Sunday, 20 November 2016

Christmas Party Outfit Planning with Simply Be

Hi Folks!

Yes I know it's only November but the Party season has already begun with me so today's post is a little Christmas party inspiration for all my curvy ladies out there!

I was definitely struggling for inspiration myself so when Simply Be contacted me and asked if I wanted to feature some of their Party-wear I was pretty excited!

I shop with Simply Be all the time anyway so to feature a brand I already love was a no-brainer! They have a tonne of Party Dresses, tops etc to cater to lots of different tastes You can see them all here

The Dress

As mentioned above, I was spoilt for choice and, after much deliberation I chose this Black Lace Prom Dress.
I loved the full skirt and had already mentally put an outfit together with gold because I think black and gold is a great classic combination and I love a bit of glitz for the party season.

What I love about this dress is the fact that the top is plain and fitted and the skirt is a beautiful lace design and flowy so it shows off your shape but also flatters any tummy concerns you might have (If you are anything like me!).

I also loved the length of the skirt as it's classy and saves me getting too much of my legs out.

The Shoes

Simply Be have a fab selection of party heels (check them out here) and I was drooling over some of the higher heels but I knew that they would be a little bit too adventurous and I'd be limping and wincing within about 5 minutes.
So when I saw these pretty, glittery block heeled shoes I thought they looked like the perfect in-between; a little height, glitter but not spindly and frightfully painful looking (I really do have a way with words don't I!). 

These are actually quite comfortable, I'd probably still bring flats to change in to if I was on a night out and wanted to dance the night away, but I think they are pretty cool and really match the outfit beautifully.

The Outfit

I paired the dress and shoes with a glittery gold pashmina that I got from eBay for a couple of quid. The reason I did this was; mostly because I like to cover my arms and this does it without covering up too much of the dress in the way a jacket would, but also it ties in with the shoes and pulls it all together. I also added the chunky gold Primark necklace to dress it up- I do love a statement necklace.

Thanks to simply be for sending me this outfit, it's going to be great for the party season!