Last but not least is my favourite re-find of the day. Unique Vintage. Seriously, I could never need to shop anywhere else again.
I refuse to write any more, go check it out!!
Continuing my online foray into alternative styles - rockabilly, 40’s, 50’s Victoriana, SteamPunk - I drifted onto Chicstar. American online store, with international shipping. Loads of great customer photos which is something I am a big fan of. Gives you a better idea of fit on a variety of body shapes, especially when buying abroad.
One thing to consider as a plumpette, when it comes to wrapping your body in steel and satin, is length.
Yes, as often is the case, size/length does matter and I have had some great reviews for What Katie Did, specifically their Morticia corset.
If the length of a waspie or cincher is to short, it is liable to prong you in the bum, especially if you tight lace/waist train.
Morticia is a smexy mistress. Her gored hips provide extra room for those of us with a marshmallow tooshie. She is also long in the body, meaning that any fattie aprons… yeh you know the bit I mean, is covered and supported.
I’ve said it before, DON’T BUY CHEAP when it comes to corsetry. Equally important is to buy to fit your shape. Morticia wouldn’t suit those with an apple figure, she is befitting on an hour glass figure for example.
You might think that strange. Don’t all corsets create an hourglass? Well… it’s not surgery hunni and this is not some cherub chiselling. It’s engineering and construction at it’s sexiness but it’s master will always be your original body shape.
Think wisely before investing and if you want an opinion, I’ll answer any and all queries.
Art doesn’t have to be uncomfortable.
Thanks to FullerFigureFullerBust for the heads up. Well worth a follow!
Marquita Ping has been reported as admitting that she has and will use foam pads to fill out her shape in response to clients desires in the so called “plus size” fashion industry.
I posted the link on Simply Be’s Facebook, where i often write little titbits, this was my comment:
“I think that with any clothing or make up product, advertisement should represent and value your customers. If your plus size customer didn’t like being a tubbo, they probably won’t be fat for long and therefore out of your target audience.
So where is the financial benefit to weighting what is aesthetic, outside of your majority. Issues with sample sizes…. well if you are manufacturing products for say up to size 32, why the hell aren’t you at least producing 2 sample sizes on a sliding scale to ensure a reasonable fit on the varying proportions of a growing physique?
Fashion does not dictate beauty, fashion suggests what the majority will wear, season dependant and often irrelevant of comfort. So in an industry reliant on air brushing and heavy edititing, allowing one of their “plus size” models to pad up shouldn’t be a surprise.
I’d rather eat a cake! (Blackforest gateau if you please)”
The fact that at the Simply Be Zandra Rhodes line release i attended, out of the plus size community and competition winners attending, there was no one smaller than a large 18 there, speaks volumes! (in more way than one).
It’s pathetic and irresponsible, but not surprising. It’s fashion dahling.. you are only beautiful if “they” say you are!
I’ve been doing a fair whack of shopping recently, in time for the summer holidays. I’ve had some good and bad experiences.
Trying to find a nice dress for the Simply Be event has been extremely hard. Most of the dresses i want, were out of stock and over 28 day delivery :( Poor material choice (stay away from viscose people… what the hell!) I eventually found a lovely size 24 Ruby Rocks BBQ dress .. bloody thing is just too big.
Ordered the 22… and well it fits but its shorter.. que hoochie tors!
My Yours experience was poor, the tights were actually ripped, the fit was appalling as were the material choices. Damn shame about the tights, i loved them!
Evans, i returned all the items bar a necklace and a belt i bought in their sale. Again, choice of materials, bra back sizes..
New look - great summer sandals for those with wide trotters. Some pretty but either too short (hoochie) or baggy dresses and some things designed for tweenagers.
Primark - got some fab little accessories and sunglasses (full uv), yes they will break in 3 weeks, but hey.
Simply Yours - some great fitted lingerie, absolutely NO complaints.
I’m not a girl to return clothes to stores, but believe me i have been doing a lot recently. So i am now giving myself a shopping respite and investigating the gems i already have.
My goal is now investing in belts (essential now due to weightloss) and accessories.. HELLO ASOS!
Drama ahead on the high seas of “Family Holiday”. The Lord and I couldn’t be more excited… there has been much Squeee-ing. We even have a little surprise planned.
There’s been confusion over who’s paying for what.. Where we are staying in France.. what room space is required. Hopefully it’s reigned back in and we have our villa! I’ve spent hours on the phone to my dad telling him to book the place.
Swimming Pool… Check. Hot Tub… Check. BBQ… Check. Games room… Check. Bar.. YES A BAR… Check. All rooms Ensuite… Check. Free Bikes… Check.
Work has been.. colourful.. very colourful and my sleeping pattern is shot.
My ASOS and Schuh goodies arrived today which was very exciting. Sadly however… Fat Foot syndrome struck again. I have little feet, but could i get my feet in these shoes.. hell no. My instep was to high.. Slight error.
When it comes to shoes, i advocate to try before you buy, and do this in an actual store. Unless you have the most normal feet in the world. I am not that girl. My feet are sometimes a 6.. sometimes a 7 apparantly.. but mostly a 5. They are wide.. and i can manage an excellent 5.4 Trotting Force with them. (Not quite a gallop).
It is currently a bane of my fashion existence, this fatty foot syndrome. Specifically not being able to wear mid calf or knee high boots. Why is this relevant? It’s not.. i just want to!
My calves are the size of most Size 12 women’s thigh.. Something like 19 inches at their thickest. Which is the equivalent of some Victorian corseted woman’s waist. However i can assure you, mine were created from pure pleasure and definitely without the pain of binding.
Pretty pumps are great and i am trying to get better at heels - i’m fine unless there is a gradient and then i am a big rolling blur of fatteh -. But Mid Calf boots… damn it. I used to cycled ALL the time as a teen, my favourite gym equipment were the rower and the cycles…. meaning my legs are thick opposed to fat.
Maybe some jumping around like i’ve been tazed, in front of the Kinnect will help?
What has this got to do with the Holiday in France? Nothing…. i just felt like a fashion rant :D Let your vent out and share your fashion stress or woes!
Accessories in the ASOS sale. All prices quoted are current sale prices not RRP.
You’ll notice that I am often polar opposites when it comes to accessories. This normally depends on the outfit but I either go for delicate, feminine, classic pieces or bolder, coloured, sparkly pieces. I don’t like to go for anything to jazzy. I like to have a lot of black in my wardrobe, and the right accessories help break it up. I own 3 of the above pieces already. I’d love to get the Mimco necklace and Crumpet scarf.. but i also want to eat this week and i have been a spending demon!
(All photos rights reserved to the ASOS website)
Casual and smart work wear.
My ethos for work clothing is based on the type of work I do. I don’t feel the need to go in glammed up and quite honestly I save the best of me for my personal time. I can be called on to a variety of tasks or handle emotionally volatile situations so the last thing I should worry about is a hemline or flaking make-up.
I save that for professional only settings, when on training, boardroom meetings.
Oh and don’t be expecting high quality shots of me, I’m not a trendsetter and i don’t have ambition to model.
Now I think that what i wear to work is largely plain, Trousers, t shirt, jumper, dresses with tights or leggings, but it is comfortable and durable and fits my shape. I may not by high fashion when at work, but by george, i can tackle anything that comes my way with a smile.
Oh but don’t panic.. one of the shots was of part of my halloween outfit.. can you guess which?