 40 oo/ooo

Back in November I placed an order with Polish bust-friendly clothing brand Urkye. I picked up some of their Skołowana Bakłażanowa dresses in smaller sizes (as I found the 40 oo/ooo too big (review here)) and a post about these dresses will come soon. I also bought one of their blazers; namely the Kameleon W Czerni (199 PLN, sizes 34-44 o/oo and oo/ooo (size guide here)):

Kameleon w czerni
Image courtesy of Urkye

Friday, 24 January 2014

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Pink Clove Geo Print Wrap Dress 16 and Blue Wrap Dress 18

Late last year I placed an order with plus size fashion brand Pink Clove. Some of the items were a hit and some were a miss for me, and today I am going to show you what a difference one size up or down can make. 

The two dresses in question are the Pink Clove Geo Print Wrap Dress (was £18.00, now just £10.00; UK sizes 16-32) and the Pink Clove Blue Wrap Dress (was £18.00, now just £10.80; UK sizes 16-32).

Image courtesy of Pink Clove

Image courtesy of Pink Clove

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Ewa Michalak S Grace Bra 32KK/70KK

Polish bra designer Ewa Michalak makes a range of bras in different cuts and styles. There's pretty much something for everyone and with some of the newer releases there seems to be something for every occasion.

A few months ago came the introduction of the 'Grace' collection; lingerie that was ideal for bridal wear.

3D Grace
Image courtesy of Ewa Michalak

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Excite Clothing Aztec Printed Short Sleeve Midi Dress 18

Back in the summer last year I was given a dress by the wonderful Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust. She had been sent some dresses by Excite Clothing and somehow she had ended up with two that were the same, so she very kindly passed the spare one on to me.

It was the 'Aztec' version of the Excite Clothing Printed Short Sleeve Midi Dress (just £12.99, UK sizes 16-28):

Image courtesy of Excite Clothing

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

BiuBiu Venice Top Teal 40 BB/BBB

Just before Christmas 2013 I placed an order with Polish bust-friendly brand BiuBiu. As well as ordering dresses, I also went for a few tops after seeing how wonderfully well they have worked for other bloggers such as Fuller Figure Fuller Bust, A Sophisticated Pair and Voluptuously Thin.

The first top I tried on from my order was the BiuBiu Venice Top in Teal (£12.83).

Image courtesy of BiuBiu

Saturday, 11 January 2014

George at Asda Rose Print Midi Dress 14

A few weeks before Christmas I was in my local Asda Living store and whilst in the queue to pay for my G21 Animal Print Bodycon Dress my attention was drawn towards the changing rooms and this lovely dress caught my eye as it hung on the rail of try-ons. It was the George at Asda Rose Print Midi Dress (£10, UK sizes 8-20):

Image courtesy of George at Asda

Thursday, 9 January 2014

BiuBiu Monaco Dress 42 BB/BBB

Late last year, Polish bust friendly brand BiuBiu released some new items. There were dresses, tops, and even coats amongst the offerings. I resisted for a while but as Christmas drew closer I could no longer hold back and ended up placing an order myself. Over the next few weeks I will share these items with you; today I am going to start with the BiuBiu Monaco Dress (£34.57, sizes 34-46 B/BB and BB/BBB).

Image courtesy of BiuBiu

Image courtesy of BiuBiu

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Bravissimo Lola Luxe Basque in Black/Teal 32K and Briefs XL

I am always on the look-out for lingerie other than bras and knickers. In the J+ cup size range there are sadly very few options available so when something comes up I am always incredibly keen to give it a try.

A few months ago a friend of mine sold me her nearly new Bravissimo Lola Luxe Basque in Black/Teal (sells new for £50.00 in sizes 28 DD-J and 30-38 DD-K) with brand new matching briefs and thong. I had checked the item on the Bravissimo website and had fallen head over heels in love with its design and colours:

Image courtesy of Bravissimo

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Ewa Michalak S Bambino Bra 32KK/70KK

Today it's time for my first Ewa Michalak bra review of 2014. Towards the end of last year, I reviewed three other bras from the 'S' range (S Porcelanka, S Satine, S Szykuś) and I love them all for their excellent shape and uplift. This time I am going to share with you the S Bambino.

Image courtesy of Ewa Michalak

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Pink Clove Teal Tartan Skater Dress 16

Just over a month ago, I reviewed the Pink Clove Red Tartan Skater Dress. It's been a big hit with bloggers everywhere and it was an instant favourite of mine. When I saw that Pink Clove had released it in a teal colourway I knew that sooner or later the beauty would be mine.

Image courtesy of Pink Clove

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