Lacy Bluebell [Chi Chi London]

There are certain dresses I think of as goddess gowns. There isn’t a particular characteristic that qualifies it beyond being full length; sometimes they have pleated skirts, sometimes boned busts with intricate pleating or gathers; sometimes they have bishop sleeves; and sometimes they have full flowing circle skirts for ultimate sweep and swish. It’s one of those ‘I know it when I see it’ things, and to me this lacy blue maxi from Chi Chi London is a Goddess Gown contender.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Blue Lace Sleeve Maxi Bridesmaid dress gifted by Chi Chi London for a fit and size review

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Abstract Wrapping [Chi Chi London]

There are many ways the pandemic has changed my outlook on life and refreshed my sense of gratitude. One of the smaller, more insignificant ways it’s had an impact is the way in which it’s allowed me to reconnect with my natural curls and given me room to appreciate more casual ways of dressing. My love for 1950s silhouettes has not diminished even remotely, but it’s nice to allow oneself room in one’s head to have quiet, easy dress days rather than self-applying pressure that every chance to slay must be seized. Nah–now, and in future, I will cherish more casual days when I crave them, and dresses like this abstract wrap dress from Chi Chi London prove that being a little more casual does not mean being any less stylish.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Abstract Print Midi Wrap Day Dress by Chi Chi London for a fit and sizing review Continue reading

Showcasing Mona-Rose [Miss Candyfloss]

There’s something about red dresses that feels so vintage yet unmistakably modern. Maybe it’s the confidence they exude, the power. Either way, red dresses offer something special, and this Mona-Rose from Miss Candyfloss is even more exceptional than most.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Mona-Rose dress by Miss Candyfloss for a fit and sizing review

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Purple Alice [Hearts and Roses London]

I don’t wear a lot of purple but I associate it with my mum and my best friend Menna, so it’s certainly a special colour. This dress in particular, with its bruised burgundy, lush lilacs and rich aubergine, definitely gives me English country garden vibes, so I figure where better to showcase it than my very own English country garden, in the sunshine.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Alice Floral Swing dress gifted by Hearts and Roses London for a fit and size review

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Jolene, Jolene, Jolene [Hearts and Roses London]

Florals upon florals is what I’m all about right now, because my favourite part of spring is watching all the flowers take their turn. Seeing the daffodils spring up makes my drive to work much more pleasant, watching as all the blossoms begin to fuzz up the trees and hedgerows in white and soft pinks makes my heart happy, and by the time we get to bluebells season I’m fully content. We’ve got a little time before the latter is here in full force, but my god, wearing a pretty floral dress near some blossoms is one of life’s simplest joys for me these days.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Jolene Floral dress gifted by Hearts and Roses London for a fit and size review

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Candice in Climbing Vines [Collectif]

Border prints are one of my favourite parts of vintage design because they just aren’t commonly utilized in modern fashion. I used to be quite happy to wear quite novelty border prints, but novelty tempts me less so these days. A simple graphic print, though, I still find lovely, and this Danube print by Collectif is certainly lovely.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May modelling the Candice Danube floral swing dress gifted by Collectif Clothing for a fit and size review

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Dreamy Demira [Collectif]

Look, I know I must sound a bit like a broken record when I say ‘I saw this dress and just fell in love with it’ but…well, I’m an honest woman, I like dresses more than I like men, and when it comes to clothing, it turns out I believe in love at first sight, okay? And this Dreamy Floral Demira dress is the latest in a (reasonably long) line of dresses that have made my heart go pitter patter. Considering it’s spring epitomised, I doubt you can blame me.

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Collectif clothing Demira Dreamy Floral dress for a fit and size review

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Golightly, Go Roses, Go Eyelet [Unique Vintage]

Spring and summer will mean different things to different people, but something I think we could probably all agree on (at least here in the Northern hemisphere) is that it means flowers. And, if you’re a lover of all things chic, summer whites. So, what happens when you combine those two design concepts? Why, this fun Golightly dress, that’s what. 

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Golightly Red Roses and White Eyelet dress by Unique Vintage for a fit and size review

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