Sunday, 29 March 2015

5 Fat Fashion Failures

Plus size clothing is getting better right? Well yes and no. 
Sure it fantastic that there is more choice than ever before and that you no longer have to re mortgage your house to buy a pair of jeans over a size 16  but all is not perfect in fatty fashionland. Here are my top fat fashion failures.




I got ninety nine problems but Polyester aint one



Until recent times the most common use of polyester was making bottles for fizzy pop. I would hazard a guess that since the explosion in the plus size clothing market, garment creation is catching up because man so much stuff in my size is in polyester. 
As time goes by my dislike of this fabric grows. Its sweaty, its got a nasty shiny texture and quite honesty I'm always afraid to stand near any naked flames for fear of going up like a Roman candle. Hey here is an idea, lets throw some cottons and silks in the mix or maybe even just keep the poly count to oh I don't know less than 100%

Belt Up

So here's the thing. When I buy my size 20 dress guess what size I need my belt to be in? Any guesses? yep that's right-the same. 
The amount of times I have brought outfits featuring jaunty belts and they are obviously at least two sizes too small and work better as a trendy bracelet. Grrrr

Pointless Peplums

I quite like a peplum. On certain tops and dresses it adds a 1980's je ne sais quoi and is a great way to give the illusion of an hour glass figure if like me you are more Ursula the sea witch than Jessica Rabbit in the figure stakes. But for the love of all things holy they don't need to be added to everything. 
The plus size clothing industry always do this, it happened with the "Illusion dress" one minute it was a cool quirky design the next you couldn't leave the house without tripping over a dress with a different coloured centre panel. 
The regular size fashion industry doesn't churn out the same shapes season after season and neither should ours. So dear plus size fashion designers the next time a peplum is being considered ask yourself, does this garment need it? does it look perfectly fine without one? if the answer is yes take that extra frill of material and makes a comical ruff for your dog instead.

Size Trials

Guys can we just decide what constitutes each size and all just get along?
 I do a lot of my clothing shopping online and sure I know I should measure but I am often buying clothes on my phone in a queue for a sandwich or sneakily at a work meeting so whipping out a tape measure isn't always practical.
 So when stuff arrives and it wont fit over my head or has so much extra fabric in I could comfortably house a grumble of pugs in the excess its beyond annoying.
Duel sizing is also a tricky beast. It makes my brain hurt. Its like throwing down all your money on red. Its such a gamble especially when ordering online. Do I go conservative and go for the upper size? or will I end up being swamped in fabric? So please fair people of fat clothing land I beg you, reach an industry agreed standard on all clothes sizes and stick to them.
I don't need vanity sizing, I just need clothes that are uniformly a certain size.I hate looking the same as everyone else but in this instance I'm happy to follow the herd if that herd will stop me having to constantly queue at the post office to return things.

Plus Size Ranges That aren't really Plus size



There is nothing crueller (well except world hunger and child poverty perhaps) than a brand banging the drum about their exciting new plus size range, leaking pictures pre launch, sending out glossy look books only for it to be revealed that it only goes up to a size 22. That sound? its the sound of gloriously full figured babes all over the land crying because none of it comes in their size. Its the double insult"yes its plus size but er not as plus size as you" I run a tiny tee shirt company which has a commitment to not using materials that are the result of poor working practices or child labour so to that end I buy everything from the UK and guess what, I can still offer up to a size 5XL with little to no effect on margins. My point? it can be done. Retailers take note. 
My bloglovin feed is full of posts from sassy plussies creating lists of "what they would have brought" had it been available over a size 22. Its insane.If you build it, they will come.

So they are my top five fat fashion failures-what are yours?



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Friday, 27 March 2015

Boho Chic Weekend Wishlist

Its the weekend which can only mean one thing-time to put our feet up, let our fingers do the walking (do you like my retro referencing) and soak up some plus size style inspiration. Today its all about fat boho babeness.Scroll along the pictures as it runs to two pages!





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Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Floral And Lace Plus Size Fashion Edit

My look de jour this spring is quickly establishing itself as "tough but sweet" its always nice to revamp your wardrobe a little and I'm having a lot of fun with my outfits at the moment.


Glam, Plus Size fashion Fun

I'm restyling my go to vintage look with some slightly edgier elements and I have to say it has reinvigorated my love for getting dressed.


Breezy, but never easy

This Edit Bonded Dress by Fashionworld is so cute and girly and yes quite short which with today's breezy weather has been quite entertaining.
 I'm bored of wearing tights or leggings so my dimply fat legs are out for all to see-weirdly the world didn't stop.Funny that, its almost as if it doesn't matter.


My legs are out and the world hasn't ended

The shape of this frock is so pretty with some darts in the skirt  which give it an almost puffball look. It is sleeveless with a round neck so just a really simple cut-I like it a lot.It also has pockets-need I say more.


This faded lace floral fabric is so great for spring.
The floral fabric with lace overlay is unusual and makes it look like its in soft focus which I have no problem with in the slightest-rub that Vaseline on the lens baby. 
Its also comfortable which I don't always find to be the case with clothes involving lace, but no scratchy edges and it isnt catching on everything because as the name sugests teh lace is bonded over the fabric.Very nice indeed.
I've worn a beaded belt which I brought from Primark for a few quid (but you can buy similar here) I wanted to add some extra embellishment because as you know dear readers with me more is always more.

Plus size accessories for the fatty fashion win

My jacket is by George  and is adding the sour to my sweet. I'm lusting after a pair of real white Raybans so these  cheap and cheerful sunglasses are doing the job until my ship comes in.
Just hanging around

Black kitten heels and a pastel clutch purse are the finishing touches.Sassy, Classy and always kick assy!



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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour


Last week I spent an absolutely magical day at Warner Brothers Harry Potter studio tour in Leavesden. We are all massive Harry Potter fans at Pamper Towers so its fair to say we were super excited.
Hotel bathroom selfie-Standard

We drove down the night before and stayed at a nearby hotel so we would be fresh and full of energy for our Harry Potter experience (we take our Harry Potter adventures very seriously so had planned it for weeks) 
We are here with the giant chess pieces

Ready for the tour

So often these places are a total let down but I have to say this was just magical. I am going to photo spam you now and let the captions tell the story of the day but needless to say I would definitely recommend it. We are all still buzzing.
Baba with her tour passports-ready to collect stamps

Harry Potters bedroom under the stairs

The Great Hall at Hogworts


Posing with the Slytherin house costumes

The costumes of  Mad Eye Moody and Sybill Trelawey who is my favorite teacher 


The costumes of  Minerva McGonagall, Dumbledore and Severus Snape

Hagrids costume


Costumes from the Yule Ball in The goblet of fire
The Ice display from the Yule ball in the goblet of fire

Harrys bedroom
The Mirror of Erised showing my hearts desire

Yes that is the actual Philosophers stone

The door to the chamber of secrets

The Office of  Delores Umbridges office -which I just love

We so need these cat plates in our lives

Its the Dementors-run!

The Hogworts Express-Going through to platform 9 3/4
The Hogworts Express which opened on the day we visited-its fab

All Aboard

A quick break and a cup of Butterbeer

Catching the The Knight Bus

Ready to fly in the Weasleys Flying Ford Anglia
Road Rage


Best photo ever-Hagrids Motorbike

A very sad baba with a "sleeping" Dobby


Its Aragog

Dobby Love

This 3d Model of Hogworts was as big as my house-truly magnificent

Baba used her pocket money to buy Hermoines wand

Whilst I tried out Bellatrix Lestranges wand

What I wore
Hanging out in Diagon Alley


I was keen to be comfortable as well as staying true to my Potter nerd roots so wore a Slytherin teeshirt which I have had for ages but you can buy similar here, a Harry Potter scarf also in Slytherin colours and some plain leggings from Asos Curve I also took my trusty black PU jacket from George, Cute, functional and all about the magic of Potter!

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