What I Wore: Flirty in Floral

31 Aug 2016

UK plus size fashion blogger AmandaApparel wears a lovely floral maxi dress in this outfit post featuring pieces from Simply Be, New Look, and more.

Okay, so I know it's still August and stuff...but I'm so freakin' excited for autumn fashion! So even if it's still hot out, I'm just gonna dress for the weather I want, not the weather I have haha! I can't be the only one who does this, right? I've already unpacked my jackets and sweaters and am just WAITING for it to be cool enough to wear them. I dunno, it's like I feel cuter when I'm able to wear loads of layers and bundle up. 

You guys, this dress is a D-R-E-A-M! Like, I haven't felt this babely in a while. You know I'd love to live in all black everything, but I love the white and pink floral motif of this dress. I look like I'm going to a Florence + The Machine gig, right?! Haha!


You can't (at least I think you can't) really tell, but this is a VERY busty dress. As in, the girls look EXCELLENT in this low cut neck. I like how the dress is floor length and has long sleeves, but it's still a great transitional piece thanks to the light, airy fabric. I usually wear a size 24, but I was able to size down in this dress. This worked out perfectly because the 24 was dragging the ground, and this 22 hits me right at the ankle.

I accessorised with a large hat for that folk singer vibe. Obvs I had to match my lippy to the oxblood colour of the hat! And honestly, I am LIVING for the choker trend right now. I'm a 90's girl, and young Amanda is SO glad that this trend is hot again! This choker is from New Look, and while I could barely fasten it, I thought it would be smart to extend it so it wouldn't accidentally break when I sneezed or coughed or something, hah! 

While this look is already pretty autumn ready, it would be super easy to dress it for colder weather. The sandals could be swapped for ankle boots, and tights could be layered under the dress. A scarf and jacket could be added as outerwear, and the hat could be swapped for a cute faux fur headband. I think this dress and I are going to have a long, happy life together! <3 

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Dress, size 22, Simply Be

Hat, old Miss Selfridge. Similar at H&M

Shoes, Primark

Bag, old Steve Madden. Similar at River Island

Pom pom keychain, New Look

Choker, New Look (unavailable online). Similar at Asos


Photography by Katrin Lange


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Plus size style and fat positive blogger. Born in Kansas City. Matured in Edinburgh Scotland. Feminist killjoy, Instagram fanatic, and avid user of the sparkle emoji. Expect outfit posts, fat activism,
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