Designer Plus

Plus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandana

As a plus size woman there has always been things I’ve wanted to wear but haven’t been able to. The majority of items have come from designer brands. When it comes to the big name, high fashion companies most people think of the high fashion offerings, there has also been a wide range of casual items such as t-shirts, jeans, joggers and even nightwear. When Navabi got in touch with me recently and asked if I would like to select some items, the designer brands to catch my eye had some fab choices.

Plus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandanaPlus size woman wearing a designer brand Levis t-shirt

Levis was one of the first to expand their range and provide plus size options a while back. The jeans are of course their most sought after items but they have some really nice t-shirts and sweaters. When I saw this grey tee with classic red logo I really wanted to try it. You can’t go wrong with something like this as it works with so many items in the wardrobe. An easy item to dress up or down and with a really light and soft fabric. I’m really glad I chose this one.

Plus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandanaPlus size woman wearing a designer Levis t-shirtPlus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandana

There isn’t a person around who doesn’t like a good pair jeans. We all like a pair that hugs our curves in the right way, is comfortable, stylish and would work with many items. Ralph Lauren now have plus range, Lauren Ralph Lauren and these Coral-orange jeans are a fantastic pair to own. I have never had a pair of jeans with such a soft-to-the-touch fabric! You can feel that these are fantastic quality the minute you slip them on. They are thick without being rough and would work across any season. A great colour that can compliment any look and would also work dressed up or down.

Plus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandanaPlus size woman wearing a designer Levis t-shirtPlus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandana

The thing is, it’s really great to be able to choose some high quality items from huge brand names such as these. For years I wouldn’t even look at the look books for designers because the only items I could consider where the accessories. The novelty of being able to wear some great items like my smaller sisters can is a really nice feeling.

Plus size woman wearing a designer Levis t-shirtPlus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandana

I’ve mentioned many times on this blog that when you are watching your budget you want to pick out items that can be worn with other things in the closet. Everyone needs some cute t-shirts and we all need a good pair of jeans. Check out both of these ranges over at Navabi to see what might work for you. They’ll be some great choices for you.

Plus size woman wearing a designer Levis t-shirt
*T-shirt and Jeans are gifted
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!

Into The Forest

Plus size woman wearing a silky forest green midi dress and black sandals

Every woman needs an elegant dress. That something special you can wear on a date night, evening dinner party or fancy affair. I think it’s a great investment if you can find a dress that can work during any special occasion and is a comfortable fit. Sometimes the colour can be the draw. When I first saw this forest green midi dress from Coast I knew it would be a great one to have.

Plus size woman wearing a silky forest green midi dress Plus size woman wearing a silky forest green midi dress and black sandals

We all need an option that works when you want to wear something comfortable but not too understated. The silky fabric of this dress skims the curves really nicely. It’s the time of year when the party season begins. Halloween, Christmas and New Years. A great dress is definitely going to be needed!

Plus size woman wearing a silky forest green midi dress and black clutchPlus size woman wearing a silky forest green midi dress and black sandals

Coming out of summer and leading into autumn is the time when rich colours are great to wear. Forest green is perfect all year round. As you can see from these photos when the light hits the fabric the colour is just gorgeous. Cooler days makes this one nice to wear with a cute jacket, different shoes and accessories. I chose to wear this one with black sandals and a clutch bag as more of a simple look. I basically wanted to let the dress do the talking for me.

Plus size woman wearing a silky forest green midi dress and black sandalsPlus size woman wearing a silky forest green midi dress and black clutch bagPlus size woman wearing a silky forest green midi dress and black sandals

The length is really nice and the jagged hem line makes the design have something else. This would be a perfect one to wear at a wedding or special event. I decided to select a shade of pink lipstick to compliment the forest green colour whilst keeping my makeup simple. The next time I wear this I may well switch things up a little, different shoes to fight the cold weather for example.

Plus size woman wearing a silky forest green midi dress and black sandalsPlus size woman wearing a silky forest green midi dress and black sandals

Coast have many amazing items that would be perfect if you wish to make a statement on a special day, take a look at their site to see the options in both standard and plussize be sure to check them out.

Plus size woman wearing a silky forest green midi dress

*This dress is gifted
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!

New Blood

Plus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandals

I know I’m not the only one who sometimes wants to have 1 item of clothing that is comfortable, covers everything and has some flare. It may be fair to say I think I found it! Elvi, one of my favourite brands continues to push edgy, chic and stylish items out there. Originally items were only available for us plus chicks but now the size range has expanded downwards. Our smaller sisters are able to enjoy the offerings too and I have to say, it makes a difference to have clothes standard size women were after!

Plus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandalsPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi ClothingPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandals

When they released this Asenath blood red maxi dress I really wanted to try it. Red is a colour I enjoy wearing, I think it compliments my skin tone. The oversized feel of this dress and the huge flared sleeves is what first caught my eye. Seeing such a simple garment have so much character was refreshing. I love the light and airy fabric. To say this dress is breathable would be an understatement, it’s really cool and easy to wear. The diamond cut outs on the sleeves bring in a slight detail that sets off the dress. Light neck and waist ties allow for a more secured and structured fit also.

Plus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandalsPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi ClothingPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandals

I did get a pleasant surprise with this dress, considering how feather-light the fabric is I thought it would be slightly see-through. Ladies you’ll be pleased to know you can wear this one with confidence and modesty. Not having to plan an outfit is always a comfort to a woman on the go. When I put this look together I thought I have 2 colours to work with red and black. As my hair is black I opted to wear my black lace hair scarf and a pair of slinky sandals.

Plus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandalsPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi ClothingPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandals

Having items that have just enough sass so that you don’t need to bring anything extra are everything! Red lipstick and a smile applied to my face and I couldn’t really go wrong. Elvi have a whole host of gorgeous items at the moment and some fab ones in their sale (including this dress) be sure to check them out and grab yourself something nice!

Plus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing

*This dress is gifted
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!

Athleisure Summer

Plus size woman wearing split trousers, silver t-shirt and navy blue satin trainers and Le Specs sunglasses

We all have those days when comfort comes before anything. There is a way to be both comfortable and stylish in an effortless way. What am I talking about? Athleisure of course! This is the trend where sweats, work out clothes and joggers have a little added style and flair. Outfits like this don’t have to look lazy and thrown together. Why not add a little extra swag into your look when you just want things to be easy?

Plus size woman smiling wearing split trousers, silver t-shirt and navy blue satin trainers and Le Specs sunglassesPlus size woman wearing split trousers, silver t-shirt and navy blue satin trainers and Le Specs sunglasses

I don’t know about you guys, but those days when the list of things to do is endless and you have to run around everywhere can seem overwhelming. I tend to find myself wearing a simple pair of jeans and top out of convenience. That being said we’re in the full flow of summer and the last thing people want to do is wear heavy clothes. When Pink Clove reached out to me to ask if I would like to try some of their new lines I saw many items that would be perfect for those days.

Plus size woman smiling wearing split trousers, silver t-shirt and navy blue satin trainers and Le Specs sunglassesA plus size woman smiling wearing split trousers and navy blue satin trainersPlus size woman smiling wearing split trousers, silver t-shirt and navy blue satin trainers and Le Specs sunglasses

The first item I saw and really wanted to try out was their Shola Stripe split trousers. The oversized, wide legged pair looked so comfortable. The monochromatic black and white could be worked into a series of outfits easily. I just had to have them. Don’t let the black put you off wearing them this time of year. They are so comfortable, especially on a hot day! These are nice to wear both out and about or around the house.

Plus size woman smiling wearing a silver t-shirt and Le Specs sunglassesPlus size woman smiling wearing split trousers, silver t-shirt and navy blue satin trainers and Le Specs sunglassesPlus size woman smiling wearing a silver t-shirt

Of course when it comes to athleisure, t-shirts would be a comfortable and safe option to wear. Neutral colours are always a winner. They work at any given time of the year and can be a staple in the wardrobe which fits into many looks and outfits. This Claire tee in silver was comfortable addition to the outfit. In hindsight I should have selected a larger size for a more relaxed fit. Either way I like how it works with the overall look and feel.

Plus size woman wearing Liar Lair Le Specs sunglassesPlus size woman wearing Liar Lair Le Specs sunglassesPlus size woman wearing Liar Lair Le Specs sunglasses

On a hot and sunny day everyone needs a good pair of sunnies. Sunglasses are such an important item to own. Not only are they great for protection but they can be that amazing final piece to an outfit. This pair of Liar Lair milky lilac ones by Le Specs are so nice to wear! Sunglasses shop sent them to me and I knew I could make them work into my looks. Not only have I previously worn them in a nude colour (borrowed by Hanna) but I thought they would make a nice pair this season. Mirrored lenses are always nice to wear and can be good for concealing tired eyes.

Plus size woman wearing Liar Lair Le Specs sunglassesPlus size woman smiling wearing split trousers, silver t-shirt and navy blue satin trainers

Athleisure is a really nice fashion style. It’s nice to have some cool options to wear when you just wanna be relaxed. Summer is a difficult time of year to know what would look and feel nice. All it takes is a little creativity.

Plus size woman smiling wearing a silver t-shirt
*This is a gifted Outfit (Apart from the trainers)
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!