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Short of losing 5 stone I'm the next 3 weeks, I'm off on holiday at size 18-20, big boobs & pear shape. I want to be comfy first and foremost but has anyone any refs of type of things to wear to look less bad or actual products in the shops? Preferably budget-it's an all inclusive with dc so won't be out much. Dh has lost lots of weight & looks toned & fab so want to make a little it of effort!
I'm not suggesting panic dieting, but the low carb threads are very inspiring and losing a dress size - or almost a dress size - in 3 weeks seems achievable and for me would be a great confidence boost. I'd suggest linen wide leg trousers, linen dresses and your favourite, comfy sandals. Supportive bras and swimwear. H&M sometimes have cool tunics/dresses that are inexpensive. Gap sale items too. I bring short light colour leggings to wear under tunics because my legs chaffed when I was bigger. Once there, remember nobody else cares. Enjoy yourself!
Great ideas-thanks. Yes the spray ta would be good & a confidence boost as am super pasty. Will try to stick to slimming world much better than normal over next few weeks & get a look in gap. I have some wide leg linen trousers & a nice pair of red silk trousers for evening
I know no one cares once we're there-but would probably enjoy it more if I felt good before leaving & had a couple of evening outfits that I felt ok in
I am a bit obsessive with clothes and once i buy something i like and i tend to want one in evey colour. My current staple for holidays is a kimono type jacket with plain vest and bottoms. Go well with shorts, jeans, or linen trouser or even over a plain dress. In various patterns and colours i wear with a nice statement necklace . Very light but a good cover up, they don't crease and are quite cheap. Easy to dress up or down very versatile in my opinion. Easy to pack. Maybe worth a look.
I have fabulous sunglasses so at least they'll look good! Have a couple of maxi dresses & some 'comfort shorts' so that's good-also just checked & the leopard print dress that I've not worn yet &'it fits, yay!
There is a lovely jumpsuit in Asda-might try it-wish it wasn't spaghetti straps though!
Well, until recently I would have pointed you in the direction of BHS, which had a surprisingly good holiday shop with cheap linen and cotton basics.
I am currently the same size and find light dresses, or tunics over floppy trousers the most comfortable things, but A-line or floaty skirts are good too. Something like a denim dress to travel in would be good. In general, something with waist definition is more flattering for me.
Land's End have great swimwear and beach dresses-there's a sale on there too-plus good cotton shirts that are a nice cover up or, if knotted at the waist, a flattering kind of top with a midi skirt.
LaRedoute has some good things, and a 40% discount at the moment. The linen T-shirts are particularly good. I got a couple of shirt dresses from them last year, which are very nice (you may have to order a size up):
I was camping once with a larger lady who had the effortless style I would like . Her clothes were from Lagenlook www.lagenlookclothinguk.co.uk/ cotton/linen at really good prices ,free delivery .And shown worn by short people ( 5'3" ) ! Most of it is a little boho for me but I am tempted by one or two pieces .