Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Accentuate your legs!

When it comes to plus size clothing, the talk is always of "hiding", "covering" and "concealing" parts of the body you want to minimise. But what about if you have a body part you're proud of - what if you have something you want to show off? Even the least confident among us can find something they like about themselves - why not celebrate instead of hiding?

Yours know that plus size fashion is not just to hide, but to take accentuate and flatter the parts of your body you love (or at the very least, don't hate!) providing items that help you do just that! I'm picking out my favourite items that are perfect for showing off, starting with... LEGS!

When we spoke to Alison Hammond, she said that she absolutely loved her legs and took every opportunity to show them off. If you love your legs, why not adorn them with a pair of our gorgeous tights that have been made especially for taller women, and available up to size 32! The Henry Holland-esque suspender tights have been a fashion staple ever since Cheryl Cole was seen in a pair. Perfect for those of you who aren't afraid to wear skirts above the knee!

Team them with any of our midi or tunic dresses for a gorgeously fashion forward look!

What do you like to emphasise when it comes to fashion? Let me know in the comments.

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Celebrity Look: Adele at the VMA's

Hi everyone! Hope you had a fabulous bank holiday and enjoyed your extra day off? And for those of you who are celebrating, Eid Mubarak!

This week's celebrity look is a lady we all love, plus size soul singer Adele! Isn't she incredible? She stormed this week's MTV Music Video Awards and won three awards. She stuck to her signature black on the red carpet, but I still love her classic and elegant dress. And luckily, you can recreate her style courtesy of Yours!

I love how glamorous this outfit is, especially if you copy Adele's huge 60's bouffant and Dusty Springfield-esque eyeliner. Definitely one to save up for Christmas parties! The dress is so flattering for us plus size women, with its v-neck and sleeves that means you don't need a shrug. If you'd rather not wear head to toe black like Adele, we have grey, navy and electric blue versions of the dress - the accessories will still work perfectly.

Hope you love this celebrity look - stick around for more fashion fun on the blog this week!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Style Inspiration: August

Hello all! Have you seen we've got 10% off everything (non-sale) this weekend? Simply enter the code BANKHOLIDAY and you'll get things a little bit cheaper.

Well I hope you've enjoyed this slightly drizzly August... Thankfully, it hasn't stopped some lovely ladies and bloggers from looking fabulous in our clothes!

The stunning Andria rocks three Yours clothing looks - doesn't she look beautiful?

Claire of A Monkey Fatshionista looks delightful in our butterfly tunic and palazzo trousers. Posing like a pro!

Laura of What Laura Loves is such a glamourpuss and looks just gorgeous in her animal print maxi and pretty tunic.

Slightly blurry pic of Loll, but she looks lovely in her polka dot sundress and shrug!

Our animal print dress has been such a hit, and Lucie was the absolute belle of the ball in hers. Happy birthday!

Nadia is ready to party with our sparkly shrug and a frankly INCREDIBLE lobster necklace!

I'm such a huge fan of Naomi and here she is modelling loads of looks and doing it pretty fabulously!

Definatalie is a huge inspiration of mine, and it makes me so happy that when she wants to dress fancily for a bike ride she chooses to wear Yours.

Rosie looks so cute in her polka dot tunic. The boater is such a great little touch!

Valerie also puts her garden to good use. I think our feminine floral maxi was just made for her. 

I always look forward to Vanoue's colourful, eclectic style and she didn't disappoint! She put our turquoise blouse to great use in her super trendy colour block outfit, and looks wonderful in our pink floral maxi.

Don't they all look wonderful? Which look is your favourite? Let me know in the comments! 

Have a wonderful bank holiday everyone, and I will see you next week for more fabulous plus size fashion!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Get yourself ready for autumn!

Hi all, how are you? Hope you had a fandabbydozy weekend! It's nearing the end of the month and you know what that means - I want your photos of you wearing Yours! Facebook, tweet or email me your pictures and I'll feature you on the blog this Friday!

It seems like summer never quite arrived this year, which has made us all impatient for autumn to arrive. Not only does it mean warmer clothes, but as we approach Christmas(!!!) there's lots of chic party wear arriving, too! Here are some of my favourite AW arrivals at Yours this week...

This is a beautiful boxy shape coat that is comfortable and warm in the coming autumn months. I love the seam detail!

Our military button dresses were a runaway success last year - if you missed out, we've brought them back due to popular demand!

I already have the black version, but may have to snap up the grey as they're both so versatile and on trend.

Look, you know I just can't say no to leopard print. And neither can Yours! So naturally I'm completely in love with this cute animal print dress/tunic that is great for a night out clubbing with the girls. Also available in grey and beige...

Hope you like these new arrivals - you can check our New Items page any time, as it gets updated daily. And if you want more of my personal picks, head over to our facebook page!

Until next time,

Friday, 19 August 2011

Celebrity Look: Kelly Rowland

Hi guys, how are you?

Now I hope you're all looking forward to watching the new series of X Factor tomorrow night! There's been a turn around with the judges, and personally I'll be looking forward to r&b superstar and former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland on the judging panel.

To get yourself in the mood, here's how to emulate one of her chic off-duty outfits. It's so simple but feminine and gorgeous, and luckily enough there are plus size versions of every here at Yours Clothing!

Get Kelly's look! White Pintucked Blouse, £18; Black Belt, £6; Beige Chino Trousers, £12; Black Bar Courts, £20

I love the simplicity of this look and it's certainly not for famous pop judges - it's an outfit that will take every plus size woman from the office to a night out with ease! What do you think?

Have a fab weekend everybody, and see you next week for more fashion talk!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

It's a palazzo party!

Hello everyone! Hope you're all very well? Have you bought from our summer sale yet? I snapped up some t-shirts that are only £1

Today I want to talk about one of the hottest trends this spring and summer that has become so popular here at Yours. Versatile, chic, luxurious and kooky, there's a design for every mood. It'll not only cause a stir, but keep you covered throughout the autumn and winter, too. Yes, I'm talking about palazzo trousers!

Left to right: D&G; Marc Jacobs; Richard Nicholl; Holly Fulton; Dior

Palazzo trousers were featured in different colours, fabrics and designs throughout the SS11 catwalks - from Dior's nautical version, to Holly Fulton's crazy graphic print and D&G's oversized floral version.

These trousers are a trend that works so well on plus size women, especially those of us who are tall. They create a flattering silhouette, are easy and comfortable to wear, and here at Yours we've got them in a variety of different colours and patterns, available from sizes 16 up to 32!

These are such gorgeous pieces - pair them with a plain top and one of our cover ups and you can look great for the office, a date, or a girl's night out!

Which one will you be buying?

Monday, 15 August 2011

Plus Size Office Wear - Keep It Smart!

Hello everyone, hope you had a fabulous weekend? We really can't thank you enough for your amazing response to our summer sale - this past month has been our most successful ever!

If you thought it was too late to get your extra 20% off sale, then you're in luck: we've extended the offer! Have a look at the sale page to grab t-shirts, underwear, accessories from only £2.70. There is still a slight delay in the warehouse, so if you need your order in a hurry select express or next day delivery to make sure it gets despatched within 24 hours. International customers, call us and we can arrange a faster, tracked service for you if you need it quickly!

Today on the blog I want to talk about office wear. Since speaking to you guys, I've found a lot of you have been asking for plus size suits and tailored jackets in sizes 16+. Some of you are high flyers and need outfits to match! Well, we've taken your requests on board, and happily we can show you our first suits available for plus size women in the office...

In understated grey and white you just can't go wrong. With the jacket's beautiful teal lining, pockets and cut specifically to the fuller figure, it will create a look that demands respect while still feeling comfortable enough for a 9-5.

Black Tailored Suit Jacket, £25 coming soon; Red Fitted Shirt, coming soon; Black Tailored Boot Cut Trousers, £14.50 (also available in 29") coming soon

If you prefer something a little more daring, team a traffic-stopping red blouse with your chic black suit to really turn heads by the water cooler!

Hope you love these looks - there are definitely more to come soon! Click on the links to register an alert for when they become available. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Nottingham's Kathy talks about SHOES!

Hey everyone! First of all I just want to say that I really hope those of you in areas affected by rioting have remained safe. Lots of love to you all.

Today we have a blog post by Kathy, who works at our gorgeous Nottingham store. Nottingham is pretty special because it stocks our fabulous shoe range! Here's what she has to say...

Fantastic news! We are now selling fabulous footwear in our Nottingham store - hooray! We have sandals, wedges and pumps for now and great value leather boots coming in for Autumn/Winter! Now you really can complete your wardrobe with us at Yours!

We have 12 fantastic styles available right now (and all under £20 -even the leather ones!) on our department in Nottingham... This department will be BIG for Autumn/Winter!

Here’s a shot of our shoe department at Nottingham.....

The styles we currently have start from a size 4 and go to an 8. They are mainly an E fit, but for Autumn/Winter the shoes and boots will be EEE fitting, fantastic for comfort - especially in fashion shoes and boots!

I have tried on all the shoes we have in store at the moment........

These gladiator style sandals are my favourite and are comfortable enough to wear everyday for work, and they are a steal at £19. The inside is slightly cushioned and the sole has a slight wedge that makes me that all important one inch taller!

These pumps are my favourite too - a girl can't have too many shoes - they are so comfortable and again slightly cushioned in the sole. They are great value at only a tenner!

Although these shoes are fab, I CANNOT wait for our boots to come into store! They look great and are at great prices.

These LEATHER Military boots are coming in soon, and are only £45! I paid £85 for mine last year and they were not wide enough. I will definitely be buying both of these in both colours!

These boots are REAL suede, and are great value at £70. They are EEE fit and have a zip for easy fitting and also have a wider fitting calf! The boots will be available in sizes 4EEE through to 9EEE.

Final sneak peak for Autumn/Winter are these REAL LEATHER Riding Boots - again a bargain at £70! They will be available from size 4EEE through to 9EEE, again they have a wider calf fit too!

I know it’s early but I cannot wait for Autumn and these fabulous boots! What do you think? x

Monday, 8 August 2011

Celebrity Look: Zooey Deschanel's Twee Romanticism

Hi everyone! How are you all? Hope you've had a fabulous weekend! If you fancy beating those Monday blues, do have a look at our sale - there are still so many bargains to had, especially as we've extended the extra 10% off offer so you'll find some excellent plus size fashion bargains.

It's been a while since Yours Clothing have had a chance to emulate some of the most fashionable women on the planet, but we're finally back - and with one of my personal favourite style icons. Zooey Deschanel is a US actress, musician and model - and something of a twee, indie style princess! She always wears the most elegant and romantic tea dresses that everyone wants to go out and copy, no matter their shape or size.

Her entrance to this week's Teen Choice Awards is no exception, with a pretty floral print and minimal accessories. And with Yours' pretty prom shape dresses, there's no reason why plus sized Yours customers can't look as elegant and pretty as she does...

Get Zooey's look: LIMITED COLLECTION Black & Cream dress, £19; Black sequin clutch, £5; Black bar court shoes, £20

I think this is such a great look for a summer party and can easily last through autumn and winter. If you are self-conscious of your arms and/or legs, invest in one of our chic cover ups and opaque tights, both of which work perfectly with this outfit meaning you'll feel comfortable and look beautiful. Just add some red lippy and you're ready for any garden tea party!

Let me know what you think of this look in the comments - I can't wait to chat with you!

Lots of love,

Lauren xx

Friday, 5 August 2011

Mini Lookbook: Secret Garden

Hello all, hope you're having a fabulous week! It's been an exciting one for us - last week was our busiest ever, with our high summer sale being extremely popular with you all. We've added even more items so there are now thousands of bargains to choose from, and our warehouse staff are working all hours to get your deliveries sent out on time!

As well as the sale keeping us busy, we've been shooting photographs with our new model that reflect this season's plus size trends. A great summer look is Secret Garden: think florals, tea-dresses and natural colours. So chic and dainty! Here are my favourite looks from the shoot...

You can shop all the items here, and we've even come up with some great outfits for you to shop the look here. Let me know what you think, I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

Speak soon,

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The best of our high summer sale...

Our summer sale this year has been our best ever, and it seems you guys agree, snapping up heaps and heaps of stylish, plus size bargains! There's so much I want to buy myself, I've compiled my top 8 here! Here's what I'm lusting after...

Click the links to snap up the items you like - a quick warning though, these are selling FAST, and some sizes might not be available any longer. Good luck!

What are you favourite items in our sale? You can tweet or facebook me your links. Can't wait to see!

Lots of love,

Lauren xx

Tuesday, 2 August 2011


Hi all, how are you? I hope you're very well! It's been a super busy time for us, not least because we're still adding hundreds of new items to our summer sale every day, and there's an extra 10% off all of it! Click the link to grab a bargain...

Today though, I want to show you some shots of our latest trend, Belissimo! Think Italian Riviera chic - smart palazzo trousers, red and black colour blocking and elegant jewellery. The perfect look for living la dolce vita!

Make sure you head on over to our Bellissimo page to shop the look and grab a little bit of cosmopolitan luxury - and all available up to size 32, to boot!

Lots of love,

Lauren xx