Anniversary Outfit 1

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DH and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary this weekend and so we’re getting all dressed up to celebrate!

Dress: 1940s dress in Slap And Tickle, Trashy Diva
Coat: All weather trenchcoat, Bravissimo/Pepperberry
Shoes: Clarks
Bag: Pear overnight bag, Fruit Tree

Man Men-esque

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You know you are onto a winning outfit when someone recognises the style inspiration. Christina Hendricks was definitely in my mind when I bought this man men style dress from H&M.

Now many people say if you have a large chest then you shouldn’t wear high necklines. I would beg to differ, I think there are times you can get away with it and for me, this is one of those times. The dress itself is also a little looser on me so my breasts are not quite as pronounced as in some other outfits I’ve worn.

The dress itself is a great warm wool blend with a built in belt – perfect for the slightly chilly London weather we’ve been having! And, despite looking fitted, is actually a bit stretchy in the skirt. What more could a girl ask for?

Dress: H&M

Ditsy Floral

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One of my all time favourite boob-friendly dresses is actually not from a store catered to fit my breasts. It is, in fact from Dorothy Perkins.

The nice thing about some fabrics is they can be quite accommodating for a larger chest, such is jersey. It’s soft and most importantly, it’s quite stretchy.

Now this dress in particular I had to have some alterations done to it. Just because there was too much fabric in the waist area – even when tying back the straps – so I asked a friend who does costumes to alter it for me and she did it in around half an hour. So if you’re handing with a sewing machine or needle and thread then this is probably a great option for you. I also pinned this shut yesterday as I was wearing a slightly higher cut bra and didn’t want to change.

Dress: Dorothy Perkins

To The Garden!

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A lot of times when I post a photo of what I’ve worn that day, it’s actually what I’ve worn to work. As I work evenings it usually means I get a chance to wear two outfits every day (I know, bad me for not posting!).

This is what I typically wear when I’m lounging around the garden or doing housework. I don’t tend to accessorize at home but I do know people who do. I enjoy wearing outfits like this at home though because it means that if I did need to run out to the shops all I really need to do is put on some shoes or flipflops, and maybe a belt, and I’m ready. Fashion ready in 30 seconds flat!

The stretchy blue bandeau top is great for us bigger boobed ladies as it’s elasticated at the top, though there is an “integral bra support” that stops about an inch from the bottom of my breasts the elastic at the top means that it’s held up by that anyways so I don’t have to worry. I’ve worn this with strapless bras before and been able to be out all day whilst still feeling comfortable. And in this heat – it’s all about being comfortable!

The shorts finish at the most flattering part of my thigh, elongating my legs which could be enhanced even more by a pair of nude heels or wedges.

Top: Peacocks
Shorts: NEXT
Bra: Bravissimo’s Parisian Plume Bra 

 

 

CoppaFeel!

Something so important that every single woman should be doing at least once a month is checking her breasts for lumps and bumps that are unusual. Now everyone’s breasts are different but the sad truth is most people don’t know what’s normal for them or not.

Enter CoppaFeel‘s new “Hello Boobs” promotion! You can text them with the names of your boobs and they’ll send you free reminders to give you friends a check!

It really doesn’t take much, and for the peace of mind of having someone text you every so often reminding you to check Fred and George (or Pinky and Perky – totally up to you!) it really is worth it.

Floral Fun

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First off, I’m sorry for not having posted recently. I got into a bit of a work related stress and have just been recycling outfits because, well sometimes it’s just easier isn’t it? Anyways, back to today’s regularly scheduled blog post….

This particular dress is a Bravissimo dream. It’s jersey so it’s great for skimming lumps and bumps but also showcasing curves. I love the ditsy floral print for when I’m feeling a bit girly and the black band across the waist and near the hemline is actually chiffon which makes the whole outfit feel very summer-like. My only gripe is that the neckline is very low so I’ve had to sew in a little holding stitch and also put in a safety pin higher up so my cleavage doesn’t take someone’s eye out!

Sadly since having bought this dress I’ve lost a bit of weight and, as you can see, it’s starting to hang off my shoulders instead of hug my curves. So this may be one of the last times I wear it. I know well enough when I should let clothes go (and heck, getting rid of one dress means I get to buy one to replace it, right?)

Dress: Chiffon Trim Dress from Bravissimo

 

Flattering Fashion: Trashy Diva

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll have noticed I own a lot of dresses from a particular company called Trashy Diva. The reason for this is really quite simple, apart from suiting my style to a T (40’s and 50’s style full circle skirts? Oh yes please!) the quality of the clothing is fabulous.

As a larger busted woman I find it hard enough finding clothing sometimes, and when I do find something that fits the likelihood is I have to shell out quite a bit of money for it, so when I do it I don’t want to end up with clothes where the stitching is coming off or where I have to sew back on buttons before I even wear it! I’ve never had these problems with Trashy Diva and that’s what keeps me going back to them.

Now I have only tried on the dresses (so far!) but I can confirm that they are just as gorgeous in the flesh as they are on the website. Available primarily in rayon and silk prints there are some cotton items in the collection to, and hopefully there will be more to come in future collections.


Me in the Rosalind Dress – silk de chine – dragonfly/black – size 8

If you’re into vintage type fashion I really think there’s a goldmine here – with Japanese inspired prints to retro prints there really is something to suit every taste – and size! Lots of Trashy Diva dresses now go up to a size 18 (US) which is fantastic and almost unheard of when a clothing company specializes in replica vintage dresses.

Now they are a bit pricey – certainly pricier than most clothing stores on the high street, but in my opinion the quality of the clothes are well worth it. I basically lived in my first Trashy Diva dress for a week, I was so thrilled with it.

Order online whilst you can – Trashy Diva are revamping their website and reckon that orders made after the revamp will take a little longer to get to you than normal. It takes roughly 2 weeks after ordering for me to receive my package from them (in the UK) so do take that into account.

But those rayon dresses may well save your sanity in the hot weather we’re having at the moment!