Fat Girl on Holiday – Rebel, Rebel…

Fat Girl on Holiday – Rebel, Rebel…

I’ve been quiet recently, I know. I’m sorry – I didn’t mean to leave you hanging, it’s just – well – I went on holiday! If you follow me on social media you probably already hate me from all of the pictures I’ve been putting up on Instagram. Soz about that. But I had some great fashion to share with you and okay, a tiny bit of bragging about how STUNNING my holiday in Santorini was.

Before I left, the babes at River Island sent me some incredible pieces from their new Summer drop of their plus size range. Almost everything they sent to me was white (I know, I freaked out too) but I knew it would look incred with a tan and a smile! Here’s the first of those outfits – say hello to the sweetheart neckline, bardot, striped dress of dreams…


Dress – River Island – £35.00

POW!!! I felt like a luxury lady of power in this dress. I love the fact that its A) white and B) horizontally striped and C) super fitted and D) SHORT. I am a rebel when it comes to breaking “rules” so this was a dress that empowered me. This River Island Plus dress sits just above the knee and is an open wrap over bottom – keep that in mind if you are due to be doing a lot of sitting down because it has the tendency to creep up a bit!


As you can see this is very fitted so I have a bit of VBO in this, but who the hell would notice that when the bardot sweetheart neckline shows off so much of my boob area?! I love the fact that this snugly fits over my shoulders and across my back high up enough to not show off any bra along the back. Now I don’t have a strapless bra (YET…watch this space…) so I had to wear this with my regular bra, but it didn’t spoil it too much, I don’t think? The wrap over effect at the bottom comes with some strategically placed gathered material on the side, just over where your belly would stick out. It helps to pull you in, if that is your thing and if you’re not quite there on the VBO front, it also drapes you quite nicely if you were to try a size larger.


I paired it with this super cute tassel necklace from Simply Be that I bought before I went on holiday to go with the super cute clutch bag you see in the first photo. I am obsessed with tassels and pompoms at the moment!

This has to be my new favourite dress – I am just in love with how much of a rebel it makes me feel and how great it looks. This dress has taught me to play with the rules and tell them where to go – this is what a happy fat rebel looks like!




  1. May 21, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    I love the neckline on that dress, shows your wonderful cleavage, Hoe you had a great holiday!

  2. May 21, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    I hope you had an amazing time in Santorini! You look gorg in these pieces, had no idea River Island did plus sized, I’ll have to check them out – thanks for sharing x

  3. May 21, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    Beautiful! That dress is fab on you xx

  4. May 21, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    Wow- I feel you are sending a really empowering message. Everyone seems to want to diet before going on holiday- why? Be happy in the skin you’re in and don’t put months of hard work into a week away!

  5. May 21, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    You look incredible babes! That dress is perfect on you! I love the sweetheart neckline and how it’s off the shoulder, it’s so flattering! I’m so obsessed with stripes, they’re definitely one of the most classic trends, they never go out of style! I hope you had a wonderful holiday in Greece, it looks so beautiful! Xx


  6. May 21, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    Loved following your holiday snaps on Instagram – even if it did turn me a little green with envy!

    C xx

  7. May 21, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    I love seeing your pictures. You always look so confident and beautiful in them!

  8. kage2015
    May 21, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    Wear it, rock it, you look great and the dress looks comfortable.

  9. May 21, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    That dress looks great on you! I really like that necklace too 🙂

  10. May 22, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    that dress is absolutely lush on you! Those bottom photos are giving me life <3

  11. May 22, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Love your outfit, and I love the necklace with tassels

  12. May 22, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    I loved seeing your holiday snaps, looking fierce as always guuuuurl! xo

  13. May 22, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    Your holiday snaps make me LIVE haha ☀️☀️☀️
    I love this dress too, it’s perfect on you xo

  14. May 28, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    WOW!!! this dress is amazing and its just made for your boobage!

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