Great To Discover New Shops
One of the best things since I started my blog is not only that it has encouraged me to question and develop my own style significantly over the last months or that I have met a lot of great people through it, but also that it gave me the chance to discover a lot of great places to find new plus-size fashion and inspiration.
The Hose Of Fraser – A Bargain?
Today I want to talk about one of these cases. A few weeks back a representative from the House of Fraser contacted me,asking if I might be interested to review some of their fashion. However, knowing what I thought I knew about the House of Fraser: it being quite a high profile retailer, I thought I would not get very far with my budget.
I was not only surprised about the choice of plus-size fashion available, but even more by the price range available. Yes, like you expect a large proportion of their range is tin he luxury clothing bracket, however they also have a surprising amount of affordable plus-size clothing. Spending only £30, which is most likely less than the average Simply Be or Yours Clothing dress. I even managed to find two pieces: a lovely dress and a skirt.
Samya Spot Dress With Lace & Net Hem
As you know if you follow my blog, I am a big fan of polka dots. I also love the little detail of the net hem, reminding of a petticoat.
I love this little dress. It is true to size and has just the length that I like in dresses. For reference, I am 5’9 (1.75m) The lace detailing is in my opinion, what sets it for apart and makes it look like a much more expensive dress than it is.
Samya Layered Pleated Midi Skirt
Midi skirts are great for autumn and I recently have developed a love for pleated skirt, something about them does very much remind me of my childhood and my late grandmother. So this skirt is basically a double win. Also the leather detail is a lovely detailing.
I like the skirt, although I am not as impressed with it as I was with the dress. I was hoping it would have a look that is a bit of a cross between tutu and pleated skirt, but the leather details don’t hang as nicely as pleats in real live as I would have hoped for. It is a nice skirt and I would still recommend it, although it is not as nice as I would have hoped for.
Have A Look Yourself
As mentioned above I was not even aware that the House Of Fraser did Plus Size, nor that it even is so affordable. Next to some well known brands like Evans they also have several less well known brands, some of which I had never heard of before. So I would say it is definately worth a look around.
What Do You Think?
I’d love to know what you think. Did you know the House of Fraser do plus-size? What is your favourite piece?
Lot’s of love