What is a Girl to wear?

In less than a week it is the Inaugural StyleXL Awards in Birmingham. Arranged by the wonderful Leah Shafik, the awards were arranged to celebrate plus size achievements in the UK.

Now, unlike other awards, this ceremony isn’t being held in an expensive venue, with tickets costing a small fortune. In fact, nominees don’t even have to pay for their tickets, and the general public could purchase one for just £20. A bargain at half the price!

I was blow away to be nominated for two awards, Most Inspiring Blogger and Best Newcomer. I am against some exceedingly fierce competition, so again have no belief in being the winner, however all of the nominees in every award are already winners in my eyes.

Of course when you are attending an event like this, the first thing that comes into your head (apart from getting to see all my plus size babes) is What the hell do I wear?!?!

So, I jumped online and started trawling through what I should wear. Leah had said it wasn’t a posh gown kind of affair, more a cocktail/party type of dress. Off I went looking.

Why is it when you have an event and money to spend, you just can’t find the exact thing that you want?  But when I am skint, there are thousands of things I covet!

I ended up with several different choices from all my favourite companies, before deciding on the one to order.

Simply Be, Yours,  Boohoo, Asos and Joanna Hope at Fashionworld all feature. I just hope I have made the right decision.

Asos Curve

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Lovedrobe Luxe Dressn £95

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Coast Metallic Dress – SALE from £169 to £84.50

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Coast Reeve Dress SALE £129 down to £38.50

Yours Clothing 

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Wolf and Whistle Skater Dress £60.00

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Scarlett and Jo Wrap Dress SALE £65.00 down to £32.50

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Chiffon Maxi Dress £36.00

Joanna Hope at Fashionworld 

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Beaded Shift Dress SALE down from £120 to £36.00

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Jewel Trim Dress  £70.00

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Sequin Maxi Dress £85.00

Boohoo Curve

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Lisa Crochet Dress £35.00

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Elsa Peplum Dress £22.00

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Eve Skater Dress £35.00

Simply Be

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Coast Raquel Dress £160.00

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AX Paris Floral Scuba Dress £45.00

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Plunge Wrap Maxi SALE £25.00 down to £22.50

Of course you will have to wait to see the end result on the night, after all a girl can’t give away all her secrets, can she?

What do you think I should have chosen? The only clue is that it is a whole lot out of my comfort zone.
Till next time

Tx

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  • My first thought when I saw the Scarlett and Jo wrap dress was that it is so you! It’s so beautiful but then I scrolled on and saw even more that I think suit you well. If you say it is out of your comfort zone then I’m not at all sure what you have picked. Can’t wait to see though!

    • I really did go for something different, but am so glad I did! I do love that wrap dress though….. xx

  • Melanie Williams

    Great piccys, great article and congrats on your nominations. Good luck hun 🙂 x

  • All the dresses are beautiful, I have no idea how you managed to pick just one but I’m sure you’ll look fab! x

    • I only managed to pick one as I couldn’t afford all of them, Sad Times 🙁

  • Always Carry On.

    That Coast metallic dress is gorgeous!! x

  • They are all gorgeous, if it is out of your comfort zone then I dont think it will be the Scarlett &Jo dress as that is similar to your usual style. I have no idea which you chose, now can not wait to see which one you wear. Good luck x

    • Nope… Not the Scarlett and Jo. All will be revealed soon! xx

  • oh i bet you look amazing in them all i suitably prefer the first one x

  • These dresses are all really cute, but the second one is hands down my favorite.

    • It is so cute, and I could see me wearing it. It might fall into my checkout basket at some point.,.,,.

  • Jodie Whitham

    These are some stunning dresses. I love the very first one most. Looking at previous posts though, I can imagine you in the third or fifth x

    • They are right up my street Jodie, but I went for something so different x

  • My favourite has to be the Boohoo lace curve dress, I can see you rocking it with your beautiful figure xxx

  • Melanie Edjourian

    You have some lovely choices there I’m not sure which you decided on even with the hint but I do love the chiffon maxi dress it’s so pretty x

  • They’re all very pretty but I love the Scarlet and Jo wrap dress so much, such a good price too x

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Im really not a fan of the off the shoulder look, im not comfortable wearing it myself but those dresses are all stunning x

    • I know what you mean, but there is just so much of it out there at the moment x

  • So many lovely dresses on here, I’d be stuck on what to choose. I love the ASOS one!

  • So much choice here! I really love the Boohoo Eve Skater Dress and its a great price too!

    • I think that one needs to get into my basket soon! xx

  • You look lovely. I love the gold striped dress. That is divine! Lovely selection here. xx

    • Thank you Anna. I loved them all to be honest! xx

  • Oh, all of these are lovely. For myself, I would go for one of the high-low hemlines like the Boohoo one.

    C x
    CurvyGirlThin.com

    • Isn’t that just divine! I want them all, no surprise with that though lol xxx

  • Angela Milnes

    What a great selection of dress! They are all looks beautiful, My favorite is the Eve skater Dress

    • I really love that too, and I think it will be my next purchase! x

  • Hayley

    Good luck at the awards ceremony! You always look great, no matter what you wear!

  • Absolutely stunning choices! Can’t wait to see what dress made the cut. xx

  • Emily Leary, A Mummy Too

    If it was for me, I’d probably go with the Scarlett and Jo Wrap Dress, but I honestly think you’d look fab in any of them.

    • Thank you so much Emily! All will be revealed soon xx

  • Healthy & Psyched

    Congratulations 🙂 I love so many of those dresses. I can totally relate to the panic over what to wear! You don’t want to feel over or under dressed. When I went to an awards event had my eye set on a white dress from H&M and I dragged my poor boyfriend all round London on the day of the event to find it in my size.

    • Thank you so much! I was lucky that I got mine online and delivered home, or I would have had a bit of a meltdown xx

  • I can’t wait to see what you are wearing, all of those dresses are stunning! The first two are probably my favourites but I think you’ll look fab in any of them! xo

  • you will rock whatever you choose to wear, i love the first two very much, hope you choose one of them!

  • Ashton Gibbs

    I can’t wait to see which one you picked! You always find the most amazing dresses to share. The beaded shift dress is to die for! xx

    • Thank you Ashton, I hope you like what I picked! xx

  • So many gorgeous dresses here. I love the top Asos Curve one!