In a Buffy/Angel type manner (yes I’m geeky), this is a crossover post for my two blogs: http://uniquechicgeek.wordpress.com and https://26to12.wordpress.com, since it covers weight issues and fashion.  I have noticed recently that finally, finally there are more options for larger ladies to buy nice clothes – particularly those on a budget.  A couple of years ago, it was quite difficult to find nice clothes for younger women in plus sizes without spending a fortune – I found myself limited to Evans and Simply Be, both of which seem to sell poor quality clothes at extortionate prices.  The other option was Ebaying to buy clothes from the USA, which also works out pretty expensive.  So I thought I’d celebrate this with my pick of the best plus size party dresses (it’s nearly Christmas, doncha know) under £30.

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Skater style dress from http://www.yoursclothing.co.uk – available in sizes 16-26, and priced at £18.40 (this is the sale price, usual price is £35)  I love this – the material, the flattering shape and the white detailing.

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V-neck dress from http://www.newlook.co.uk – available in size 18 – 28, and priced at £24.99.  Another flattering shape, creating a waist and skimming over the bits most larger ladies are unhappy with.  It also comes in purple and black, but the teal is my favourite as it’s a little more unusual.  I especially love the sequins on the shoulders – I’m like a magpie!

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This one from the Curve range at http://www.asos.com is a little bit of a cheat, as the full price is £45, however I love love love it so I had to share it – and its sale price is £27 for coral, or £18 in navy.  There are only a few sizes left though – it seems other people like it as much as me!

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Because I cheated with the previous one, here is another dress from http://www.asos.com – this one is priced at £30, and is available in sizes 18 – 28.  It also comes in black, but I personally like the berry colour for Christmas parties.  This one has a slightly longer length, and has the covered shoulders for those who don’t want to show quite as much flesh!

These are just a few options from my favourite plus size ranges.  I’m enjoying the fact that now I can find fashionable clothes that actually fit and don’t cost a fortune!  Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going shopping!

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