As you may know, I shop the majority of my stuff online. I actually love shopping in store, feeling the materials, trying everything on, walking out with a bag full of stuff,… But plussize options in store are so limited that I find myself going online to look for the things I want.
I ordered a bunch of stuff for Black Friday, and was about to decide what to send back when I thought to myself that it might be fun to show you guys what I ordered! Take a look at my haul here, and help me decide what I should keep or return!
Plussize online shopping haul – Missguided, Boohoo, Asos
First up, this “lace” skirt from Missguided. Saw it on the model and thought it looked sooo pretty… You guys know I’m a sucker for lace (even when it’s crochet faux-lace like on this skirt, hah!).
I ordered it a size up from what I would normally wear, because I know that I would not wear that type of skirt very highwaisted, so I wanted it to feel comfy around the hips. So it hits me lower than it does on the model’s body, which I don’t mind. When I first tried it on I wasn’t sure, but the more I try it (anyone else try on their clothes like 12 times before deciding?) the more I liked it and even nog when I see it in the picture I think it looks pretty cute. Can see me wearing this with an oversized black sweater or something, to tone down the sexiness a bit… I think this one might be a keeper! Apologies for my face in this one guys.
Next, a couple of pieces from Boohoo. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Boohoo; sometimes their stuff is exactly as I imagined, other times it turns out completely different.
I knew this red jumpsuit would be a bit of a gamble, because I’m a giant and that tends to cause issues in the crotch area. It’s quite a stretchy material, with a bit of structure to it, and I got it in the biggest size in hopes the extra size would provide a little bit of extra length as well… But nope. As you can see the top party is too short, which explains why there are so many lines. Very cameltoe-y. Too bad, cause the colour really is gorgeous and it’s supercomfi! If you’re a non-giant, feel free to give this one a go.
Boohoo – part 1! I’ve been drawn to pink clothing lately, so when I saw this metallic pink shift dress I couldn’t resist.
I was thinking it might be supercute and fun as a summer dress, with a flat sandal. My sister thought it could be cute in winter too, with black tights and ankle boots. Trying it on, I’m not sure… I looks like a pyama. It feels like a pyama too. It is boxy and shapeless and yet… I have to admit it makes me kinda happy to put it on. It’s so pink and shiny and happy and even though rationally, I know I should send it back, my heart kind of doesn’t want to. what do you think?
More Boohoo with this red off the shoulder dress!
The fabric is stretchy but structured and the dress has a bit of a high-low detail. I’m a sucker for off-the-shoulder looks so I had to give this one a try. Love how it fits, and definitely glamourous enough to wear to a date or a holiday party without feeling overdressed. And I can also wear it all year round, because I’m sure this would look lovely if I have to attend a summer wedding, for instance. I think I’m definitely keeping this one!
Alright, moving on to one of my alltime favorite online shopping destinations: Asos. First up, this sparkly nude-ish romantic dress.
I knew this dress was a bit of a risk because of the waistline, but it looked so pretty and romantic and magical that I wanted to try it anyway.
Sorry guys, the face really was a no-go in this picture. Trust me :p. It looks kind of alright in the photo, but I don’t like the dress in real life. Because I’m tall, the waistline hits me a bit higher, almost like an empire dress… Which means that from the side, I look pregnant. And not in a cute foodbaby kind of way, but in a “7 months pregnant” kind of way. Really disappointed, because the tule and the embellishment are sooo pretty… But if you’re not 100% satisfied with your clothes I don’t think you should keep them.
It’s currently on sale and I would advice sizing down for this dress, 1 size smaller than you would usually wear… Find it here.
This was a no-brainer. I knew when I ordered it it would fit right, hug me at the waist, hit me right above the knee,… this dress was going to be a winner, I could feel it. I was so happy that when I tried it on, it was exactly like I imagined it! Can not wait to wear this beauty once it gets a bit warmer again.
And while we’re discussing red dresses (I didn’t realize I had ordered so much red stuff until just now!), I also got this one from club L (sold at Asos).
I was looking for a dress to wear to holiday parties that was comfi but at the same time made a statement and would make me feel fabulous. I thought this one might be a good contender! The only thing I was worried about, was that the fabric would be a bit too flimsy and no amount of shapewear in the world could make it look good, but those fears were completely unnecessary because TADAA. I’m wearing horrible underpants underneath and no shapewear and there is hardly anything there. Magic. I love everything about it, from the plunging neckline to the kneelength and the colour.
The best part, ofcourse, is that it has a cape. A FRIGGIN CAPE. I think I want all my clothes to have capes from now on. I’ll be spending Christmas dressed as a superhero, thanks. Cape demonstration:
And last but definitely not least, these pink pyama’s with unicornprint.
I don’t sleep in PJ’s, but I think they’re great for lounging and relaxing. I love quirky ones, and Asos has so many awesome pyama options with great and funny prints! I already had a pink one with dinosaurs on it wearing partyhats (yes it’s as awesome as it sounds) so when I saw this one I just had to have it. It fits like a dream and it makes me so happy everytime I see it and/or put it on… I’ve already worn it so much I’m regretting not getting a second one.
So there you have it! Which ones did you like? What do you think I should definitely keep? Would you guys like to see more of my online shopping adventures in the future? Let me know babes!