Diane's plus size fashion blog
March 20th - British Plus Size Fashion Weekend 2014 - Curvety Plus Size Bridal Collection
The Curvety Plus Size Bridal Collection is all about lace and femininity. Full length and Short length dresses in white and ivory with empire bust cut lines flowing down the body with either A Line or semi full skirts. This plus size Bridal Collection is the epitomie of Grace, femininity, and charm. The look is vintage; the effect is flattery and the shapes are complimentary of fuller figures. The Collection is available from a size UK14 - UK36 (although (not surprisingly) some sizes have sold out quite quickly) and is priced within the range £93 - £410. These dresses suit both a less formal wedding and (with the addition of the correct head piece or veil) a more formal and grander occasion. They are value for money. The Curvety Bride will look special and the centre of attention without compromising on style, fit or elegance.
Video footage of part of the Collection as presented at British Plus Size Fashion Weekend 2014, London can be viewed here.
For a more detailed look at all the dresses available in the Curvety Bridal Collection click here.
March 14th - British Plus Size Fashion Weekend 2014
Featured Designer report - Jane Watson
Jane Watson is a Plus Size Fashion Designer from Singapore. She does a range of plus size fashion for Day, and Evening Wear (and Ethnic Inspired Evening Wear) from a UK14 - UK46. This Collection was the only one showcased at British Plus Size Fashion Weekend 2014 that catered for the truly larger lady (above a UK32 (which is the largest size that Evans and Simply Be go up to)). I therefore eagerly anticipated this Collection as all I knew about Jane Watson (prior to British Plus Size Fashion Weekend) was that she was a young up and coming designer from Singapore. I also couldn't wait to see how she could style and compliment the figure and movement of the larger lady in her clothes.
The Collection showcased was her REVELATION label, an on trend monochrome look of day and evening wear. I wasn't disappointed. This Collection was modelled by larger ladies and therefore I could see how the larger body could move in these garments. There was NO puckering nor riding up. These garments are "correctly weighted to sit" and "flow over the contours of the body". This woman has got it!
Jane told me,
"I want to redefine curves ....". "I play with black and white which I think is still the basic colour we plus size are still very comfortable in. I use different quality fabrics like korean spandex, soft cotton lace and crepe to produce a soft curvaceous body line". "While its good to think fashion forward we have to be confident and also comfortable in our own skin. BIG is DIFFERENT. Be that individual Bold person".
This she has done. Her Collection is far from being frumpy and uninspiring. The peplum, the concertina pleats, and the jump suit are all present yet she challenges convention (in particular her use of horizontal broad stripes, and in her showstopper lace overlay dress. With this dress in particular she has managed to create a Modest Sexy. Have a look at the video to see the REVELATION Collection.
You can purchase these items directly from her website. Please note that Jane states sizes in American sizing (US12 - 44). This translates to UK14 - 46. Also all garments are priced in Singapore Dollars (S$). The current exchange rate, at March 14th, is S$2.11 to £1.00 (so as a rough guide you need to half the price that you see on her website to get the £ Sterling price. There is a small charge for postage and packaging and despatch to the UK can take 5+ days.
March 2014 blogs, click here - Mar 20th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Curvety. Mar 14th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Jane Watson.
Feb 2014 blogs, click here - Feb 27th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Dea. Feb 14th Diane Marshall Plus Size Model London Fashion Week. Feb 7th All weather fitness clothing
Jan. 2014 blogs, click here - Jan 30th London Fashion Week, plus size modelling opportunity. Jan 23rd Plus Size Acceptance vs Weight Loss. Jan 16th Plus Size Weight Loss - an expert approach. Jan 9th Plus Size, what size of fit are we describing?
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