Sunday, 5 July 2015

California Dreamin'

The 60's and 70's are possibly two of my favourite eras fashion wise. However, being a plus size woman, I find that it really is hard to find vintage numbers from these eras. So when I saw this beautiful creation on the Simply Be website, I lost my mind and knew I had to have it. 

Dress and headscarf - Simply Be.

Oh this dress. THIS DRESS! Look at it. It is glorious. Full length, with a beautiful central split, incredibly paisley print and an accompanying tie that is suggested to be worn as a neck scarf however I thought it might work as a head adornment instead (it could also be worn as a belt or not worn at all!). The material is super soft and silky without being unflattering, the fit is sexy but understated and true to the era and I am struggling to find faults with it to be honest! Now I know this is very much a marmite piece and really won't be for everyone as it does vaguely sing of the Manson Family or The Mamas & The Papas but I love it. I sized up twice because I wanted to be sure it had a flowey quality and the fit is great because of that. So if you fancy grabbing this, bare in mind the sizing comes up a little small but as long as you size up once/twice, you'll be fine! The sleeves are cut in a very classic bell style which means there's no restriction, making the dress extra comfortable and also still true to era. 

I teamed this dress with a soft brown/orange lip that picked up highlights from the dress and from my hair haha! 

I really can't say enough good things about this dress and the fact it is something entirely different for Simply Be feel. Although the 70's are very much on trend at the moment, this particular item is far more fully encompassing than a lot of pieces that just take elements of 70's inspiration and I think that is why I adore it! It allows me, as a plus size woman, to embrace entirely an era that I love, without compromise! 

Lots Of Love,


  1. I love this! You look fab and love the tie used as scarf. Mama Cass is Goddess! <3

    1. Thank you so much! It's such a perfect summer dress! X