AW Plus Size Fashion Look Book Part Two!

The amount of sparkly dresses I have seen this year is quite crazy, but I thought I’d share my top picks anyway. I’ve filmed a very very short little look book of my three main outfits and finished off the second half of my AW plus size look book, finally, I know. It’s taken me a little while but it’s not been a great second half of the year for me, but 2016 is close and I’m feeling positive!
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We’ll start with Navabi. I’m a new Navabi fan and I’m so glad that they found me and told me all about themselves as quite frankly, I’m mega impressed. This beyond stunning Navabi Wool Bonded Lace Coat has become my all time favourite, and I will not leave home without it. Being a blogger has its perks, as I’d quite honestly never pay over £400 for a coat, but if I had the money, I would walk around looking flawless all day and night. Navabi are the high end of plus size, but don’t let that put you off as they’re always running giveaway and have the cheeky sale and/or discount code. Is this coat worth £400? Well, no. It’s started to fray in a couple places where I would expect it to be invincible but it’s still my favourite as the overall appearance is flawless. This Embellished Chiffon dress at £244.90 is also from Navabi and it allows you all to see why I don’t often cover my bust, frumpy central. This dress is so wonderfully made though that I just had to include it, it’s blue, has the glam factor and on most people it would look amazing. I had to belt it to create a tiny bit of a waist but it didn’t work very well.

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We’ll step away from the glamour and glitter for just a second whilst I tell you all about my two staples for AW15. This Boohoo Black Side Split Maxi (no link as it’s no longer available) and Lavitta Cobalt Blue Gathered Waist Dress. The Boohoo maxi is quite honestly one of my most favourite maxi dresses ever and I wear it everywhere, especially when running errands as after my Summer-long of no leggings, I still hate wearing them. This dress is SO easy to wear, and quite oversized even in my usual size of a 20, which does mean in my older one of this (as I have two), I have had the chance to stitch it into a love heart just so I feel a little more covered up, but I’ve got my new one on in the photos so you can see how low cut it is. It also comes in the most stunning deep red colour too.

The Lavitta dress, now at £17.50 as it’s half price, really surprised me, I haven’t tried anything from them before but after seeing their collection at The Curve Fashion Festival a couple months back, I was keen to! this dress is my favourite type of blue, it’s the blue that makes you stand out, especially against red hair. The dress is a lovely fit and I’m wearing my usual 20, if anything a bit generous around the top half and again, I did have to adjust it and pin it for the day. In the long term I’m definitely going to stitch this into a sweet heart for ease. The length is just about perfect on my 5’3 self and it has pockets! Winning.
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The Black maxi from Boohoo is very similar to this one from Yoek, except Yoek is more high end again, meaning better quality but a strange design. The boob space in this size L 20/22 ‘Dress wide sleeve DOLCE‘ at £130, is quite small and the torso also runs tight too. Not tight enough to size up, but definitely more fitted than Boohoo. It has winged arms and a detailed back which make it feel a little special whilst wearing it. But now it’s time for glitter and that’s where Yoek doesn’t disappoint. I absolutely adore this Glitter Tunic or on their website the ‘Shirt wide bot fancy neck DOLC‘ at £170, I did tell my Mum that it was more her style after first seeing it, but when I tried it on, I loved it! The L 20/22 fitting is absolutely perfect and I just love the detailed bust and cut outs, it means that I can wear something high up without feeling frumpy or too covered.
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This post is very all over the place with prices, but I do love a mix of high end and high street when it comes to clothes. This Boohoo outfit is one I picked up myself and the Alice Shimmer Midi Skirt at £14, which I sized up to a 22 in, is utter perfection. Instagram went a little crazy when I posted this as it’s something quite different to my usual look and I love it. Unfortunately the harness styled leotard, known as their Lauren lace detailed body suit at £12 is so undersized it’s unreal, the 20 fit like a crop top, but I do love the finished look so I’d probably cut off the excess and actually wear it as a crop rather than size up and have too much string on top.

AW Plus Size fashion Look Book, boohooNow for  other ones I filmed, starting off we have this beautiful sparkly dress from Lovedrobe, now at £55. I really love the dresses that Lovedrobe do for Evans and Asos but often they stick to the more casual stuff on their website which means that this dress is not only surprising but a real treat. Unfortunately, it’s a little difficult to wear, and I did size up as I didn’t expect it to be true to size, or stretchy but the sizing isn’t bad at all. I find this a little baggy on myself but I’m quite happy with that fit and it skims past and only slightly hugs my curves. The neckline is far too long for anyone with big boobs to be able to conquer. Some may like looking a little ‘lower’ than usual or having their bra heavily on display but it’s not for me and I certainly couldn’t wear this dress out without a lot of altering. It’s quite a high side split but I rather liked that as it wasn’t too gaping at all with sizing up. Overall, it’s a dress that wows definitely.

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Lastly, this beautiful Gatsbylady Juliet Fringe Dress in Black and Gold from Little Black Dress. I’ve recieved the odd press release from them but I just assumed they wouldn’t cater to plus sizes, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw incredibly Gatsby inspired dresses in sizes 6 to 28! This dress is only £99 and it is beyond stunning. I thought with them being a mainly straight size brand that the sizing would be a little small, so I sized up to a 24, I could have got away with a 22, but for that flapper inspired look, I wanted it to be baggy and not hug my curves, but rather make my torso look less curvy. I adore the finished look, but I’d definitely have to take in the arms a little if I wanted to wear it out as sizing up did make it gape, but nothing too noticeable.

What has been your favourite look?

This post features PR samples unless otherwise stated. For more details, read my disclaimer here.

 

 

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