|Getting my 1940's on|
In my experience The 1940's look can be harder to pull off if you are a fatty. The crisp angular lines, nipped in waist and boxy shoulders can be difficult to interpret in a stylish way and you can end up looking more "Lumpy school marm" than Joan Crawford.
|How the dress looks on the Scarlet and Jo website|
Whilst on the one hand I refuse to be dictated to about what "suits" my body I do also want to look fantastic and my forays into forties inspired fashion have never done that.
I needn't have worried as typically of Scarlet and Jo its absolutely perfect.
|AAbsolutely perfect retro styling for the fabulous fatty|
The shoulder pads are soft so give you some structure without going down the Joan Collins in Dynasty route, the wrap around detail is gentle and the length is fab. It hits my shins which is perfect for channelling this era.
|No bowling ball boobage|
|This is such a wearable print|
|Victory rolls and red lipstick-Retro yes but also fabulous|
This dress is fairly sophisticated and would be fantastic dressed up with heels and a sparkly jacket but also comfortable enough that you could wear it to work and school run.
|This dress will work hard in your wardrobe-like a flower printed navvy|
I've nipped in the waist a bit more with a wide belt, firstly because I thought it looked better and also because this is actually a size too big for me so was a bit baggy around the back. This was due to stock availability and as a rule I find Scarlet and Jo sizing to be true and quite generous.
|Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the finest fatty of all?|
So would you consider adding a little bit of 1940's chic to your wardrobe? If so this frocks a great place to start.
All photos by Nicky Rockets
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Capturing the Curve Workshops
In other body confidence news tickets are now available for my plus size pin up event "Capturing The Curve" on March the 29th in Manchester. 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
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