OOTD/Review - Simply Be Blogger Takeover - Lauren's dress


When great strides are made in plus size fashion, it's always good to be able to support that. When clothes are cute, it's a lot easier to make the decision to buy.

Simply Be got together with three bloggers Laura, Em and Lauren Pocket Rocket and gave them free rein to design a dress each.

I thought long and hard about buying two of the dresses. The reason you don't see a lot of Simply Be on this blog (at least not a lot of new items) isn't because I'm not a fan. By God, they're killing it! Have you seen their A/W previews? Ye gads, I need to rob a bank! It's because I have an account and giving a shopaholic an account with a £1500 limit is very dangerous! I'm trying to pay down my balance, which is not easy when lovely things like this dress appear on the site! :)

Look at me with my eyes closed in the shot below, swinging my dress like a child! That's a happy shot right there. :) In the shot on the left (below) you can see the dress is ever so slightly longer at the back. HALLELUJAH! A dress made to accommodate my bubble butt, which eats fabric up by the half yard. Thank you!

 It wouldn't be my blog if I didn't pull some faces for you!

Dress, Simply Be
Leggings, Very
Shoes, Very
Necklace, Extreme Largeness
Hair flower, gift


The dress is a heavy polyester/elastane fabric which hangs well and skims the figure. The just above elbow length sleeves and sweetheart neckline with ruching detail are sweet, feminine touches which would make the dress suitable for the most modest of plus size ladies especially those conscious about their upper arms. I'm very pleased to have a summer dress I don't feel the need to wear a cardigan or shrug with. The print is beautiful (click to enlarge the photos) - yellow ice cream cones on hot pink. The colour alone would be enough to make me skip with joy but the addition of the ice cream cones makes this dress summer personified. I'm 5ft 5 and a half and as you can see the dress comes to a few inches above the knee on me - certainly long enough to make it perfectly acceptable to wear bare legged, if you wish. In short, it's a girly but edgy frock you can wear all summer long. Leave it loose as I have or belt it, dress it up with candy coloured accessories or dress it down with a denim jacket, the choice is yours.

I'm very glad I bought this dress. (I'm going on a no-buy after this!)

Come back at 6pm to see the other dress reviewed.

What do you think of this dress? Which of the three dresses do you like best?

Thanks for reading!

P.S. This is not in any way a sponsored or collaborative post.

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