Apologies for the radio silence lately, been tired since actually having to commute more than 5 seconds to work. But I am back to tell you about one of my favourite retailers for the larger ladies (aka me), Simply Be.
Being “plus size” makes shopping for trendy (or even just non-grandma) fashion a nightmare. Sure some stores have larger sized lines but it’s usually only a handful of items in sporadic locations and they just enlarged something cut to fit a size 6. Back at home I loved Torrid but since it costs $50 to ship an order here, without customs fees, I had to do some looking.
Simply Be makes clothes for those sized 12 and up, so it’s not exclusively “plus-size” since that term generally begins at size 18 (US 14). Occasionally I will find clothes in “normal” sized lines that fit since I am right at the beginning of the “plus size” range but it’s quite frustrating and I just end up trying on everything and crying a little.
I have been to their flagship location on Oxford Street a few times to look around since I am not a fan of trying a new brand for the first time online. The store has loads of styles in a bunch of sizes and it’s not insanely busy like you would expect being on Oxford Street. On my last trip I found some amazing holiday styles that are actually made for, and look great on, larger bodies! Miraculous! Here are a few of the looks I loved.