Many of my friends have kindly said that I’m not plus-sized. As much as I’d love to accept that, I have to go with the size guide of the clothing stores. The plus-size brands start at size 12 and I’m a size 16-18. I rest my case. Nonetheless. I don’t have any major issues about my size. I’d like to be firmer with less wobbly bits but that’s it.  Whenever I look at the photos from my 20’s I look half starved. The half-starved look may be cute and sexy for some in when you are in your  2o’s but in your 40’s no, I think. I’m learning to dress my ‘new’  curvy figure, factoring in that most times the kids are with me. I need to have freedom of movement. On Saturday, I rocked my two years old Gap black full-length jumpsuit and loved it.

I met up with an ole mate of mine for a bit of retail therapy, on Saturday. We are both brisk walkers and because I knew we would be popping into a few shops I wanted to look good but feel comfortable. I also had to cater for the fact that the weather was meant to be changeable. In the end I opted for my black Gap draw-string full-length jumpsuit. I luv Gap because their clothes have always suited me and the styles are timeless. I then themed it with navy blue ballet pumps and an African inspired turban. On bad hair days, I don’t stress I simply pop on some head gear.

Here’s my idea of a girl’s afternoon out on the town shopping:


styling my Gap jumpsuit

Outfit Details

Jumpsuit- Gap

Turban- Akhu Designs

Shoes- Sainsbury’s TU

Handbag- Primark

Bracelet- ASOS

What I really like about my Gap jumpsuit is that the v-neck elongates my top half, the draw-string nips me in at the waist and the trouser is loose. It skirts my hips and thighs hiding the wobbly bits. The fabric is light and cool, even for a black garment. It’s 56% polyester and 46% viscose. Its also great for layering in the Autumn before the Winter chill sets in.

I’m linking this post to Innocent Charms Chat blog hop Friday Fashion Plus Sized. Pop on over to see what how everyone glammed-up and styled during the week.



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