Bodycon Babe

16 Aug 2017

Edinburgh based plus size style and fat positive blogger AmandaApparel wears a beautiful bodycon dress in this style post featuring Next, Yours Clothing, and more.

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It’s that time of year when EVERY. SINGLE. STORE. has a massive sale on. I recently popped to Next to see if there was anything cute I could potentially fat-hack. What’s fat-hacking? I’m glaaaad you aaaaasked! 


Fat-hacking is a term I like to use to describe when a plus size person is able to fit into garments that are not made for plus sizes. For example, in this outfit I’m fat-hacking a size 20 dress from Next, but I usually wear a size 24/26. I’ve got a small selection of garments in my closet that are fat-hacks. For example, I have an “oversized” size 16 dress from Topshop that fits me like a bodycon. I have an incredibly stretchy size 12 (HAH! HAHAHAH! SIZE 12!!!) dress from H&M. See? Fat-hacked! 


I’m not usually one to wear white, but I couldn’t resist this colourful pattern! It looks so summery and fun but also super elegant. One downside to the fit is because it’s a fat-hack, the dress tends to ride up quite a bit. It looks much shorter on me than on the Next website’s model even though I’m a little short stack. 


These shoes have become a quick favourite of mine. They also come in black, but the platform is still white which kinda put me off them. I want the whole shoe, platform and all, to be black. 


How great is the contrast of the dark, moody architecture to the bright, bubbly dress? I love this. Some tourists were watching us take these photos, and some of them decided to photograph us. Classic Fringe shenanigans. 

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Dress: Next, size 20*

Shoes: Yours Clothing, size 8E

Jacket: Old New Look Curves, size 22 (similar)  


*Okay, so the Next website SUCKS for sale/clearance items. Unfortunately the search function seems to only work for full price items, so searching by product code or product description doesn't work. Hunting this dress down takes a bit of effort. If you select “dresses” for product category and “£10-25” for the price category you’ll see it listed at £20 and it’ll look like this: 




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Photos by Samuel C. Bone


Shot on location at Edinburgh's Old College

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hiya! i'm amanda!

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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