Marks and Spencer Curve

Marks and Spencer Curve

I feel it has taken a while for Marks and Spencer to jump on the plus size bandwagon.  Perhaps it is because their straight range already runs to a 22, a size which many plus size ranges unfairly max out at.   Because of this,when the Marks and Spencer Curve range was announced, I was both pleased and excited whilst muttering “about bloody time.”

The range is very Marks and Spencer.   It is simple, classic, minimalistic.   Filled with the basics that every woman, regardless of size, needs to have in their wardrobe.  And more excitedly, the Marks and Spencer Curve range includes items designed by one of the most stylish plus size bloggers in the UK, Danielle Vanier.

Marks & Spencer Curve - a plus size fashion range with Danielle Vanier. Plus size minimalist style. The dress I’m wearing is designed by Danielle; it offers a strong style aesthetic
that is bold, simple and striking all at once.   It is oversized, with exaggerated drapping, net sleeves and a strapping decoration that billows in the wind and shimmies as you walk.  I’m wearing the size 18 and it comes up a little generous; however, the minimalist style works well oversized, turning a little black dress into something a little more modern and a little bolder.

The Marks and Spencer Curve dress plays with different lengths and different textures and, I’m really glad to say, this carries through with the rest of the range.  It is almost Scandi in its style and really not what I was expecting from a brand as traditional in its orientations as Marks and Spencer.  I feel it has really taken on board the wants of plus size women; or at least, the wants of this plus size woman who craves simplicity and structure in her style.

Yet I’ve heard many complain that the range doesn’t go far enough.   It is not bold enough for them; there is not enough colour or experimentation.   But for me, the range is bold in its simplicity and its elegance.   For me, it is a needed range and, in answer to the critics, it won’t expand unless you support!

Marks & Spencer Curve - a plus size fashion range with Danielle Vanier. Plus size minimalist style.

Marks & Spencer Curve - a plus size fashion range with Danielle Vanier. Plus size minimalist style.

Marks & Spencer Curve - a plus size fashion range with Danielle Vanier. Plus size minimalist style.

Marks & Spencer Curve - a plus size fashion range with Danielle Vanier. Plus size minimalist style.

Marks & Spencer Curve - a plus size fashion range with Danielle Vanier. Plus size minimalist style.

Marks & Spencer Curve - a plus size fashion range with Danielle Vanier. Plus size minimalist style.

Marks & Spencer Curve - a plus size fashion range with Danielle Vanier. Plus size minimalist style.

Shop My Marks and Spencer Curve Favourites

Ochre Jumper
Side Buckle Wrap Dress
Grey Marl Coat
Longline Trench Coat
White Shirt
Ochre Jumper
Side Buckle Wrap Dress
Grey Marl Coat
Longline Trench Coat
White Shirt
Ochre Jumper
Side Buckle Wrap Dress
Grey Marl Coat
Longline Trench Coat
White Shirt

 

 

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Charli

Charli is a simple country bumpkin with a passion for long country walks, wooly jumpers, velvet blazers, and luxurious lingerie.

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13 Comments

  1. hannah
    January 30, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    I think its good that they do a curvy range. I like that black dress it really suits you

  2. January 30, 2018 / 4:02 pm

    The dress looks gorgeous on you!!! It seem like M&S are slowly branching out into much needed clothing for all women and this is a great start!

  3. January 30, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    I think it’s good that more companies are starting to stock plus size ranges as it gives people far more choice, and this dress is stunning x

  4. January 30, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I’ve heard a few bits about M&S’s new curve range it seems to be hit and miss to if people like it. I know for the 28+ sizes they seem to have only bought out a % of the clothes which seems a shame.

  5. January 31, 2018 / 6:56 am

    That dress looked right smart on you Charli….your day looked as grey and gloomy as over here in the States.
    Again,lovely pictures as always.

  6. January 31, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    Good on Marks and sparks for doing a curve range, my friend will love this – I see her next week so will be advising her about this x

  7. Dannii
    January 31, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    I am always really impressed with the marks and Spencer’s clothes and it’s great that they are now on board with a good plus size range.

  8. January 31, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    I love Marks & Spencer for simple classic designs. Your dress is stunning, I love the neckline 🙂

  9. February 2, 2018 / 12:22 am

    It’s really important for brands to be inclusive! I love how stunning this dress looks on you!

  10. February 2, 2018 / 11:13 am

    I really like the dress! Yes, its definitely about time but when M&S really take their time thinking about a design, they do get it right. Love the mesh overlay.

  11. February 2, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    At last! M&S do a plus size range thats fashion forward! My mummy can’t wait to head into Hedge End store or online and have a look around x

  12. Katrina
    February 3, 2018 / 8:26 am

    Loving the curve range and that it’s super modern as I find some curve ranges shapeless and old styles

  13. February 4, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Do have some Marks and Spencer clothes given by my aunt. I really feel comfortable using the. Btw, you look so adorable in that black outfit.

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