Showing some skin…

Over the last months I have been admiring many US & UK plus-size fashion bloggers showing off theirs shapes & curves rocking amazing crop tops or fatkinis. I have tried crop tops on, but never felt comfortable showing my belly, nor was I happy with my shape in them.

But here, finally comes my contribution to the plus-size revolution, telling the mainstream fashion & media industry where to stick it by being a UK size 24-26 (EU size 52-54) woman who dares to show some skin, actually even showing quite a lot of bare skin, by wearing a basically completely see through top combined with a lovely knee length polka dot skirt.

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Top: Alice & You – Simply Be
Skirt: Ellos Casual – Castaluna
Shoes: Deichmann

The top is the Daisy Burnout Top by  Alice & You  which I bought at Simply Be. It features some lovely white daisies on an otherwise completely see through material.I feel great in this top and love showing a bit more skin this way. For colder day’s or when visiting my mom who keeps complaining about my ‘too short skirts’ I can simply combine in with a white or cream coloured vest top, I am sure this will look just as great.

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Top: Alice & You – Simply Be
Skirt: Ellos Casual – Castaluna
Shoes: Deichmann

The polka dot skirt is my very first buy from Castaluna wich appears to be the plus-size sister page of La Redoute . A site priding itself in delivering “French style made easy”. The brand of the skirt is Ellos, which, after having done some research, appears to be a Swedish department store brand… which erm surprised me a bit.

Ultimately unimportant where it is from, I am loving the skirt. It do like the pattern , especially as it is featuring smaller dots than your standard polka dots. And it actually has pockets a plus point I would love to see in more skirts. So mega plus points for practicality here.

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Top: Alice & You – Simply Be
Skirt: Ellos Casual – Castaluna
Shoes: Deichmann

I would love to pass on to you were you can buy this top and skirt, but unfortunately both items appear to be quite difficult to buy by now. Although I only bought them myself within the last 4-5 days, they now appear to be impossible to come by online.

I ordered the skirt approximately a week ago, on the same day that I had discovered the page of Castaluna. But when  Ilookedfor the skirt today in order to link to its product page, it seemed to have disappeared. So I guess it will have sold out.

Also the Alice & You burnout top appears not to be available online  any more. However, it might be worth checking your local Simply Be, as the branch where I bought it, it still appeared to be well stocked.

What do you think about plus-size crop tops? What is your most daring wardrobe piece? I would absolutely love see some of your most daring fashion statements, maybe on your own blog or maybe you could  tweet a picture to @Girlgeek85.

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