The Plus Size Navy Maxi Dress that’ll make you say WOW!

Simply Be Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress on UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image

2016 has been the year of navy for me so when it came to picking out a dress to wear on my birthday night out in Newcastle with my friends, there was only one hue I was looking for.

It wasn’t long before I stumbled across the perfect plus size maxi dress that made me say WOW!

Simply Be Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress on UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image

I found lots of beautiful party dresses online but it was the Simply Be Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress that caught my eye.  It certainly is a beauty!

I love how elegant and grecian it is in the way that it falls.  A total classic yet on trend too with the off shoulder sleeves that are elasticated at the elbow and then float into a bell shape down to the wrist.

I didn’t think that I would suit more of a halter shape but the neckline is quite wide and the way that the dress is elasticated under the bust, ensures that it drapes beautifully and is figure flattering.

From the moment that I put it on, I was so happy with the way that it looked.  I’m a big believer that feeling confident in whatever you’re wearing is SO important!

Simply Be Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress on UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image

Simply Be Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress on UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image

Simply Be Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress on UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image

I love the back of the dress with the neck button fastening.  It adds a little bit of extra detail to the dress should you have your hair pinned up or swept to one side.

This dress is made from a lightweight, crinkle fabric which is ideal for warmer weather.  I’ll certainly be taking this piece away with me to Dubai and the Maldives later this year.  The rich, navy colour makes it perfectly suitable to wear in early to mid autumn too when it isn’t too cold outside on the evenings.

The sizing of this dress is incredibly generous.  I sized down by two sizes for this piece and I would recommend doing so.  It is more of a relaxed fit anyway but I still think that this look is easily achieved with the smaller size that I’m wearing here.

For size reference, I’m 5ft 5″ and this dress skims the floor on me.

Simply Be Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress on UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image

Simply Be Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress on UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image

I paired my Simply Be Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress with some gold bow sandals, a gold glitter clutch and my favourite bangles from StudioB in Sunderland.

I’ve linked plenty of alternatives to my shoes and bag below as these ones were bought in the last few years.  I’m all about buying really great quality pieces that will last me for years and years!

Gold and navy pair so beautifully together, especially for an evening look.  For more of a daytime look, I think tan accessories would go really well with this dress.

Simply Be Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress on UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves Image

I absolutely love this dress and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to feel glamorous and special on their next night out!  It is currently ON SALE below which makes it incredible value for money for such a beautiful piece.

In tomorrow’s post, I’ll be sharing the essentials that I took with me in my clutch bag, including the gorgeous lippy that I’m wearing here so check back then!


How would you style this dress?  What occasion would you wear something like this to?


  1. Cattitude & Co.
    October 11, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    This is lovely, this colour really suits you!

  2. Joanne Wiggins
    October 11, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Gorgeous dress, you can't go wrong with navy as you can accessorise it with so many other colours.

  3. LaaLaa Monroe
    October 11, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    What a beautiful dress, you look so good in Navy! I do like a maxi dress that skims the floor x

  4. Kathryn Watson
    October 11, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Laura, you always look so well put together, and I adore how you have teamed this navy dress with gorgeous gold accessories – especially that bag! It is GORGEOUS!!!!! The dress looks lovely and comfortable and I imagine it would suit either warm or cold months xx

  5. Hannah Heartss
    October 11, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    This is such a pretty dress and the bag looks gorgeous with it x

  6. beautyqueenuk
    October 11, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Absolutely love it Laura and you totally rock it and oooh hello sparkly bag, I have a few outfits that will work with x

  7. ana de jesus
    October 11, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I just saw this on your Insta and you look like a beautiful princess. Navy really is your colour and you seem to love the colour as well.

    October 11, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Hi Laura,Nice post. The color of that dress is beautiful. Keep up the great blog.Dennis

  9. Caffeinated Reactions
    October 11, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it! The colour and how it flows! So pretty!

  10. Rhian Westbury
    October 11, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    Such a lovely dress and I love the open shoulder detailing x

  11. Liz Mays
    October 11, 2016 / 11:55 pm

    Love the exposed arms. That is so cute, and I totally love navy blue!

  12. Our Little Organic Life
    October 12, 2016 / 7:57 am

    You look absolutely beautiful in that dress. And I love what you did with your hair!

  13. Milly Youngman
    October 12, 2016 / 8:13 am

    Such a gorgeous dress! I love the shade too – I want more navy in my wardrobe!

  14. Stephanie Merry
    October 12, 2016 / 9:19 am

    What a gorgeous colour on you. I'm a big fan of the cold shoulder look still so may have to pick this up! x

  15. Anonymous
    October 12, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    We've never really thought about Navy before but this looks stunning….we must invest in some Navy items now!

  16. Francesca Nelson
    October 12, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    I love the hippy/boho type look of this maxi you look absolutely stunning in it and the colour looks fab on you!

  17. Milli Grace
    October 12, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Wow this looks amazing on you! Navy suits you so well!

  18. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    October 12, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    That dress is absolutely beautiful, the colour looks amazing on you. Great pick.s

  19. Melanies Fab Finds
    October 12, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    That is a gorgeous and glamorous dress I love the colour it really suits you.

  20. Christine Dodd
    October 12, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Navy does seem to be having a bit of a renaissance this year which is excellent as it looks so classy.

  21. Melissa Major
    October 12, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    What a lovely dress! You really suit it 🙂 I need to treat myself to more dresses

  22. Dannii Martin
    October 13, 2016 / 10:09 am

    That is such a lovely colour on you! I usually just wear black when wearing dark clothes, but I need to wear more navy.

  23. Tanya
    October 13, 2016 / 10:37 am

    What a stunning dress! So unusual with those sleeves starting at the elbow. I love the colour too, and it goes great with your hair and complexion. Simply Lovely!

  24. Georgia C
    October 13, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    The dress is gorgeous and you are so right to have a thing for Navy because it suits you incredibly well. I'm a blonde and it seems we look great in a dark blue shade. I hope you had a fab night out for your Birthday x

  25. Mummygadgetgeek
    October 13, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    I like the neckline and the colour is beautiful – happy birthday!

  26. Stressed Mum
    October 14, 2016 / 10:12 am

    I love the dress it is gorgeous and I am into my blues at the moment. Happy Birthday x

  27. Lubka Henry
    October 14, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Beautiful sheer dress in my favourite deep blue shade. Your clutch is also super elegant!

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