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Tales from the Dressing Room

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all very well – can you believe it’s only 9 days until Christmas? Where has this year gone, I ask you!

Before I get into the nitty gritty of this blog post, I must plead with you to vote, vote, VOTE as it’s the final day of 100% People’s Plus Size Awards. We really want to win Best Independent – it would really make our Christmas!

Earlier this week I headed down to my local Yours store with a view to trying on some items that are popular among you. As I’m a 5’1″, size 20-22 pear shape, I thought it’d be good for those with similar bodies to see what the clothes look like on someone who isn’t model standard! Here are the photos and my thoughts…

First item I tried was this Leopard Print 2in1 Belted Dress in a size 22. A small word of warning, the top part is see-through so you may need a vest to hand! But it’s beautiful and from the front does give me a bit of a waist! However, as you can probably see, the bodycon skirt shows the outline of my belly, which is a dealbreaker for a lot of plus size women. I would definitely recommend this for hourglass or busty shapes to really emphasise those womanly curves of yours!

Next up was the Winter Ditsy Tunic, in a size 20. This fit absolutely perfectly – the empire line waist means it works well on my pear shape, flowing over my belly and hips. I would also recommend it for apple shapes. The material is cotton, so I would pair it with thick tights or leggings, boots and a warm cardi for winter.

I tried this Black, Grey & Red Floral Tunic in a size 22-24, though I could easily have gone down a size. These styles are so popular with you guys, and it’s easy to see why. They’re so comfortable and roomy, just an absolute joy to wear, no matter your shape. The scarf is detached so you can add it to any outfit, too!

Finally, and my favourite of the bunch, is the Spotty Gaga Sleeve Dress in a size 20. If you’re looking to emphasise or create curves in places you didn’t know you had them, this is absolutely the dress for you! On my pear shape I felt sexy and curvy in a way I don’t normally. Absolutely perfect!

What do you think, ladies? Let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to try!

Lots of love,

Lauren xx

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