Thursday, 6 October 2016

Style: All White with Me - ELVI

It's been a while since I've done a pun-tastic title isn't it? Well this winter white plus size co-ord set from ELVI has got me feeling all the feels. I originally saw this gorgeous set at the Curve Fashion Festival and knew it had to be mine! 

The chunky knit bowled me over, the boxy shape and zip detail really tick all the boxes for me. I sized up to a 24 as I do in most ELVI garments, I find their stuff comes up a little bit small. The fabric itself is incredibly stiff, I'm not going to lie, but I think with a couple of washes it should loosen up and become a little more comfortable to wear. But to be honest, when it looks like this, I don't care. I'm willing to suffer for my art.

This skirt is a little longer than I expected, but I think there's room for it to be pulled up a little more. I absolutely love the funnel neck on the top, it just looks so cool. This set is just so beautiful, I can see me splitting it, using the pieces independently, and wearing it together throughout the coming months. 

It is so difficult to find minimalist, clean, chic items in plus, and I think that's something ELVI does very well. If I'm looking for something a bit more grown up but still fashion forward, they are my go-to. 

**These items were sent for the purposes of review. All opinions and words are my own**

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Style: Confident Swimwear with Zoggs

Finding the right swimwear for actually swimming can be tricky. Ensuring you have the right support and coverage is important. Fashion swimwear is all good and well, but performance swimwear is a completely different... well... swimming pool! 

Zoggs aim to bring the fun back into swimming and want to promote swimming for everyone – it's all about enjoying the water regardless of shape, size or ability. Zoggs are a British swimwear company who focus on fun and shapely swimwear that makes you feel comfortable and supported. 

Zoggs have a range of different suits in sizes up to a 26 and in cup sizes up to a 40H. I went for a cup size costume, in a 40DD, I sized down in the cup because I usually find swimming costumes absolutely swamp me in the boob department, but I think I could have gone for maybe an E or even and F in this. I think it is a case of trying to find the right size for you. If you can get to a stockist I would advise trying a few different suits on or if possible maybe ordering a few different sizes and styles and finding the right one for you, especially if you intend on using this costume for fitness and training purposes. 

I love the design of the Nambucca swimsuit, the bright stripes across the midsection give it a really cool feel. The quality of the fabric is superb and is obviously design to withstand some proper use... Not just my usual lounging round the side of a pool on my hols! 

**This item was sent to me for the purposes of review, all words and opinions are my one**