Diane's plus size fashion
Sept 25th Buy
your special occasion dress/party dress/Black Tie Event dress now
and save 25% at Curvety
25% off promotion on Dresses with promo code LOVECURVETY25.
Luciana Black Dress -Available from size UK16 - UK26
I like to bring
you good news and value on www.plussizeclothing.co.uk and this week
I am delighted to show case to you a wonderful black dress suitable
for all your cocktail/party/special occasion/black tie event wear
occasions AND now with 25% off the full retail price.
This is the Tia
Luciana Black Dress and is £110 but with the 25% off promotion
this week you can buy it for £82.50. Please use
promo code LOVECURVETY25 at the checkout to activate
the discount. The dress is available from a UK16 to UK26.
To buy the dress
I am wearing the
dress in a size UK18. I am 5'9". As you can see the dress is
figure hugging. The length from shoulder to hemline is 40".
This is a shape
flattering 3/4 length sleeve black dress designed for that special
occasion by employing the sequin and lace detailing at the front of
the dress and continuing the lace detailing at the back neck and shoulder
As with all figure
hugging dresses the quality of the fit and cut of the dress is very
important for all over comfort wear and to help you exude confidence.
There is nothing so unattractive than having to fuss and fix your
dress every time you get up from a chair or when you walk. With this
dress the hemline stays in place when walking (no gathering nor puckering)
and when you rise to your feet after sitting the dress immediately
finds its natural fall. For a demonstration please have a look at
my short video below which will show you how the dress behaves.
are all fantastic quality. I have talked about their dresses before
and therefore have no hesitation in telling you all about them again.
These dresses are that bit more expensive BUT you get what you pay
This black dress
is fully lined to improve overall structure and has a light weight
feel for that fluidity in movement that is required in a figure hugging
dress. The dress can be worn straight from the suitcase so will travel
Here are a few
close up pictures of the detail of the dress and below is my video
where I demonstrate the quality features of the dress.
Sequin and Lace Detailing on the Tia Luciana Black Dress from Curvety
lace detailing at the back shoulder area of the Tia Luciana Dress
To view the details
of the dress and assess the movement in the dress watch this video
of my demonstration
To buy the Tia
Luciana Black Dress click HERE
(Do not forget your promo code LOVECURVETY25 to
get your 25% DISCOUNT)
To view ALL
the dresses at Cuvety click HERE
(Do not forget your promo code LOVECURVETY25
to get your 25% DISCOUNT)
Until early next week, when I will review
another Curvety dress. Diane xxxx
Sept 19th - A
practical and smart Day Wear Collection by
Dickins & Jones, at
House of Fraser
This week I am delighted to introduce you
to a new brand on www.plussize.ie.
The Dickins & Jones brand, at House of Fraser, offers a fantastic
range of everyday day wear. A full complement of dresses, coats, jackets,
shirts/blouses, trousers etc offer plenty of choice for smarter day
and work wear. They also have a great selection of pyjamas, dressing
gowns and other sleep wear.
The Penelope Dress, below, by Dickins
& Jones, is available in a size UK8 to UK26 and is NOW
(Sept 30th) priced at £49, with free delivery to Ireland.
Breasted Ponti Dress - £70 (now £49)
- Available from a UK8 - UK26
& Jones. To hear what I have to say about this dress
and the Dickins & Jones Brand at House of Fraser
watch the video below. Scroll down for written commentary and more
photographs of the dress.
This dress is available from size
UK8 to UK26 (inclusive)
& Jones clothes are all available up to a UK20 whilst
size range goes up to a UK26
To buy this dress
(UK8 - UK20) click HERE
To buy this dress (UK22 - UK26)
Remember - Irish delivery is free !
This is a very pretty yet functional dress
in a smart teal colour with navy blue trim and polka dot design detail.
The dress has a double breasted button detail and a navy blue waist
trim helping to minimise a larger middle area by deflecting attention
away from the middle and drawing the eyes above the waistline. I am
seen in this photo wearing the dress in a size UK20. I am 5'9" tall
and find that the knee length is practical for both a day wear or work
wear dress. The composition of the dress is 40% cotton with 60% other
fibres. The dress has a heavier weight so is ideal for the cooler days
of autumn. The dress is machine washable which is all important for
the busy working woman. I gave this dress a cool wash using Woolite
(liquid wash) and spun it and then hung it up on a clothes hanger suspended
from my clothes airer. The dress was dry overnight ready for a cool
and minimal iron the next day. This dress is both practical and stylish.
To keep the smarter office day look wear this dress with tights and
heels. I have opted for navy opaque tights in this presentation which
also looks good. You can also tone this look down to a smart casual
look by wearing the dress with smarter boots. In cooler days this dress
will also look great worn with the boots and a slouchy style boyfriend
I plan, possibly next week, to bring you
another Dickins & Jones dress which has very much embraced the folklore
Here are a few
photos showing close up detail of the Penelope dress.
Neck line suitable for day or work wear with double breasted button
feature detailing. Note the Navy Blue polka dot pattern against
a teal background colour
waist is defined with a navy trim. Note the navy polka dots against
a teal background
Penelope Double Breasted Ponti Dress by Dickins & Jones worn
with opaque tights and black patent flat boots for a smarter casual
of the dress shown with the navy opaque tights and black patent
For a look at
the Dickins & Jones Collection at House of Fraser
For a look at the Plus Size Range
(22 to 26) from Dickins & Jones click HERE
Until next week.
Bye for now, Diane
Sept 14th - YOURS
Black Collar and Lace Yoke Detail loose fit chiffon blouse
Shirt Tail Style
loose fit chiffon blouse featuring a black collar and button placket
and black lace yoke detail. €36 in the Republic, or £26 in Northern
Ireland - Available in sizes UK16 - UK32
A loose fit chiffon
blouse with a shirt tail style cut makes this the blouse to wear and
glide over any problem middle areas. I am pictured wearing
the blouse in Hot Pink. The blouse also is available in pastel pink,
mint, and white (all blouses featuring the same black collar with black
lace yoke detail and the black button placket).
This style of blouse
will go well with practically all the various trouser leg cut shapes
available at present to include wide legs (as I am wearing in this picture),
tapered legs, 7/8 leg length and slim leg cuts. You can also wear this
blouse tucked inside the waistband of a black pencil skirt for a more
dressier or formal look.
The blouse is new
season stock so is currently available in all the sizes for all the
colours from a UK16 - UK32. The blouses costs €36 or £26 ( N.I.)
To buy the blouse
Hear what I have
to say about this blouse in the video below.
To buy the blouse
Until next week. Diane
Sept.4th - Debenhams 50s inspired Prom
/ Tea Dress,
A/W 2014, now with 20% off
Prom Dress from "The Collection"
at Debenhams now reduced to €67.2 in the 20% off promotion of new
Autumn/Winter 2014 stock. [ Was €84 ]
Prom Dress - NOW €67.20 - Available from a UK8 - UK22
This week I am delighted to yet again bring
you good value. This dress is part of the new Autumn/Winter 2014 stock
from "The Collection" at Debenhams. Currently there is a
20% off promotion on "The Collection". This dress is now
exceptional value at €67.20
This is very much
a 50s inspired dress with the flared skirt and net ruffle hem underskirt.
This dress flounces! It is perfect for all your formal day wear occassions
to include Afternoon Tea, Tea Dances and the general round of ladies
occasions. This is the dress to make you feel very feminine.
I am 5'9"
tall and I am wearing size UK18. The dress is available from a UK8
- UK22. There is a concealed zip at the back of the dress and a very
pretty "same fabric" belt to clinch in that waist.
Here are a few
close up pictures of these features for you to look at and get a real
sense of the colour and pattern of the dress.
zip at back of dress
To hear what I have to say about this dress
and to see the movement in this dress have a look at this short
video I made for our sister site, plussize.co.uk
I think that if
you really want to enter into the spirit of the 50s then wearing flared
skirt dresses such as this prom dress means wearing it with stilletos.
In the picture and the video I am wearing the dress with black stilleto
court shoes. The black is a rather obvious choice given the black
border detailing along the outline of the floral pattern but you can
also wear this dress effectively with a lighter colour heel shoe.
Here is a picture of me wearing the dress with cream/beige stilleto
Dress with cream/beige sandal style stilleto heels
When it gets cooler
this dress also looks great worn with a bolero style cardigan or wrap.
Here I am wearing the dress with a simple black bolero cardigan.
Dress worn with a black bolero cardigan for shoulder coverage and
To buy this dress click HERE
To view The Collection
at Debenhams click HERE
Until next Thursday.
blogs, click here - Aug 29 Jump suit from Pink Clove, - Aug 21
Flared Skirt, Wardrobe staple. - Aug 15 Fine Knit Cardigan, Wardrobe
staple. - Aug 7 David Emanuel at Bonmarche. - Aug 2 Road test of Leanne
Shoes from Hotter.
blogs, click here - July 29 Berlin Break, July 26 YOURS - Floral
Maxi Dress, July 15 Woolovers Jumper around shoulders look, July 14
Woolovers City Look, July 13 Woolovers Casual Layered Look, July 12
Woolovers V-Necked Jumper - look #2, July 11 Woolovers Twin Set look,
July 10 Woolovers Sleeveless Top, July 9 Woolovers V-Necked Jumper
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.
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
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.
blogs, click here - Mar 20th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014
- Curvety. Mar 14th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Jane Watson.
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
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?
June 15th 2013 - Welcome to my blog !
June 15th 2013 - Welcome to my blog !