Friday, 11 March 2016
I felt bitter sweet about the launch, like I often do with ranges like this. On one hand it's brilliant to see another high street range offering more options, on the other hand it's a range that stops at a size 24 - again.
One of the saddest things for me was the excitement of other bloggers that were able to try on their clothes. Perhaps its a touch of the green eyed monster but I couldn't help but feel disappointed that more people weren't talking about the lack of size choices. Of course if I was a size 22 I would be excited that another option were out there, but I would like to think that I would still be waxing lyrical about how many people are excluded from such a range!
Anyway, I digress.... As per usual with #HeresWhatIWouldHaveSpent I wanted to tell the brand what I would have bought should I have been able to shop with them. There's a few others on social media doing the same thing today so feel free to check out the tag on Instagram and Twitter. The lovely Sophie from Busy Little Fee posted about this today here too!
Would I have bought all of these? Probably not. Would I have bought some? Yes! Would I have liked the option to add RI Plus to my list of retailers when looking for a new outfit to buy in the future? ABSOLUTELY!
Talk of the new RI Plus range on social media soon led to discussions about how much the River Island range missed out. With Lauren from Pocket Rocket Fashion pointing out the items she would have bought from the straight range, should they have extended the sizes on those
As you can see, she found plenty that she would have spent her money on - if only River Island actually wanted her hard earned cash.
Diana followed suit, with again plenty of ways she'd have given River Island her money if they accepted it!
It's an interesting debate - why do so many ranges stop at a size 24? How do they decide which items to include?
I have asked brands before if their research shows that they SHOULD do this - IE they sell much, much less at a size 26 or is it just because 24 is on the more "acceptable" side of plus size? As yet I have been unable to get an answer!
So RI Plus; #hereswhatIwouldhavespent and I am not alone. In my opinion you are really missing out by excluding me and others like me!
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Saturday, 6 June 2015
Thanks to Lady V London and Lady Voluptuous I have developed a real love of vintage style dresses. I feel it is a real shame that retailers haven't clicked onto the fact that even those on the 'upper' end of plus size would like vintage clothing options.
Voodoo Vixen currently do up to a size 4XL which I believe equates to around a size 24. Don't get me wrong, that's great news but I want to see more!
So, Voodoo Vixen Here's What I Would Have Spent, should you have wanted my money!
As you can see there are loads of dresses I would love to own! They really do have some fantastic designs and patterns. I can only hope that one day they extend their size range!
What Voodoo Vixen dresses do you have your eyes on?
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
This time is River Island. If you look at the bottom of this post you'll see the other bloggers that are taking part, make sure you read theirs too!
There are actually lots of dresses on River Island that I like the look of - here's a few!
What would you buy from River Island?
Mookie - http://www.mookieslife.com/ Steph - Seeingspots.co.uk Toni - Www.theleftofperfect.blogspot.co.uk Kitty - www.Adventuresofariotgrrrl.com Vicky - http://thecurvedopinion.com Sarah - www.plussizeproud.co.uk Daisy - https://iwillnotwrapmyselfinsmocksandapologies.wordpress.com/ Katt - www.acurvycupcake.com Abi - aisforabi.blogspot.co.uk Lisa Marie - www.diaryofasize22.wordpress.com Kathryn - http://murderofgoths.co.uk
Monday, 27 April 2015
They have some lovely items on their website so it is a shame they don't do a larger range of sizes. Prices are affordable although not on the same wave length as Primark etc - obviously!
So, it's a really short post today - so much has been going on with #WeAreTheThey that I got a bit behind everything else!
But - Topshop, if you did my size - Here's What I Would Have Spent
Don't forget to check out the other people doing the Here's What I Would have Spent posts today!
Monday, 23 March 2015
I love the ASOS Curve range and it is probably one of my most popular 'go to' places when it comes to clothes shopping. However, I also lust after many items in their straight size ranges they don't extend to plus sizes - and so, the idea for this round of Here's What I Would Have Spent was born!
Thursday, 8 January 2015
A few days ago some bloggers and I got talking about Simply Be and the plus size options that they offer. For many people Simply Be are one of the reliable retailers in the market, because of the amount of time they have been around.
Over recent months I have noticed a trend in the sizes that Simple Be offer, especially in their special collections. When you visit the site you'll see that they offer have a massive difference in the number of items they have in a size compared to what they offer in a size 32 for example.
In fact when you look at dresses they have more items in a size 12 than they do in a size 28. A massive shame for a plus size retailer, who has always prided itself on offering a number of choices.
So this week I thought I would take a look at Simply Be and what I might spend, should they have given me the option.
These are items that were never stocked above a size 26 and items I'd definitely have liked to invest in, should I have been given the chance.
They're from collections such as Kelly Brook, Koko, Little Mistress etc who all do very limited items above 26, if any at all.
Have you found items you'd like to buy that were not available in your size?
Other ladies taking part in this post idea:
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