Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Blog Series - Curves around the World - Curvy Plus size Outfits - WEEK #18 HIGH WAISTED

plus size / curvy outfit of the day high waisted floral skirt
This week I was torn between two ideas to show you all. My first idea was high waisted skirt and the other the curvy girls best friend-the high waisted belt.  So what did I decide to do? Combine the two of course! I wouldn't deny all you lovely readers by only showing you one. I'm just too generous!
plus size / curvy outfit, floral skirt, high waisted, big belt, monochrome
Let's start with the skirt. It was one of those crazy sale finds you come across when you aren't really looking. It was £3 in the George @ Asda sale. An absolute steal. I love bargains. 
The simple monochrome colours of the skirt are very 'on trend', as is the floral print and the high waisted style. Being 'fashionable' isn't something I'm overly bothered about but its a bonus. The skater style and cut is very flattering, skims over big hips like mine, and the fabric is very thick and soft. That and the fact it has a nice elasticated waist (not the ruched obvious elasticated waist, the hidden behind a thick seam kind so it looks nice with or without a belt), make it very comfortable.  I've mentioned before, but comfort is important to me. It's horrible to be tugging at your clothes or not being able to breathe etc. You know what I mean girls and it's not worth it!

As you might be able to see from the photo below, the floral print is almost embossed into the fabric and gives a really nice texture and adds something a bit different. 
simple monochrome plus size/ curvy high waisted floral skirt, large waist belt, big handbag
The belt is a thick elastic belt with the big buckle and faux animal print detail. This belt goes with everything and I really think all curvy girls need this kind of belt in their stash. It pinches in the waist and really boosts curves. You can get them really cheaply too (although I can't remember exactly where this one was from), and they really change the look of an outfit and show off your shape.  High waisted belts are very vintage feeling too. They don't have to be thick, skinny belts work too and are also a firm favourite of mine. They just give a slightly different look. I highly recommend to any of you who havn't tried a high waisted belt to give it a go, and let me know what you think!

For the rest of the outfit- a basic black long sleeve top with really cute ruched detail on the shoulders (which I love and really adds a girly feel to the top and brings it up a notch from boring basic), basic long black leggings and ballet flats (I am waiting for ankle surgery so no heels for me!)

Accessories-large stud silver hammered earrings (not sure where these are from!), a cross detail double chain necklace (Primark), and my black Doctor style bag with gold detail and chain (local boutique). 
high waisted outfit of the day plus size/curvy, monochrome, floral
I really like this look. I think it's simple, chic, flattering, comfortable and girly and I love the slight vibe vintage vibe.
What do you think of the high waisted trend? Comment and let me know what you think of this look! 

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Now it's time for you check out the other ladies in this blog series. We are all from different countries and all have different styles and takes on each weeks theme so go check them out to see what they came up with!

Firstly, the new girl-welcome Aislynn(Denmark) http://www.aislynnsworld.com/category/blog/fashion/
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  2. Gorgeous!!!!!! I LOVE that skirt! Will have to borrow it.... ;)

  3. Really cute outfit! I think your skirt and my (recently posted) peplum top is cut from the same fabric! :D

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  4. I think I need more belts. I have quite a few, but it never seems like I have enough. Haven't gone too far into animal prints yet, either.

    This outfit looks really comfortable and stylish, great combo :)

  5. I think I need to invest in more belts; I never seem to have enough, even though I have quite a few (same with bags). Haven't gone too far into animal prints, either, working on it ;)

    This outfit looks really comfortable and stylish, great combination.

  6. this is a great smart casual outfit - love your skirt: didn't know/realise your breast area is this big, I guess your wide belt cinching the waist emphasized the area more - you look really polished up!


  7. Helen your outfit is so chic, and I do love those special finds that you weren't expecting to find but turns out to be a favorite item especially if it's a sale item! hehe And I think you totally scored with the skirt, very cute! I like how you did a two in one outfit, I think high waisted belts are great too! Oh and that bag is super cute, I've been looking for something similar! :)


  8. you looks beautiful. THW Outfit looks chic and comfy ;-)



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