Friday, 27 May 2011

Style Inspiration: May

Well it's that time of the month again, where we showcase our gorgeous customers and bloggers wearing Yours!

It's been great to see more of you from the facebook group uploading photos - keep them coming and you could be featured in June's inspiration round up :D

First up is the stunning Samantha Jayne in our border print maxi, £30...

And here she is again in an older maxi of ours. Gorgeous!

The lovely Nadia of My Stylish Life wears our colourful patterned shirt that's now only £7 in the sale!

Mandy looks incredibly chic in her feather print maxi dress and black shrug for a night out.

The lovely Letilor does this season's colour blocking trend with the help of our indigo stretch skirt, now only £10!

And she also looks delightfully sweet in monochrome with our 2in1 prom dress. So lovely!

@JKimbers dressed up in the style of Adele and looks simply fabulous in our pearl embellished shift dress - only £20 now!

Мария looks super sweet in one of our 2in1 tunics that have been so popular this year.

WOW! Jackie dressed up as a bunny girl with one of our bustiers - doesn't she look amazing?

Hollis looks absolutely gorgeous with our butterfly print halter maxi, £35.

Blogger Kimberley of Fab Finds under $50 uses our purple military shrug to complement her patterned maxi dress.

The lovely Curvy Canadian rocks our silver & black shrug, which is still available in our sale for only £3! Wowza!

And finally, the lovely Carmen (also a recent competition winner!) wore our elegant colourful maxi dress, £30 and steel mesh shrug, £12, to look like a total gem on her birthday.

Don't they all look beautiful! If you have a photo of yourself wearing Yours Clothing, we'd love to feature it on the blog! Get in touch via twitter or facebook and you could be featured amongst these super stylish ladies!

Until next time...

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Celebrity Look: Gemma from TOWIE

Yep, I'm going there! Say what you like about The Only Way Is Essex, but it's now a BAFTA winning programme! They won the Youtube audience award, the only one voted for by the public. Bless!

The last TOWIE look was Mark's sister Jessica, but this time around I'm focusing on the plus size member of the cast, Gemma. Gemma is currently undergoing training to lose weight, but I think she can look really stylish even at her largest size! Here she is on a night out in something very similar to Yours - if you want to get her look, here's how!

Hope you like this week's celebrity look! Keep your eyes peeled for even more over the coming weeks - and some with a great deal of colour, too!

Lots of love,

Lauren xx

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Dresses with sleeves!

One thing you guys have been telling me over on facebook and twitter is your desire to see more sleeved dresses available. As I'm plus size myself, and have spent many a summer sweltering underneath a cardigan just so my arms weren't on show, I completely understand. Showing arms, especially upper arms with the dreaded "bingo wings", is a very frightening thing for us plus size ladies.

As Yours are committed to bringing you fashion that's equally trendy, flattering and practical, we have a few summer dresses that have sleeves! No need for a shrug with any of these, just cool, pretty, practical fashion! Here are some of my favourites...

Our hugely popular colour block chiffon sleeve mini dresses have returned, this time in a whole rainbow of colours! As well as purple, you can also choose from hot pink, mustard, forest green, lime green, red, pastel pink and pastel blue- and all only £16!

Clockwise from top left: Black leaf tunic dress, £25; Floral chiffon tunic, £25; LIMITED COLLECTION coral cape dress, £35; Black & pink print dress, £22; Blue cross over tunic, £25

Our selection of gaga sleeve dresses are comfortable, flattering, and available in black, charcoal, grey, purple and royal blue!

We also have these fabulous maxi dresses with sleeves available! Black belted maxi, £20; Purple floral maxi, £30; Ditsy floral maxi, £30; Green paisley maxi, £30

So many dresses, and it's not even the whole selection available! If you'd like to see all of the sleeved dresses we have, then simply head here and tick the "sleeved" option in the left column, which filters all our dresses with sleeves.

I'd love to know what you think! Any in particular that you'd like to snap up?

Until next time...

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

My style, Yours style!

Hello everyone! Hope you had a fabulous weekend? There's been so many amazing new arrivals on site which I can't wait to share with you!

Now, every month I look forward to compiling pictures of bloggers and fellow Yours customers wearing the brand, but as I'm first and foremost a customer myself it makes sense that I document my Yours-heavy outfits...

If you know my personal blog you may have seen this there - I couldn't post it here as Blogger went down! But here I am in my favourite recent purchase, the Limited Collection 2in1 smudge print tunic.

I admit I cheated a little with this dress. Because I am much larger around the hips and belly than up top, I ordered a size 24 (1 size bigger than my usual) and then ran in under the arms. It's great - the bodice is slightly oversized and is a silky jersey material, and the skirt part is so comfortable. I paired it with Yours' ruched sleeve shrug and some black accessories and I really like the result!

What do you think? At the end of this month I'll be rounding up all you style savvy people's photos for this month's style inspiration, so if you'd like to take part, tweet, comment or facebook me your outfit pics!

Until next time...

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Designer Inspired Maxi Dresses!

Maxi dresses aren't leaving high fashion any time soon, which is great because they're versatile, elegant and super flattering for all bodies! Yours Clothing pride themselves on their maxi dress selection every summer as we know you absolutely love them - and this summer is no exception.

But as beautiful as they are, are they actually, you know, fashionable? Well to find out once and for all, I had a look around Designer outlet website Net A Porter to see whether any high fashion labels had summer maxi dresses, and I found a few similarities:

Pretty impressive, no? It's always fantastic to know you can dress in the latest and chicest trends, no matter your size - especially when our maxis are cut specifically for fuller figures, meaning they will flatter you tremendously. And for those of you who love a bargain? Well, let's just say the most inexpensive designer dress featured is £293... You are certainly getting a fabulous deal!

Lots of love everyone, see you soon!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Celebrity Look: Kate Middleton

Hello everyone, I hope you had a fab weekend! Our 10% offer may have ended at midnight, but because we're so committed to giving you bargains, for a limited time we have 20% off all our purses, bags and jewellery! You can't say we don't spoil you... ;)

On to this week's celebrity look, and we're continuing the royal newly-weds theme... This time featuring our brand new princess herself! The announcement of Catherine (Kate) Middleton and Prince William's engagement was huge news around the world, and women everywhere fell in love with her royal blue Issa dress - prompting copycats all over the high street.

Until now there hadn't been a plus size version of Kate Middleton's engagement dress, but brand new to Yours this week is our version, featuring the key colour, wrap bust, waist detail and long sleeves, available up to size 32! And not only that, you won't believe what the price is!

Silver cluster necklace, £8 (£6.40 in today's offer)
Silver heart stretch ring, £6 (£4.80 in today's offer)
Shoes, Office

I've recreated the look down to one of our rings that has similar qualities to Kate's engagement ring, which was of course passed down to Wills from his late mother, Princess Diana. This look has real elegance and class, despite the small cost. And it shows that no matter your size, you really can dress like a princess!

Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear from you. You can comment, tweet or facebook me. Chat to you soon!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Celebrity Look: Samantha Cameron

Hello everyone! Hope you've been enjoying our new look site that launched this week! Remember from now until midnight Sunday everything is 10% off with the code REDESIGN.

Can you believe it's been a week already since the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton? As well as being a huge and happy news story around the world, it was also a big showcase for fashion. While no-one overshadowed the bride in her Sarah Burton for McQueen creation, there were some wonderfully elegant - and downright scary - outfits on show.

One of my favourites was Samantha Cameron, wife of prime minister David Cameron, in her elegant teal Burberry dress. I know, I know, she committed a rather large faux pas in not going for a full head-piece, but I just love the contrasting jewel tones of aquamarine and amber. And not only that, but you can recreate the look here at Yours Clothing! Have a look:
Shoes, Kurt Geiger
Hair clip, Glitz 4 Girlz

What do you think? Would love to know your opinions! Is there anyone you'd like to see as a Celebrity Look? Let me know in the comments, or on twitter or facebook. Can't wait to speak to you!

Lauren xx

Yours Catwalk Collection - Summer Holiday!

Hey all, hope you're having a fab week! It's been a busy week for us, having given the site a complete makeover. To celebrate, we're giving you 10% off EVERYTHING until midnight Sunday! Just use the code REDESIGN at the checkout, and away you go!

I'm a huge fan of our trends section on site, where our buyers pick and style the best and trendiest collections. Our latest one is summer holiday, which is chock full of outfit ideas to wear this summer! While the weather is distinctly grey today, it's nice to dream about these gorgeous beach outfits... Which one suits you best?

Left to right: Surfer Girl, Ms Glam, Girl Next Door. You can shop the whole look or mix and match.

Whether you're sporty, girly or glamorous, we have an outfit perfect for you!

Let me know what you think - are you looking forward to summer? You can always comment, tweet or facebook me. Can't wait to hear from you!

Lots of love,