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!
All about THE dress
When I came to looking for wedding dress inspiration, I was unsurprised at the shitty total lack of larger women being used for so called ‘plus size’ lines. #ParadoxFashion
So despite having already picked my dress, I decided to go for a wee spree.
I hope that the different designs and materials give you some inspiration of you are looking for yourself. All these dresses are from the Maggie Sottero range and I am wearing size 24-26.
Don’t be alarmed. I do still have a head, the pics are headless on the basis that I don’t want The Lord seeing me in a wedding dress before our day. If you miss my head, look at previous blogs.
The style I plumped in the end, is completely different to all of these.
Canny Fatshionistas, get yourself to Simply Be and check out their up to 70% off sale. Their delivery couriers might be a bit crap at times and you HAVE to open a credit account to shop with them - don’t agree with that myself - but they do still have some great bargains in their sale.
Brands Like Anna Scholz for and Joe Browns are a good investment. So have a look. I’m not a huge fan, and i’ve been shopping with them since 2003 and i have no end of problems with their crappy couriers Hermes , but you don’t live where i do (i hope) so you might get better service!
Their next day deliverys, on the 3 occaisions i have used them, all turned up over 3 days late. Save your money, plan in advance.
This woman has such a striking face, amazingly beautiful. The whole thing is shot to flirt with those angellic features. Massive shame there is not more fully body views. Perhaps it’s to draw you in, perhaps it’s to focus on her face or perhaps it’s to mitigate exposure of her fuller figure.
If it is any of those, it will be the directors fault as for those who don’t know, Carmakoma is a very sleek, professional Plus Size outfitters for women.
Either way, this woman’s beauty shines by the merest whisper of a doe eyed flicker.
I love everything about this film, the way it’s shoot, the beautiful model and of course the clothes!!
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!
So, an exciting day for me today as i won a fashion competition on Facebook! 9 other woman and myself have won a trip to Londong, expense paid, a night in a lulla little hotel and then VIP attendance to the launch of Simply Be’s Autumn/Winter range at a breakfast event the following morning. Plus £150 to spend on any fashion we want.
The question: Why do you think you should attend the Simply Be Launch of a brand new designer range?’.
I think you should consider me because i am a hard working fatty, who could do with being cut a break. I don’t lament being fat, short, pale skinned. I embrace it. I love cinched waists, big boobs and little feet (normally flats because with this much jiggle i might just fall over). I am all about dresses, long hair and cupid lips and Simply Be branded lines give me access to clothing with that something extra i want. Whether it is Frock & Frill’s ethereal floaty tea dresses, Joe Browns vibrant patterns or Rise’s glamorous Capella Maxi.. i just ♥ them! Beautiful, colourful and whimsical, we just make a good match.
So on July 14th i will be in London town attending a fat-fashion-fest in my new frock. Oh and the first thing i did when i heard?? Well, like any good girl, i called my mother and told her to pick something nice out of my winnings xx