I haven’t been on holiday abroad for over 10 years. Meaning back then, I was 10 and didn’t have any sort of fashion sense, wore the tiniest bit of makeup or none and didn’t really care how I looked, simply because, I was 10. Now, I really don’t know how women of today cope. Even if I’m off to my boyfriend, Alfie’s, for a weekend I have around 7 outfit changes. That’s just the type of person I am, I constantly like to be prepared and planned for anything. Which is why when House of Fraser contacted me to do a review, I jumped at the chance of more holiday clothes. We’re going to Rome for a week next month and I already have, well probably, around a month’s worth of clothes, so why not another skirt?
House of Fraser’s options for plus size budget clothes does not thrill me at all, there isn’t much for under £30 that isn’t on sale or of a weird design, but I did manage to find this beautiful Samya Plus Size Slim-Fit Maxi Skirt at £24 reduced from £30. I opted for a 20 as I wanted to see how true to fit the range was and the skirt, thankfully it was spot on. If anything, the elastic waist could do with being a tad tighter and the skirt as a whole, longer. Simply as, it’s more of a ankle skirt than a maxi and although I don’t mind this, I’m 5’3, others may not be so fond. The underlay inside is quite a bit above my knees, which I don’t mind as I’m covered by lace, but the side splits, short underlay and see-through lace do mean that you are a tad exposed. This skirt is not for sitting in without flashing a little.
That being said, I absolutely adore it. Although it’s not my perfect design for a skirt for me, I think this is going to look amazing in Rome at night time. It’s lightweight and easy to style. I decided to wear it with my Boohoo Bodycon which is a size 20 and a good fit, but for a large bust or tummy, I’d size up for ease. I had to get Alfie to tie me back in it which wasn’t sexy at all, but with a size up and a little extra material, I would definitely be able to do it myself. I also wore my Leopard Print Yours Jacket which I’ve had forever now. I just love how it adds some sass to an outfit and the shoulder pads make me feel amazing. I’m also wearing Sparkly Shoe Zone Shoes, I always wear this brand because they accommodate to my wide feet!
House of Fraser is definitely one to occasionally check and see if there’s anything exciting on, but it won’t become my go to place any time soon. They do stock Scarlett & Jo through Evans which is amazing though and if I didn’t have the dresses already, I probably would have picked one of those!
*Sent for review