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Plus Size Vintage Clothing

Full figured women can also enjoy vintage styles and designs. Plus size vintage clothes are a great pickb, as they often have figure-flattering features that highlight your curves while also celebrating your individual style.

The following designs are the best picks for plus size ladies looking to enhance their fashion and wear clothing from a more stylish era.

1920s – Shift Dresses

For a vintage inspired style that is faltering for fuller figures, look no further than the classic shift dress. Popular among flappers and statement-makers in the 1920s, these dresses are as elegant as they are easy-to-wear. They often have no inherent structure and fall easily over the body, allowing you to move with ease while still incorporating vintage design elements.

When it comes to finding the perfect plus size shift dress, be aware of your proportions. Finding the perfect hemline and sleeve length is always key. Because these dresses essentially cover up your curves, you will want to show a little skin in other places to ensure you don’t look too matronly while wearing pieces from this era.

1930s – Structured Style

The 1930s was famous for its more structured styles. When it comes to plus sized figures, structure can be incredibly flattering. Find a fitted suit dress from this era that nips at the waistline and creates a stylish, chic, and sophisticated silhouette that will make you feel pretty and powerful all at the same time.

The key to finding the perfect look from this era is perfect tailoring. Don’t hesitate to take your vintage pieces to a tailor for a unique fit that makes you look your best at all times. Sometimes even a half an inch can make a huge difference when it comes to your overall look.

1940s & 1950s – A-line Dresses

For plus size women with a vintage sensibility, you can’t go wrong with a retro a-line dress. These styles are a dream for women with fuller figures, as they hit you in all of the right places. These dresses typically feature a waistband or seam point that hits right at your natural waist and highlights the smallest part of your body. A full circle skirt and fitted bodice perfectly balance your proportions, creating or enhancing your hourglass figure.

These dresses come in a variety of beautiful colors and patterns, allowing you to express your style in the best way possible. Often, they feature vintage prints like polkadots or gingham that further enhance their retro beauty. These dresses are as fun to wear as they are figure flattering, making them the perfect pick for anyone looking to wear plus size vintage styles.


Off with her head! Hair corsage

Debz over at WannabePrincess created a Plus Size bloggers challenge in which all the bloggers that signed up bought a gift for another blogger in the challenge. Its runs just like a secret Santa and was totally anonymous, we were each randomly selected a blogger to buy a gift for with a budget of £10.
I loved this idea and jumped at the chance to sign up, its like a mid year Christmas present. The sending of the gifts were staggered over the four weeks in June so nobody knew when to expect their gift which just added to the excitement, not knowing what you were getting, who you are getting it from and also when it would arrive.
My #JoyfulJunePSBloggers gift came last week, I was so excited when the little parcel came through the door but as soon as I opened it I knew I wanted to blog about it. It is very different from anything that I would normally buy and I was a little worried about how I was going to style it.
It is a hair flower from ‘Off with her head Millinery’

The flower I receive was the Poppy hair flower
As I have braids at the moment I was worried about how the flower would sit in my hair but I love it, my hair is not something I usually decorate but I love the way it looks and it feels very fancy, I know that sounds a bit silly but I did feel like it was a bit special.

 As you can see I didn’t know where in my hair to place the flower, so I put it everywhere and I really love how versatile it is, I can’t wait to play around with it some more especially with a cute outfit.

I put the flower in and took pictures to share with you guys but I will definitely be wearing it again with a pin up look and a sexy red lip.

I hope my Gift Giver reads this and sees just how much I like it. Thank you so much!!!! xxx

Were you involved in this challenge? what did you think? I would love to take part in another one!!!!!! 


Pretty Polkadot Polly Pieces.

Polka Dot Polly Love
Over the Xmas period Polka Dot Polly was having an incredible advent calendar sale.
I had never ordered from them before so I decided to pick up a custom made piece of each, a dress, a top and a skirt.
The dress that I ordered was a deep red with small polka dots, when it came in the post I was soooo excited, I haven’t been able to find anything in a style like this in my size and it is so beautifully made. The shape of the bodice is not the one that I had wanted but unfortunately after reviewing my measurements I was told that this one was the only on that was going to work.
I think the style of bodice on this dress actually works to my advantage in that it makes my boobs look incredible!!!!!! lol
The seam across the back sits quite a bit higher than I would like but to save on having it altered I will be wearing it with a bolero or some such appropriate garment. I got this dress custom made for me with my choice of fabric and choice of skirt style for only £40.

I absolutely love the full circle skirt. I love how flowy it is and it makes me feel like a princess every time I move.
I went for the circle skirt again when I ordered the second outfit. This deal was a top and skirt set for only £25, again in their special Xmas calendar sale.   
I looks miserable…but I’m not…see next pic lol 
For the top I chose a fabric with a bit of stretch as my boobs are kinda huge and I didn’t want it too tight, if I’m honest I wasn’t really interested in the top when I was ordering, I just wanted a really nicely made cotton circle skirt in my size (which I still cant find anywhere else) so the top was just a bonus. saying that I am really happy with the top as it does look lovely with the skirt.
The skirt is really nice quality heavy cotton (I’m guessing from the sheer quantity of fabric that was used) I would definitely have paid the £25 for the skirt alone, which is probably why I see the top as a bonus.
The skirt reminds me of being a little girl wanting what I used to call a ‘spin around skirt’  
I love how much fabric they used to get the full circle skirt effect which I thought would be lacking in skirt in my size.
I will definitely keeping an eye out to see when they have a sale again as I would love another skirt… maybe in an adventurous print next time.
You really must check out their fabric selection… its amazing! They have so may different food prints and character prints…you could really have a lot of fun designing something beautiful and more importantly made to last.  
*I ordered and paid for these items myself, these were not sent to me for review.*