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Diane's plus size fashion blog - May 2015

May 27th - Sales bargain - Fluted Hem Dress with Notch Neck detailing for Plus Size Evening Wear

Fluted Hem Dress from the Sale at Curvety
Fluted Hem Dress - NOW £40.80 in Wine Red - Available up to size UK24

Wine Red Fluted Hem Dress from the Sale at Curvety
Fluted Hem Dress in Wine Red - £40.80 - Available up to size UK24

This beautiful Curvety dress is suitable for both Evening Wear and more formal daywear occasions.† I am seen in the photo wearing the dress in black.† The dress is also available in wine red (as pictured on the model).† Both dresses are now reduced to £40.80 in the Curvety Sale.

I love this dress because it has very elegant detailing and offers a slimming profile.† Both the colour and styling help with this. Black is a permanent choice for the plus size lady as a slimming block colour but with this the 3/4 length sleeves and the boat neck style neckline with the knotch cut away provides for a more ladylike and sophisticated presentation.

I am 5' 9" tall and I am wearing a UK size 18 which is true to fit.† The dress is fully lined and is 108cm [ 42 1/2in ] length from shoulder to hemline.

For a 20 second view of the dress CLICK BELOW.

To see the dress being modelled and to hear me review it fully , have a look at the video below.

To buy the Sammy Fluted Hem Dress in Wine Red click HERE

To buy the Sammy Fluted Hem Dress in Black click HERE

To view the Sale at Curvety click HERE

Until next time.

Diane XXX


May 21st Stunning Lace Dress suitable for formal daywear and also evening wear from Curvety

Black Lace Dress from Curvety
Leona Lace Dress in Black / Noir - £80 with FREE UK DELV. - Available in sizes UK16 - UK24

This is the Leona Dress in Noir/Black - a long sleeve black lace dress from Curvety.

I have featured Curvety many times now on as they are a quality retailer selling beautiful and different clothing in the size range UK16 to UK32 (and sometimes up to size UK36).† They will therefore offer plenty of variety and choice to the discerning customer looking for something a bit special for herself.

Although not just quite a household name yet, Curvety's clothing is becoming very popular. As a result of this sometimes new clothing items and styles that are introduced on the website can sell out quite quickly.† Don't be alarmed though that you've missed a certain item, because stock is immediately replenished and you can be lucky and get the item that you initially wanted - that size having only been out of stock for a couple of days.

With regard to today's dress, I am 5' 9" tall and I am wearing this dress in size UK18.† You can see the fit is perfect.† This dress is fully lined and beautifully cut to enable you to walk and sit with confidence (please see my video below; it shows me demonstrating both the walking and sitting tests).

This dress can be worn to many types of occasion, including both formal daywear and evening wear occasions.† The addition of a fascinator or larger brimmed hat treatment will take this dress into the very special formal daywear category.† Whilst on its own (as modeled in the photo above and video below) it is suitable for a Cocktail Party or other evening occasion.

To buy this dress click HERE

(there is FREE UK delivery with this garment)

To hear what I have to say about this dress and to see a demonstration of both the sitting and walking tests, play and watch the short video below

To buy this Dress (with FREE UK Delivery) click HERE†

For more dresses, other clothes and accessories from Curvety click HERE

Until later.† Diane xxx


May 18th - Designer Dress by Yuliya Rachel for IGIGI available at Curvety

Yuliya Rachel Regina Dress for IGIGI available from Curvety
Yuliya Rachel for IGIGI dress from Curvety - £87 - sizes UK16 to UK24

This lovely IGIGI designer dress has just been reduced in the sale at Curvety to £87.†Grab this beautiful and very special creation by Yuliya Rachel now, as some sizes are selling out fast.

I am 5'9" tall and I am wearing the dress in size UK16.† This is my own dress and I have got lots of occasion wear use out of it.† I have been a customer of Curvety for some time now and therefore I am delighted to talk about and endorse this dress and all clothing from Curvety, having "tried and tested" lots of their clothes.

The dress is available from plus size UK16 to plus size UK36 but as I've said, and as you can imagine a dress of this quality, especially now that it is in the sale, is selling out very quickly.† Please however do not be discouraged if you cannot get this dress in your size.† Often Curvety will replenish stock very quickly and for very popular styles they can often offer you a very close alternative.

I model the dress in the video below. Click on it to hear what I have to say.

To buy the dress click HERE

To view the rest of the 65% off sale at Curvety click HERE

Until later this week. Diane xxx


May 15th - Curvety Special Occasion Dress for a Wedding, Graduation, Day at the Races, or Garden Party

Special Occasion Dresses from Curvety
Angelina Dress in Navy - £76 - Available from size UK16 - UK24

It is now mid May and that time of year when you start thinking about what to wear at formal occasions such as graduations, weddings, corporate Race Meetings or Garden Parties.

I have introduced you to the wonderful and very different line of clothing from Curvety before on† It is now time to remind you all of where to shop for your plus size special occasion dresses, accessories and all other clothing items, as Curvety are still selling the same high quality clothing from a size UK16 up to a size UK32 (and sometimes certain items go up to a size UK36).

Currently there is an up to 65% off sale on at Curvety so NOW is the time to bag that bargain.

I am a customer of Curvety myself so can stand over what I say about their wonderful designs and the high quality of their garments.† You get what you pay for.† Curvety sell affordable designer clothing so you can be confident that you will not see someone wearing the same dress as you at your special occasion.

As is always the case at Curvety, lines sell out quite quickly but please do not be discouraged as popular items frequently come back into stock again (if only with a slight variation in colour or design detail).

I have 4 special dresses to blog about over the next couple of weeks.† I'm featuring this dress (the Angelina Dress in Navy) today but please also check back here very soon to see my other finds from Curvety.

Today I am wearing the Angelina Dress in size UK18.† I am 5'9" tall.† I think this dress looks georgeous and makes me look slimmer† This slimmer profile is helped by the dark Navy colour and also the band detailing at the waistline.† I love the pretty neckline which is deep enough for wearing pendant style necklaces up to 18".† Another feature that I really like is that the dress is fully lined - there's no need for an array of extra under garments.

To hear what I have to say about the dress, and see how it looks on me, play the short video below

To buy the dress ( UK P&P is FREE ) click HERE

To see more georgeous clothes from Curvety - click HERE

I'll have another review up in a couple of days. Until then, Diane xxx


May 8th - Preparing for Summer, Beach Smart, linen tunic dress - up to plus size 22


Embroidered Tunic Dress in linen mix from the M&S Collection at Marks & Spencer
Placement Paisley Embroidered Linen Tunic Dress - £45 - up to size UK22

I'm modelling a lovely dress for summer from the M&S Collection at Marks & Spencer.† This is an embroidered tunic dress in a linen mix with a paisley style embroidery.† The embroidery is beautiful and makes this dress a real stunner for smart casual day wear.

I am 5'9" tall and am wearing size UK18 which is true to fit.† The dress ranges from size 8 to 22 and is new summer stock just arrived at M&S.

I love tunic dresses because they hide a bigger tummy area.† Personally I prefer the cut of tunic and wrap dresses.

This dress comes in white (as pictured) with the real embroidery in blue.† (This is not a print.)† I feel the embroidery makes this a lot dressier for summer day wear.

See below for a short video where you can hear my review of the dress.

Video of the dress with commentary review

To buy the dress click HERE

To view other summer dresses at Marks & Spencer click HERE

Until next time.† Diane xxx


July. 2015 blogs, click here

June. 2015 blogs, click here

May. 2015 blogs, click here -May 27th - Curvety Fluted Hem Dress with Notch Neck for Plus Size Evening Wear, May 21st Curvety Stunning Lace Dress for formal daywear, May 18th - Designer Dress by Yuliya Rachel for IGIGI, May 15th - Curvety Special Occasion Dress, May 8th - Beach Smart, linen tunic dress to plus size 22

April. 2015 blogs, click here - April 21st - Versatile Shift Floral Dress suitable for Day and Occasion Wear

March. 2015 blogs, click here - March 8th. - Floral Jacquard Design Mock Shirt Sweat Top from Marks and Spencer

Feb. 2015 blogs, click here - Feb. 26th - Gardenia Jersey Dress from Monsoon - Feb 8th. Julien Macdonald at Debenhams

Jan. 2015 blogs, click here - Jan 23rd. Getting Fit - Affordable Fitness Clothing from the M&S Collection - Jan.14th - What to wear Skiing - Recommendations

Dec. 2014 blogs, click here - Dec 12th Half Length Black Leather Sheepskin Coat in Contemporary Design - Celtic & Co. - Dec 6th Wonderful Toscana Sheepskin Full Length Hooded Coat in Chocolate Brown - Celtic & Co.

Nov. 2014 blogs, click here - Nov 30th Down and Feather Coat. Long Tall Sally. - Nov 15th How to wear Tweed part 2.

Oct. 2014 blogs, click here - Oct 30th How to wear Tweed, part 1. - Oct 24th M&S Waist Cincher Knickers for tummy control. - Oct 16th Lipstick Boutique at House of Fraser - Oct 2nd Ann Harvey at Bonmarche

Sept. 2014 blogs, click here - Sept. 25th Curvety Special Occasion dress - 19th Dickins and Jones Day Wear - 14th Yours Blouse - 4th Debenhams Tea Dress.

Aug 2014 blogs, click here - Aug 29 Jump suit from Pink Clove, - Aug 21 Flared Skirt, Wardrobe staple. - Aug 15 Fine Knit Cardigan, Wardrobe staple. - Aug 7 David Emanuel at Bonmarche. - Aug 2 Road test of Leanne Shoes from Hotter.

July 2014 blogs, click here - July 29 Berlin Break, July 26 YOURS - Floral Maxi Dress, July 15 Woolovers Jumper around shoulders look, July 14 Woolovers City Look, July 13 Woolovers Casual Layered Look, July 12 Woolovers V-Necked Jumper - look #2, July 11 Woolovers Twin Set look, July 10 Woolovers Sleeveless Top, July 9 Woolovers V-Necked Jumper look #1

June 2014 blogs, click here - June 27 Suede Moccasin Shoes. June 20 Garden Party - Overlay Dress from Long Tall Sally. June 12 Aran Boyfriend Cardigan- Celtic & Co. June 5th Little Black Dress.

May 2014 blogs, click here - May 30th Ivory Bridal Dress (vintage 1950s style) from Monsoon. - 22nd - The Return of the Trouser Suit. - 14th Agricultural Show or County Fair - Practical Styling Advice. - 7th M&S boot cut jeans - 1st Plus Size Revolution - money counts.

April 2014 blogs, click here -Apr.27th The Plus Size Revolution - Curves take Centre Stage. - 20th Travel Clothes - 4th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Dynasty.

March 2014 blogs, click here - Mar 20th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Curvety. - 14th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Jane Watson.

Feb 2014 blogs, click here - Feb 27th British Plus Size Fashion Week 2014 - Dea. - 14th Diane Marshall Plus Size Model London Fashion Week. - 7th All weather fitness clothing

Jan. 2014 blogs, click here - Jan 30th London Fashion Week, plus size modelling opportunity. - 23rd Plus Size Acceptance vs Weight Loss. - 16th Plus Size Weight Loss - an expert approach. - 9th Plus Size, what size of fit are we describing?

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