Holiday Shopping Trip Wearing Yours Clothing & A Note On The NEW Primark Extended Size Range To Include Plus Size 2XL 22/24

Yours Clothing Navy and White Plus Size Dress on WhatLauraLoves UK Blogger

Yesterday afternoon, my boyfriend and I went to the Metrocentre clothes shopping for our first holiday together.  I felt so excited sharing a late lunch at Barburrito before looking around a few shops.

I wore my Yours Clothing Navy & White Print Pocket Dress that I got for my trip to Bali in May.  It quickly became a summer wardrobe staple as its so lightweight and thin without being see through, making it perfect for the heatwave we’re having in the UK right now.  Apparently the weather is set to be like this until August and I for one, could not be happier about that.

I love the navy and white tile print but there’s so many different designs available, you’re bound to find one to suit your style.  It has an elasticated waist band and as with most things from Yours, I find that it’s true to size.

Definitely one of my top plus size dress recommendations for the hot weather girls!

Couples Holiday Shopping Trip to Primark

As promised, I did go into Primark to check out the new plus size 2XL 22/24 that they’ve launched.  From what I could see, I wouldn’t get too excited just yet as it seems as though the majority of the extended sizing in 2XL is coming with the autumn/winter clothing.

There was very few 2XLs store wide and the ones that were in stock were heavier items like jogging bottoms and hoodies and there was a limited selection of PJs.  I did buy a few pairs of the jogging bottoms though in light grey marl, black and khaki and they’re great for £5.  I’d say that they fit like a 22 on me.

For the time being, I’d definitely say don’t let the lack of 2XL 22/24 put you off if you’re a 22 up top like I am.  Many of the XL 18/20 tops in Primark fit me and I bought several pieces in store including a cropped jumper that I’m going to wear with the joggers on the plane when I go on our holiday.

Today, I’m heading back to Primark to swap a pair of the joggers as they had a hole in them so I’ll check out the store again to see if they’ve added any more sizes and I’ll do a haul on my IGTV on Tuesday to show you everything that I bought!

WhatLauraLoves Plus Size Blogger Metrocentre

I’m really excited about the extended sizing, particularly for the stretchy tops as the XL is often so generous to begin with that I think the new size will open up more options for women beyond a size 24 to enjoy the new clothing choices once the 2XL hits stores properly.  Hopefully in the future there’ll be a full Primark plus size range that caters for women of all shapes and sizes

Although I must admit that I was disappointed to see that there was so many of the 2XS 4/6 size in the shop across a lot of the ranges but the 2XL was really sparse store wide despite loads of boards advertising the extended sizing.  I’m hopeful that this will improve once the extended sizing properly drops!

While I’d definitely recommend checking out Primark to see whats in store near you, if you’re shopping for holiday clothes, I couldn’t recommend Yours Clothing more highly.  They’re affordable, superb quality and have plus size summer clothes to suit everyone.

What summer clothes have you been wearing most?  Are you excited about the extended Primark sizing?


  1. Claire Abbott
    July 15, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    I can't wait to check out my local primark( like u say may leave it a few weeks).Praise the Lord they've now come to their senses and increased in sizing. I buy 99% of my clothes from Yours. I think they are great but sometimes not good for my bank balance ! Thanks for checking it out xx

  2. Melanie Williams
    July 18, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    I have just been in a primark and honestly could have got lost for hours, they have so much stuff and something to suit every one no matter what their size or shape x

  3. The London Mum
    July 19, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    I absolutely love the dress your wearing! The blue print really suits you. xx

  4. Made From Beauty
    July 19, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love the dress you are wearing in this post, I am going to check it out for myself.Sam

  5. Made From Beauty
    July 19, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love the dress you are wearing in this post, I am going to check it out for myself.Sam

  6. Five Little Doves
    July 21, 2018 / 10:50 am

    Oh I had no idea Primark had introduced the new range – about time too! You look great, I love that dress!

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