Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Taking Shape Review

Hey Everyone! 

Today I am bringing you a review of a couple of items I received from the new to the UK, plus size retailer, Taking Shape. They have been established for over 28 years',  have 130 stores in Australia/New Zealand and having now launched in the UK are becoming a plus size blogger favourite, encouraging women everywhere to "Celebrate Your Curves". 

The ranges run from a size 14 through to 26 both instore (locate your nearest one here) and online and offer clothing, accessories and footwear at reasonable prices and great quality. The clothes are not just smaller sizes made bigger but their specialist designers created the range with a curvier figure in mind making sure that the proportions and fit are perfect for us.

Now for the review! Below is the full outfit I was sent to try and I decided to style them together for convenience but the tunic would look just as great with skinny jeans and the trousers could be paired with a nice blouse for a more formal/evening look. Both pieces are in the size XXL which fitted me just fine and I would say is equivalent to a size 22-24. 

First up is the gorgeous Shady Tunic* which retails at £39.

I really like the abstract print which is a mixture of teal, purple and black and it looks more vivid in the daylight. The tunic is of a comfy light knit with flattering 3/4 length arms and has a drawstring detail to take attention away from the stomach area alongside the stepped hem which also helps.

Next are the lovely Brocade Ponti Trousers* which are on sale for £35 down from £60! . 

These are a stretchy material with an elasticated waistband for comfort and were a nice snug fit. The material is completely opaque with a velvety texture on the brocade details, meaning while they are as comfy as leggings you can absolutely wear them as slim fit trousers for work etc. 

I really liked the bits I've reviewed and I'm going to be doing another post soon of my personal favourites from the sale on at the moment, there are some great discounts to be had so definitely worth checking the site! 

What do you think of Taking Shape, have you guys bought anything? If you have done a post on your outfits please leave links below for me to read and comment back :)

Thanks for reading! Love Sally X



  1. I love the leggings! Might have to take a peek at their other items :)

    Michelle | Satchels + Pearls

    1. I love them too, wore them to work the other day and got some compliments x


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