I’m fairly boring when it comes to bras and pants- cheap and cheerful is usually the most I can be bothered with, especially if it has Hello Kitty on it (unless it’s a sports bra, in which case I am willing to invest).
But Marks and Spencers have brought out dark green silk underwear, which I always look for and never find-
I’m pretty sure the tag said something about it being machine washable, too, and it’s also available in a lighter leafier green, which sadly looks quite revolting on screen. All the relevant details can be found here.
These are the things that have been close to the top of my floordrobe recently:
I have four of these skirts from Get Cutie in various obnoxious prints, though not the one above (yet). I thought about getting annoyed about having wide hips and being a heavy pear shape, then decided it was way too much effort, had a cup of tea and bought a nice flattering skirt instead.
We Love Colours. 50 colours of fishnets, plus tights, laces, and so forth. Every few months I buy a tangle of them (dark green and dark brown have been the most flattering so far, though there are also burnt orange and yellow pairs at home waiting for the right outfit). Also, stripy tights and plus sized fishnets. The quality seems OK, though I might not be the best person to comment since I’m perfectly happy to layer two or three pairs of ripped fishnets, especially when it starts to get cold.
Fun socks, for when your fishnets are on their way to the big bedroom floor in the sky. These are less good for the plus sized or muscular- I can generally just get into them, but find my thick calves distort some of the designs, and though the curvy knee sock section has improved dramatically, it’s still small enough that I’d rather force myself into regular sizes, just for socks like
(Oh, and just to clarify the title: I’m 30, and the clothes above have only gotten me frequent compliments, so I’d say I was doing something right).
TheseleggingsAU$75 from Black Milk (beware the customs fee), to be worn with
This dress, £65 from ASOS (again). Having blown my shopping budget, I would be forced to raid my existing wardrobe for the heavy black boots and shrug that I think would look best with these. but I would be convinced I looked fabulous and have warm hands.
This may attract howls of derision from a significant chunk of the internet, but there’s a market for plus-sized sports wear. Black Milk are tiptoeing into it with swimming costumes like the above (available up for a size L, which fits my size 16 self pretty well) and others, including one with a dinosaur skull on it in sizes up to XL with an option for longer torsos, as well. Having to order from Australia to the UK and risk customs charges is pretty annoying, but if you’re sick of the usual high street offerings and want something to make you smile while swimming lengths, you could do a lot worse.