I have a long and loving relationship with Ladyvlondon, more specifically Lady Voluptuous. I have experience with quite a few of their dresses but the first one I every bought was an Estella and it was love at first try on! I had 5 Estella dresses at one point and then I started buying some of the others like the Phoebe, the Cosette, the Bellatrix, the Lyra, the iconic Medusa and most recently the Ursula swing.
Here are just some of the Lady Voluptuous dresses I’ve had/I have.
We have now come full circle and I have just received a new style Estella. Ignore the squinting, it was sunny out lolThis is the Sunshine Toucan Estella dress This one is a little different to the Estella I knew and loved, it has longer sleeves and an upturned cuff. I feel like this one covers more in the bust area than the ones I’ve had before. This Estella is a little tight on the arms for me but that is purely because I have huge arms and I’m fatter than I was when I wore the old Estellas. Edit: I tried on an old Estella from my wardrobe and it still fits, I just think that the old Estella has short sleeves so accommodates my arms better.
This is such a nice dress for the summer the print is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the hot weather we have been having recently. You can count on the great quality that they have always been consistent with in their dresses too.
Do you have a favourite Lady Voluptuous dress?
So if you have been reading my blog or following my social media and haven’t noticed …I have a pretty large bust and I’m always looking for good bras to give me the support I need. Finding a brand that caters to my 46K bust and also caters to my budget isn’t easy.
A few brands offer option in very large sizes but they are often not very pretty bras and/or they are soft cup and I prefer a good amount of scaffolding to support the girls.
I have tried an Elomi bra before and I absolutely love it, I have to wear a bra extender on all the bras I wear because I like wearing cute bras.
The two bras I am showing you are in a 42K and I wear one stretch extender. I love these bras because they are literally like a boobie cuddle, I have had so many bras that my breast does not sit comfortably in, giving the appearance of quad boobs and all round excess spillage.
I find the Caitlyn to be a great every day bra, it offers me great support and the soft wide straps add an extra level of comfort
The Carmen is absolutely gorgeous! this one has a mocha detailing which matches my skin tone and makes me look a little bit naked (which I love lol). I don’t have any other bras like this one so its one of my new special bras that I wouldn’t wear on a normal day. It’s also a little lower cut in the bust and gives great cleavage in tops.
This post is in collab with Elomi Lingerie, a brand that can handle my whoppers and I’m oh so grateful.
My big busted sisters…where do you get your bras from, any suggestions as to where I can get some cute large bras? please comment below
I love dressing up and wearing fancy dresses but when I’m shopping I’m usually looking for cute items that I am comfortable in and can wear on a daily basis.
I wanted a couple of new items that I could wear with leggings and trainers and still be really cute. They are definitely my favourite buys as I get much more wear out of them than I would a party dress.
This is the Jameela Jamil off the shoulder dress. it is definitely a more fancy day time dress which I like and would be a great piece to transition from day to evening if you had drinks after work etc.
This one has no stretch in the fabric and is a little tight on my tummy but still absolutely wearable for me. This one i love more than life, you know when you find an item and the fit is just perfect and its the most comfortable thing ever…. well this is that for me. its the Multi print jersey babydoll dress. On a normal day I like to be as comfortable as I can and this dress feels great, such an easy piece to wear and a really cute ditsy floral print.
Both of these dresses are listed as Simply be Party Dresses but they are definitely more day to day dresses for me. I am very much into wearing whatever makes you feel good and what suits your lifestyle and dresses like these are just perfect for me and mine.
Really quick post to show you guys a little something I bought recently..
Naomi of Diamonds & Pearls in collab with XL.Promodoro created a really cute slogan tee with a really good message. If you want to find out more about the idea and what it means to her, have a look at Naomi’s post here.
I’m going to leave you with some pics of me looking cute in my tee
I’m off on holiday to Vegas tomorrow morning and I have been looking for good stand alone pieces that need no accessories to be beautiful. As bloggers people often look to us for styling tips and ideas, something I do a lot in summer is rely on the beauty and features of the item I’m wearing to be the star.
I picked this beautiful and super bright summer dress from JD Williams because the ruffle feature becomes the focal point and I don’t have to faff about with too much accessorising, When I’m on holiday and even in the British summer I find extra layers and fiddly jewellery an annoyance.
So my biggest tip for styling in summer would be to pick some bold colours and/or bold prints or even items with fun details on them so you don’t have to style them if you don’t want to.something else that is a massive contributor to great summer looks but is a lot harder to come by than a pretty dress is CONFIDENCE! In this dress I have legs out, arms out, VBO and a whole ton of confidence. I have absolutely no desire to be baking in the summer sun all covered up and feeling uncomfortable and this dress is far too cute for me to want to hide it.
I’m obsessed with simple outfits and comfy shoes, especially during the summer months because for me comfort and cuteness is key. Simply be have a huge range of summer dresses up to a size 32 and are so worth checking out.
*this dress was kindly gifted to me, all tips and opinions are my own*
You Can Wear A Little Luxury
Over recent years the plus size fashion has really improved when it comes to fast, high street fashion. I have also noticed an increase in choice when it comes to styles such as vintage fashion and even bridal wear. However in my opinion, we’re still lacking a little.
For example luxury wear is something that I still struggle to find. Don’t get me wrong I don’t have the budget to be shopping for luxury items all the time but it would be nice to have the option to shop for items if and when I felt like it. That is why I got excited when I was offered the chance to write for David Nieper and saw that they offer exclusive silk dresses. Honestly speaking lots of their items wouldn’t fit me but the fact that they do up to a size 28 is great news.
In fact I do sometimes fit into size 28 items so rather than saying ‘U Can’t Wear That’, I’d like to try some of the items at one stage and see how myself and my body could make them work. As I am sure you have seen from previous social media and blog posts I often make smaller items work so I am pretty confident I could do the same here!
Not going to lie, I love comfy clothes and pyjamas when I am at home. I enjoy dressing up when I am out of the house, but at home I love comfort. I like the idea of doing this in luxury ladies dressing gowns, because then I get to feel dressed up whilst feeling comfortable. David Nieper do these up to a size 28, so they’d be fun to try!
If you’re a size 28 or under then I can only recommend that you give this brand a try. They’re a new one on me, but one that I’ll definitely be checking out sometime in the not to distance future. They’re not 100% my style – they come across as a more mature style than I am used to wearing, but it’d be fun to see what I could do with them.
Even if these items don’t fit me, I felt it was important to introduce them because I know often I assume I can’t wear certain type of items because of being plus size – and I love being proved wrong!
I’m off on my holiday in 3 days so I’ve been doing a lot of shopping for plus size swimwear. Simply be has been a huge surprise to me as they have a huge range of swimwear and beach wear. Usually I will go to a site, go to the swimwear section and the then once I’ve filtered by size I’m not left with my choice. To my surprise simply be had the most items available in the top size range than any other vendor I tried in the UK. I was very impressed and these are some of my favourite pieces;
1. Beach cover up
2. Beach playsuit
3. Palm bikini top
4. Palm bikini bottom
5. polka dot swimsuit
Looking back at my wishlist items now in just realised that they are all monochrome lol which makes me giggle because when I’m on holiday I use it as an opportunity to play with bright colours which is obviously not reflected here. I stand by my top picks though as they are all gorgeous pieces.
I’m not shy when I go on holiday and can often be found in a bikini simply be had many bikinis available and something I found really useful and impressive is that they have bikini tops in clothes sizes as well as ones by bra size. Having a K cup and a large back makes it near on impossible trying to find a bikini top to fit so I was able to buy bikini tops in a size 32.
I have some lovely pieces from their range and these are just some more that I would love to add to my collection.
Thanks for reading x
I was asked by George at Asda to do a really interesting style post that I thought could be really useful to people so I jumped at the chance.
I was asked to take a dress that I would wear to a Christmas party and then restyle the dress so it was suitable for something else. I wear a size 32 and I didn’t find dresses in my size that I would wear to a party so I checked the size down, then the size down again, and again etc til I found a gorgeous dress in a SIZE 24!!! that I would wear to a party. Now I know my body very well and I have a good idea of what I will and wont be able to get on. I thought the size 24 was going to be a push but I didn’t want to do the post unless it was something that I would actually wear.
What it was and what it became:
The fit of the dress on its own may not be for everybody but there are certain places I would definitely wear it on its own (and plan to) but I love that the dress is tight enough that it is completely comfortable worn with the skirt and doesn’t feel like you have a whole dress on underneath.
I chose to restyle the dress to make it suitable work attire and I think I did a pretty good job. I was very happy with the second look and will definitely be wearing it all together again.
I was able to create the second look with the blazer, the shoes and the bag all being George at Asda pieces.
I’m going to leave you with a couple of pictures of the work wear look and links to all the items.
Animal print dress
I really hope you liked this post because I really enjoyed doing it.
I was really excited to try these out when I was offered a pair because I always struggled to find pairs in my size but what I have realised is, is that if you size down in these types of under garments they will offer some control.
I find the legs of these ride up just a bit but its not a problem as I have the longer length ones which come down to my knees.
I had had the opportunity to wear these a few times now and they have been great especially on nights out as they are super breathable so I imagine they will be fantastic to wear when summer rolls around again and you need something to go under summer dresses and skirts to prevent discomfort,
These shorts have been a life saver over the party season because they allow me to wear dresses without worrying about chub rub and exposing myself when the wind blows. I was out last weekend and the wind took my dress right up above my head, I was still super embarrassed but I have never ever been so grateful for a pair of pants lol.
I have a lot of tummy and these pull all the way up and are very comfortable to wear. I am only 5ft 3 so the longer length version sit just around knee length.
You can find the Chaffree knickers here
These undershorts are seem free and extremely stretchy so they are very comfortable. You can find out more info about them by clicking the link above.
Lindy bop is currently having a huge sale so I thought I would share with you the Lindy Bop May dress that I have.
Lindy bop is a brand that I always wanted to shop with but I never did because they only stock up to a size 26 and I wear a UK32. Its very difficult when shopping online to judge whether something will fit or not but I have a couple of friends who have the same dress who advised me that this particular dress is generous and has some stretch to the fabric so I thought I would give it a go.
The skirt isn’t as full on me as it would be if it was my actual size but I still really like how the dress looks on.
Im going to leave you with a few pictures of what the May dress looks like on me, again bear in mind that the one I’m wearing is 3 sizes smaller than my actual size.