As promised, I will be taking you into the new year with some overdue review posts…. The lead up to Christmas just got the better of me this year!
Next up this week is a double wammy from my good friends Taking Shape, and first up I bring you the awesome Collette Dress, which is also included in the Taking Shape Sale!!!! I first spotted this whilst in store back in November, tried it and loved it, but for some reason didn’t get it, and kicked myself the minute I left the store…. Doh! What caught my attention was the little bit of vintage-ness (yes, I think I have invented a new word) the dress gives you, and as you well know, I am a sucker for a bit of vintage! So when I was given the opportunity to do a review for them, this was top of my list!
I had to go with a 24 this time, as the 22 was too snug across the old boobie-doos as there is minimal stretch in the fabric on this occasion. I can often size down in TS, but this is usually where the fabric is more forgiving.
I was also given the chance to review a piece from their recently introduced Shape Wear Range, which as a plus size gal with lumps and bumps which need a bit of manipulation at times, jumped at the chance! I went for the Underbust Smoothing Body Shaper, which unfortunately appears to be no longer available online, but there are a number of other items such as briefs and shorts, and I am sure that if the Body Shaper was a winner it will undoubtedly be back, and you may be lucky enough to find one in store somewhere!
I sized down this time in order to get a good snug fit, and this is a L. It definitely does what it says on the tin, and smoothes the lumps and bumps where necessary. The only down side for me, and it is only due to my stumpy little legs, is the shorts are quite long on me, and I wouldn’t want to wear it under anything too short as I run the risk of the shorts being visible, but I am sure if I had to they could easily be rolled up, and of course this also offers added chub rub protection as well as the shaping….. Bonus!
Bra worn here is Curvy Kate Daily Boost in a 38H…..
I am big supporter of Taking Shape as I am sure you have already guessed, and there are lots of fab items available in their sale available online and in store right now!
* These items were both gifted for review