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18/02/2013

So Fabulous Biker Chic!


MI've been lusting after a biker jacket for a while now, seeing other bloggers taking on the look and more designs popping into the high street stores I have a craving to get my mits on one.  What was stopping me?  Well, I was worried I'd look like a trucker.  A fat trucker.
As soon as I tried one on I had flashing images of Chubby Jo chowing down on his sloppy joes whilst he turns the radio... Cue me tearing off the jacket and exiting the changing room, sheepishly handing back the jacket to the girl at the door.
I've just always had they stereotype in my head that leather jackets are for truckers and rockers, only thinner girls could pull them off and if I tried I'd be towed to the nearest greasy spoon to share a tray of chips with Jo.
After seeing a few other curvier girls take on the jacket and look stunning (mainly Rosie on A Rose Like ThisI decided to take the plunge and order one online.  If I had bought one from a shop I would have chickened out and not bought it, by ordering it home it gave me time to adjust to it and sporadically try it on in front of the mirror and away from prying eyes.
After looking around, I settled on this little number from one of my favourite brands - So Fabulous.

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So Fabulous PU Biker Jacket - £59

It was simple, which appealed to my sense of style, and came in the plus size range.  I sized up, as I have J cups (yes ladies, FEEL for me!) and needed that extra room for occasions when I wanted to do the jacket up.  I teamed it with my New Look swallow day dress and some black Tesco leggings (thank you Rachel on the tip off!), and my sparkly pink long scarf, also from Tesco.
The jacket has such a great fit, it's long enough in the body and gives enough across the chest so if, like me, you are breastically blessed it gives a little more room.  It's also extremely warm! AND SMELLS AMAZING!

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Apologies for the face, it's been a loooong day and I was super tired.
I've had this for a couple of weeks now and, despite a few occasions, I feel pretty confident in it.  The turning point came for when another girl came up to me in a supermarket and asked me where I had bought it from because she wanted one!  This may seem really shallow, but when you're doubting your purchases and look this kind of comment reinforced that I had made the right choice (and I didn't look like a hairy biker!).
I've included the link to the jacket above if you fancy a gander.  I'd really recommend checking out So Fabulous, the range is beautiful and genuinely think it's not marketed enough considering it offers a lot more choice and modern trends for plus size than it's high street competitors.
What do you think?

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