Then I read this post from Sarah V at Essbeevee about party dresses and started wistfully wondering what dress I would be buying for the Xmas season if I hadn't let those strawberries turn green. Turns out, I'm not missing out on much. From what I can tell 'big shapeless tunic with shit plastic beads sewn to the neckline' is what plus-sized ladies are supposed to be wearing this party season. Ack. For my Xmas party I went for the best dress I have ever bought (about a year ago from ASOS Curve) which is half see-through leopard print, half slinky pencil skirt and which beat most of the plus-sized offerings which are out there at the moment. But for those of you who eat all your 5 a day (and are able to buy new clothes before Xmas!) here are a few exceptions to the 'larger lady party dress = shapeless mess' rules this season.
2. ASOS CURVE Skater dress in spot lace let down to £31.50. For goodness' sake don't order it in pink though - the pink version looks like someone vomited oestrogen on it.
3. Praslin black feather print dress from Style369 £34 Not terribly dressy but with the right shoes and accessories it would get there I reckon.
4. Ice Blossom red lace insert dress £45 at Style369 or Evans. I really like the Ice Blossom stuff in general and this dress is especially festive!
Will have to buy my Christmas party outfit after Xmas. Hmmm.