Sunday, 16 November 2014

Brand Spotlight - Monroe Knows

This year at Plus North I was approached by a lovely gentleman named Marvin and asked a few questions about what styles and colours I would love to see from a new plus size brand. He was super keen to get Bloggers input which I thought was fantastic! Marvin is the founder of a wonderful new brand called Monroe Knows who I had the great pleasure of receiving a package from last week with a piece from their signature collection!

Firstly, the packaging was utterly phenomenal! The dress came in a stunning black box, tied with a ribbon and was wrapped lovingly in tissue paper. The box also contained an incredible gluten and dairy free cherry kirsh chocolate truffle from a company called Gorge - which was a wonderful surprise! I almost didn't want to open the box and disturb anything because it was all so lovely! There is something so special about receiving a package of any kind where real care and consideration has been put into the presentation of not just the item, but the entire day package!

Coat - Yours Clothing, Dress - Monroe Knows, Tights - Evans, Scarf - Vintage, Boots - ASOS.

The dress I chose from the Monroe Knows signature collection was the Amy dress in green and it is glorious! Although their signature collection is small, I was overwhelmed by the beautiful classic cuts so I had to ask my partner to help me choose and he definitely chose well. The first thing I noticed about the dress was the impeccable quality of the fabric. It's a stunning, soft, heavy Jersey which falls beautifully. I sized up as I wasn't sure what the garment would fit like but I really didn't need to! I could have easily sized down if anything. But despite the dress being slightly big (due to no fault of the brand, this was my fault by being too cautious about the sizing), it fits wonderfully. The wrap style front is a little saucy but not too much and the mid calf length of the skirt is so classy. I also love the colour - it was so nice to be offered something slightly different, colour wise by a brand! I feel that this colour is a gorgeous twist on a classic dress style.

I went with very simple hair and makeup to offset the classic styling of the dress. I felt fabulous in this dress! I cannot recommend the brand and their signature collection enough - they truly have created classic dress styles for all occasions that flatter and feel wonderful!  

This dress was perfect to wear for the occasion, which was date night and included spending our second evening in the presence of the incredible Mr Gregory Porter at St David's Hall in Cardiff.

We went for dinner beforehand and my pudding was a Nutella and marshmallow Fluff brioche sandwich with pistachio icecream which was a total life changer and then we went on to the gig. As before, Gregory Porter was utterly flawless and proved that when you have a true talent that can completely captivate, all you need is your voice and your band.

Lots Of Love,


  1. This colour is lovely on you!! I love receiving packages in the mail too, especially when they are packaged up so nicely!


    1. I totally agree! It makes it feel extra special! x

  2. Hi I'm thinking of ordering the same dress for my husband's Christmas work do which I totally NOT looking forward to going to as I don't know anyone & as a larger girl wanted something with a real WOW. Could I ask which size you would recommend, I'm normally a 24 with a 42f bust & I'm 5"8 tall.

    1. This dress would be perfect for that occasion and will make you feel fabulous! I am exactly the same height, bust and clothing size as you and I would definitely recommend getting this in a size 24, if not a 22. I got it in a 26 because I wasn't sure how the sizing would be and it is very generous. The material is impeccable quality and falls beautifully so you can easily size down! X