15/06/2017

Plus Size Occasionwear with Live Unlimited


I've got some more plus size occasionwear for you - This time it's something a bit pared back and cool. Think chic city wedding followed by a merlot or twelve in a classy wine bar. 

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Occasion Dress* - Live Unlimited
Jacket - ASOS
Bag - New Look (Similar)
Shoes - ASOS 

I've always seen Live Unlimited as grown up and elegant, with its abstract mono print and jersey turn up sleeves, this dress is no exception to the rules. I dont know about you but I find a mock-wrap dress infinitely less worrying than a true wrap. No chance of flashing anyone or getting something stuck in your knickers/down the toilet...

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I tend to stay away from asymmetry in fashion, I'm just a very symmetrical person you see. Despite this, I love how the top layer of the dress drapes, taking it from a Tshirt dress to something much more interesting. Paired with a blazer and accessories in a primary colours, you have something simple but striking. 

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I think everyone should have a dress like this in their wardrobe, it's been fab for work (Purely because I have no occasions!) and is like the frock equivalent of that perfect fitting t-shirt you pull on and feel instantly fab in. Live Unlimited have some beautiful dresses for the Summer - This tropical print shirt dress is Miami Vice perfection. 

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I just need to take this chance to say that I'm so sorry I've been AWOL dear reader(s), I have no reasoning other than the fact that I've been beyond the busiest person in the world. However, I have some time in the sun coming which I'm hoping it will lend itself well to showing you some of my frankly incredible holiday wardrobe (Honestly, I've never been so excited about a suitcase!) I also have a rather dramatic spray tan so even if you just check my Instagram to laugh at someone whose face is the same colour as my hair, please don't write me off just yet guys!!!


Em x 
* Denotes Items gifted for review - All opinions are my own!

11/05/2017

Plus Size Occasionwear with Studio 8


It's that time of year when there's a posh frock occasion around every corner. Weddings, Christenings, proms and, on this occasion, a day at the races care of the lovely people at Studio 8.


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Dress - Studio 8
Shoes - Simply Be
Hat - Accessorize
 (Similar)
I can't lie, I was a little bit concerned about dressing for Ascot. When I get dressed up it tends to be after dark and for no more than 6/7 hours in total. This day was set to start at 8:30am and I wasn't due home until the early hours of the next day, so I knew I needed something comfortable, non-crease, easy to wear yet glamorous as f*ck. Luckily, the Jennifer dress ticked all the boxes.

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I was initially sold on the Jennifer based on the length - I much prefer below the knee for the daytime but, as you know, this isn't always as simple for a taller person. Fortunately, this dress sits at the perfect length. I also love a full skirt, especially when it's not too fussy. This one holds its shape through the cut rather than netting which is a big plus point for me. The modern floral print brings in that many colours that I could have accessorised with pretty much anything I wanted - All I needed to do is pair it with a simple fascinator and sandals and I was away.


As for size. I'm currently a 16-18 and am prone to sizing up because I don't at all like being squished or squeezed. With Studio 8 I'm a 16, for the simple reason that the clothes are made to fit a plus sized body, which I think we can all agree is remarkable. The dress I'm wearing here is an 18 but I was aware of the occasional gape - ideal for the sheer amount of food I got in my body (canap├ęs, four courses and an afternoon tea - BLISS) but I will definitely go smaller next time round.

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Friends, I was on my best behaviour. I barely swore, I only winked at people I felt could take it and most importantly; I did not get hammered and/or fall over. the dress was so flipping easy to wear; I didn't need to pull it up or down, the lining stayed where it should be and I felt utterly lovely all day, even when I was sitting on the train at midnight drinking prosecco out of the bottle...

I had a genuinely lovely day with some utterly wonderful women, not least Hayley from Curves & Curls (Below, wearing the Iris dress and Leanne jacket) . I've always been a fan of Hayley, she's just so full of life - fun, filthy and really very lovely to look at. Spending the day with her was an absolute pleasure and I look forward to doing it again. 

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All that's left to do is to thank Studio 8 and their lovely, lovely occasionwear for such an excellent day. I have had the honour of some wonderful experiences through blogging and this is definitely at the top of the list.
Em x

All photos above were taken by Marlene Lee, who is not only a tremendous photographer but also a thoroughly lovely person. 

28/04/2017

Five Minutes on Small Fat Privilege


I’ve touched on the topic of small fat privilege before on both the Terrible Tumbles and in this article for Bustle but one of the predominant reasons I've decided to write this post is in the hope it answers some of the questions I'm most frequently asked by other smaller fats. 

'When You're Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression' 

The quote above is one I think about often in all elements of my life, I'm sure many of you have completed training around bias, diversity and inclusivity but privilege is something which (particularly amongst the privileged) goes unchecked.

There’s a truly brilliant comic strip by Toby Morris called “On a plate” which I’ve been able to use to illustrate the idea on many occasions where I’m getting nowhere with words. Privilege is rampant in so many areas; gender, race, ableism, age, class but I’m going to focus on small fat privilege in the fat community (because it’s what I know innit?). I’m also going to be using the terminology “Small/er fats” and “large/r fats” – If this offends in any way I’m sorry but this is the language I’m comfortable with and put frankly; it’s fact.

The “But my life hasn’t been easy, I’m the fattest of all my friends and not everything in Topshop fits me” conversation, simply doesn't cut it with me any more. This doesn't mean that I would EVER want to minimise your feelings because I genuinely know that it's not fun. We are, as humans, by nature, conditioned to “Fit in”, to not take up space and the funny fat friend trope is exhausting.  But unless you’re at the top end of the fat scale or a smaller fat with a non-normative figure, I hate to say it, but we’ve had it easy pal. In no way am I saying that I'm apologetic for who I am and what I look like, that makes absolutely no sense BUT the occasions of fatphobia and micro aggressions I've encountered as a smaller fat boil down to around ten in my whole entire life. Other than the very occasional issue, I'm allowed to just live – This is my privilege.

When you get to a certain point of the fat scale, or when you’re a smaller fat with non-normative body, you are systemically assaulted by every element of society. It's not only clothes that don't fit your body, it's knee braces, seatbelts and chairs. It's people making assumptions about your health based on nothing beyond your physical appearance. It's being afraid to eat in public for fear of abuse. It's doctors waving off genuine health concerns as being weight related. It's being deemed unsuitable to raise a child due to nothing but your BMI. It's knowing that every woman on the TV who looks like you is either there to laugh at or as the "before" picture. It's every time you try to love yourself someone tells you not to. Please don't take my word for it, listen to the words of people who experience this on a daily basis here. These are just some of the experiences that set the ends of the scale apart and I want you to remember this. 

Here are some of things I've done and will continue to do in examining my privilege: 


Listen
If you dont know what the difference in experience between you and someone at the larger end of the fat scale is; Listen. There are people out there talking about it, be this on twitter, in forums or events. Listen to what they're saying whilst remembering that it is not someone's job to educate you on why you have offended them. Also, it's a tough lesson, but don't get butthurt if someone calls out your privilege.

Research
The following articles have helped me to understand small fat privilege:
I know there are plenty more articles out there so if you can think of something else, please let me know and I'll add a link.

Think about your own Fatphobia
I get the feeling that this is the toughest thing to do, it's certainly the issue I encounter the most in other people. Identifying as fat doesn't automatically rid you of a lifetime of fatphobic views, in the same way that being a woman doesn't automatically make you a feminist. If your version of fat acceptance focuses on your view of "health" or what's deemed as a socially acceptable version of fat, then it isn't fat acceptance. 
Step Back
As a plus size woman of any size, you will find a space on the internet where you can be be supported and loved. Not a day goes by where I don't thank my lucky stars that such a huge group of incredible, intelligent women have accepted me into their lives and are willing to tolerate my nonsense. My only words of advice would be, chill it with the “It’s not fair that smaller fats have a lesser voice”. Our voice is out there, we are represented, we are visible. We are in every plus size advert going, we are the "acceptable face of being fat". 

Never erase or quieten the voices of women larger than yourself. Recognise that fatphobia is much bigger than not being able to buy clothes on the high street. It's about poor medical care, abuse, poverty and discrimination. Support larger fat women as dominant voices in the fat acceptance conversation and recognise your privilege. 
Em x

26/04/2017

Spring Is Blooming...?


This is just a quick post to stop by, say Hi and share in some extreme confusion around what the heck the weather's doing. 

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Dress - Primark (Similar)
Sandals - Simply Be
When I took these pictures it was hot. Hence me wearing a floaty dress covered in flowers. Right now it is snowing. Hence me wearing my pyjamas.

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Midi dresses are the way forward for me right now, the proportions seem to work well with my figure and they look great with trainers, sandals and ankle boots alike


The dress is from Primark so I can't link directly to it but Simply Be have a similar one here. The sandals are also Simply Be, I have them in three colours and they're SO comfortable it's ridiculous.

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I'll be back with a longer post at the weekend but, until then, I hope the weather starts to perk up a bit where you are.
Em x 

21/04/2017

Sexual Happiness Day


Happy Sexual Happiness Day one and all. Did you know that's what today is? I had no idea but then why would I, it's not on my UK national holiday calendar. Yet. Anyway, I hope Father Sexmas came and filled your stockings with big juicy packages (REVOLTING)... 

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Plus Size Basque* - Lovehoney

Sexual Happiness is epically subjective, it may be that sex all day every day is what makes you happy, it may be the occasional quick screw between shopping and cooking the tea, it may be that your sexual happiness comes from being comfortable with never having sex again. You can be a sexual person if you are fat, you can be a sexual person if you are thin, single, married, old, young, rich poor, ALL of the things that a person can be. You can also be someone who ISN'T sexual and there is nothing at all wrong with this, when it comes to sex and all things related I honestly think: Just do what suits you best (Consent and legality complying).
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For me, the biggest turn on is firstly feeling good about myself - This doesn't mean that I look a certain way or am wearing a certain thing, it's more that I LIKE myself at that moment.  Secondly, being with someone who respects me, who thinks I'm hot and who actively wants to touch my parts with their parts (I should write erotic fiction...) seals the deal. If you want to know more about the act of sex itself in greater detail, I utterly love Lottie L'Amours post The Dirty Guide to Sex for Fat Girls. It's informative, honest and an incredibly good read. 
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Thank you Lovehoney for bringing this day to my attention, for reminding us that sexual happiness is important and for making me look smoking yet again!
Em x
* Denotes gifted item - All views are entirely my own.

14/04/2017

All Wrapped Up With The Towel Shop


For a really, really long time my blog has consisted purely of fashion and opinion, because this is the stuff I know ya know. If ever an opportunity was to present itself in order to persuade me to diversify from this in any way whatsoever, lovely big towels were entirely the one. For the simple reason; When I'm not wearing clothes or having an opinion, I'm in the bath. So this is an incredibly relevant to my interests post. Second only maybe to "Tall men with large faces" and "Rum".

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Extra Large Bath Towel* - The Towel Shop 

One of my mega issues throughout my entire life has been around the fit of everyday items most people take for granted: Tights, slippers, cycling helmets (Don't ask...) handbags and more often than anything: Towels. Whenever I stop in a hotel you can guarantee that the towel will reach to halfway down my ass with a great big gaping gap at the side. In Carry On films this is sexy (If not epically misogynistic) but on a 6ft tall half-blind woman who is slippery and cold, it's irritating and not at all cute. Trust me. 


This issue extends further; I love a good spa day, but while the other guests are encased in huge fluffy towelling robes, I'm there trying to cover my bits with something made for a woman two foot shorter than me and a good thirty inches narrower... That was until The Towel Shop came to my rescue. They have a range of towels, towelling robes and other luxury itemsdesigned for Plus Sized peoples and to prove their dedication to the chub life, they sent me a couple of gifts to slob about in.

First I tried out the 500GSM Egyptian cotton XL bath towel in cream. This measures in at 90 x 180cm and WRAPS ALL THE WAY ROUND ME. All the way round and then some more. It also well and truly covers my ass. Get in. It's lovely and soft and I can actually sit and dry my hair in it without it falling off or getting on my nerves. This towel is available in more colours but I went for cream because I wanted to pretend I was at a luxury hotel and not my in-laws bathroom with someone telling me to hurry up because they need a wee...

Next up was the Turkish Cotton Terry Towelling Bath Robe in XL. I have to be completely honest and say that this robe isn't as big as I'd hoped. With this said, it IS long and it does more than go round me, I just hoped for HUGE you know? The robe is soft but also absorbent (This is turning into a sanitary towel advert...) unlike some of the more trendy dressing gowns on the market and I've now earmarked this as my guest gown for when I stop at the in-laws because I spend a lot of time in their roll-top bath and can now avoid totally drenching the floor, stairs and everywhere else I go. 

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Towelling Robe* - The Towel Shop 

With a pack of four bath towels at only £31 I can sincerely recommend The Towel Shop, you'd pay a lot more than this on the high street for tiny towels of a much lower quality. My very own precious love Becky has also got something to say on this subject and she looks bloody good doing it so be sure to have a look at her post here.
Em x
* Denotes gifted item - All views are entirely my own.

09/04/2017

Summer Casual With Navabi

I recently asked people on my Instagram page what they would like to see more of on Terrible Tumbles. In and amongst the "boobies", "bottoms" and "NOTHING" came the resounding answer of Plus size casual wear. Now I've never really seen myself as anything other than casual - Certainly not glam, but this got me thinking about what I really wear, particularly on those days when I'm just loitering about not doing much of anything. SO, with this in mind, here is my ultimate in Summer casual looks.

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Shirt* - Marina Rinaldi Sport @ Navabi
Straight Leg Jeans - Evans
Wrap Detail Sandals - Simply Be
Tote Bag - Mango
Sunglasses - MONKI
A couple of months ago I fell in love with this printed shirt from Marina Rinaldi Sport. I watched the Navabi website like an absolute hawk for months on end to no avail. THEN THERE IT WAS. Except I had missed it and my size had been and gone. WELL DONE ME. But all was not lost! The incredible team at Navabi did some magical detective work and the next thing I know, the shirt was all mine. 

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The shirt also comes in a navy but I'm a total sucker for green as you know. I'm well into the retro feel to the abstract heart print and the contrasting blue stripe detail at the edges, I've never had such a snazzy shirt. The side splits make it easy to wear either tucked in or loose meaning that so far, I've been able to wear it under a pinafore for work as well as with both black and blue jeans - It's a proper versatile high end item. As for sizing, this is the 18, a 16 would also have fit but the 18 is lovely and loose and looks SO flipping good tucked into jeans with the sleeves rolled up - Perfect for the warm weather we're having right now.

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Tan accessories are my go-to all year round. Every time I try another colour or shade of brown, I'm like NAH NOT FOR ME THANKS. This Mango tote is a bit of a lifesaver right now in that I am epically disorganised and this bag is vast enough for me to empty all of my various other bags into. This means that it's currently 95% full of garbage but at least I haven't left my purse at home for at least three weeks... The sandals are Simply Be, size 9 and remarkably comfortable meaning that I will still happily class them as casual shoes despite the heels. 

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As casual looks go, this is one I love. It's cool, light, versatile but still just dressy enough to stop me breaking out in a rash....
Em x

*Denotes items gifted for review - All opinions are my own. I'd also like to apologise for the quality of these pictures - Some moron (me) forgot their camera....

05/04/2017

I Love What I See With Lovehoney Plus

When you're a busy and perpetually tired person, it can be hard to remember that you're also a human being, maybe even a sexy female human being who should probably have a bath and brush their hair every now and then (Hot eh?) With this in mind, now could not have been a better time for my beautiful friend at Lovehoney to send me an item of their Plus Size Lingerie range.

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Plus Size Devore Body* - Lovehoney Plus
Wrap - Primark
I absolutely love how this bodysuit looks on me, and I mean LOVE. The length is perfect, it doesn't pull, gape or tug anywhere. It's more like wearing a sexy swimsuit than lingerie which is a feeling I like. I have the tendency to feel a bit weird in non-functional underwear - Maybe it's because I move around a lot and like all my bits to be in the right places, who knows? I adore how the legs are a bit lower and there are absolutely no elasticated edges that could dig in or cause discomfort - This includes the poppers at the crotch (I tried to think of a less gauche word for crotch but the best I came up with was gusset and that's infinitely worse so CROTCH IT IS) which stay poppered beautifully and don't touch anything you wouldn't want them to touch.

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 With regards to size, the bodysuit is available between an 18 and 24.  The stretch in the mesh allows for plenty of give for any larger areas, whilst the beautiful velvet vine print gives light yet very pretty coverage. Words of consideration: This bodysuit does not offer support. It makes your boobs look INCREDIBLE, (like the boobs that you think you have until you catch sight of yourself emptying the bin in a ten year old vest top and no bra...) but you're probably best off not running a marathon in this little baby. This said, it holds my 36FF chest beautifully and is perfectly sufficient for slinking around the house with a glass of wine in hand and D'Angelo on the record player which is basically the sexiest, albeit rarest, version of me.

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Lovehoney have a huge range of lingerie in sizes 18+, they also have special sexy things that I've never thought about or realised existed before which is pretty intense when you consider my wild imagination, so they're well worth a look, just let me know how you get on! (Within reason...)
Em x
* Denotes item gifted for review, all opinions are entirely my own.

25/03/2017

Jumping into Spring with Navabi

It's that time of the year where we start to see brands' Spring/Summer ranges hit the streets and I'm FULLY ready to embrace them. Top of the Pops (Remember Top of the Pops?) for 2017 have got to be yours and my favourite premium plus-size retailers Navabi. Think floaty florals and chic tailoring mixed with fabulous colour pops of Summer brights. it's genuinely a pleasure to behold.

Jumpsuit - Manon Baptiste at Navabi
Bag - Simply Be (Similar)
Shoes - Topshop (Similar)
Sunglasses - MONKI 
When I saw this jumpsuit I audibly gasped and can only assume that my eyes turned into love hearts.  As a sailor girl at heart (Fake News; The biggest sea-faring vessel I've ever controlled was a pedalo) the deep navy blue, gold buttons and flared leg spoke to me on a whole new level. The chiffon split-sleeves soften the look and keep the jumpsuit from being too tailored for a warmer day, while the zip back means you can zip in even the most voluptuous of bosoms/stomachs/thighs. 

The only part of the look I was initially dubious about was the cropped length. I have a strange relationship with my lower legs in that they anger me because no matter how tanned I may get, they remain the same colour as something that has never seen sun. My ass potentially. This said, think they fall to the perfect length - It's the length I'd wear a dress to so why not trousers...?

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In the SS17 lookbook, the jumpsuit is styled with red shoes, red lips and a black clutch and it is just the most effortlessly chic outfit I have ever seen. Genuinely. I've played it mega safe here with tan accessories and my new MONKI sunglasses to prove that cropped jumpsuits don't have to be dressy. I can see it looking equally as magnificent with some flat clogs or even ankle boots (in fact I'm going to check this out tonight) 


Now the sizing with this jumpsuit is a bit odd. I'm currently a 16-18 and went for a size 18 with it being a fitted item. It's FAR too big on me. Like two sizes too big. I've just ordered a 14 in the hope that it will fit better because I genuinely need this jumpsuit for my Summer wardrobe and I'll feed back on how much better the fit is. Until then, my recommendation would be; SIZE DOWN. 

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I'm thoroughly delighted to be back out in the sun again and am doing my upmost to absorb some of those vitamins that stop you from feeling like a human slug, so fingers crossed I'll be less Casper and more sun kissed and energy-filled by the next time I post. WATCH THIS SPACE.
Em x
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19/03/2017

Delightful Denim with Simply Be

A couple of weeks ago, I had a day out with my beautiful friend Steph. We drank some drinks, ate some food and attempted to take some decent pictures. Despite inadvertently dressing as each other, I think it was a successful day. Not least because Steph is an awesome woman and I had chips twice.  

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Bardot Top - Simply Be
Jeans - Simply Be
Sandals - Simply Be
We'd been sent some items from the "new in" section of Simply Be after getting involved with their London Fashion Week Instagram takeover and had both managed to go for a lil bit o' gingham. I went for this Bardot top and Steph was wearing a peplum blouse in the same fabric which I have to say, looked utterly banging. I have to be honest, I'm not certain I love gingham on myself, I prefer a bigger, bolder print. This said, with a blue denim, I think I could do a lot worse.

 I'll always be a big fan of a Bardot neckline, they stop me overheating (Have I ever mentioned how sweaty I am? I'm really sweaty) but are incredibly easy to wear. This particular top is loose and light with a fabulous addition of tie details on the sleeves. I'm wearing a 16 here and it's perfect - The neckline is the ideal width, even on my broad shoulders, meaning that there is no digging in or the dreaded "hoik". 

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These sandals are fab - perfect heel height, good and sturdy and SO comfortable. I could have easily worn them all day no beef. I'm never without a pair of tan coloured sandals, they make warm weather outfits so much easier, whether it be jeans, a midi dress or tailored jumpsuit, they seem less dressy than a black sandal but more versatile than flip flops or the such (My toes are too long for such frivolities...)

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Thank you Steph for a thrilling day despite the epic rain - Here's to many more cocktails, accidental twinning and dry pies. 
Em x
*Denotes items gifted for review. All thoughts are my own from my own brain. 

06/03/2017

Plus Size Plisse - The Elvi Pleated Top

I've said it before but I love plisse; It's light, loose and so lovely to wear whilst still looking dressy. This Elvi top is no exception to the rule and I'm already a huge fan.

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Plisse Top* - Elvi
Jeans - Simply Be (Customised myself)
Sandals - Primark (Similar)
Isn't this colour to die for?! Burnt orange is so my bag, I just can't wear it head to toe or I look like a lost tangerine... With that in mind, there are matching culottes which I've seen other people looking incredible in but that are just a bit too cool for me and my middle of the road sensibilities. 

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A top like this is a wardrobe staple, as good tucked into a skirt as it is worn over skinny jeans. These particular jeans are the Simply Be Chloe Jeans which I'm a big fan of - in fact, SB have recently changed their "recipe" and they've improved even further - I'd just recommend sizing down (I'm generally a 16-18 in skinny jeans but am a 14 in Chloe).

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I need to apologise once more for looking so surly in my blog photos; I'm absolutely shattered right now. It was my birthday last week (33 HOW HAS THIS HAPPENED?!?) and despite having a marvellous time, it really took it out of me. I can only assume it's a combination of old age, late nights and a veritable smorgasbord of alcohol...

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I'm not going to lie - I hate my ass in this picture but that's just life, sometimes your ass is amazing and sometimes it looks like a sack of squirrels...
Em x
* Denotes items gifted for review - All opinions remain my own.

04/03/2017

A Plus Size Bridesmaid - Part 2: Joanie Clothing

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How fortuitous for the Plus Size Bridesmaid series that one of my absolute favouritest of all of the brands in the whole entire world should choose this year to launch a wedding shop. Not only this, but they asked whether a fabulous, not to mention GORGEOUS, group of bloggers (and me) would be willing to join them for a photoshoot to launch the range. This means that not only can I show you the dresses but I can actually tell you in a bit more detail how they fit, feel and move which is the whole entire point of fashion blogging and therefore means I am providing you with the top notch fabulous service you have always hoped for from me. 

The Dresses:
You'll see from the pictures, the dresses seem to fit into two clear aesthetics. The first is romantic and ethereal, with rose gold highlights, floaty chiffon and satin bows. For me, this is the more traditional bridesmaid dress, albeit with a modern twist via a stunning colour-way which makes it accessible to bridemaids of all skin tones. Pastels with the added bonus of an extremely versatile navy blue. All at a length to suit all heights.

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The other highlight of this look is the embellished capelet in two colour-ways. I'm a big fan of the old cleavage but also like the option to tone it down a little (You know, so I don't burst into flames on entering a church) and this addition allows a small yet beautiful  amount of coverage without taking away from the line of the dress.

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The next theme screams vintage glamour, vibrant reds with structured skirts, eyelash lace and Bardot necklines. These dresses change the mood from sweetness and light to snogging the best man and doing the worm on the dance floor. I LOVE THEM. Plus, these dresses bring in the options of sleeves which is something so utterly rare in bridesmaid world. 

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As someone who had never considered red as a bridesmaid colour; Just look how fabulous the pictures look, the bride (Sade - Not only is she bloody gorgeous but she is super mega intelligent and one of the nicest most considerate people I've met - It was an honour to be her maid of honour and I hope she doesn't mind that I'm going to gatecrash her real wedding at some point and resume the role...) is still the centre of attention (In a Joanie dress no less) but the pop of colour creates such a vivacious and fun look.

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Models: KarenChyazSadeDonna
All Dresses and caplets - Joanie Clothing 
Hair & Makeup - The Vintage Beauty Parlour 
Flowers - Venus Flowers
Photography - Tanzaro Studios

The Sizing:
All dresses above currently go from an 8 - 22. If you are busty, I would suggest sizing up where possible. The midi lengths are ideal on most heights - Models on the day varied from 5"2 - 6". 

The Prices:
The dresses above range from £22.50 - £55 for fully embellished. This means you could dress four bridesmaids for under £100. ISN'T THAT RIDICULOUS?!? 

Availability :
The Joanie Wedding Shop is online so you can have a good old browse together no matter how far apart your bridesmaids are HERE.

Summary:
This is an incredibly considerate range that was an absolute delight to wear. At no point was I uncomfortable, all of my body parts fit into the relevant areas. The price range is frankly phenomenal for what you're receiving and with Joanie also selling petticoats, stockings and shrugs; You can buy everything you need for the big day, all from the same place.

I can truly say that I had an absolutely wonderful day with some of the best people I know, please be sure to check out their blogs/websites and if you're considering the big day yourself I can wholeheartedly recommend every single person involved in the making of this shoot. Thank you Joanie! x
Em x