It's rather awkward when you're invited into store to try on dresses and pick one to take home with you, and you don't actually like any. Gosh, I don't sugar coat things do I? I've always found Simply Be amazing to shop at online as it has so much choice, and having the pop up store at Meadowhall makes me so happy. But with so much choice online, it does mean that the store can sometimes be hit and miss as they can only stock so much. More often than not, I do come away with my next favourite outfit, but this time, I was beyond underwhelmed.
I took along my friend, Shirelle, so that she could give me her opinions and make me try new things, including denim. We did try our hardest to find the perfect outfit for me, but it ended up in many 'mehs' rather than 'ohhhs'. The first dress I tried on was this Denim Babydoll Dress and although it was rather beautiful on the hanger, and in a style I love, the design was a little off in places and the sizing confused me. It was far too big and needed a belt, too high but then tight at the top, whilst gaping at the waist. On photos, thanks to my posing and belt, it looks quite nice but I couldn't wear it out, I would be adjusting myself too much.
Next we tried this spotted dress, but we just weren't feeling it, as it did nothing for my figure. Sure, it doesn't look bad, we just were not blown away. We thought it worked much better as a top but we couldn't find the right skirt. AX Paris (AX Curve) normally don't do seperates so I was quite surprised to see a skirt, and with it being from such an amazing brand, I needed to try it. Unfortunately, the skirt was rather long, heavy, tight fitting and overall, underwhelming. The butterflies did make me laugh, as it's a common stereotype of plus size clothes to have butterflies, but these were a little more sophisticated than usual, thankfully anyway. I love AX Curve but I definitely think they've brought out a lot better designs than this.