I’m super excited to announce that this summer I’m working with Curvissa on their #CurvissaSummerofYes campaign. It’s all about encouraging and inspiring YOU to have the best summer possible. Obviously, I’m over the moon to work with a brand that I love, who caters for plus size women and who have embraced using women of all sizes and shapes in their advertising. But, being a part of this campaign with Curvissa means more to me than that.
Summer is amazing, isn’t it? Everything looks brighter, the days are longer and everything blooms to look beautiful. But for too long, when the sun came out I felt like I wanted to hide. I was so insecure about my arms and legs. I hated the thought of having to wear strappy tops and even when it was boiling outside I’d wear a cardigan! The same went for when I was on holiday. I’d be the one wearing jeans because I was too scared to wear shorts. Or you’d find me in a black dress because I didn’t want to draw attention to myself. I feel like I wasted so much time worrying about what I looked like and feeling rubbish in my clothes, that I can’t actually remember having a great summer!
But a few years ago, after starting my blog and seeing other plus size women looking and feeling confident. I started to realise I could feel like that too! It took some time, but now I’m totally here for the warm weather. I actually want to wear bright colours and bold prints. I want short sleeved pieces and not to feel like I’m overheating! It all comes down to not caring about other peoples opinions and having the confidence to say YES. Yes to wearing what makes you feel your best.
That’s why now… being a part of the #CurvissaSummerofYes campaign is such a huge deal for me. I’ve curated my own Holiday capsule collection which is available exclusively from Curvissa. It’s a selection of clothing that I love, that I’ll be wearing this summer and not only ticks the comfortable box but all the on-trend box! You can mix and match it to create a whole wardrobe full of summer outfits so you’ll get value for money as well as feeling fabulous!
First up as part of the collection is swimwear – my first choice when it comes to swimwear is an all in one costume. Not wearing a bikini doesn’t mean I’m not confident, it just means a one piece is what makes me feel comfortable. This polka dot swimming costume is comfortable, fits great but will last years! Polka dots are never out of fashion. It’s subtle but with a bit of sass! Wearing a cool coverup can help protect from the sun but can give you that bit of added confidence if you need it. PLUS, the coverup can be worn over other pieces from my edit.
Secondly, another summer must-have is the perfect daywear outfit. Whether you’re walking on a beach, taking a city stroll or at the park with the kids. I wanted my day time collection to be super relaxed but something you feel great in. This gorgeous plus size jumpsuit covers all occasions. The quality and fit are brilliant, so it’ll last holiday after holiday. Plus, you get to beat the chub rub too! Oh and as a little tip. Wear this jumpsuit in autumn and winter too with a jumper over the top or t-shirt underneath. It’s perfect for layering, so you really get your money’s worth with this one!
Lastly, we all need an evening wear outfit. From summer date nights to wedding receptions. I chose this beautiful tropical print dress that would work on anyone. It ties up at the sides to give you shape and is a real eye catcher of a dress. Wear it with heels or white trainers in the day (I know I’m talking about evening wear, but you can wear it in the day too – this is the aim of my capsule edit!)
There are more looks and ideas to come so make sure you’re following my Instagram and all Curvissa to see what we’ve included in our collections. Along with my other #CurvissaSummerofYes babes Laura Ferry and Rachael Sealy we want to share the message of body positivity this summer. Take a deep breath and join us on our #CurvissaSummerofYes campaign!
Oh and to kick start your Summer of ‘Yes’, Curvissa have launched a fab competition. Head over to their Instagram where you can win 3 x £250 Virgin Experience Days Voucher + £100 to spend on their website. Go Go Go!
*This blog post is in partnership with Curvissa as part of my summer collaboration with them.