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06/11/2013

Long and Tall Of It: Simply Be Review




During our investigate research, we contacted various brands to find out about any current or new lines that were being developed for plus size tall women.  When Simply Be responded to say they already had a tall line I was pleasantly surprised! The line consists of around 20 pieces at present, offering basic work wear pieces, such as longer length trousers and suit jackets, to jeans and a few dresses.
Simply Be kindly offered to send us a piece from the line to review as part of our project and I chose the leopard print t-shirt dress.  Typically, I've been unable to wear any kind of t-shirt dress for fear of it not being the right length (no one wants to see your knickers, right?) so I was intrigued to see what sort of fit this would offer when it had been designed for a taller women.



When it popped through my letterbox it instantly made me smile.  The pattern is just so vibrant and the quality of the fabric and fit is superb (as expected from Simply Be).  When I popped it on over some basic black leggings I was so pleased that the length was perfect for my 6ft frame!
The dress came past my bum and half way up my thigh, which was perfect!
I'd sized up to a 24 in order to give me some boob room, but I do think I would have been fine with my original size as it's quite generous.  To combat the extra fabric and give myself a good silhouette, I paired it with one of my skinny belts from the brand I had bought a while back.  I also wore my leather and gold statement necklace with it to channel the colours of the shirt, working with my warm skin.






In short, I loved this piece, it exceeded my expectations both in quality and fit.  It was nice to be able to put a piece on without thinking about whether I would be flashing parts of myself I do not give out freely! My only criticism is that there's not much variety from the range, it's still very basic and there's not any fashion forward pieces at present in the tall line.  I'm hoping that this is a starting point and the line will expand, as I will for one will certainly have my eye on it.



Thank you to Simply Be for the gifted shirt for review.


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