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Diane's plus size fashion blog - May 2015

May 26th - Fluted Hem Plus Size Dress with Notch Neck detailing, from Curvety

Fluted Hem Dress from the Sale at Curvety
Fluted Hem Dress - €96 in Black - Available up to size UK24

Wine Red Fluted Hem Dress from the Sale at Curvety
Fluted Hem Dress in Wine Red - €96 - Available up to size UK24

Today I'm modelling a beautiful Curvety dress which is suitable for both Evening Wear and more formal daywear.  Above in the photo I'm wearing the dress in black.  The dress is also available in wine red (as pictured on the model in the second photo).  Both dresses are now €96.

I love this dress as it's very elegant detailing offers a slimming profile.  Both the colour and styling also help with this. Black is a staple choice for the plus size woman as a slimming block colour for everything formal, but with this dress the 3/4 length sleeves and the boat neck style neckline, with the knotch cut away, gives a more ladylike and cultured appearance.

I'm 5' 9" tall and I'm wearing a size UK18 which is true to fit.  The dress is fully lined and is 108cm [ 42 1/2in ] length from shoulder to hemline.

To see my modelled of the dress, and to hear me review it fully , play the video below.

To buy the Sammy Fluted Hem Dress in Wine Red click HERE

To buy the Sammy Fluted Hem Dress in Black click HERE

To view the Sale at Curvety which is now on, click HERE

Until next time.

Diane XXX


May 21st Stunning Curvety Lace Dress suitable for formal daywear or evening wear

Black Lace Dress from Curvety
Leona Lace Dress in Black / Noir - €113 - sizes UK16 to UK24

This is the Leona Dress in Noir/Black - a long sleeve black lace dress from Curvety. It also comes in Magenta

I have featured Curvety many times now on as I have found that they are a quality retailer selling beautiful and different clothing in the size range UK16 to UK32 (and sometimes up to size UK36). They will therefore offer plenty of variety and choice to the discerning customer looking for something a bit special for herself.

Although not just quite a household name yet, Curvety's clothing is becoming very popular. As a result of this sometimes new clothing items and styles can sell out quite quickly after being added.  Don't be alarmed though if your size has gone, because stock is immediately replenished and you can be lucky and get the item that you initially wanted - that size having only been out of stock for a couple of days. They often offer close style choices too.

Getting back to the Leona dress I am modelling today: - I am 5' 9" tall and I am wearing this dress in size UK18.  You can see the fit is perfect.  This dress is fully lined and beautifully cut to enable you to walk and sit with confidence (please see my video below; it shows me demonstrating walking and sitting tests to show that the dress doesn't "ride up").

This is for multi-occasions, including, but not limited to, both formal daywear and evening wear.  The addition of a fascinator or larger brimmed hat treatment will take this dress into the very special formal daywear category.  Whilst on its own (as modeled in the photo above and video below) it is suitable for a Cocktail Party or other evening occasion. The neckline is also an extremely good cut for showing off a necklace - and would suit either a pendant or a pearl choker.

To buy this dress click HERE (if this doesn't work, type Leona into their search box)

To hear what I have to say about this dress and to see how it stays in place both sitting and walking, click on and watch the short video below

To buy this Dress click HERE 

For more dresses, clothes and accessories from Curvety click HERE

Until later.  Diane xxx


May 18th - Designer Dress by Yuliya Rachel for IGIGI available at Curvety

Yuliya Rachel Regina Dress for IGIGI available from Curvety
Yuliya Rachel for IGIGI dress from Curvety - €121 - sizes UK16 to UK24

This lovely IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel Regina Dress in Ruby Argentan Lace which I'm blogging about today has just been reduced in the sale at Curvety to €121. Grab this beautiful and very special creation by Yuliya Rachel now, as some sizes are selling out fast.

As a guide to you, I am 5'9" tall and I am wearing the dress in size UK16.  I've had this for a while and have gotten lots of occasion wear use out of it.  As a long-time customer of Curvety I am delighted to talk about and endorse this dress and all clothing from Curvety, having "tried and tested" lots of their clothes ( and worn some of them to destruction, though that takes a lot of wearing with quality-made garments like theirs ).

The dress is available from plus size UK16 to plus size UK36 but as I've said, a dress of this quality, especially now that it is in the sale, is selling out very quickly.  Please however do not be discouraged if you cannot get this dress in your size.  Often Curvety replenish sold-out stock sizes very quickly and for very popular styles they often offer you a very close alternative.

I can be seen modelling and talking about the dress in the video below. Click to play it..

To buy the dress click HERE

To view the rest of the 65% off sale at Curvety click HERE but do it now as the sale is proving very popular

Until later this week. Diane xxx


May 15th - Curvety Special Occasion Dress for a Wedding, Graduation, Day at the Races, or Garden Party

Special Occasion Dresses from Curvety
Angelina Dress in Navy - €106 - Available from size UK16 - UK24

Firstly, thank you all for the well wishing messages. Touch wood I'm now fighting fit and back to my normal self.

A blink or two of late spring sun, a few warmer days, and suddenly it's time to start thinking about what to wear at dressy occasions such as graduations, weddings, Race Days or Garden Parties.

I have introduced you to the wonderful and very different line of clothing from Curvety before on  It is now time to revisit them. Here you can shop for your plus size special occasion dresses, accessories and all other clothing items, as Curvety are still selling the same high quality plus size clothing from a size UK16 up to a size UK32 (and sometimes certain items go up to a size UK36).

As I'm writing this there is an up to 65% off sale on at Curvety so NOW is the time to bag that bargain.

I'm a regular customer of Curvety myself so can stand over what I say about their wonderful designs and the high quality of their garments.  I believe that you get what you pay for.  Curvety sell affordable designer clothing so you can be confident that you will not see someone wearing the same dress as you at your special occasion.

As is always the case at Curvety, popular lines will sell out quite quickly but please do not be discouraged as these items frequently come back into stock again (if only with a slight variation in colour or design detail).

I have 4 special dresses from them to blog about over the next 10 days or so, this being the first.  I'm featuring this dress (the Angelina Dress in Navy) today but please check back here, as I intend to post about my other finds from Curvety very shortly.

Today I am modelling the Angelina Dress in size UK18.  I am 5'9" tall.  I think the dark Navy colour and the band detailing at the waistline make me look slimmer.  The dress's very pretty neckline is deep enough for wearing pendant style necklaces up to 18" long, or pearls.  Another feature that I really love with this dress is that it is fully lined - there's no need for separate under garments that might give you problems with "riding up" or rolling up when you move.

To listen to what I have to say, and see the dress on me, have a look at the 2 minute video below.

To buy the dress click HERE

To see more georgeous clothes from Curvety - click HERE

I'll post another dress review in a couple of days. Until then, Diane xxx


April. 2015 blogs, click here - April 21st - Per Una (M&S) Shift Floral Dress for Day and Occasion Wear

March. 2015 blogs, click here - March 8th. - Floral Jacquard Design Mock Shirt Sweat Top from Marks and Spencer

Feb. 2015 blogs, click here - Feb. 26th Feb 26th Bold Orange Colour Striped Knitted Tunic Dress :- to plus-size UK24, from M&S Ireland - Feb. 2nd. Operation Transformation inspiration - Affordable Fitness Clothing from Marks & Spencer Ireland

Jan. 2015 blogs, click here - Jan 24th What to wear skiing.

Dec. 2014 blogs, click here - Dec 12th Half Length Black Leather Sheepskin Coat in Contemporary Design - Celtic & Co. - Dec 6th Wonderful Toscana Sheepskin Full Length Hooded Coat in Chocolate Brown - Celtic & Co.

November 2014 blogs, click here - Nov 27th Down and Feather Coat. Long Tall Sally. - Nov 20th Curvety Casual and Evening wear #4 - Nov 19th Curvety Casual and Evening wear #3 - Nov 18th Curvety Casual and Party wear #2 - Nov 15th Curvety Casual and Party wear #1

October 2014 blogs, click here - Oct 30th How to wear Tweed, part 1. - Oct 24th M&S Waist Cincher Knickers for tummy control. - Oct 16th Lipstick Boutique at House of Fraser - Oct 2nd Ann Harvey at Bonmarche

September 2014 blogs, click here - Sept. 25th Curvety Special Occasion dress - 19th Dickins and Jones Day Wear - 14th Yours Blouse - 4th Debenhams Tea Dress.

August 2014 blogs, click here - Aug 29th Jump suit from Pink Clove, - 21st Flared Skirt, Wardrobe staple. - 15th Fine Knit Cardigan, Wardrobe staple. - 7th David Emanuel at Bonmarche. - 2nd Road test of Leanne Shoes from Hotter.

July 2014 blogs, click here - July 29th Berlin Break, - 26th YOURS - Floral Maxi Dress, 15th Woolovers Jumper around shoulders look, 14th Woolovers City Look, 13th Woolovers Casual Layered Look, 12th Woolovers V-Necked Jumper - look #2,- 11th Woolovers Twin Set look, 10th Woolovers Sleeveless Top, 9th Woolovers V-Necked Jumper look #1

June 2014 blogs, click here - June 27 Suede Moccasin Shoes. June 20 Garden Party - Overlay Dress from Long Tall Sally. June 12 Aran Boyfriend Cardigan- Celtic & Co. June 5th Little Black Dress.

May 2014 blogs, click here May 22nd - The Return of the Trouser Suit. May 14th Agricultural Show or County Fair - Practical Styling Advice. May 7th M&S boot cut jeans May 1st Plus Size Revolution - money counts.

April 2014 blogs, click here -Apr.27th The Plus Size Revolution - Curves
take Centre Stage. Apr.20th Travel Clothes Apr.4th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Dynasty.

March 2014 blogs, click here - Mar 20th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Curvety. Mar 14th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Jane Watson.

Feb 2014 blogs, click here - Feb 27th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Dea. Feb 14th Diane Marshall Plus Size Model London Fashion Week. Feb 7th All weather fitness clothing

Jan. 2014 blogs, click here - Jan 30th London Fashion Week, plus size modelling opportunity. Jan 23rd Plus Size Acceptance vs Weight Loss. Jan 16th Plus Size Weight Loss - an expert approach. Jan 9th Plus Size, what size of fit are we describing?

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