I was recently contacted regarding new to the UK brand, Taking Shape. Already well established in Australia and New Zealand with over 28 years experience and over 130 stores they decided now was the time to expand to the UK.
The site carry's a collection of brands "designed to celebrate your curves" and if I'm completely honest on the whole I felt a lot of the pieces were a little more mature than I would personally wear. But, as with most plus size brands, its so important to look through the site, because you never know, there could be something that meets your need or taste. Taking Shape is no exception, there were several items on the site I really liked, one of which is this beautiful tunic blouse.
I love, love, love the bold print on the blouse, so much so, its been hung on the back of my door and I keep walking past it and smiling. The boxy cut on the sleeves and shoulders gives it a fashion feel, but the pintuck to the waist area adds a little definition. The tunic is long enough for me (at 5'7") to wear as dress, and the addition of pockets it just brilliant. The fabric is beautiful and soft and feels very expensive. The 22 is true to size, possibly on the generous side, but I really liked the fit on this, blouses can be a nightmare because of the buttons but this was a really lovely fit.
I'd say the range as a whole is mid-range price wise, if you're looking for bargain, fast fashion this is not the place to be, but what Taking Shape do offer are quality garments, worth investing in. This blouse would be great with leggings, or tucked into a skirt, I'd even like to see it over a swim suit in the summer for a luxury holiday kind of look.
Have you checked out the site, what do you think of the collection?