A first for high fatshion - The Design Collective at Evans LFW Catwalk Show

On Tuesday I witnessed something ground breaking. For women around the world being able to purchase high fashion pieces in plus sizes has been a long off dream and something that I myself didn't think I would see for years to come, despite the leaps and bounds that the plus size industry has come on over the last few years.

I can honestly say that the Design Collective for Evans Catwalk show, one of the closing events of London Fashion Week has left me more hopeful, ambitious, excited, inspired and genuinely emotionally touched than any event I have attended in the past. To witness incredible designs specifically created for a plus size brand being showcased in the same environment and with as much care, devotion and professionalism as straight sized high fashion designers was a magical thing. Part of me had worried that such an undertaking would garner scepticism and maybe even humour but from what I have seen the response has been incredible, but how could it not have been with such a stunning show.

I know this all may seem a bit over the top to some of you but I have genuinely adored fashion my whole life but have also been plus size for my whole life and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would a) attend a London Fashion Week show and b) actually be able to fit into the clothing being showcased. Here are some of my favourite pieces...

The pieces showcased will go on sale in select stores and online from February 2015 and will range from £45 to £120. I personally cannot wait and will start saving straight away so I can get myself a good selection of pieces to rock during 2015!

If you'd like to watch the full catwalk show you can do so here at the Evans website.

You can also check out a full gallery and a great highlights video here at Plus Model Magazine.

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Brand Spotlight - Yours Clothing

I'll always have a big soft spot for Yours Clothing. They were one of the first plus brands that I ever found out about and I can always count on them when I need a cute outfit that won't cost the earth. I'm so pleased to be seeing that they're doing so well and opening so many new stores around the country, if there isn't one near you right now I bet there will be soon!

If you skip to the bottom of this post you'll find a sneaky discount code to get you 20% your first purchase if you're a new customer and to give you an idea of the lovely things you could bag your fab discount on I thought I'd put a few outfits together showcasing some of my favourite pieces!

If you buy anything do let me know what you chose, I'd love to hear which pieces were your favourites!

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The Sequin Dress - Your Party Time Best Friend

A picture of Nancy Whittington in the Claire Richards Emerald Green Sequin Dress
This is the dress. The dress that will see me through a thousand parties and will never go out of style because it was never really in style. If you have a sense of fun with fashion it doesn't matter what you wear, whether it's new or old, in or out, you put your twist on it and wear it with confidence and it will look amazing.

This beautiful dress is part of the latest Claire Richards collection for Fashion World and is just a dream. I loved the black version from her previous collection which had a different neckline but I just can't resist the colour of this one, beautiful mermaid teal. They call it emerald green on the website but I think it has too much of a blue tinge for that. This colour will flatter any skin tone and would surely make anyone feel like a million dollars.

The fit is true to size and the fabric is lovely and stretchy. I was a little concerned that the sequins would be a little scratchy at the edges but it's fully lined with a nice thick fabric that prevents any of that. It's a little shorter than I'd like (I'm a bit taller than Claire so it hits me just above the knee) and so I like to team it with some cropped leggings which also help prevent the dastardly chub rub which can ruin even the most determined dance floor sesh. If you're worried that leggings might make it look a little too casual don't fear - throw on some heels and a big sparkly necklace and you'll still be the bell of the ball! 

At £95 this is definitely a purchase for a special occasion, but hey it's not like you were planning on wearing a sequin dress for a few quiet drinks in the pub were you?! Seriously though, the fabric is wonderful quality and the sequins are beautiful, matte but sparkly and very secure unlike cheaper sequin items that leave a trail of shedded sparkles in your wake. 

If you're looking for a special dress that'll really get you noticed then do give this one a go, I seriously doubt you'll be disappointed and you can't help but feel like a starlet in something as sparkly as this.

Claire Richards Sequin Body Con Dress - Fashion World - £95*
Black Cropped Leggings - Yours Clothing - £8
Necklace - Primark - My Mum's!

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