by Jade Fothergill
OK, so lockdown finally seems to be easing, cross fingers there’ll be lots of socialising to catch up on, you’ve had a good ol’ clear out during the last couple of months and the sun’s out! You know what that adds up to? Shopping!!!
But times are still tight and we all know the high street is not the plus-size girl’s friend at the best of times, so let us help you out – visit our online sales rack, grab an outfit or three at absolutely bargain prices, and celebrate summer!
At last Summer is here and as temperatures soar its a great time to pack away those dark separates and embrace pretty pastels and patterns. Even if you aren't usually a dress person, there are some beautiful and flattering shapes around this summer. From skaters to midi to full length maxis there is something to suit every shape.
Bold patterns and prints are this years news. Get used to them gradually if you're used to plain colours, then accessories a bright print with more neutral colours.
If you have a large bust and hips with a smaller waist - a classic hourglass shape - skater dresses can look amazing. The fuller skirt skims over your hips and stomach, and you can add a belt to really highlight your waist.
If you're not confident in getting your legs out then a calf length dress in a pretty print is for you. Shorter styles with leggings underneath also look good. If floral prints feel too girly then opt for a paisley, geometric or swirly pattern - big and bold or neat and understated. If you are used to wearing jeans or trousers, wearing a dress can feel quite daunting and maybe you only wear them for special occasions. But pick the right shape and you can feel a million dollars!
A shrug is the perfect accessory to your summer dress. Perfect for chilly summer evenings or to cover your arms. Our lightweight Bali shrugs are perfect for the summer as they don't add too much bulk, and come in a huge range of colours - in fact new colours have just been added!
This summer anything goes so be brave and give it a try!
Have you noticed how some people always look and dress to suit the weather at a moments notice, while the rest of us are left freezing or boiling? The British weather is so unpredictable, and can change a whole season between going to work and coming home again! So how do these fashionistas manage it? Or maybe you are one? If so what's your secret? Bet you're not letting on - its quite satisfying to look better than everyone else at the bus stop while they give you secretive envious looks!
One answer to looking cool in all weathers has got to be layering. Its a brilliant way to wear something new and summery this time of year without freezing to death.
A pretty dress that can take you through to summer, can be worn now with a long sleeved top underneath or a fitted jumper over the top, and black opaque tights to keep your legs warm. Wear with boots or last seasons biker jacket to give your outfit an edge. The fitted padded jackets that many stores carried in the winter are great too, and add a pretty scarf.
With layers you can add and subtract them as the weather changes and always look your best!
Got any top tips for Spring time dressing? Share them with us in the comments below.
Lots of beautiful new scarves have been added to the store, and there's more to come!
Perfect for brightening up any outfit.
We've got lots of new stock coming to our website very soon! Thanks to all the suggestions and requests from our followers and likers, the new collection includes work wear, bolero style shrugs, wrap dresses and a very cute skater dress. We'll be taking the new collection to our marketplace stall at the British Plus Size Fashion Weekend, so if you are coming along you will have the first chance to buy. It will be available for everyone else to buy on the website the following week.
Our brand new collection is finally all added to the website! You'll find a selection of jumpers to snuggle up in this winter, along with some great outfits for the party season, and some new bags to complete the look!
Click this link to see for yourself!