Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Blog Series - Curves around the World - Curvy Plus size Outfits - WEEK #14 FLORAL

Hello my lovelies! Happy Wednesday! 
This week feels short after the long bank holiday weekend. Hooray for 4 day working weeks!

The theme this week is feminine, pretty, and one of my favourites. I was really excited for this week's post. I have a fair few floral pieces but when hunting through my wardrobe nothing really shouted at me that I hadn't already showed you, so I decided to go for a different look that hasn't before been on my blog. 
Marks and Spencer Maxi Dress Floral Print /  Curvy plus size outfit
Maxi dresses....this one I always reach for in the summer. I bought it from Marks and Spencer a few years ago. I was living in Gibraltar (sandwiched between Morocco and Spain) and needed a bigger stash of warm weather clothes and found this gem. I love the front panel and the clashing prints. I also really like the shape of the dress. It's so flattering, comfortable and easy to wear. It's very light floaty cotton fabric and can be casual or a little more dressy. I usually wear it with a little black or brown cardigan or shrug and black sandals for a casual look.
floral print
The colours are a really nice mix and are really easy to match to other things. The pattern is bold yet muted due to the colours. The dress has extra detailing in the same fabric as the panel, that goes all around the edges, around the bust area and also creates a large hem at the back of the dress. Little extras really make a dress look more expensive and gives more to catch your eye and make the dress even prettier. The quality is amaznig and I know it will last a long time. I always get compliments on this dress and really think it appeals to different ages. A firm favourite!

Hands up who wants more floral? I'm not done yet....

Here are a few floral things I have been majorly lusting after:
Floral skater dress with pleats -Amazon £15
Asos floral summer dress in pink -£31.50

Floral Kimono - New Look - £19.99

Floral skater skirt New Look Inspire plus size range- £12.99
For previous posts featuring floral, click the links- a Primark dressDaisy Print Dress, scarf, floral lace, sandals. I really love those past outfits so definately check them out after you've finished this post.

Do you love the floral trend? Let me know in the comments which of the items I have been lusting after I should get :) I'm personally loving the New Look dress the most and the kimono and possibley the skater skirt,and I think they could work all year round (I'm one for versatile year round pieces).

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  1. Oh, wow Helen - im inlove with your dress!!! that front panelling its amazing - it really does make the dress special. the muted colours are also perfect cant imagine this piece with any other colours - its flowy and fits perfectly on you ... please buy the kimono coz you can still brighten up your cold days on top of turtle necks.


  2. You look so beautiful in that awesome dress. Love the outfit. ♡

    ♡ Mel xoxo

  3. The dress is gorgeous. I love the detail at the front. x

    Just me Leah

  4. Helen that maxi dress looks great on you and I love the clashing of the prints and the paneling of the prints. It really does make the dress extra special. I think the muted colors are great that you could totally wear this year round. Oh I like how you posted some of the things your lusting over, I think the kimono top and the skater skirt are great! :)


  5. I love the print! Very different! Maxi looks great on you! Different skin on floral :)


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