Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Next Plus Size

It's been quite a long time since I wore anything by Next Too often I couldn't find things in my size and then when it  was available the sizing was often a bit hit and miss. Its a shame as I always loved what I saw in the stores windows but had just somehow got out of the habit of popping in.
trying out next Plus size range

So when Next asked me to put together a  A/W look using items from their plus size range for my recent bloggers getaway weekend I was definitely intrigued to see if it had improved.
The short answer is yes and no. The sizing still disappointingly only goes up to a size 26 (and that's not in all items)  but the good news is that the cut and fit of the clothes available if you fall into those size brackets is really great.
I wanted to put together a preppy cute casual look and chose this grey graphic top featuring a "That's Life" slogan and black flippy skirt 
As I more often than not now buy items online from brands that cater exclusively to plus size ranges I forget how difficult it can be to imagine how an item will look on your body shape when much slimmer models are used in the product shots and I did wonder if my choices would work but I needn't have as they were great.

The quality of both items is really lovely and the fit is perfect. I chose the size 20 in both items and they were spot on.

Thats Life

The skirt features a stretch waistband and is in a lovely thick fabric so looks quite structured. The navy and pink stripe almost has an ombre effect getting darker as it hits the hem, the top is casually baggy without feeling tent like and the logo on the front features tiny sequins giving it a slightly luxe finish which very much appeals to me.Its also quite long which I love.

I'm wearing tights and pink MaryJane shoes by Primark with sparkly ears by Crown and Glory which is about as casual as I get.
I have worn this outfit loads since it first arrived, its a perfect Saturday outfit as is ultra comfortable but doesn't look scruffy-perfect if like me you struggle with relaxed styling.
This has definitely made me reconsider Next and I will be checking out their collections with interest. I would just love to see them increase the size range as I know loads of my upper size range pals would be very happy to hand over their money if the clothes were available.

I wore this outfit on a weekend away with my beautiful blogger/vlogger freinds EmCharlKhilaNaomi and Kim 
Next very kindly gave each of us an outfit. How cute are we! Check out their channels to see how they styled their choices.

Check out my latest A/W Lookbook Vlog which features this outfit and lots more


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