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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
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.
Jeans – the bane of a curvy girls life. But for no longer! This is the outfit I wore on Saturday morning when I rushed myself to my local Parcelforce depot in order to collect my parcel before it shut and, unsure about the weather that morning, I threw these on without a though.
These are my PZI jeans. PZI is an American company that specifies in jeans for the curvier woman of today and I have to say, the results are pretty fabulous. These are their straight leg dark wash jeans and, though they are a little bit baggy on me (I did buy it off a friend from eBay) you can see how it skims my legs and bum – something that’s really all too hard to find for me when I shop for jeans on the high street. The best part of it? It actually goes in again at my waist! That 10 inch difference between my waist and my hips beautifully enclosed in these jeans without me needing to use a belt. It’s like pure magic and it makes me wonder why I spent so many years wearing badly fitting jeans where I had an extra 6+ inches at the waist just because otherwise I couldn’t get my ample rear into them!
Now as a general rule, I try not to wear a lot of jeans or trousers. But a great fitting pair of jeans is a must for every girl’s wardrobe and I’m thrilled that PZI can fill that niche for me.
Oh, and please excuse that awful face I’m making in this photo – DH was already at work and I was running around like a maniac trying to find some ID.
Top: Dorothy Perkins
Jeans: PZI Jeans
One of my all time favourite dresses and one that garners most compliments at work is such a simple blue dress from the great Polish version of Bravissimo, Biubiu. They have just come out with an English version of their website and it’s definitely worth checking out!
Dress: Indygo City, Biubiu
Belt: Topshop via eBay
Necklace: German jewellers