I love clothes, dressing up and the way that feeling pretty on the outside makes me feel on the inside. Its nothing to do with the influence of others and it certainly isn’t for anyone else, its purely about how I feel in myself.
Over the years I’ve toyed with different outfits and since the winter months, I finally feel as though I’ve settled into my own personal style and there’s starting to be some continuity to the style of clothes I’m wearing and whats hanging in my wardrobe.
I can look at something from afar and think, thats something I’d wear and feel great in and I know how I’d style that to work for me. There’s lots of pieces out there that I love the look of but I don’t think they’d all work for me or be something I’d feel comfortable in.
I’d say my style is a balance between girlie and glamorous, and comfortable and practical which is exactly what this jumpsuit is all about for me.
I wore my first plus size jumpsuit last year for my birthday night out and its taken a long time for me to find another one that I love just as much, if not more.
When I was picking out clothes to take away with me to Morocco, I came across this floral leafy print jumpsuit and instantly knew that it would look amazing not just on holiday but throughout the summer too. It all comes down to the shape as it is elasticated and slightly gathered at the waist which makes it more flattering on the stomach. The material is a stretchy jersey which makes it feel so comfortable to wear and move around in, especially when dancing, but it holds its own too without being clingy.
I love that it has thin, adjustable straps and that the neckline and back aren’t too low at all, they’re literally the perfect height as it stops at the top of the bust so it isn’t too revealing and it doesn’t come down very low at the back or under the arms either. Simply Be are getting it SO RIGHT right now with their summer collection the shapes and prints are to die for and some of my favourites that I’ve seen.
I tried another jumpsuit on from a different brand before I went away as the back was so low you could see my bra straps and the arms on the side were so low as well which I don’t think looks very flattering on me at all so I had to send it back.
I have a summer holiday lookbook coming up where I’m wearing this jumpsuit as I loved it that much, I wore it twice while we were away and wore one of the other dresses I’d taken for the evening out during the day instead! Its so versatile and while the bold black and white print on it speaks for itself, it is easy to change up your look as you’re wearing it by simply pulling your hair up into a high bun for an edgier look to how I’m wearing it here with big bouncing waves thanks to my Foxy Locks Extensions and Enrapture Totem Styler which is my favourite hair tool- ever, for a more glamorous look.
There’s an orange plus size jumpsuit available in the same print too that I’m so tempted to buy but it was the cobalt blue that stole my heart. It is such a universally flattering shade. I was going to wear my black waterfall jacket with it but as it was such a lovely summers evening, I could skip it.
I wanted to show you all how I would wear it and style it when at home as well as abroad so here it is. I’m off to dinner and cocktails for my friends birthday here and I’ve paired it with some black wedges that are almost flatforms and my Chanel WOC which is my favourite bag in my whole collection. Mr WLL gave me it as a gift for our anniversary and Valentine’s Day and I feel so lucky to have it as I’d admired it from afar for so long.
Theres silver hardware on my bag and chain so I kept my jewellery silver too with a sparkly watch, bracelet and earrings.
The legs on this jumpsuit are quite wide and ever so slightly flared so I think that together paired with some platform shoes is a subtle but welcome nod to the 70s. These ones are from Primark last summer and they do have some that are very similar in stock this year. If you’re looking to order online though, I’d recommend checking out these ones from River Island and New Look which are similar and affordably priced at around £20 each. I’ve bought numerous pairs of shoes from them in the past and they’ve always been comfortable and hard wearing.
Comfort without compromising on style is whats great about this kind of shoe as you’re getting the height from the platform but your weight is evenly distributed on your feet so you can wear them for a long time without your feet hurting. I don’t know how I used to walk in stilettos now!
Silver and diamante hoop earrings from Mikey at House of Fraser (ON SALE for only £12.60)
D&G silver diamante watch from Goldsmiths
Guess bracelet (similar here)
Diamond and white gold rings
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What are your favourite pieces from Simply Be at the moment? Do you have any plus size jumpsuit recommendations for me?
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