As you'll probably already know if you've seen this post, I'm not going away on holiday this year, but as we seem to be coming into a bit of a heatwave in the UK right now, I figured I could get away with some holiday styling right here. Curvissa, a plus size online fashion retailer, recently got in touch and asked if I'd like to get involved in their Five Ways Blogger Challenge where 5 different bloggers all style different outfits, this time being options from their Holiday Shop.
As I've recently moved more into plus size clothing after gaining some weight I was excited to get involved and see what I could find, and as soon as I saw this s.Oliver Printed Midi Dress* it stood out to me. Reds, pinks and oranges are normally colours I stay away from, and as I suffer from the dreaded chub rub dresses can sometimes be a no go, however I really wanted to step outside my comfort zone a bit and try something new, and I loved it.
The dress is a midi dress, which on 5'4 me hits just below the knee, it has an elasticated waist band which hit a little bit lower than my waist so I added a belt to help define my shape a bit more. I went for a size 18 as I wanted it to be loose, I think it fits really well and as it isn't a tight dress there is definitely room to breathe. I think this dress is a really nice addition for Summer and especially on holiday as it would keep you nice and cool.
My favourite thing about this dress is definitely the pattern and colours, although pink is normally a colour I stay away from I actually really like it with the bright blues and greens of this dress. I paired it with an old denim jacket and sandals you've seen before, and a simple long necklace, as well as my trusty Primark sunnies. I'd give this dress 5/5 as it fits really nicely and I love the design. I think if you're in-between sizes, or you want it to be loose then definitely size up.
Make sure to check out these other lovely ladies who have also taken part in the challenge and see what they've chosen for their Plus Size Holiday Style.
If you're a curvy girl looking for some plus size options then make sure to check Curvissa out, also I'd love to see any outfit posts you've done to get some inspiration. Whats your favourite thing to wear during the summer? Anyone else suffer from chub rub?
*Curvissa sent me this dress to review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.