Tuesday, 3 October 2017

My Best Plus Size Underwear Buying Tips

How amazing does Gabi look in her playful promises range!

If you want to look and feel good, wearing the right underwear is essential. It really is worth investing in some good quality underwear.
In the past, buying plus size lingerie was really difficult. Very few shops sold bras and underwear that were suitable for the curvier woman. Today, retailers like Simply Be have solved that problem. They sell a huge range, in sizes 36 to 50. Their bras go all the way up to cup size G+ and to a back size of 58.
However, there are a few things you need to bear in mind when you go shopping for plus size lingerie. Not everything plus size retailers sell is automatically going to work for you.

Consider Comfort-Not Just Looks

My first tip is to buy what you like and feel comfortable wearing. It is nice to own underwear sets that look pretty , but the bulk of your bras and knickers need to be practical and comfortable for you to wear. If the lace feels scratchy or the cute bows on the straps dig in on first try, imagine how they will feel after a few hours wear.

Avoid buying sets

Most women are not a uniform shape. The majority of us need different size bras and knickers. Therefore, buying a set is often not a good idea. Fortunately, most retailers realize this so now sell everything as separates.

Think About The Clothes You Normally Wear

It is also important to think about the style of clothes you are likely to be wearing over the coming few months. For example, if you like to wear fitted tops in light fabrics, lace can look lumpy. If you are looking for bras to wear with V neck sweaters as we go into autumn, buy bras with a slight plunge detail.

Adequate Support

When it comes to buying bras, you really need to make sure that it offers adequate support. It is not enough to simply try it on in front of the mirror. You need to adjust the straps then go through the full range of motion to make sure that your bra stays in place and supports you properly.

Quality matters
Always spend as much as you can afford. I absolutely love a bargain but when it comes to bras, buying the cheapest you can find can turn out to be a false economy. Even if you only have a few good quality bras instead of lots of cheaper sets, invest in your chest!

Read the care instructions

If you are not the sort of person that has the time to wash their underwear by hand (I sure as heck don't)  make sure you buy only machine washable pants, bras and suspenders. Also, check how they need to be dried. This is particularly important if you have to rely on tumble drying during the winter months. It would be a shame to spend a lot of money on your lingerie for them to get ruined when you put them in the washing machine.

How to measure yourself for Bras
Before you actually go shopping take the time to measure yourself properly. There are several ways to do it, which you can learn about here. Even if you only measured yourself a few months ago, it is wise to do it again. It is surprising just how fast the shape of your body can change, especially if you lose or put on a bit of weight or start to walk or exercise more. Also check out blogs such as Fuller Figure, Fuller Bust where you can get great advice and see underwear reviewed by plus size women passionate about women wearing the right bras.

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Friday, 15 September 2017

A Sassy Winter Coat

For the colder months, a coat and a couple of good jackets are winter essentials. Nothing is worse than arriving somewhere frozen to the bone with your teeth chattering.
Finding coats to fit when you are plus size used to be almost impossible. Many a winter I have have had to wear a scarf to cover up the fact that my buttons wouldn't do up but thankfully things are improving.
As you can see, by clicking this link, Simply Be are absolutely owning it this this season. 

What I'm loving is that Its clear from the styling that these pieces that are genuinely designed for the curvier figure. Small accommodations like belts that look long enough to tie and sleeves that will allow you to wear a chunky jumper underneath make such a difference and looking through Simply Be's collection there are lots that seem to seem to tick these very important boxes.

Bright and bold

I like strong colours and patterns, so am really pleased to see that a lot of retailers are offering exactly that this year. As well as the old favourites like leopard skin prints there are some funky floral prints and tartans available. 

Importantly, you can buy them in a range of styles. Everything from work a day parkas and duffle coats to more formally cut Crombies. It really is easy to find something that works for you.

A rich colour palette

If prints are not your thing, do not worry because there are still some lovely richly coloured coats out there for you to buy. A plain coat in claret, purple or teal can look just as interesting and striking as one made from a patterned fabric. Wearing warm colours in the colder months is a great way to brighten up your outfits and add a pop of colour if like me you tend to favour greys and blacks in winter.

The colour of the clothes that you choose can make a huge difference to how good you feel. I know if Im feeling a bit meh, adding a bright pink scarf or red beret instantly lifts my mood.
 Its really easy to dimiss certain shades because you have been told they don't work with your hair colour, or to avoid buying an item because you are worried it will clash with your usual choices. This season there are so many great looks which use clashing colours. 
This said I do know that certain colours work better for my skin tone and over the years Ive learnt which palettes make me look good and which to avoid. You can read more about the connection and how to choose the right colour clothes for you, by reading this article.

Faux fur

As you know I am a little partial to a bit of faux fur, so am delighted to see it being widely used in a lot of  brands autumn/winter collections. It is great to see the beauty of nature being picked up and reflected by fashion designers, without any animals being harmed, in the process. 

There is something really glamorous about good quality faux fur. Not to mention the fact that a fake fur lined hood really is a good way to keep the wind off your face on a bitingly cold day.

Add the right accessory

As most of you know, I really like to accessorise my coats. It helps to individualise what I wear as well as brighten them up. A nice buttonhole or brooch can help to turn a frumpy looking coat into something a bit special. If this idea does not appeal, treat yourself to a fluffy scarf or faux fur stole, instead. I also adore faux fur gillets. A great way to stay warm indoors and they just make every outfit seem slightly more glamorous.

Whatever your style there are some amazing coats and jackets out this season and of course check out vintage finds too. 

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