Plus Size Babes Rocking Autumn 2016 Trends – With Bustle

Recently Bustle shared a selection of 35 amazing plus-size women proving that the latest trends are not just for straight sizes but also can be rocked by larger women. I am more than flattered to say that  I happend to be one of those women selected by Bustle. This is just a great compliment to be mentioned amongst so many amazing plus-size bloggers and body positivity influencers.

These 34 influencers (plus me) share their favourite trend of the season with you and why they love these trend. If you were wondering what exactly this season’s trends are, check out this gallery.

I always love hearing more about more why and how people choose the styles they do, especially when it is from influencers like those featured here.

Reasons to choose a style can be as banal as just the love of a colour or it can be something as dear to ourselves as challenging yourself to a style that scares you, challenging yourself and your own confidence.


My Autumn OOTD & Why I Love It

The autumn style that I went for, is the stunning dress out of the Holly Hagan range by Want That Trend that I recently bought at the Curve Fashion Festival. Next to the beautiful maxi style the dress is sparkling with beautiful sparkly metal detailing. And if you know me I love metallics, glitter & sparkles in any way, shape or form.


The reason why I love metallics and metallic detailing is that you can still make them work for most occasions while sequins can easily look over the top. With metallics being one of the main trends this autumn  I will indulge this season in the metal detail trend as much as I can.

I hid myself for so long only wearing subdued colours and baggy clothes because of low self-esteem and thinking that is what I had to do being fat. This is why I now enjoy wearing some glitter even more. Ultimately I have a lot of catching  up to do on bold colours, patterns & especially sparkles.

Check Out Some Other Great Autumn/Fall 2016 Styles

Here are only a few examples of the great women and their OOTDs that were featured.


It’s @curvefashionfes day and I’m wearing an @asos_loves_curve @asos dress with my pants 😂💖✨

A photo posted by Lottie L’amour (@lottielamour) on

If you want to find out more what these amazing women have to say about their autumn outfits & want to see what the other ladies chose to wear, check out the bustle article here.

What Is your Favourite Autumn Trend?

Like always I would love to hear from you. What is your favourite autumn trend and why do you love it?


Lots of love



The Curve Fashion Fest 2016 – Runways, Babes & Plus Size Fashion

For most of this year’s I was thinking this year I would not be able to make it to this year’s Curve Fashion Festival. A real shame as I really loved the event last year. There is just nothing better than a day full of fabulous fashion and being surrounded by lots of amazing like-minded fat babes. Luckily Simply Be swooped in as my saviours from missing out and invited me as one of their bloggers to the event and not only that they even went to the effort to send me a little surprise care package for the event.

Fat Fashion Heaven

I and trains just do not get along. So after missing the first train I was finally on my way and tought some lovely ladies who were part of a hen party the secret of putting on makeup on the train which I acquired over many years of commuting to school. Ultimately it is all about the timing and avoiding contact with the back of the seat or any other surfaces – but I guess this is a topic for a whole of a another post. The hen party girls at least suggested I should start a youtube series about this. Who knows, I might ;).

Finally in Liverpool, I immediately dove into the action and like always there was so much to soak in. Tons of amazing brand stands, one fashion show after the other and lots of great talks and expert panels, not to forget so many amazing blogger ladies.



Like always I was busy soaking all this up that I turn into to worst blogger and forget to take pictures of everything. In future I think I have wear some sort of alarm or pay somebody to keep pinching me if I forget to take pictures for too long.



While I am usually a fan for colourful outfits I decided to stick to black for today but not less daring. I felt like it was time to give my Asos crop top another outing which I first wore in this post along with my Missguided skater skirt and yours clothing kimono. All pieces are old season but nonetheless I don’t think that I looked out of date.

Knowing events like this, opting for layers is usually the best option. You never know if you are going to end up in a boiling or freezing exhibition hall. It was definitely a good decision to opt for such a light base outfit. Except when I was travelling, there was absolutely no need for the leggings, cardigan or jeans jacket that I had on me. In fact I wished I would have had a fan on me.

There are times when I do still feel a little self-conscious in  a crop top and keep trying to adjust it. I do love this outfit thhoughI just wished I would have been at least a tiny bit more tanned though.


Runway Shows

Where I did not forget to get my camera out were those fantastic runway shows. Not only were they showing off an amazing range of bodies but also a great range of ages from a size 16 to 32 from teenager to stunning grey hair all was represented and all looked absolutely stunning. London  New York,  Milan & Paris Fashion Week take note and learn – this is how you do diversity.

Here are some of the great pieces and stunning models that were on show on the day.






Picture taken by Gin Fuelled Bluestockings







Want That Trend

Out of all the Runway Shows my favourite show & line was the new plus size range by Holly Hagan, in cooperation with Want That Trend. While all the other designers have done an amazing job, I believe that this range has taken it just one step further. It is an unapologetic range that picks up all the current autumn trends in the most flattering and sexy way. But not only that, it is not a separate plus size collection – just a collection. Their range comes in a size 8-32 and makes no difference between straight and plus size in neither style, cut nor price. Well done!







And here we come to the best bit where I can brag just a “little” . Holly actually ended up announcing the launch of the collection featuring a picture of little old me posing next to her in same dress she was wearing.

Wearing the Evianna Paisley Glitter Maxi Dress from my plus size range @wantthattrend ❤ back in stock now 😘

A photo posted by H O L L Y H A G A N 💅🏼 (@hollygshore) on


Catching Up With & Making New Friends

Kitty Rambles A Lot & Me At the Navabi stand
Catching up with Charlie from Gin Fuelled Bluestockings who I first met at the Florentyna Dawn Event



It was really great to meet so many amazing bloggers and plus-size ladies. Being surrounded by so many like-minded & strong women (and men) is undoubtedly the best apecst of events like this. This is not only a great inspiration & encouragement it is also a great boost for the self esteem not to forget a great chance to catch up with and make new friends and acquaintances you meet far too rarely.

A great opportunity to do just that and to round this great day off I joined some lovely ladies including Lolly, Amber, Sam, Freckles, & Nikee eating far too much at Reds True Barbecue in Liverpool. If you love some ribs, smoked meat or a good barbecue sauce this is definitely the place to be. I have to warn you though, come hungry and prepared to take a doggy bag home with you. The portions are as massive as they are yummy.

Have you been recently to any plus size events or are you planning to go to any events? Which event is your favourite that you cant wait for or love looking back to?


Lots of love