So in the spirit of if you can't beat them, join them I'm using it as the perfect excuse to put together some great looks, all with a red white and blue theme and all picked to flaunt my curves to the max.
|Big Up Blighty|
This is where the retro Silhouette can be an absolute godsend.
Ignore the racks of garish looking kaftan's and embrace a look which highlights your good bits (and yes you do have lots) and cunningly disguises the bits you aren't so keen on.Whether its a wiggle dress or a swing frock, embracing a little old school style is my secret weapon when an invitation lands on the doormat.
|Vintage inspired shapes-the curvy girls best friend.|
When you are plus sized you can waste an awful lot of time focusing on the bits of you that you don't like. I find turning this on its head is far more productive. For example Ive got nice skin and a great cleavage so I always wear things with a heart shaped bust line. I don't like my tummy or upper arms so a small sleeve is a must as are a good pair of control pants. Once you accept your good and bad points in equal measure you can start dressing accordingly and will feel so much more confident.Having your own set of style rules means never looking at 'mainstream" fashion again and feeling on the outside. Instead you can cherry pick pieces which you know work for you and avoid taking things into changing rooms which wont flatter your shape and will leave you feeling fed up.
|Focus on your good points and work to make these the centre of attention.|
I'm loving this Crown necklace which is not only a nod to Queenie but also ensures my neck and Decolletage become a focus point. One thing plus sized girls tend to have is an awesome cleavage-show it off!
|Its all about the decolletage baby|
Modern fashion can be quite sneary of having too much of a "matchy, matchy" approach to outfits but I find it really helps me pull together looks which make me feel like a million dollars.
Once Ive found an outfit which I know emphasises my good points and cunningly disguises my wobbly bits I ensure I have underwear which nips me in at all the right places.
Its also great to give some time and thought to what you will be wearing on your feet. yet again think carefully about what the event entails, if its lots of standing or dancing opt for a low heal or pretty flats. Jumping from one foot to another as the balls of your feet go into spasm wont do much for your enjoyment.
|Don't forget the shoes|
|Now your outfit is organised its down to the serious business of having a good time|
This post was sponsored by the wonderful online boutique Dolly Mixture Clothing who stock a fab range of shoes, accessories and clothes (many in plus sizes) The dress, necklace and shoes are all part of their lovely summer range.
|Win this fab Blighty necklace|
The winner will be chosen via random number generator on May the 27th 2012
Photography-Nick Beedles at Betty Bee
MUA-Lilly Von Pink at Pin Up Bride
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