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Calling all apples. What have you bought recently?

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DrizzleHair Fri 15-Sep-17 19:39:25

I'm trying to buy some new clothes but finding it impossible to find time or decide what I like.

Any other apple shapes care to share some wisdom about recent purchases which look nice? Ideally booby apples who are about a 12-14 and medium height! But any suggestions very gratefully received.

I asked this a few weeks ago and mostly got told to look at plus size places, which I'm ashamed to say knocked my confidence as i don't consider myself plus size although at the moment I am recently post partum so a bit bigger than normal though I admit this is a little pathetic.

Anyway hoping to get some inspiration from Apple shapes who have bought clothes recently

Huge thanks in advance

RickOShay Fri 15-Sep-17 19:42:45

I bought a navy t shirt dress from benetton via ebay, love it. Heavy material do drapes rather than hugs the portly areas. I now looking for a winter one, but no joy so far. So i am in my staple skinny jeans, long vest and jumper.

notheretoargue Fri 15-Sep-17 19:55:39

I am the same as you and I bought some side fastening black trousers from hennes recently. They are very flattering! Also a draped t shirt from hennes

Watching with interest!

Fightthebear Fri 15-Sep-17 20:00:10


NigellasGuest Fri 15-Sep-17 20:10:09

nottheretoargue could you link to the side fastening Hennés trousers? Assume you mean H&M - Hennes that was!
I'm always on the look out for side fastening trousers - very flattering.

I'm a non booby apple, size 10-12, so not exactly what OP is looking for. But I recently bought this -
very flattering on me but like I say, I'm small of boob!

JuneFromBethesda Fri 15-Sep-17 21:02:30

Hello, tall busty size 14 apple here grin

I bought a couple of dresses from Esprit this week and they're brilliant, nice and loose around the waist but with enough shape to be flattering. I bought a similar one from Esprit in the summer (sleeveless) and wore it endlessly, it was so comfortable and easy to wear.

I bought this in black. The drawstring actually falls on my hips rather than my waistline, but I like that - if I wore it on my waist I'd have too much fabric bunched up at the top, and the skirt would be minute. I LOVE this dress and I know I'm going to get so much wear out of it.

This is the other one I bought - very similar but with this one the drawstring does hit my waist.

I mostly work from home, so with the school run and twice daily dog walks, these are the sorts of dresses I need - I can just throw them on, add tights/leggings plus boots/trainers, and I'm good to go. They look good dressed up with a bright scarf as well. They're similar to the sort of dresses Hush sell but I find Hush dresses less forgiving of flabby midriffs - and more expensive!

RickOShay Fri 15-Sep-17 22:17:24

june that esprit dress is lovely, how long is it please?

JuneFromBethesda Fri 15-Sep-17 22:25:45

Which one? I'm 5'8" and both dresses are an inch or two above the knee. Short without being indecent grin

RickOShay Sat 16-Sep-17 08:13:16

Thank you, i am the same height, it is the first one I think is particularly lovely, though i like both!
Thanks for the inspiration smile

PaperdollCartoon Sat 16-Sep-17 08:17:44

I'm a short, reasonably busty 12 (14 in jeans) and the best things I've bought recently are a few Boden dresses that somehow make me feel like a bombshell, they're just cut so well for a 'womanly' figure. I'm 29, and definitely not frumpy. I've been complemented a lot.

bumblingmum Sat 16-Sep-17 08:18:47

June, would you say the sizing from esprit is accurate? Loving both dresses.

bumblingmum Sat 16-Sep-17 08:20:15

Also would like to say that I have a couple of side fastening trousers from H&M, they are fab; slim fit, high waisted, wash well and don't need ironing!

RickOShay Sat 16-Sep-17 11:17:55

Well i have ordered the first esprit dress!! feel quite excited!

Bejazzled Sat 16-Sep-17 12:01:25

Curvy ankle trousers from Gap
Silk top and 'tweed' look wool blazer from M&S best of British range

JuneFromBethesda Sat 16-Sep-17 22:21:46

bumbling I find Esprit sizing fairly reliable and accurate, yes. They also usefully often have a note with each piece of clothing saying whether people have found it true to size, larger, smaller etc

I bought the first dress in a medium, and it's just right. I bought the second in a large (because the website said it came up small) and that was right too.

I hope you love the dress too RickOShay - please update when you get it!

I'm interested by the suggestions of side-fastening trousers, I haven't worn such things since I was a teenager as I felt they emphasised my tummy, without any zips or buttons to distract the eye! I can't imagine them being flattering somehow ...

DrizzleHair Sat 16-Sep-17 22:39:18

Lots of brilliant ideas, thanks.
I'd never try a dress like the Esprit ones but I might give then a go.

Are these the H&M side fastening trousers?

statetrooperstacey Sun 17-Sep-17 09:49:01

I bought some Asda wonderfit black jeans recently, they have faded pretty quickly but fit really well. I'm size 12/14 -5ft4, 36 g. ALL of my weight is round my middle.
I have also recently purchased some of the magic pants off the Facebook adverts and shock they are absolutely brilliant! Can't recommend them enough.
They were about £20 and even as I ordered them I was wondering if I had space for them in the 'discarded useless painfull never worn' drawergrin but no, they are awesome!

RhythmNBooze Sun 17-Sep-17 10:18:46

Can you link to the magic pants please smile

dancelikenoneiswatching Sun 17-Sep-17 16:40:36

Also an apple and looking for dress ideas can anyone link to more dresses, I love the esperit ones linked but looking for more formal and finding it a nightmare with my big tummy blush

JustTheWayYouAre Sun 17-Sep-17 19:03:53

I've just ordered this phase eight dress, hoping it's not too volumous.

DrizzleHair Sun 17-Sep-17 19:20:12

That is gorgeous just, let us know how you get on with it. If you could bear to post a pic and some stats fit comparison that would be amazing, but I understand if you'd rather not and think I'm a nosey weirdo for asking

I've heard lots about these wonder jeans, must investigate. However I must also focus on tops and dresses as they are my problem!

Any top ideas to go with the jeans would be very welcome indeed

ReluctantlyRedundant101 Sun 17-Sep-17 19:24:01

I looked at those side fastening trousers too but the sizing in H&M is messed up so I didn't have the time or inclination to try on

I've bought one of these silk shirts from Other Stories, it's lovely.

SpitSpot Sun 17-Sep-17 19:29:28

This dress from h&m which is flattering on my waist and useful for work , if it had pockets it would be perfect

KTD27 Sun 17-Sep-17 19:34:24

spitspot I nearly bought that yesterday! Oh you might have convinced me

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