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.
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!
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