There’s a lot to be said for fashion shows. The runway is an amazing place to catch new seasonal designs, to make a mental wish list of everything you will be purchasing or pining over in the months to come and to celebrate the self-expression that fashion allows for. Because, let’s face it, fashion is one of the most immediate, day-to-day mediums for showcasing your individuality.
The thing is, plus-size fashion events have all this. But they also have something else. They have this beautiful ability to make you feel less alone. I know it sounds cheesy, but think back to pre-2010 and earlier – when the runway was a place reserved exclusively for women size-8 or smaller. Anyone over that size didn’t really get their voice heard in the fashion industry – let alone their curvy bods shown off on a catwalk. It’s taken a long time, and there’s still a lot of work to be done when it comes to size equality in fashion, but plus-size fashion shows are a beautiful reminder of how things are changing. Not to mention moments like plus-size model Denise Bidot walking the runway of Chromat at New York Fashion Week this season.
‘Flattering’ is an opinion, as is your choice to ‘flatter’ your figure. Some women like to dress in clothes that make them look slimmer, that hide their perceived flaws and show off the parts they are more comfortable with. And some like to wear clothes that they like and disregard the idea of ‘flattering’ and ‘rules’. And you know what – neither way is right or wrong.
Spring has arrived ladies! March is well and truly underway and we are super excited for the start of spring and getting out our florals and lighter layers. But first we look back at the month of February and run through our highlights, so as always if you missed it, read on!
Last month saw the second British Plus Size Fashion event return to London and it was bigger and better than before! The team headed down to London to showcase our new range of fashion. We arrived at the gorgeous Vinopolis venue right in the heart of the capital by the bustling Borough Market and the River Thames. The event took place on Friday 14th February for the press day, where we got to meet the beautiful plus size models!
Who loves Joe Browns? We have certainly fallen in love with their quirky style and individual designs that makes them so unique. Their bold and colourful prints are enough to brighten up these cold, dull days!
We have picked out our ten favourite pieces from the current collection, so have a browse and see what items you’ll be taking home. And if you are yet to discover the amazing Joe Browns range yet, why not experiment and introduce some of these key pieces into your new season wardrobe?
How was your January? Hope you’ve had a good start to the year and are looking forward to things ahead. We certainly are and here at Simply Be we’ve got some very exciting plans in the pipeline so keep your eyes and ears peeled!
But first things first, let’s look back and see what the month of January brought us, as we run through our highlights!
Diana Thompson is a photographer and blogger based in London. She blogs at Fashion Loves Photos, where she expresses her love for the 50’s as well as showcases her vintage inspired style. Read on as we get to know her personal style!
Shopping for vintage clothing can sometimes feel like going out on a treasure hunt. As much as I enjoy the anticipation and excitement of finding the perfect dress, I’ve wasted hours rummaging through rails and suitcases only to come away empty handed and frustrated. Often I’ve struggled to squeeze my ample bosom into vintage sizing, and if the material doesn’t have much stretch, I’m doomed to eventually pop a button at the most unfortunate of moments!
Are you enjoying the autumn weather? We’re all wrapped up in our cosy jumpers and scarves and looking forward to wearing our thick coats and boots soon. But before we do all that we’re going to take a look back over the past month and list our September highlights!