There was much talk of a return to Boho over the summer. The Instagram feeds of style influencers like Miroslava Duma, Poppy Delevingne and Yasmin Sewell were chock full of kaftans and Ukrainian vyshyvanka dresses and I for one am loving the soft arts and crafts feel of it all.
As we go into Autumn, this look is perfectly suited to the odd muggy temperatures and weather that doesn't quite know "what to do with itself" Kaftans and peasant dresses can be problematic for plus size fashionistas.
For too long they were almost the real life butt of a thousand cover up jokes and if you have fallen in love with the idea of showing off your plus size shape, anything that feels like a cover up can be unappealing.Fear not, this is a re-imagining of the classic and anything but a hefty hideaway.
There really is something almost magical about wearing a dress with lots of soft pleats in it. It appears quite simple but with the flick of an arm or a tug of a hem it reveals a butterfly wing. Its dramatic and glamorous and just so pretty.
Nowadays if I buy something new ( and its never brand new if I can help it) I try and give something away. I've been practising this rather minimalist technique for a while now and it works beautifully. In exchange for this dress I donated a pair of hardly worn winter boots which always pinch but will be awesome for someone with more petite feet.
Oxfam are having a big donation drive at the moment so if you are planning a declutter, are working on having more of a capsule wardrobe or realise that if you don't empty the loft the roof might cave in (my recent very real dilemma) then please consider taking your unwanted items to Oxfam.
I often film lookbooks and clothing reviews over on my Youtube channel-take a look
Printed on climate neutral, fair trade tees in water based ink.
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