Easy Breezy Summer

Easy Breezy Summer

In my recent Summer Capsule Wardrobe post, I spoke about my want for an easy breezy plus size summer dress.

Something light weight, simple and elegant enough to hold its own without me needing to co-ordinate it with too many other items.   A dress equally beautiful paired with plaited leather sandals as with high heels.

I had originally wanted a little printed wrap dress, something brightly patterned with flowers or geometric prints.   Perhaps even something with embroidery.     Then I stumbled across Violeta by Mango, the plus size range launched by high-street retailer, Mango.

Dress for summer in plus size summer dresses from Violetta by Mango. And prevent chaffing this summer with anti-chaffing shirts from The Big Tights Company.

Dress for summer in plus size summer dresses from Violetta by Mango. And prevent chaffing this summer with anti-chaffing shirts from The Big Tights Company.

Shop My Plus Size Summer Dress

The entire plus size range speaks to my aesthetic; simple classic cuts in light weight fabrics and small details that make the range fresh and modern.

Take this wrap dress, it is made from a light weight crepe material with a wrap around style and cute, off-centre, tortoiseshell buttons that keep the dress from the billowing open in the breeze.

The neckline is very plunging so I do need to pin the v-neck when wearing this dress for work, but I love flashing the top of a harness bar, or a little cleavage when not in work!

I’m wearing a size 18 and its a generous fit.   This is really refreshing for a new plus size brand; so many new fuller figured ranges get the scaling so wrong in their first year or two.  One of the most frequent mistakes I’ve seen is a brand forgetting we need larger arms and a little more booty room than the standard straight sizes.   I really thought that this would be the case for Mango who aren’t known for their generous sizing.

However, the Violeta by Mango ranges seems to take the fuller figure into consideration with this plus size summer dress allowing my arms and shoulders to move freely and my booty to remain covered (albeit not when bending over but really, I’m 5ft10 so this happen with any range not made for giants).   I actually feel I could size down for a more body-forming fit; but I do love the loose, breezy style of this dress.

Dress for summer in plus size summer dresses from Violetta by Mango. And prevent chaffing this summer with anti-chaffing shirts from The Big Tights Company.

Dress for summer in plus size summer dresses from Violetta by Mango. And prevent chaffing this summer with anti-chaffing shirts from The Big Tights Company.

Dress for summer in plus size summer dresses from Violetta by Mango. And prevent chaffing this summer with anti-chaffing shirts from The Big Tights Company.

Anti-Chaffing Shorts

I’m wearing this dress with a pair of Aztec Slip shaping shorts from The Big Tights Company.

The shorts are made from a really light weight fabric which is both cool and breathable thanks to the aztec print cutouts.  The fabric is super stretchy but stays put; there is no rolling, no slipping, no disappearing up my nevers!   I have one pair, but would definitely buy more as they probably need washing way more than they currently get – I’d also love to see them release these in a few other colour options, especially as I’d love to wear and all white outfit and the black would definitely show through.

Dress for summer in a plus size summer dress from Violetta by Mango. And prevent chaffing this summer with anti-chaffing shirts from The Big Tights Company.

Dress for summer in a plus size summer dress from Violetta by Mango. And prevent chaffing this summer with anti-chaffing shirts from The Big Tights Company.

Now long may summer live so that I can get so much more wear out of this plus size summer dress!

Cx

 

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

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Some of the items featured in this post have been gifted for the purpose of review.   All thoughts and opinions remain my own and true to my findings.

16 Comments

  1. July 16, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    How lovely does that dress look and hands up I think I need to get some of those shorts. I’ve taken to wearing more dresses in this weather we have been having and anything to keep me a bit cooler I am all for.

  2. July 17, 2018 / 5:22 am

    I had no idea mango did a plus sized range and that’s great to see another brand doing that. I have a pair of shorts from chafree which are great to keep things cool and stop chaffing x

  3. July 17, 2018 / 10:23 am

    I love that you included the section on anti-chaffing shorts. I struggle with the same issue. I bought some cycling shorts from Primark but they are a bit too long, but these sound great. I have also been advised to try the anti-chaffing gel that cyclists use.

  4. July 17, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    I love your dress, it’s such a flattering shape and the colour really looks lovely on you.

  5. July 17, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    You look superb in this dress and the photos are so nice! 🙂 Amazing to think Mango has a plus size range. They’ve come a long way. I remember being a size 8 about 20 years ago and struggling to fit into their clothing range back then, so clearly they realise that bodies can be many shapes and sizes.

  6. July 17, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    I love this dress, in fact, i have been living in similar lots this year myself. Love the added shorts as well x

  7. July 17, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    This dress is perfect! I like the color, very summer and berry. You gorgeous!

  8. July 17, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    I really lobe hte colour of the dress and the chiffon material would be great for keeping you cool during the day. The anti chaff shorts must be a lifesaver. I wonder if they would work for running!

  9. July 17, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Thta’s a such a lovely dress and it looks great on you! I love the wraparound style with those cute buttons and the colour is fab!

  10. July 17, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    Gosh, you really are tall! I love this dress, the wrap style really suits you xx

  11. July 17, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    What a cute dress. I’m also plus size and I like clothing that is simple and classic so I’ll definitely have to check out the range.

  12. Rachel
    July 17, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    Such a cute dress, I’m loving all these wrap button down dresses – They are so cute! xo

  13. July 18, 2018 / 1:21 am

    You look gorgeous and that dress really suits you. I absolutely love the look of those anti chaffing shorts too.

  14. July 18, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    What a gorgeous dress, it looks great on you! Love that it is made of a lightweight material too!

  15. July 18, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    That is a really nice dress, suits you a lot. I think my wife would like something a bit like this. If it were longer maybe.

  16. July 18, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    I so need anti chaffing shorts I avoid wearing dresses because of the chaffing and the fact my legs are mega pale haha

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