|Ready to party with my fellow fattys|
When planning what to wear at a black tie event its really easy to fall into "American Beauty Queen" territory. The invite had stated dresses must be floor length which if adhered to discounts well over 50% of the available plus size evening dresses out there.
I don't do floor length, I'm too fat and short to carry it off and always feel I look like Yoda, so right from the off I knew I wanted something semi fitted, to the knee and in a fabric or colour that would be a real showstopper.
I looked at a few brands but having recently modeled for Simply be I knew their party dress selection is amazing this year so they were my natural choice.
|I don't so floor length-end of|
I had seen this Mermaid green sequined dress by AX Paris a few weeks before and instantly fell in love with it. Simply be offered to dress both myself and my little girl (from their recently launched Simply be kids range) which was so kind of them and we waited for the postman every morning, anxious to try on our frocks.
My dress when it arrived was actually more breathtaking than in the picture. The colour is just magical and despite being quite fitted, the fabric is heavy enough that with some shapewear I didn't feel you could see every lump and bump.
|This dress is fitted without showing everyone what you had for dinner|
A dress this glittery demands twinkly shoes so I opted for these Glitter flared heels which were high enough to give me some statue but didn't look as if I would be hobbling around all night.
|Twinkle twinkle little shoes|
My budget couldn't stretch to the real thing so I picked up this beautiful necklace from Primark for £6.
|Matching hairbow and bitchface|
To finish off the look I wore a matching hairbow and a Glitter Disco clutch by Accessorize.
Rather than wear tights or bare legs I decided to wear the dress with my Grazia wet look leggings from Simply be. Its a style I first tried at the Golden Renaissance shoot and I've come to love it. It turns a party outfit into something slightly more edgy.
|Wet look leggings makes a nice change from tights|
|No helmet head for this Mermaid|
yet again not wanting to comply too much with the blacktie rules that seem to deem that every woman must wear her hair in a helmet like "up do" I decided to carry on with the Mermaid theme and have my hair down and softly waved.
|Mermaid got back|
I felt absolutely wonderful in this dress.Its so beautiful. I shimmered like a well fed sea creature. Some dresses are works of art and this is one of them.
|Her debut outfit post-Baba in Simply be kids|
My little girl chose a one strap spotted dress which she teamed with a white furry gillet from Primark and her black Goldigga wedges.
She was so excited about attending the event with us. I try to take her to things like this whenever I can. It shows her that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. She has already declared she wants to be a "Plus size fashion designer" when she grows up.
|What a dollychops|
|Betty and baby Betty|
|London we are coming to get you|
|Mummy and daughter voguing in Simply Be|
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