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…
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!