Hello Girls and welcome to the new site format for www.plussize.co.uk. As you may already know the site has been running since 2005. We have moved over to a Blog format, and tried to simplify the basic navigation around the site, making a few changes here and there. This site is now dedicated to women only. For the men in your life please visit www.outsizeclothes.com
The New Plus Size Fashion Blog Format
I hope to feature my ‘as recommended by Diane’ on the site each week. I am a customer of www.plussize.co.uk so I have a good knowledge of the Merchants and their product offer (I am 5’9’’ tall and a UK 18, a plus size woman). I am inviting Merchants to supply me with plus size clothing, shoes, accessories etc. and I will review and talk about them on the site each week.
Even within standard sizing many women have above a standard size in bra size, leg length, shoe size, calf width etc. The High Street often does not cater specifically for these needs. At www.plussize.co.uk I hope to bring you products that are beyond and above standard sizing. Even if you do not perceive that you are a typical plus size customer, you may have an above standard size feature of your body that you cannot find the correct sizing for in the High Street. At www.plussize.co.uk I intend to bring you what you need in a one-stop-shop for all clothing, footwear and accessories etc.
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As recommended by Diane – The Skater DressAvailable to buy from M&S up to size 22 – £31.60
In all I thought the dress was good value for money at £31.60 and quite possibly the value find for the summer to take you through formal and semi formal occasions. The only negative comment I would make is that the dress is not lined. When I wore the dress I bought an anti-static half slip. This seemed to work reasonably well but I have since sent my dress to the dressmaker for her to line the skirt (just me being fussy – a good petticoat would suffice). Even if M&S had of charged £50 – £60 for this dress (with a lining) it would still have been great value for money. Big pity about the lining but a great find for the money. I wore the dress on an evening out to Dinner with my husband. The dress is versatile enough to take you to many summer occasions and it is made from a heavier weight viscose blend fabric so is warm for the summer evenings too.