Blazer – Next via eBay
T-shirt – Dorothy Perkins
Skirt – made by Kirsty
Brooch – a shop in the Lanes, Brighton
Tights – we love colors
Shoes – Evans
One of the biggest bugbears I have about plus size clothing is the distinct lack of natural fabric. Something made of 100% cotton, silk, wool or linen is rarer than rocking horse poo! Sometimes you may get an item which is a percentage of these fabrics but mostly we have to make do with static filled polyester or viscous. So when I come across a natural fabric item I jump at purchasing it. Joe Browns is good at making their clothes with cotton or linen (although sometimes only a percentage of it) but you pay the price for a natural fabric. I did a bit of research over the weekend in straight size stores and found a large percentage stocked affordable natural fabric items. Its annoying that us fatties are not deemed worthy.
The main parts of this outfit are made from natural fabrics. When I asked Kirsty if she would make me a skirt, I requested a cotton fabric – this skirt (which I have named my ladybird skirt) is made of 100% cotton – in fact both of the skirts Kirsty has made for me are made of cotton. No electrocuting myself in these skirts! The t-shirt is also 100% cotton and was bought for super cheap in a Dorothy Perkins sale sometime last year. The blazer is linen and was some silly price on eBay (I think £3 or £4!). I did swap this with Gina but have recently swapped it back and haven’t stopped wearing it since. It was nice to feel these items against my skin today. My hair didn’t stand on end and I didn’t crackle when I changed out of them. It was a good feeling.
My next mission is to find a silk shirt or dress and a woollen scarf – although I will probably just knit myself one.
How about you – do you crave for natural fabrics or don’t really care? Do you know a good place to find silk items in a size 26 that don’t cost a month’s rent?