When I started my blog, never in a million years did I ever expect to become a plus size blogger, because fashion has never been something that I've taken to naturally. So when I was recently asked if I would like to review a product from a Plus Size online store, that was completely new to me, I had to think twice about whether or not to accept.
I have to confess that when it comes to being approached by unknown (to me) stores, I tend to run a mile. But, this time I felt intrigued to try them out, purely because they are a plus size retailer, and over the past few months, I've noticed that a lot of you guys seem to really enjoy my plus size related posts (Well, I seem to get a lot of good feedback from them anyway).
The Store: OneStopPlus
What I Picked: Trust me when I tell you that I spent a very long time choosing something from their incredible range. I went through boots, to jeans, to tops, back to jeans, back to tops, to coats, and back to jeans, and finally I settled on the tops.
The problem was that I wanted something that:
a. Would suit me, and that I would actually choose to wear on a regular basis
b. Something that I thought you guys might like in a "style me" kind of way, in the sense, that I wanted to be able to use it in a recommendation feature, which is of course, exactly what this post is all about.
So, what did I choose?
|Apologies for using a stock image. My Camera currently has no batteries!!|
Sizing: Being a Size 22 "on top", I was torn between opting for the 20/22 or the 24/26, because when tops come in ranges like this is hard to judge if it will be a large 20, or a small 22 if you understand what I'm saying. Nevertheless, out of fear of getting a top that was just far too big, I did indeed opt for the 20/22. This was a good choice, because it is a beautiful fit. It's not tight, and fits perfectly.
Opinion: Overall I love this top, although, I do think that the shoulder "things" are a little bit tacky. As someone who doesn't have particularly large boobs (I might have mentioned that before *cough*), I did find, however, that it was a little too big in that area, and I certainly would not be able to wear anything other than a black bra underneath it, as it tends to hang quite low on my chest.
But, if you're fortunate to have bigger boobs, then this probably isn't going to be a huge problem.
How They Would Wear It: I spent quite some time trying to decide exactly how I would wear this. The website recommends this look:
I do think that this is a really cute look, but if you have a larger tummy, I don't know about anyone else, but mini denim skirts don't really look that great on me. So, personally, this is a look that I would have to avoid.
How I Would Wear It: Again, I'm going to have to apologise for using stock images for this bit, but following from my birthday weekend, I'm temporarily out of batteries.
Personally, I think that this top would look fab with a dark coloured pair of jeans or trousers, not only because it's slimming, but because it would look fab together. Here are a few suggestions: