Sometimes I joke that I was born in the wrong year. I love the ‘70s. When I When I saw this dress I thought immediately that’s so ’70s and I love it! The print, the colors, the fit. It has my name written all over it.
By now you know my love for the ‘70s style fashion. It’s not the hippie style I love, but the bold colors, the daring prints and the combination of preppy and casual. Plus, I just love big hair! So when I saw this dress I absolutely loved it but it’s always the question, does it fit? As this is from the regular collection. No other choice but to just try and it did fit, happy me. Another example of shop your shape, not your size.
The dress is from the regular collection of H&M and fitted me well. It’s always a surprise how the fit is of that brand, but often it does fit me. I just try it and here’s the result. This is a size XL and normally I wear a UK size 20-22. Before I try it I always check the material, does it stretch and how the fabric flows. When it’s a softe, supply, stretch fabric it does fit a larger range than just that number in the neckline. Also the shape is important to check when shopping. My top side is smaller compared to the hips, so this dress with an A-line fits me well as I need a bigger size at the hips.
Underneath the dress I’m wearing cotton short leggings as I don’t have a thigh gap! This wears so comfortable, plus there are no issues when picking something up from the floor. You get my drift. When it gets colder I will pair the dress with dense tights, a 60 denier dark brown pair. The boots have been mine for many years, and I still love them. These are baggy boots but with my calves they just fit me. Again, shop your shape, who cares about the fashion rules!