I love clothes, and in particular I have a soft spot for pretty dresses. If there's any occassion coming up I can buy a new dress for, it's guaranteed that I'm going to buy a new dress. Honestly, it's not like I need any more. I've taken over most of the wardrobe Chris and I share, and then I've got additional storage boxes full of dresses stuffed in the wardrobe because there's not enough hanging room. And honestly, I wear a lot of them maybe once or twice, and then they stay enclosed in their wardrobe jail until another fancy occasion comes up to maybe wear them again.
In all honesty, I don't even wear a lot of dresses day to day. Probably because I don't have many casual everyday dresses, but more going out party dresses. To fix this probably, and hey we know I love an opportunity for a new dress, I turned to my favourite retailer Simply Be for some new lovely plus-size day dresses.
First dress I decided to pick out was this ditsy print tea dress, because, well just look at the adorable pattern. The colours probably attracted me to it the most, the mix of purples, blues, pinks and reds, they just all complemented each other really well and since dying my hair red I've found I can often clash with some colours but these went really well with my hair. The dress has a buttoned up front with a collar, but personally I don't like it buttoned up all the way to the top as it feels a little tight.
Simply Be Ditsy Print Tea Dress - Size 20 - £35
I really like the sleeves on this dress, often I find they can be a little tight or restricting, but this dress has cute little cap sleeves that fit really comfortably. The dress fits just above my knees, and personally I'd prefer to wear it with either leggings or tights. My only problem with this dress is being a rather large chested lady, I find that the buttons can gape a little, so I've worn a vest top underneath so there's no flashing disasters. Other than that, I love this dress. I can imagine wearing it all the time, and it can even be dressed up if I needed to wear it for something fancier.
As I liked the design of the first dress a lot, I decided to pick out another dress in the same style, just different colours and patterns. I don't normally wear white, mostly because I am the clumsiest person ever and end up spilling food down myself all the time, but I thought I'd risk it for this pretty dress. This one is covered in much bigger, but equally as pretty flowers, with lots of reds, blues and greens. The only problem with this being a white dress, is that it's a little sheer, so I've worn a white vest top underneath.
Simply Be Floral Print Tea Dress - Size 20 - £32
The dress is the same cut and design as the first one, but although it's the same design and size as the first dress, I don't find it as tight and I don't have the button gaping problem with this one. I think this dress is more summary than the first, so perhaps I won't wear it as much in the winter months, but then again it's really pretty...
Printed Tunic - Size 20/22 - £20
Then lastly I chose this printed tunic, which I know technically isn't a pretty day dress, but it's long enough that you could wear it with leggings and wear in the day, that counts right? I picked this out in a size 20/22 but it is a little tight in areas especially in the arms, but I thought the next size up in a 24/26 would be too big for me. I really love the pattern on this one as well, Simply Be you've got a great choice in patterned clothing. The way this tunic is cut I'm not too sure if it's the most flattering piece of clothing on me being a plus-sized lady, but it sure is comfy enough that I don't think I'll care. I'd probably choose to wear this more in winter with jeans and boots, and it's so comfy and soft I'm so excited to wear this once the weather gets cooler.
I feel like I've stocked up on a few new dresses to satisfy my need to buy anymore for a little while, but then again I probably will make my poor wardrobe suffer a little more by adding more dresses to it...