It’s that time of year where the phrase ‘Halloween Fancy Dress Party’ fills me with dread. The mere thought of having to find a fancy dress outfit to sufficiently cover my plus size body without my girly parts been on show is enough to make me have a panic attack.
With a fancy dress party just around the corner I decided to have a look at what I could dress up as. The first place I looked was Lingerieseduction.co.uk. As well as a host of Lingerie sell some amazing fancy dress outfits.
You know sometimes when you spend ages getting ready for a night out, an event or even just a blog post, and the reflection in mirror isn't what you hoped? This challenge is for those times when you look in the mirror, no pre planning involved, and think "I look good today".We all have our good days and our bad, but this challenge is to record those good days and to remember that confidence, at any size, is beautiful. The only 'rule' for this challenge is that you shouldn't use any photograph that you have used before. It can be an old photo or a new photo, as long as when you took it, you felt that you looked great.
This photo was taken about 3 years ago. I love my hair and my face on this phone.... just goes to shoe that if you try hard enough you can take the perfect selfie!!! lol
I could have worn this dress a number of ways but I went with classic meets edgy by wearing it with a vintage biker jacket and knee boots.
I ordered the dress in a size 22/24 as its only available in dual sizes and its fit really well and I was quite surprised. The dress retail at £34.99 which is rather high for a jersey dress, but its quite heavy jersey so I think It will keep its shape well.
A big bonus for me is that it has 3/4 sleeves. Which gives me the opportunity to wear it to work and not have to wear a cardigan. The dress also has a cute little coral zip on one of the shoulders.
What I wore...
Dress - bonprix*
Biker Jacket - Vintage via eBay
Leggins - New Look Inspire
Boots - Simply Be
Why not see how the other ladies styled there dress...
When I started blogging I wasn't in a very good place confidence wise. I wanted, and needed, to feel better about myself. I became part of the 'plus size' community long before I started blogging and seeing photos of clothes on women I could relate to really opened my eyes. Still to this day I search blogs of someone the same size as me before I make a purchase to try and get an idea of how something will look on me.
Then I was introduced to BeauCoo. A body confidence site for every women.
Over the last few few years my body confidence has no doubt grown, and all though I am still not 100% happy with my body, and as the founder Victoria says, its about feeling good about yourself at the moment you are at now, sites like BeauCoo definitely make it easier to gain more #BoPo as well as gaining style ideas at the same time.
BeauCoo is a website/App that allows you to search for people of your shape and height to get an idea of what a certain item of clothing will look on your body shape. There is no restriction to the size you have to be on join BeauCoo, it really is just about every women gaining body confidence through the seeing other fabulous women embracing their shape and size.
By simply entering your measurement you can find other women with the same measurements as you. So the the sizes, either end of the scale, are a little light on the the ground, but as this site grows, I am sure the fit matches will too!
Over the last month or so I have definitely seen an increase in UK users and blogger that I am familiar to sign up and use BeauCoo, so I took the plunge and signed up myself! You can follow me here or by finding the link to the right hand side!!!!
I have also found some familiar faces.....
As with all new sites, I do have some issues with BeauCoo. You can't upload from your blog or computer via the desktop site, you can't add friends or login with twitter and I can't see if my blog is linked to my profile. But I am sure all these issues will be resolved overtime.
I am really feeling the effects of moving house and the forth coming Christmas festivities, so have been doing lots of online window shopping of late. I thought i'd show what I am currently lusting afterwards.