This is going to be a photo heavy post – sorry if you’re coming here for my wit 😉 If you’re a plus-size babe, you’ve probably heard us bloggers rattling on about an event called Style XL for the past few weeks. Style XL, the brainchild of the AMAZING Leah Shafik (watch her vlog, LeahXL, here!) took place last weekend in Sunny Birmingham in the Paragon Hotel. Style XL is an event for plus-size women to come and mingle with fashion brands, watch amazing catwalks featuring women from every day life alongside professional plus-size models (listen up UK Plus Size Fashion Week…) and mingle with fellow plus-size babes all in a body positive space for all women – and this year, the men too!
My amazing Mum and I set off from Nottingham to join in with all the fun. This was my second plus size event, having gone to Curvy Convention earlier this year and getting involved with all the fun and games, but this was to be my first event as an established Plus Size Blogger, meeting all the other bloggers in a positive environment. I was SUPER EXCITED, as you can see here:
I wanted my Mum to come along and experience it with me because, just like I did, she suffers from body confidence issues and I wanted her to be in a room with women who had started their journey and who were smashing it, as well as experiencing all different kinds of women and fashions. She was a bit nervous, but as soon as we got there, it was clear that we needn’t have been!
There were soooo many plus size babes and brands there, it was incredible! We were made to feel really welcome by the amazing Leah, which really put our minds at ease when we arrived. And then the catwalks started… here’s some of my fave looks (featuring some of my fave bloggers too!)
I had an absolute ball at this years StyleXL! It was to be the last one for a while, but not to fret! The StyleXL name is living on – there’s now a new online community for all things StyleXL related! You can visit it HERE and get all the latest from the fashion world.
I wore two outfits for Style XL – here’s my Daytime Look:
Playsuit – SOLD OUT – ASOS £25.00
Clutch Bag – As seen before HERE – ASOS x Walls £35.00
Hair Flower – Purchased at StyleXL
And of course there was a quick change into my night time look here:
Dress – SOLD OUT – Collectif – £50
It was such an amazing day! Did you attend? Did you enjoy your time there? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!