Here at Apples and Pears we must confess to being very new to the world of podcasts – Jade’s initiation was just recently when she was kidnapped by a friend and taken to the London Podcast Festival to watch a live recording of The Guilty Feminist. It was a revelation and now of course, she’s obsessed and introduced us all to the joy of a good podcast! So, we felt it was the perfect time to search out the best podcasts dealing with plus size fashion, fitness and foibles. Here’s a selection for you to try:
Ok, it’s officially summer and we are ready for some sun, surf and style! Here at Apples & Pears we love the chance to slink into something more summery so let us bring you our top five pieces for the season:
It hasn’t escaped our notice here at Apples & Pears that many of us have plus-size men in our lives, and while plus-size brands and models have been making waves in the women’s fashion industry in recent years, so too quite quietly, have some big menswear brands
As recommended by Apples and Pears customers, you beautiful, well-read bunch!
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You know that at Apples and Pears we are all about confidence and loving the skin you’re in. Our clothes look great on all sorts of curves, and we love hearing from our customers who strut their stuff proudly on the daily catwalk of life.
We’re lucky enough to be based in a town that has a fair few body positive influences, from pageant queens spreading mental health awareness to exercise-at-any-size icons, and we love collaborating with other local businesses that practice what they preach in terms of health, acceptance and self-love, no matter what shape or size you are.
Apples and Pears Clothing has a new team member, but she may be a familiar face!
You may remember a guest blog about our Sweetness & Sass Collection back in 2017? (Wow! Was it really that long ago?) – well, that was written by Jade and we are delighted to welcome her to the team on a more permanent basis.
A few weeks ago we got to go to the awesome Miss Voluptuous Pageant. Miss V is a pageant "for voluptuous role models across the country to share their platforms, ideas and visions for the future with other beautiful and like-minded women whilst participating in team building activities and development workshops during the pageant weekend."
We got to dress the contestants for the first round and even award an Apples & Pears Top Model.
After a hot and sunny few months, the weather seems to the changeable weather we are more used to in the UK. This makes it really hard to decide what to wear – a summer dress? Waterproofs? A jumper? All three?! Layers are the answer and we’ve come up with five great ideas to help you to dress for now while being prepared with an extra layer when the weather lets you down.
Finding pretty, comfortable and well-fitting bras can be a minefield. Sometimes comfortable doesn’t provide enough support, or you find the perfect fit, but it costs a fortune! And on top of that sizing can be really confusing. Does it have to be so complicated?! Let’s take a look at some of the myths and put them right.
Nobody wants to spend precious holiday time re-ironing the contents of their suitcase when they check into their hotel room – even if they take a travel iron with them. Much better to pack well in the first place so that all you need to do is to shake and hang. Certain fabrics emerge better than others, linen being especially prone to crumpling. Let’s take a look at the various ways to pack.