Here she is, Teer Wayde, the gorgeous Aussie model wearing her pick of the Simply Be lingerie collection! It turns out she just loves our shapewear, especially Gok Wan’s curve-controlling creations, exclusive to Simply Yours. So we sent her a little collection and she was kind enough to do a photo shoot!
You have to agree, she looks absolutely stunning. The vintage stylish, her vibrant red hair, those fabulous curves and our beautiful lingerie – it’s a match made in heaven! We’re loving the backdrop, outside is such a fab way to shoot lingerie, so unexpected. But then, the weather over there is probably a whole lot nicer than here!
Alas, we couldn’t fit all our pictures here on the blog, but you can see them on Facebook. So head over to Simply Be Fashion to see more!
Like what you see?
Between you and us, the Gok pieces you see here won’t be around for much longer. He’s got a brand new collection coming out, so this really is your last chance to buy these beautiful pieces. Get them quick, before your size sells out!
Oh it’s an exciting week here at Simply Be! Not only are we giving away 10 gorgeous snoods, but we’re also giving you a fabulous discount code to use on your plus size lingerie shopping!
Today’s Simply Be Discount Code is WHHR2
Right now, you get 20% of all shapewear – and that includes Gok Wan’s famous collection, exclusively for Simply Yours! So take control of your curves, right in time for the party season with 20% of all shapewear – today only!
Get another exclusive Simply Be Discount Code Tomorrow!
Tomorrow, we’ll give you another exclusive Simply Be discount code! It might be for bras, it might be for knickers – it might even be for nightwear. We’re not
telling, you’ll have to pop back tomorrow to fnd out what it is!
Remember, time is of the essence ladies. You only have today to use your Simply Be discount code and get 20% of all shapewear!
Okay, so this week we decided to do a style special packed with top tips from curvy women. So we sent a tweet out to the plus size community, inviting them to get involved – and the response was overwhelming!
Everyone said something different, but it all came down to one thing - wear what you love and love what you wear! For plus size women, fashion is about being yourself, knowing what works for you and holding your head high. Don’t listen to the rules, don’t be afraid to follow the trends and most importantly, don’t wear anything you’re not 100% happy in!
Here’s what the girls had to say…
‘Work your clothes, don’t let your clothes work you D They’re an extension of your personality so just roll with it D xxx’ @MessyCarla
‘Your curves and your clothes define you. So be yourself. Be true.’ @Vanoue3
‘Embrace your curves and work what your momma gave ya!!!’ @MatronJo
‘Wear what makes you feel happiest and most ready to face the world.’ @lapocketrocket
‘Embrace your curves… If you’re not working with them, you’re working against yourself.’ @BoomBands
‘My style tip is be confident when wearing an outfit. Wear confidence like a piece of clothing ’ @LaCara91
‘Don’t follow the the “rules” unless they make you feel amazing. No point wearing a wide belt and bootcut jeans if you feel wrong!’ @ChatterMonkey
‘Dress for yourself, no one else.. Break the ‘fat girls should’t wear’ rules. Wear what makes your feel beautiful!’ @katkins1982
Oh, and the other trend we saw – lingerie!
It’s an absolute essential for curvy women! Chances are, you need a little extra support, but it’s also great for shaping your figure – and we don’t just mean shapewear! Different bra styles can actually make your boobs look different, from full-cup teardrop shapes to the famed balconette roundness, your lingerie drawer deserves just as much attention as your wardrobe.
So if you haven’t done already, take a look at our plus size lingerie collection and follow these lovely ladies tips…
And one we didn’t expect…
‘Attach braces to your knickers…stops them rolling down’ @soggykipper
Big thanks to everyone who sent us a tip – you’re all gems!
Got another top tip?
Since we’re talking lingerie this week, we thought you might like to try our ‘What Bra are you?’ Facebook quiz! Just answer a couple of quick questions and we’ll tell you what bra you’d be and why. Plus, we’ll pick out a selection of gorgeous plus size lingerie that we think will be so you!
We’re doing something a little different this week. Instead of looking at the trends or following the latest celebrity look, we’re going undercover and looking at your lingerie! Because lingerie is the plus-size woman’s secret weapon!
Who says support can’t be pretty?
There’s a nasty rumour going round that full-figured women can’t get pretty lingerie. Well we’re here to tell you that’s a lie! If you’ve ever dipped into our plus-size lingerie collection, you’ll know it covers every woman’s wish! Cute, pretty, sassy or sexy – you can do it all with Simply Be’s lingerie collection!
Just look at the picture above. We’ve got bright colours, subtle blacks and every style you could want, including figure-fixing cheats… oh, yes, your lingerie is a tool and you can use it to your fashion advantage! From cinching waists to firming bums, pushing up boobs to keeping them under control – there’s always a sneaky lingerie piece to help you get the desired effect.
And of course, with Simply Be’s plus size lingerie collection, you won’t have any trouble finding the right size. Our range runs from a 30 to a 50 back and an A to a JJ cup, so you really can get the latest lingerie styles in your size. And there’s a handy fitting guide online to help you get a perfect fit. Oh, and it’s well worth watching our ‘measuring guide’ and ‘common problems’ videos to make sure you really do have the right fit.
A gorgeous starting point
So, you know you’ve got loads of gorgeous options in your size – now let’s put it all in perspective. Your lingerie is the starting point of every outfit. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that it can make or break an outfit. After all, there’s nothing worse than wearing a low cut dress and finding that your bra keeps popping into view.
So our advice is get a collection of plus size lingerie… plunge bras, balconette bras, t-shirt bras and maybe even a couple of figure fixing options for those special occasions (or indeed, your everyday looks, because you’ll be surprised just how comfortable they are). Multiway bras are important too. If you’re a busty woman, you may not get the support you need from a strapless bra but you can always attach clear straps to a multiway one!
Then once you’ve got a collection in place, match your bra to your outfit. Pick a colour and style that will complement what you’re wearing – you’ll be surprised just what a difference it’ll make. And though it’s tempting to wear those pretty or flirty bras everyday, try to resist – detailed bras will often show through light Summer layers, so save them for the right outfit!
And finally, remember that bras wear out just like every other piece in your wardrobe – but it’s not always blatantly obvious. Test your bras regularly to make sure they still fit. The back band will stretch over time, so move to a tighter hook if you feel you’re not getting the same support you did when you first bought it.
Okay, so maybe we got a tad distracted by all the gorgeous Autumn/Winter trends strutting their way down the London Fashion Week catwalks. But now, we’re right back on track with one of the Spring’s biggest trends – peek-a-boo!
This look is all about showing a little skin, but just a little mind you. Slit sleeves, sheers layers, cut-out patterns, you name it, we’ve seen it on the catwalks… and in the Simply Be collection! So today’s blog isn’t just all about working the peek-a-boo trend – it’s about doing it the plus-size way!
Peek-a-boo and plus-size
When it comes to picking flattering trends for your Spring/Summer wardrobe, peek-a-boo probably isn’t one of your top choices – but it should be! Why? Because this trend is about finding your favourite bits and showing them off!
Let’s start from the top shall we? Backs and shoulders are probably the most popular way to wear the peek-a-boo trend – and it’s easy to see why! A flash of a back or a glimpse of a shoulder can be so very stylish – and whoever heard of a plus size lady with a complex about her shoulders? To do the trend this way, simply choose a back-cut top like this gorgeous blue number or cute holiday look like this shoulder-detail, Hawaiian piece!
Now onto the bust! You’ve got two options – go all-out glam with a front cut-out top like this glitzy party choice or play it down in a wide knit jumper! Whichever you choose, you’ll be right on-trend and never showing too much skin!
When it comes to arms, you can use peek-a-book styles to show them off or cover them up – the choice is yours! For example, this Mica Paris Catsuit will make your arms the centre of attention!
Or if you’re arm conscious, what about a subtle, ripped-sleeve top to flash a little skin without revealing too much? Maybe something like this gorgeous Jersey Split Sleeve Jumper? Or this cut-out shoulder top to draw the eye right away from your insecurities? You see, the peek-a-boo trend is plus-size heaven!
Now where were we? Oh yes – legs and feet. Well, you have to have a pair of pee-a-boo leggings – they’re this season’s essential leg-wear! And peek-a-boo is big in the shoe department too! From boots to sandals, flashing a little foot is the perfect way for a nervous plus-size lady to dip her toes into the peek-a-boo trend.
So all in all, peek-a-boo is the plus-points trend for plus-size ladies! Go out and wear it today!
Good news ladies! Simply Be are up for 5 fashion gongs! Yep, we’ve been short-listed for 5 Comfort Prima High Street Fashion Awards! And you can help us secure the win – by voting online!
Help us win – make your vote!
As with all the most-coveted awards, you get to choose the winners. So we’d like to ask you to vote for us. As a customer, a blog follower and a plus-size fashionista, you’re totally qualified to choose a winner – so take 5 minutes and complete the Comfort Prima High Street Fashion Awards voting form! Votes must be in by 31st May 2010 – and remember, we’re up for 5 awards, so tick Simply Be or Simply Yours whenever you see us!
WIN £500 to spend on the high street!
Oh… didn’t we say? You could win £500 to spend on the high street, just by voting! Yep, just go right through to the end of the voting form, enter your details and wait… you could be the lucky winner!
So what are you waiting for? Vote for Simply Be in the Comfort Prima High Street Fashion Awards now!
Lingerie, it’s a tricky one – especially if you’re plus-sized! Finding the right fit has to be your top priority… but that doesn’t mean you can’t have gorgeous, feminine designs too. You know, bubble-gum pink… hot fushia… dainty black… and so much more!
If you’ve got a curvy, plus-size figure, you’ve probably already encountered all the ‘quirks’ of shopping on the high street. That moment when you see something you absolutely love… then seconds later discover it’s not in your size. The troublesome fittings, the lack of support, the restrictive designs. Well, we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way.
So, over the coming weeks, maybe even months if you’re lucky, we’re going to show you all the gorgeous plus-size lingerie you could be wearing. And the best bit? Sizes go from 30-50, cups A-JJ – and we do support like the size experts we are!
Want a sneaky peak before we get started? Head on over the the Simply Be website!