Showing posts with label plus size christmas dresses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label plus size christmas dresses. Show all posts

Monday, 2 December 2013

A Sequin Surprise - The Fat Mermaid!

You probably know by now, when it comes to clothes - I love colour, I love shape and I love sparkles. When I first saw this dress on the Fashion World website, I loved it. It is everything perfect about a dress for the Christmas season - I was well and truly smitten! 

It seemed like the rest of the fatshion world was too - as blog posts, tweets and instagram posts came flooding in about the 'mermaid dress' and everyone was in love with it! 

A few weeks later, Fashion World contacted me and kindly offered to send me a dress of my choosing from their Christmas party dress range. I browsed through and there were some LOVELY offerings, but nothing that quite matched up to the mermaid dress that I had been lusting over! 

So.... I asked them to send me it - and I can tell you now, I was not disappointed!

Yes, the dress is bodycon, yes its covered in sequins which make a sound every time I move, yes it's green, yes it's short - but it is love!

I plan to wear the dress to a Christmas party, so I don't want to share photos of the whole dress just yet. So instead, here are some selfie photos of it - so you can see how happy I am with it! When it is styled properly, for the party in a couple of weeks I'll take some proper Outfit Of The Day posts so you can see the full thing.

They didn't have my size of dress, so I have sized down. This means it is a little shorter than on the models in the photo - but I don't mind that! It is quite tight (more than likely because of the sizing down) but it is fully lined and made from a thick material, which means it gives a nice shape rather than just clinging everywhere, which I know lots of people aren't keen on! 

If you're looking for a Christmas dress to make you stand out this Christmas, I can not recommend this dress enough!! You can buy the AX Paris dress here.

Have you have any exciting purchases for the festive season?

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I was lucky enough to be gifted some items in this post and I am very greatful, but I am always open and honest in my reviews!

Monday, 18 November 2013

A Little Bit Of Sparkle

Over the last few weeks I have been searching for Christmas dresses. Not just for me, but in general. I love summer for all of its bright colours, I am not a fan of Autumn browns and dull colours but then Christmas comes and suddenly it's all glitz, glamour and sparkle - and I love it!

I was over the moon when the team at Yours Clothing* gave me the chance to try one of their new dresses and choose this dress, simply because of the little bit of sparkle and sequins it has... I have a proper love affair going on with sequins at the moment!

Red And Black Short Sleeve Lace 2 In 1 Dress

The sparkle and sequins don't show up massively well in the photo, but I can assure you that they do look sparkly - but also not too over the top for people are worried about having TOO much sparkle (if there is such a thing!)

I wore the dress out at the weekend, to meet a group of friends for a night out. As soon as I arrived they all told me that they loved what I was wearing and that 'why hadnt I worn it before?'. None of them knew it was a gifted item and none of them would give compliments if they didn't mean it - so I knew it was a good item! You can buy the item here.

I got my usual size and found it very generous. I could easily have sized down one size, possibly two if i didnt mind it being a bit more fitted. That said, I love the size because its nice and comfy to wear and the length is good (I wore it with leggings but I oculd have gone iwthout them if it wasn't so cold).

I didn't have anyone to take my photos this weekend, so plesse excuse the mirror photos - but you'll get an idea of what it looks like.

And a little bit drunker, less posy photo... just for good measure!

The only problem with this dress? That it's available in teal which I'll need to buy too!

What sparkles do you have for this Christmas? Send me your links, I can never have enough sparkle!

Debz xx

*This was a gifted item, but all views are open, honest and completely my own!

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Thursday, 24 October 2013

ABC - Flocked Frocks For Christmas By New Look

It seems to have snuck up on us, but now lots of retailers are offering a wide range of different flocked frocks - and I love it! What I love about the flocked style is that it turns what could be a plain dress into something different! Whilst looking at the New Look Inspire range to see what they're offering this Christmas I noticed that they have a number of these dresses on sale. It's not quite my usual ABC style as the prices between them aren't that dramatic, but I love the dresses all the same!

Affordable - Inspire Burgundy Rose Flocked Skater Dress

I am a sucker for a skater dress as you know and this one doesn't disappoint. What I like about burgundy is that it is a nice subtle colour which you'll be able to dress up in almost anyway that you want. This dress is yet another great Christmas dress offering that you can easily take from the office to after work drinks. It's only £24.99 and you can get it here.

Bargain - Samya Stone Flocked Rose Print Sleeveless Skater Dress

I really like the subtle colour of this dress too, but what I love most is the sleeves! This shape of skater dress has caught my eye recently and I;d love to have this in my wardrobe. I can see this dressed up either with sparkly jewellery or go the complete opposite way and go for big bright colours. Although this dress is £40.00, its a great investment piece which you can continue to wear after the festive season. You can get your hands on this dress  here.

Cash To Splash - Praslin Teal Oriental Flocked Skater Dress

I love everything about this dress! I love how the bright teal colour and the flock effect work well together, it really makes the dress stand out and look different. However what I also love is the shape of the neckline which I think will be very flattering whatever body shape you have. This dress is only £42 which means you won't have to stretch the budget too much to afford it! You can get this dress here.
Have you seen anything you like from the New Look Inspire range this season?

Debz xx

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

ABC of Dresses From Curvissa

I have to admit that Curvissa is quite a new website to me. When I am looking for new clothes it is often a website that I overlook for forget to check - but without good reason! When I was looking for Christmas dresses and going through all the plus size retailer websites I thought I would check theirs out, I was not left disappointed. Ever since I saw their check print pinafore dress, I was hooked!

These dresses could be worn at Christmas (I found them while researching that after all) but mostly they're just nice, pretty plus size dresses - which we all know can be a bit of a rareity.

Affordable - Printed Tunic Dress

I really like how the pattern of this dress works and that it is a little different to alot of the dresses on the market at the moment. If you look at lots of the dresses that are on offer you'll see that many of them are skater dress shape or similar, I love those but it is nice to see Curvissa offering something different. This tunic dress is only £35.00 and I think could be accessorised for either night or day wear. You can get this dress here

Bargain - Leaf Print Tea Dress

I have been looking for a vintage style tea dress for ages, so when I saw this one I had to blog about it! This is definitely a dress to add to my 'must buy when I am rich list' - it's lovely! I love the fact that it is a classic style with a classic black and white colour throughout most of it, with a pop of colour at the bottom to make it stand out! I love the sleeves but also it is the type of dress that could be teamed up with a pretty cardigan if someone didn't want their arms on show. This dress is only £42 and can be bought here

Cash To Splash - M.I.M Evening Dress

If you have a little more money to spend  then this is definitely a dress you could invest in. Although it is £110 I think it would be a good investment piece. You can easily keep the dress (which is also available in black) in your wardrobe and bring it out for any number of occasions. I love the pattern and shape of the dress, it's definitely one I would love to own. You can buy this dress here.

Have you ever shopped at Cuvissa? What did you like about them?

Debz x

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

ABC Of Winter Dresses From Simply Be

Following on from yesterdays look at Yours Clothing dresses for Christmas, I thought I would have a little nosey at what Simply Be are offering this year! Alongside the now infamous 'mermaid dress' they have some really solid offerings for winter - I have serious dress lust looking at their page! If anyone has any tips on how to win the lottery, it would be much appreciated!

Affordable - Flock Baroque Print Skater Dress

I have had my eye on this dress for a while now, but have yet to buy it! I love the pattern on the dress and think it would actually be lovely to wear over Christmas. What I like about this dress is that it looks like it would be lovely and warm - I know many girls want long sleeves on their dresses, and this is perfect! You can easily wear this with leggings or tights and boots - either way it would look lovely! This dress is only £24.00 - click here to get it!

Bargain - AX Paris Sequin Bodycon Dress

If you follow any of the plus size bloggers then you will probably have seen this dress - which has been fondly named the 'mermaid dress'. To me this is the PERFECT party season dress - bodycon and sequins, what more does a girl need? I love the pattern and colour of the dress - to be honest there isn't anything I don't like about the dress. Even though this dress is £65 I still think it's a bargain. Click here to get it.

Cash To Splash - Joanna Hope Lace Dress

Although I would never have the budget to be able to afford a dress like this, I have serious lust going on for it! I love the lace affect and the colour of the dress. What I love most about the dress is that you can easily wear it without having to dress it up too much - the simplistic look will really work with this dress. This dress is a real investment piece at £120.00 - click here to get it.

So, there you have it  - a teeny, tiny insight into what Simply Be are offering shoppers this Christmas.

Have you got your eye on any Christmas dresses yet?

Debz xx

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Monday, 21 October 2013

ABC of Christmas Frocks From Yours Clothing

With Christmas just a few weeks away, I am sure I am not alone in my thoughts turning to what I am going to wear to Christmas parties! With the dark dull evenings and the freezing cold weather, what I actually want is glitz, glamour and a whole shed load of sparkle!

I already have my eyes on a dress or two - which I will blog about when I have them! For now, I thought I would do a few posts on what dresses I like that are out there - so that your plus size Christmas dress shopping is made as easy as possible!

First up - My ABC of Christmas frocks from Yours Clothing!

Affordable - Black And White Lace Print Sleeveless Dress With Cut Out Detail

Seeing as this dress is in the sale, it's a complete and utter bargain. It also means that if you want it  - you better get your hands on it before it sells out! What I love about this dress is that it is perfect to wear for any occasion - you can easily dress it or dress it down depending on the event. It is great to wear to work with leggings and then you can change to tights if you want to dress it up and go straight to work in your lovely new dress. Click here to get the dress for just £16.80!

Bargain - Black Dress With Silver Glittery Damask Print To Top

Black and silver seem to be the colours of this festive season and this offering from Yours Clothing does not disappoint! When you consider that the price tag is just £35 - it is the ultimate affordable dress for the party season. I can picture this dress with some sparkly accessories and really nice sparkly shoes - helping to make sure you're all glitzy for whatever Christmas party you attend! Click here to get the dress for a bargain price of £35.00!

Cash To Splash - Black Cold Shoulder Dress with Sequin Embellishment

I noticed this dress in the coming soon section and I love it! If you have a bit of extra cash to spend on a Christmas outfit this year - why not grab this one when it becomes available? You can sign up for them to 'let you know' and they'll let you know when it's available for sale. Click here to get this dress for £55.00

So there you have it - my picks of dresses for this years festive season from Yours Clothing!

Do you have your eye on any party frocks yet?

Debz xx

P.S Just as a little sidenote - Yours Clothing have a "Be A Stylist" competition for the day on their website - Why not enter and try win yourself an exciting prize?

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