It’s been a while since I’ve done an “in the dressing room” post. I’ve been in a bit of a fashion rut again and am unsure about my style. I go through these periods now and then where I question what I actually like, and what I feel is pushed upon me by designers/stores/advertising/what fat women should or shouldn’t wear etc.
This is something that pushes me a little out of my comfort zone of what I normally wear, but OH MY GOSH, it was so comfortable, it felt like I was wearing pyjamas. First up, this top. THIS TOP. It is made out of the softest most beautiful material, it’s a little clingy, but I didn’t want to take it off. The back has a dip hem in a different material, but it was the front that I loved. I tried it on in a 20, and as you can see, it’s a super relaxed fit. The pants are a 20 as well, they have a fitted waist at the front but elastic at the front, which meant I could easily wear them high or on my hips. I’d have to have them taken up either way. I loved the speckled dot pattern and the roomy palazzo legs.
This dress is something a little different for me too, mainly the colouring. Sure, back in the day, all I ever wore was black and red, but these days, I don’t have much red in my wardrobe. The neck is what drew me to this dress, and whilst it is available in a solid black, I really did love the rose pattern. I also just loved the cut of the dress, the fake small tulip of the skirt/hem. This is the dress in a size 20, and it fit well. If you have bigger boobs, this would fit you better. I found it was a little gape-y under the arms and I probably could have got away with a size smaller.
The other day, I posted on facebook admiring this top (& a skirt that I couldn’t find instore). Something a little different for City Chic and quite fashion forward. I decided whilst I was near a store today to go in and try it on. I often find CC sizing all over the shop, so picked this up in a L to try.
Top – City Chic – $119.95 – Tried on in a size L (Probably could go a M)
It has pros and a con for me. Mostly pros. Firstly, I probably could have sized down. The shirt is really fitted with the bandeau being slightly stretchy. The bandeau is totally removable, which means you can wear this 3 ways (1. Shirt. 2. Bandeau. 3. Shirt + Bandeau). I also loved the hard wear details. The con is, it will have to be ironed and I don’t iron.
Next up, was Peter Alexander. I’ve always admired their range of pyjamas and lusted over many things. They always have such great collections. A few months ago, they released a new Plus Size range! YAY! Sadly, a lot of the licensed collections (Disney, Muppets, SpongeBob etc) aren’t included in the PS range, but they have just released a super cute Cat & Dog collection.
Seeing as I’d never tried them on before, I wanted to check out the sizing. The 1+ is described as size 16-18, the 2+ as 20-22 and the 3+ as 24-26. As sizing goes, I think it’s pretty right. I am smaller on top than bottoms and found the sizing I chose comfy. The pants are slightly oversized on me (like I like pyjama pants) and have a drawstring waist. I could happily wear these lower on my hips, but pulled them up a bit to show that they are quite high waisted.
Be sure to check out the fill P.A Plus range HERE as they have even more cute Cat & Dog designs!
So here’s the question, would you choose Dogs or Cats!?
On Friday, I headed out to Westfield Southland, and after having a delicious lunch with my buddy Mallory, I went and tried on a couple of things in City Chic. It’s been awhile since I’ve been into a City Chic store, as I don’t have one near me anymore.
First up a top & culotte combo. I loved this top the moment it went on the site, but I don’t generally like anything with a high neck. I decided to try it on, and surprisingly, I loved it! The colour really is so beautiful!
I’ve been really enjoying the culotte trend on other people, but just didn’t know how it would suit me, so I jumped at the chance of actually trying on a pair. The pictures are pretty dodgy (sorry), so they don’t do them justice. They are really comfortable, and this pair has a metal tipped bow belt situation going on. They were probably a little longer than I’d like them to be.
This dress! THIS DRESS YOU GUYS! I love it. I’ve been loving the tie around waist trend, I already have one skirt with it! I’ve been seeing dresses around in this style, but nothing in plus size yet, so I was super excited that City Chic released this! Bang on trend! It also comes in black, but I quite like the grey in it. It has an inner slip underneath the main layer, which helps smooth things out.