It’s no secret that I’m not a naturally dressy person & particularly lately I’ve been struggling with feeling really inauthentic when wearing more feminine clothing (#queerfeels). I love this outfit though & felt so good wearing it to my friend’s wedding earlier this month I couldn’t wait to share it with you all. A big part of my confidence in this outfit was definitely down to the atmosphere at the wedding – it was really empowering to be around other fat femmes & hear compliments being given so freely.
If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that I spent a long time going back & forth on the style of dress I wanted to wear but I’m so glad I went for this lilac plisse pleated dress from ASOS Curve. The midi length is quickly becoming my favourite & I like how it balances out the deep neckline ensuring that I didn’t feel awkward or overdressed speaking to my friend’s family. The length along with the vertical pleats & high waist also help give the illusion of longer legs, something I definitely appreciate as a petite woman. I’m wearing a size 22 here which is slightly to big on the top, but I sized up to ensure it wasn’t too tight on my hips which are the largest part of my body. There’s a lot of stretch in the fabric so if you prefer a more bodycon fit you could definitely wear your standard size without a problem.
I’ve featured this Alice & You embroidered bomber jacket on my blog before & it’s still a firm favourite, I think because I love the interplay between the more masculine shape & the floral detailing. It’s still available in a couple of sizes & although it’s pretty pricey for a bomber jacket I definitely feel like I’ve got my money’s worth out of it.
I bought these pink velvet heels from ASOS after seeing them on Danie & I’m so glad I did. They’re wide fit, so super comfy even for someone who doesn’t wear heels very often like me. There’s also a decent amount of room on the ankle strap which is my number one issue buying strappy shoes as a plus size woman.
Last but not least, this lilac feather bag which seemed like such a frivolous purchase when I first bought it but which has accompanied me on so many nights out it’s definitely earned its place in my collection. It’s no longer on ASOS but I’ve seen similar bags pop up everywhere from Coast to River Island, so if you’re a fan keep an eye out.