Friday, 27 September 2013

Thrifty Plus Size - One Dress, Two looks

It's been ages since I lasted posted about my Thrifty Plus Size Fashion finds and now Autumn is upon us I thought I'd fire the series up again, kick starting with a simple investment piece tunic dress from Simply Be. This tunic is £25 and comes in UK sizes 14 - 34 in a choice of three colours - Black, Red & Blue. Simply Be set us a challenge of creating two thrifty looks from the one tunic. Fellow blogger A Thrifty Mrs is also taking part in the challenge, so please be sure to pop over and check out her looks for the same dress, I know she will come up with something fab.

This dress is so comfortable. I really like the loose jersey fabric and the fact that it doesn't cling to me and show off my curvy bumps. I also love the fact that it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and the accessories used. Oh and so affordable, I just love it.

For my casual look I wore black leggings and added a bright red belt to the tunic, which instantly gave me some shape. I wore a red necklace that I found on sale in New Look and a red rain mac that I found in a charity shop for £2. The mac did originally have plain buttons but I changed them to red polka dot ones to give the mac a new, fresh look. The boots are from Simply Be and are extra wide, so they are really comfy. They are bang on trend, great value for £45 and will be this years winter boots that I will get loads of wear from.

For look number two I went for a smarter look, something for the pub or a meal out with Hubby. I wore a pair of snakeskin leggings from Simply Be and slipped on my favourite nude heels, (wide fitting) from Debenhams. The bat winged nude cardi was in the sale in New Look. I added a black belt that I found at the charity shop and the bangle and bag were from Primark, £3 each.

What do you think? Which look do you prefer?

*I was sent a tunic dress free of charge for the purpose of this review and challenge. I was also compensated with items from Simply Be. My thoughts and opinions are entirely my own and totally unbiased.


  1. You're so inventive and creative... doesn't matter what you do, whether you turn your attention to your home or clothes, you just add magic. I love your take on the casual look, but then I would as I am Mrs Casual anyway.... liking those boots! X

    1. Awww Thank you, such a lovely comment. I am more casual myself, and the boots are so comfy xxx

  2. Wow loving all all your looks, great pictures. Loving the red jacket and ankle boots :)

    Thanks for joining us at the weekend hop, love reading your fashion post, I would love you to link up tomorrow for my Share youir style Saturday blog hop, if you can :)

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..

    1. Thanks Claire, I'd love to join in xxx

  3. I love both looks, amazing they are the same tunic underneath as they are both so different. I love the classy nude smart look but the red casual one looks fabulous with your colouring xx



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