Sunday, 8 December 2013

The Big Fat Partywear Edit


Lets Party!!
Its the run up to Christmas and whether you are a lover of all things festive (guilty as charged) or are feeling slightly "bah humbug" one thing that can not be denied is that its the perfect excuse to buy a slightly over the top frock. Something that at any other time of year (unless you are me whose middle name should be sparkly) might look a little bit too much but in December is perfect.
I thought over the next week or so I would share with you some of my favourites from  a few plus size brands. Starting today with Simply Be whose frocks go  from size 14-32.

Embellished Prom Dress
Some frocks are absolute showstoppers and this is definitely one of them. It has something of the Angelic about it.Wearing this I would feel as if I should be perched at the top of the Christmas tree or wearing wings like Claire Danes in Romeo and Juliet. I don't usually lust after clothes in white (I'm too prone to spillages) but this would be worth the dry cleaning bill.

A dress  for a plump angel
 
I recently watched the remake of the Great Gatsby and couldn't help fantasising afterwards about what I would wear if I had wangled an invite to an amazing Gatsby house party. I have a feeling it might have been something like this. 1920's styling can be hard to pull off when you are plus size (its all rather favours long slender lines not double D boobs) but in this dress I think I would feel like a real Charleston dancing flapper, swigging champers out of a dinky glass and painting my lips into crimson points. 
 
 
There is something of the Disney Villainess about this dress. Its a cross between Maleficent and Cruella De Ville but with the styling of Jessica Rabbit. What I'm trying to say is that I love it. This dress screams out for big hair, lots of blingy bracelets and a slash of Limecrimes Poisonberry on the lips. Purple is such a great winter colour and gives you permission (should you feel you need it) to wear really vampy make up. Hurrah!
 
 
 
 
 
I don't usually wear anything floor length as I'm so short (it always makes me feel like Yoda in his robes) but the colour and detail on this dress might just make me reconsider. This is so Liz Taylor in Cannes I can hardly bear it.
Unlike  a lot of maxi dresses this looks like it would still nip you in at the waist and not flatten the boobs too much and the embellishment at the shoulders and waist is just gorgeous. I'm not  a great believer in trying to get lots of wear out of party frocks (the rest of my wardrobe is expected to be hard working but not dresses to party in) but I reckon this would also work brilliantly for nights out on holiday with a tan.
 
 
 
 
If all this froth and finery leaves you cold and you don't want to look like something that should be dangling off the Christmas tree (what's wrong with you?) this dress might be perfect. The beautiful brocade fabric is ornate but the length of the dress and the collar give it a slightly less fussy edge. This would be great with thick tights and brogues and is ideal for a Christmas works lunch or nights out where you will be doing pub crawls and wearing a floor length ball gown might not quite work (yet again what's wrong with you?)
 
 
 
I couldn't do a partywear edit without including this dress. I wore this to the Plus size awards and felt absolutely stunning. I wish I was on commission for this dress as I have raved about it so much to so many people. Its a show stopper. Buy it-you wont regret it.

 
 
 
 
Simply Be Giveaway! 
And to get you in the party spirit you could choose a dress of your very own from the Simply be site up to the value of £75 -it couldn't be easier:
To enter


  1. Make sure you follow my blog (you can do via bloglovin or network blogs) or "Like" my facebook page or follow me on Twitter
  2. Hop on over to the Simply be  facebook page and give them a “Like” or follow them on Twitter
  3. Leave a comment along with your email address in the comments section, and that's it.

The winner will be chosen by random number selector on Sunday 15th December 2013.
terms and Conditions
  • Please note this is a UK Giveaway only
  • The winner will choose an item up to the value of £75 from the Simply be site and inform Betty who will arrange for it to be sent out. This prize can not be exchanged for vouchers, cash or store credit.
  • Not all items on the site may be available or available in certain sizes. In this instance the winner will be asked to make a second choice.
 

 
 
Capturing the Curve Workshops
In other news I'm planning two plus size pin up workshops next years, one in Manchester and one in London. A day to revel in your curvy beauty, be made over myself and Lilly Von Pink and have your very own photoshoot in a safe empowering environment-All the details can be found here













Limited Edition Killer Curves Tee Shirts (including the brand new Curverella and the zombies design) Now On Sale



My brand new Killer Curve tee Shirts cost £13 and are available to buy from here having curves never looked so good!




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I love to read your comments. Im not always the quickest at replying to them but rest assured I read every one. For quick responses twitter and facebook are probably better.Thanks so much for checking in. It makes my day.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 


52 comments:

  1. Oh my! I want all of these! I dont know which one I would choose if I won! :o

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  2. I really, really want the sequin mermaid dress I debated it several times then when I went bak it had sold out in my size! Doh! Moral in that I think. However, I am sure I could put the voucher to great use finding a replacement! Victoriajones75@btinternet.com

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  3. Who would pass up the chance of a new dress? lol I also like the mermaid dress but its probably the wrong shape for me. There are plenty others I have had my eye on though :) I done all the likes.
    V
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  4. Mermaid dress all the way! I've been eyeing it up since you wore it & blogged it! Already follow/like you & Simply Be. notsuchayummymummy@yahoo.co.uk. Fingers crossed!

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  5. I love the mermaid dress, although I'm not sure it would be the right dress for me.
    I'm following on GFC as Louise P and Bloglovin as Polka Spots and Freckle Dots. I follow Simply Be on Twitter as Frecklesanddots.

    polkaspotsandfreckledots@gmail.com

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  6. I love the outfit you are wearing in the top photo :) Already following you both on Twitter (@AnACCAStudent) and Bloglovin.

    Tracy.hughes4@ntlworld.com

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  7. Oooh need a sparkly new dress for Christmas or some new work wear! lauralaffan18@hotmail.com

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  8. I love all of these but especially the Joanna Hope dress, reminds me of Downton Abbey! info@bigfatbetty.com :)

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  9. My favourite is the AX Paris Dress. I love it, so beautiful!
    laura_gentles@hotmail.com

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  10. Absolutely loving the cobalt blue dress and of course the sparkly dress too! My email is thecurvedopinion@gmail.com x

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  11. Ohhhh excellent competition! Absolutely love the Great Gatsby inspired dress so it would definitely have to go towards that x charlierosinacohen@gmail.com

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  12. Can never have too much sparkle at any time of year! Roxyretro@gmail.com xx

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  13. I need that Disney villain dress in my life. Looooove! audreysablier@gmail.com x

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  14. What a great prize! They have some lovely party wear on Simply Be, choosing a favourite would be very hard!

    karenteulon@aol.com

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  15. You've picked three dresses that I have been lusting over for some time. Not sure I'd have the balls for the mermaid sequins! Fallen.angel.2106@gmail.com

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  16. Oh em geee! The AX Paris sequin number is to die for! Love it!!
    louiselennon@blueyonder.co.uk

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  17. Loving the mermaid dress and you rocked it! Think I'd treat myself to something shiny if I won! ;-) partingtonkt@hotmail.co.uk

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  18. I am still loving you in that shoot, you look amazing! I have about 50 dresses I'd choose, it'd be hard to choose just one haha. xxx

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  19. I can always find room for a new dress,especially one from Simply Be,they are really hitting the mark nowadays!
    Kirsten
    in_need_of_flipflops@msn.com

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  20. The embellished prom dress is beautiful. I would be transformed into a larger than life snowflake. Xx
    Penniebradbury@hotmail.com

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  21. The fabled Mermaid dress it is amazing! x x

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  22. I want all of these dresses on my body! You look insanely gorgeous in the Mermaid dress! I love how we all named it that haha!
    calliethorpe@hotmail.co.uk xxxxx

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  23. ooo great giveaway beckybrown8686@gmail.com

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  24. Ooh, I'd love the chance to wear something new over the festive season and there's so much to choose from. spookysarah@rocketmail.com Thanks :-D xx

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  25. loving all the pretty dresses to choose from, I'm typically a skater dress girl but think i'd go dor something a bit different :) sarahlouiselord@gmail.com

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  26. pretty pretty sparkly - love love love so need one in my life janie@skyeladder.net :0) x

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  27. Amazing giveaway! sian_morgan@live.co.uk xxx

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  28. The purple dress is so ♥♥♥♥
    Misskittykaos@gmail.com

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  29. Blimey, I'd not know which to choose :O They are all so loverly :D Been following you and simply be for ages now!
    vonn.claire@yahoo.co.uk

    I think I'd go for the twenties stylee dress, I am in love with it, truly xx

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  30. They are all stunning but there is something magical about the mermaid dress. Likklefairy@gmail.com xx

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  31. Yes please! So many pretty dresses
    Ladyh667@hotmail.com

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  32. Wow Wow Wow loving the looks, so much choice so little money. Would love a voucher to treat myself xx

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  33. Love the mermaid dress! it looks fab on you im well jel!! in fact I love them all!! one of each please!! lol!! tlcblackcherry@gmail.com

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  34. Betty, you are simply fabulous and an inspiring beauty to boot!!

    lajswain80@gmail.com

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  35. Your blog is so inspiring and the simply be dresses are amazing.would be lovely to have something sparkly to wear Christmas day! jo_c_nelson@hotmail.co.uk

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  36. All the dresses are beautiful and really opened my eyes to Simply Be for dress shopping. Love the mermaid dress on you x jmet1969@blueyonder.co.uk

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  37. Honestly cannot believe they allowed Kate Hopkins to the event, like you said I would imagine that a plus size award show would be a place to celebrate PS women and for them to feel safe! Wouldn't mind getting my hands of £75 for the mermaid dress! blackheartcreatives@gmail.com <3

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  38. Looking stunning as always Betty! Let's hope win so I can get a little sparkle in my wardrobe ;)

    callmekimhq@gmail.com

    xx

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  39. I love to dress up in a gorgeous frock so would love to win and treat myself to a little Christmas sparkle!
    frenchknots2011@aol.com

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  40. Oh I neeed the mermaid. I wouldn't imagine I could pull off full sequin goodness but I might just wear it in the tub and splash about in it. At least I will look beautiful doing it! rowswelltobe@yahoo.co.uk

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  41. I bought the mermaid dress after seeing the pictures of Betty wearing it at the Plus Size Awards. I hope I look 10% as fabulous when I wear it next week! I'd love £75 for a New Year's Eve frock from Simply be x darthdaisy@hotmail.com

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  42. Oh my how does a fabulous forty something fatty choose between all those gorgeous dresses?? I agree with all the other ladies, when i first saw the 'mermaid dress', a shudder went down my spine, then 'could i, should i'? I would absolutely love the opportunity to try that dress for myself, get my big girl knickers on and say to hell with all the rules! :D xx carmenbell@live.com

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  43. Ooh very exciting, I'd love to win! I'm loving Simply be this year, soooo good for us curvy ladies. Here's hoping :) v.lawson@hotmail.co.uk

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  44. I like the white dress the best and I never wear white but as you say-fashion rules are made to be broken! Mwah x skinnerjohnwalker@hotmail.co.uk

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  45. Just recently started following your blog, after seeing you featured in Vintage Life Mag a few times, I liked your style, and it's refreshing to read a fashion/life blog that's grounded and fun, and doesn't take life too seriously! These dresses are all amazing. I am that oddly shaped plus size creature with no bust and in a partywear rut as a result at the mo. I adore the Jacquard Skater Dress With Collar most, so different and a bit edgy. bryoney_cook@hotmail.co.uk.

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  46. What a great giveaway, I live in France but have a UK address does that count? I hope so! If not please discount me from the draw. I follow you and them all over anyway though!
    mrsteepot@mrsteepot.co.uk
    p.s. I love the Jacquard Skater Dress, so me!

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  47. great giveaway, love the mermaid dress!! I'm over at sallywills@live.co.uk xx

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  48. Absolutely adore the Gatsby dress. 1920's can be so difficult to pull off as plus size but I reckon I could rock that. Fab giveaway by the way. Email elaine-russ@hotmail.co.uk (@Lanybum on twitter).

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  49. I love the peacock colours in the sequin dress! Fingers crossed for the giveaway - email ruby-rouge@hotmail.co.uk @_rubyrouge_ on twitter.

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  50. The winner of the Simply be giveaway is Raven. Please email me your address to nicky.rockets@rocketmail.com

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  51. Woooooo! I won something! *faints* I have DM'd you on FB, would you like me to email you to the above addy as well my loverly?

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  52. These dresses are all so beautiful and some gorgeous outfits you've picked out, you look stunning.
    corsetsnbasques.co.uk

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