It may only be September but I already know what I’m excited for this Autumn/Winter. No not just pumpkin spiced lattes and no not even Christmas (not quite yet anyway!).
I’m starting to get a little excited about The Curve Fashion Festival. For anyone that’s never heard of it, it’s a plus size fashion festival which takes place once a year, designed for ladies of all shapes and sizes from a size 14 up. Have I got your attention?
I’ve been to many fashion festivals and catwalk shows over the years due to my passion for the design industry, but my main issue? I never felt like I really fitted in? The clothes on sale would always go up to a size 12/14 max and the models all looked liked they’d walked out of Vogue, which I’m not slating at all – they were all absolutely gorgeous! But not being able to relate, not being able to imagine how you’d look in those clothes or that my body probably didn’t even fit in those clothes, it was more than a little disappointing. Was a little diversity too much to ask for?
So do you get why I’m so excited to go this year? I only actually found out what The Curve Fashion Fest was last year and it was just a few weeks before the event. I saw so many influencers and bloggers on social media rave about how amazing it was going to be, and after catching up on social media from home, I really got the feeling it was something amazing. Everyone who was posting from the day seemed so positive, having so much fun! Last year I wasn’t prepared, after realising how much of a journey it was from Somerset to Liverpool I gave it a miss. But this year? I’m well prepared. I’ve got my VIP ticket and I’m off!
This year with a change of location it sounds like it’s going to be bigger and better than ever! St George’s Hall, Liverpool. It will be filled with a huge market hall full of all your favourite, major and independent plus size brands, a beauty hub for a cheeky pamper and a spot of beauty shopping, a catwalk that is filled with on trend up coming fashion. And did I forget to mention? So many plus sized ladies all under one roof, including a few famous faces and truly inspirational women.
Catwalk image from Curve Fashion Fest 2017.
This year Debenhams are a part of the sponsorship team and have just a few really exciting plans happening over the day. Including launching their new lingerie collection, showing off their plus size range on the catwalk and having one of their designers talking on the How To Stage. Literally ladies, you all know how much I love a good set of undies so I’m far too excited for this part of the day! Have you checked out their plus size range? I’ve linked it below if you haven’t already seen, as I’d be lying if I didn’t say it, I had no idea about it until recently either!
So have you got your ticket yet? Unfortunately all VIP tickets have sold out! However standard tickets are available and are selling fast so what are you waiting for? Worried about going solo? Don’t be! I’ve booked my ticket and I’m going on my own, I’m going to meet up with some mega babes throughout the day but I get the feeling from what I’ve heard, there’s such a massive sense of community and so much to see and do, that you won’t fall short of good company.
The countdown? Not long ladies! Save the date 17/11/18. If you want to grab a ticket I’ll link you up to the site below. Have you been to The Curve Fashion Festival? Or is it your first time this year? Let me know in the comments! X
The Curve Fashion Festival.
Okay so I’m starting things off by going back to the beginning, why did I start writing this blog? To talk about bras, fashion and the ups and downs of general life. So one of the three? Fashion. I love fashion, I love clothes. I, like most people, wear clothes every day, and for me what I wear is a way to express my personality. And in all honesty, I just love a bit of shopping, discovering hidden gems, and when I find a hidden gem I like to share it. Although this gem wasn’t very hidden.
Evans, I’ve been aware of Evans clothing for years and I’m not going to lie, it was a brand my nanny and my mum shopped at when I was growing up. It was a brand that in the past I, regrettably, have over looked.
But over the last year, (to my surprise) I’ve noticed a lot of influencers and bloggers collaborating with them and I’d taken note how much their style had changed. I browsed online and realised they still did the basics, the flattering styles, the plus size section so many of us know and love, but also they’d upped their trend game to the max. They also have a massive range of on trend, fashionable styles that not only fitted the bigger body but broke the fashion rules. Stripes, prints, pretty cuts, bold colours, they had it all and I was sold. Not just clothes – fashion baby.
So when I received an email off them asking if they could gift me some items I was over the moon. I had no idea what the fit was going to be like or how the sizing was or even the quality, so I said I’d love to give them a try! And I can say I have not been disappointed.
All the items I’ve received have been true to size, have fitted like a dream, and have such a high quality feel. I’ve loved styling up some outfits and I have really loved experimenting with bold colours and prints.
Evans, do affordable fashion in sizes 14-32. And they also do footwear from a 4EEE to a 10EEE, which is perfect for me as a size 7 – I have wide feet and sometimes really struggle in high street stores. All the items I’ve received have been perfect for summer and I’ve loved feeling confident and sassy in all of the beautiful garments.
Also I must add! If you’re a magpie when it comes to tassels, just head over to their accessories section. The earrings are a must have in my books!
I received my items in a size 18 and the shoes in a size 7EEE. My favourite pieces from them are the simplest. The ones that you can style up or down, the ones that you can take from day to night. I’ve shared a couple of my favourite looks and pieces below that are in stock, along with the links if you want to have a peek.
Evans floral off the shoulder top.Shoes and earrings are no longer in stock. The top is Evans but is currently sold out but the earrings link is – Evans modern tassel earrings.Evans fit and flare floral dress.
As we transition into Autumn/Winter over the next few weeks and months I’ll be sharing with you over on instagram how some of these pieces will still be incorporated into my wardrobe as part of day to day. I will also be sharing some of my own cheeky purchases from them as I have my eye on some statement items that I can’t wait to style up! Evans are now certainly one of the brands on my go to list for plus size fashion.
If you have any outfits from Evans that you want to share just upload a photo to Instagram, tag Evans and use #IAmMe for a chance to be featured in their customer gallery. Or if your looking for some style inspiration head over to the gallery for a browse, you might just spot some mega babes you recognise! XEvans #IAmMe Gallery.