I travelled down from Lancashire that day, so I knew it would be a long day and I'd need something super comfortable to wear. At Curve Fest a few weeks ago I spotted this beautiful dress hanging at the Topsy Curvy stand and lusted over it straight away. Sadly it 'only' goes to a size 26 so I assumed it would be too small. Thankfully Jo (who knows her sizes and stock off by heart) convinced me to try it anyway and sent me away with one - and thank goodness she did!
The dress itself is made from a crepe like material which means that it has plenty of stretch without losing its shape. In photos with the flash the top half does look a tinsy bit see through but nothing noticeable in real life and nothing that can't be worked with. The rest of the dress fit absolutely fine - with no big effort to squeeze into it or anything, it fit just fine.
In fact the dress fit me so well that I have told Topsy Curvy to recommend that they get labelled at a size 30. I know that I would have missed out online if i saw it went to a size 26 because I would have written it off straight away. It just goes to show once again these it is well worth trying these things.
If you're a member of the Topsy Curvy Facebook page you'll see that Jo is fantastic at speaking to people about how things are likely to fit. She'll happily tell yo to size up or down if you need to and also she tries to feature models all different builds so you can get an idea of what something will fit you like. To be honest with you, as small businesses go she does remarkably and could teach bigger brands a thing or two.
The #IAmMe awards were nothing less than fabulous and I have to say Evans looked after us remarkably well. 5 awards were given out on the night and it's well worth checking out the hashtag online to get the low down of it all. The idea behind the night was a really lovely one and I am really glad that I decided to attend.
Do you tend to shop for your size or are you good at ignoring size labels?
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