Plus Size Partywear 2012

So the partywear season is upon us again and it doesn’t feel that long ago since last Christmas…

Although i’m not a party animal, I have a bit of a tradition that every Christmas day I dress up in a new dress or outfit that I have bought for that purpose. In fact most of my “Christmas Day” dresses only get worn on special occasions no matter what shop they came from and I always insist on a new outfit/dress every year. Gone are the days as a child where I would spend as long as I possibly could in my pyjamas! Last year I wore an absolutely gorgeous purple frock dress with embellished cuffs which was from Primark and a complete bargain. This year I haven’t chosen my dress and although I came close to ordering one from ASOS, I found out days later they had sold out so I guess it wasn’t meant to be.

Anyway, I thought I would trawl the shops and bring you the hottest plus size partywear for 2012. Styles that will suit our curvier figures and shops that actually cater for us… So take a look at my top 3 picks for plus size partywear and if you have any comments I’d love to hear from you! I don’t know about you, but I think you need something pretty special for this time of year.

1) Sequin Gold Chiffon Dress, £40 – AX Curve 2) ASOS CURVE Exclusive Peplum Dress In Lace, £45.00 – ASOS Curve 3) Vienna Dress, £80 – Gemma Collins Official


Metallics Are In For Winter 2012…

Everywhere I look, Metallics are really popular for one of the hottest Winter trends, 2012… but as I gaze upon every shiny pencil skirt or glitzy dress I do wonder if this trend will suit curvier girls. I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those styles that you have to try on to see…

Although Primark is not sterotypically known for plus size clothing, I know they go up to a size 18 or 20 at times… and they seem to be bang on trend this winter with plenty of Metallics to choose from. For those of you who are daring, full mini dresses clad in metallic shiny fabric are on sale along with embellished blouses for those of us who aren’t so sure (so there’s no need to feel left out!) Check out some of the winter 2012 metallics trends from Primark below:

Sequin collar dress – £18, Chelsea Glitter Boot – £10

Cut out collar blouse – £15, Sequin pencil skirt – £14, Studded Zip Boot – £20

Sequin short – £16, Sequin jacket – £25


If I had Instagram, November 2012…

I’m a bit late to the instagram bandwagon so tried to install it on my iPhone… first problem – my iPhone is soooo old it won’t install lol… However I figure I am constantly taking photos on my phone that I didn’t want to feel left out so here’s my first of many “iPhone Photos Collections” for November 2012!

1) Cupcake Tasting for the Wedding 2) My new lion hoody from New Look (LOVE THIS!)
3) Christmas Trees! 4) Mum cuddling a HUGE bear in the middle of a shop!
5) My gorgeous Bailey posing 6) Vitamins! Lots of them.  7) New employee!
8) My new dressing gown thanks mum! 9) Bailey blouse (Didn’t Buy but WOW!)


Very disappointed in Dorothy Perkins and New Look…

Me and mum decided to pop out and do a bit of Christmas shopping this evening as the shops in our local mall have started staying open until 10pm yay! This is perfect as I can get all of my work done during the day and head out early evening.

We got kind of sidetracked with the clothes shops, as I wanted to take a look at the new Kardashian collection in Dorothy Perkins. I’d seen it advertised online and it has only just launched here exclusively so into Dorothy Perkins we went… Admittedly, I don’t watch any of the TV programs associated with the Kardashian sisters, but I know what they look like. Kim Kardashian is said to be a UK Size 8 (I do question this myself, as she has a very curvy bum), and Khloe Kardashian is meant to be a size 10/12… and both girls promote healthier curvier bodies so imagine my shock when on all of the racks in Dorothy Perkins there was hardly anything in a size 14 or 16 and nothing above a 16. I thought it was maybe just where the line had been so popular so I vowed to myself that I would check on their website when I got home as I quite liked one or two of the new 2012 Kardashian line, one dress and a pencil skirt. 

So fast forward to now, and sitting here on the Dorothy Perkins website. The Kardashian clothing line doesn’t actually do anything above a size 16 !! Now I’m highly disappointed in Dorothy Perkins for this because I shop there quite often with their in store dress sizes allowing size 18 and 20. But I’ve noticed a trend this evening because it appears that all of the UK high street chains who are offering celebrity endorced clothing lines are following suit – Kelly Brook at New Look is another. Again, some really cute pieces, I loved this gorgeous red bodycon dress with a black mesh shoulder, and a cute bow blouse. Neither available in anything above a size 16. In fact, I couldn’t find anything higher than 14. Now come on Dorothy Perkins and New Look, what were you thinking? Us curvier girls do like to wear fashionable, sexy clothes too you know! Maybe not Bodycon in my circumstances with all my lumps and bumps, but I know plenty of bigger girls who have perfectly toned hourglass figures and would look absolutely gorgeous in any of these designer lines.

Rant over. Saying that, today’s shopping trip wasn’t all bad. I picked up a very sexy and warm (highly important at the moment!) faux fur jacket and a light peach/beige blouse with a black embellished collar. Very in at the moment.