Wooly Jumper Weather – Plus Size Knitwear

Wooly Jumper Weather – Plus Size Knitwear

For years I’ve avoided heavy knits.  By nature they are bulky items, woven from heavy wool to trap warm air inside and insulate your body.   They take up space and add volume.

As a woman, especially as a tall and fat woman, I’m conditioned to think that volume is bad.   I’ve been taught to minimise myself; to shrink and be that small, petite woman that is so idolised by society.

By extension, I have shied from items that add bulk to my already amazonian frame.   I have chosen belted coats and tight fitting tops to reveal that acceptable-fat figure: the hour-glass.  I’ve often shivered through a day at work because I can’t possibly put on another layer; that would just add to my size.

For years, I have envied the petite girls, rocking up to lunch-dates in shapeless, oversized knits whilst I’m sat there in the thinest of turtle necks.  Well, this year I say it F¢∞K it …

Why would I risk a chill just to minimise my size? Why would I be uncomfortable just to fit others expectations?


And I have gone all out in my f¢∞k-ery … I’ve purchased so many chunky knits that I think they may be my new obsession (along with the colour red and shooting in woods).

My most worn of the jumpers so far has been this amazing twist-back, red jumper from V by Very.   From the front, it is a very simple over-sized knit with a slight v-neck.   Then you turn around and see the amazing knotted back which creates these fantastic large pleats across the material and makes me feel like a present waiting to be unwrapped.

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Now it maybe strange, for a jumper to reveal a bare back.  But, I promise you, it really is so cosy and warm.  I have been wearing it a lot around the house, enjoying the protection it offers from the drafty, old windows of my 14th century cottage.

Its also been worn on long weekend dog walks; easy to throw on with boots and jeans and give that easy, country girl feel that is very much my weekend aesthetic.

The colour and knot-back means that this really is a stand alone piece; a piece you can just throw on with anything and look great instantly.   It pops with jeans, skirts, and cigarette pants alike.   I can’t wait to wear it with a leather mini-skirt and heels for brunch dates or with my workwear trousers for London-meetings.

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Plus Size Knitwear

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The jumper is easy to layer too.   On warmer days simply throw a camisole underneath to cover that bare back.   When chillier, I’ve worn it over a skinny turtle neck.

I’m actually really excited, as the weather turns colder, to experiment more with this jumper; to pair it with summer maxi-dresses and make my wardrobe more trans-seasonal, to try it out as workwear (because those days in the archives are freezing), and to not give a damn that it doesn’t show off my waist or fit underneath a slim fitted jacket!


Outfit Details

V By Very Twist Back Rib Jumper

ASOS Curve ‘Sculpt Me’ Jeans

Dubarry Galway Boots

I’m really loving knitwear this seasons and you can expect to see more in the coming months.   And if you’d like to keep up-to-date with all my outfit stylings, make sure to follow me on Instagram or Facebook where I post daily.

C x




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  1. ajm278
    October 20, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    It’s lovely – but what is it made of? It doesn’t say when I clicked through…

  2. October 20, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Such a gorgeous colour. Looks perfect for these shorter and colder days.

  3. thestyletune
    October 20, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    ah i am crushing on the red colour, the colour of the moment!! the details are so fab on this one, great choice!

    • October 24, 2017 / 11:49 am

      Red really is the colour of the moment – my wardrobe seems to be filling with it!
      C x

  4. bavariansojourn
    October 21, 2017 / 7:34 am

    The colour of that is gorgeous. It really suits you. I always fall into the trap of wearing black and grey jumpers but this has made me think otherwise…

    • October 24, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Oh, I love grey jumpers though. Especially if you can wear them with a pop of colour!
      C x

  5. October 21, 2017 / 7:50 am

    What a vibrant colour, I love it and it looks fabulous on you. I’m a bit of a cold freak and not sure I’d get on with the knotted back though.

    • October 24, 2017 / 11:50 am

      I have to admit, it is forcing me to layer more!
      C x

  6. October 21, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    You look absolutely stunning and that jumper suits you like a dream! I’ve never seen anything like that twisted back on a chunky knit before either – so unique!

  7. October 21, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    I love the colour and slouchy style of this – perfect for layering up at this time of year. The colour really suits you 🙂

  8. October 21, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Beautiful colour and what a great selection of shots, your rocking that jumper x

  9. October 21, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I love the jumper. The color realky suits you too

  10. queerlittlefamily
    October 21, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Great colour and it suits you. not sure about the style though. It gets really cold here on the edge of nowhere!

    • October 24, 2017 / 11:51 am

      It is definitely a layering jumper! Or a slouching about the house in front of the wood burner jumper 🙂
      C x

  11. October 21, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    This is a really beautiful jumper! I get nervous about knitwear as well, I am a size 20-22 and I get so self conscious but I have been trying to get more daring lately.

  12. October 22, 2017 / 6:35 am

    That’s a gorgeous jumper, but as someone who positively lives in layers of warm sweaters, I don’t think I’d be able to cope with that gap in the back letting all the cold air in onto my skin! lol!

  13. annalisanuttall
    October 22, 2017 / 9:04 am

    It a lovely jumper, the only thing (and this is just me as a personal preference) is the exposed back. I wouldn’t like all the cold air on my bare skin. But you do lovely. xx

  14. October 22, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    That jumper is perfect for fall and I’m in love with the color of it! Looking good!

  15. October 22, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    I love the brightness of the colour and the twisted back gives it an edge and cool design. You look lovely x

  16. October 22, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Oh my gosh! The jumper is gorgeous! And the colour really suits you x

  17. October 22, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    Awww hun, you look beautiful! I’ve been fat, thin, and everywhere in between so, I can definitely relate to wanting to feel comfortable no matter what size I was. I absolutely love this jumper. Red is my favorite color and I just love the back. It’s unexpected and a wee bit sexy!

  18. October 23, 2017 / 10:07 am

    That’s a gorgeous jumper. I also tend to shy away from all sorts of cute knits in an effort to try and keep the external bulk down. This looks stunning though, and even if it wasn’t it’s great to realise that that doesn’t even matter! It should be all about warmth and feeling good in your own clothing and skin. x

  19. October 23, 2017 / 10:17 am

    That jumper looks gorgeous on you! I really like the detail on the back. I can’t wait to expand my jumper collection this year.
    Ami xxx

  20. October 23, 2017 / 10:53 am

    I love the jumper, the colour is just gorgeous. I personally don’t like the back, it looks pretty but I hate my back being out

  21. October 24, 2017 / 10:33 am

    If that’s a gorgeous jumper, I would have to wear a vest top under it though x

    • October 24, 2017 / 10:34 am

      The first word is meant to be oh not if!xx

  22. trinimamabebe
    October 24, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Love the jumper with the unusual twist! I can’t carry off red thought think it’s my skin colouring

  23. rhianwestbury
    October 26, 2017 / 10:02 am

    I don’t think you can beat a good chunky knit and I love the design of the back of this jumper x

  24. October 26, 2017 / 11:36 am

    Ah I love jumpers, they’re so warm and cosy. This one looks ideal for those winter months with a bit of a difference. You look fabulous! xx

  25. October 30, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    yeeeeees! Absolutely love this. You are so right about being tall and fat and feeling like you already take up so much space, screw that!

    • November 3, 2017 / 4:13 pm

      YES! No more slouching, or crouching down for photos with peers!

  26. December 5, 2017 / 12:09 am

    I too usually avoid chunky knits but you’ve inspired me! PRAYING I look as good as you do!