Sunday, 6 December 2015

WhatLauraWore: Christmas Party Dress from Yours Clothing

Plus Size Christmas Party Dress from Yours Clothing

If there's one thing I hate its wind.  Trapped wind, gail force wind, aside from a mild breeze on holiday when I'm boiling on a beach, I hate the lot.  So I'm sure you can imagine my annoyance when the only day that I had available to take photos of my Christmas party outfit, it was blowing a hooley.

That's just another thing to add to a long list of problems that a blogger faces when trying to take photos in winter.  When it comes to outfit shots, I'm very much an of the moment blogger.  I take them as I'm heading out of the door.  However in the winter, it would be pitch black and you'd be unable to see anything without a strong flash.

This means that any evening outfits, need to be taken earlier in the day so as to be able to capture the outfit in natural lighting.  However if the weather fails you then you end up with a result like this:


Plus Size Christmas Party Dress from Yours Clothing

All I can say is that its a good job that I had some of my favourite Simply Be leggings on underneath otherwise my neighbours may have been able to see the next days washing.

My dress is this pink swing prom dress (available at 50% off right now!) which I love the shape of.  The bright pink colour is a great option for girlie girls who want something a little different than the usual sequins and jewel tones for their Christmas party outfit.

It nips in under the bust which is covered in a gorgeous black floral lace overlay and has a ultra feminine sweetheart neckline.  The skirt of the dress has this gorgeous swing shape with a great underskirt that has a structured mesh trim.

Plus Size Christmas Party Dress from Yours Clothing

While the netting does give the dress an incredible floaty and flirty shape, it does make it kick out further.  If you have a large tummy like I do or any other part of your body that tends to pull things upwards, then you may find that the dress comes up higher than you would perhaps like.

For me, I was able to combat this by wearing leggings and sizing up in the dress.  Not everyone will have this problem but I do find that these kinds of dresses, while pretty, just aren't made long enough for me to wear comfortably without leggings (or tights which I hate the feeling of!) for fear of showing my cheeks to the world and I know many of you feel the same so keep that in mind when ordering and picking your size.


Plus Size Christmas Party Dress from Yours Clothing

For accessories, I kept it simple with my Lulu Guinness lips clutch and some black platform heels (VERY similar on sale here).

So there we have it, a complete and utter outfit photo taking fail but a pretty  plus size Christmas party dress nonetheless.

Normal blog photo taking will resume when the wind dies down!

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21 comments

  1. I love the dress, it's a great style and colour.

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  2. That bag is perfection I love the black sheen and you look fantastic. Shame about the weather but you have the sun to look forward to soon!

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  3. It has been very windy the past few days! Good on you for braving out to take these photos. The outfit suits you!

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  4. I'm loving this little pink number, it's gorgeous. You look amazing as always Laura, even when windswept! I had the EXACT problem when trying to take outfit photos this weekend, damn weather.

    Barbie Sparkles | Beauty, +SizeFashion and Lifestyle Blog

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  5. I never know how people manage to cope wearing skirts in the wine. Mine blows everywehre haha. I love that pink colour though!

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  6. I love this dress, it is something I would wear. I hate the wind at this time of year and ending up with the windswept look as I hate having tons of products on my hair. But did make for some funny photos though x

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  7. That dress looks perfect on you and I am somewhat in love with that clutch bag!

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  8. These windswept photos are so fab! Gives the post/blog character :-)

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  9. Hahahah so true, such a big blogger issue, but you did it in style ;) you look great! x

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  10. The weather is a complete nightmare as a blogger isn't it - I find it so hard at this time of year to get the shots I want . . . however I love the wind giving you a bit of a Marylin Monroe effect :)

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  11. You look fabulous and I love the impromptu gust of wind for blowy hair x

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  12. Tell me about it, the wind has been so strong.

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  13. That dress is absolutely gorgeous and it looks fantastic on you. It works well with the minimal accessories I think. x

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  14. I love your outfit! The peep toe shoes are perfect with the leggings and the bright pink and black combination is fun and girly! Your handbag finishes it off perfectly. I think you have amazing style and I love that you wear any and every fashion you feel like! Wish I had your confidence!

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  15. LOVE this pictures! Sometimes the overstyled fashion images can get very tiring! I love the wind blowing! I love your tousled hair and smiling face :)

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  16. Love it! You look fab, love that you included the 'windy' picture too ha! I haven't bought anything from your before but I really like some of their stuff x

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  17. LOOOOOOOOL I adore this post so much!
    Great photos I love that natural win effect LOL
    Such a cute outfit hun
    Charlotte x

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  18. very Marilyn! At least you had something underneath! Looks gorgeous and you look happy!

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  19. You look lovely and I love the colour of the dress #

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

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  20. A gorgeous red dress I got in my LeTote Box. Really excited

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  21. These photos made me laugh! I know you hate the wind, but I love how it shows the dress off a little bit. Lovely outfit x

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