Sunday, 12 July 2015

Studio8 Plus Size Luxury

So I recently discovered that Phase Eight were launching their own plus size section, Studio8! Naturally, when I was offered the opportunity to review one of these pieces, I jumped at the chance!

Coatigan - Studio8, Dress - Simply Be, Leggings - Newlook Inspire, Pumps - Topshop. 

This is the 'Martha' Coatigan from the Stufio8 plus size range and it is unbelievable. It's a gorgeous bright red, the material is stunningly soft, the fit is fantastic and the quality is second to none. The Studio8 range is in a higher price bracket than most plus size collections on the high street however after receiving this piece, I can absolutely assure you that this collection is worth every penny. I teamed it with a high neck, textured dress in a gorgeous teal from Simply Be which I feel is the ultimate transition outfit because you could wear it to work and look smart and stylish but also wear it out and feel sexy and high class. It's thick but not suffocating so would be fantastic for Autumn and even early Winter! 

The quilting is in a soft, almost floral pattern than runs throughout the entire Coatigan. It feels beautiful and isn't remotely bulky which I feel can be an issue with some quilted pieces. 

These pumps are adorable. I picked them up from Topshop, they are a really great quality and so comfortable. I had been looking for a good quality pair of plain black pumps for a long time so I had to grab these. They came with the oddest disclaimer that said something a long the lines of 'these are made in the way of a traditional ballet construction, therefore will not withstand consistent outside wear' which I thought was bizarre! However that doesn't make me love them any less, if you need a good pair of pumps, pick these bad boys up. 

The collection runs from a size 16-24 and from this piece I can say that the fit is very true to size and very tailored so buy your 'standard' size. Seeing a new plus size collection of such high quality is so encouraging. Studio8 is proving that size has absolutely nothing to do with style and class. I feel a million dollars and so sophistaicated in this item - it's glorious!

Check out the Studio8 lookbook here - and explore all the stunning first collection pieces! 

Lots Of Love,


  1. Love the red against the black - and the quilting looks so luxurious!

    C xx

    1. Thank you lovely lady! It's the softest quilting! The dress I'm wearing is a very dark teal though :)! X