It seems as though our posts are like buses, we had a brief spell of nothing and then two come along at once. So whilst creating our budget Christmas party look for under £50, we came across a blogger competition run by New look. The aim is to create a party outfit to your suit your shape. This is the outfit that I have put together for my shape which is plus size.
The thing I love about this dress is firstly it's not black and secondly I love how the sequin placement creates a contouring effect thus providing an illusion of an house glass figure. Being plus size does not mean that you have to shy away from colour and wear black all the time, in fact sometimes I feel that black can look bulky rather then slimming. You guys know from my outfit posts that I love to experiment with colour, and so for this party outfit I knew I wanted an injection of colour. I loved this dark red almost burgundy colour because its so perfect for fall and winter, I absolutely love to wear rich bold colours during the colder months. In addition there's just the right amount of sequins to add a bit of evening glamour.
I paired the dress with some black tights and simple black heeled shoes. Tights are practical to keep your leg warms, and also a great way to cover up if like me your not to comfortable having bare legs. Picking a pair of black shoes to complement the black tights will create an illusion of longer legs.
In terms of accessories I chose this gold beaded bracelet. I have been seeing these beaded bracelets everywhere lately and I like how this one has the addition of some tassel detailing. I also paired a simple gold ring with the outfit, you guys know from my outfit posts that I usually prefer simple jewellery. To hold my essentials, namely my phone, keys and some money I chose this elegant black clutch with gold trimming and sequinned detailing.
Lastly to keep warm whilst travelling to and from the venue I chose this tailored black blazer to cover up with. I love how it nips in at the waist to give a structured look.
My last tip, not just for us plus sizers but for everyone, is don't forget to wear the right type of underwear under your dress. This will help the dress to sit right and look more flattering, no one wants to see VPL's!
If your the same shape as me what are some of your top tips for choosing a party outfit?