Why I believe Yours Clothing are best for plus size fashion…
If you have shopped with Yours Clothing you will already know why, for everyone else this is well worth a read.
I haven’t always been plus size. Back in the day I was just like every other teenager and wanted to be like the pop stars and celebrities I saw in magazines, which resulted in the eating disorders Bulimia and Anorexia. I battled it for years before I finally decided enough was enough, I wasn’t happy.
I finally decided ‘why be like everyone else? Why not just be yourself? Why try and please others? You are fabulous the way you are.’ Over the years I have put weight on but do you know what? I’ve never been happier. Because I am on TV and in the media a lot I often see tweets aimed at my size or how I look and I simply no longer care!
Having put weight on, I’m now shopping for a size 20 and I have found that not enough clothing stores cater for us curvy women. Those that do tend to think we only want black, shapeless cover-ups, which couldn’t be further from the truth.Yes I’m larger than most, but I want something fun, something colourful, something that will reflect my funny, sarcastic personality! I also find that retailers mass produce one design in a size 6 to 26, but what looks good on the average woman may not look good on a curvy woman and vice versa. I did manage to find a few plus size clothing stores but I wasn’t impressed with their prices or styles.
One day I was out shopping at Intu Metrocentre when I come across ‘Yours Clothing’ and I thought I would pop in and see if they did plus size clothing because the dress they had in the window was gorgeous. To my delight it was all plus size clothing! I don’t think I have ever taken so many items into a changing room. There was no struggle trying to choose between two black plain tops, there was so much colour, so many designs, so many different styles… I was in my element!
One thing I always struggle to find in a top is length, I have a mummy tummy and I like long line tops to hide this, there was so much for me to choose from and I remember looking in the mirror and thinking for the first time in goodness knows how long ‘I look good in this’.
Like many women my size, I also have wide feet – EEE size to be precise! This was a nightmare for me, as I was never been able to buy nice looking shoes and it had been years since I wore a pair of heels – I simply couldn’t find any to fit me! Then I spotted Yours Clothing shoe range, which was all EEE! I found the most gorgeous pair of heeled ankle boots which I wear all the time now.
I couldn’t believe how good the prices were too. With offers and deals on their PJ’s and shoes as well as great value clothing it is affordable for everyone. Over the years I have noticed how good their sales are too, they currently have an up to 70% sale on. I think I spent about £200 that day and left the shop with a whole new wardrobe.
Now I finally have a favourite clothing store which caters especially for us gorgeous curvy women, helping us to dress our curves and make the most of them rather than hide them. I have never been happier, I am so much more confident and it’s all down to the right clothing and shoes from Yours Clothing.
I’m giving you the chance to WIN £100 voucher to spend at Yours Clothing! All you have to do is “like” my new Facebook page Ashleigh Plus Size, and comment “Yours Clothing” on my live video here. Good luck!
Remember, don’t try and look like the next big celebrity, be you, be yourself, be unique and flaunt those curves – You’re gorgeous.
Here just some of my favourite items over at Yours Clothing right now…