Sweet Suit, Faux Suit [Miss Candyfloss]

One of the things I find myself most coveting about mid-century fashion when I watch content set in that era is the fabulous skirt suit sets. These days if you want to wear a skirt suit you have to find a pencil skirt and matching blazer on the high street, and, let’s face it, the up-down way modern clothing is cut just doesn’t compete with the curves and silhouettes that mid-century designs celebrated. And the idea that you might want a flared skirt as part of your suit set? Forget it, not happening. Well, unless you shop with Miss Candyfloss, who not only create killer jackets and skirts most seasons to fulfill this most ardently loved of style designs, but have also cleverly created several dresses this season that are design to look like suit sets. Check out this beauty!

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Liolia-Bo dress gifted by Miss Candyfloss for a fit and sizing review

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Tamrika Love [Miss Candyfloss]

Certain colours get largely overlooked in the vintage style world, one of which I would say is khaki. It wouldn’t typically be a colour I would pine for, so close to me is its association to the multi-purpose trousers that were trendy when I was 11, but Miss Candyfloss can make any colour work, and goddamnit if they haven’t produced a stunning dress in the Tamrika-Sand!

Plus size pinup Miss Amy May models the Tamrika-Sand dress gifted by Miss Candyfloss for a fit and size review

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Teal Petals [Miss Candyfloss]

There are certain design features that were utilized in mid-century clothing designs that just don’t get the appropriate level of use and adoration today as they should. One such feature is the petal neckline, but my goodness have Miss Candyfloss done it beautiful justice with this teal stunner.

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A Jaunt to Brooklyn [Hell Bunny]

I’ll be the first to admit I have a lot of coats. Enough to cover all the bases–rainy weather, only slightly chilly, full on freezing, somewhat casual, full on glamour. I thought I had pretty much everything I needed, especially since I have two coats that feature faux fur. But it occurred to me that I don’t have a more ‘casual’ coat (but my standards) that also has faux fur. Because, as it turns out, that totally exists, and it’s awesome!

Plus size Pinup Miss Amy May models the Brooklyn Coat gifted by Hell Bunny in her fit and size review

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Freya and Rachel [Belbeina Lee]

I am obsessed with Belbeina Lee. Everything she makes is stunning, whether it’s an original design or a piece inspired by a true vintage item; they both generate the same effect, which is me falling in love and adding yet another fabulous hat to my wishlist. Since it’s been a crappy year I recently decided to treat myself to two brand spanking new Belbeina Lee pieces, and my goodness, they more than live up to my expectations, just as they always do.

Freya hat handmade by Belbeina Lee modelled by Miss Amy May

Rachel hat handmade by Belbeina Lee modelled by Miss Amy May

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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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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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