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holiday clothes for plus size?

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ginmakesitallok Sun 26-May-13 20:13:23

Off to kos in a few weeks and have damn all to wear. Where can I get flattering holiday clothes for size 18? Thinking a couple of dresses, some shorts (?), strappy tops? I am starting to dread this holiday!

Twinklestarstwinklestars Sun 26-May-13 20:38:29

New look/Dorothy Perkins and h&m are where I get most of my stuff from and I'm an 18 when not pregnant, I find bubblehem tops slimming on me and got some nice ones from new look.

MrsLettuce Sun 26-May-13 20:40:13

Ach, that;s easy done. We'll get you sorted. What's your budget? Usual style? Shape, height and colouring?

MrsLettuce Sun 26-May-13 20:40:56

Oh, and do you have a swim suit / bikini sorted? Hat? Shoes?

BreasticlesNTesticles Sun 26-May-13 20:44:13

Dotty P's works for me. Get some of their cut offs, vest tops and summer knee length dresses

ginmakesitallok Sun 26-May-13 20:46:05

OK, am 5 ft 9ish, 38, and have lost all sense of my style over the past couple of years. Big no to a bikini, I have a huge tummy which must be covered! OK legs, can't wear round neck things. Have plenty of shoes! Go for it, dress me! Budget, not more than say £40ish for a dress? But would pay more if I'll wear it again.

Hardhaton Sun 26-May-13 20:47:04

New look or eBay.

sallysparrow157 Sun 26-May-13 20:48:15

I got some nice linen chino style shorts in next the other day in a 16, they go up to 20 or 22 I think and fit nicely and cost about 18 quid, in black, white, denim-y colour and possibly green. Mantaray in debenhams do some nice beachy sort of dresses up to size 20 at least, fit is pretty generous. Marks and Sparks swimming costumes are not that exciting to look at but hold you in in the right places! White stuff have some pretty t shirts and the sizing is very generous, I am a big 16 and have had to get some in a 14 (am currently on holiday and this is basically what I have taken with me!)

MrsLettuce Sun 26-May-13 20:50:21

A couple of bargains

100% cotton beach cover up. Great shape. Either colour would be nice, the white is likely yo be less transparent.
like this sun dress

will have a proper look now.

Waswondering Sun 26-May-13 20:52:12

Ooooh, where in Kos? We were there last year and had a fabulous holiday. Enjoy!

Waswondering Sun 26-May-13 20:53:21

Also 25% off at Sainsburys just now with some nice holiday wear .... Nice maxi dresses etc.

ginmakesitallok Sun 26-May-13 20:55:59

Psalides, waswondering.

Fairygen Sun 26-May-13 21:06:38

I love primark for holiday stuff, really cheap so you can buy loads. I'm also a size 18 and suffer in the heat with my thighs rubbing together( sooo sexy, I know!) I buy lots of strapless short sundresses and wear them with 3/4 leggings for sightseeing or evenings when I might have to walk quite a bit.

Also eBay is pretty good for a bargin, if you've got the time to trawl through all the rubbish.

ginmakesitallok Sun 26-May-13 21:08:16

So Primark goes to a size 18? I always assumed they stopped at 16??

Fairygen Sun 26-May-13 21:17:53

The stuff I bought was in the holiday/ beach section. I bought large and I'm more leaning towards a 20 than an 18. It really is luck in there with the sizing, depending on the style

I've just bought some summery bits from matalan ( on line ) which were a good fit.

Pontouf Mon 27-May-13 08:59:46

Primark actually goes up to a 20 in some things - brilliant for holiday clothes, everyday pants, I like their "linen" trousers for a cheapy holiday buy.

check out the vest tops on here, cheap and flattering. assume you have had a look at simply be also. hol stuff

ginmakesitallok Wed 29-May-13 14:27:08

Just updating, bought this and this and they are Fab!

BreasticlesNTesticles Wed 29-May-13 22:18:33

Ooooo lovely!

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