Plus Size Dresses at House of Fraser

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I was recently contacted by House of Fraser to ask if I would like to try a dress from one of their ranges.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how many Plus Size options they stock and have a good selection up to a size 30.

The dress I chose was the Scarlett & Jo Plus Size Floral Fit & Flare Dress Now £25.00 Was £40.00. I'd previously tried this dress on when I went on the shopping trip to Birmingham last month and regretted not buying it.

The fabric is a decent weight jersey but it isn't overly thick and perfect for this time of year when the weather can't make it's mind up. 

I work in an air-conditioned office and always need sleeves for when they switch the wind machines on. 

The only thing I don't love is the keyhole design on the neck. I feel like it could be a bit smaller. When I look down I can see my bra and it made me a bit concious when I was at work. 

I was assured it was only because I was looking down, just worth mentioning. I don't feel like I need to wear a cami top under it but for me I'd prefer it to be a little bit smaller. 

I was also a little wary of the shoulder pads but I really like the shape they give to the dress and don't think they added any more bulk that I already have on my shoulders. I don't think they'd be too difficult to remove if you didn't like them. 

This was an accidental shot. I stick my camera on self timer and run to the place I want to stand and it fires off 10 shots then I pic about 3 or 4 pictures to use in my blog. 

I think i demonstrates the shape of the dress really well. It was a fairly windy day and the fabric felt heavy enough that it wouldn't blow up round my ears. 

I love the colour, fabric (It won't need ironing) the print and the length. I'm 5'5 and it sits just on my knee which for work is perfect.

The dress was sent to me for review purposes but all opinions are my own.

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  1. I wish they did something similar for menswear regarding sizes... as someone who is considered conventionally shorter, I sometimes find it hard to find clothes that suit my size so hopefully the alternative range will soon expand to include "mens petite" options too! :D


  2. Patricia Moral Solés29 April 2015 at 07:56

    You look great, I remember when you tried this on, I told you I really like it xx

  3. andrubymakesfour29 April 2015 at 12:12

    Any dress that doesn't need ironing is a great addition to any wardrobe - definately makes packing for holidays that little bit easier :)

  4. Michaela Gingell29 April 2015 at 12:15

    This is so so nice. I really need to get some more scarlett and jo in my wardrobe xx

  5. I like it. I think it suits you and brings out the blue in your eyes. You're right about the shoulderpads too - I'm wary of them, but this looks great and not too 'Dynasty' :)
    The 'accidental' shot is ace, it does really show how the fabric moves :)

  6. That accidental shot is perfect! And that dress looks great on you xx

  7. Thank you. I tried on another of their dresses today in Evans which was £20 in the sale. Very tempted but then I went to TK Maxx and bought a new handbag x

  8. Thank you. It's really comfortable as well. It was lovely to see you again yesterday xxx

  9. I've got my eye on a few more of their dresses. I almost bought one today but ended up with a new handbag. I might have to have another trip tomorrow x

  10. Thanks Leah, it's a really nice dress. Think I will get many wears out of it x

  11. Hi Oliver, thanks for your comment. I don't know if you've see anything about the #WeAreTheThey on twitter but I noticed me joining in with that saying similar. You should pitch it to retailers / PRs. They have some Plus Size Mens (high and mighty / Jacamo) there must be a market for mens petite :)

  12. Thanks Patty. I still have the same concerns about the key hole but my friend tried it on today and she said the same as me. I couldn't see down it when she was wearing it which has give me a bit of a boost. I really is a lovely dress xxx

  13. This dress looks amazing on you Steph. :) you look gorgeous. :)

  14. TheBrickCastle3 May 2015 at 21:10

    And you, it really was :) xx

  15. Thanks Mookie, I really like it xx


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