Saturday, 31 December 2011

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A plus size alternative to the highstreet

Hey guys! Following on from my post about plus size magic knickers, I thought I'd make another post about plus size womens clothes. When it comes to plus size clothing it can be hard to find items that are on trend that go up to a suitable size and it's a real pain in the you know what. There are a couple of high street shops out there that are catered to plus size women, but with Womens clothing at Simply Be you can be on trend and the prices are brilliant too. Sizes run from 14-32 so no matter what size you are, you'll be able to find something to suit you. You can also currently pick up some good bargains in the sale on their website with up to 60% off.

Here are a few of my favourite things from their website at the moment-
This jacket stood out to me for the simple fact that it's leopard print. I cannot get enough leopard print! I think this jacket is a nice length than would suit most, not too short and not too long. I also like the fact that it is black and white leopard print instead of the traditional orangey brown and black. It's also a steal at £25! It also runs in a smaller size than the usual 14-32 as it's also available in a size 12 (but it's currently limited stock!)

This dress is simply wonderful! I find it hard to find dresses as pretty as this anywhere else. It's so femminine and I love the tiered effect. The black belt really adds that finishing touch that will also sinch in your waist a little so even if you don't have hips, it'll give you the effect of hips! This dress is currently on sale at £36 (saving £24 off the original price) I would wear this with some leggings and ballet pumps for a more casual look. A great addition to your summer wardrobe!


I wear cardigans like this on an almost daily basis. I usually go for black ones because it goes with everything, but this one is gorgeous in this greyish colour. I love cargigans that hang like this one as they are always flattering on bigger figures as the drape effect just hangs off your curves and doesn't cling. I wear these cardigans as a nice little cover up when it's too hot for a coat and too cold to go without. This cardigan's by And Abigail and currently is on sale at £36 (it also comes in black if this lighter shade isn't to your taste.)



This top is just so me. The wonderland design is just stunning! The top features one long floaty leave and one short sleeve, which I think adds a really unique edge to this top; you'd stand out in the crowd, that's for sure! I like the minimal use of colour too as it gives it a more 'classic' look. This top is currently on sale at just £18 (saving £17)


How perfect is this?! It's a really fun jumper that features some cartoonlike hearts. It's longline and I think the red, grey and black look amazing together. It would look amazing with some leggings for a more casual look. I've owned some of Joe Brown's items in the past and they are so well made, I love 'em! This jumper is currently on sale at half price at £24!


Hope this was helpful!
Speak to you all soon!
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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Even the celebs use magic knickers!

If you're like me and probably a large number of plus size women, you love your little secret that hides under your clothing. Plus size magic knickers work wonders and I'm here to talk you through a few different styles and what they do.

Everyone knows that we all have self conscious days where our wobbly bits just seem to wobble a little more than usual. On these days we need a quick fix and there is nothing better to do this than magic knickers. For those who don't know, magic knickers are underwear that 'pull you in' and support you where you need it, in some cases taking a dress size off. It's not just plus size ladies that use these, celebrities have admitted to using them too to keep their figures looking amazing under their red carpet dresses! The market for these is massive and they've now even started making them for men too!

Here is my guide to a few different styles and which are my favourites.
All briefs mentioned can be found on simplyyours.co.uk.

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Miss Mary Control Briefs
  • These knickers look like conventional knickers, but they have some support in them to help support you where you need it. With the pretty design these could easily be mistaken for normal knickers so are more discreet than some others on the market.

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Flexees by Maidenform Briefs

  • These are one step up from the above knickers because they give more support around the tummy as they are a little bigger. These Flexees also tackle the problem that so many of us have with our magic knickers... the eternal stuggle of getting them on and off. They slide on and off effortlessly. Brilliant!





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Triumph Retro Sensation Long Leg Brief
  • This style of briefs give the support that the Maidenform style of underwear, but they give you the added extra of having support for the thighs as well as tummy, hips and bum. Because these are made out of soft material they are surprisingly comfortable.




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Miss Mary Of Sweden Conrol Shaper

  • This is 'the ultimate'. It covers all bases with its design. If your worry is hips, thighs, tummy, bum or anything inbetween, this is ideal. Items like this one tend to have specially woven areas in the places you need it to give you that extra support. These would be ideal if you were going to a party and your dress clings to your bumps. These briefs give you an all over smooth look so no more clinging!
So there are a few examples of shapewear that are on the market at the moment. Hope you found this post helpful!

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