The little black dress; there’s not an item in fashion more classic. Every woman needs one and if you haven’t experienced the value of having an LBD in your closet already then invest in one and I promise you, you’ll feel the benefit.
My top pick for a plus size LBD this season has to be the Yours Clothing Black Lace Knee Length Skater Dress as its one of those classic shapes, styles and cuts that’ll suit almost everyone.
Got a hot date? Last minute plans with the girls? Family party? Job interview or even a funeral? A little place dress will see you through all of these occasions, good or sad. Play it down with sheer tights, flats and a fitted blazer for work, add dark tights and a heavier, longer coat for a funeral, or get your legs out and pop on some killer heels for a night with the girls or a date night.
You can even function a little black dress as a Halloween costume as I did here at The Alnwick Garden.
This autumn, I’m blogging all about fashion that’ll see you through the colder months and where to allocate your spending. Who wants to splash the cash on a Halloween costume they’ll wear once when they can buy a gorgeous black dress they’ll wear all winter, throw on some heels and a witches hat and look just as great?
The Black Lace Knee Length Skater Dress from Yours Clothing is certainly one of those items you’ll be able to wear all throughout the autumn and winter months by adding tights or a cardigan, jacket or coat depending on how cold it is outside… or adding nothing at all like we do many a time up here in the North East!
A skater dress is a really classic shape and one that I find to be very figure flattering, especially on my shape where I’m far larger around my middle than I am at my bust.
The sweetheart neckline is pretty, flirty and shows just a hint of cleavage. The dress is all black from the neckline down with a pretty lace overlay across the top, heading out across the chest and down through the arms to create short sleeves. The dress skims effortlessly over the lumps and bumps around my middle and I love the way that it hangs; its a really feminine, girlie shape.
I’m 5ft 5″ and found that the midi length of this dress sat perfectly on me, with lace hitting my knee and the black layer sitting just above so if you’re a bit taller than I am then I’m sure it’d sit at a nice length for you too. A lot of taller women say to me that they struggle with shorter dresses being more like tunic tops on them so I’d urge them to try this midi dress as yes, it’ll sit higher than it does on me but it shouldn’t be too short at all.
I’m sure you’ll agree that this dress functions well as part of a Halloween outfit too and I had so much fun wandering around The Alnwick Garden to photograph it for my blog.
The clever staff at the garden this year have transformed the landscape into a spooky attraction for All Hallows’ Eve and wherever you look, there’s always something new to see.
In this post you’ll see photographs of my witch costume photographed in the orchard and the Shepherds Hut which is one of my favourite parts of the whole garden, not only because of the world famous Poison Garden that’s right beside it. The Poison Garden is particularly intriguing as it is filled with poisonous and deadly plants. The Duchess of Northumberland who created the gardens even holds a licence to grow marijuana, cocaine and magic mushrooms there for educational purposes; of course this area is strictly monitored and entry is by guided tour only.
Inside the Shepherds Hut you’ll find a space filled with mystery and equally as much to look at as the Poison Garden, with a real log fire burning away surrounded by various pieces of taxidermy belonging to The Duchess of Northumberland. It is well documented that she is a lover of taxidermy and has acquired a vast collection, of which you can read about here in this article by the Telegraph and see glimpses of from inside the family home, the fascinating Alnwick Castle, in this Tatler read.
Whether you’re dressing up for Halloween or not, a Little Black Dress is sure to be the secret weapon in your wardrobe.
Check out the full range of plus size black dresses on the Yours Clothing website and make sure your wardrobe is ready for whatever occasion life throws at you!
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