Size 18s and 20s - what have you bought recently ...

(14 Posts)
loraflora Wed 31-Jul-13 12:04:00

I bought a few tops from Boden recently in the sale. I've never bought anything from them before but I will use them again, because it's not the nylon hell that I get with some other shops (I used to buy LTS as I'm both tall and chubby) and the clothes fitted me well without either looking like a sack or being clingy.

aturtlenamedmack Wed 31-Jul-13 11:44:06

I've been getting my legs out a bit more recently, so mid length skirts worn under the bust with a waist belt and a nice top tucked in.
Also primark do jeans up to a size 20 and their 'super soft, super skinny' jeans are the only jeans I've found that fit well and are comfortable.
Asos curve have a really nice range of lovely dresses.
For inspiration google 'fatshion' for some amazing plus size fashion blogs, loads UK bases, really good for tips and ideas!

Kwaziisgingerface Wed 31-Jul-13 11:37:33

I've bought a couple of things from the Project D line on Simply Be. The Trinity Print maxi dress in the sale and the Carnegie dress (had a discount code one weekend). They are lovely but very expensive at full price (and top end of what I would pay even in the sale). Reckon they will last into next year as well though.

dontputaringonit Tue 30-Jul-13 19:16:47

And in this hot weather I'm wearing comfort shorts!

Anyone ever bought anything from Navabi? www.navabi.co.uk/ Some stuff looks mad but reckon it's got a few nice bits.

dontputaringonit Tue 30-Jul-13 19:14:21

Bought some great sandals from Evans the other sale. £25 black leather with studs.

I love maxi skirts (river island, dorothy perkins) and plain cotton tops. I dress things up with great handbags and good make up and hair.

I'm about to do a big shop with asos curve for holiday clothes. They can be hit and miss so I'll spend hundreds and hundreds and send back 90%.

SofaKing Tue 30-Jul-13 19:12:49

I'm a 20 and love this shop especially for occasion wear: http://www.romanoriginals.co.uk

Madlizzy Tue 30-Jul-13 19:10:01

Simply Be do Joe Brown's stuff in plus sizes, and they're rather lovely. I also love skinny jeans with long, check shirts.

blue2 Tue 30-Jul-13 19:06:58

I've bought a few pairs of cropped jeans from Lands End in jazzy colours. I also buy tops from these guys, which go up to an 18-20.

www.kettlewellcolours.co.uk/

Nivet Tue 30-Jul-13 19:03:37

Seasalt Pretty much my entire wardrobe is Seasalt these days, I've just bought the Spinach dress and it's gorgeous.

Maverick66 Tue 30-Jul-13 18:35:18

Watching this thread with interest. I am size 20 so fed up with frump heaven Evans and all polyester/viscose/nylon offerings from plus size retailers.I so need a fashion update I want quality well cut clothing,key pieces, and a capsule wardrobe like my skinny counterparts ;( ;(

Loads of Boden jersey tunics/dresses in the sale - one that's shot straight to no1 favourite at £21.

I'm a 16/18 and find I look a lot more shapely in the Boden jersey stuff.

comingintomyown Tue 30-Jul-13 17:30:57

2 maxi dresses from M&S but cant do links sorry so not much help !

Mock wrap dresses from new look, flattering and comfortable, easily worn with tights, leggings or bare legs. Smart enough for work, can be dressed up for nights out or worn casually. really pleased with them

awaywiththepixies Tue 30-Jul-13 17:29:16

That has made you feel amazing.

I'm in a massive rut and need some inspiration please.

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