Recently I was contacted by Simply Be, a UK plus-size clothing retailer to ask if I’d like to review some of their product here on Fat Heffalump. Always keen to try out new plus-size options on the market and share whether they’re any good, I said yes!
I teamed mine with pale blue tights from We Love Colors, the grey suede booties that Autograph Fashion gave me after wearing them in the Women’s Weekly fashion shoot, and a pair of cute long earrings in an antique gold look with pale blue “stones” that I’ve had for ages. The first thing that I noticed about this dress was the fabric. It’s thick, soft and solid. It looks like it will last for ages. The dress is actually more teal than this photo shows. It is well made, has good facing around the neckline to make it sit nicely and has lots of shape cut into it with that kind of princess style around the bust. I can see myself wearing it with pants or leggings as well as tights. It is definitely a winter dress for here in Brisbane though – I think I’d swelter in it during our summer.
They also sent me this Angel Sleeve Jersey Tunic dress, which has a really cute floral:
Excuse the very dorky photograph of me! I teamed this one with a cardigan from Target Australia, We Love Colors leggings and my Autograph black riding boots. Oh and some big old earrings I have from Diva I think.
This dress isn’t made of as high grade fabric as the skater dress, but it’s such a fab print, bright and colourful and something that could be mixed and matched with all colours and shapes. It’s very soft on, and has the prettiest fluttery sleeves (sadly which are covered by my cardie). I think I’ll wear this one a lot. I’m not sure it will last as long as the teal one though.
They stock from size 12UK – 32UK. In both cases, I got a UK32 in size, which fit me generously and I’m normally a size 26AU.
I found quite a few garments on the website that I really liked. They also stock Anna Scholz and Zandra Rhodes among other labels.
The only disappointing thing is, it doesn’t seem that Simply Be ship to Australia. But they have affiliate sites for the US and Europe.
Anyone else had experience with Simply Be? Share in the comments!