Sunday, 20 June 2010

New Kid on the Blog!

After much toying with the idea I have finally decided to start a blog. (please bare with the spelling and grammar (lack of!) its not my strongest suit!)

As the title of my blog suggests I am not average sized gal! I have been creatively shopping for my size for a fair few years now! I have recently been encouraged by the world of plus size fashion blogs and think the on-line community is a great place to share tips and suggestions.

To kick off proceedings here is a selection of my beautiful summer maxi dresses. I am so thrilled that maxi dresses came along! Dresses that actually reach the floor. I have never appreciated summer so much. Usually hot weather means sweltering in jeans or looking awful in shorts, to be both cool and fashionable is fantastic!

First of all a lovely Maxi dress and cardigan from new look, the dress is from the normal size range and is an 18. (normally I'm a 22) It is nice and stretchy around the bust and doesn't feel tight like some elasticated things from normal ranges do.
Dress @ New Look
Cardigan @ New Look

Next is a Summer dress from Peacocks, again the normal range, this is an 18 again but has lots of stretch. It is one of those dresses where the waistband is where the dress stops at the back - hence the black bandeau top (dorothy perkins-sz 20) underneath. I apologise for the photo, this dress was the outfit I chose to spend a sunny afternoon in the pub so I'm a little tipsy!
Dress @ Peacocks
Bandeau Top @ Dorothy Perkins

Last but certainly not least is my favourite summer dress of all time, it is from H&M and at 40quid was nearly above what I would spend on a day dress. It is a 2XL (although size does not seem to have any meaning in H&M!) This dress is truly fantastic. It is light and always feels cool to the touch it moves in a beautiful floaty manner and I have had so so many comments on how great it is. Last of all it washes and dries so well without needing to be ironed, it's like magic! The cardigan is from new look as is the necklace.
Dress @ H&M
Cardigan @ New Look
Necklace @ New Look


  1. Well done on starting the blog ;-) I have enjoyed your outfit posts on the facebook group

  2. Wohoo! Thanks for being my first comment! Glad you like the outfits!