11 Plus Size Statement Tights

Statement tights: bold and colourful or patterned hosiery that instantly lifts any outfit from mundane to magnificent. Come along as I discover 11 patterned and printed plus size statement tights this autumn and winter.
Plus Size Patterned and Printed Tights for Plus Size Women | Plus Size Life.co.uk

I first moved to the UK in the grip of winter 2008. Piles of slushy snow littered Manchester’s bustling city centre and towering double decker buses and curved hatch back cabs puffed clouds of exhaust into the icy air. Hailing from the Sandhills of North Carolina, just over 60 miles inland from the notoriously hurricane-battered Atlantic coast, dressing for winter wasn’t something I was accustomed to.

Back then, in the American south, winter was more a chilly breeze, with temperatures only occasionally dipping cold enough to snow. I wasn’t prepared for the harsh frosts of an English winter, and certainly not one in one of the rainiest cities in the whole of the country! When you dress for the cold in rural, balmy North Carolina, you ditch skirts and short dresses for long pants and sturdy corduroys or denim. When you dress for the cold in Manchester and the UK, you put on thicker layers and one of those layers, tights, is completely different in the UK than I’d ever seen.

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7 of Most Pinned Plus-Size Dresses

7 most pinned plus size dresses from Plus Size Life.co.uk

I absolutely love a good, figure-flattering dress. Dresses have become my go-to for comfort, whether they be A-line, bodycon or classic wraps. My wardrobe is filled with dresses of varying lengths, made from a variety of materials and in a spectrum of colours and patterns. I’ve been saving loads of plus-size dresses and skirts to a Pinterest board and today, I wanted to share my 7 most pinned plus-size dresses with you!

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6 Plus Size Ponchos & Capes Spotted in a Supermarket

Plus size ponchos are the perfect autumn accessory! From Plus Size Life.co.uk

As the chill of autumn blows in, plus size ponchos, capes and wraps are making their way to the forefront of fashion. I’m in love with the ease these accessories provide for staying warm without having to struggle with the burden of a heavy winter coat. Besides, winter seems to last for ages; there’ll be time enough for wrapping up in puffy coats and gloves!

I’ve been away on a business trip in the West Midlands in a more rural setting than the bustling Manchester city centre I’m used to and have felt the icy chill of autumn. I only brought a sweater and a scarf with me so I was ill-prepared for the quick change in temperature. Nipping into Tesco, I spotted a super soft, chunky and warm poncho that I had to have and thus began my poncho and cape obsession.

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Plus Size Bonfire Night Outfit

Plus Size Bonfire Night Outfit | Plus Size Life.co.ukWith autumn looming, I can’t help but to get excited about Bonfire Night! Bonfire Night is exactly what it sounds like–a night of roaring bonfires, mugs of hearty chili, fireworks and sparklers held on the 5th of November in the UK and this lovely plus size bonfire night outfit will keep you warm and cosy and looking spectacular!

This outfit combines some of my favourite things that every curvy girl can pull off: coloured skinny jeans, a flattering top and tall boots. Most specifically, this outfit features two ultra trendy items: the marsala red Melissa McCartney skinnies and the scarf in this season’s must-have print: tartan.

A few things to remember when dressing for bonfire night:

  1. Wear thick and comfy boot socks
  2. Remember that you’ll be around quite a lot of smoke, so wear the right fabrics!
  3. Fabrics like wool and machine washable blends and cotton are best since they can be laundered at home to remove the smoky smell. They can also be treated with a vinegar rinse if the smell still lingers.
  4. Avoid furs, silks and satins and other fabrics that would require dry cleaning to keep the expense down and the smoky smell out of your clothes.

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12 Ways to Wear Checks If You’re Plus Size

Checks, tartan and plaid are the trending pattern for autumn winter 2015. Here are are 12 ways to pull off the look if you're plus size. | Plus Size Life.co.ukChecks, Tartan and plaid are all words used to describe that pretty grid-like pattern made from crossing horizontal and vertical stripes and they are the on-trend pattern for Autumn/Winter 2015! Even if you never thought you could pull off the look, here are 12 ways to wear checks if you’re plus size:

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Find the Right Plus Size Bra for Your Outfit

Give a woman right bra and she can conquer the world | Plus Size Life.co.uk

For ages I’d just assumed I was doomed to the typical plus size bra: a bland restraint only available in shades of boring (white, black or taupe) with straps wide enough to race Hot Wheels cars on and the obligatory feminine bow at the centre. I would flip through lingerie catalogs and grow absolutely envious. Not of the tiny-framed women and their dainty C cups, but of the beautiful bras adorning their chests. Bras in a kaleidoscope of colours, fittings and shapes. Bras with no straps!–how was that even possible?!

The truth is, curvy women aren’t doomed to one type of ill-fitting bra. There’s actually a wide range of options out there. Once you know how to find the right plus size bra for your outfit, you’ll find that your clothes fit better. Go one step further and make sure you get a bra that’s actually your cup size and suddenly, the world is your oyster.

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16 Perfectly Plus Sized Halloween Costumes

16 Plus Size Halloween Fancy Dress Costumes | Plus Size Life.co.uk

It’s nearly the most wonderful time of the year! The leaves will be changing, evenings will darken, scarfs will loop necks against the chill and millions of children across the world will, in direct breech of everything they’ve ever been taught, ask strangers for candy. I absolutely love Halloween: from getting lost in the maize maze to carving pumpkins.

Halloween coutdown | Plus Size Life.co.uk

With the ghoulish night on my mind and fast approaching, here are 16 of the most fantastic, perfectly plus sized Halloween costumes for 2015:

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Autumn Birds Plus Size Outfit Ideas

A casual plus size outfit featuring bird motifs for autumn | Plus Size Life.co.uk  There’s something you should know: I’m a creature of clothing habit. Maybe it’s because of my lifelong struggle to find shapes and fabrics that flatter my curves, but when I find clothing that I like, I buy it in triplicate.

You see that fab bird printed tee? That’s in my wardrobe. Along with two of its cousins: the exact same shirt in black. Twice. I’m a sucker for a 3/4 sleeve and a scoop back.

The skinnies I paired that top with are my absolute favourite. They’re ultra stretchy. I’m not making that up, it’s in their name. And they’re so damn comfortable. I practically live in these jeans.

Know what else I’m a sucker for? A curvy girl in skinny jeans. Skinny jeans were made for curves. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Blush pink is couleur du jour in wedding world, and since I spend practically all day at work thinking about it, looking at it and writing about it, it’s only natural that it’s started to creep into my wardrobe and in the scarf and flats in this outfit card. And to complete the birdie ensemble, a dainty parakeet bracelet. Tweet.

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