Recently I have been thinking a lot about my summer wardrobe. In recent years I have always invested in a  few summer pieces from high street stores, always going for the style most on trend. I love the range on offer during the summer months, however I am now starting to realise that following these trends has been a bad idea. Every year I put my summer clothes away and vice versa with winter clothes just to keep them organised and give myself as much room as possible! When I looked through all my clothes from last year, I still loved each item, although I did realise that most of it isn’t right for my body. Usually I am great at choosing style right for my body, but the season that I have not yet nailed this for is the summer. The shorts I wore were not big enough, the dresses I wore were not flattering and the flow baggy tops did me no justice at all. Don’t get me wrong, I love all these clothes, but they are just not right for me. I think the items that I am the most upset about are all my summer playsuits. I love playsuits, but they are just not right for my body. I spoke in a blog post a few months ago about body shaming, and am really happy to admit that perhaps the general summer trends are just not right for my body shape. This is fine, as other style will suit me more, I just need to spend more time looking for them. 

“Knowing your body shape is the key to nailing your summer wardrobe” 

With this in mind, I have bought a few pieces ready for this year. I was looking for styles that I wouldn’t usually have gone for, testing out what is best for me. I have put so many summer bits up on my Depop from last year, simply because I just had to admit to myself that they don’t look right. This year I am looking for bits that do my figure justice, show off my curves and make me feel comfortable in my clothes. This bright red dress instantly caught my eye in Warehouse. Not only was my first summer shopping experience better because I actually physically saw the products, but I also went just as SS16 had been released in high street stores. The dress is a midi/maxi dress, a length that I would never go for! It is a bright red colour, with a silver zip going from the top to the bottom at the front. The waistline sits quite high on my waist and has a strap to tie as loose or as tight as you would like. Initially I thought that  would hate this dress, but from the minute I put it on I fell in love. I got it in a  size 10, so was a bit worried about the fit. Since going to the gym, my curves have become much more defined. I am not ashamed to say that I have got a bum and boobs. My figure is awkward as I go in at the waist, so I can vary from an 8-12 depending on the item and the shop. Nevertheless, the 10 was perfect for this dress. It sits perfectly on me, being fitted but comfy at the same time. I feel like it goes in enough at the waist to be flattering, yet still shows of my curves. With the length, I could easily wear this with flat sandals, however I do think it looks best with a heel or wedges. I chose my favourite nude heels from Lola Cruz. I bought these in Tenerife last year, and I completely adore them. They are so comfortable, and just look so simple and add a chic edge to an outfit. To accessorise I wanted to wear my Zara black bag – known in my family as my baby Chanel dupe. It has a glossy black finish, silver chain hardware and an easy to use shoulder strap. It adds more sophistication to the outfit, yet doesn’t overdo it. This dress is going to be worn so much during the summer, on holiday, for casual nights out and family occasions. 

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– have a great weekend – 


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