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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Lets talk maternity clothes.

Before you misunderstand from my very misleading title I am NOT pregnant. However I am wearing a maternity dress. From ASOS none the less and I wanted to talk about that today. Like my previous post where I wore a swim cover up as a dress, today I am proving that labels really don't mean a damn thing.  
I ordered this dress from the ASOS maternity page in an 18 which is as high as the size range goes up to.

You are probably wondering why I chose to buy something from maternity when a. I'm not pregnant and b. I could buy from the curve range. Well the truth is there really isn't a great deal of difference in the maternity, main range, and curve range. I can fit into an 18 main range and in maternity if the dress has some stretch. I don't care that it is designed for pregnant women I am not ashamed of buying from maternity, it really goes to show that the plus size industry (less so with ASOS) are still behind in offering fashionable clothes in all sizes. If there were more options for us then perhaps we wouldn't have to go to the on trend maternity ranges. Instead we get stuck with the over sized tunics, dreadful glitter logo tees and leggings by some plus size brands. It just so happened  that ASOS Curve didn't have this dress and Maternity did 90% of the time Curve has everything on point but I totally recommend you to have a look at the ASOS Maternity range for somethings that may not be on the curve site is you are a similar size to me 20/22. Don't be afraid to try it's just a label, after all.

Necklace - H&M


  1. I always buy from ASOS Maternity! This dress is lovely :) xx

  2. Andrea Constantine19 September 2013 at 05:27

    You have the most gorgeous tan and I will definitely be peeking into H&M for that necklace :) You look so lovely - just goes to show how little labels matter!
    Where is your gorgeousssss red lipstick from?
    Keep in touch lovely :)

  3. Completelyyyy agree! There is hardly any difference!
    Loooking amazing btw!
    Gemma x

  4. I love this! I was looking at the maternity ranges just the other day (again not pregnant - just fat!!) and found some really cute things in there. I couldn't care less what size or range I wear, as long as I like it and it's comfortable!
    (although my daughter did catch me on the web searching the maternity wear at Asos, and did comment "Mummy I really don't think you are THAT fat!!)

  5. Woow you looks so sexy in yellow!!!!
    kisses and hugs

  6. I definitely own maternity wear, I see nothing wrong with it! Plus at least it save some dollar for when you are pregnant eh?

    It's unreal how much this colour suits you...lucky lady x

  7. That's adorable on you, I would not have known it was maternity. I bought a black wiggle dress from the maternity range of peacocks by accident once. I only realised when I was looking at the label. Still bought it though. It just had some stretch in it is all!



    Inanity and the Girl


    I love your article! I have to share on my eBay maternity fan page on Facebook. ;)

  9. lindsey carruthers19 September 2013 at 09:43

    Such a nice dress on you! You are absolutely gorgeous, fair play- I have outfit envy every time I read your blog! Stunning :) x

  10. Totally agree. I was actually looking to buy a green leopard print bodycon dress from the Topshop Maternity range seeing as they are ridiculously lacking in larger sizes and wondered if it would fit better for me (extra tummy room) than the standard sizing anyway. I never saw it in the flesh, so didn't get to try it, but it's something I wouldn't think twice about doing. Sad that they think pregnant women need fashionable clothing, but plus-size don't.

  11. I always have a skim of the maternity sections, because the clothes are usually so much nicer than the plus size section! When a shop happily offers maternity wear but not plus size, it kind of gives me the impression that they're saying 'Oh don't worry normally size 10 may have put on a big of weight during your pregnancy, but we know you're not reaaaally that fat...just here, we made you some clothes so that you don't have to go and shop in one of those ghastly fat people shops....don't worry, you'll be back to your skinny minnie self in no time'

    Like it's ok for them to have bigger clothes because their fatness is temporary, whilst ours is just a threat to their brand image.

    Nothing agains pregnant ladies obviously!! God, if you're gonna be pushing a person out of your vagina, you should be allowed to shop wherever the hell you want! :)

  12. Totally thought you were pregnant when I saw this in my Bloglovin' feed!

    I've often considered buying maternity when I've seen some lovely dresses but have always worried that either it'll fit everywhere but be baggy on the tummy OR fit perfectly on the tummy but be too small everywhere else!

    May reconsider now as this looks great on you. x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

  13. You look lovely! I brought this dress in 3 colours from the maternity range, 3 weeks before I found out I was actually pregnant! Very comfy and cute, looks great on you! x

  14. Sorry for the late reply. There are so many things on there, I would recommend if you are above a size 20 to look for clothing made from jersey stretch, the clothing is generous around the waist!

  15. Oh cograts! That is amazing news lovely! Perfect timing too aye! xx

  16. It is completely shocking that the retailers still wont accept plus size fashion, its snobbery I believe and you are right it is dreadful that we can only go and try things on in certain shops!

  17. Oh thank you so much Lindsey, that is too kind! x

  18. Thanks Callie for your suggestion...Its nice to hear from you...