Embrace Your Curves – Style by Daryl Downing

This year I’m loving the fact that girls are starting to embrace their curves. Being healthy is great, but that doesn’t mean everyone is skinny.

Having worked for a while as a personal stylist, I’m very aware that we come in all different shapes and sizes. We’re all capable of looking fantastic, but fashion, in particular the high street has not always allowed that. It’s all about finding clothes that show off the bits you love and hide the bits you don’t.

This season the British high street has provided options for all: petite, tall and curvy, but I’m particularly loving the range of plus size options available.

These are some of my best:


Asos Curve

UP to date trends online for sizes 18-30.

This season I have loved their floral dresses and printed trousers. Become a VIP for just £9.95 and receive free next day delivery and free returns for a year!


Violeta by Mango

Launching in 2014 both online and in-store this collection provides a collection of 400 items for women size 12-24. I’m not sure that I would call a size 12 or even 14 plus size, but this collection is all about providing flattering, feminine clothing to suit different body shapes. On trend and well worth a look!



Recent winners at the ITV High Street Fashion Awards for Best Curvy Collection. They stock sizes 12-32 and take great care to provide options for all shapes, whether it be a larger bust or extra curvy hips. I’m loving their new collections , particularly 70’s and tribal prints.

Evans( as seen in top image)

Both online and in-store, they provide clothing in sizes 14-32.

For the next month they are running a brilliant recycling jeans campaign. Have a look at details on their website.


Anna Scholz

For something a little more special have a look at Anna Scholz both online and at her shop located in Portobello Green. Anna was a plus size model herself and her designs show a real love and understanding of the female form.

According to Anna, the luxury high end designs follow the latest trends and styles to create fashionable clothes for curvy women to look and feel incredible in. With glamorous and sexy plus size dresses and stylish designer trousers, jeans and jumpsuits to choose from, you will never have looked so good!

There you go, no excuse not to have fun and look great!