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

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