Plus Size Skater Dresses from Simply Be

Sometimes it's all about knowing what clothing makes you comfortable, others it's about what looks great, all too throwing comfort way out the window. For my size, it's not often I get to have both at the same time, I must confess.

JD Williams asked me if I'd like to try a size 18 outfit to feature on the blog and that I could choose what I wanted as long as it included a skater dress. Now I love a skater dress as much as I love a challenge so I wasn't about to turn this down. Off I headed to have a nose...

Photo: Simply Be
The problem with high street shopping in the summer is that the ranges tend to offers items without sleeves and at shorter lengths. Not at Simply Be, part of the JD Williams group.

This particular skater dress just absolutely jumped out at me. Long bubble sleeves to hide my arms, the length is perfect to wear with leggings or, if I'm feeling incredibly brave then also with bare legs. Given that the model is wearing this with tights and boots, I'm figuring this dress to be a versatile and, no doubt, staple piece. It's currently on sale from £45 to £31.50.


To style this dress for the summer months, I opted for a pair of full length, high waisted, leggings and the beautiful flats pictured on my instagram above.  I have fallen in love with these shoes, so very badly, and they really do look lovely with the dress. Perfect for an afternoon drink out and about, or even for the office. They took a few outings to wear in though (thank you Compeed!). These beauties are currently £28.
"Woven material pumps with statement jewelled embellishments on the toe cap. The golden heel and pointed toe offer an edge that simple ballerina pumps can't." 
SOLE DIVA POINTY TOE PUMPS EXTRA WIDE EEE FIT.
An alternative styling suggestion would be to team the dress with 3/4 leggings and some spangly sandles. Comfort at it's best, I can do my shopping in style, walk along the prom with the kids without worrying that the breeze coming at me head on is making my muffin top all the more obvious, and I can keep my cool. Hot feet are just the worst aren't they?
Photo: Simply Be

In a stunning rose gold colour, I managed to obtain 4 compliments in my first 2 outings wearing these sandles. The sun catches the curves of the beaded detail and adds an awesome sparkle to your feet. They're currently £20.

Unfortunately for me, the sole of these particular sandles came away completely during the 3rd wear and looking at their reviews on the site, it would appear I'm not the only one to have experienced this. That being said, let's not allow this to take away from such a beautiful piece of clothing in the dress.


I've described two ways to wear it in this post, plus the way it's styled in the catalogue image too. So... I'm off to find some knee highs now!

To check out the full range of plus size skater dresses head on over to Simply Be now.


So, what do you think?


19 comments:

  1. Oh honey, you look lovely! Skater dresses for women with some curves are perfect I feel, nip at the waist and flow out. x

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  2. I love the dress's print but its a shame that your sandals wore away after the third wear. Still you look lovely!

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  3. Looking lovely! I love skater dresses and love this print!!

    Abi - https://abigailporter1.wordpress.com

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  4. What a gorgeous dress and you really suit it! Its funny i wouldnt have gave this dress a 2nd glance by looking at it in the catalogue but i love it after seeing it on you!

    www.sparklesatmidnight.com

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  5. The dress is so pretty and it looks so much better on. The dolly shoes were definitely a great choice x

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  6. I love the bright bold print on the dress. It looks great on you.

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  7. Very nice, you look lovely. I love the dress and i love JD Williams.

    www.annanuttall.com

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  8. I love skater dresses. They are always so flattering.

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  9. That dress looks wonderful on you! I'm a huge fan of the fit of skater dresses, so flattering x

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  10. I adore Skater Dresses, they are so flattering and I find they fit me really well x

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  11. Oh this so suits you! It looks wonderful! H x

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  12. You look fabulous Jo I love skater dresses on you xx

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  13. I am sucker for skater dress, it looks amazing on you Hun x

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  14. The dress is gorgeous, I really like the print X

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  15. I do love skater dresses they always look great.

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  16. Skater dresses are the best. You can dress them up or down so easily!

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  17. I love it! Fits you so well and I love the splashes of colour!

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  18. That dress really is so flattering! I love Simply Be because they really fit your clothes to suit your shape :)

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  19. Skater dresses are so comfy and flattering. I love the print on yours!

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