I'm a size 22 and personally not a fan of leggings with dresses or of denim skirts. But I realise that isn't the constructive sort of advice you're looking for and hope people from the current curvy thread can be more helpful. I think first it'd be helpful to know more about your height, size, lifestyle etc.
I would not recommend the denim skirts either. I thought I looked ok in long denim skirt. NO. They are too bulky. I realised this the day I got a holiday photo back from when a friend and I went to Bruges. Oh shit did I look bad.
Travel if you mean the Nicola Quilter skirts they go up to 18-20, but the website only shows the sizes that are in stock. Mine are size "voluptuous" which is a generous 18-20 and they are stretchy. Check out the other styles to see what is in stock.
Get ye to Evans...they start from a size 14, and give that extra inch of room that makes wearing clothes comfy! I would recommend going into an Evans store to buy your things, if you can, as online there is a big difference in quality.
Dresses and leggings work throughout play dates, coffee catch-ups, housework, popping to the shops, and everything else a SAHM does in a day. Find a dress-length you're comfortable with, and buy lots of types. I have lined dresses for when I want to feel a little smarter, and jersey dresses for when I'm home.
H&M offer a good range in skater dresses, that skim over hips, bums, tums, thighs. Tesco also do quite a few dresses, although I find their clothes normally fit my smaller sister as opposed to my voluptuous body!
Capsule wardrobe is a great idea, and Primarni do a great range in long sleeved tee shirts, just find the ones without lycra, and go for the next size up, so you're not bothered by tight-fitting tops, as they size on the small size. I buy an 18 from there, and a 14 in Evans.
My maw uses Evans from time to time and they deserve to be shot for what they offer fatter women I think that it is almost entirely a style free zone, poor fabric lots of sleeveless shapeless tat and expensive for what it is Awful stuff
As a plus size buyer I completely agree with you!re Evans, Ronald. Much better IMO to avoid most plus size retailers altogether and go for 'normal '(!) ranges. In particular can't imagine why anyone who's size 14, 16!etc would ever go there. I'm a 22 and certainly wouldn't .