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Shopping for the perfect outfit can be stressful; finding something that suits you, looks good, is on trend and most of all in your size can be a tough challenge to conquer. Most high street stores do try to cater for a wide range of sizes but I feel that they don’t try hard enough. I cannot count the amount of times I have been into stores like Topshop and River Island found an item I have fallen in love with only to realise the only sizes left on the rail are teeny tiny and let’s face it pretty useless. Considering the average British dress size for women is a size 16 why don’t our shops take heed and fill up on bigger sizes for the new curvier woman.

Many of our resident high street stores will stock plus sizes for online customers rather than on the shop floor so this is our solution, kick back relax and grab the laptop.

A big trend this season is monochrome; a very easy to wear style due to its simplicity. Black and white will always look sleek and sophisticated if put together in the right way. Additionally black and white will never go out of style whether a shirt or skirt monochrome is a wardrobe staple you will pull out time and time again.

This season we have been spoiled for choice, the idea of monochrome has been modernised with texture, pattern and graphic prints allowing us to become more daring in our black and whites.

Spring 2013 Trend: Monochrome

Simplicity with an edge is the best way to describe this year’s monochrome. This shirt dress is easy to wear and doesn’t require too much thinking. Keep it clean and uncomplicated by paring a pair of pumps and statement necklace for a casual look with personality. For an evening out add a black clutch and a pair of black ankle strap heals for a classic yet sexy overall effect.

Shirt Dress Paisley Grid Print: £32.50 Asos Curve

Converse AllStar Leather Hi: £43.55 Footlocker
Cut Out Collar: £12.50 Topshop

Printed trousers are a great way to find your sophisticated edge. If you are voluptuous on your lower half chances are you have been told to stay away from print below the navel but don’t listen. All you have to do is find a small print, large patterns will draw attention to the legs and thighs adding pounds to your frame but if you opt for a small yet detailed print attention will be drawn to your curves in a flattering way whilst remaining right on trend.

Geo Girl Skinny Jeans: £15.42 Forever21 Plus

When donning a print always keep the rest of your outfit minimal. A classic long white shirt with a buttoned up collar will always look chic, wear over the trousers for a comfortable yet stylish look. A bright colour against black and white is an excellent way of injecting personality and interest into an outfit. Red shoes will give you an unexpected pop of colour which will keep you turning heads all day, to gain a little more sass wear bright lipstick to match your shoes taking it from day to night.

Chiffon Blouse: £12.99 H&M

Red and Black Ankle Strap: £22.99 New Look

Bags are every girl’s best friends, whether you lose or gain weight they will always fit, so show off this trend with a new clutch or canvas bag.


Mini Monochrome Across Body Bag: £10 Matalan

Monki Elda Canvas Graphic Backpack: £20 ASOS

There are so many online stores dedicated to plus sized ranges with abundant choices in different styles and brands, so why slog around the shops when you can shop at home with double the enjoyment and half the effort.

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