On Saturday I went to the British Plus Size Awards at the Blu Raddison hotel in London. At £130 a ticket I would probably have not have afforded to go, but I was lucky enough to win tickets via BGP Magazine and so I attended with Lucia from U Can't Wear That.
I don't want to talk too much about the awards, because there are so many blog posts floating around already and I am sure there will be many more. What I do want to say is that the night was lovely, much nicer than I anticipated. It was really lovely to get dolled up, eat nice food and drink glasses of champers on the red carpet as you do!
There were a number of awards given out, which I'll link at the end of this. It was lovely to see brands like Taking Shape, Yours Clothing and Curvy Kate supporting the awards. I do feel it was a big shame that brands such as Asda and New Look didn't get behind the awards, I'd love to see them there next year supporting the cause! The feeling of being in a room full of plus size women and their supporters is amazing.
I love attending blog events and feeling the support of women who know what it is like to be in your shoes. Doing this within the glitz and glamour of an award ceremony, surrounded by women wearing AMAZING dresses was fantastic!
The hotel was fantastic, the service was brilliant and there was so much glamour in the room that you couldn't fail to have a good time.
The lovely team at Lady V London were kind enough to send me a dress to wear for the awards. I choose the Violet Poppy Print Hepburn dress. I initially wanted one of the Estella dresses but they have proved so popular that they've sold out in my size already - which is pretty amazing to be honest!
The Hepburn only goes to a 26/28 but I thought I would try it anyway and have to say I love how it fits. I have some proper outfit photos and details which I'll pop in another post later on in the week!
Whether it's award ceremonies blogger events, Facebook groups or just a get together with body positive friends we need to continue this trend of supporting each other and lifting each other up - because it's a feeling like no other!
If you could give someone a Plus Size award - what would you give?
And The Winners Were:
Best celebrity Female - Lisa Riley, Best celebrity Male - James Corden, Best Entertainer - Sarah Millican, Best Model - Haley Hasselhoff, Best High street Retailer - Yours Clothing, Best Online Retailer - ASOS, Best Designer - Lovedrobe, Best Accessories Range - Chunky Cat Cuddler, Best Footwear Range - New Look, Best Lingerie Brand - Curvy Kate, Best Swimwear Range - Yours Clothing, Best Magazine - Big Is Beautiful, Best Bridal Range - Curves and Couture, Best Supermarket Range - George at Asda, Best Lingerie Blog - Curvy Kate, Best New Blogger - Hollie @ Pretty Big Butterflies, Best Fashion Blog - Georgina @ She Must Be Loved, Best Person In Business - Andrew Killingworth @Yours Clothing, Best Blogger - Betty @ Pamper and Curves, Best Fashion Event - Plus North, Best Achievement - Sarah Hadzipasic
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