Marvellous Midge [Unique Vintage]

There are some things that just feel extra special when done in autumn; drinking hot chocolate, going for a brisk walk in nature, digging out your favourite cosy cardigans and blankets, and wearing certain colours. Sure, jewel tones look great all year round, but burgundy, in autumn, when the leaves on the ground act as a gradient of colour building in pigment towards the same maroon you’re wearing–well, that’s a fall delight.

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Starry Eyed [Unique Vintage]

The vintage-lovers community has a lot of overlap with several other aesthetic communities, one of the most popular of which–or so it seems to me–is the ~*witchy*~ community. That’s never been a vibe that’s interested me, but I’ll tell you what, today’s gown can veer witchy-cute as well as full Hollywood glam and I’m totally here for it.

Fit size review by plus size pinup Miss Amy May of the Black & Stars Farrah Maxi dress gifted by Unique Vintage

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Crisp in Autumn [Marie Zélie]

A white dress is one of the most chic items you can have in your closet. Worn in summer with a red lip, cat’s eye sunglasses and even a simple bun it looks effortless and put together, yet in winter you can reach for additional white layers, glittering jewels or faux fur to pump up the glamour to stunning effect. And now, in autumn? Why now would be the perfect time to reflect the rich browns and almost-metallic golds of the season. Don’t mind if I do!

fit size review by plus size pinup Miss Amy May of the White Melania dress gifted by Marie Zélie

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Sheer Little Dots [Dolly & Dotty]

There’s always something special about a little black dress, but I think this time of year especially they come into their own. The fact that a LBD can be elevated with the fun of using different fabrics and textures makes them even more wonderful, so I’m a big fan of a black dress that utilizes lace, velvet, even sheer elements. This Elizabeth dress by Dolly & Dotty, therefore, is just what I’m looking for to feel glamorous and moody as the evenings darken and the temperature cools.

fit and size review by plus size pinup Miss Amy May of the Elizabeth black dress gifted by Dolly & Dotty

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Wrapped in Style [Marie Zelie]

I love it when brands have a focus and a vision, thus it was a delight to be introduced to Marie Zélie. Their motto is ‘femininity wrapped in quality,’ and that ethos is reflected in every aspect of their line; they produce classic, feminine designs that can be worn season after season, shunning the wear-and-ditch trends of fast fashion, and their items are made to a high quality from natural fibres so that their pieces will last years while being kind to your skin. In the vintage loving community those qualities are praised and appreciated, obviously, so I was excited to try their Aida wrap dress. It certainly lives up to their aims!

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Warm and Chic [Xiaolizi]

One of my absolute favourite things about autumn and winter is coats! Choosing which of a dozen ways to finish off my outfit is always a joy–do I want to go the full length, faux fur trimmed route, or cropped, faux leather biker style? Maybe it’s more of a leopard print trench coat day? Weighing up the weather conditions against the look and feel I want my outfit to have is genuinely fun for me–possibly because I own several fabulous coats, I’ll admit. The only kind missing from my collection is a classic wool hooded coat. All my other warm woollen coats don’t have hoods, which means they are delightfully useful right up until there’s any precipitation, which famously there often is in the colder months here in England. But all that changes now, thanks to this timeless but also undoubtedly practical coat by Xiaolizi.

Review of the wool Timeless Swing coat #1117 gifted by Shop Xiaolizi by plus size pinup Miss Amy May

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Keen in Green [Hearts and Roses London]

One of my first ever vintage-style dresses–my second, to be precise–was a Hearts and Roses dress. In fact, I wore it to my brother’s wedding, back when I was a baby pinup who didn’t know much yet about what her vintage style would be, what suited her best, what she loved most of all. All I knew was that I loved that dress, with it’s contrast red and white detailing, and it’s full skirt. This Hearts and Roses dress today is very different, but one thing remains the same; boy do I love it.

Fit and size review of the Gabriella Swing dress gifted by Hearts and Roses London by plus size pinup Miss Amy May

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