New In? Slim Pickings.


Today was a strange day, the light outside felt fresher, like we were coming out of the gloom of Winter. The nights are noticeably lighter already and so, to this end I thought I'd have a trawl round the "New In" sections of the plus size retailers, looking for inspiration and generally having a good old window shop.

At a size 22 I'm in a position where I can shop some of the "straight" (urgh) size ranges, so when compiling this montage I was acutely aware of my fellow bloggers and readers (baa haa haa, get me readers?!) who are a size 24 plus don't have that opportunity (FFS). I'll be completely honest, it was slim pickings. 

Things are improving, but going through the pages of  the "New In" section I found a big percentage of it was the exact opposite of new. I was greeted with page after page of very familiar silhouettes, fabrics and patterns.

However there was some shining items for me, I've picked 5 of my favourites....

1. Evans - Mink Wrap Chiffon Top - £35.00 I love this top it's got a real sports luxe feel about it, but I can see it being a real flexible piece to own. The colour lends itself to corals, khakis, blacks and even navy. Dress it up with statement chunky jewellery and sexy heels.

2. Simply Be - Georgette Spot Dress - £68.00 Oooh so pretty! Such a great cut, I'd love to pop this on with some really bright coloured tights to make it pop!

3. So Fabulous! - Coloured Jegging - £30.00 These also come in a light green and soft blue with a nod to the upcoming pastels that are going to be huge this season. I personally would go for the coral, for no other reason than that I'm mad on coral, have been for some time!

4. Yours - Black Contrast Trim Jacket - £22.00 This is so lush, great for slipping on with jeans for shopping with the girls, maybe a lunch date or over a simple shift dress for the evening. I normally hate waterfall styles but I think because this is a structured jacket and not designed to just swamp it gets away with it.

5. Marks and Spencer - Star Print Jersey dress - £35.00 It's so nice to see M&S stepping up their game with this lovely dress in this seasons must have star print, being jersey it's going to be easy and comfortable to wear.

I'm hoping once the full SS12 ranges have been revealed the choice will have somewhat improved, but it does remind me of a brilliant comparative post Lauren over at Pocket Rocket Fashion did a couple of months ago (click the link to read), and quite frankly I still, to this day find it heartbreaking we're not offered the choice and range of fashion those of a size 16 and under are and which we are quite rightly entitled too - but that my friends is WHOLE other ranty post!!!

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  1. I just posted the chiffon top from evans in teal on my blog, it is such a pretty top, and I love the spot dress from simply be. xx

  2. I'm loving that jacket, it's really nice. I totally agree that it would go lovely with jeans (which are what I practically live in atm!) :0) x

  3. I have to say I'm not a fan of the shape that jacket will actually give you. If you have a slightly larger bust, the draping just hangs off your bust, making you appear larger in other areas.


    1. I can understand where you're coming from, I guess it will suit some people more than others xxx

  4. I have that M&S dress in one of the other patterns and I LOVE it. I'd recommend buying small though as it's very stretchy and loose.


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